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RATINGS: General Hospital Dips In Total Viewers and 18-49 Demo!

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The ratings are out for the week of June 22nd to June 26th and it’s not good news for General Hospital.  The lone ABC soap opera has fallen for the week to total viewers averaging 2, 660,000 and that is -256,000 from last year at this time.  But the show continues to dip in the women 18-49 demo hitting a new low and tying their numbers for lows in the rating share for that demo.

Meanwhile, over at Days of our Lives the NBC soap gained +55,000 total viewers, and came in for the week tallying 2,353,000,which makes them only +300,000 off from GH’s third spot.   With DAYS about to bring in their big guns for the 50th anniversary of the series, could they actually make a run for the money and try to take the number three spot from GH?  Or, can GH regain its upward momentum going into the fall and November Sweeps?

The two CBS Daytime drama, as we already reported, had their biggest second quarter ratings in years, but as for this ratings week in particular, while The Young and the Restless only gained +2,000, the most impressive number is that the 42-year-old series is up from last year at this time a whopping +479,000!   The Bold and the Beautiful remained firmly at number two losing the most viewers for the ratings period with- 125,00,  but that is still way up from the previous year at this time in total viewers scoring 3,742,000.   Check out the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.

Time for you to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback!  What soap is working for you? What soap is not?  What changes would you make to the storylines on your favorite soaps to improve it? Which storylines are working, and which  you would keep in tact and moving forward? Which characters would you like to see more of … or less of?  Share your analysis below!

 

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su0000
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su0000

We were just talking about the drop in viewers. We came to the conclusion; The Luke story is the culprit.. The many viewers since Luke and Laura do not know any of those characters, They have no meaning to us, just bewilderment. Who are those people lol watching a story that has no connection/meaning to you is senseless and emotionless. I would the say– the drop is from viewers after Luke and Laura tuning out asking; who are those people/characters.. I watch, of course but I have little interest in the story.. Luke is my favorite and it is last… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Boy Suoo, nice spin job there. The drop in viewers has nothing to do with Genie Frances’s return. Just because you say so over and over does not make it true. Luke and Laura fans may be disappointed with the writing afforded to Luke and Laura, but I assure you, we are not disappointed with Genie. She has been truly amazing picking up where she left off with a seamless grace. The scenes work largely because she is pulling in quite a strong performance. I watch those scenes because of her, not because of him. The ratings are poor because… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Harry, I did not say one word about Laura.. Not one.. It was in general.. The Luke story, as of now, has charaters I and many others have never seen.. Dear harry.. Don’t use your words and thoughts saying they are mine 🙂 Again.. reread my post it was not about Laura.. It is a fact– there are many who were not watching during the Luke and Laura and era and the characters in the Luke exit story, are newbies to us.. When a prime story features characters that are not known to us, there is no connection/emotions.. lol ..… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Suoo, actually you did mention Laura–you don’t even hear yourself anymore.

brenda
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brenda

Thank you Harry for being the voice of reason. GH needs a reboot like they did over at Days, a new HW for sure and get rid of some useless characters who are not working.

Kevin
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Kevin

I agree. I have loathed Luke Spencer for the past dozen years and can’t wait for him to be gone.

Hopefully once he’s gone, us viewers can come back, too.

AJQ
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AJQ

Su000- You constantly say the same thing without caring about facts and your fandom of the show contradicts the points you make about Luke and Laura. You don’t care about Luke and Laura, yet you care about Nina, whose history you didn’t witness on screen either. If you love Nina, Franco, Denise and all the other new characters, that’s great, but it may not be for long if GH doesn’t figure something out. As for some facts that you will assuredly ignore,the ratings have been tanking for 10 weeks, Genie has been on for three. Her first week, the wk… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hi AJQ..
I do not have to like Laura..
If you feel need to write pages of disgruntled rants about everything find you find wrong with GH, then rant on .. You excel in looong GH rantings 🙂

I luv GH, I luv it and have a good time watching GH..
It is my favorite soap I enjoy most everything GH 🙂
(( wish you liked it. also.. It’s an awesome soap)

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I agree with everything you wrote, AJQ and might add, as I did on another post, the overtaking of the guards by Lulu and Dillon was beyon ridiculous…the premise was ridiculous…an armed guard is going to leave his post, not to mention his weapon, to take a stranger to the hospital. To top it off, the acting was at best on par with a high school play…and the laughable clock on the head by Holly to the big, bad, ferocious dude was too much to bear, or so I thought until the dynamic duo lulu and Dillon knocked them out… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Sigh. It’s like watching someone argue with the dryer at the laundry mat.
If all you derived from AJQ’s logical, level headed and beautifully put together comment is that you must love Laura, then there is no hope for this hot head to ever get through to you. By the way, no one ever told you had to love Laura.
Okay, I am going to go scream into my pillow now.

Patty
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Patty

I totally agree AJQ, thanks for the comment! The bottom line is that if the writing is bad the actors can only do so much with their lines and the ratings go down. Please RC and FV LISTEN TO THE FANS ! I am and will always love GH but get your act together. 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

Good post AJQ! It is not Genie’s fault and you are right, killing Duke pissed a lot of fans off. The character of Denise is horrible. And one small excuse is its summer and people do turn off TV more often now than any other time of the year. I know it hasnt hurt CBS, though.

Marianne
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Marianne

All of us want GH to continue to be successful but the writing is ridiculous lately. It lacks sincerity. The characters need depth and development. It’s Easter at least once a week with the resurrection of a dead character! Yes viewers like faster paced stories but even in a soap there has to be a bit of believability…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yeah, Matianne. It’s like watching a THREE STOOGES reel.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

The Luke exit isnt as good as i thought it would be…i blame the writers…anyway, those who not know the Luke and Laura characters can easily get to know them just like they do for any newbie…but one has to be new from the last 6 months not to know who they are…Laura, Ethan and Holly have been on just two short years ago…and have often been mentioned including Lucky…so any GH viewers should know a little bit about them.

KM
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KM

Hey su0000- Guess what. I WAS watching during the heyday of Luke and Laura and I DO remember these characters and storylines. I just don’t care 30+ years later. Water under the bridge and they’re all just walk on stunt guest appearances with no actual story behind them now so why should I care? GH is pretty much The Perfect Storm right now meaning that every that could go wrong IS going wrong. The show has been slowly and systematically gutted. New characters are paper thin cartoons and vets have been pretty much reduced to wallpaper so why should anyone… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

KM–how I love your comment. A perfect storm indeed.

