Richard Steinmetz Joins General Hospital



Former Loving and Passions star Richard Steinmetz is coming to Port Charles. General Hospital’s Frank Valentini told Soap Opera Digest,  "Richard is playing the son of a former character who will have big story with Sonny."


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I don't get all the Sonny hatred on this board. Sonny's not eating up this show anymore. If anything, Starr "I Can't Grasp A Realistic Emotion Anymore" Manning and Kate/Connie/Bess 2.0/Messica 2.0/Tess 2.0/Wes 3.0 Lite).

I have never had any problem with Maurice Benard being on the front burner. But I am clearly in the minority.........

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youwho, I agree with you completely! Personally, I would be delighted to see MB gone and a real effort to bring the Quarterbraines back! Even if they found a way to resurrect Alan, it would be worth it! Maybe they could have Johnny/Anthony's spirit and Tracy/Alan's spirit square off in some cool metaphysical battle. Whatever it takes. When I first started watching GH (when Skye travelled across the soap landscape to Port Charles), the Qs were the only other thing that interested me, and I watched that family decimated. When Skye left the first time, there was no longer a reason to keep watching because the Qs were gone.

It feels as though Edward's days on GH are numbered (a sad reality, given John Ingle's real situation), but it would be nice to give him whatever scenes he could manage to build that family up again, and give Edward, Tracy, Monica and even Alice a repertory company around them. One solution would be to give Jason another personality change that would make him reject his mob ways (bye, Sonny!) and return to the Quartermaines.

Maybe, with the Qs back at center stage, they could actually return some romance to the show. I've got a great catch phrase for the concept, too. They could call it...Love In The Afternoon! (My idea. Don't anyone steal it!) Wink

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youwho wrote:
I think you all need to understand if MB and the character of Sonny walks. So does GH. Regardless of what you are sick of imagine the story lines if that were to happen. No one else can carry the show. BG killed the Quatermaines.
Ron and Frank have been given a tough job and I think they are handling it great. Stop complaining and start supporting or you'll be watching 5 hours of GMA just so they can compete with NBC.

WORD!

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alstonboy, I appreciate your defence of Sonny and I don't disagree. Unfortunately, he is inextricably tied to the sorry legacy of mob family storylines on GH, so I can't really see him survive if the mob is weeded out of the show. I fondly remember MB from his days as Nico on AMC, but I never understood why a b-lister from AMC went on to become a GH superstar (admittedly, I wasn't watching GH then). I personally admire the actor, but I think the show and the fans need a break from the Sonny days.

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TV Gord-- I admire you, period!!!! Love Love Love Love

I personally need a break from Starr and Kate/Connie. But I am sure that's obvious because I only whine about it every other day......... Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

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You're too kind, a'boy! And here I thought I was on your last nerve these days! Wink I appreciate your kindness, because I always enjoy reading you!

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The new regime messed up a golden opportunity to make Constipason a Q again, with Robin's miracle potion. SHAMEFUL!

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If they never addressed Lisa again,I would have been fine. She wasn't around long enough to care. I liked her Robin hate til she tried to infect Patty. Heck,I still don't know who killed Epiphany's son,Stan.

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All these Sonny haters are ridiculous. Boo hoo, they're bringing in another character to interact with Sonny. Deal with it. For years, the show has had storylines with Sonny. When I first watched as a kid, I saw the drama-filled life of Sonny and Jason. You can't just delete him from the equation and expect the entire show to make sense. They're telling blanket stories now. He's not going to be the ONLY person to interact with Sonny. He looks old enough however to interact with Alexis as well as a possible romantic suitor, or a list of other characters. He could be a new cop brought in since they're supposedly 'cleaning house'. A new lawyer perhaps. I'd say that in the past few months they've been showing the mobsters as actual mobsters; as people who lead dangerous lives with dangerous repercussions. For the first time in a couple years I actually want to get home to watch the show live... commercials and on. Since you've already given up on the show just hand in your soap-loving card.

I was a GH fan before I became an OLTL fan and it just seems to me that GH fans are becoming more and more miserable. You hate Sonny but you complain when bad things are happening to him. It's as if you're totally closing your mind off to future storylines and web connections. It's disparaging as a soap fan to see everyone whine and get all butthurt over a new character. Face it Ewan was an attractive character but he was boring as all hell and I hope Liz needs an interesting character to get her away from the ever indecisive Jason Morgan.

Ya'll are a trip. With fans like you, who needs execs trying to cancel the show?

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The main problem with Sonny is that MB just gives terrible, bizarre performances, which often seem to be delivered from inside a hastily scribbled cue card. This throws scenes off over and over, and when you add in the laziness of Sonny stories, that just about everyone in his life always pledges fealty to him, and how these stories never have any consequences, and it's just awful to watch. I remember all the hoopla over the scenes where Todd held Sonny at gunpoint, and surprise surprise, the scenes were horribly acted (by both MB and Roger Howarth), had lousy dialogue, bad pacing, and zero suspense. The ratings dropped that very week.

