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GH's EP Frank Valentini on The New Opening, Changes Ahead, And The Competition!

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Following the General Hospital panel at the recent ABC Summer Press Tour TCA’s, On-Air On-Soaps had a few moments to ask GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini his thoughts on the new GH show open, what other changes he has planned for the lone ABC that may reflect in the the look and feel of it, and how he feels GH compares to his soap opera competition on the other networks!  Here is what the talented Valentini had to say about it!

Valentini on the decision of who to include in the opening and why it was made much shorter: “We need to think of General Hospital as a show that keeps evolving and so we put some of the newer characters into the open. We also made it shorter  so there is more programming content too.  So all the time taken out of our open was put into our show.  I think that is really exciting and good for the fans too, as there is more General Hospital.  I think that was more important that seeing the opening of the show, because a lot of fans said they fast-forward through it.

Valentini on other changes he plans to make to the look and feel of GH, when he has already quickened the pace and spread out the wealth of story among many characters similar to how he made OLTL a success:  “There are many things I want to do and I am someone who looks to the future.  I think there is a lot more. General Hospital is such a giant brand that has a lot of equity in it and I want to exploit and explore that.  I think a couple of the other changes we made are the lighting changes and the way the shows looks, which people have responded too. We have boxing ring sequences with Sonny that are cinematic. It is great for story, and it is also visually exciting and something like that will  always enhance the viewer experience.  This is a show that shot in HD and really beautiful. “

Valentini on if he checks out what his competitors are doing, and how he thinks GH stacks up against them:  “I am always listening and paying attention to what other people are doing, but I don’t think the other shows can touch General Hospital right now.”

So what do you think of the shorter opening?  Are you getting used to it?  And, do you see and feel the rhythm and look of GH evolving?   And, finally, how do you think GH stacks up against DAYS, Y&R and B&B?   Weigh-in!

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Monica
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Monica

I definitely noticed the changes in lighting – it’s softer and more realistic. In comparing it with other soaps, I agree with Valentini. YR writing has lacked so much in the last two years I can’t even watch it. DAYS rebooted itself almost a year ago, but there’s nothing exciting going on there.

I was a huge OLTL fan and saw the introduction of a few OLTL characters a great way for GH to gain OLTL fan support. I’m hopeful that GH will continue for many years to come.

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with what you said on the second paragraph of your comment OLTL fan support for GH..

Christi
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Christi

I do not feel it looks softer or more realistic. I feel the lights are too bright and are glaring. I really really really miss the way it used to be lit. It just gave GH a cool, edgy vibe. Even more I miss RC Cates, the old background music guy/music director. He had such a sensitive touch. The new music people are improving, so that’s good… but they need more silences.. more NO music. Go watch old GH and there are so many POWERFUL scenes with NO music.. they let the ACTORS do the work. But then, when the… Read more »

Trisha
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Trisha

I agree. It’s so obvious that the new writers do NOT know the GH characters, their personalities or their histories. All of a sudden Sonny and Carly are not even talking, even about their kids. It’s just plain strange. There are no familial connections anymore and everyone is off doing something by themselves, with someone that doesn’t make sense…GH is unrecognizable and that’s a shame after all these yrs on the air.

Ces
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Ces

OLTL’s success? Um, OLTL is no longer on the air so these little changes may not be successful for GH in the long run. I don’t like the new opening at all. Too many characters on the show that have nothing to do.

Matt
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Matt

OLTL’s cancellation has nothing to do with it’s artistic success. In fact, it had better ratings than GH when it was cancelled.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

OLTL was ABC’s highest rated soap and GH has had small but measurable gains since the team of Frank Valentini took over as the EP and Ron Carlivati as head writer. There are always extraneous characters in “soapland” not every character can be involved in every story. The introduction of OLTL characters is no different than random arrivals of Maggie, Joe Scully, Ewen and whoever else the flavor of the day is. The only difference is that the arrival of OLTL characters may have given GH an infusion of people (like myself) who stopped watching GH years ago because they… Read more »

aria
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aria

yeah, better rating in its last year, lets not rewrite history here, if OLTL was such a cash cow for abc, why would they let it go over GH?

Richard
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Richard

Now I understand the opening. Don’t like it, but I do get his point. And it is true, NONE of the other shows can touch GH right now. That is why I so do not understand its ratings.

susan M.
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susan M.

I like seeing all the actors & actresses in the intro like OLTL use to have..

Allison
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Allison

I’ll take more show over more opening. GH has always been superior to OLTL which is why it’s still on the air. Writing, acting and directing all better and now, I love the new lighting. Even the wardrobe and sets have gotten better. More color and class. LOVE IT, ALWAYS LOVED IT, he just impressed on an already great show and has made it even better.

susan M.
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susan M.

Yes GH is better because of the ex-writers of OLTL!!!!! Thanks to them GH is finally on the right track…And I don’t think Gh has always been superior to OLTL…..I always watched OLTL more than GH. When OLTL was on…Just recentely started watching Gh when the crossovers from OLTL came on….To me in the past I felt GH too many mob oriented stories…But now, it has improved & is much better now thanks to the writers of OLTL…..

susan M.
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susan M.

Thanks to Frank & Ron the ex-writing team of OLTL ..Gh is exploding in a extremely good way…..

JaSamOneHopeOneFaithOneLove
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JaSamOneHopeOneFaithOneLove

GH sucks the opening sucks & takes away from the history of GH!! FV&RC is not listening to the GH Fans.. and it surely reflects in the ratings.. FV ur correct when saying the other shows can’t touch GH.. because GH is last place far worser than the other shows… ThankYou Micheal for allowing me to state my honest opinion…

GHFan
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GHFan

You have no idea what a good soap is . It seems as though you don’t like the soap because Jason and Sam are not together. There is more to GH then Jason and Sam. Get a grip, I wish GH was two hrs long. I can’t get enough

David
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David

You hit the nail on the head! 🙂

angela
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angela

Stop complaining! My God where have you been the past year and a half? OLTL’s ratings were HIGHER than GH’s! It’s no secret the huge mistake abc made by canceling OLTL. We all know now how flawed the rating system is. When Bob Guza took over everyone was so excited thinking he was going to make changes and put GH back on top. All he did was to put the show into a coma. When abc brought FV and RC to GH they knew they would once again work their magic as they did with OLTL. They came in in… Read more »

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

Well said, Angela! I agree with all the points that you made!