Cat
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Cat

Yes – most of it has been tedious beyond belief. The only characters that I find of any interest are Tracy (always), Sloane and the new incarnation of Maura West – ‘cos it’s Maura!

Tim S.
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Tim S.

Come on SU… give some love to Laura… remember her and Lukes wedding was the most watched soap event.. lets see some love from ya!! 🙂

Justin
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Justin

Su you continue to be ridiculous. Are you seriously going to say that people don’t know who Laura, Holly, and Lucky are? Omg, again PLEASE research the history of this show.

Aden
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Aden

Two words….Replace Cartini. And there you have it…problem solved.

Kevin
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Kevin

We could get a lot worse than Valentini and Carlivati.

A LOT worse.

Aden
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Aden

Really? How? They have slowly and systematically gutted the very core of this once beloved show!! They have no regard for fans, other than to mock them and try to prove they are smarter. Memo…theyre not. This is sad to say, but if Abc does not replace this regime, I sincerely hope they cancel the show. It is just a terribly written, embarrassing, painful show to watch. I feel bad for the actors forced to play these stupid roles!! Paging… Wendy Riche!!

blake
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blake

Yeah Ron really needs to go, his stories don’t work on GH. You might as well put him at Y&R with Chuck Pratt since they seem to have the same writing style.

I love gh
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I love gh

Without them, the show would have been cancelled. They are just in a slump.

I love their stories… Just not right now. Kiki is not a good fit with the cast; Nicholas, Elizabeth, and Dante are acting completely out of character, and we haven’t really seen Molly or TJ in a long time. I do like Silas’s sarcastic humor with Ava, but even Nina’s story is weak.

I think the writers & producers should look at the ratings and compare them to GH’s higher ratings & see what worked… Do more of that.

Loren
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Loren

So tired of hearing about how RC/FV saved the show?? how is that exactly? Ratings are no better, the story lines changed on a daily/weekly basis. They didnt save the show at all.. people gave them a chance, yes.. which could account for any rating hikes, if any.. Im pretty sure the ratings stayed steady. Well here we are 3 years later and people are finally getting tired of the all the things everyone has said in this thread.. I for one, was not enjoying GH when they took over from day one, you can see the difference in writing,… Read more »

I love gh
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I love gh

And I’m tired of hearing about how horrid they are. Without them, I’d be watching some newsie food show-no, wait that would have been cancelled- some third incarnation of something other than GH. I did say, for the record, that I don’t like a lot of the stories right now. I just think that firing them would be a disaster. I watched AMC die away under a regime that didn’t care AT ALL about AMC history… until it was already cancelled. At least they try, which is more than other writers do. They’ve pulled good ratings before, & they can… Read more »

Justin
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Justin

While I give Ron and Frank some credit with saving the show with bringing back veterans and fresh stories, I now believe, with their insistence on new characters and fresh favorites, they are slowly killing it. If they don’t listen to the fans, again, this time our beloved GH will get canceled.

denisefan
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denisefan

Valentini and Carlivati do need to go.

robert
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robert

General Hospital is a complete trainwreck and is only getting worse. The Denise stuff is a joke. I predict DAYS will pass up GH this fall with the 50th and all the fan favorites returning

blake
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blake

Oh yeah, if Days’ ratings are up now I can only imagine what they will be like this fall.

denisefan
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denisefan

Days is a much stronger serial than GH. A cast that can act and improved writing.

Paul
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Paul

I couldn’t disagree more. Days is a freaking disaster. They continue to take talented actors and saddle them in stories that go nowhere – Greg Vaughn, Melissa Archer, Ari Zucker. The newer characters are tedious beyond words — Tammy Sue/Jordan and Ben have to be 2 of the most boring characters that I ever saw on a soap. Paige’s big revenge on Eve – yawn.

mfarris70
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mfarris70

Random thoughts… Talented writers aren’t lining up to write for the soaps. Carlivati may not be at the top of his game with the Denise story but there’s plenty on the show that’s working for me… Every show goes through its ups and downs. The greatest writers in history couldn’t pull off 250 hours of perfect episodes every year. GH will rebound with great payoff on all the stories that are building now… Ratings don’t necessarily reflect on the quality of story… Many viewers seems to want payoff and action every single day, which is not feasible in the long… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hi mfarris70.. I agree with you.. Luke’s exit has been a downer for me, but that is only so far.. It will pick up and I’m anxious to see Luke and Tracy together, it will happen 🙂 Tony’s very last scene will be bittersweet 🙁 I also am luvin all the other stories especially Nikolas and ELQ !!! that one is rockin! I also luv Franco, when he is on screen he is mesmerizing!! GH is awesome!! #1 soap !! (( the Suits and Sponsors look at the September to September ratings )) Here in soap land when the ‘weekly’… Read more »

AJQ
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AJQ

mfarris70- There are plenty of talented writers who would love to be employed on a network soap especially as Head Writer, a job that pays very well. Your statement is not based on any fact at all. The 250 episode argument is tired. Soaps have been around for decades, they have produced 250 episodes a year and done well. The notion that this is a herculean task is absolutely ridiculous, it has been done. It is being done. Sometimes ratings don’t reflect quality. But in this case it does. There are well written shows that some people just don’t find… Read more »

Aden
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Aden

I love your posts!! Always accurate and true.

Timmm
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Timmm

There is not ONE love story on GH right now.

Les
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Les

Thank you AJQ! Summed it all up very nicely.

Justin
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Justin

You are so right on, AJQ!

Rodd
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Rodd

Well said, mfarris70. I’d like to see anyone posting on this site do a better job. So often, over the history of soaps, the public have called for the ousting of a wirtier who isn’t doing what they want every month. The head writer or EP always get blamed for everything that someone doesn’t like. I don’t always like everything, either. But it takes a heck of a lot to put this stuff out there; more than any other medium. Whenever things so “south”, in my opinion, I hold out hope for better results in the upcoming weeks and months.… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

But Rodd, none of us are being paid to write good quality, character driven stories which actually pay fidelity to character history, pacing while adhering to a basic storyboard which includes–introduction, conflict, rising action, climax and resolution. We are fans who expect the head writers to do what they are paid to do–write well.
Yes, all writers have a slump but this slump has been so consistent, so steadfast, that the slump has turned into the iceberg and GH has turned into the Titannic.

