See I find the show much better than I'd heard from the early years, but the one part that doesn't work for me is the Logan family. Brooke is a successful character from the gate, Storm has potential if given more to do and I like the concept of Beth although the actress (I'm still on the original) is weak. Katie and Donna are complete duds for me. I don't know if either gets better, but Katie's storyline is one note and Donna hasn't made much of an impression although the actress seems better than the one playing Katie. I can't see myself missing this family based on how dull they all are. You can tell he was inspired by the Foster family, but they had a lot more going for them that this family does. Snapper and Greg had real stories and personality and so did Jill and Liz. I feel like the writing is letting the Logan's down, but mostly they were just horribly cast outside of Brooke. Beth could've been a long term viable competition for Eric, but you need someone who can stand up next to Susan Flannery and John McCook and this first actress ain't it.
Sharing sets was one of the reasons Port Charles got selected. They had their own sets too, but both shows used the hospital sets and some places around town.
While watching a bunch of Reilly era DAYS episodes, I really miss a set like Salem Place. It was such a great idea, made the show seem more like a prime time one.
I think the hospital set on GH looks great, I just don’t think they use it effectively enough. The way JFP had it designed, it has lots of potential that nobody has quite utilized fully yet. I think it is the most fully successful hospital set since Monty added the round nurses hub, hallways, and elevators with the big numbers. I hated Riche’s late 1990’s renovation, which just looked like a big square room.