SOAP BYTES: Days of Our Lives is One Big Clusterfluff; Who is The Weakest Link on General Hospital?



GH BYTES: The mere mention of Jack Manning (Andrew Trischitta) sent shivers of horror down my spine, because I couldn’t help imagining the awfulness of Trischitta ending up in scenes opposite Haley Pullos’ Molly. May it never happen.

I appreciate that General Hospital uses a variety of sets, but for some reason the impact of Kate (Kelly Sullivan) and Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) conversation about her DID, lost child and emotional state just doesn’t pack as big of a punch when a bunch of coffee bean bags are in the background.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Anne Robinson had popped up from behind one of those bags and told Kate “You are the weakest link, goodbye!”?

Todd (Roger Howarth) and Carly (Laura Wright) shared more scenes. I especially liked him recounting how Jack called him “Scarface.” That was about the only think Jack was good at. Carly and Todd found common ground in their past. Those two just need to take a giant leap into the nearest bed and screw their brains out.

Johnny (Brandon Barash) and Lulu (Julie Marie Berman) spent more time working on the party. I liked JoLu when Johnny first arrived in Port Charles, but I would much rather see him sharing more time with that yodeler, Starr (Kristen Alderson) or Carly. Lulu continues to be a character in much need of rehabilitation.


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The summer is one-month-old and I officially declare it the worst summer ever for daytime soaps.

Thank God for books!

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GH, good grief, what a shame. I agree with the Kate/Sonny/Trent/Joe Jr. storyline being the weakest. I FF through it.

I guess I am trying to appreciate the merging of OLTL and GH, but I would still rather see some GH characters like the missing Q's and Bobbie show back up in Port Chuck.

With JZ losing her house, I am sure she would like to return

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/07/general-hospital-jackie-ze...

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I FF everything connected with Joe Scully Jr. Some awful acting and the story is extremely weak.

Don't even bother to watch Y&R anymore. Catch a few scenes on YT now and then. Can't watch the Phyllis Newman hour. -.-

And about DAYS ... the show has it's moments but they've become rare. Hope for some change to the better after Olympics.

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Weakest link is RiSt as Joe Scully Jr. (and can someone please explain why in the hell they keep calling him Joe JUNIOR when Senior is dead. If Kate said joe raped her would sonny get confused and think she meant his father?? UGH) KeSul is turning in a great performance, but shes been saddled with a craptastic story. You can put lipstick on a pig but in the end all you still have is a pig of a story.

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So true about B&B. It's unwatchable. The dialogue is lousy to boot. Those scenes in Dayzees were lousy. Where is the drama, why is there no villain? Bill Spencer is not a villain. In my opinion I think Bill is worst character on this show and bringing it down.

I only watch it because on the other side of the credits is my lunch break.

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Y'all know I am a Sonny lover, but his outrage is a bit hypocritical. How many of his strippers got raped back when he was plying 'em with dope, in order to get 'em to turn those upside down somersaults on the poles?

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Jamey, didn't Sonny himself try to sleep with Karen after getting her hooked on pills? Or did they actually sleep together? It was a while ago I can't remember for sure lol

Luke, I completely agree about Days! It's a total wreck! Why the show is promoting the awfulness and boringness of the Daniel/Nicole/Rafe/Carrie "romances" is beyond me. It's summer, the kids want something hot and steamy to watch, they really should've taken the plunge and written a juicy Sonny/Will/EJ triangle

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How credible is radaronline.com, arielade??? It says GH went off the air TWO YEARS AGO!!! LOL

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Haha probably not credible at all! For her sake I really hope it's not true!

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Of course Andrew Trischitta is being attacked again, he's improved a lot toward the end of OLTL, also I think a Molly/Jack pairing would be adorable. Also Andrew and Haley look like a cute couple and Molly can help Jack soften toward Todd again.

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Lord, no.

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Too true about DAYS. Havent watched since Melaswan, and I dont recognize many of the people on the screen. Hopefully Kristen can come on the screen, and make some serious waves.

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DOOL is terrible & needs a bloodbath. Fortunately, Kristin can play up to five and maybe more characters right from the get go.

