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.
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Ok, so Steve Burton (Jason) did it yesterday. He has been bringing the heat all week, but WOW was he AMAZING. Will Luke being the one to have run down his son allow for this unbelievable talent to keep coming our way? We will see Jason go after Luke in true mob man fashion, but come on, it’s not like they’re going to kill off Luke Spencer. They reserve that for little kids. I know I’ve been enjoying this story, so allow me to explain. I’ve LOVED the acting and have been pleasantly surprised by the writing. I still loathe the fact that they killed Jake.
As the world mourns the passing of silver screen icon Elizabeth Taylor, friends and actors who worked with her are sharing their memories, in tribute of the legend. General Hospital’s Tony Geary released a statement about Taylor, who originated the role of his onscreen nemesis Helena Cassadine.
Elizabeth was more than a great star, she was an amazing human being. Her world famous physical beauty paled in comparison to the beauty that radiated from her heart and soul. She had great humor, didn’t take herself too seriously, and had the most wonderful bawdy laugh. She was a fierce and loyal friend and tireless advocate. She dedicated herself to education, treatment and the search for a cure for HIV/AIDS long before it was fashionable to do so. Back in the dark days of ignorance and prejudice against people stricken with the disease, Elizabeth was at the forefront of the battle. Ever ready to give love, comfort, and dignity to those whose lives had been devastated and cut short, her generosity was nothing short of spectacular. It made her furious to hear anyone claim that people who had HIV/AIDS were somehow morally inferior or that the disease was some kind of punishment. I was fortunate enough to call her my friend and every moment I spent in her company was unforgettable. I loved her very much. The world is a little darker, a little colder, a little less beautiful without her.