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Nancy Lee Grahn's GENERAL HOSPITAL NOW Premiere Date Set For January 12th!

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The ABC.com digital series General Hospital Now hosted by Daytime Emmy winner Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH) is finally coming to a screen near you on Monday, January 12th when the first of three new episodes will be posted online followed by another trio of episodes February 2nd!

TV Line has the first sneak peek look at Nancy’s new twist on a talk show which is a hybrid between late night comedy, sketch comedy, and soap opera!

In this hilarious first look, Nancy becomes the woman on the street in Hollywood asking passerbys to use her General Hospital Now intern as practice, and to show them the art of soap opera bitch-slapping, drink throwing, and making out!

In the coming episodes guest GH panelists will include: Jason Thompson (Patrick), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas), Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), Sebastian Roche (Jerry), Ian Buchanan (Duke) to name just a few.

Let us know if you are looking forward to the debut of General Hospital Now!

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Jeff
Jeff

Interesting concept, looking forward to watching it.

CeeCee
CeeCee

It does sound interesting, but not as interesting as the goings on behind hotel-room doors ….such as today.
Please forgive me for derailing, but I absolutely loved it!! I suppose one could see the hilarity in that. The insouciant, debonair air displayed by Julian was succulent, albeit I know he enjoyed every minute spent with Olivia. He is so ruggedly gorgeous…I loved him and Olivia together. Is this a start of something hot and meaningful? Her beauty and sex appeal has been kept under lock and key. I am so glad to be so pleasantly surprised by her delectable acting.
I got a glimpse of her baby bump…..Olivia will be pregnant with Julian’s baby. What a turn of events!!

I suppose both Alexis and Ned swallowed a bitter pill…and, their righteous indignation only proves their jealous irritation. Olivia and Julian…yeeessss!!!!! I love it.
I found their banter sexy and entertaining.

su0000
su0000

hi
she is too far along to have a GH baby daddy..
she will go off on a great job or some such thing and then return less the bump..

the only one near the bump size, to be the daddy would be Sonny ahahaa..

Shay
Shay

Here, here, CeeCee!!!! I’m so gratified to know that I was not the only one to be absolutely delighted to see the new coupling of “Julivia!” Such fun!!!! And about time Mr. Jerome found himself a fabulous, foxy (and possibly extremely fertile) female to keep him away from that horrible, habitually-haranguing hag, Alexis. What could possibly be richer than the moment when that self-righteous, bust-baring broad had the nerve to excoriate her “babydaddy” (and his new comely squeeze…) for engaging in the exact same behavior which she just had???? I am soooo sick of that exhausting woman and her undeserved superior “attitude!” I do hope you are correct when you surmise Olivia may end up with a little “Julian Jr.” Talk about a much-deserved slap in the face to Ms. Davis!!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hey, su. Wouldn’t that be something? Sonny…that’s funny.

dmr
dmr

I also enjoyed Julian and Olivia. I like how the writers are giving Lisa some comedic scenes. She is a beautiful actress, sexy-and shouldn’t be written into a corner as only Dante’s mother, Rocco’s grandmother, or Sonny’s old girlfriend. I have enjoyed her scenes with Wally and now William.

Harry
Harry

To me, Olivia and Julian just fit. As Phoebe from Friends said of Rachel, “She’s his (Ross’s) lobster.”
Now I used to adore Alexis. The stuffy, Yuppie, buttoned down Yale Law School graduate who became all flustered when a bad boy tried to seduce her. Then she played that role again….and again…..and again until suddenly Alexis is in her fifties still playing the flustered, formerly repressed virginal attorney who has finally discovered not only her G spot but her cleavage. I mean, really, good for her —we viewers get that Alexis has discovered her Mojo but please give her a storyline which doesn’t revolve around her sacrificing her morals, her integrity, her dignity and mostly her intelligence to the sexy bad boys like Sonny, Jerry,Sean and now, Julian.
My disenchantment with Alexis reached its height yesterday when she acted like a total high school mean girl to Olivia who unnecessarily apologized to Alexis for sleeping with Julian. One, Julian is not your BOYFRIEND, Alexis, and two, you slept with Ned just to sock it to Julian and while knowing full well Olivia was romantically drawn to him I do not like to see any women act like adolescents but when they’re intelligent and educated women of a certain age, I find it kind of depressing.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Harry.
Thank the Lord for you, Harry…..the voice of sagacity and wisdom.