Ghfan
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Ghfan

Wow MF actually posted a negative GH headline. No one can deny GH needs a new HW. 10 weeks of new lows!!!

Loren
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Loren

Soap Bloggers kill me…. they know exactly whats wrong with this show! Maybe its about time that the “Soap Bloggers” say it like it is.. Gh is horrible right now…and do we really need to list whats wrong? Go to Twitter, You Tube, FaceBook…. its all right there. Asking what we, the fans like, would change, etc.. whats the point when were met with an ABC exec who thinks the ratings are in tact with the explanation of All soap ratings are in decline and have been since the 70’s, or I’m sorry your not liking it right now, but… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I do wish Michael Fairman would express his opinion but I think he is soap journalist who tries to remain objective. Still, would love to know what he thinks.
Michael Logan of TV Guide is more of an editorialist for the soap opera genre. and he has been writing and Tweeting some sharp criticism about GH’s current stories–he is not happy.

Loren
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Loren

I saw Michael Logans comments.. I was pleased.. and damm I hate that I have to pleased,,, But I also think that while a journalist, hes still a fan, he says it all the time. Perhaps maybe this site would not be the best outlet for him I guess. but you know what I mean.. I just wish people would take a more vested interest. Its like were all stakeholders here. One less soap to write about can’t be good for him. But I get what your saying about him remaining objective.

Timmm
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Timmm

Your right Loren, today it is so easy to reach out to viewers through social media and get a read on what we want. In the old days you had to write the network and god only knows who or even IF they read any of that mail. Today GH big wigs can go to this site and read these posts and at least know what viewers want or dont want. BUT, do they care?

Don
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Don

They can not go on like this. In the fall something has to be done changing writing team and go in a different direction otherwise it will continue to sink

Sly
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Sly

COME ON GH…GET IT TOGETHER.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Lets refocus on the hospital where the show belongs…Monica should be Chief-Of-Staff…put Silas, Sam, and Patrick in a Alan/Monica/Rick type triangle but bring on Melissa Archer as Sarah Webber and Pair with Micheal/Silas, recast Robin, keep Dr.O at the hospital and try to bring back Britt but drop Nathan, Nina, Kiki, Franco, Jordan, TJ, Alexis, Molly, Sabrina, Micheal, Rosalee, Ric, Valerie…focus on the Qs…reveal Jason and have him still having a hard time remembering who he is and accepting Qs as his family…bring Emily and Georgie back from the dead…hire Ron Rains as a new love interest for Tracy…have Dr.O… Read more »

I love gh
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I love gh

Wow! You deserve a paycheck for that. I agree with everything except dropping Nathan, Nina, Franco, Jordan, TJ, Alexis, Molly, Sabrina, Micheal, Ric and aging Spencer & Emma. They’re adorable. Otherwise, this makes for a great show. Kudos!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

The kids are adorable and i agree with you—lets not age them yet but maybe in a couple years if GH is still around…my problem with Nina, Franco and Ric is they feel like filler moments and not part of the show…Franco somewhat improves in scenes with Dr.O., i know it was a play for comedy but Franco and Denise making out at the restaruant to make Nina and Morgan jealous was laughable but not in a good way…TJ had good story potential with the race issue had it played out on screen instead of done mostly off camera…i can… Read more »

Steph
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Steph

Jimh I get your post. Character driven stories work. This shtick that is being shown now is ridiculous. Almost a year for the Jason reveal.. Hardly any interaction with his wife and son?! Denise/Ava ugh! Reminds me of Natasha and Bullwinkle. On OLTL the characters were like family and you invested in them. Why are they writing like this? And hell yes I too would welcome Melissa Archer to be paired with ME again. Romance, drama and mystery!

Marianne
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Marianne

It seems as if all characters are being dumbed down for plot points.

Jenn
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Jenn

I agree with the poster above. GH is a revolving door of plot points. Continuity and accuracy matter. Miller, Howarth and Easton not used to their full potential. If you wanted to capture the OLTL fans you lost them when you ruined their beloved characters. The Sloane character sleeping with Anna right after Dukes death ? Really? Jason and Sam belong together. Show us some tender bonding moments with his son . Shit, his son will be in high school soon:( etc etc

Sara
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Sara

Agree with Jimh and Steph focus needs to be on the hospital. Monica as Chief. Dr. O ? Why?

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

lol…thats how i see Denise…a cartoonish Natasha!!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

They never show Monica yet she is Jasons stepmom…that doesnt make any sense at all!!!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Jim’s…Monica is not Jason’s stepmother. She’s his mom all the way; she legally adopted him and loves him unconditionally…technicality but I thought worth mentioning.

I agree with much of your post but would not like to see the aging of the kids…they’re perfect and watching them grow in real time is much more realistic than instant teen. As for your other suggested eliminations…I like them all and wouldn’t want to lose any of them. It’s the STORIES and lack of connectedness between the characters that needs to be improved.

Shay
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Shay

Hey, jimh!…..Speaking of Alexis, did you notice on yesterday’s episode that someone actually managed to edge her sweater neckline up a micro-inch or so???? Give that person a round of applause! Of course, Ms. Davis was still just as exasperating as ever with her grating holier-than-thou attitude, over-the-top expressions and disheveled Lhasa Apso hairdo! But it was a good start on wardrobe’s part….and, at least—for once—we didn’t have to witness this ridiculously wanton woman’s libido being unleashed in an unsightly torrent! (Nope, just her ongoing, complete denial about her object of desire’s latest effort to go “legit.” Julian will be… Read more »

ediebailey
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ediebailey

Not surprised at all. If not for Roger Howarth, I wouldn’t even be tuning in; he lured me to GH as I had never watched the show before. TPTB totally screwed up with probably the most dynamic couple to grace soaps in eons when they had Nina hastily marry Ric and become relentlessly cruel toward Franco. While I love Roger working with Maura West, the “Denise” charade is so weak. So much of the current storylines bore me to death, making little sense and seem to be just thrown together. I loathe seeing Michael return A.J./Avery back to Sonny, who… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Roger is great but his acting partners suck and they’ve dumbed him down so much his scenes are unwatchable!

