I've never seen this many people on a show--soaps are usually intimate stories about character development and quirks in a small town we grow to love. Not everyone piling on a cruise ship for a dang adventure that makes no sense and is heading in 9 different directions.
Look if GH could write multi-cast stories I'd be all up in this but..nope.
First off: 90% of the cast is above average in acting and I say that based on my eons of watching soaps. There are a few I'd get rid of off the bat, but even with newbies streaming in, it would be hard to cut people solely on acting. So, I'm not attacking the actors.
Now, let us begin.
Today we learned that the talented (yes, I saw him on AMC) James Patrick Stuart is coming to GH. I don't even know who the hell he's playing but it's like--WTF? Seriously? I get soaps are 'fluid' and changing. Problem is--GH has become so fluid and changing the stories are just being lost in the great water slide of life.
Jax is coming back for Joss' Kidney Saga. The kidney RIC went to find. Yeah, RIC. :throws up hands: That right there is a reason to be pissed off. So, while we are looking for Joss' kidney, Carly and Hammy Finn were trying to do some things together, but he's also involved in his syringe usage-lizard loving ways. I forgot for a minute he was even helping her. He's now BFFs with Hayden for some reason. I guess with Nikolas gone, they had to get someone in there to fill up her time.
Mommy, Diamonds..and...? Oh, by the way if Hayden had those diamonds why was she broke enough for Ric to hire her on some dating app to fool Jason into being his wife? Oh posh-- why you thinking like that!!
GH Murderer: Here's the thing. 2 old people bite the dust (they were on exactly ONE day) and Lucas almost dies. And? Um? Is this exciting? I was so happy for it all but the convolution of Hammy's drug/potion use over lapping the "killer" is so weird. I get it may all tie into the kidney story but lord, at least tell it in a way that makes me care! Instead of having all these people come on why not, I don't know, bring on guest people to die in the hospital? Ones that last like a week or so?
Or...god forbid use the cast you have.
Case in Point:
Laura's mystery is just pathetic now. I can't even talk about it without getting mad. You can't show something like that exactly 3x a month and expect us to be all excited about it. Last I knew she and Kevin might be going to Beecher's Corners. SO? Um?? what? WHAT!!???
Lucy's in limbo again. Scotty seems to have vanished. We did get Diane for a bit but I'm not holding my breath on that front.
Brad and Lucas left on their honeymoon and I bet boots that we see them...well, will we see them again? Hmmm. What happens when you have a giant ass'd cast! Lucas and Griffin had exactly 2 talks when he first came on. The next time he talks to him it's all 'You're a Priest"? Why wouldn't you foster that relationship so that Griffin's religion and beliefs would have really affected Lucas? Nah, we get a 3 min scene while he's buttoning his shirt to go home.
TJ finding out Shawn was his Dad today? Hilarious because that was so long ago who cares? Jordan isn't even shown to be his mother most of the time. Curtis hasn't had a convo with the 2 of them since like February. So? Whatever. Molly and TJ gonna move in? Probably so Sonny can get pissy. Then I'm sure we won't see them.
What can happen when you have too many things going on without weaving them together?
Alexis doesn't find out about Nikolas (that we know of and Sam leaves without talking to her at all about anything)
Lulu doesn't find out about Lucas until way after (or did she at all?)
Brucas Wedding is reduced to a rushed house wedding done while there's a search warrant going on.
See, it's all about the stories. Right now this show can't concentrate on one thing long enough to make it ebb/flow at all. I'm not saying show the same thing every damn day but this jumping around is just plain exhausting. It's like they are adding people to see if they'll fit the stories. Not the other way around.
I'm going to list all the characters on GH right now. Contract and recurring.
Olivia (remember her?)
Hayden's Mother (I don't even know her name)
all the babies
Ric (ahahhaa...oh poor Ric)
Dr. Crab Pants
Mayor Lomax? Such Promise..such... :thud:
COMING: Newbie AMC guy, Claudette--and about 3 other people that have been in the casting news, including a girl named "Athena".
AND I KNOW I've missed people. I can't think enough! Who'd I miss? NOTE: I missed Hammy Finn, Scottie and Ava. The fact that no one told me about Ava until early this morning tells you something right there!
|EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: NEWLY installed Male Dressing Room at GH|