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I've been reading the comments of all you GH haters every day. Bitch, bitch, bitch.

Is there a site where I can find posts by people who actually LIKE the show?

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Maybe, ACMallet, the reason why we voice our opinions so loudly is because we DO like the show, and want to see it on the air a little bit longer, I see no reason why we get condemned for voicing our opinions. The comments here are made as ideas to make the show better, whether people agree or disagree with everyones input. Since you don't like the so-called "bitching", why don't you avoid reading the comments.

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Maybe, ACMallet, the reason why we voice our opinions so loudly is because we DO like the show, and want to see it on the air a little bit longer, I see no reason why we get condemned for voicing our opinions. The comments here are made as ideas to make the show better, whether people agree or disagree with everyones input. Since you don't like the so-called "bitching", why don't you avoid reading the comments.

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I'd say DC is one of the places which is fondest of "Cartini" and most willing to praise their stories. Every post doesn't have SOAPY GOODNESS SOAPY GOODNESS!!! tacked on, but most are positive.

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ACMallet, perhaps if you spent less time criticizing the people with negative opinions and instead offered some positive opinions of your own, you could turn this conversation around. Message boards often pile on what's wrong with a show, but then one person will offer a different opinion, and that will encourage others who like the show to speak up in agreement. So, rather than add your own negativity, just tell us what YOU think about the show. Smile

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I really dont know why alot of "fans" watch this show, all they do is bitch and moan. The hospital and Quartermaines have been cried about for YEARS, they dont seem to ever be coming back, stop watching or shut up

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Based on the ratings, most have stopped watching.

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Sad, but true, Carol2.

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HLN will air Daytime Emmys! I know that's a little off-topic, but I just read it on tvguide.com, and wanted to share right away! Smile

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Thanks TV Gord for the Daytime Emmy information... Innocent

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I had to laugh at the story at tvguide.com. They describe GH as a "daytime medical series". LOL! When was they last time they actually tuned in! LOL!

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Laughing here. Laughing out loud When indeed?... Innocent

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Wink

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here is the link to the Emmy's airing on the Headline News Network!!

http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/05/daytime-emmys-will-air-on-hln.html

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Thanks for the link The_Moustache... Innocent

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I am sorry but I don't get all this condescending patronizing speech about people "bitching" who are not "true fans" or who don't want to "save the genre". Calling other 's opinion about Sonny "ridiculous"? Fine

What do you prefer you who are telling us to stop complaining? That we stop watching so in the end we will stop complaining and voicing what we don't like on this show or that we keep watching the show and add our rating but tell loudly (if we want a chance to be heard) what we don't like.

I find interesting that some of the posters patronizing us are posters who had (they said it themselves and even again in this thread) stopped watching GH at one time or never watched on a regular basis or came back to GH thanks to the OLTL refugee.

I have been watching GH religiously for the past 24 years. Thanks to VHS, DVR, YouTube, I have not missed ONE episode of GH in 24 years NOT ONE!
So I will certainly not let people who at one time deserted my show explain me what a "true fan" is and why I should be happy and cheering so much for CarTini. This must be a joke!

I have lost almost all the characters I have loved on GH. My last one is Lulu. Which has been totally ruined when Meg Bennett decided to pair her with Sonny's spawn aka Airhog Dumbte (at least Cartini has understood that's the less Lante are on screen the better).
JMB is one of the best actresses in Daytime TV but CarTini reduce her to a redo of "JoLie at the Llanview PD". I was hoping they would have Lulu grow apart that douche Dante, start running the Haunted Star and find her inner Spencer back. But no, she is barely on and stupid Starr gets 10 or even 15 times teh screentime that Julie is getting.

I loved Johnny and Lulu together. When they broke up I remained loyal to my girl and was happy to see her on her own becoming a strong young woman. It was before they forced the Lante pairing and made it all about Dante and never about Lulu. I was hoping that CarTini would give us the opportunity of a Dante/Lulu/Johnny triangle. But they don't. Instead they are ruining my last favorite male character of the show Johnny. I am very disappointed by what Ron and Frank are doing.

So yes I am feeling that I may soon stop watching. Because I don't see a point of "watching for watching" when the show has become so painful that I don't even want to see my favorite characters anymore considering how CarTini are destroying them (Johnny) or backburning them (Lulu).

I don't see why I have to "drink the CarTini Kool Aid" and be grateful when the last months of my show (whether it is 4 more months or 16 months maximum) will all be about Sonny Corinthos and his horrible children or the atrocious Todd playing the good guy with Carly when we all know that this guy is a monster and CarTini are throwing Johnny, a GH character that so many people love, for the sake of propping/pimping Todd on screen.