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with Angela, on her entire post!!!!!!!!! Yes stop complaining you still have your favorite soap & you can still watch it..My #1 favorite soap is gone (OLTL)…OLTL crossovers a plus for GH.. More viewers!!!!!!!!!!! This is a good thing… Angela made a lot of good points………….Everyone should read them!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

Gh doesn’t S–CK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

aria
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aria

oh yeah, you OLTL viewers have really made a difference, because GH is now #3 or#4 woo hoo, you guys have really helped in the ratings, you should actually be thanking GH for making room for those crapy oltl crossover character because oh my god, they’re so rich with history and depth. and what was GH without them before? I mean think about it, Starr is the next singing superstar, i see her giving Britney Spear a run for her money, and John, well yeah, really he’s going to put Sonny and Jason away i see it coming and as… Read more »

angela
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angela

Aria you need to reread what I wrote, because you either missed the point I was trying to make or you’re just too ignorant to understand what I was saying. First of all no one actor or actress can save a show. Bob Guza ruined GH! He did nothing. His storylines were dark and depressing. He turned out to be nothing more than a huge disappointment. Jill Farren Phelps had her day. It was time for new blood and abc went with Frank Valentini. He and Ron C proved themselIves on oltl. Its no secret that the show should have… Read more »

kimscharms55
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kimscharms55

Sorry Angela, I disagree theonly time the ratings for One life soared was when it was announced uit was being canceled. and your wrong again about G.H. under Guza and Pharen Phelps G.H. had chart topping ratings plus allot of other Emmy awards to their credirtr. He didn’t put G.H. into a coma .yes some of his stories could be considered redundant so di these cartoon hacks Cartini at one life. Please for example tjhe “JESS/Tess?Bess/Wes and the rapist Bobby Ford? and John Mc Bat to the rescue they hypocritical ass wipe . Please these 2 writers are intent on… Read more »

kimscharms55
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kimscharms55

Angela, Calling people ignorant just show that you are the ignorant one. Posters are allowed their opinions and calling people names is just rude and wrong.G.H. has had 49 years of
being a number 1 soap and yes at times it was a sleeper not all soaps are always going to be fantastic Jeez one Life sucked for many years starting with Dena Higley and ending up with Cartini ,.
the only reason the ratings soared was because of Cancellation. so name calling posters is rude an insensitive . This is still free America.

angela
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angela

Kim you are right I probably should not have called her ignorant. But her whole post was surreal. I mean I felt as though she thought she was speaking about real people and not actors playing a role. Guza was brought in last July to turn things around and he fell flat. You can’t argue that. Everyone, myself included thought when abc brought him in last summer he would bring new life to the show. And yes JPP did work her magic. So did Glory Monty all those years ago. But it was time for her to move on. GH… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

Great post!!!! Love it!

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

I like that by the intro being shorter we get more GH story! That is way more important than the intro to me.

SZima
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SZima

I agree Debbie. And it’s true…anyone who records the show (as I do) FF’s the intro anyway. I wouldn’t care if it was even shorter and showed none of the characters.
I used to think I liked the previous opening because it showed the actors real/character names, but after watching it once, I never watched it again, so what’s the point?

I wish primetime would take the hint! I understand those actors, being on only once a week, probably want their credit shown every week, but some of them are soooo long, they are just wasting time.

Christine
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Christine

You know, I didn’t like the short opening the first couple of days, but now I find myself wanting to HEAR more of it. It is kind of futuristic and if you blink, you miss it. 🙂 I only fast-forwarded the opening sequence when they used those flashing lights because it triggered my migraines!! I think even if the opening was longer I would not fast-forward because it is edgy. I never fast-forward Y&R’s opening of Nadia’s Theme. As for the lighting, I have definitely noticed the changes. I could actually see Rebecca Herbst’s BLUE eyes at Kelly’s in her… Read more »

Brandy
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Brandy

I did miss the old starter, but he makes a valid point, that I often skipped it if I could. Never thought of it that way. I love stuff like the boxing scene because there was such real conversation instead of shoot em up bang bang

Karen
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Karen

I always thought the new opening was great and couldn’t believe when people complained. I told them it’s the show that matters and not the opening. GH is just so good since Frank came on. Every day I can’t wait until the next episode. I have always watch GH through the good times and the bad but now it’s ALL GOOD. Thanks Frank

Judy
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Judy

I couldn’t have said it any better, Karen. I totally agree with you!

Marci
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Marci

I totally agree but would add Ron to also get credit for making our GH great again! RE: the opening, no opening could ever be worse than the guys in tuxedos opening. They kept it for so long that out of the 11 male characters shown there were only 4 left on the show before they finally changed it. (And, yes, I was so annoyed that I actually counted!). I prefer the shorter opening/more story time.

BTripp
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BTripp

I’m used to it and actually like it. I want them to add Kirsten Storms though if they can. As far as his comment about other shows not being able to touch GH right now, I agree even though it sounds kinda vain.

SZima
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SZima

I don’t think it vain…he’s just proud. And for the most part, rightly so.

maggiejinx
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maggiejinx

I like the new opening. Maybe at the end of the week they can list the actors. The show is really good I look forward to it. It hustles right along. He has blended the two shows seamlessly.

Judy
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Judy

Well said, maggiejinx. I agree. He has blended the two shows seamlessly. I was skeptical at first, even though I loved both shows. Didn’t think it could be done. But Valentini/Carlivati have done an outstanding job.

gloria
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gloria

Y’all are so right! Something about this new GH feels OLTLish-the lighting, the pacing, something. I just love it. When I walk thru the room & look up & see Starr & Todd, I just die! I feel like I am watching OLTL. Today when they were talking about Natalie, Liam, Viki, Blair, it just helped me to hear their names. I look forward to GH every day now & not just because of the OLTL actors. It is just plain BETTER.

aria
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aria

Judy,maggiejinx,and gloria, your all so right, Ron and Frank have seamlessly blended all the bad of GH with all the bad of OLTL,still more sonny and jason and sam, now mix in with with the cheesyness of horrible new opening, hundreds of flashbacks, and recycled OLTL storylines. I was skeptical to and didn’t think it could be done, but wow, it has, so now we have the worst of both shows.

