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GH Releases Its Summer 2018 Promo Featuring New Photos of Your Faves

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Bring on the sunshine!  General Hospital has released its Summer Fun 2018 promo, featuring: new images of your Port Charles favorites from a recent photoshoot by ABC.

Look for pics of: William deVry, Tamara Braun, Nancy Lee Grahn, Michelle Stafford, James Patrick Stewart, Finola Hughes, Kin Shriner, Laura Wright, Maurice Bernard, Chad Duell, Kelly Monaco, Kirsten Storms, and many, many more.

Watch it below, and then let us know what you think of the new promo for GH.  Will it be fun and dramatic summer on the ABC daytime drama series? Comment below.

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  1. Satan

    June 5, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    I’ll be the first one to say it….

    There’s no Genie Francis in that cheesy ad. Isn’t she supposed to be back for the summer?

    • Shay

      June 10, 2018 at 3:04 am

      Only when h#!! freezes over…any approximation on when that shall be happening, Satan?

  2. Mister Media

    June 5, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    The best cast in daytime! Long live GH!

    • Judy todd

      June 6, 2018 at 7:06 am

      Love GH, been watching from beginning. HOPE IT STAYS ON FOREVER, Great photos of cast, especially Sonny!

  3. su000

    June 5, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Curtis is totally wasted with Jorden, as a couple, they could bore the hair off of a statue.

    Finn and Anna suck– fluttering Anna and lovesick Finn are quite empty.
    Finn and Alexis were/are way more vibrant and interesting.

    Poor Michael no matter who they put him with he is always ehhh.

    Valentin is a wussy.. the Devil Incarnate is a lovesick puppy and he brings whimpy shame to the Cassidines.

    Franco has lost his sharp edge being paired with mama Liz.

    and- Griff, every time he’s upset with Ava his face looks like he’s painfully constipated.

    Sam and Jason are a fail, nuff said.

    GH needs to dump its stale boring couples and start over, with new ideas, new writers.
    Bottom line; GH couples are gawdawful terrible.

    (whew! that felt good! ahaaa! let er rip! 🙂

    The only ‘villain’, the bad guy that GH can churn out is Nelle well that’s really sad and another ehhh.

    • Jimh

      June 5, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      I agree with you on everything…

      • su000

        June 5, 2018 at 10:46 pm

        hi Jimh-
        You have watched the soaps for decades,,
        I’m sure you will know these couples.
        ((we were discussing soap couple, and after I was sent this list of awesome couples informing me they were couples that was never boring and that they put the now boring GH couples to shame.(I’m not familiar with them)
        Luke and Laura
        Cliff and Nina
        Greg and Jenny
        Jesse and Angie
        Tad and Dixie
        Jesse and Angie
        Dimitri and Erica
        Bianca and Maggie
        Ken and Deirdre
        Jack and Jennifer
        Jax and Brenda
        Nikolas and Emily
        Lucky and Elizabeth
        John Paul and Craig
        (what you think- then and now??)

        • Jimh

          June 6, 2018 at 7:41 am

          Those were great couples…unlike today!!!!

      • Celia

        June 9, 2018 at 5:15 pm

        Yeah, Jimmy….SuzieQ does have a way with words….LOL.
        But, tonight, I am in such a good mood, I can even kiss Carly, Sonny and Peter.
        I was in Elmont, Ny ( Belmont Park) today….my gorgeous hose, Justify, won!!!!!!! Muscle and sinew… He won the Triple Crown, y’all!!!!!!
        I thought I’d die….lost my voice screaming like a mad-woman…..he won by two lengths!! Imagine that!!!!!!!.
        My beautiful winner!! ,…..3-year old colt –best show ever!!
        I’m ready for the Grand Slam in November.

        • Jimh

          June 9, 2018 at 9:11 pm

          Congratulations…i wasnt so lucky today-i lost at bingo!!!

          • Celia

            June 10, 2018 at 12:54 pm

            HaHaHaHa….there’s my Jimmy coming back with one of his “too funny” retorts!!!!! Good one, J.❤️

        • Shay

          June 11, 2018 at 5:45 am

          So then, CeeCee, are you one of the actual investors in Justify, or do you mean you simply bet on the winning horse??? Just wondering…oh, and I replied to your last comment on the Wes and Laura thread….please do check it out!

