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  1. victorlord75

    GH: November 2018 Discussion Thread

    While Chloe Lanier is a superb actress, I did not like Nelle at all. It took TPTB too long to figure out what they wanted her to be, and by the time they did, I couldn't warm up to Nelle. I liked Ava from the beginning, but, I didn't like the direction they were taking her while she was with Griffin. I like her return to the not-so-nice Ava who is capable of being very dangerous if crossed. I think Maura West is one of the few actresses who could take a character that can be so vile, but yet, make the viewer feel sorry for her character at times.
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    GH: November 2018 Discussion Thread

    Actually, Mary Pat was one of the few new characters that I would have liked to have stuck around.
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    GH October 2018 Discussion Thread

    I know that it is not a given that Mary Pat got bumped off yet, but if that is what happens, I for one would be disappointed. Mary Pat would have been a great love-to-hate character that got added to the nursing staff. I know that Maura West is a veteran soap actress, but even though Frank Valentini has really bloated the cast for GH, I will say that this actress was a real find for the show. I am loving her performance as Ava ever since her character and her on-screen daughter have had a falling out. She is doing a stellar job. I know that with a serial murderer on the loose that no one is safe, but I can think of alot of characters I'd rather see go than Ava.
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    GH October 2018 Discussion Thread

    To me, it would have been more plausible for Scotty Baldwin to be Oscar's lawyer, and for Alexis to fight the good fight as a lawyer on behalf of her former son-in-law, who she had gotten along with rather well, once it was determined he was not Jason. That said, yes, Alexis certainly did deserve the slap! I am still in awe about how quickly the writers transformed Oscar from puppy dog cute into a totally unsympathetic whiner. Maybe part of the problem is, they are not dramatizing Oscar's physical suffering and pain enough. Everybody is doing alot of talking about the tumor, but, as a viewer, all I see is a bratty teenager, not a suffering person who is clearly not thinking straight. I think the show is so much better with Genie back, by leaps and bounds. I am in no way implying that none of the same problems that have been plaguing the show are still not there. They are, but, they are easier for me to deal with with GF back home. If what the rumor mills are saying is proven to be true, I'm kind of sad that Kiki will end up being one of Ryan's victims, because now, with Kiki being a constant thorn in Ava's side, the dynamic between Kiki and Ava is the most interesting it has ever been. I'd prefer to see alot more of it.
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    GH October 2018 Discussion Thread

    @vetsoapfan I really appreciate you sharing these details, the great majority of which were unknown to me. I, too, prefer more reality-based stories than I do mob violence or sci-fi stories on a soap. Today, I don't think most soaps have the money to do sci-fi well anymore, which is probably a blessing. I know most fans blasted the recent earthquake story on GH and its poor special effects, but it didn't bother me at all. I don't look for technical razzle dazzle on a soap. I'm still loving the Ava-Kiki battle. I've heard Haley Erin is leaving the show and rumors say they are killing Kiki off. That's a shame because all the arguing has really made Ava so much more interesting to me. I would have liked to have seen them do battle for longer.
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    GH October 2018 Discussion Thread

    @titan1978 I never thought about the effect of killing off Lesley Webber had in the way that you did, but you are right. Using the logic you have shared, it shows that we were actually very fortunate to get Heather Webber back as a recast under Monty's reign. I am certain that Tom Hardy returned under the pen of Ann Marcus, whose writing regime I enjoyed very much on GH at the time. I liked her work and Gene Palumbo's writing work on GH during the era after Monty's first departure from GH. https://interviews.televisionacademy.com/interviews/ann-marcus#show-clips
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    GH October 2018 Discussion Thread

    While EM's role diminished alot under Tom Donovan as producer, it was under Gloria Monty onward that Jessie became nothing more than a day player. While I gratefully acknowledge Ms. Monty's contributions toward saving the show from cancellation, I think Ms. Monty did a lousy job of respecting GH's past. I remember more than once, when GH would hit a new milestone, that barely any mention was made of the show's first fifteen years. Even today, I often feel that even avid fans look at the show as beginning in 1978.
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    GH October 2018 Discussion Thread

    I was not watching GH at the time of Shell Kepler's death, so I never knew what happened to Amy Vining. I do recall that they had a picture of Jessie and Amy shown at the resurrected Nurse's Ball after Ron and Frank's arrival. I will still watch the 28 second announcement on GH from John Beradino concerning EM's passing on YouTube, and even today, I still feel alot of emotion. And as far as I'm concerned, Morgan can stay dead.
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    GH October 2018 Discussion Thread

    I was unaware of any of this chatter, thanks for sharing!
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    GH October 2018 Discussion Thread

    It really is amazing to me how the writers have managed to transform Oscar from a cute adolescent in puppy love to an angry, rather unlikable teen. I don't blame the acting as much as the writing in this instance. There is only so much vindictive angst that I can take, and for me, I have reached my limit. On a different note, maybe alot of people would call me silly, since GH is only a soap and a piece of fiction, but it does bother me that Morgan has had far more memorials than Jessie Brewer ever did! Same for Nicholas, to a lesser extent.
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    GH October 2018 Discussion Thread

    Genie's back! The show is much better already!
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    General Hospital September Discussion

    I will say thing about GH that I do like lately, and that's Ava repeatedly making horrible and ugly remarks about her daughter. I loved the scene where Kiki slapped Ava across the face! It's wrong and perverse, but right now, it's the main story that keeps me coming back! Less interesting is Ava and Griffin's breakup or, the possible new romance between Kiki and Griffin. Since Griffin is now supposedly poor and struggling and without his work or his faith, let him turn to male prostitution or star in a porn film for something a little different!
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    General Hospital September Discussion

    I think you summed up what is the biggest complaint that many fans of the current version of GH complain about. While the writers have tried hard to emphasize family, what they have tried to do is make the Corinthos clan like the ATWT Hughes family, only with mob ties, and that just doesn't work, at least in daytime. Family emphasis is good on soaps, but in this case, they have chosen the wrong family to center the show around. I'm not saying that the Corinthos family needs to be written out altogether, but, they should not be written as the moral center and heroes of the show. Perhaps in a roundabout way, General Hospital has fallen into a trap of its own making. They have always tried so hard to create anti-heroes that they have forgotten how to write a good guy character with a solid background and keep him (or her) interesting. You know. Like Dr. Hardy or Lesley Webber.
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    Twists You Hated

    Nora was a smart character in the beginning, it is later writers who screwed her up. I never "met" Julia, as I was never a Santa Barbara viewer, but I think some Santa Barbara people were involved in the background of GH at the time of Alexis's introduction. I likewise think that Alexis didn't become ill-defined until later on. Like Norah, she began as a smart, independent, and witty lawyer. That was where I saw the parallel between the two and thought that they were very similar. I never bought "Julexis" from day one, actually. Cheryl Stansbury was the real love of Julian's life.
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    Twists You Hated

    I was not aware of that at all. I don't want to derail the subject of this thread, but, while I like the character of Alexis, am I the only one who sort of viewed her as a copycat character of Norah Buchanan on OLTL (at least initially)?
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