ediebailey
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ediebailey

So agree with you, Timmm. Your thoughts express why I wish he could still be Todd Manning and have a realistic job as he did early on after OLTL was cancelled initially and he worked I believe as editor of Crimson or perhaps The Port Charles Press. Right now, he surely isn’t a working artist and we have no idea how he is supporting himself or even where he is living since Nina threw him out three times. As I stated, I never watched GH before OLTL was cancelled and Roger migrated to Port Charles (with ME & KA), so… Read more »

ediebailey
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ediebailey

Self Correction: Of course, I meant to say that Franco injected himself with his mother’s LSD, not heroin, in order to be able to be with Nina at Shadybrook. Indeed, people, how many of us would even think of doing something that extreme in the name of love???!!! Much less go ahead and literally do it!!!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

ediebailey…great posts. I agree with you regarding Roger and THIS Franco. Allow me to digress…James Franci’s version of Franco was diabolically delicious. He was a creative genius psycho killer. He could turn on charm on a dime, flash that James Franco grin…and he took many viewers on a crazy, fun ride. I’m sure there are those who loathed him and the story…but there is never full consensus on any story/ character. When they made the RIDICULOUS, incomprehensible decision to have Roger play the role, they had to whitewash his heinous past, or he’d have no future on the show. So,… Read more »

Tima
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Tima

I also feel Michael shouldn’t have returned Avery. He could have gotten the same response allowing Sonny visits and over time weekends and or holidays on his island. Giving her back to Sonny means he is completely disregarding the fact that Sonny is a huge danger to his children and with Avery being a Jerome she gets a double dose of danger in her short life. I also don’t buy that Sabrina would have been the one to convince Michael to give that baby back. She saw what just being close to Carlos did for her and I don’t see… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Tina…I soooo agree! I hate that michael gave the baby back! She was completely safe, loved and very well cared for with Michael, Sabrina and lol…the remaining Qs. But more than that, it irks me that Sonny got her back instead of living the life he forced AJ to live when he kept him from Michael. I was stunned that the writers went that way,,, not even sure that was their original intent. I’m thinking they sacrificed that direction so they could pit Sonny vs Ava/Diane for their daughter. This will become the next big story. While the story might… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

The only reason Michael gave Avery back is because Ron C needs Denise to be in Sonny’s orbit. If Michael kept Avery having Denise and Michael interact has no potential for great drama. So Ron has to do what he always does when he realizes what he wants to write conflicts with what he did before– he simply changes his mind and glosses over the conflict by writing some lame reasoning for the change in direction. This time all the drama and conflict between father and son is sweep under the rug, Michael reverts back to type and viola, now… Read more »

ediebailey
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ediebailey

Thank you so much, Rebecca1, for the excellent insight as to James Franco’s portrayal of Franco. As a viewer of GH for only about four years, I don’t have any frame of reference for his work except I gather he must have delivered powerful performances as you described. I agree TPTB made a huge mistake in having Roger Howarth take on this character and I assume the audience as well as the majority of Port Charles now projects the previous heinous acts from the original Franco onto Roger’s subsequent take now, allowing no forgiveness or even an open mind. It… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

DAYS is going up AND the new material begins in 35 more episodes! Catch up or be left out!!!!!

mark
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mark

I love days! I hope they beat gh!

Timmm
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Timmm

Its dropped because Laura has been less than spectacular, Ethan sucks, who cares, Sappy makes everyone cringe, Sam and Jason need to be together, Dante is dumb, Dillion has the deer in the headlights look down perfectly and I cannot stand DANISE! Yep, ratings are down because quality is down!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree…the need to drop that Denise stuff asap…and drop sappy too!!!

su0000
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su0000

hey Jimh .. Denies is dropping lol She told Franco she is Ava… Ava will be set free,, The AJ recording will disappear and without it there is no case, Ava will be freed.. way I see it happening.. Then Ava will be Sonny’s worst nightmare ! Sam and Jason are caput.. Jake/Jason loves Liz but when the truth comes out that Liz knew he was Jason then Sam will jump in and ride poor Jake/Jason like a witch on a new broom. Ethan Who? lol Dante needs some strange…. it’s a soap it has to happen, it’s Dante and… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I agree Timm–I think you mean the writing for Laura’s return has been “less than spectacular”-right?
The reaction to her sudden arrival was just odd. I half expected Laura to smell her arm pits in order to figure out why she triggered such a hostile, standoffish reaction from everyone including that squat brat, Lulu.
I also agree that Todd has become a laughable, idiotic, and pointless character.
Roger deserves so much better.

Fanny
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Fanny

@Timm.. Couldn’t agree more.Way too much Low Level acting going on
with the same usual suspects. Excluding Genie Francis! TPTB need to
be reigned in and monitored in order to get GH back on track, before its
TOO LATE….

Timmm
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Timmm

Yes Harry, nothing against Genie. She is terrific. So far, they have not written anything good for her BUT I will be patient and see what happens with her after Tony is gone.

Shay
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Shay

@Timmm (and jimh….) You are certainly spot on about Sappy!!!! It’s been wall-to-wall Sapster for this past month, so lay the blame on her……as well as Mikey, Nina, Ric, TJ, Jordan, Kiki, Morgan, Denise, Grossalee, Dante and ValChops!!!! There’s been so much filler with these obtuse characters, that the major players like Laura, Luke and Tracy have been nothing but a mere afterthought. (Plus, Anna was gone, too.) So little of the real GH was even on display during this abysmal ratings period, so to attempt to use Genie Francis as a scapegoat is not only beyond the pale, but… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I hear Monica and Jake will soon FINALLY have scenes together! What the hell took so long?

Rose
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Rose

There’s a non-trusting part of me that wonders if ABC is setting up this nosedive of GH and using it as an opportunity so they will have an excuse to take it off the air. Especially after how they handled the OLTL, AMC and Prospect Park debacle.