          • Celia

            June 11, 2018 at 6:20 pm

            LOL, Shay….no, I am not a betting person, nor am I an investor, albeit members of my family are.
            I just love horses with a passion. I love watching the fluidity of their every move—as I said; muscle and sinew—-beautiful!! Perfection!! Other than a panther, I don’t think there are species so proudly gorgeous…..the neck; the tilt of the head—stuff of poetry, if I were a poet, LOL.
            Justify caught my eye since the day he became visible to the public.
            I have always had my own horse—love riding….mainly quarter horses…the freedom is exhilarating, Shay, and the sensation is fresh and new each and every time.
            I know it sounds ‘fairytailish’, but you do become one with your ride if the love and passion is there. Euphoric…
            I lack words describing my personal feeling.
            I will now check out the Wes/Laura thread…HaHa.
            Ciao, bella.

          • Shay

            June 12, 2018 at 2:22 am

            I only asked because I grew up with a classmate whose family was into horse breeding, especially for racing purposes…they had a huge farm and her mother expended a great deal of effort to get us all interested in the equine lifestyle….lots of horseback riding activities, although I never caught the bug myself. Later, I had college friends who were into jumping and dressage events….again, not my thing, but I do understand the passion to which you allude…I’ve heard it all before. Happy riding, mia amica!

          • Shay

            June 12, 2018 at 2:32 am

            P.S. Meant to type “equestrian lifestyle!” Have to quit responding when I’m half-asleep!

  4. Patrick

    June 5, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    ^^^ Sonny and Carly pic. I am so – sick – of looking at their “mug” shots.. along w/Frank Valentini… this trio have forever ruined, General Hospital. they have no depth, no meaning, and lack character. Is Michael dead ? oy… good camera photoshop… YOUR dimpled one is not looking THAT good

    SUNSHINE : IS there any thing SEXIER than Julian and Kim. NO unless Drew gets in the pic. nothing SEXIER

    OK … ITS CHASE !

    i’d like to see Frank Valentini : Shelley : Chris : tag in Jean… and see these 4 dullard hanging on the cross

    they STINK… after all the Nurses’ ballin’. after the last place SINK. this is brass tacks time. cajones

    • Soaphound

      June 6, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      Thank you Patrick. Drew and Chase are the only guys on GH who get my pulse racing.

  5. Toni

    June 5, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    No photo of Nellie? Hopefully she’ll be gone soon!

  6. Lucy D

    June 5, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    There are a lot of angry fans out there after viewing this. The Julexis fans aren’t happy. Where’s Ava? And Finn & Anna? Even Griffin is missing.

    The Triangle of Passivity isn’t shown.

    GH needs to develop their younger crowd. We need an older Cam hanging with Joss. We need Molly & TJ shown with Kiki & Chase.

  7. JMER

    June 5, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    I don’t dare head to Twitter to see the gazillions of complaints about them adding Wes Ramsey and Michelle Stafford to the main promo pic along with Sonny & Carly. I can’t remember if Finola has been in it before but good for them if they added her (although I expect she’s on very little this summer so it’s false advertising) and Wally (who I hope has story but I expect he doesn’t.) And the song: sunshine, good vibes, good times, LOL fans will have a field day with that one–as IF GH has even one ounce of fun or lightness in it these days.

    • Lucy D

      June 5, 2018 at 5:18 pm

      The promo has been liked by less than 5% of the people who’ve seen it. Not a good sign

    • dmr

      June 6, 2018 at 7:32 am

      Did you see the 3 or 4 promo photos of Mr. and Mrs. Wright? Why? They aren’t a couple on the show. This is just ridiculous. Plus, he is in the group photo, next to his mama bear. Most of the people on social media dislike the actor and the character, and TPTB continue to give him story and on-air coverage, oh, and the summer promo feature.

      • JMER

        June 6, 2018 at 12:18 pm

        No. I seriously try NOT to read the GH soap news on Twitter. It’s such a downer. I just come here and sometimes just scan the headlines to see if things are getting better. BUT I do follow a ton of soap fans on Twitter (we tweet Classic GH and watch it together) so I did have a pic of Wes & Laura landing on my TL that looked like a promo but a fan tweeted it out so I assumed it was a joke. Guess it’s not so funny anymore. I have absolutely nothing against the actor. I just don’t like story and his character which I’m sure is the case with most. However, when they flaunt how he was hired and his relationship with Laura, they’ve got to know it fans the flames for many people. I just get nauseated and completely tune out the news (I tuned out the show long ago.) I mean most Anna fans are paying attention only in hopes that they won’t damage her anymore and maybe reverse it at some point–and she is taking off for her summer break soon so anything that’s going to happen will happen right now.

