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#81 ChitHappens

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:54 PM

I completely disagree.  First Trevor died, then it was Claudia that died.  That effectively ended the Zs as a family unit and Johnny was on borrowed time.  Then they constantly had him at war with Sonny--not a good career move while being written by Guza.   This regime put the noose around his neck with the killing of Hope and Anthony, and the framing of Luke and Tracy and his manipulation of Connie, but that is because there was nothing left to the character by the time they arrived. 

 

Exactly!  This was his exit because the time had come (3+ years ago), and the only sad part is that his exit story turned into Todd's story. 


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#82 rhinohide

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

Obviously there is no firm rule that a character has to have family ties to remain viable or drive story. See John McBain and Sabrina and Kate/Connie. It's a shame, but no surprise that Frank and Ron continue to pull out all the stops to keep their pets front and center but lack either desire or creativity or both to write for the GH characters they inherited. By the family ties logic, Becky H. Should be next on the chopping block.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

Obviously there is no firm rule that a character has to have family ties to remain viable or drive story. See John McBain and Sabrina and Kate/Connie. It's a shame, but no surprise that Frank and Ron continue to pull out all the stops to keep their pets front and center but lack either desire or creativity or both to write for the GH characters they inherited. By the family ties logic, Becky H. Should be next on the chopping block.

 

Johnny didn't fit GH longterm PERIOD!  I do, however, believe his exit should have been dramatic and about him!  Losers can't take time away from their pets long enough to write actual drama! 


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#84 Skin

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:13 PM

I don't know why everyone is saying Johnny has no story outside of Claudia, Anthony and Trevor. Are we completely forgetting about the time where he was a major part of Lulu, Maxie, Micheal and Spinelli's stories? There was tons of viability for Johnny to remain on Port Charles as a character. Mostly through friendships but maybe friendships don't thrive on Port Charles anymore under Frons. Johnny started dying once they broke him off with Lulu and had him cater the geriatric Olivia and Laura Wright's shrewish version of Carly. Johnny never needed Sonny's scraps and there was always goldmine chemistry with various other women. 

 

BB and Johnny were both a great asset to GH and it's sad to see him go. Johnny was not just another mob family, he was so much more then that and I would take Johnny/BB over most of the male characters on the show today. Johnny is better and more viable leading man than Dante, Spinelli, Steve, Felix and Sean combined and magnified. 


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#85 Ann_SS

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:19 PM

Johnny was living on borrowed life long before Ron and Frank arrived. Guza made absolutely no effort to give Johnny any significant ties on the show. He has no great love or children. I thought that they were building something for him with Brook Lyn, but that tapered off. Despite all the whining, Johnny is no great loss although Spinelli should go with him.


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#86 Skin

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:20 PM

He has no great love or children.

 

He does have a great love, he was just shucked for Dante. 


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:22 PM

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To clarify: A) Yes, I'm actually leaving. B) Don't be mad at GH, it was my call. Mad respect for @valentinifrank &co 3) Lakers cut me.WTF?!


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#88 rhinohide

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:22 PM

Spinelli should go with him.


All in good time I suspect.
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#89 rhinohide

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:25 PM

Brandon Barash@BrandonBarash
To clarify: A) Yes, I'm actually leaving. B) Don't be mad at GH, it was my call. Mad respect for @valentinifrank &co 3) Lakers cut me.WTF?!


Yeah. His choice after he saw the handwriting on the wall. I am not naive enough to buy that any more than. Some other platitudes I've seen offered by departing actors.
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#90 dragonflies

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

LOL cause actors can't leave on their own when it's FV/RC ;)


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#91 Skin

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:37 PM

LOL cause actors can't leave on their own when it's FV/RC wink.png

I think there is too many people leaving at the same time period for it to be a coincidence anymore. Jason, Steve, Lulu, Kristina, Johnny all out in not even a 5 month period. 


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#92 rhinohide

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:39 PM

LOL cause actors can't leave on their own when it's FV/RC ;)


Sigh. No one said he didn't leave on his own. But it's not like FrankenRon gave him a reason to want to stay. Believe what you want.

"The oltl3 haven't taken screentime or story from GH characters and even if they did its good and needed to be done. Hail the saviors of daytime. All other opinions should be checked at the door"

Got it.
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#93 AllMyDaysatGH

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:25 PM

He does have a great love, he was just shucked for Dante. 

 

Agreed. A shame Johnny & Lulu's relationship is often dismissed/forgotten. Their love story was pretty big and was only getting bigger until Guza brought his new fave in to take Johnny's place in Lulu's life. No offense to Dante/Lulu though, who I actually really enjoy together (especially in the last two years), but I'm always going to be annoyed how Johnny & Lulu's relationship got shunned for them.

 

The Johnny/Lulu/Dante triangle Ron was teasing last year actually could've been good. 


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#94 Cheap21

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:22 PM

He should go to B&B and be a recast CJ. I think he and JMW could have good chemistry
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#95 Skin

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:47 PM

Agreed. A shame Johnny & Lulu's relationship is often dismissed/forgotten. Their love story was pretty big and was only getting bigger until Guza brought his new fave in to take Johnny's place in Lulu's life. 

 

The Johnny/Lulu/Dante triangle Ron was teasing last year actually could've been good. 

 

Pretty much. Johnny and Lulu were built up for 2 years until Guza tore them apart and her up with Dante and I just have never liked the character of Dante ever, to be honest. I agree I think over the past 4 or 5 months would have been a perfect time for Johnny and Lulu to come together and cause a rift with Lulu and Dante. This surrogacy storyline and The Haunted Star partnership could have definitely rekindled something and maybe even have led to a one night stand that got Lulu pregnant which would have made things vastly more interesting then Spixie vs. Lante is going to be. But Julie is leaving too so I guess what's the point anyway? But the part I don't get is when people say Johnny had no possible story at all when just a few months ago he had tons of options in terms of story. He could have been an adversary of Sonny's, he could have been an accomplice for Konnie, he could have been dipped into Lulu's storylines, he could have confided in Micheal, hell he could have been a supporter for Rafe, he could look out for Kristina and also branch more into the Davis family, etc. There is so much Johnny could do which can lead to better story but Ron just isn't doing it. There are tons of possibilities for him.  


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:09 AM

Too bad. He was achingly hot.

 

Fire GR, write Kevin off the show, and bring BB on as Scotty. CJ is a good idea, too, even though I will always have a soft spot for Mick Cain.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:25 AM

Sigh. No one said he didn't leave on his own. But it's not like FrankenRon gave him a reason to want to stay. Believe what you want.

"The oltl3 haven't taken screentime or story from GH characters and even if they did its good and needed to be done. Hail the saviors of daytime. All other opinions should be checked at the door"

Got it.

If you say so lol.


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#98 rhinohide

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:41 PM

If you say so lol.


Why thank you.

How uncharacteristically tolerant.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:20 PM

I like the actor but the character was dead weight for years. It's shocking he lasted almost 3 and a half years after Claudia died. 


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