Here are JUST the ladies we have on GH; in no particular order:
Finola Hughes --Anna
Nancy Lee Grahn--Alexis
Lisa LoCicero --Olivia
Vinessa Antoine --Jordan
Kathleen Gati --Dr. Obrect
Donna Mills--Donna Mills
Newbie Kiki'--forget the name, sorry
Robin Mattson -Heather
Leslie Charleson -Monica
Kristina Wagner -Felicia
Sonya Eddy (?)--Epiphany
Carolyn Hennessy (?)--Diane
Haley Pullos (I think she's still on the show but who knows?)--Molly
Ivy? Is she staying?
**PS Yes, I KNOW these are't all contract players. I get that. That's not my point, btw.
I know a lot of people are upset that Genie still isn't on the show. Something's going on there; meaning..either she REALLY doesn't want to come back or they REALLY don't want her. She's still a big fan fave and come on--totally relevant to this story but..nope. Note that Finola has been gone during this too.
We never got to see anymore with Milo and Epiphany. I hear we'll get more mayor stuff but by that time? Don't care. I think Nikolas is wooing Brooklyn off camera.
Which brings me to Rosalie. Great actress. Seemed to be great new character with a secret. Good GOD--but it's taking an age! She hasn't been on in weeks! People like her, then? Um? What? WHAT? Why don't you finish stuff in a TIMELY MANNER? Or at least keep her semi in the loop? I'm sure she'll pop up again as Michael's assistant..there will be a build up to her secret then.
Jordan? Another awesome character but never enough airtime. The whole "TJ" story was dropped, then reclaimed, now seemingly dropped again. *sigh*
Anyone else miss Carolyn Hennessy? She does a great color character. Gone.
Frustrating. They also announced Rebecca's role as "killer"... I'm hoping that's a play on words and she's a serial killer? The cast is way way too big. And it's not like they run these like Tela Novas ..there are so many loose ends it's maddening. Maybe it's my age showing but soaps like Ryan's Hope had a tight cast and was character developed. Loved it.
Hey, I didn't even list the male roles on the show. You know there are a ton of them too. I think at last count I had 54 'active' characters on GH. Now it's probably in the 60s
Enough!! I realize getting powerhouses is good for a soap but you either have to make some difficult cuts or swell the stories to a size that doesn't make sense. And don't tell me seeing people "Sometimes" is better than not at all. The problem is they don't have the others on enough--they are in blocks/chunks ..then gone. Not like say, Jesse was on almost all the time but in a background role.
What do you think? And did I forget any people on my list? I kept going back and adding ones I forgot. I even forgot Finola, Emme and Lisa for a minute there. LOL..that happens. So many to keep track of! Seriously, not an easy task!!