Tuesday, November 29, 2011

General Hospital's Biggest Mistake of 2011...


Was it hiring Garin Wolf as head writer after Guza walked away? That's a biggie but I'm not choosing that.  Although I don't think Wolf is up to the task of taking over or 'fixing' much of anything, it's still not the biggest blunder. We did get some Monica scenes after all, that's something.

Vanessa Marcil leaving after a year's build up to a marriage that lasted a little longer as Kim Kardashians? Naw, I blame Guza for the way he brought her back in the first place --that was a freekin' waste of time to have her in Italy forever. Can't blame VMG for walking away.

Sonny taking up with NuKate after not having anything to do with her after she got plugged at their wedding eons ago? He waited all of 45 seconds before diving back into the Bensonhurst pain on that one. We even got a New Actress to play her! Nope--it's not the biggest one, although it comes really close. 

Jax leaving the show after how long? Tempting... Robin walking away? hmmmm...Lucky going off into the sunset? Nikolas leaving Port Chuck without even saying goodbye to Alexis and his other family member? Those four are temping but no.

Recasting Kristina comes close, but no cigar. That's an outrage more than a 'mistake'. Its' a stupid sexist move, not a blunder.

Hold on to your hat--but I think the thing that totally derailed GH in 2011 was...the return of Franco. Yep. You know I love my Franco and his Fronkey. It was cheesy the first time around but the story moved along. This year? Good Lord. You could have had a baby between the story and the actual action. It has to be one of the worst "villain" tales ever. He was on 3 times in 4 months for about 2.2 minutes. What a waste of time. Not really happy about the idea of him torturing Sam and Jason with the 'suspected rape' either. Rape is so overused on soaps it's not funny. We just go through Michael's, now Sam isn't sure she's been abused or not. AND she didn't even go to the hospital!! Given the AIDS storylines GH has had, that was a misstep that's so huge, it's negligent. Even Jason had the guard test Michael for HIV in the prison.  What should have been a happy time (the wedding) turned into WEEKS of Honeymoon hell, terrible pacing and continunity. Now we can see these two moping all over the place. @@
Why would they waste a cameo like Franco on this tripe?  Watching JaSam sit on the bed yesterday and mope around is just--ugh. Now we get to watch Jason track him down, fool around with mind games and Sam get all worried about whether or not she's PG with his kid.  Blood, Pain...Angst..Misery. Couple that with Sonny's 99th revisit of the Deke sheeze and we can buy stock in Puffs Plus.
Enough already. 

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since I'm not a JF fan, as a general rule, I agree he shouldn't have been on again but seriously I don't care what happens to jasam.
The biggest mistake-error-move-blunder-brain fart or whatever was the one week long killing, transplanting of organs, burying the child and watching jm look constipated while Lucky cried--death of Jacob Martin Webber-Spencer.
I actually watched that and it made me physically ill whereas the Franco/jasam s/l is just plain stupid. Best part of that whole week long debacle-EW slapping jm. Now if she would just slap Monica as well as Luke and Lucky.

Tabatha said...

For me, was THE BALKAN era (pre and post)! STOOOOOOOOPID. Everything from The Balkan, Brenda, Aleksander, Dante, Murphy, Siobhan, Claire, the bus crash, Terrel, EVERYTHING... twas pretty bad. REALLY, REALLY bad lol. Bad, choppy writing, horrid editing, excessive 2 people to a room scenes, excessive and underused characters, disappearing, unneeded-in-the-first-place fillers, etc. I can go on and on, really.

Karen? lol

My2Cents2 said...

YES it began with the BALKIN era.
Bringing VM back as they did was the beginning of the end. How she came across as an actor, as well as the storylines was the END for GH.
Guza LOVED VM. He 'wore out' her welcome just on promo's before she started!

Jakes death was a BIGGIE though.

BOTH get my vote.

LindaV said...

I have a feeling Spinelli is going to be set up as the serial killer, probably because of his split personality. I like Bradford but Spinelli has been languishing for too long and has worn out his welcome. There have been so many mistakes made that I can really find very little good to come out of anything. While Brenda's return could have been wonderful, it wasn't. I think Wolf should be fired for making things even worse than before. Don't the writers even watch the same show we do? And I agree, Franco was a waste of ime and money. When a character is isolated from the rest of the cast how is that supposed to work?