Shay
Shay

@Harry….To quote you, Sir—if I may—your character analysis of Alexis was “a thing of beauty.” Just so eloquent and spot on!!! In a myriad of ways, it reflects my likewise regards for her, yet sounds far, far better coming from a male perspective….most particularly since I am currently being excoriated by another frequent poster for my similar critiques of Ms. Davis.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I’m sorry Shay…but as we frequent the same posts I can’t but help notice that you’ve now “hopped around the board” alluding to our discussion whilst mentioning me in your thinly veiled manner. But at least this time I got a laugh. You’re comparing Harry’s feeling about Alexis with yours. Let’s revisit your descriptive above…which by the way is the tamer version of your other descriptives of her. And I quote, ” from that horrible, habitually-haranguing hag, Alexis.” And then you go on to call her “that self-righteous, bust-baring broad” You’re also sick of that “exhausting woman and her undeserved superior attitude” and hope that Olivia may end up with a little “Julian Jr. which would result in a much “deserved slap in the face to Ms. Davis!!!!” Ya, I see the similarity between what you and Harry said Okay. Not really. (And by the way…”hag” is rather insulting to the actress…wouldn’t you say?)

Dawn
Dawn

how would i go about finding, where and when i can watch “general hospital now” o my laptop? not computer savvy! need easy way to access this program??? don’t want to miss it! HELP!!!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Dawn…just go to abc.com and click on the show.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Look like GH Now is going to be hilarious and fun to watch. I can’t wait to tune in.

su0000
su0000

I bookmarked it. I’m ready!

Nick D.
Nick D.

Love NLG since way back to her Santa Barbara days. Love that she’s at the forefront of trying new stuff and promoting the genre!

dmr
dmr

I agree!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Love her too. I always enjoy seeing her. Alexis is one of my favorite characters. She can turn on a dime from neurotic and vulnerable to commanding powerhouse attorney…from mother hen to a playful flirt. Conflicted by her high moral standards and propensity for rough around the edges men…she always, eventually, takes the higher ground. Somehow thru it all Nancy manages tp play Alexis as ultimately lovable, dependable and loyal. Down to earth. Intelligent
woman/actress. I’ll be curious to check out her show; whether it’s something I’d actually watch is debatable. I do hope though that somehow it creates enough buzz or interest to further along the soap genre.

Shay
Shay

So, in other words, you like her, you REALLY like her!!!! It’s funny how two people can harbor such polar opposite views of the same character, since as you already know, dear rebecca1, my regards for your precious Alexis are far, far less glowing, and certainly NOT brimming with your positive superlatives! In terms of this particular woman, I am simply appalled by her and confounded that anyone can find her to be worthy of admiration. Wardrobe choices and physical/age-appropriate considerations aside—-yes, I have refrained from discussing them especially for you!— there are so many other facets of Ms. Davis which neither impress me nor ingratiate her to me…….she is self-righteous, difficult, overbearing, prone to talking everything to death, not to mention far too enslaved to her libido and actually quite reckless when it comes to answering its frequent call. She also possesses a really nasty side, as was demonstrated with her uncalled for mean girl gloating/upbraiding behavior with Olivia. (So very vicious and supremely hypocritical was that little episode….) Furthermore, I am more than just a bit perplexed about those “high moral standards” and “higher ground”” you mention. Exactly how does having three children with three different men, including two out of wedlock, constitute “high morals?” Particularly when you consider the questionable characters of said “babydaddies,” not to mention the often dangerous and deplorable lifestyles of these men to which Ms. Davis has repeatedly exposed her offspring? I’m sorry, but all of these aforementioned aspects that comprise the character of Alexis don’t say lovable, dependable and loyal to me….on the contrary, they spell “trainwreck!”

