While The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful have gone to classic episodes, and Days of our Lives shoots months in advance, General Hospital is stretching out current episodes with flashbacks.
General Hospital Polling
So. Many. Flashbacks. One sentence gets said and then it “reminds them” of moments in the past. So. Many. Moments. How over 4,000 fans feel about these constant looks back:
Do What You Gotta Do
A winning 75% of the audience is willing to put up with anything they have to, if it means you’ll still get some new content. Any new content. If having the story move at a glacial pace – but at least it’s moving – means watching the same people have the same argument every day of the week, then that’s what you’ll have to do. These are desperate times. You appreciate GH taking desperate measures.
General Hospital: Night Of The Living Dead
Oh my God, 15% of you feel like stabbing your eyes out, the pace is killing us! The stories aren’t moving, they’re spinning in place. Scenes that didn’t work the first time are being shoved down your throat multiple times, to no point. Just play what you have, and let the chips fall where they may!
Cut the Cord
This is agonizing, a further 10% groan. Can you just air what you’ve already filmed? Then stop and move onto classic reruns like everyone else? And when we say classic reruns, we don’t mean last week’s episode. Or last year’s. Or even the last decade.
You know how GH basically revolutionized daytime, brought awareness of the soaps to the masses, and became a coast-to-coast sensation? Yeah, let’s see a bit of those days. Not just Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis), but the Rick (Chris Robinson)/Lesley (Denise Alexander)/Monica (Leslie Charleson)/Alan (Stuart Damon) quad.
Let’s see a young Demi Moore, a young John Stamos, and young Richard Dean Anderson. Let’s show what a soap can be – without flashbacks! General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes.