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