It was a shock to the soap world and the soap fan system when General Hospital (GH) recently dropped to last place in the ratings.
There was so much hope for the soap last fall when Steve Burton returned, the story moved at a lightning pace, and we were promised an umbrella story that would engage us while explaining what happened to Jason (and how Drew [Billy Miller] became someone he wasn’t).
Well, we got an umbrella story all right, but the wind must have been blowing way too hard because that umbrella turned inside out and the story morphed into something with Drew and Jason on the periphery and a new character nobody cared about at its center–eating the show right along with him.
That umbrella helped cast a dark cloud on all of Port Charles by taking a beloved longtime character, changing her history, and in turn, altering a storyline that spanned decades.
Really? Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) voluntarily slept with the man who had terrorized her most of her adult life.
A man she reviled more than any human on soap earth. Anna Devane, the virgin who met Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) several years later? That Anna Devane? Oh, please, GH, do better.
But, if you MUST do this, then could you have given us a more interesting character who we maybe, just maybe, wanted to care about to be her son?
Not a character who would become a visibly pregnant Maxie’s new love interest about two weeks after she buried her husband.
We still don’t know where Jason was his entire five years gone, Drew only now began caring about how he went from Navy SEAL to mob enforcer, and Sam …continue reading on the next page —>