My2Cents2 said...

Great post LindaV. Word from word I agree with what you stated.

OK so Spinelli is the serial killer. The guy who is afraid of spiders?? Can we buy that??

DITTO..GW should have been fired, he messed up way worse than his wife Mrs Guza.

kdmask said...

I think it's someone more surprising than Spin...but I could be wrong. Who knows. At this rate it's probably Audrey. LOL

Tabatha said...

The serial killer is Liz! LOL

My2Cents2 said...

Audrey!!!! LMAO

Anonymous said...

Letting Lexi go was a mistake AND an outrage, both. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Anonymous said...

The problem with so much darkness and misery and suffering is that it is depressing but no longer reaches us. It is simply too much and nothing is that meaningful now. I don't FEEL it.
I like some characters, don't care about others, but at this point nothing happening to any of them (except maybe Luke?) would cause me to need Puffs. I feel detached from this show. No longer invested as I once was. Too dark, too slimy, sexist and sad.

I'm not sure Franco was the biggest mistake--but yes, definitely high on the list. He was/is pointless. The writing has just been pathetic. I wonder if it really is Gavin's fault or if he has been thwarted and jerked around by higher-ups. I can't think of any reason the show should be this bad, unless someone wanted it this bad.

Lisa said...

I am sick over the fact tha Sam and Jason do NOT know weather Franco raped Sam or not n now she thinks she might be pg with his kid!! REALLY!!?? Go to the hospiatal after this and find out it will relieve all the unknown! Beyond STUPID! For smart people they are over the top syupid! After Jason knows about LIz and Michael wouldn't he make Sam do the "right thing"! UGH I really can't watch! Poor Spinelli, no way should he be a serial anything! He was sweet and innocent from day one! Have him go off elsewhere if they need to get rid of him! EVEN THOUGHT he brought a smile to my face everyday! Well, just waiting for the end of the show because at this rate I can not ee it lasting past this year!!! Soooo SAD!!

LindaV said...

The serial killer could be Jason - he certainly has some mental issues, too. Or Sonny for that matter.

My2Cents2 said...

LindaV..I don't think you are so far off with that idea...Jason is on contract until the end of time, so maybe it is Sonny?

Watchintele said...

There are so many blunders to choose from, one may not know where to begin??

But if I must, I would have to say, the hack job they did with the whole Jake, Josslyn transplant! They tried to redo a great story and it was an epic fail!!!
Instead, they ruined the opportunity for future stories. Like someone had stated, what if they had a triangle between Emma Jake and Josslyn?


There are so many others, Vanessa's return and subsequent departure. Ingo and Tyler being let go. Soon followed by Lexi. Then the Kate Howard recast was slap in the face of Megan Ward.
Now the exits of both JJ and Kimberly McCullough who both grow up before us.

I have to say because I cannot resist, another blunder was getting Sam and Jason back together and married. That has been a blunder for a the past few years. His character would never forgive what she did, let alone marry her. Talk about rewriting a character.

My2Cents2 said...

Watchintele....So CORRECT..too many blunders...you named most of them.
You mentioned Jason marrying Sam as a blunder. I agree, it was, but in honesty, nobody could have forseen that.
Jason's character is no longer Jason Morgan. Nor is Carly. Nor is Alexis.

I like this Kate. However, they rewrote the character of who Kate Howard is. So YES the characters we loved/hate in the past, are different people now. That is strictly writing!!!!

Watchintele said...

My2Cents, nobody could have forseen? Really???
I think fans have said it outloud so many times. TPTB chose not to listen! That's the only reason it was not forseen in my opinion.

