Ingo Rademacher Throws Shade at General Hospital's New Regime!






Not everyone is happy executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati are at General Hospital. Ingo Rademacher let his feeling be known on Twitter regarding the former One Life To Life duo coming over to Port Charles. Rademacher tweeted:





Ouch. When a fan chastised the actor for lashing out Rademacher replied:



Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it Jill Farren Phelps and Bob Guza who showed Ingo the door? Why all the hateration aimed at the One Lifers?

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liason4real's picture
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IR should direct his ire at Guza, JFP and most of all Brian Frons. GH has been a clusterf*ck under that regime and his ouster along with TC had to do with them!

IMO if GH had been cancelled instead of OLTL, we would still see some of their peeps on the East coast soap if Frons was still in charge.

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To IR: Sour grapes much?! Get over yourself!

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Passions fans did tune to see Lindsay Hartley, Galen Garing and Eric Martsolf. But at the end of the day the ratings even tanked again on Days. Someone even told them to cool it with the Passions stars migrating to Days. That was a good move.

Debbie Morgan, Darnell Williams, Melissa Claire Egan have not sparked one iota of interest from most AMC fans to even to take a peak. And obviously Billy Miller, Stephen Nichols, etc. Have not done anything to score with Y&R in the ratings department. Them eye-balls ain't coming.

So soaps have been grabbing actors from other shows for decades now and this ain't nothing new. And in the dying days of soaps what you need to do is reinvest in the characters fans know and love. Even those from the past.

Again those are just my thoughts. But whatever as long none of them OLTL actors make their way to Salem I'm fine.

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You're right liason4real. He's pointing the blame in the wrong direction. FV/RC are GH's only chance. Even if it's gonna go out, it will go out with better things than the Lady in White and non-stop Franco-phrenia!

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He is right. I believe Frank and Ron were not brought on to save GH, they are going to send the show off with some dignity. ABC is having them send the ship off with style.

GH is toast, it's a done deal why are people being fooled again that it is being saved? This is ABC folks!

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Ingo really needs to reevaluate the past decade and a half he had been on General Hospital.

His character and career on the show was written mostly by Guza and Co. and if I'm correct they didn't do much for his character if you ask me.

For being one of GH's longest running actors, I never once saw a storyline or performance that was memorable or award winning.

So you think Ingo would want to come back to the soap and reinvent Jax and bring some substance to a rather dull character.

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I applaud any ABC actor for speaking his or her mind. They've been under gag orders for so long that I find it refreshing. If more actors had spoken out over the past decade of ABC, the soap "press" may have stopped riding on the jockstraps of soap killers.

And if IR doesn't happen to like the creative direction of the new regime (although I think it takes reading between the lines of his tweet to come to that conclusion) then I say that's his opinion. Not everyone likes camp and the new writer and EP are most adored for their camp. For me, camp is better than the dreadful mess of Guza/Phelps but it's still not how I had hoped GH would go off the air.

These actors have nothing to lose anymore. I expect to hear more. We got a bit from NLG a few months ago. I expect that ABC and the powers that be will try to spin this to make the actors the villain. (Just as they did when La Lucci FINALLY spoke her mind about Frons). But come one, soap fans. The GH actors haven't killed GH. God knows they are the only reason any of us even thought about sticking around the past decade. IR or any other outspoken player in this drama shouldn't be the target of our anger.

And so what if he doesn't worship at the shrine being built for "soap gods Frank and Ron"? A lot of us don't...our voices just tend to be drowned out amongst the choir singing their praises.

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I'm kind of getting tired of listening to the whining. I love Jax, I've always chosen him over Sonny but the writing for him this past decade has been awful, and ruined his character. Is he upset because he hasn't been asked back?

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What I think he's upset about is that he had another scheduled return and the first thing FV does is cancel it and announce 4 OLTL actors coming on. I realize this site is a cult for RC and FV but try and put it in perspective.

Soapfan616 I always agree with your posts. I don't consider a blog 'press' but the soap press lost their ability to be objective years ago. Its a shame that no one exists in this genre anymore with an unbiased eye.

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But Ingo himself has said he doesn't want a contract. It was in Soap In Depth.

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I understand all the concern about the praise for Frank & Ron,but if you go back they received their fair share of knocks.The first return of Tina and the Stacey Moracso fiasco.The truth may lie in jphelps sentence of Ingo's scheduled return.Maybe with budget concerns,scheduled leaves may not be in the best interest right now.

I had a bad feeling when it was announced the OLTL people were coming.I didnt really want to see Blair/Tood/John/Starr at GH so soon.If they were just doing it as a ratings,it may be ok,but I really didnt want GH fans to be alarmed.

As a fan of GH,Jax is one of my faves.I liked him and Carly together,but hated when he left in the middle of stories.Hopefully this can be resolved and all will be content.

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FV and RC may be laying GH to rest, but that won't make them the show's killers. That would be the daytime execs, Frons, Phelps, and Guza. Coming in to try to write a decent ending shouldn't be viewed as show killing. If it's a dig at OLTL being canceled, that wasn't their fault either. They brought the ratings up and the show under budget. And STILL Frons canceled OLTL anyway. Now, I don't mind Ingo or anyone not being enamored of FV and RC. I just don't think it's fair to act like they killed OLTL and therefore will kill GH.

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@marybee50: What I look at is that when Hogan Sheffer first was picked to come to Y&R there was all this praise because of his stint at reviving As The World Turns. Then Paul "best audition in 20 years" Rauch was brought on to Y&R as well. And you see how that worked out.

There are very few writers withwhom you can say WILL DO THE DAMN THING when they are hired at another soap. Sally Sussman Morina and Lorraine Broderick are two that come to mind when looking at their history. As was Bill Bell and Agnes Nixon in the past.