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@Jamey Giddens: I always thought Sonny was filling them up with caffeine since he was head of the Coffee Bean Mafia. Wink

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All 4 had my lack of attention to them on HIGH this past week and last week. On GH, I am just tired of the TOUGH GUY MEN on the show who treat women as less than or not equal to the sum of a man. Sure, Todd and Carly are great together in their scenes but how long before they get together until Todd shows Carly he's an ass?!

As for Kate, I think the chorus on the blogs are going in the same direction I have been for months now. It's time for CONNIE to come out, take over her body and throw KATE OUT. Then COnnie gets on the back of a harley and drives out of town FOR GOOD! Seriously, this would be a fantastic twist on the DID story if it was revealed that Kate was the alternate personality that has been in control for all these years. Once Connie gets control again and Olivia sees that the old Connie... the real Connie ... is back, she realizes that Kate was ALWAYS the alternative. Kate come about NOT BECAUSE Connie was raped by Joe Jr but because Connie slept with Joe and then realized that Sonny would kill him AND HER when he found out. Add in the pregnancy and the pressure created KATE.

Not another rape. Women don't need to be raped ALL THE TIME.

On B&B, the only story worth telling there is that Hope discovers that Liam basically, and emotionally, cheated on her AGAIN with her step-sister. She argues, rightfully so, that what would Liam do if she was late to a Forrester family dinner because of the notorious traffic in LA and because her phone was not charged couldn't call, so she was LATE, would Liam grab Steffy and go at it in one of the bathrooms of Stephanie's house? Time for Bill to realize he let Liam be a wuss and now it's time for both Hope and Steffy to kick him to the curb so that he can grow a pair.

And by putting Dayzee and whatever her fiance's name is into the show after weeks of nothing isn't worth telling. Either give us the full story or none at all. BUT at least it was a different story.

On Days... I fell asleep and since the show has no intention of writing compelling story I have no intention of writing that the show sucks and why.

Over on Y&R, I am trying to understand the kid glove treatment they are giving Phyllis when they have proof, evidence and basic testimony that she ran over Paul and Christine on purpose and has a long track record of doing evil and malicious things over the past 20 years. Then you see one of her victims, Paul, being treated by Michael and Ronan as if he is a carbon copy of Adam and they keep him locked up in a jail cell, don't argue for bail because he is surely not a flight risk, and the PURE SIMPLE fact that in the over 30 years of Doug Davidson being the only actor to portray Paul, Paul has been one of the most upstanding citizens in Genoa City... well, besides the time he gave Nikki an STD but what teenager in the 70s didnt get one of those.

It irks me more that Avery, after all that she believed her father to be and after all the abuse Phyllis threw at her over Avery siding with her LYING her over stealing money from sick people, Avery would IMMEDIATELY jump at the chance to defend her homicidal sister and even pass judgement on Nick for walking out on her. After today's episode, seeing Christine being blamed for no compassion, and then seeing Daniel basically tell his mother he will side with her, Ronan escorting her out of the coffee house without handcuffs (while THEY HANDCUFFED PAUL IN THE POLICE STATION RIGHT AFTER HIS SON'S FUNERAL), Nick showing up at the coffee house with his bad actress daughter, Summer and then to see the look of disgust on everyones face towards Christine made me think that this good drama will end shortly while the WTF drama of Paul shooting his demented son to save Eden (who, ooooofffff course, can't remember a thing and with ISABELLA SOMEHOW OUT OF THE MENTAL WARD IN LA and back in the GC hiding the knife) makes me wonder WHY Maria Bell sees story and then opts for the ridiculous.

The better drama would be to see Phyllis on trial and without anyone and then having to work to regain the love and trust of her family. Starting small with Summer coming to stand by her mom's side and then slowly but surely Daniel and after she gets off, reworking it with Nick. But no. I can guarantee that this story will see Phyllis off, Phyllis sticking it to Christine, and ROnan saying to Chris with Michael that Chris needs to get over it.

All the while, we are watching Paul... who seriously at this stage of the game with his life NEEDS NEEDS NEEDS a good mental rest somewhere ... stand trial for his son's murder only to see Eden remember on the stand and then WACKO Isabella walk into the court room.

