Daytime Confidential's Male Entertainers of 2008
No. 1: Entertainer of the Year - Tristan Rogers - General Hospital: Night Shift
For years fans of General Hospital have by crying out for a well-written, character-driven storyline featuring the soap's legendary veterans. This past year we finally got our wish, though ironically, not on General Hospital, but it's SOAPnet spinoff General Hospital: Night Shift. The second installment of Night Shift saw the return of Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) to Port Charles, but this time there were no silly monkey flu capers or tired spoofs of the character's 80's-era glory for this veteran actor.
In 2008, Robin (Kimberly McCullough)'s superspy dad faced a foe much deadlier than Caesar Faison or Mikkos Cassadine– cancer. As a once larger-than-life, retrosexual, Hemingway-style hero, facing down his own mortality, Rogers brilliantly conveyed Scorpio's anger, frustration and sorrow. Maybe with all the acclaim Rogers and the rest of the cast and crew of General Hospital: Night Shift have received, the parent soap will finally realize what a treasure trove they have in regards to GH's heroes and heroines of old. We won't hold our breathe.