In school, we’ve got the three R’s, reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmatic (though, obviously not spelling) while, on General Hospital, the most important three R’s are Rivalries, Romance, and (c)Rime.
We know the crime piece isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so now it’s time to find out, do fans prefer love in the afternoon… or pistols at dawn…. We heard from over 7,000 viewers!
General Hospital Poll Results: Love, Love Me Do
We watch soaps for the love stories, 61% of you were adamant! So give us more — now. Young love, mature love, felon love, family love… you name it, we want it. The world is so full of bad news and disasters, it’s nice to tune out for an hour each day and tune into something hopeful.
Sure, we know a long-term happy ending is rarely in the cards, but a short term fix is nice, too. From Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright) to Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and Franco (Roger Howarth) — or is he Drew now — to Lucas (Ryan Carnes) and Brad (Parry Shen)… each one has something unique to offer, and you don’t want to miss a moment!
Down with love, object a more cynical 39% of General Hospital fans. You said it yourself, happy endings just aren’t a thing on soaps. Not for long, anyway. So why cling to pipe dreams and give your heart to a pairing that is never, ever getting back together — even if they’re technically married — and focus on something that, unlike love, will never die: Hate.
Carly will never like Liz. Monica (Leslie Charleson) will never forgive Sonny (not that she should). Jason (Steve Burton) will always growl at Julian (William deVry) — for Sonny’s sake, and Laura (Genie Francis) will always have a bone to pick with the Cassadines.
Plus, watching Robert (Tristan Rogers) be snarky to Finn (Michael Easton) is always fun. General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes.