When it comes to General Hospital, every fan has their own opinion – and Soap Hub is no different. For five days we sat and watched the good, the bad, and everything in between, and now we offer you a handy review, and a cheeky critique, of the GH week that was.
General Hospital: A Critic’s Week In Review
Who’s passed the latest round of chemistry tests? Curtis Ashford (Donnell Turner) and Portia Robinson’s (Brook Kerr) rocky road back to one another is getting an A+ from us, and we’re gonna give Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) and Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) an A for effort.
He’s far more ready than she to pursue a romantic relationship, but there’s no denying that neither party can keep their minds on anything else but that passion-filled kiss.
However, the potential Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) and Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) pairing is a non-starter for us. Ditto Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) and Jasper “Jax” Jacks (Ingo Rademacher). They actually have some sparks between them, but they seem to function better as drinking buddies/commiseraters.
Cameron Webber (William Lipton) and Josslyn Jacks (Eden McCoy) have decided to give it the old college try on, but seeing these two together only makes us nostalgic for the long-teased Cameron/Trina Robinson (Sydney Mikayla) pairing.
The less said about the whole Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright)/Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) thing the better – though the look on Monica Quartermaine’s (Leslie Charleson) face as she hugged Jason spoke volumes. This General Hospital “couple” is for the birds.
As for the nascent romance between Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton) and Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst)…we’re still on the fence.
But the coupling that we could most get behind, is Yuri (Cyrus Hobbi) and Monica! Surely we couldn’t have been the only ones who saw that big strapping young’un checking the lady of the manor out as she walked away – and the way his face lit up when he talked about her was goofily sweet.
It’s been ages since this show dare tackle a May-December romance – in point of fact, we can’t remember one since Epiphany Johnson (Sonya Eddy) and Milo (Drew Cheetwood). And wouldn’t it be nice to see Monica get some lovin’ after all these lonely years?
Further GH Musings
* Nicholas Alexander Chavez has done an admirable job since joining the cast, and we’re pleased to see that he has the cocky swagger that we’ve come to expect from Spencer Cassadine.
However, it would greatly behoove the writers to go back and watch some episodes featuring younger Spencer to get the character better down pat.
The one we’re seeing on our screens isn’t the same overly posh, overly mannered, verbose Spencer that we’ve loved in the past. And though he and Trina do have potential, “our” Spencer would never be caught dead dating a “townie.”
* How exactly does Judge Carson admitting to a racial bias get Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) a new trial? She chose to plead guilty; she chose to take whatever punishment was deemed necessary. If anything, couldn’t a new judge sentence her to a LONGER prison stint? How does Alexis come out the winner here?
All that being said, we were ecstatic to see Molly Lansing-Davis (Haley Pullos) and TJ Ashford (Tajh Bellow) actually front and center in a storyline – no matter how quickly it might have resolved. And kudos to the show for including Michael E. Knight’s Martin Grey. Finally, something big sister Laura (Genie Francis) can be proud of!