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.