Let me preface this by saying it’s not going to be another General Hospital rant.
There isn’t a lot about General Hospital that I’m liking these days.
Violence, mob wars, killing Emily and Georgie…..Ugh!
There’s more….
Just when Ric Lansing was getting his humanity back….
Just when it looked like Ric (Rick Hearst) and Skye Quartermaine (Robin Christopher) would finally find a little happiness with each other…
Skye announces she’s leaving town!
I can’t even discuss it, I’m so mad.
So, yeah, I’m not happy with GH overall.
However, there are a few characters who I absolutely love.
Diane Miller, played by Carolyn Hennesy, is one of those.
Since the moment she stepped her designer shoes into Port Charles, Diane has never failed to entertain.
Hennesy’s portrayal of the tough-as-nails, hard-hitting, perfectly coiffed, couture-wearing, defense attorney for mob boss Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) has been a joy to watch.
What started as a small, character part has blossomed into a major player in Port Charles.
And, more importantly, a very enjoyable one!
I love watching Diane flirt with Max, Sonny’s bodyguard.
There was a scene awhile back with the two of them drowning their sorrows about Sonny and Carly at a bar and coming thisclose to leaving together.
It has been fun watching as little by little they are realizing an attraction for each other.
The scene in Sonny’s backroom last week was so funny, when Max (Derk Cheetwood) entered, saw Diane and squirted some breath spray into his mouth.
She not only plays the tough, lady lawyer scenes perfectly, but she also has a wonderful comedic side that always makes me laugh out loud – never more than the past few days when she’s been paired with her legal nemesis, Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn).
Both were nominated for Litigator of the Year.
Both were shown receiving their letters, scrambling to get couture gowns and boarding a plane to the awards ceremony in Philadelphia.
They end up sitting next to each other on the plane – thus begins Alexis and Diane’s not-so excellent adventure.

And they were such pains to the flight attendant that they end up getting kicked off the plane.
So Funny!
Grahn and Hennesy feed so well off of each other.
They both have a great natural comedic delivery and the two together are hysterical. I mean I could not stop laughing throughout their escapades trying to get to Philadelphia to see who will collect the coveted award.
They rent a car and get a flat tire and then run out of gas in the middle of nowhere.
So they grab the garment bags with their gowns and begin walking towards a light.
It turns out to be a biker bar.

If you think their plane and car escapades were funny, check out the biker bar video.
These two veteran actresses remind me of Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance.
General Hospital needs more Diane and Alexis and less mob wars and violence.

2 thoughts on “General Hospital’s Diane and Alexis – The New It Couple?

  1. Lynda
    January 10, 2008 at 10:40 am

    I am very upset about GH too! My hubby who is retired is hooked on it and is not happy with the plots and the violence….and the loss of the Quatermain Clan…..also, the storyline with Jason….there is no chemistry there….and Sonny’s role is not Sonny….Jax and Carly make a good combo, though….and of course the 2 lawyers are tops…..but, GH needs to get back to what made them great…it is not there now….

  2. Michele
    January 13, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    We’ve been hearing from so many people who, like you, are upset with the direction of GH. But, yeah, the Diane and Alexis combo is *too funny* and it’s such a welcome change from all the violence.