Doug
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Doug

The show has greatly improved-it was virtually unwatchable last year. I love the OLTL characters and wish they would try to bring Erika Slezak, Andrea Evans or maybe Kim Zimmer as Echo over for some storylines. AND PLEASE BRING ON KASSIE AS BLAIR AND FLORENCIA AS TEA PERMANENTLY!!!!!!!! The pace is faster and I actually look forward to the show. THANKS FRANK AND RON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My only problem is the baby switch thing is a bit tired and I hate the fact that GH is going to be on at the same time as DAYS in Los Angeles. I will watch… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree what you said about OLTL characters .. More of them on GH.. Love Erika Slezak She is my #1 favorite from OLTL….And I would like to see Roxie, GiGI , Rex…………………………….I Like GH better now than from 1-2 years ago….

Doug
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Doug

Yes-I’d love to see the Balsoms including Roxie join GH or at least visit! I’d also like to see Bobbie Spencer RN. return to the show. Today’s show was great as well!!!

Lynn A
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Lynn A

I totally disagree with bringing on more OLTL characters! I do love that Todd and John are there, could possibly do w/o Starr, but the cast is big enough and the GH cast has history to build on, we don’t need more newbies! I hate when people think they’ve blended the two soaps seemlessly, they only brought 3 characters over, that’s hardly blending both soaps! I have noticed the lighting and do think it makes the show much more modern! Thank you Frank for bringing the show to the 21st century!

susan M.
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susan M.

If the shoe was on the other foot. It woudn’t bother me in the least…I like seeing OLTL characters on GH..OLTL was my favorite soap and I still miss it & enjoy seeing them on GH… They are not quite blended..Did you watch OLTL ever??????? It will be my #1 favorite soap on or not…

susan M.
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susan M.

You should be happy you still have your favorite soap GH ..Mine is gone(OLTL).. This is for comment on 7/10 at 7:11am…

susan M.
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susan M.

Gh is my second favorite soap…

Velvet
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Velvet

I love the new opening and I love GH. I was never a fan of GH but when OLTL went off, I need to watch something and I wanted to support GH (even if I despise ABC for taking the soaps off the air). I love that the show incorporated OLTL characters and I am excited to continue to get to know and grow with the GH characters as well!

susan M.
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susan M.

I will support GH…….I agree w/everything else you said…………

Tiffany
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Tiffany

The direction with GH ..loving it !! I dont understand Ewen ..but I think either a he is Jerry’s kid or b just caught up in something . Sam and Jason , the baby ? Oh I think Tea should be on the show full time along with Blair !! Oh and I think once Johnny’s secrets come out ..push Cary towards Todd . Shaun and Alexis .. steamy !! Oh and Joe Jr , Trey , and Kate/Connie GREAT JOb on that storyline . If anyone is ganna figure out what Dr Ewen has been doing it will be… Read more »

Vanessa
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Vanessa

I am really! really! trying to support GH especially since they brought over OLTL characters. I like the shorter opening and I also like the previews at the end. I am concerned about the way FV and RC are changing the history of OLTL. First of all, they get rid of Cole and Hope and then they have totally changed Natalie’s character. She would never take off like she did and never get restraining orders on John. She would be in PC kicking Sams … I am really disappointed with that so I don’t know if I will keep watching… Read more »

MEG
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MEG

GH is back and I am watching live (ok, listening while at work and watching DVD-R later) … which I have not done in a long while…. it is just getting better and better! Love the new blood and new twists and turns. It is one of the best shows on television and at 5 hours a week, with no season breaks, it is addictive!

Christy
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Christy

i’ve never watched anything but ABC soaps, so can’t do any comparison to the other shows, but can compare it to GH from years ago. The show has really been reved up! I really like the quickened pace, more script pages done per show is great. Many times I’ll be watching and it’s really going great and I worry that it’s about over and check the time on the DVD and it’s usually at the half way mark, so plenty more good show to watch. In the old days it didn’t seem like much had happened and then it was… Read more »

Rod
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Rod

I disagree with him About the opening. I don’t FF abd it gets me going & excited ! It’s our theme song! Cut out the lame previews than cause those are stupid
MUSS MY GH THEME SONG & OPENING

ricardo
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ricardo

frank valentini is doing a wonderful job on general hospital. he saved general hospital from being cancelled. please frank keep up the good work. i heard a big rumour that bobbie spencer jackie zeman will be coming back to general hospital very soon. hopefully its true. i miss her so much. frank valentini is one hot man. very good looking guy. always had a crush on him.

MikeT
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MikeT

GH is sooo much better than it was 6 months ago !The additions of Todd,Heather,McBane and Anna are great !!I hope they all stay on the show permanantly and keep stiring thing up as they have been.Robin Mattson has really stood out with emmy worthy performances !!

susan M.
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susan M.

DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jerrica
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jerrica

im hooked right now..i want Natalie and Liam to show up tho!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I don’t know if that is going to happen now after what Todd did by sending Natalie the photo of John kissing Sam……John left for Llanview to see Liam…Natalie won’t let John see him now & she took his paassport to boot….I want them to kiss & make-up…..John forgave her now she should forgive John..

Jen
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Jen

I like the new opening. The last one always seemed off to me. The lighting was strange, and the actors seemed stiff. So far, I am really happy with the changes being made, the whole show has a much better look and feel to it. Everyone seems much more relaxed. And the characters from OLTL have fit in perfectly. I have to admit though, watching Heather Webber drive Todd Manning nuts is my favorite interaction on the show. They have amazing chemistry! But things won’t be right until Natalie comes to Port Charles and pays Sam a visit regarding that… Read more »

Lynn A
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Lynn A

I couldn’t agree more with the Crazy Calling statement! I always loved Todd and his humor on the show is much needed! The little digs he gets in are always great and have me laughing every day he’s on!

Kimberly
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Kimberly

I want that “Crazy Calling” ringtone they could make a FORTUNE if they sold it!!!

aria
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aria

didn’t natalie cheat on john with her sister boyfriend? she’s not exactly miss innocent.