Harry
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Harry

Rose, I remember thinking the same thing a few months before AMC was canceled.
It felt like they were trying to kill their own show

Charday
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Charday

GH has not been fun to watch for months. I want more Quartermaines (where’s Monica??), Webbers, Cassadines. Less Sonny, Franco, Nina, and Kiki. And bring back Britt. When is the Jason reveal going to happen?

su0000
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su0000

Leslie Charleson/ Monica, was last seen Feb 26th when she posted on her facebook; thanks for the birthday wishes. And Feb 26th was her last tweet on twitter, thanking for the birthday wishes.. Sonny is hardly on screen, when he is it is short,, The webbers, well they off into the sunset The Cassadines are all dead but Nikolas and Helena..(& Spencer) Nikolas needs to step up as the last remaining Cassidine because Helena won’t be doing much GH anything.. Franco & Nina are magic and need a story Kiki, that character no matter who plays it, ehhh Britt is… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Alexis and her daughters are all Cassidines too…

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Jim’s…Alexis and her daughters are technically Cassadines, but not in the sense that they’ve been used on the show…all Helena, Stavros, Mikos (sp), Stefan…miss him….

Timmm
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Timmm

Franco and Nina WERE magic. They freaked up that couple!

Timmm
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Timmm

I’m not saying they should copy Y&R BUT one thing they always do right is they have two or three core families on that show and GH has none! I’ve bitched for years to several writing crews to bring back the Q’s and make them front and center. It can happen now if they want since the ship is sinking. Bring back the Q’s and have them butt heads with the Cassadines like the Newmans and Abbotts!

su0000
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su0000

Timmm, there are no Cassadines and Quartmains left.. 🙁 Nikolas is about it and they are attempting to make him a true Cassidine.. The Q’s are empty.. They did bring Dillon in.. Y&R, near the whole cast is a Abbot or a Newman.. And we see the same 12 main characters every day because that is the cast, they are all somehow related lol.. they can’t date or marry eachother/insest thing.. I would love love love to have the Cassadines back!! but- ABC did not see them as being important, I’d guess.. I would love to have all the Q’s… Read more »

Charday
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Charday

Good point on GH needing core families–I guess that’s what I was trying to say, but I want less of the Corinthos mob. I’m also sick to death of PPL on GH committing murder or other heinous crimes and getting away with it (namely, Sonny murdering AJ; but also Ava and her crimes). As far as the Webbers, there’s Liz and her clan and Heather Webber. How about bringing back Dr. Jeff Webber, Steven Lars, Lesley Webber?

Lew S.
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Lew S.

GH has a cast of great actors and there is the possibility of spellbinding storytelling. But, what is broken needs to be fixed. The campy writing should be used in small doses; the foolishness with Dante and Lulu needs to be jettisoned. These two went thru too much to be together to allow new Dillon and Valerie to get in the way; the mob wars, is it over yet? And the long due reveal that Jake is Jason and Nicholas crossing over to the dark side – Why, because he allowed himself to be snowed by Britt? Frank Valentini is… Read more »

Liam
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Liam

I think the things that have bothered me most lately are the amount of recasts recently. While the recasts of Dillon and Jennifer Smith weren’t horrible, we also had Frank Smith and we’ll soon be having a new Paul Hornsby. The recasts of Jennifer and Frank, along with the mystery history scenarios regarding Laura and Holly have just left a bad taste in my mouth about what is supposed to be Luke’s sayonara to daytime and I frankly (no pun intended) expected more from the writing time. Hell, I could have done a better job and I say that confidently.… Read more »

nicholas
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nicholas

A good soap that works needs the presence of romance , love , emotion , action , adventure , disaster stories , the occasional murder plot , socially relevant stories and humor . It needs strong actors and actresses with a theather background and enough acting experience . As for characters you need a mix of the old and new favourites . You just can’t shove down the viewers throats the new favourites . The writing needs to have depth and clever psychology to it . The writing cannot be predictable , foolish or cartoonish . Would like to see… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Very good post.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree…nicholas said it perfectly…

Fanny
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Fanny

So true, So true.

Daisy
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Daisy

It is simple. GH is so incredibly BORING!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Luke & Laura’s “big adventure” is blah. They should have had a location shoot, and Luke&Laura should be rekindling their love. Callbacks to all the ROMANTIC moments Luke&Laura had, THAT is what made them #1, not Frank Smith or Jennifer Smith or Ice Princess or ANY of that. It was Wyndhams Department Store, it was Love on the Run. I was not watching GH during those days, but Luke&Laura paved the way for ALL the Supercouples we girls loved. They are LEGEND. Their adventure should be harkening back to all of that., but instead it’s about how Luke loves Tracy… Read more »

jeremy
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jeremy

So True!! This so call Adventure is boring all blah, blah, blah… This is a diaster and it proves in this ratings.. Denise story dumb, dumb, dumb…

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I so agree

Harry
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Harry

I agree Maddie–location shots, or even better sets, would have been fabulous. These sets are horrible, dreary and depressing and seemed to be filmed with a gray tinted lens.
I would have also liked to have seen flashbacks interjected into the text of the current narrative so the Suoos of the world could see what all the fuss was about.

Fanny
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Fanny

Exactly Harry!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

YES, Flashbacks are a MUST, not only for newer viewers, but for older viewers as well! Refresh our memories, make us laugh, make us CRY! I did not cry when Duke died, but oh boy, did I cry when they showed the video montage! Reminding us of the time gone by, how beautiful and romantic these couples USED to be (and maybe a few tears for what GH used to be, eh?) As for Suoo, surely she’s seen Luke&Laura scenes on Youtube. I saw a lot of their story when SoapNet showed reruns for L&L’s 25th anniversary. Suoo may think… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Harry…..You are so right about the lackluster quality of the production values…..they are far too austere and bleak! Furthermore, they certainly do not serve to put the viewer in the proper frame of mind to enjoy the program….and the seriously inconsistent writing and poorly executed plots simply compound the problem! No wonder so many of us go blank (or in some cases, ballistic…) when we watch this stuff. As for the lack of flashbacks, I’m beginning to think that their sparse usage is due to the fact that the current show runners don’t want there to be any basis for… Read more »

Justin
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Justin

I so agree! Tony Geary has crapped all over the history of this show with his “get over it” attitude about Luke and Laura. Fine, he didn’t like it, but 30 million of us did.

