By Michele Dargan

So I’m trying to catchup on five back episodes of General Hospital, which I haven’t watched because…..oh yeah, I could care less!!!

Let’s see….we have the Brenda returns storyline……snooo-ZER!

Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo). (ABC/Rick Rowell)

Really! How absolutely sloooowwwwwly can Brenda’s return drag out.

There are so many non-storylines going on around Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) – and none are remotely interesting…

The whole Sonny/Brenda and Sonny/Jason reunion is a total bore…a big WHO CARES???

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda) and Maurice Benard (Sonny). (ABC/Rick Rowell)

I am SOoooo sick of all those flashback clips.

The first couple of clips were nostalgic…now they’re fast-forward material every time one comes on.

The only s/l that could have been a home run is Brenda’s involvement with the Alliance to Save Exploited Children, a group that helps children involved in sex trafficking.

That was a great opportunity for the writers to shed light on an important social issue….

Instead, the exploited children issue has taken a backseat to the hunt for yet another criminal – the big, bad Balkan….

And if TPTB think that I’m at all interested in Lucky going to Ireland to try and track down The Balkan – along with dragging Dante and Lulu into the mix – I don’t care about that either….It’s also boring!

I do think that Jonathan Jackson as Lucky has a remarkable Irish accent, though.

And vying for perhaps the worst storyline of all time…..

Drumroll please…..

The Claire and Sonny tryst!!

Yes, folks, they want us, the stupid viewers, to believe that Claire Walsh (Dahlia Salem), a career-driven, tough-as-nails federal prosecutor with one goal in mind – to take down Sonny Corinthos – ends up throwing her career away for the chance to sleep with the mobster….

Dahlia Salem (Claire) and Maurice Benard (Sonny). (ABC/Ron Tom)

That, my friends, is an all-time low on many fronts.

But especially because they took a strong, smart woman and reduced her to Jello (once again) after falling under the spell of the charming mob boss.

It’s a shame, really. Because I like Salem and her portrayal of Claire.

I just don’t like the way the character has been ruined.

The only strong woman who hasn’t fallen prey to Sonny is Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy).

Believe me, I was cheering when Diane lit into Claire for trashing her career for a roll in the hay with Sonny.

Smart woman, that Diane.

And Carolyn Hennesy really brings it every time she’s on that screen.

Carolyn Hennesy (Diane Miller)

Yessireee…she’s one of the best things that show has going for it!

The only storyline that of interest right now is the Crazy Lisa kidnapping Robin storyline….

Kimberly McCullough (Robin) Brianna Brown (Lisa) Jason Thompson (Patrick) Photo: ABC

But, quite frankly, that was spoiled for me by the spoilers and the previews, which gave everything away! UGH!

5 thoughts on “General Hospital – One Big Snoozefest

  1. Sharon
    September 30, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Now see you like Lucky’s accent while I am holding my ears and shaking my head. But once again we have St Lucky of all things righteous crying and telling anyone who will listen about Liz’s indiscretion while never owning up to his own. How anybody can sit through this drivel is amazing to me.

    On to Brenda…they took too long to introduce her back into the canvas and now I could care less.

    Sonny/Claire you said it all!

    Let’s not forget Carly running around peeing on all the men in PC proclaiming MINE! While all of a sudden Sam is now the calm one…yeah waiting for her to start lurking behind walls again listening to everyone’s conversation before losing her mind…oh already happening.

  2. soapbox1
    September 30, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Hi Sharon!

    Hahaha! Love what you said about Carly and Sam….Soooo True!

    I didn’t even get into the fact that Carly is continuing her ridiculous plot with Spinelli to get back at Dante…

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


  3. dinah
    September 30, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I agree, I don’t care less about Brenda being back..But I do want Sonny back with Kate. And
    Megan Ward back on contract!!!

  4. Michele
    October 1, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Hi Dinah!

    Agreed on Megan Ward on contract!

    Thanks for posting!


  5. Diane
    November 15, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I SO agree about having Claire fall in the “Sonny trap” is an all-time low for the writers. I mean, c’mon people! Really?? It just makes absolutely NO SENSE for Claire’s character to have done that. Like you said, she’s a “tough as nails” federal prosecutor for crying out loud! …. But i do have to say, while logically, pairing Sonny and Claire is a bad idea…… I think they’ve got great chemistry and I’m starting to enjoy watching them together. By the way, the break-up scene from Friday (11/12/10) was SO good it gave me chills. Kudos to Maurice Benard and Dahlia Salem for that painful but beautifully acted scene!