James
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James

GH’s theme was it’s identity. Valentini took it away and inserted some intergalactic sounding jingle. Look at Dallas on TNT. The same opening and it felt just like being back on Southfork after all these years. I don’t need 20 seconds of show in place of an opening. If he wanted to shorten it give us a bumper type opening by the GH song. Like he said himself, GH is a brand!!! I hate it more on a daily basis.

aria
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aria

james i agree with you, dallas reference was a great expample, but i don’t think he gets it.

Sue
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Sue

I’m with you guys. Who are they kidding when they say they did it to get more GH. They’re gaining ad time. It’s a non-opening to me. Bring back the ambulance opening! That’s -General Hospital is on!

dg
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dg

I agree. And my beef is that they removed the show’s signature- The LA County Med Center that has been there since the 60s! To me that building is General Hospital and I started watching in 1969! The majority of the history and and constancy has been gutted from this show and that’s death to a soap opera. The Dallas reboot seamlessly honors history while moving forward with a strong new generation. GH doesnt even seem anything like the same show. I hate it as well. I also hate Cartini’s dumbed down, so called “fun” stories. They are lame and… Read more »

Christi
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Christi

I miss the way before the intro came on we would hear the beginning of the music.. it had this intensity to it.. this new “music” is just strange, not intense at all.. just no emotion to it at all. I like your description… “intergalactic jingle ” and I totally agree, shorten it or keep the old intro.. although I’m more upset about the lighting, background music and almost all script writers being replaced with OLTL.. esp when our GH ones were so much better!!!!! Wasn’t minding RC/FV when Cates and the old light crew and the old script writers… Read more »

Trisha
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Trisha

IA…They could have left a bit of the GH theme that is recognized. What would the harm in that be? This one represents nothing.

the brother
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the brother

the new opening is garbage. in the faster-paced soap world, his stories need to evolve sooner (like Sam having a a baby in under 6 mos, new Xtina, etc)…and by the way, there are way too many back burner/filler characters on this friggen soap! we need to lose Mike-Starr, Mac-Felicia (until Frisco swoops in), Shawn-Lex, and most of all Elizabeth…holy crap is she ever a waste of a soap contract. sweep these ppl under the rug or pretend they never existed and get Scorpio back asap. He and Luke and Holly and Anna need to go on an adventure this… Read more »

aria
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aria

yeah, lets not make you a GH consultant any time, your ideas suck brother!

Lynn A
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Lynn A

Agreed, Aria! He wants characters that haven’t been around since the 90s, and lose characters that are relevent today?! Makes no sense! I liked Felicia and Frisco too, but have you seen the two of them lately? Botox has not been their friend!

dg
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dg

I think you would make a great story consultant. GH desperately needs an adventure story. But on the contrary I love Becky Herbst as Liz. And dont hold your breath for a quick resolution to the Robin story. Kim has a new job with a direction fellowship so she cant make long term commitments to GH.
So I predict she will be missing for quite a while.

susan M.
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susan M.

What wrong with Mike-Starr,Mac & Felicia… What do you mean burner-filler characters???? I like scorpio…. Don’t agree on GH storyline & what charcters they should ex-off in your comments………

Jeanne
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Jeanne

You’re living in the past, my friend! I loved all those people too but that was the 80″s! I’m so glad Anna is around and Heather is a riot! You have to bring in the new without completely forgetting about the old. That’s what makes these soaps so great–the history of almost 50 years!

Barb Harnedy
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Barb Harnedy

Now that I know that the extra time due to a shorter opening will mean more scenes in the actual show (less cut out scenes), then I’m all for it!! I’m really liking the faster pace and the quick cutting back and forth between scenes….it keeps us viewers on our toes for sure!! I’m hoping for some actual happy and funny scenes coming up now that Lulu will be telling Dante that she’s pregnant!! Can’t wait!!! Thank you Frank and Ron!!!

Gloria E
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Gloria E

I think the new opening is very cutting edge & makes GH look so much more sophisticated than the other soaps still left on the air..I have been watching since I was a kid (used to watch with my mom Jessie & Phil Brewer & Audrey & Steve Hardy)…but like all things newer isn’t always better but in this case definately…before they took over I could hardly watch with all that MOB garbage..Frank & Ron are awesome..keep up the good work I luv watching GH…Luv, luv, luv Todd on GH even better than I liked him on OLTL & I… Read more »

Rick
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Rick

The new opening is AWFUL, and I can’t believe anyone likes it. It’s too short to make any impact, and it moves too fast. There’s no respect for any actor, who whizzes by you so fast it’s ridiculous. Valentini’s claim that we now get “more story,” is crap. You mean those two extra lines of dialogue we get? Or that longing look from one character to another? Or that flashback scene? More than likely, ad time has been bumped up. I’d respect Valentini more if he said “We want to stay on the air, so it was all about making… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

Rick, I agree with much of what you say even though I do not think the opening is “awful.” 🙂 As I write this I am sitting here having a quick dinner with my children while we listen to one of my old CDs of classic TV themes. It isn’t just visual openings that are missing these days, but musical ones (like Perry Mason). I know that cable gets it. Mad Men is a perfect example. My husband recently turned me onto Game of Thrones and that is another one beautifully done. It’s sad because people used to get awards… Read more »

David
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David

I totally agree the opening is awful 🙂

The need to take a hint from primetime openings like Dexter, Game of Thrones, & The Newsroom. Those opening set how the show is gonna be but GH, unfortunately doesn’t.

Wendy
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Wendy

What about bringing some AMC characters on GH? Certainly David Heywood would fit seemlessly into the present landscape. That would make us AMC fans happy. Valentino is too OLTL-centric since he was its EP. It’s a little off putting, although I will continue to support GH, as I have for going on 50 years.