NO THANK YOU. And as someone who has probably watched much more episodes of GH than most of the patronizing people here, I don't see why I can not be authorized to voice my opinion, even if it is a negative one. I don't remember any of those people commenting day after day on Perkie's Observation in the past three years! I call, I write letters, I went to several GH FCWE. So don't ever dare telling me I am not a "true fan". Who do these people think they are???

I love my show and I certainly don't want CarTini to keep going in that direction of rape / DID / destroying GH characters. This is NOT good writing and I am not a sheep, I won't let people try to push me to say it is just because they love OLTL first (which I totally respect) and they want CarTini to be given a free pass.

If I don't like what I see I have two options: say it loud and clear in the vague hope things will be changed if we are enough to scream about it... or stop watching.
As I am a "true" GH fan, I have chosen the first option. But if what I have on screen doesn't look like GH anymore because they are writing GH characters OOC in order to promote their own characters, this is not GH and my loyalty will finally be over.

SO I will not stop screaming if I am unhappy. The day I stop, it will just mean that I took GH out of my DVR. And I don't think that it will be better for the show in the end if a lot of people do like me instead of still watching but voicing their opinion.

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Back to the on coming character...I'm just going to say it, did he beat Sonny's ass, too?

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I believe that 'fans' who say the show should go off the air because they dislike a storyline or a couple of characters aren't real fans at all. There's plenty I don't like about the shows I watch but do I want it off the air? No. I dislike Maxie with Spinelli, hated that Georgie was killed, didn't care for Liz/Jason at all together, never liked Jax or Ewen, etc. But I still watch the show, heck, now instead of watching on youtube I'm excited to actually watch it live ... even if I don't get the storylines I want. In a perfect world I'd want Sonny to be more tortured and eventually crumble, Jason to revert back to quartermaine via brain injury, Sam to find her father, Davis girls to reconnect with their Alcazar family side, Spinelli to be Sonny's kid, working with Mac as a private investigator, etcetera etcetera. I'd love a gay/lesbian storyline, more black and asian characters utilized but that's not happening and it may never happen once again but I love this show and no matter how much I roll my eyes I would never say that the show should be canceled because of my opinion on a character or storyline. Never.

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Ibekingape, the only poster who says the show should be cancelled is The-Moustache and if you know DC a little bit you know that it is a specialty of him/her to provoke us all the time. You can perhaps add LuluFF aka Johnnylover who is very colorful also. But that's all.

But you will see here a lot of "true GH fans". And being patronized by people who were not even watching the show a few weeks/months/years ago when we NEVER stopped watching in such a condescending way? NO WAY.

And to come back to your post #39. You say we complain when something bad happen to Sonny? Show me one post here in the past 3 years that have been complaining about something bad happening to poor Sonny (did something bad ever happened to him BTW? He always get out of the worst situation as white as a dove). Everybody here says that Sonny needs to eventually pay for all he has done and is screaming to get that. All we get in return is Johnny being thrown under the bus to whitewash Sonny even though it makes zero sense and is totally OOC. So don't be surprised if people are suddenly very angry right now all over the GH boards.

This Johnny thing has been very telling of what CarTini want to do and most of us have suddenly woken up and took out our rose colored glasses about CarTini. They don't care about ruining characters that we love as long as they can pimp their horrible own characters such as Starr and Todd.

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At least Carlivati was honest and said GH would be Sonnycentric (JaSon too) in myopinion people keep forgetting the show was SaSon centric for decades & lost viewers.

HUH? So if Maurice Benard leaves GH for whatever reason the show is not viable but it was before he showed up... WoW that is one major flaw with this show not enough balance. General Hospital shouldn't be all about one character but an "ensemble of storytelling." Thank goodness many fans I post with is just as sick of him as I am.

alexrochet
I'm with you am I not allowed to voice my opinion without being chastised?

I don't have to like every aspect of this show but the thing is "I'm watching it" so there it is in order to complain/criticize or whatever "you have to watch"

that's all they've cared about...I don't think complaining caused shows to be cancelled they don't give a shit about fan opinion just the numbers 1,000 more people are watching GH than this time last year (they got their lost audience back).

GH will be cancelled like the other two because ABCDisney wants out of the soap business...they are too expensive to produce they want them gone. If I want to criticize/complain or whatever I damn well will do that.. I don't need permission; last I heard this is a democracy & freedom of speech is still on the books especially on a forum (allowing personal comments).

I don't know anything about this Stenmeitz but I do know about how many villains (or special prosecutors) brought on to take down Sonny Corinthos this isn't interesting storytelling when I already have John McBain doing the same thing ... (after Johnny & Anthony) so what's new here?

Nothing.