How do we know Frank is loved? I mean, there is a difference between respecting your boss and "loving" him. As I recall, the cast "loved" Ron too. And I can finds all sorts of quotes about the cast "loving" Guza as well. Face it: we really don't know if the cast "loves" Franks.
The worst part is all the GH actors tweeting (and Frank retweeting them) about how happy they are that Michael Easton is returning. I'm so embarrassed for all of them. I wonder if they get bonuses for tweeting about ME.
Of course Laura and Maurice think the Corinthos family is the best family on TV - they are a huge part of it. If they writers favor them, they get more screen time. Unfortunately, most viewers are sick of the Corinthos family taking up center stage. Hence, the dismal ratings.
Alexis. I know Nancy Grahn is a good actress and was popular on Santa Barbara but I never cared for her character on GH. I don't get why more popular GH characters in the same age range (Laura, Holly, Felicia, Anna) aren't given what she is given. I guess I resent it. I don't get the hype at all over Julian and Alexis. I'm not seeing how some one night stand in the back seat of a car ends up being this great love story. I see no chemistry whatsoever between WDV and NLG. And NLG on twitter makes me like Alexis even less.
The show is bad. And I don't see it getting better unless ABC decided it wants to invest in the quality of this show. I don't see that happening. Frank is most likely keeping the show under budget and that's all ABC cares about. It's circling the drain and giving the actors a paycheck. I can't see any of them being truly happy with the material they are getting - especially those who acted on soaps in the 80s. It's most likely a paycheck to them and they are collecting until ABC cancels the show which will happen inevitably. It's just a matter of time.
I do think Kirsten Storms has a certain charisma and charm. I really liked her on DAYS. I've never been a fan on hers on GH. Not sure why. It probably has to do with the unsympathetic writing which is why I don't like 99% of the characters on today. Seriously, is there a character that anyone can root for on today's GH? I can't think of any.