Ina Young
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Ina Young

My opinion the good Luke and the bad Luke was to long & you just bring on a new
actor to play Jason and just say Billie Miller will now play the part of Jason and the this Denise thing, it so easy to know she is Ava, another dumb thing. Let find out who Nina child is and what the secret with Rosie and do not like Nik going bad. Do not like Franco.
Anyway I still do watch!
Inamaria

Toby
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Toby

This long time viewer is seriously disappointed in the ratings dropped but comepletely understands why. It is the jagged way the show is written. It seems the writing is clearly at fault but nobody wants to admit it and make the necessary changes because it continues to slide. Luke and Laura adventure seems rushed and almost like an I Love Lucy show. All slapstick. I just don’t understand writing for a laugh or a smirk when a soap is supposed to be a combination of all emotions. I feel insulted almost every time I watch. There is no respect to… Read more »

Tima
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Tima

GH has been boring me for a while and I’ll get a week or more behind in episodes and not care all that much knowing that for the most part story lines have not progressed. This Jake/Jason s/l has extended it’s welcome as has the Ava/Denise/Morgan/Kiki s/l. If there is one thing that this writer hasn’t figured out yet is that while a lot of us have good attention spans he pushes them (in mine and my friends case at least) beyond the limit to the point where things become boring and we’re placing bets as to when these dumbed… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Hi Tima..
GH is going to have a great fall .. 🙂

Alot has been going into Tony’s exit story..
After it ends the writers will bring it back..
Some good stories are in the oven now..
Nikolas and ELQ ,, power plays
Ava and Sonny fight for Avery
Anna will be back turning the Mayor insideout
Nik and Sloane partnering up
Jake/Jason’s outing.. that will turn many lives into havok..whoa!
And always the surprises that will be thrown in..

((the Avery, Ava, Sonny, Carly and I’d bet Franco and maybe Julian rumble will be great! heh it will be a pile-up LOL

there is good stuff on the horizon..

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

GH sure is having a great fall—NOW…in their ratings…lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I agree with you, Su. The summer will not offer much to storyline developments. Given that, I am still not entertained by anything to do with Luke. He is not Superman. The writers cannot rekindle the fire that once was when it comes to Luke and Laura/ Luke and Holly. At this point, I reserve much disappointment with the charicaturish goings-on. Tiny, little Lulu and pie-eyed Dillon taking on two burly guards, then one of the guards wakes up INSTANTLY to warn his fellow-minions the intruders had escaped? C’mon !!!!!!!! Holly hitting the guard over the head with her bionic… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

And “Goodbye Luke” is not over yet. I agree they needed to be on location and show flashbacks. As for Frank Smith and the history, yes old time viewers get a kick out of it and new time viewers dont get emotionally involved but L&L are older and this is what happens when you get older, you look back. They are taking us back. Go to Youtube and Google. There are tons of backstory explanations on things you may need to help you understand L&L’s history. I agree, good things are a coming!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Okay I wasn’t going to make comment but after reading other comments I decided to say something. This is directed at GH, but implies to all soaps. Soap writers are not prefect each of them have their strengths and weaknesses. All of them have written good stories and duds and all soaps have slumps. When the slumps hit, we don’t have to throw the baby out with the bathwater. I understand that those who usually post on these threads are those who either really like something or really hate something, with most viewers falling in between these two polarizing extremes.… Read more »

Fanny
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Fanny

Connecting the dots… Well said❗️

Timmm
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Timmm

Mary, I think what we have here now is Frank and Ron’s writing style is that of a webisode. They have a good idea and put it out there and FF to the end quickly to appease the older crowd and throw out the name Frank Smith, but then FF through it quickly because the younger viewers do not care about Frank Smith. EVERYTHING is fast and furious nowadays! I would like to see a story with Frank Smith that connects with history. The actor is good. Why not bring him on for six months? Well, because Tony is leaving… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Exactly; however I doubt them killing off Frank Smith was about appeasing the younger crowd or newer viewer. As I said Ron doesn’t want to write the whole story– he likes the surprise, the shock, the reveal, the high drama, but he doesn’t have the patience or desire to write a story that connects those moments. So all those questions about why Frank Smith waited so long to seek his revenge and that story you would have like to have saw, we will never see. Instead we get the new shock– Jake, Lucky’s son could be alive– ta da. Social… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

How cool a ” bitch whine & moan” thread .. If I had the power I would ban ya’ll from watching GH.. Wouldn’t it be great to grab all the whiners IP numbers and place them in everything GH.. That would be an ah-ha moment !! 🙂 I think the grumpy ones watch and take notes of everything they don’t like and then run to the boards to post their bitching notes LOL 🙂 Never a dull moment when the ratings are posted.. It’s like HURRY! Lets all go to the Bashing Party !! BYOB= Bring Your Own Bitching …… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

You dont have to ban anyone…most stopped watching on their own…lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lol, Su. You have been bitching about Laura even before she made an appearance. Excuse’-moi, Su….tit for tat…..later, Girl !!!!!!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@T
Hi, T,
Pleased to make your acquaintance. Yes, Su, does say things, sometimes, that only make sense to her….but I really like her. I actually do not find her annoying, more entertaining, I would say.
Nonetheless, she is on point, 99% of the time. She’s a pretty good ‘soothsayer’.
By the way? You are someone after my own grammar; even in other languages. You have referred to Su in the feminine…”Brava”……anyone else on this site, or elsewhere, would have said “Bravo”….which is in the masculine. You must know your italian.
Thank you for the GH synopsis….impressive!!

Timmm
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Timmm

I dont see it as bitching if your a fan. I see it as a forum for us who are frustrated about a show we LOVE! My biggest pet peeve is when some “Fans” post that their never watching again! Goodbye!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Exactly, Timmm. I am just employing su’s verbiage. Su says many of us either bitch or while, right, Su? I do not consider it bitching either. They are opinions…if we did not care, as fans, we would not opine.

Ghlover026
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Ghlover026

I just want to know where Monica is? And why don’t we ever see mac and Felicia??

Justin
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Justin

and your questions Ghlover026, are exactly why GH is doing as badly as it is. More than half of the characters on screen now are new. We miss the people we grew up watching.

Timmm
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Timmm

She has been in the judges chamber playing with his gavel!

Timmm
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Timmm

And Mac and Felicia, why bring them on if your not going to use them. Maxie cannot have lunch with her mom. Mac and Nathan could go golfing. [Mini golf because of Nathan!] But seriously, why have them around only to drag them out for special occasions. What are they, fine china?

