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The show is in desperate need of a cast-trimming before adding more characters.  Valentini prefers his retcon and new characters and doesn't give 2 f*cks about bringing back characters that actually used to be on the show. I hold little hope for Tom Hardy, Stephen Lars,  Lucky or even A.J.,  characters recognized by long time fans.

 

Drop Willow, Sam, Cyrus, Peter, Nina (let CW bring the full on crazy first), Brando, Gladys. put Finn on recurring, and leave RoHo in the heap of past cast members. I don't mind Cameron Mathison.  As said, he's a serviceable character actor-- (he's just the "fit in his Hallmark movies" for the leads).  He generally has chemistry with most of the actresses that he is paired with.

 

Honestly, I was hoping it was Vincent Irizarry to be Finola Hughes' new love interest now that they finally ended the paint drying story of boring Finn and Anna.

 

Recasting Josslyn with a stronger actress and adding a few recurring teens would be a wise decision, but this is FOOLISH FRANK IN CHARGE, so we'll see--as always. I'd imagine the money wasted on Howarth's salary could cast the teen set, but #firefrank needs to pay RoHo's mortgage, so........

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I liked Ryan during his initial run on the show from 1998 - 2002, and also for the first part of his return in 2003, under the Cambias murder umbrella storyline.

 

To me he exhibited a similar vibe as Trey, Leo and David from that time period, and was a natural successor to the likes of Jackson and Edmund in being a corner stone romantic interest who elevated his leading actress. I agree with the sentiments that he gives off a Jax vibe, as I think that was sort of what they created him for. He was a Prince Charming/Savior type to the often troubled Gillian, Kendell, Annie and Greenlee. I personally don't blame Mathison for the failure that was Rylee, he sparked well enough with Gillian, Kendell and Annie that I have a hard time seeing him as the problem. Greenlee as a character just had a sort of anti-chemistry with a lot of men, and Ryan was one of an endless string for her.

 

20 hours ago, DemetriKane said:

I agree on his B-list leading man quality.

 

Ryan was a decent character...All his other pairings had potential Liza, Kendall, Annie, and Madison...I was always intrigued on his Quest to become the next Adam Chandler and being Erica’s surrogate son. If they kept writing to that I could have seen him become a beloved character.

 

I agree with this. I think Cameron was able to make a lot work, he was just islanded with Greenlee as his focus for much of his second tenure. Had they leaned into virtually any other element for him from 2004, I think he would be more fondly remembered than he is today. He had real value with the Kanes, his business stories were serviceable, and I think he mixed well with most of the cast. Unfortunately from 2004 onward, the character was so closely tied to Greenlee, it sort of drowned everything else out which ironically coincided with when he started to become more and more front burner on the show (2004 - 2011). 

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14 hours ago, slick jones said:

The show is in desperate need of a cast-trimming before adding more characters.  Valentini prefers his retcon and new characters and doesn't give 2 f*cks about bringing back characters that actually used to be on the show. I hold little hope for Tom Hardy, Stephen Lars,  Lucky or even A.J.,  characters recognized by long time fans.

 

Drop Willow, Sam, Cyrus, Peter, Nina (let CW bring the full on crazy first), Brando, Gladys. put Finn on recurring, and leave RoHo in the heap of past cast members. I don't mind Cameron Mathison.  As said, he's a serviceable character actor-- (he's just the "fit in his Hallmark movies" for the leads).  He generally has chemistry with most of the actresses that he is paired with.

 

Honestly, I was hoping it was Vincent Irizarry to be Finola Hughes' new love interest now that they finally ended the paint drying story of boring Finn and Anna.

 

Recasting Josslyn with a stronger actress and adding a few recurring teens would be a wise decision, but this is FOOLISH FRANK IN CHARGE, so we'll see--as always. I'd imagine the money wasted on Howarth's salary could cast the teen set, but #firefrank needs to pay RoHo's mortgage, so........

 

Roger and Valentini can run off together and live happily ever after for all I care at this point. It's ridiculous Howarth remains employed and has had how many roles?

 

I don't mind Mathison but all I'm doing is asking "whyyyyyyy?". Is there a larger plan in play? I doubt it. It would be stupid to have him be Ryan. It would open up too many questions. Who knows what Pine Valley has in mind.

 

Same for Todd and the stans who cling to Howarth playing him again. It's stupid and they should fire the people who suggested it immediately.

 

Side note, I will say it amuses the hell out of me to watch the Billy Miller stans lose their minds on Twitter when anyone suggests someone as a Drew recast. LMAO. It's delightful.

 

And like, I'm sure a vet like Jon Lindstrom or Lisa Lo would like a contract again. Or maybe not? LOL. They still work enough. But like ... Frank you suck. They do well at times with the vets then they disappear for months/weeks on end and get tossed an episode or two. Where the [!@#$%^&*] is Lucy? Felicia's long gone. Bobbie and Monica get the occasional bone tossed their way. Has Bobbie had any scenes with her recast son Lucas? Nope. You'd also think with Carly being on 5 days a week that it would open up airtime opportunities for Bobbie and Lucas but nope. LOL. Although kudos to them for throwing Bobbie into the stupid Florence story. Though we've seen her once.

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i'm guessing this is they're planning on bringing Rebecca Budig back for a 3rd go around... lol

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1 hour ago, dio said:

i'm guessing this is they're planning on bringing Rebecca Budig back for a 3rd go around... lol

 

I've been waiting for that announcement to drop LOL. 

 

Even without Mathison coming onboard they needed to address the Hayden situation. This just makes it feel like it's coming anyday lol. 

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@skin Agreed! We see eye to eye on this! So much wasted potential just like every other character on that canvas their last decade. Regardless, I am excited for his soap return. 

 

Not sure if I’m ready to see Rebecca back on my screen. 

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On 4/5/2021 at 11:47 AM, titan1978 said:

Well, I did like Ryan at first.  Maybe he won’t be shoved down my throat again.

 

 

I'd sure like it if he were shoved down my throat!

Te he he!!

On 4/5/2021 at 12:53 PM, Errol said:

i have this feeling that there was a 10 years later clause in ABC's cancellation of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," otherwise "General Hospital" can't carry this many actors, especially on contract.

What do you mean by that kind of contract? I feel it's that these actors are playing out their contracts.

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On 4/5/2021 at 12:22 PM, Faulkner said:

I mean, he’s not a bad actor. He just was never talented or charismatic enough to warrant the elevated profile he received.

You say it perfectly. I never understood his mania. Like Camron/Ryan showed up in Pine Valley one day and it was like "Oh, he's interesting..." but then he began to dominate the show that had been an ensemble cast, a community, for 25 years. I resented that.

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8 hours ago, dragonflies said:

So is Frank trying to draw in the Home and Family crowd to GH? LOL 

 

Budig is more than likely coming back, and he's trying to get the AMC fans. lol 

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8 hours ago, allmc2008 said:

I'd sure like it if he were shoved down my throat!

Te he he!!

👁👁

you tickle me

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