OK, um, huh?
That’s all I could sputter as I watched Sonny propose to Kate on General Hospital.
I really don’t get this couple.
Yeah, yeah. I know. They were teenage sweethearts in Bensonhurst (there’s no way GH will ever let us forget that … or the name Connie Falconari, for that matter) who went their separate ways and into vastly different worlds and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
I mean, Sonny and Kate talk about it incessantly. There’s no way I could not know their “story.”
But that’s been the problem for me. I, as a viewer, never got to see their grand romance unfold. So when they talk, that’s all it is. Just talk. It has absolutely no resonance or significance or investment for me.
It’s a bit of a shame, too, because I think Maurice Benard and Megan Ward work well together. I just don’t buy the great love story GH is trying to sell.
It doesn’t matter how many cutesy memories they giggle about or how many cheesy movie theaters/restaurants they yammer on in or how creative their “flashbacks” are.
I just don’t feel it because I haven’t seen it.
Show me, GH. Don’t tell me.
But whenever I find myself shaking my head at Sonny’s warp-speed, stuck-in-the-past, rather pathetic courtship of Kate, I just remind myself of one thing.
At least he’s no longer macking on Emily.
That alone makes Sonny and Kate OK (well, at least tolerable) in my book.

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8 thoughts on “GH’s Sonny and Kate hard to believe

  1. Kimi
    January 22, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    I am tolerating Sonny/Kate. They don’t do much for me & definitely aren’t the reason I tune in.
    I FF thru most of their scenes. There’s no fire there like Sonny had with Brenda and Carly. It’s just blah imho. Even if I saw it via flashbacks not sure how much it would change my mind.
    I equate Kate with Elizabeth in a sense that she’ll never really fit into the mob world.
    But I would’ve liked to see Kate onscreen when Rena Sofer’s character was there, I think they could’ve had a good friendship.
    I also disliked Sonny/Emily a lot. Glad that’s over!

  2. Michele
    January 24, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I really liked Kate when she first came on the scene and when she and Sonny were having that funny banter together. But now, ICAM Kara and Kimi, I’m bored with the whole thing. I think the two had a lot of potential, but now they’re just plain boring.
    And, yeah, Sonny and Emily were a big ICK factor for me!

  3. Deana
    January 24, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Sonny and Kate bore me to tears, I like you need to be shown not told and so far I have not been showed anything but the same convo over and over about them when they were 16. I sure have not seen enough for Sonny to be on one knee yet that is for sure! There is no spark with these two at all. But as you said at least he is not macking on Emily……….eww. So there is a silver lining to this sleep inducing cloud called Sonny & Kate.

  4. skate lover
    January 24, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    i completely disagree with you.. i love sonny and kate together and i honestly dont think sonny could be paired up with anyone more perfect than kate!!!!!

  5. cindy
    January 24, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    I happen to enjoy Sonny and Kate alot–do they talk a lot? Well, it is called acting! Do you just want them to stand there and not say anything? I love their talks especially about Bensonhurst. Plus the flirting is so sweet! But that’s just my opinion….but I agree with you on one issue…I do want GH to “show” me more!

  6. ronessa
    January 26, 2008 at 12:06 am

    i feel bad that kate said no to sonny but i think she has a good reason and you guys should chill instead of making judgements about her that your not sure about so SKATE haters piss off okay?and it was kind of soon for him to ask her.and gh would be dumb to kill her or end skate because most of my school watch gh just because of skate they would be heart broken.we are still deciding if we are gonna watch if somrthing happens to skate because we love them.

  7. Monica
    February 14, 2008 at 7:27 am

    ITA with the article with the exception of Sonny macking on Emily… that storyline was the best Maurice Benard has had that wasn’t all about flashbacks, bombs and deceit. However, I can understand the ‘Lawry’s” for EmSon due to the fact that it looked a little too real to me… method acting anyone?

  8. Stephanie
    February 23, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    I think you all need to use a better imagination. The whole reason why us SKate fans,(Yes, I am one), at so addicted to the couple is the simple fact that there is so much history there that we don’t know yet. I’m disappointed over the fact that you find the two of them boring. They may not show the past, but recall those scenes leading up to Sonny’s proposal do bring up a conversation back in the day when the young couple inhabited Bensonhurst…Frankly, If you don’t like the couple tough luck..they have plenty of fans there to support them. I hate to break it to ya, but I have a feeling they are going to be around for a long time…