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David46208-I don't know what Frank or Ron will do.I listened to Ron's podcast and he sounded genuine.Who knows?That is why I'm saying I will give GH a chance again.Lately.GH was unwatchable to me.I did see several episodes this week,and watched the whole thing.Some of it was good,some not.Dont know who wrote them,dont care,it was getting better.

The changes have been made.Watch and see what happens.

Also,I loved Hogan on ATWT.Not impressed since.Could the same thing happen?Difference may be that Frank is a GH fan before he was a OLTL fan.That maybe the difference.According to Bradford Anderson the mood at GH is a little better.Let's hope.

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I'm sorry I'm not getting what he said that was so out there...I thought like always Ingo was joking he's big on that .... I've seen many places General Life to Live being joked about ...there are rumors Carlintini is honoring their contract with ABC by ushering off GH maybe that is what he's referring to.

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Bringing Skye To Gh didnt turnm taht show into AMC & OLTL or did Anna's stint on AMC make that Show GH.

Ingo just sounds sour 2 me but if he wants to recur no contract he cant bitch. Cant have cake and eat it to

If I were RC/FV and saw this id just never bring Jax back

Ingo has never even worked with this team and he craps on them. Classy not

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I'm with Cyberologist on this one. If, in actuality, his disappointment is directed at the new regime then it's a distinct lapse in professionalism.
I hope he doesn't end up regreting this "tweet" as I've always enjoyed his character. (Which got shafted via the writing during the custody battle.
But that's me.)... Innocent

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I think he should've talked to Guza, Frons, Phelps, and even Wolfe, and told them about his troubles.

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I used to watch both shows, but about a year ago GH became completely unwatchable to me. On the other hand, I looked forward to coming home and watching OLTL to the very end.

Its time to throw everything at the fan you can to make this dreadful show better, and bringing in FV & RC is about the best first step they could have taken.

In the end, GH is dead in the water. It'd be nice if they at least made it watchable before it went off the air though..

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I can't believe that would have been Ingo that tweeted that. He seems to have misused the word "it's", misspelled "be" and used the wrong form of the word "to"? Is he even on "General Hospital" anymore? If not, maybe he could take remedial English?

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I dont think its the most professional thing hes ever done, but I get his frustration. And for the record, I think one of Guza/wolfes biggest mistakes with his character was not exploring a possible pairing between Jax and Elizabeth after Jakes death. more than ewan, matt or lucky, thats the relationship that would have made sense and given the history between carly and liz and joss having jake's kidney it would have great story potential.

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What's going on there now??? When Guza ruined his character and Wolf continued with it, he said NOTHING!!!!

And now he tries to put blame on the new regime, which is there for like seconds??? Bradford Anderson just did an interview with WELOVESOAP and said he hasn't even read a script. I don't think that much time has passed since he made that comment ... so to judge so quickly and in the wrong direction is just stupid on Ingo's part.

Think we won't see a lot of him anymore on "GH".

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Guess he is pissed they aren't planning to bring Jax back.

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What a jerk!

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I have never liked Jax, nor have I ever seen any reason for them to keep this irrelevant character on the canvas. I always thought that Ingo had more class than this, but he seems to be just as clueless and self-entitled as some of his other daytime contemporaries, who shall remain nameless!

Hopefully, Ron and Frank will FINALLY get rid of this overrated character! With no Brenda around, Carly moving on with other men and Alexis not needing him as an earpiece every 5 seconds anymore, Jax doesn't need to be around either!

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That's why One Life to Live has done better in the ratings than GH, because of the great writing/producing. Honestly, I haven't cared much for Ingo in years. He's not much of an actor and the only reason I used to like him was for eye candy. That is until he started looking haggard. Rode hard and put up wet.

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GH has been pretty much unwatchable for years, IMO. They've made it the Sonny Corinthos show and I HATE it. Bring back Bobbie, Luke, Laura, Lesley Ana, Lucky, Robert, Duke, Lucas, Felicia, A.J., Alan, Stephan, Nikolas, Skye and get Robin to stay! Enough Sonny.

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soapfan616 wrote:
I applaud any ABC actor for speaking his or her mind. They've been under gag orders for so long that I find it refreshing. If more actors had spoken out over the past decade of ABC, the soap "press" may have stopped riding on the jockstraps of soap killers.
And if IR doesn't happen to like the creative direction of the new regime (although I think it takes reading between the lines of his tweet to come to that conclusion) then I say that's his opinion. Not everyone likes camp and the new writer and EP are most adored for their camp. For me, camp is better than the dreadful mess of Guza/Phelps but it's still not how I had hoped GH would go off the air.
These actors have nothing to lose anymore. I expect to hear more. We got a bit from NLG a few months ago. I expect that ABC and the powers that be will try to spin this to make the actors the villain. (Just as they did when La Lucci FINALLY spoke her mind about Frons). But come one, soap fans. The GH actors haven't killed GH. God knows they are the only reason any of us even thought about sticking around the past decade. IR or any other outspoken player in this drama shouldn't be the target of our anger.
And so what if he doesn't worship at the shrine being built for "soap gods Frank and Ron"? A lot of us don't...our voices just tend to be drowned out amongst the choir singing their praises.

Count me in as another viewer who doesn't think RC/FV shit soap gold. I am happy to see Ingo speaking out. Other actors who might feel the same way can't say anything since they are still employed by ABC so good for him.

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I have no problem either with Ingo speaking out. I don't believe it is unprofessional at all. Where in the world is he going to go? There are only like 3 other soaps to choose from. So, what is the point in biting his tongue. He is an unemployed actor, so I understand his frustrations. And Ingo, did speak out when TPTB made the decision to fire him, a year or so ago as did Tyler Christopher.

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Wow!!!! All these people hating on the guy because he's not drinking the Kool-aid.