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Well, dear Shay. She had a child, Sam, during a teenage tryst. That hardly makes her immoral…it makes her human in an all-too (most likely common ) situation. She had Molly with her then-husband, Rick..and she was crazy about Sonny when she spent her night with him. As the old adage goes…you can’t help who you fall in love with. However, she manages to convince herself that she can change these men to the good, and when she can’t she breaks her own heart by breaking up with them. That doesn’t make her a bad person lacking morality, it makes her a flawed character with issues that for many of us find endearing and someone we want to root for. She’s never schemed to hurt anyone, ala Carly, Tracy, Connie, Britt…all characters I like by the way except for Carly…just can’t get past her wrath and destruction toward AJ and now Franco. My point is as I said…Alexis can be verrrry funny, witty, sarcastic…but underneath she’s wise, intelligent, grounded. She may not succeed but she always tries to do the right thing. By the way, she kept Kristina away from Sonny for her entire childhood to keep her safe from his life. As for her attitude toward Olivia re Ned, I have a different take than u on that. I don’t think Alexis doesn’t have a mean bone in her body…I don’t think she slept with Ned to get anyone jealous…I think though she cares deeply for Ned as an ex fiancé and current friend…she still loves Julian…but is fighting it. She’s trying to proceed in a relationship with Ned because she knows he’s good and good for her, so on the surface she thinks she wants him, but subliminally she knows she’s not over Julian. Not intentionally, she lashed out at Olivia with her jealousy…not malicious intent. And there, dear Shay, are just some of the reasons I love this down-to-earth, brilliant, loving, flawed character. Cleavage and all.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

And, yes, like Sally, I really, really like her!

Shay
Shay

Well, rebecca1, at least we can agree about Carly! One must celebrate the small victories in life, n’est ce pas??? By the way, hope you received my response to the “hag” post….it didn’t materialize online, but as long as it made its way to you, I suppose that’s all that matters. If not, I shall attempt to resend it…..

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Lol, Shay…yes. We must hold on to the small ties that bind us ALS Carly and AJ. No, I didn’t get your hag, lol, retort. Can’t wait. Ya. And I had a fabulous answer to your other post to me with your indignation regarding my interpretation of your viewing/character preferences. I must say my reply quite fully matched and exceeded your observations but unfortunately, it too, went onward to oblivion. Still trying to iron out the kinks I’m my iPad so though I kinda figured out how to copy and paste on this thing it just didn’t save. Sigh…what a waste of insight and perception…;) carry on. If I get too pissed at your writings I’ll just close my eyes…

Shay
Shay

Okay, rebecca1, how about if I replace “hag” with “harpy?” Is that better? I’m endeavoring to contemplate other suitable “h” words that capture my perceived essence of Alexis whilst at the same time keeping the alliterative flow going…so, yes, I believe harpy fills the bill. I can definitely go with that one…..just for you, I shall edit my previous post! LOL…..As for my praise of Harry’s work of verbal art, I was simply showing my appreciation for our oft- shared view of Alexis, which he so ably and beautifully expressed….even if it were of a much kinder and gentler nature than my own. Additionally, based upon his past observations regarding Ms. Davis, we appear to be kindred in our estimation of her character. Unlike you and I, who are miles–okay, continents, uh, make that …….galaxies, apart!!!!!!!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

You can alliterate to your heart’s content. Unfortunately, none of your carefully placed words describe Alexis. It might be better to study human nature to have a better understanding of this woman’s psyche. You can then apply that creative flair to accurately describe the character…or Sabrina’s for that matter. This is not to say you don’t have a right to dislike a character (s) , but at least let the reasons be for something they are or have done. So far I haven’t seen that in your admittedly superlative writing.