They rewritten his character, and ruined him. Now by turning him into Anger boy again, do they think they will rectify the situation? I think not! I find it just as another ploy on their part to get us to see Sam as his perfect match. She can calm him down when no one else can.
Why do they insist on making her like what Robin was to him all those years back?
Having said that, I don't know if anyone else caught on, but there was a scene the other day with Jasam and Jason was like if I could take the pain away I would...and Sam replies I wish you could. It reminded me of a scene with Jason and Robin at his room above Jake's when she came back from Yale after her exams around his 1st birthday and she was contemplating to go on the meds or not and Jason had said the same thing. Robin just looked at him and said nothing, knowing that it was true and that he would do it in a heartbeat if it was possible. Now that was powerful and meaning.
When Sam said I wish you could, it just rubbed me the wrong way. I found it to be a bit selfish after her constantly keeping at arms length since returning from their honeymoon.
It didn't surprise as that is who her character is and not this white washed version they are trying to sell.
I know some may think it's due to my dislike of her character, but truthfully, it's more about how they are trying to insert her into the same category as what Robin was to Jason after the accident. And, this is why I've never liked this pairing. No originality. They are trying to replace a big piece of his history.

They've made her acceptance of who Jason is as the focal point. This is what separates her from Robin and Elizabeth.

But this also makes them one-dimensional as a result. There is no inner turmoil or strife or struggle. Their problems are all external ones.
I don't count the baby as an internal issue as it's just blatant agenda.

The reason I'm a huge fan of the J&R pairing, was because you could see the struggle. She wanted him to be better. There was room to grow for both of them. They were opposites yet the same on so many levels. Jasam are just the same.

I digress as I've written enough for you to read.

Watchintele said...

My2Cents, nobody could have forseen? Really???
I think fans have said it outloud so many times. TPTB chose not to listen! That's the only reason it was not forseen in my opinion.

They rewritten his character, and ruined him. Now by turning him into Anger boy again, do they think they will rectify the situation? I think not! I find it just as another ploy on their part to get us to see Sam as his perfect match. She can calm him down when no one else can.
Why do they insist on making her like what Robin was to him all those years back?
Having said that, I don't know if anyone else caught on, but there was a scene the other day with Jasam and Jason was like if I could take the pain away I would...and Sam replies I wish you could. It reminded me of a scene with Jason and Robin at his room above Jake's when she came back from Yale after her exams around his 1st birthday and she was contemplating to go on the meds or not and Jason had said the same thing. Robin just looked at him and said nothing, knowing that it was true and that he would do it in a heartbeat if it was possible. Now that was powerful and meaning.
When Sam said I wish you could, it just rubbed me the wrong way. I found it to be a bit selfish after her constantly keeping at arms length since returning from their honeymoon.
It didn't surprise as that is who her character is and not this white washed version they are trying to sell.
I know some may think it's due to my dislike of her character, but truthfully, it's more about how they are trying to insert her into the same category as what Robin was to Jason after the accident. And, this is why I've never liked this pairing. No originality. They are trying to replace a big piece of his history.

They've made her acceptance of who Jason is as the focal point. This is what separates her from Robin and Elizabeth.

But this also makes them one-dimensional as a result. There is no inner turmoil or strife or struggle. Their problems are all external ones.
I don't count the baby as an internal issue as it's just blatant agenda.

The reason I'm a huge fan of the J&R pairing, was because you could see the struggle. She wanted him to be better. There was room to grow for both of them. They were opposites yet the same on so many levels. Jasam are just the same.

I digress as I've written enough for you to read.

My2Cents2 said...

Watchintele. Yep, Really! Who forsaw trouble for JaSam other than Liason fans??? LMAO
I didn't. Fans were shouting for a marriage between these two. For once the writers gave the viewers what they wanted, and if failed.

The writers are playing with us right now. They give scenes with him and Liz, to tease. I never saw any chemistry between those 2, and there never will be IMO.
Not saying there is chemistry with Sam now that they are married, but its in the writers hands. Having a wife (whoever)be raped on your honeymoon is DARK.

Anonymous said...

The Brenda return, anything Frano related, and JaSam's marriage or anything related to them.

Anonymous said...

IMO, the first thing was the way VMG's return was totally wasted. Next was the senseless debacle of Jake's murder. And to add insult to injury, the story was mostly about Jason's pain with a side order of Lucky and a teeny bit about Elizabeth. Then Luke committed the murder but was never taken into custody or faced any jail time--completely idiotic. IMO Franco was the straw that broke the camel's back. The ratings were in the dumpster before they ever mentioned Franco.