    • Harry

      June 7, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      Parking Lot Peter will soon be known as the Henrik Maneuver—now we have to endure yet another redemption storyline.

  8. MJ100

    June 5, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Now if GH would only change their boring opening credits to something more along the lines of this promo…even if it reminds me of AMC’s opening.

    • Scott (ATWT Fan)

      June 6, 2018 at 5:41 am

      Pretty sure they won’t, because people would complain it’s too close to the openings for All My Children, etc.

    • dmr

      June 6, 2018 at 7:29 am

      Reminded me of AMC’s opening too.

  9. Jimh

    June 5, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    The only moments i like on the show is Nelle and Dr. Lisel…Anna is used to prop poopy Peter The Scenery Eater…my doctor advise me to avoid the sun…maybe he means GH where its way to Sonny…watching Jason is like looking at a store manniquin(spelling)…already sick of Chase…he is now the only cop in town…i could go on but why bother…anyway, i rarely watch this show anymore!!!!

    • Celia

      June 8, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      As usual, I agree, Jimmy….except for Chase. I understand how you would be tired of him….I get it. He is kept in the back burner….however, with Daddy in town, things will be stirred up, affording Chase’ s story to impact us, unexpectedly, with something outrageously spicy.
      What about; Chase is really Finn’s son? Not his brother?
      Imagine that, Jimmy!! LOL. It could happen.

  10. Joyce and Bear and Bret Denny

    June 6, 2018 at 5:48 am

    LOVE GH WITH ALL MY HEART!!
    THE PICS ARE PERFECT!!

  11. Timmm

    June 6, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Well, what it looks like is they have NO idea what stories they are going to “Write” for the upcoming summer. This summer, we want sun, not rain! Here is my breakdown:

    Sun: Drew, Oscar and Kim. I totally forget Tamara was Carly. I really enjoy Kim.

    Sun: Mike. He should try Dr. Maddox’s experimental procedure. He has nothing to lose. Lay
    off the Croton BS!

    Sun: Anna, Robert, Emma and Robin.

    Sun: Julian, Lucas and Brad. Let the guys bond!

    Sun: Chase and NuMaxie!

    Rain: Valentin, Nina, Amy, Finn, Jordan, T.J., Molly and PETER! [7 out of 8 are Frank’s creations!]

    PS: Could we go ONE summer day not hearing Morgan’s name and Epiphany bullying a cop?

    • Celia

      June 7, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      I like it, T….but, Nina stays. LOL.
      I had mentioned Maxie and Chase as a couple, too.
      Morgan, Morgan, Morgan, Morgan!! HaHa.❤️

    • dmr

      June 12, 2018 at 11:17 am

      “The Moron” has taken over the show-in death!

  12. Celia

    June 7, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Not too thrilled….looking forward to seeing Carly stew in prison. I only wish Sonny would go with her.
    The courtroom setting was over the top for me……too staged, albeit, Nelle is killing it.
    Carly vs. Nelle and vice versa….if looks could kill, guys!! Yet, I must admit the complete and utter riveting performace of both, was impeccable…..loved Elizabeth as the DA, as well…..is she assistant DA?
    I found Ava’s scene, as a witness for the prosecution, kind of lame, not credible……surprisingly enough, her over -acting, bolstering Nelle’s fake defenseless demeanor, was a negative—she should not have tried so hard….Less is more.
    I agree with su0000….Nelle is magnifique!!
    I wanted to point out that, I get the feeling Michael has something up his sleeve. Does he question Nelle’s truth? ….or lack thereof? Is he pretending? Does he believe his mother? Is he giving Nelle a false sense of security before he pounces? Have I underestimated Michael as a dud? LOL.

  13. Shirley Long

    June 14, 2018 at 10:13 am

    I’m loving GH these days. So many different twists and turns and storylines. I TVo it every day so I can go back and look at different scenes just to make sure I don’t miss anything. Love these people.

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