Shay
Shay

Of course I was being “tongue-in-cheek” with that response, rebecca1, but what it really all comes down to is the fact that you and I have vastly divergent perspectives of this character, and nothing is ever going to change that. Whereas you assign noble and admirable traits to Alexis, I simply do not, never will and believe you me, I am not alone. Long before I began posting here, I often mused with female friends over various aspects of GH—I still do—and quite frankly, amongst all of these highly intelligent, educated and tasteful women is/was the consensus that Ms. Davis did/does not at all possess those shining attributes which you have ascribed to her. As a matter of fact, were I to share some of the negative “adjectives” used to accurately reflect their opinions of her, I assure you they would cause you considerable disconcertment. All I am trying to convey is that your love of this character is not by any means universal, and for a variety of reasons….many of which I have previously enumerated, whether they personally satisfied your requirements for critiquing….or not. My most basic one comes down to the fact that whenever I see Alexis burst onto the scene, my primary, visceral response is what a disheveled mess! Compared to the polished, professional manner in which other GH contemporaries of her character, such as Diane Miller, Dr. O., Anna, Monica, Madeline, Helena, etc. present/comport themselves, Alexis simply does not come across as a well-put together individual, either in her person or persona. And yes, one can sometimes judge a book by its cover….you mention the utilization of human behavior in character analyses, and to that end, an adage comes to mind from my MBA marketing studies—courtesy of a professor with a PhD in Psychology….—“The medium is the message.” While Marshall McLuhan was referring to the given mode of a chosen advertising communication, this rule can also be applied in the sense that whatever element provides that first impression is the essence of the message received, whether true and intended, or otherwise. Hence, when I use descriptions of physical traits in my regards—or disregards, if the shoe fits—-for a given character, it often reflects my interpretation of their inner psyches based upon that criteria–as I have envisioned them–despite the fact that you consider that to be superficial in nature. Once those initial reactions are embedded in one’s mind, it is very difficult to overcome them, particularly when later words, deeds and actions by a said character serve to compound and validate those preconceived notions. All I am saying is that simply because we “judge” (for lack of a better term…) characters in such a polar-opposite fashion does not mean that mine are any less based upon the studies of “human nature” than yours. Perhaps it’s rather that like so much else, we simply use different approaches to that end….with far less emphasis on the “psychobabble” in my case, and more on the power of visual observation, i.e.,… Read more »

rebecca1
rebecca1

Shay…let me start by saying that you have managed to annoy me, piss me off, offend me…and yet you have succeeded in reigning me back in to our little friendly fire…and I’m okay with that! I much prefer out verbal sword fight that somehow always manages to wind up in a truce. I think that’s a testament to both of us. With that said, I don’t appreciate people playing both sides of the fence so to speak, so if we’re going to be frenemies, don’t say one thing to my face, so to speak, and another to my posted back! As for out seeing characters out of different eyes, literally and figuratively; you’re right. I don’t judge a book by its cover. Some of the most slovenly people can be the biggest hearted…and some of the most polished quite the backstabber. Carly dresses immaculately, yet has cheated on I think all of her lovers. Michael is a lamb…but can turn lion on a dime if need be. Helena is the epitome of elegance, and is a ruthless psychopath. These illustrations apply to real people in real life too. Which is why we hear all the time, “I can’t believe he/she did it. They appeared so nice!” Additionally, I don’t care how many people agree with you; on this board or off. That’s like saying all cigarette smokers think it’s their right to smoke in your face/space…vs the lone smoker fighting against it. The non-smoker is in the right. (perhaps not to any smokers who may be reading this.) My point is majority doesn’t mean right. Actually, human nature is such, as witnessed by the hatred and chaos in this world…that the majority needs a tuneup. However, if we must play the numbers game Nancy (in support of her character) has almost 150k followers. Now that ‘s not a lot in terms of how many soap viewers there are, but if you compare her number to some of the most popular characters she’s quite a the top. When all is said and done, pertaining to our fictional GH friends, Sabrina had a heart of gold and was not manipulative. Yet several people attributed motive to everything she did. Alexis is not a hag, a harpy, a slut; she’s not decrepit, she’s not amoral…no matter how you think she “appears” or what she wears. It’s a ridiculous way to evaluate a person. And, if you do think all these things about her based on her actions, well then you must feel the same way about Sam, Anna, Monica, Tracy, Carly, Lulu, Maxi…and, let’s see, the entire cast. They’ve all cheated, lied, manipulated, Lulu got pregnant out of wedlock, she dated a gangster, Johnny…Monica cheated on Alan, Tracy is ruthless, Carly…well, let’s just say, Carly. Maxi went from Spinelli to Patrick’s brother, back to Spinelli to Levi to Nathan…Lulu’s married and making eyes at Johnny, Sam’s been with Jason, Lucky, Silas, Patrick (will do), her mother’s husband…I grow weary! Viva wonderful funny, warm,… Read more »

dmr
dmr

I think Nancy is multi-talented! I still remember Alexis as “Eddie’s Angel.” She brings such comedic genius to her scenes. Alexis’ scenes with her on-screen daughters always come across as genuine. She seems to exude such admiration and respect for the girls/women that play her daughters on-air. I also love her scenes with Julian and Diane. Nancy is just a class-act-all the way; and she is never afraid to voice her opinions!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I do agree, dmr. Nancy does seem to have that sardonic, comedic ingredient about her. Her quips, when delivered from left field are truly funny. Nevertheless, her mode of dress is passé and inappropriate. I can’t see her playing footsies with either Julian or Ned. JMO.