Christine
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Christine

I don’t think it is all that black and white as Valentini being too, as you said “OLTL-centric,” but more having to do with waiting for the rights to revert back to ABC since Prospect Park messed things up for ANY future for AMC. Keep the faith. 🙂 I agree that you could start with David Hayward (since he has history with Anna) and build on that, but then remember all that adding from other, defunct shows will make others unhappy. They have a tremendous job to do and you just can’t make everyone happy, but finding some middle ground… Read more »

Wendy
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Wendy

Not sure what you are talking about re: Prospect Park and AMC since PP had the same deal with OLTL Nd that hasn’t stopped GH from bringing those characters on. Valentina is OLTL-centric because it was a show he worked on and he is familiar with the characters. All I am saying is that AMC is the other ABC soap which was recently cancelled and bringing on appropriate characters from it would draw in former viewers. I do not advocate bringing on characters from other network’s defunct shows–there is, however, a strong history of crossover characters between all three ABC… Read more »

dg
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dg

Get a grip ppl this is General Hospital. It is not a homeless shelter for displaced characters from cancelled soaps.
They dont have the budget for all that and it is taking even more away from the already watered down history of this Iconic show.

susan M.
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susan M.

Be glad we still have a soap to watch….Displaced characters from cancelled soaps like OLTL is bringing in more viewers for Gh….What’s wrong with that???? dg PLEASE READ Angela’s comments on 7/10 at 6:27am….She made alot of good points….

Wendy
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Wendy

See my comment above. Characters have historically visited/crossed over between Pine Valley, Llanview and Port Charles throuout the years. That’s a fact. I am not advocating a “homeless shelter” but a continuation of that tradition from each of the two ABC soaps, not just OLTL.

susan M.
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susan M.

I wouldn’ t mind seeing crossovers from AMC….Adam Chandler…But I am a OLTL fan thew in threw…………..

aria
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aria

DG, lol, that was funny, good point though.

SZima
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SZima

I agree with you about the AMC characters. Where are they? So many would work well on GH. Seems like Y&R is the only one who has picked-up AMC actors, but then gone and misused and abused them!

Cindy
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Cindy

GH is now crap thanks to RC and FV! It was bad for years, but it’s been made worse now. They should just name it One Life to Live and be done it.

dg
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dg

Thank you Cindy. I hardly recognize the show anymore. And I watched for over 42 yrs now since I was a small child. I hate it now.

kimscharms55
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kimscharms55

After 46 years as a G.h. fan long before soap rags,vcrs and dvrs . I watched faithfully taking night jobs (graveyards) so I could watch my soaps I also was 43 year fan of O.L.T.L. and when these 2 came on it went to total destruction. Which I blame these Cartoon hacks . As for G.h. total and utter destruction to the opening to the music and the scripts are re runned from One life to live. And as a Carly fan being insulted that Kate is now the “greatest” sonny love? please utter crap . You have have not… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

Again READ Angela’s COMMENTS on7/10 at 6:27am……I am getting a bit tired of hearing about OLTL and how they are hurting GH!!!!!!! Gh isn’t going in the toilet…They didn’t ruin OLTL you have Brian Frons is the one who chopped & cancelled OLTL …………………And arent ruining GH either…I was a fan of OLTL was my favorite soap of all..Gh is second…Again be glad you still have a soap to watch….AGAIN, PLEASE READ ANGELA”S COMMENTS ON 7/10 AT 6:27A.M……………………………She made a lot of GOOD POINTS…

SZima
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SZima

Quit watching.

susan M.
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susan M.

If it weren’t for RC & FV , Gh would have been canceled months ago….It’s improved a lot from about 1-2 years ago………………..I am a fan of OLTL & always will be on or not…..I like seeing the crossovers of OLTL on GH…It isn’t interferring with the GH at all in fact it is turning it around…..I just recentely started watching GH again since the crossovers started to come on GH…..Didn’t care for it in the past.Too many mob oriented stories for me….But GH is defintely on the right track since RC & FV has been doing the writing on… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I like the look and the feel of the new opening, it is modern ..
I like sooooo much about GH.
The past 6 months under FV and RC have given new life to GH!!!
I do see a future for GH and hope FV and RC keep on keeping on!!!

Susan
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Susan

I guess I may be in the minority but I never cared one way or the other about the opening….I guess I am way more focused on the show itself and wanting the show saved. Being overly upset about the opening just seems silly to me. Anyway, I have noticed the lightening and love the change. More importantly, I LOVE the entire show again! Like others have said, to me the show had become pretty much unwatchable before FV / RC took over…what a difference a couple months has made. Love the OLTL transplant characters and the fresh and new… Read more »

Ann
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Ann

AGREED. FV/RC have done an amazing job turning around this show around, and I am thankful for it. I didn’t see the costumes mentioned above, but that’s another of the small, positive change, in addition to the lightening. The only draw back is hair and make-up, which I’m sure will be addressed. One phrase to describe both — too much product. I am with you about GH vets ONLY coming back to GH, and I thank FV wholeheartedly for getting IR/Jax back and KS returning. I was very open to the OLTL characters joining GH, and Todd is one of… Read more »

aria
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aria

why not play the opening with the cast getting credited on monday and all other days not show it, i would go for that. and as for Gh being untouchable and bether then the other shows, well i kinda agree, but GH is unique and to make it to much like OLTL will make it the passion of daytime, and as i recall, passion wasn’t exactly big at the EMMY”s so, theres got to be a good balance, less cartoony and more high class drama.

dg
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dg

Thank God someone realizes that Cartini have really dumbed down daytime drama. These were shows that started out as ground breaking family dramas driven by social issues and dare i say it moral values. Before Cartini One Life it’s self broke racial diversity ground in daytime. They broke new ground with gay issues, the explored sexual addiction and prostitution. After Cartini it became the haven of over the top cartoonish villains, slapstick comedy, ridiculous split personality plots, etc. I dont want to see that happen to GH . GH has enough of that in the later 80s. By the 90s… Read more »

brian
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brian

This OLTL fan is now totally hook on GH. I wish everyone could be happy… and say positive things right now. I truly want to be watching GH for many more years to come. This can only come thru fan support. I’d figure everyone would be happier with more show, less opening.

dg
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dg

You wouldnt feel that way if the situation were reversed, I’ve watched GH for over 42 yrs now. And I watched One Life off and on for the last 36 yrs. I personally dont like Cartini ( Frank V and Ron C’s) take on soaps. If you do thats you opinion and you have a right to it. But every day GH looks less and less like the show that I grew up loving. Cartini have brought their signature cartoonish style to GH and it sucks. Cosmetically the show looks great and that includes the opening. But the show’s history… Read more »

Brian
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Brian

Thanks… I understand your comments as well… my point is that with all the negative comments, it would seem that some would be happier if GH was cancelled, I, would not.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

I think GH looks more like the soap that I USED to watched 15 years ago before it became MOB Hospital. I remember the compelling storylines, the amazing couples, the passion. Once the MOB element overran Port Charles I turned elsewhere for my soap enjoyment. So I for one have been THRILLED with the change in regime at GH and look forward to many more years. As far as the stories being “implausible” you are watching a soap opera.

susan M.
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susan M.

