Guy is paralized and walks again? Check
Someone comes back claiming to be the heir that looks way different than they did years ago? Check
Dead gorgeous guy in heroine's bed? Check
Can't marry the the man you want because your father thinks he's not good enough/wrong side of the tracks? About a MILLION checks.
Pissy older grandparent tossing off one liners? Check
Virus outbreak? Check
Innocent man convicted of murdering nasty wife? Yep.
I can go on and on. Thomas and O'Brien are straight out of soapy casting!
VANITY FAIR even has "Trading Cards" for the characters!! LOL.. and "we're extreme"?
SO, You can all STHU when it comes to soaps. America is demonstrating their love for the genre in droves. Yes, it's got better costumes and is on an 'artsy' channel but IT'S A SOAP. Deal with it.
ABC, you have Revenge going strong--and look at the Desperate Housewives run... and you can't see the value of GH? You can't see the point of promotion and making production top notch? Well, you are not thinking straight. It's time to make the GH hour must see TV again. WAKE UP!