By Michele Dargan
I LOVE to discuss my soaps with other fans, because it helps me to see things from other points of view…other perspectives.
And even though I might not like a particular storyline, there are fans out there who do.
It was just one of those convos I had recently with my good friend and loooongtime soap fan, Sharona.
You see, she was telling me how GREAT she thought General Hospital was these days and how she was liking the storylines – particularly the Michael & Jason in prison storyline.
Did I hear you correct, Sharona?
She explained it like this:
“The fact that Jason gave up his freedom for Michael is heartwarming and going to great lengths to protect him in jail since he blames himself for handing him over to Sonny as a baby. He knows now that was a huge mistake and you feel the same guilt he does watching that storyline develop. He literally gave up his own life and love life for Michael.”
Hmmm. I never thought of it that way.
Sharona did agree that it would be implausible for a judge to send an 18-year-old to a hard-core prison for five years in order to teach the adults who perjured themselves a lesson.
But, as I always say, you do have to suspend reality when watching soaps….That IS part of the real draw, after all.
And Sharona reminded me of that.
But still, I hate the whole Michael going to prison thing.
And I ESPECIALLY hate that Michael has probably been raped (although we haven’t actually heard the r-word yet).
Hasn’t Michael been through enough already?
It’s just another facet of GH’s going to the dark side….everything being either depressing, sad or violent.
As a quick aside – I think Chad Duell has been doing an incredible job as Michael….stepping into the role during a highly-charged, front-burner storyline and seamlessly making the change.
I have to say the ousting of Drew Garrett as Michael left big shoes to fill. Garrett was amazing in the role, it was hard to imagine the change.
But Duell HAS done a superb job!
Click here to read about the recast and to watch this very quirky video with Chad Duell in it!
Now – on the Carly trying to destroy Lante by using Brook Lynn (Adrienne Leon) ….Well, I hate the whole s/l because I love Dante and Lulu together.
Lulu has grown so much since she’s been with Dante…Not to mention the GREAT chem going on between Sonny’s son and the daughter of supercouple Luke and Laura.
And not only that….THEY did the right thing and now they’re the town pariahs….I don’t get it and I don’t like it.
And I am SO sick of hearing Carly blaming Michael’s fate on Dante and Lulu, when – in reality – it’s the fault of Carly, Sonny and Jason for putting Michael in the line of fire, so to speak.
As far as Sharona’s thoughts on the subject:
“It’s been fun watching the Lulu-Dante romance develop and build slowly, watching her support of Dante through the whole brother Michael and Sonny mess was encouraging and hopefully a test of time for their relationship no matter what Brook Lynn and Carly throw at them. The romance is very believable and it’s just nice to watch a young couple develop like that through all the adversity. The chemistry is great between them and the writers have done a good job with that. The scene between Lulu reading Brook Lynn the jealous girlfriend act was priceless.”
Sharona continues, “What I don’t get or like is how vindictive Carly has become. Just when I thought she got over her witchy ways her nails come out again. I think her Lulu-Dante plan is going to blow up in her face.”
ITA about the jealous GF scene….I was so with Lulu (Julie Berman) on that….telling BL to stay away from her man and getting all territorial – with Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) listening in to boot! Yes, it WAS priceless!
Here….Give it a look see….
So Sharona and I are pretty much on the same page about that s/l.
And Laura Wright as Carly makes me want to slap her one minute and cheer alongside her the next!
She has so many dimensions to the character!
I’m hating what she’s trying to do to Lante. But I really love when she goes toe-to-toe with Sonny and puts him in his place.
And although I don’t like much of what Carly does when she’s on her own and I haven’t liked Jax much over the years – I like Carly and Jax together as a couple.
I have to say, that I have liked what Jax has become recently as a father figure to Morgan and Michael and a father to Jocelynn.
Speaking of Brenda, she’s coming back to Port Charles, if you haven’t heard yet.
And I really don’t know how I feel about it considering her last appearance brought about the Jax/Skye split.
If she can lighten up Sonny – I’m all for it!
But as for Franco‘s return…..
All I can say is fasten your seat belts!