BE HAPPY YOU STILL HAVE A SOAP TO WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We need to be more positive than negative….If it weren’t for Fv &RC Gh wouldn’t still be on..I know no one wants that to happen…GH survived you should be happy!!! I remember Gh years ago when I watched it with my mom & it was in B&W….There was romance like you said …..Times change,….For comments4 on 7/9 at 7:58P. M……Dr. Hardy days are gone….Those were the good old days…All those charcters from that era are probably gone….That was a long time ago..

Terry
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Terry

So a short opening gets us, what, 25 more seconds of dialog?

The opening was likely being skipped because most people hated it. I bet there was a lot less skipping with ‘Faces of the Heart’.

Overall, I love the new GH though. I hope the Buchanans blow into town though!

Brian
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Brian

Yes ! Bring on the Buchanans !

Jan
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Jan

nicer more alive.

Lynn
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Lynn

The shorter opening is awful and they used posed pics, which makes the show look cheap

Sheryl Postin
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Sheryl Postin

Gh is fantastic but, could be better if more characters were added from OLTL.

dg
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dg

You One lifers will be the death of GH, mark my words. And then none of us will have anything left to watch. Cartini is doing a hatchet job on Gh’s history and they will reap their reward.

susan M.
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susan M.

I don’t aYougree………..OLTL is bringing life to GH….MORE VIEWERS FOR GH !!!! You should be glad you can still watch GH!!!!!!!!!!!

MissEllie
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MissEllie

The more you add, the less story for everyone else. There are too many people on this show as it is!

SZima
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SZima

NO, NO, NO more OLTL characters. This is GH, not OLTL, and we don’t need any more invasions from that show. I’d much rather see a couple characters from AMC.

susan M.
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susan M.

Yes more OLTL the more yhe MERRIER!!!!! Will draw more viewers to watch GH…..I prefer OLTL my favorite soap on or not.es GH isn’t no OLTL for sure it is totally different I know that for sure…

Wendy
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Wendy

I agree. AMC characters would fit seamlessly.

susan M.
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susan M.

DITTO!!!!!!!! A few more wouldn’t hurt………………

Jared
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Jared

I used to fast forward through the old opening, because the music and visuals were obnoxious. The new opening is growing on me, but it’s too short. I think people would enjoy a nice opening, especially like the “Faces of the Heart” opening of the 90’s. I don’t remember ever fast-forwarding through that.

I am looking forward to more elements of ONE LIFE TO LIVE being inserted into GH.

dg
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dg

The more that Cartini push their agenda to continue One Life the more GH fans they piss off like me and the lower the ratings go. That BS is not going to work for the simple reason that it’s not a cross over its an obvious attempt to continue One Life’s stories on GH. And GH fans who didnt watch One Life resent that. I watched One Life and I still resent it because GH deserves the same kind of reboot that One Life got before it was canned. GH never got that and doesnt have it today. GH’s true… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

If it were the other way around and OLTL was still on & Gh was crossover’s on OLTL.. It wouldn’t bother me at all..I don’t see nothing wrong with Gh stories..Oltl stories on GH?? It doesn’t bother me in the least and it is only a touch of that happening. It’s still manly GH stories w/ more revenge mob stories with Sonny & Joe….Well I stopped watching GH for quite a while because I lost interest…Because of the mob/gangster stories..Years ago GH never had those kind of stories…When Dr.Hardy,Lucille,Audrey,etc.. Not in that era no gangster stories..That’s when GH was at… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I am looking forward also in seeing more elements of OLTL inserted in GH also!!!

Wendy
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Wendy

No. Any characters brought to GH (and there should be one or two AMC ones) should have to take on elements of GH, not the other way around. The name of this show is General Hospital, not OLTL.

MCBAMJASAM
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MCBAMJASAM

Trying to make us believe John and Sam is awful!!!

Jason and Sam got a child, and this writing been going strong since

that dreadful Franco mess….I don’t get the writers, this writing is

gonna bring new customers or new ratings!!!….Give me a break!!

I’m trying to wrap my head around this mess!!!!

And you going to do Liarsions again omg!!

and John and Sam have no connections

Michael Easton is a good actor….But JASAM have been through hell!!!

the writing in my opinion……TO FORCED!!!

John has woman
Jason has a woman

Jason with Sam +Baby

I understand Michael Easton is your favorite….

But Come ON!!

susan M.
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susan M.

Michael Easton & Natalie, Sam & Jason.. When she played Livy years ago With Easton as Caleb…They had that connection..Remember what they said when John first met Sam: Do i know you from somewhere??? But I want Natalie & John together..I Natalie can forgive John……

MCBAMJASAM
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MCBAMJASAM

Yes I Wouldn’t mind if Natalie could come to GH..

It would free up John… And I Think it bring another layer

to the show….

Far as Jason & Sam is concern the first thing they should do

is, Jason should suprise Sam with a house, it may cause some

friction and make Sam think that Jason is calling all the shots on

their ‘reuniting”, which (Can be funny if it was written right!!!!!)

susan M.
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susan M.

Wait till Sam finds out her baby is alive !!!!!! And it is Jason’s baby…Then Sam & Jason will finally get back together….Right now they are on the outs…She blame’s him fot the lost of her baby….I wonder how Sam finding out her baby is alive will pan out???????? I hope she finds out soon before it’s too late…Will Todd tell her???????????? Or continue to keep it under wraps because of Heather who is black mailing him….Will Todd risk it all & tell Sam the truth???

BarbJ
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BarbJ

Did he really say the word ‘fast-forward’!! Does this mean that the idiot ABC bigwigs now admit that there are soap fans that are not counted in their stupid rating system!!!!!! Bring back OLTL!!!!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

DITTO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MCBAMJASAM
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MCBAMJASAM

There is post on Soapcentral…..In regard to JASAM…

I firmy disagree with the OP….

