I cannot stand Lulu on General Hospital. Can. Not. Stand. Her.
And it’s not one of those “love to hate” relationships, like I’ve had with Carly or Faith or Ric or A.J.
No, this is full-blown disgust. I don’t find her remotely entertaining or endearing or engaging.
What a waste of a talented young actress (Julie Marie Berman) … and an almost-complete ruination of a legacy character to boot.
The daughter of iconic supercouple Luke and Laura should be more likeable than this, right?
So what am I missing?
The show seems to think viewers want to see Lulu in every episode, sneering her way through dialogue and telling everybody else what to do with their lives.
Well, let me give you a head’s up, GH. Lulu is beyond annoying.
Don’t believe me? Here’s my latest strike list for Miss Lewww-lewwww (as Anthony would say):
She rarely shows up to work because she’s traipsing around town, getting into other people’s faces about stuff she has no business talking about, usually because she’s “protecting” wittle Johnny-kins. Strike 1.
She can’t be bothered to be with Nikolas during his recent brain surgery, yet she feels like it’s perfectly OK to get on his case about his relationship with Claudia … which is jaw-droppingly hypocritical because she has chosen to ignore everyone’s warnings (including Nikolas’) about getting involved with Claudia’s brother, Johnny. Strike 2.
She thinks she knows Johnny so well, yet she insists on insulting his sister every chance she gets. I’m not saying Claudia’s a saint, but … really …. Lulu barely knows the woman. What she does know is that Johnny loves his sister; he’s shown that in words and by action. That alone should earn Claudia some sort of respect from Lulu, at least to her face. Strike 3.
And, believe me, there’s more.
I just want someone to knock that selfish, Johnny-centric smirk (see below) off her face.
Speaking of Johnny (Brandon Barash), his character has been all but ruined for me, thanks to Lulu. Just when I think I’m liking him, he has a scene with her and I wonder what I ever saw in him in the first place.
He validates her stupidity and her insolence, making her even more intolerable to watch on my screen.
Lulu only truly cares about Lulu … and Johnny, of course. It really is infuriating and insulting to watch.
I keep thinking my complete loathing of her will pass, that it’s just some sort of phase and she’ll actually become the young heroine that her soap bloodline promised she’d be.
But I’m truly starting to lose hope.
So, GH? If you insist on making Lulu this obnoxious, can you do me a favor? Stop putting her on my screen every single day. There are plenty of other less-annoying, more-deserving characters who could use the air time.
Plus, I’m really getting tired of yelling at my TV.

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4 thoughts on “GH’s Lulu needs to get lost

  1. SallyV
    June 13, 2008 at 9:03 am

    I loved LuLu when Julie Marie Berman first came on. The storyline with Laura waking up was wonderful and LuLu was great. However, like you, I can not stand her anymore. I FF through all of her scenes with Johnny. I know everywhere on the net people are complaining about her and TPTB must get wind of what’s being said out there, so why don’t they turn her around? It’s not like she couldn’t be redeemed…she hasn’t done anything truely despicable. Please GH, bring back the sweet LuLu from before. Make her smart, savvy, clever…everything a daughter of Luke & Laura should be.

  2. Tia
    June 13, 2008 at 11:13 am

    You hit the nail right on the head with this one. I didn’t even realize just how much I had grown to depise Lulu until recently…. I actually WANT Maxie to destroy Lulu! I used to hate the little games and tricks Maxie would pull out, but now, I want to see them come to fruition! This deal that Claudia and Maxie have going on actually intrigues me!

  3. Kimi
    June 15, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Normally I don’t respond to your posts until I’ve actually watched the show you’re talking about. But I see altho I’m about 1.5-2 weeks behind, nothing has changed with LuLu and that’s really a shame. I really liked the character at one point but now I could care less & I really don’t care about Johnny nor their relationship.
    I hope Logan doesn’t risk his life to save Lulu from her own arrogance & stupidity but that’s what I see happening eventually.
    I am also intrigued by this Maxie/Claudia deal (altho I haven’t seen those scenes yet) & hope they take Lulu down a peg or 2 or 20.

  4. Kara
    June 17, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Hi, Sally. Did you notice how the show had Lulu apologize for her insensitivity to Carly (You know, the scene where she stood outside Michael’s ICU room and pleaded Johnny’s case? Another stellar Lulu moment. RME.) Anyway, maybe GH is trying to right some of the wrongs they’ve done to the character. We’ll see.
    As for the deal between Claudia and Maxie, I’m with you, Tia. Although I’m not exactly anxious to see Maxie go down that path again (especially when it reeks of prostitution), I would love, love, love to see Lulu knocked down a peg (or 2 or 20, as Kimi so rightly and hilariously put it). She irks me that much. Team Maxie all the way. LOL.
    It’s going to take an awful lot for me to really like Lulu again, but anything’s possible. I just wish she wouldn’t keep gragging her love interests down with her.
    Thanks to you all for your thoughts!