Is it just me…
Or is the airborne bio toxin crisis that has been unleashed on General Hospital just not as interesting as past GH crises like the Metro Court and the Bacchanalia Ball?
The Metro Court had me riveted from the jump and I couldn’t wait to come home each day and see what happens next.
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It was SO good that GH was the first soap that I turned on each day….usually it’s One Life To Live that takes priority.
And the Bacchanalia – same thing.
But I’m just not that into the latest crisis to beset General Hospital.
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I think part of it is that most of the storylines leading up to the crisis just weren’t that interesting.
The worst as far as I’m concerned: Robin and her post-partum depression storyline – hate it!
Not to mention the fact that you can’t tell me that with her husband being a doctor and her best-friend being a nurse and with all the other medical professionals around her – no one could tell she was having post partum depression???
And I think the worst is yet to come judging from the previews. I just hope the baby doesn’t die. That would go from bad to worse, in my opinion.
But I don’t read spoilers. So I really don’t know.
And all the mob stuff going on before and during the crisis? A big – WHO CARES!
The only thing that I do know is that I come home from work now and watch One Life To Live first.
As for GH – I’m just not that into it.

I tried to watch the whole thing.
I really did.
But once again, just like with season one, I just couldn’t watch the entire episode of General Hospital: Night Shift, season 2.
In a word.
Boring!
Except, of course, the scenes with super spy Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) – a victim of a plane crash who thinks he’s back in time.
Tristan Rogers
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His scenes across the board were wonderful, especially with Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Patrick (Jason Thompson).
The scenes with Jagger (Antonio Sabato, Jr.) and Robin were touching.
The scene in the closet when Robert Scorpio was delusional and was trying to escape from the hospital was vintage Scorpio.
And how about when Robin realizes that her father doesn’t know her and he collapses on the floor.
There was real feeling there.
There was history there.
I could have watched them the entire show and have been happy.
I also enjoy Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) immensly. I mean, who doesn’t. She’s great.
But, honestly, the rest of the show I could care less about.
What’s up with the whole new cast of young doctors?
I’m not invested in these characters – nor will I be.
How can one become invested in a whole new slew of characters – all basically young, pretty faces.
I’m just not into this whole new soap mentality that you have to cast a bunch of young newbies.
Are producers even looking at the latest demographic studies, which show the average age of soap opera watchers are over the age of 50?
And, probably, most of those viewers have been watching their favorite soaps for more than 35 years, which means they want characters they have come to know and love.
Like Robert Scorpio.
Here’s a thought.
Move him back to the real General Hospital.
Get rid of the mob.
Bring back Luke and Laura.
And let’s have some “Love in the Afternoon.”

Has anyone watched General Hospital: Night Shift, season two yet?
I haven’t mainly because I absolutely HATED season one…..absolutely hated it for various reasons. Click here to read my blog that I wrote last year about season one.
But, I must say, that the recaps for the first two episodes sounded interesting….and entertaining.
Let’s not forget, Antonio Sabato Jr. reprises his GH role from long ago as Jagger Cates.
(Yes, you can stop reading long enough to wipe the drool off your chin.)
As episode three is about to air tonight 11 p.m. EST on SOAPnet, I will absolutely have to tune in.
Why, you ask?
Because the legendary Tristan Rogers, aka Robert Scorpio, makes his debut tonight on Night Shift….and I must confess I’m excited.
Excited because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love Robert Scorpio, the Super Sexy, Super Charming, Super Spy from the Luke and Laura days on General Hospital.
And, yeah, Tristan Rogers is still super sexy at 62.
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How do I know this, you ask?

Because I’ve been face-to-face with him twice in the past two years.

And he’s totally charming…much like the character he plays.
I met him November 2006 at Super Soap Weekend, when I was thrilled to pull his fast pass and meet him up close and personal.
The following April, he came to the Palm Beach International Film Festival for a debut of his short film “Opportunity Knocks.”
I interviewed him and wrote a story – as part of my real job – as a reporter for the “Palm Beach Daily News.”
You know how some men look better as they age?
He’s one of those.
In a blog he posted on his MySpace page, Tristan asks his fans to give NS2 a chance and says it’s much different than season one.
He says his character is as “kick ass” as ever. But he doesn’t say anything about what’s going to happen during Scorpio’s reemergence in Port Charles.
According to TV Guide, Robert Scorpio comes to General Hospital with “a major health issue that’ll have him grappling with his mortality.”
I’m looking forward to the interaction between Robert and his daughter, Dr. Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough), which should be interesting in light of the fact that Robin is now pregnant.
At any rate, I’m tuning in tonight and I think you should too.
After all, it’s a two-fer.
Antonio Sabato, Jr. and Tristan Rogers.
Throw in Jason Thompson as Dr. Patrick Drake and you’ve got a hat trick.
How can you go wrong with those three on your screen?