I dont feel that Jasam is contrive!!

Stephanie
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Stephanie

I’m all for the EP supporting his show, but saying no other show can touch GH right now is a bit arrogant, considering GH goes between 3rd and 4th in the ratings. But that’s a biased opinion on my part, because the only soap I watch is Days! I think execs from all shows should support the Genre, considering there are only 4 left on daytime.

GHFan
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GHFan

I have been watching GH for over 35 yrs and I love it … I love Dante and Lulu. The story lines are great and Todd is the comic of the show

dg
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dg

I am all for quickening the pace and giving the show a modern look. But as a 42 yr viewer of GH I still mourn the show’s signature building-The LA County Med Center in the opening. Phasing that out wasnt necessary. As for the “wealth of story” give me a freaking break! Valentini is watching a different show that the rest of us. Kate/Connie- the worst D.I.D. story I’ve seen on soaps with the most inept actress Kelly Sullivan. On the flip side of that we have her lackluster romance with the still over exposed Sonny- I’ll pass. Moving on… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

“And finally Cartini is now ruining the one story they did right- Robin’s disappearance. GH doesnt need another round of Jerry Jax! I give that a big fat yawn! This story was ripe for the return of Brian Patrick Clarke as the sinister Grant Putnam or Anna’s arch enemy and former DVX mentor Faison ( Anders Hove). Instead we get a rerun of the wayward Jax brother sociopath. Some imagination! ” All valid points and excellent examples, dg, but I would not give up hope regarding Faison because I think he is still in play. I think he is probably… Read more »

David
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David

GH is NOT a better show bc the ratings have reflected that over the weeks. All Frank & Ron seem to care about is there precious OLTL characters (Starr & Todd) hogging screentime from the ACTUAL GH cast!! We don’t need ANYMORE One Life characters bc the GH cast doesn’t get stories at it is. The introduction of the One Life characters could’ve been more methodically & slowly instead of shoving them down our throats days on end. If this show is soooo good, the ratings would be thriving & it would be at the top most weeks & NOT… Read more »

Didjanoit
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Didjanoit

I agree, but it’s all but impossible to fix blame for the ratings, or anything else, on Cartini. When other EPs and HWs were screwing up the show, they got blame justifiably heaped on them. The soap press were constantly pointing out the flaws on the show. But not for Frank and Ron! They can do no wrong according to the interviewers. Why is it that no one is asking Frank if he’s losing the GH fans with his changes? Why aren’t RC’s rerun stories from OLTL being questioned? Why can’t the falling ratings be placed on their heads? I… Read more »

kimscharms55
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kimscharms55

I agree 100% this is not the G.h. as it should be this has become One life to live on the backs of G.H.cast and crew and the history of this soap has been disintegrated to absolutely nothing. its rerun Ron just whiting out old one lifer scripts and but in G.H. character . That is not the soap I’ve watched almost 50 years . I watched long before the soap rags Dvrs and Vcrs . Worked grave yard shifts to watch G.H. and this is how my beloved soap is going? please cancellation would be much better than having… Read more »

David
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David

I totally agree w/ you on your points. I support GH NOT this hybrid soap.

Look at the ratings every week. It’s indicative that Cartini’s plan to “save” GH IS NOT working. 🙂

aria
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aria

i agree, its like the soap press has drank the FV and RC koolaid everyone acts like they’re the best thing to happen to GH yet, they have as many flaws as the previous regime, if we could only get someone who could combine the good things these guys do with the good things the other regime did and put it together then GH would be great.

Trisha
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Trisha

I totally agree. No one seems to be asking the questions about how RC and FV are facing the obvious displeasure that this ‘blending’ of soaps is causing. They seem to think it’s just going to go away, but these replies are showing that it’s not and not anytime soon either.

Someone should address the fact that it is NOT going as easily as they had wanted it to and ASK them what they are going to do about it now that they know it’s not working.

Linda Dowell
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Linda Dowell

LOL, soap watchers are an opinionated, passionate, bunch, you have to give us that! And we all think our opinion is the only right one there is :). So here’s mine: I really like the show now – I’m happy it’s not only Sonny and Jason – I love that I get to see Alexis have a story. I’m liking Sam with John – and I’m surprised – I love having John and Todd around – they’re so much a part of my existence that they just seemed to fall into place in the show for me……can’t wait for Blair!!… Read more »

Philip
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Philip

Frank has accomplished what we would have called impossible a year ago: reviving a moribund soap opera and making it humorous, suspenseful and entertaining. The addition of OLTL characters to the GH canvas have sparked story lines and energized many of the GH cast which had been totally boring for years. Let’s celebrate the new GH and anticipate watching every day! Now that GH will move to 2pm very soon, I wish ABC would wise up and reboot OLTL at 1pm, dumping that obnoxious talk show, and recapturing much of the audience which abandoned all ABC daytime programming that was… Read more »

Brian
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Brian

I also an celebrating the new GH !! Three huge cheers.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

HIp Hip HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Nikki
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Nikki

AMAZING comment! Best I have seen on here. GH is transforming into a moden addition of its glory days and I could not be more proud- I also very much agree with the OLTL reboot!

susan M.
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susan M.

Yes reboot OLTL…This would make everyone happy…MEE TOO! Not sure about that at all…They said they weren’t planning in reviving OLTL!!!

Trisha
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Trisha

While there are some improvements, as a long time GH fan I am disappointment in the recent dismissal of family and friendshipsconnections of the GH characters. That is something that GH had always been able to perpetuate. Now, you’d never know some of them had been friends, or married or even had a family together. Also, GH characters are NOT being written to fit who they are. They are doing and saying things they never would before. We were led to believe that these new people knew and understood GH but it seems they don’t know the character’s histories with… Read more »

Didjanoit
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Didjanoit

You are right about the history being ignored or trashed. It seems there are weeks and months in between family members communicating. And making the people who were still watching when Cartini took over tune out, is not the way to build on the ratings they had. Taking all the characters these viewers were watching GH to see for the past ten years and turning them into strangers is also not helping.

