Now that most of Garin Wolf’s storylines have wrapped or are evolving into something new, GH no longer feels like it's jumping from one thing to the next. We’re beginning to see umbrella storylines immerge. Before, I rarely watched General Hospital live. Now, thanks to storyline hooks, I’ve found myself watching it live more and more. With Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini firmly in place, it's time to infuse Port Charles with what made them so great in Llanview, their leading ladies.
At One Life to Live Carlivati excelled at driving storylines by capitalizing on the struggles, rivalries and love lives of its female characters. To me it was his biggest strength. Who didn’t enjoy his writing for Dorian (Robin Strasser) vs. Viki (Erika Slezak)? Blair (Kassie DePaiva) and Tea’s (Florencia Lozano) frenemy status was often more enjoyable to watch than in their opposite sex romantic pairings. Natalie (Melissa Archer) took on any woman in her path, even her sister. We may have called Jessica (Bree Williamson) “Messica" on the podcast, but even the men in that crazy character’s life revolved around her, not the other way around.
The men of General Hospital have led the pack for years. It's time for the ladies to take the lead and let Carlivati play up one of his strengths. READ MORE
Outspoken soap diva Nancy Lee Grahn set the Twitter world ablaze last night, by disclosing some shocking claims about former General Hospital scribe Bob Guza. Grahn told fans the reason the Alexis and Sonny (Maurice Benard) pairing was split up was due to Guza. According to Grahn:
The actress also stated: READ MORE
As Jason goes under the knife on General Hospital, TV Guide’s Michael Logan caught up with Steve Burton. In the interview they discuss the fantasy sequences, specifically Elizabeth’s (Rebecca Herbst), and Jason’s engagement to Sam (Kelly Monaco).
TV Guide Magazine: These fantasy sequences sound like real fan-pleasers, especially for the Liz and Jason nuts who have never given up — or shut up — about a "Liason" reunion.
Burton: They have a real passion for seeing Elizabeth and Jason together and this is only going to make it worse! But that's a good thing. [Laughs] Liz's fantasy is going to drive the fans crazy! I think this idea has always been in the viewers' minds. What if Jason got in another accident? How would he wake up? Would he return to his old self? So we're doing some cool stuff with that. With the exception of Sam, who doesn't want Jason to change at all, everyone wants him to be somebody else. Monica wants her son back. Carly still has that little glimmer of hope that it might work out romantically for her and Jason. Their fantasies were a chance for me, after many, many years, to lighten up and loosen up and have fun playing a few different Jasons.
When asked about Jason’s relationship with Sam, Burton responded. READ MORE
In a statement to ABC Soaps in Depth, General Hospital’s Rebecca Herbst thanks fans for their “well wishes and prayers,” as she recovers from viral meningitis. The illness hasn’t damped Herbst’s humor. She tells In Depth, “I do, however, have to admit being disappointed with my alter ego's failure to correctly diagnose my illness... back to nursing school for Nurse Webber!" Read the entire message at ABC Soaps in Depth.
ABC Soaps in Depth is reporting Days of Our Lives alum and The Bay star Martha Madison is stepping in temporarily for Rebecca Herbst on General Hospital. According to the magazine, Herbst has viral meningitis, and Madison will replace her for about two weeks while she recovers.
Ingo Rademacher (Jax) is continuing to state the painfully obvious about the storytelling for his popular character on General Hospital. In an interview with ABC Soaps In Depth, Rademacher not only clarifies that he is still on contract, but ponders why Jax has been MIA for much of the beats of the Josslyn/Jake storyline.
"Where were my scenes with Elizabeth?" he wonders. "When we had the surrogate storyline [where Liz carried Jax and Courtney's child], we had great scenes together. Her baby died; his lived. They should have had a scene." READ MORE