T
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T

I’m just going to repost this (from the other post that reminded us of GH’s downward spiral) t’s very clear that Valentini and Carlivati have done enough damage to this once wonderful show. I used to love GH, when story telling was heartfelt, and true to the history. This regime is famous for “bringing back fan favorites,” but having absolutely no clue how to use or write for them! It’s almost like they only bring these people back as a publicity stunt than to actually write for these characters. The characters that they do write for are written so poorly,… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

lol
I seen it all now; soap opera masochist’s..
A study should be done on soap fans who hate their soap and inflict pain on themselves by watching it
……….. Soap Opera Masochism …………

I’m always amazed by the personal pain some fans inflict upon themselves by continuing to watch soap operas that they absolutely do not enjoy watching and find disgust while watching them ..(cray cray)
ah-ha! .. crazy world ..

T
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T

No, su000, you have no clue what you are talking about. You, pal, like to put every persons opinions and feelings they have on their soap down because you think you’re opinions are “100% correct.” I have watched this show for many, many years and the only reason why I comment on the condition of the show is because I (along with every other fan) love this soap and only want what’s best for it. The ratings can show you that GH isn’t in the best of places right now. And, before you get all “it’s Luke & Laura’s fault,”… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hi T ..

4 months back;

February 16, 2015:
“General Hospital” and their writers our congratulations, as they won this year’s WGA award at Saturday’s ceremony for best writing in a Daytime Serial.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Now su…you are the same way with Y&R as some of us are with GH…you are one of us…admit it…lol

su0000
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su0000

Hi Jimh.. I have never said one bad thing about a Y&R writer.. I feel sorry for all the writers!! the poor writers are whipping posts and punching bags for the ornery ones.. I like Pratt 🙂 always have,, he knows how to mix it up! I’ve no problem with Y&R, well- Y&R had put me to sleep many a time and that was a good thing, I needed the sleep LOL but I let that stuff roll .. I haven’t the energy to write a 5 page rant about what bored me. Anyways, I never fully read the rants… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

But, Su. C’mon. I have yet to read anyone hating GH. I really cannot include myself so much because I have only been watching for a year. But, the rest of the posters just sound disappointed….asking for cohesive, character-based, intelligent storylines that touch our sensibilities. From what I gather, it seems that the soap has become unrecognizable. Besides, aren’t these sites afforded us to voice our feelings….positively or negatively? To be fair, everyone of us is doing that. You are always at the ready to criticize Y&R, one of my favorite soaps….not many left, lol, so, why is GH any… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

CeeCee, hi 🙂 Outside of saying Y&R put me to sleep/boring I have never said anything about it to be noted just Sharon lol Do tell, what have I ever said about Y&R outside of it was boring? I have never said word about the writers, I do not and will not bash writers.. I never said anything about the stories with exception a couple of comments about the Music Box snore story.. LOL at the stupid double Jacks, laughing over it is not bitching.. I luv Pratt and his stories, I now stay awake LOL People can praise or… Read more »

Beth CP
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Beth CP

@ T-Bravo. Your post needs to be forwarded to RC, FV and TPTB (ie-the suits), as it is spot on in its’ detailing of what is off kilter with GH.

T
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T

Thanks, Beth. I am happy that there are still some fans out there that would like to see the ‘heart and soul’ return to this once magical sudser!

su0000
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su0000

whao..
Now I am exhausted !!
It is hard work to write more a couple of paragraphs whew!
I need ice cream !

T
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T

su000, with all do respect, your posts annoy me. However, that’s the thing about these forums is that people have the freedom to speak how they feel– for that I must say ‘brava,” and can only hope that the Ice Cream Opened you up to the idea that not everyone agrees with what you post. Some of us (who have been watching this show since the ’80s, ’90s, and even ‘000s) know what GH used to be about before the crappy storytelling and disrespect to the history and characters who once made this soap what it was. I get its… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, Su…I agree…I hope “long live the soaps” and then some. What I was trying to impart was that I ‘bitch’ about Y&R as well. I am still loyal. However, you have had your share of ‘bitching’ about Y&R. You don’t recall any instances of that? That’s okay. What I don’t understand is how you find no fault with the nonsensical and ineffective direction GH is going. It is a farce, the same as Y&R. DAYS seems to be the dark horse here. The writers have divested GH of its essence. That is the gist, so very apparent, by all… Read more »

rose
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rose

Can’t help but reply to you because you’ve invested more than usual into your latest comments. I think you have a valid point…there’s been a lot of criticism and critical thinking in comments lately, mainly coming from when RC and FV starting and Tony/Luke/Fluke leaving. Reminds me of when a different director/actor takes on one of the never ending movie sequels, and doesn’t meet the expectations of those liking the original. Or the movies not like the true spirit of the book. But everyone has their take on it, including you. But soaps aren’t “always very dark and dwelling on… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You’re too funny, Su…I love your spirit, enthusiasm and how nothing brings you down. Good for you!!!!

Rose
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Rose

I’m going to come at the writing/character driven problem a different way. I have to assume most writers now are part of the “social” media generation of twitter-type messages, not as much person-to-person interaction, dating services online, how many thousands “friends” do you have, etc. Or at least writers trying to appeal to this demo. Maybe this is a large part of the problem. Soaps were, and hopefully will continue to be, stories about relationships not established by clicking a button and send. Love the line from a movie about what a guy liked romance-wise. He said “it starts with… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Rose.
Who did you mean to reply on your July 6th reply? T, Su, or I? …not clear. If it was to me? Well, I do not like violence or bad boys…I do like true romance, suspense snd continuity.

Rose
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Rose

Hi Cee Cee…the reply was to Su regarding her long comment that made her need some ice cream. And we all know from reading Su she likes some of the recent darker stories on GH…ergo….violence and badboy references. I’m more with you, though I do admit I like a little conflict without the shooting and guns. Having a problem with Nik right now, but I don’t think he’ll stay the corporate raider forever. But I don’t know how can redeem himself for setting up the Hayden hit.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Rose.
Awww…Su is Su…she’s cool.
None of us thinks Nik’s hostile takeover of ELQ will get far…you’re right.
I suppose the only way he will shed his black cloak and be reborn, is waking up from Helena’s spell. He probably has a similar ‘control chip’ embedded in his brain as Jake/Jason…LOL.