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GH’s Kathleen Gati and Michelle Stafford Deliver The Power Performance of The Week!

A grieving mother and sister found themselves stuck in a revenge plot gone haywire, that provided the backdrop in which two accomplished actresses; Kathleen Gati (Liesl) and Michelle Stafford (Nina) were able to shine on episodes of General Hospital.

Although Peter’s kidnapping went on far too long, and fans on social media have their own viewpoints as to what they think of Mr. August aka Henrik Faison (Wes Ramsey), the final week of taking Peter hostage to torment him as payback for his part in Nathan’s death; gave Gati and Stafford scenes from the comedic, to the emotional, to the cray-cray, and more..

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On Thursday’s episode, Nina is trying to talk down Liesl from torching the place, but Liesl is becoming more unhinged and more grief-stricken.  She says to Nina, “I lost my son.  I gave Nathan up to protect him.  I spent my life not even daring to gaze in his direction for fear that Cesar would take him.  I never wanted my son to be like him, and now my beautiful boy is buried in the ground, while the other son is still breathing!  So, I must finish this my way, Nina  …  with or without you!”

Pleading, an emotional Nina responds: “Aunt Liesl, you are not the only one who lost time with Nathan.  I did, too.  I missed him growing up.  I missed his childhood, and seeing the incredible man he turned into.  I feel his absence and I feel the loss every second of every day.  I hate Faison, and I will for the rest of my life, and I hate Anna (Finola Hughes) just like you did, but that does not justify what I have done… being an accomplice in this crazy revenge.  None of that is going to bring my brother back.”   Nina goes on to say:  “I knew J would not want his mother grieving alone. This isn’t grief anymore … this is madness.”

Obrecht with rage and sadness in her eyes says, “The brightest souls like my Nathan are extinguished.”  And from there, as viewers know by now, Liesl sets the fire, which sets the stage for Nina’s rescue, and the Friday cliffhanger of Finn (Michael Easton) having to decide whether to go in the burning building and get Peter out, or not.

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Later on the pier, a stoic, but grief-stricken Liesl is arrested.  She spitefully tells Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Jordan (Vinessa Antoine), “Tell Anna something for me: ‘Now we are even!”‘

Earlier in the week, we saw how Kathleen Gati navigated the comedic yet dramatic moments as she had to knock Franco (Roger Howarth) out, while she was trying to get back to Spoon Island, as he realized Obrecht was the guilty party who took Peter.

Gati has made Obrecht, this one-of-a-kind character, come to life, no matter what the circumstances the writers put her in.  And as for Michelle Stafford, when Nina spoke of her brother and the loss she continues to feel, it was one of the most on-the-money moments for anyone who has lost a sibling that they looked to.

So, even through some of the absurdity of the circumstances, and as they were portraying two women trying to figure their way out of the mess they created,  Gati and Stafford never faltered as they committed to the material, and delivered this week’s Power Performance of the Week.

Share your thoughts on the performances of Kathleen and Michelle and what stood out to you via the comment section below.

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GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Does GH’s Margaux Have A Connection To Someone In Port Charles? If So, Who?

This week, General Hospital viewers saw that the ABC daytime drama series is teasing a potential pairing of Drew (Billy Miller) and the new district attorney in town, Margaux Dawson (Elizabeth Hendrickson), after the two characters run into each other at a concession stand at the cancelled baseball game.

As fans of the soap genre know, Miller and Hendrickson also played former love interests on The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott and Chloe Mitchell.

During Hendrickson’s first #AskGH live Twitter Q&A when asked: “Is your character connected to someone on the show?”  Elizabeth responded: “As of now Margaux is new to town … but you never know, there may be some connection that has not be revealed yet :)”

That tweet has left fans speculating if perhaps Margaux, has an ex in Port Charles, is tied to a major family in someway, or perhaps has some legal trouble past?

Recently on GH. when Chase (Josh Swickard) arrived on the scene as the new cop (following Nathan’s (Ryan Paevey) untimely death), it was later revealed that he was actually the half-brother to Finn (Michael Easton).  And as we know in the soaps, connections are usually the key to more long term success in a role, rather than being just a standalone character, but there have been exceptions.

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So, who would you like to see Margaux have a connection to on GH?  What do you think will happen with her character? Comment below.

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