Nikki
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Nikki

I have to completely disagree with your last paragraph. Y&R is an abomination of a soap right now, all they do is bring in new characters that have little or no ties to the ones that have already been there and recycle the same storylines over and over again. GH, on the other hand, is doing a fantastic job of weaving intricat storylines that involve characters, couples, families, and all sorts of entanglements. They have brought on new characters or brought returning, beloved ones on, giving characters more depth and fresh storylines instead of constantly running around in the same… Read more »

Ann
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Ann

It took me a while to get used to the new opening. I like having more show, but I still don’t like the blink-and-you-miss-it new opening. I FF the opening a lot, but will catch it from time to time. Maybe if the pictures were a little larger?

susan M.
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susan M.

I miss the ambulance…You knew it was a hospital…This new opening you don’t know what it is exactly.. It’s called GENERAL HOSPITAL , so bring the ambulance back!!!!!!!!

MissEllie
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MissEllie

The new opening is very strange and doesn’t serve any purpose but it really doesn’t matter. What matters is the content of the show. I haven’t enjoyed anything about this show since the new team took over. There were months of Sam and Kate overload — every day and every segment. Now, it seems to be a rare day when we don’t have Todd and Heather. This show has an inflated number of cast members. Why add Joe Jr, Trey, new Krissie, etc? We have had many new additions including Anna, Heather, Todd, John, Starr, and some Blair and Tea.… Read more »

Angie
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Angie

New opening is fine as long as we get more show. Love the faster pace & better lighting. Have been watching 40+ years since I was kid with my great grandma all ABC soaps & I miss other 2 but GH is best it’s been in years. Love McBain & Todd on GH even more than on OLTL. I wish people would quit complaining if S/l doesn’t go their way & just support & be glad it’s still on. I don’t like time chg. It will be on at same time as Days which I don’t think is good for… Read more »

SZima
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SZima

“We have boxing ring sequences with Sonny that are cinematic. It is great for story, and it is also visually exciting and something like that will always enhance the viewer experience.”

Sorry Frank, it wasn’t exciting enough for me to stop FFing all Sonny’s scenes. Add Trey to the mix and it was doubly FFable.

General Hospital

Emme Rylan Addresses Reports Of Her Exit From General Hospital & Update On Plans With Family

Several hours ago, Emme Rylan (Lulu) of General Hospital took to her Instagram story to talk directly to her followers, friends and fans about her rumored exit on the ABC daytime drama series, and to share some changes in where she and her family will be living.

At that time, Emme updated everyone that since the landlord sold the house she has been living in with partner Don Money and their three children, that they had not found a suitable home for them to live, in Los Angeles, after their extensive search.  So for now they were going to put their things in storage and go on an extended road trip with the entire family in tow … in a car… under Covid-19 safety protocols with her kids still distance-learning, and that she would be documenting the trip on her Instagram account,

After she shared her original update, she later went back to her Instagram story to clarify her earlier statements after many fans were following up with her asking her even more questions.

 

Rylan shared:  “I am getting a lot of questions that I cannot answer …  people are kind of being confused that maybe I chose to take a vacation or take time-off,  so the only thing I can say is “no, I did not choose this.”  I can’t say anything else.  There you go.   That’s all I am allowed to say.   So, this trip is us taking an unexpected turn of events and turning it into something positive and fun for our family. ”

Earlier on her IG story, Emme addressed the reports of her exit from Port Charles explaining: “I am not in a position to be able to comment on the work stuff, so in terms of General Hospital, I am going to keep that topic quiet. All you need to know is that I love everyone there, we all love each other, I’m okay, and all of your messages of love are amazing … I love you guys so much — but I just can’t talk about it. ”

Then as to her plans with her family she shared: “We, meaning my family and I, have decided to do something completely insane. I have never done anything like this in my entire adult life. We are currently packing up our entire house and putting it in a pod and putting it in storage here in Los Angeles, and with only our suitcases, we are going to go on a Covid-safe, epic road trip.  I have been working every single day, Monday through Friday on a soap opera since 2004?  I have only been in New York and L.A, and I have never really explored life outside of this bubble.”

So, what do you think about what Emme shared with her fans and followers? Comment below.

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Genie Francis Returns to General Hospital During November Sweeps

General Hospital fans have been noticing the absence of icon Genie Francis in her role as Laura since the show returned to production amid Covid-19.

But fans will not have to wait much longer as Francis will be back on-screen during the key November sweeps ratings period and will be right in the middle of all the drama, in particular, surrounding Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

According to Soap Opera Digest, and their sweeps preview in their latest issue (on newsstands now) GH co-head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor reveal that Laura will return to Port Charles and is not pleased with what has happened to the city while she has been away, and that she is, “determined to get answers to Cyrus’ past and she is determined to be the one to ultimately bring him down.”

 

There is no official word on Genie’s first airdate bsck, but stay tuned, as November is just around the corner.

Back on October 7th, Genie posted a photo of herself sharing: “Bye bye New England! So happy to have had a bit of fall!”  Thus, signaling she was headed back to the west coast to re-join GH.

So looking forward to seeing Genie back on GH?  How do you think Laura will try to bring down Cyrus? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Halloween Week Promo Touts Wicked Surprises

Looks like everyone will be on edge this week as Halloween comes to Port Charles.  In the newly-released ABC promo for General Hospital, it reveals that this spooky week of episodes will be a rollercoaster ride, featuring wicked surprises, and killer costumes.

After Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) scolds Franco (Roger Howarth) for having his hand in the candy jar, Anna (Finola Hughes) or is it? … is donning a black witches hat. Jackie (Kim Delaney) is seen opening her door, juxtaposed with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) saying “trick or treat”. But, is he actually at the door of someone else?

Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) asks Ava (Maura West), “Darling, what are you holding behind your back?” That is revealed to be a knife, but is it Ava who truly has the knife?

 

Meanwhile, Jason (Steve Burton) is looking around in the dark.  Elsewhere, Peter is jumpy.  So much so that Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) utters, “Looks like you’ve seen a ghost.”

Add all that to last Friday’s episode of GH where Carly(Laura Wright) thinks she saw Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) hand come out of her grave and attack her! Is Nelle (Chloe Lanier) going to be proven to be alive? And if so, will she pop up on Halloween and scare the hell out of Carly?

Watch the promo below, then let us know what you think will happen this week on General Hospital via the comment section.

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