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A Critic’s Review of General Hospital: Putting It To The Fans

Critic’s Review of General Hospital for April 18 – April 22, 2022Critic’s Review of General Hospital for April 18 – April 22, 2022

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

Okay, I’m not going to lie. When Laura Collins (Genie Francis) stuck her finger in Spencer Cassadine’s (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) face and warned him, “Don’t you ever try to dismiss me again,” she scared me, and all I was doing was sitting at home watching my stories.

If only Laura could strike that same kind of fear into the hearts of the General Hospital head writers. Maybe then Dan and Chris/Chris and Dan would present some stories worthy of this once great show.

But perhaps I’m being too cruel here. Dear readers/fellow General Hospital enthusiasts, YOU take to the comments and answer these queries:

After all this time, do you care to learn the secrets that Marshall (Robert Gossett) has been hiding, or, like me, has your interest waned seeing as how this nothing burger storyline has been dragging on since October of last year?

Are you on the edge of your seat, itching for the reveal of Elizabeth Webber’s (Rebecca Herbst) stalker, or, like me, have you given up any and all hope that there will be a suitable payoff?

And as for this Spencer v the gang v Esme Prince (Avery Kristen Pohl) arch, are you waiting on tenterhooks to see Spencer play Knight In Shining Armor, or, much like myself, are you just wishing that this was all over with, and wishing that General Hospital had sullied what could have been their next big teen love story? I don’t know about you, but I’m no longer rooting for TBT to unite Spencer and Trina Robinson (Tabyana Ali). Girl could do so much better.

Further GH Musings

* A merger? ELQ and Aurora Media? Edward Quartermaine is rolling over in his grave as I type these words (or he would be if he were, you know, real).

* Here’s a few more Q’s for you good folks to ponder and hopefully answer:

Am I reading far too much into things, or did it seem like the show kind of went out of its way to imply that Damian Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) was the man who stood Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) up?

Drew Cain (Cameron Mathison) and Britt. Yay? Nay?

Personally, I could take them or leave them. They are more charming together than say, Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) and Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco), in my humble opinion.

* So, Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson) – that’s Monica QUARTERMAINE – couldn’t be at the party officially welcoming Leo into her family, but Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) – that’s Carly CORINTHOS, the woman who made life a misery for Monica’s baby boy – was there and front and center?

Remember last week when I complained about Carly being in every gosh darn storyline? Maybe now you’ll see that it had some merit. I’m honestly and truly waiting to see how General Hospital will insert her into the Marshall/Curtis drama.

All that being said, I did get a slight chuckle out of Carly just blithely busting her way into Alexis Davis’s (Nancy Lee Grahn) abode. I also shook my head and thought, “That’s so Carly!”

* Why did Elizabeth thank Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton) for bailing Cameron Webber (William Lipton) out of jail? No charges were filed against her son, and he most certainly didn’t attend a bail hearing.

* Why is it that General Hospital’s Harmony Miller (Inga Cadranel) is only just now getting interesting? And what was the point of putting the actress on a long-term contract when all the writers saw fit to do was drive her character off the deep end?

Was it because so many of us began to ship her and Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn)? I get it, I get it. Alexis must be alone, sad, and pathetic at all times, and she, and her fans, must never have anything nice. Lesson finally learned!

General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Port Charles, check out all the latest that’s been posted on GH spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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