On the heels of General Hospital's pardon from ABC, two of the daytime drama's leading men, Anthony Geary and Maurice Benard, spoke with TV Guide's Michael Logan about the current state of GH. Said Geary:
For the last year or two we've been living on death row hoping for a reprieve, so this feels great. We're all breathing a sigh of relief, although we don't really know what this all means.
Former General Hospital scribe Bob Guza is having the last laugh on ABC for replacing him with Garin "Woman In White" Wolf. This past Saturday, Guza, along with writers Nathan Fissell, David Goldschmid, Karen Harris, Elizabeth Korte, Mary Sue Price, Susan Wald, Tracey Thomson, Meg Bennett (Guza's wife) and former GH-turned-The Bold and the Beautiful writer Michele Val Jean, took home the Writers Guild of America (WGA) award for daytime drama series writing.
SOAPnet is giving a special gift to fans of General Hospital's Lucky Spencer (Jonathan Jackson). On Nov. 25, viewers can tune into "Lucky Friday", a five-hour marathon of episodes featuring Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura's (Genie Francis) first born, starting at 7 pm EST. Check out the details after the jump!
Luke’s intervention is must see TV according to pretty much everyone out there. ABC’s promotions are not letting us forget about Tony Geary’s six Emmy wins—despite the fact that I would like to forget about a couple of them—certainly making us believe this episode will be all that and a bag of chips, but what if the almighty GH winds up with egg on their face, again?
I have all the faith in the acting crew… Geary, Jonathan Jackson, Julie Marie Berman, Jane Elliot, Laura Wright and Maurice Benard. I’m sure there will a day’s worth of powerful scenes and impact moments. I just can’t get past the fact though, that the boy Luke’s drunken ass killed didn’t even get an onscreen funeral, but Luke is getting an all day intervention. READ MORE
He could take down Frank Smith, stop the Cassadines from freezing the world and even find love again after losing his precious "angel", but the one dragon soap superhero Luke Spencer (Tony Geary) can't seem to slay is his addiction to alcohol. TV Guide's Michael Logan has an exclusive preview clip of Luke's family and friends coming together to stage an intervention. Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) is...wow. Check it out after the jump! READ MORE
Remember when Carly Corinthos took that bat to meet with the five families? Famed TV critic Ed Martin only needed a laptop to do way more lethal damage to General Hospital's storytelling. In a scathing review of the Jake's death/Josslyn's transplant story arc for The Huffington Post, Martin basically stated storylines like this are the reason daytime is dying. Ouch!
The current Death of Jake Webber disappointment is another matter entirely, and it comes at a time when soaps overall are in dire peril -- and in desperate need of stories that respect their shows' histories while reinventing them for the future. In that regard, this latest GH tale has done everything wrong: It has made viewers feel bad about the time they have invested in the Jake storyline during the last few years and killed off a character that was uniquely positioned to be at the center of dozens of compelling stories in the years to come. That's no way to improve a show or support a dying daypart.