Ghlover026
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Ghlover026

We need WENDY RICHE back!!!!

k/kay
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k/kay

We have four soaps left I believe Ron & Frank both want to keep it on the air am I disappointed with Geary’s exit story yes but big deal soon he will be gone and he has left a career with highs and lows just like everybody else. Don’t bitch too much things can always get worse if I was going to sit down for a visit I would say trim your cast and get a little more character development going on. Please also use Jason Thompson he should be leading more story and let’s get back to the hospital… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I’m so happy DAYS has Wally Kurth, exclusively! He is front burner as Justin!!!!!

su0000
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su0000

Perhaps Wally wanted to be with DOOL, maybe it feels more like home to him..
I will miss seeing him hanging around Port Charles ..

Timmm
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Timmm

I wish he were in Port Charles now that Dillion and Paul will be there. What happened to Larry Ashton?

Patrick
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Patrick

over the “many” years… of Traci Quartermaine

I do not know all the long history

Traci’ love lives?

I was just gobsmacked that she had a real true love in Joe Scully 3rd… sexy together, dare I say… it was animalistic…. va va voom passion

I never saw it in Luke… aside from their whitty banter… which is sexy in itself
but that’s where it ended

I really took a liking to Larry Ashton… would GH bring him back for Ms. Traci

I was so surprised to see Gunnar STenbeck… back on the air… ala ATWT

Timmm
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Timmm

ONE of the problems that come to mind after reading these posts is how characters are written and when it is time to say goodbye to a character. Ava was painted into a corner. Writers fault! Now we have to see the great Maura West in a ridiculous wig portraying ridiculous character. FRANCO: When James Franco left, Franco should have stayed dead. Resurrecting him by using Roger has been a disaster. The original Franco was a cold blooded psycho that reeked havoc on may characters on GH. They panicked when they couldnt use Roger as Todd anymore. So they make… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Timmm, hi
hey! Franco did not rape Sam..
That whole thing was one of his orchestrated mind games ..

Have to admitted- Roger/Franco is mesmerizing.. When he is on screen I don’t even blink lol ,,
I wish he had a story. There are so many sides of Franco, yah never know what he will do or which way he will go.
Roger may still be a Q..
Heather changed some Q papers during the Q’s thanksgiving, what ever happened about that?
Anyways.. anything can change at any time..
Sooooo loving Nikolas as a true DNA Cassidine!! That was an awesome change!!

Timmm
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Timmm

I didnt mention rape. I knew he set Sam up to think that. He was a freak and now he is just laughable. So Su, I dont like Roger’s version of James Franco’s character BUT I love Roger Howarth and wish they would give him a story to. And yes, I like NuNick!

su0000
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su0000

I think Roger ended up with name Franco because he and James Franco are day and night apart..
Rogers Franco is absolutely not the same Franco character of James Franco….

00oooh grsh!! Nikolas the Cassidine Nikolas is dangerously HOT !!! 😉
I hope they don’t go and pussyfiy him again..
I’m luvin this new and improved Nik !!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I don’t think you’re the same su0000…your ” voice” sounds different!

Avatar610
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Avatar610

The problem is there are TOO MANY CHARACTERS PEOPLE DON”T CARE ABOUT!! Sorry for the shouting, but you get the idea. Get rid of: Silas, Nina, Franco, Ava/Denise, Morgan, Valerie (YECH!), Ric, Madeline, Dr. Obrecht, Rosalie, Kiki. Let’s concentrate on rebuilding the ‘first familes’ of GH, and I don’t mean mob ones! Top of the list, ABC should lure Richard Dean Anderson back to GH as Dr. Jeff Webber with a huge salary- Jeff should be the new Chief of Staff, filling his late father’s chair. Also, he has links to current characters: he’s Elizabeth’s father, and ex-husband to Monica… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

LOL to rebuild the Webbers they would need to bring in about 5 new cast members,some people do not like to add to the cast. And then of course many would not be happy because the new replaced Webbers are nothing like the originals were nor would their nowdays stories be as once was… It ain’t gonna work .. no how no way .. And- The original webbers will most likely not be back.. well, Heather Webber is always on the ready for a break out 🙂 hey! perhaps she will be cured! I doubt that we ever see Monica… Read more »

Nanci
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Nanci

I am a born-again GH newbie, so am pretty much out of the loop, but agree about
not liking some of these characters and storylines at all lately. Don’t like Nina, Silas, etc., and this Valerie oh my gosh, yuk! She is just, um, wrong on so many levels. But I haven’t minded Kiki, or Maxie. Can’t imagine continuing to watch once Luke leaves, but hope the show improves for
all the disgruntled fans who deserve better!

Justin
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Justin

you’re so right Avatar610! There are too many characters that we don’t care about! And yes, more Quartermaine’s, Webber’s, and let’s re-build the Hardy family!

Shay
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Shay

@Avatar610…..When Sappy first “appeared,” I hoped she would immediately disappear. Looks like neither one of us got what we wanted! (Alas, she’s still here…and furiously sniffing around the “Q Clan” you so fervently wished for her to invade ala AJ. All I can say is, the Crown Prince of Quartermaine got off easy…death was a far better fate for him than being tethered to the Sapster. I can only pray his halfwit heir of a son fares better and soon escapes her claustrophobic clutches!)

JUDY
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JUDY

SO SORRY TO SAY THIS SHOW IS HORRIBLE RIGHT NOW…..SET THE RECORDER IN ORDER TO NOT WATCH HALF THE SHOW……THIS SHOW DEFINITELY NEEDS TO WEED OUT THE MEANINGLESS BORING STORY LINES AND DO SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE WILL WATCH…..RIGHT NOW A WASTE OF SOME EXCELLENT TALENT..I TUNE IN FOR BILLY MILLER AND MAURA WEST…..

Nanci
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Nanci

I have been tuning in a bit for the Luke exit story. The Denise character is a joke and a waste of Maura I think. I never watched when she was Ava, though. But loved her as Diane on Y and R. I still like Elizabeth, and when she had a scene with Billy Miller today, it sorta reminded me of him with Victoria on Y and R, with both women looking similar in ways with the dark hair and eyes. Anyway, just some random thoughts, lol. Been years since I watched regularly… But someone told me that Elizabeth used… Read more »

Annie
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Annie

The reason I tuned out of GH a few months ago is the “arc” storytelling technique they use. They focus for weeks on a time on literally one or two storylines, and if you aren’t as interested in them, well, you have no reason to watch. It also drags out everything way too long. In my opinion, it has nothing to do with the actual characters or actors (although I do think they could trim their cast quite a bit, too many gimmick castings).

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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