(Only one I could think who would have dropped the rosary beads besides Paul's sister Patti ... ain't her... her Paul's bible belting momma .... and it really can't be her because she loved Paul more than anyone and would have been showing that knife if she took it.)

Love the Adam and Chelsea story but wish Sharon Case knew how to play a bitch. It's like she reads the lines off a teleprompter after only seeing them that one time. She needs to take a lesson or two from the way Michelle Stafford or even view old tapes of Tracey E Bergman from her Lauren vs. Tracey days!

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GH still has A LOT of work to do if they don't want to get cancelled replaced by Good Afternoon America in the next few months.

the previous months have been a big improvement, namely Todd & Heather returning but there is still so much dead-weight and b-storylines/characters that should be gotten rid of completely.

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*double post*

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And Good Afternoon America will only be vanquished if everyone in the soap community sticks togeth--HEY, was that Cameron Matheson on GAA today??? Why, yes indeed, it was! Wink

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It's sad that MAB is once again playing Phyllis as the victim despite her mowing two people down to the point of near death. She's basically the female Victor, completely untouchable on every level with absolutely no consequences for anything she does. Today's ep made me sick on numerous levels(and I haven't even brought up that desperate ass Sharon's bullshit shenanigans); I know alot of people hate Cricket and her holier-than-thou attitude but I'm siding with the Bug on this one.

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i really hate how ronan and even heather are ganging up on christine because of this. is there really a statute of limitaitons for attempetd murder?????????? heather, of all people, should b on christines side. is it because she's horny for daniel? phyllis needs her comeuppance on this one.

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Hate The Bug, and I will never get used to her. Couldnt get used to her from 85 - 03. Cannot, will not. Hate her, cant stand her. To see her prancing around Genoa City being The Queen, after being her self-righteous self, is too much. Just last month she treated Cane like $hit, telling him he would be deported if he didnt squeal on Gen. Then she bumps into frosting-hair Danny, and they go at it like dogs in heat after seeing each other for 5 minutes. Cricket go away.

I remember every rotten thing Red did in the 90s and early 2000s, but she has changed.

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Really with EJ screwing every woman in town! Would any viewer by him as gay

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Oh Gosh I LOVED THE JOLU SCENES!!!! Being a die hard Lulu fan how refreshing to see the old Lulu Spencer back on my screen from time to time! I have been waiting for almost three years to see the horrible Lante broken up and Lulu free of that controlling douche. I want Lulu Spencer to be herself and not trying to be what Dante wants her to be. A fileclerk? PLEASE????

And I certainly don't want the horrible Starr with Johnny. I FF all of her scenes do don't make me FF all of Johnny's scenes because of her. JoLu still have a huge following (as noticed by SID that mentioned how amazing it is to see JoLu still in the Soap Couples Top 10 issue after issue even though they have not been an item for more than three years!

So no to Starr/Johnny, no to Lulu/Patrick, I want JoLu. Time to break up Lante after years of that nightmare, long years of seeing Lulu's character sacrificed to the Dante Corinthos altar. Time to free Lulu! Please please please please!

And enough of the airhog Todd. Twelve days in a row... The most used character of GH for the past two months is an OLTL character... GO FIGURE and wonder why the ratings keep going down for the past two months. B

efore trying to gain new viewers, Cartini should not forget to keep the old GH fans. Bring back Alan, Jax, Nikolas, Emily or Ric instead of those OLTL characters!

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Todd is now a GH character. At some point, you're going to have to accept it (or not...but then, we have to read the daily complaining, which gets really old).

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@TV Gord I totally agree re: Todd. It's so silly. People act like this is the first time this has been done. I don't recall outrage over Skye Chandler (an All My Children character) driving story for years on OLTL and GH. Heck, they even re-wrote history to make Skye a part of GH's core family (and then changed history again, but I digress). It's not like this regime is suddenly saying Todd is Edward's long lost son, or Tea is the bastard daughter of Jessie Brewer and Manny the orderly.

All My Children's Jeremny Hunter crossed over (and died) on Loving. Angie Hubbard moved to Corinth and later The City. Anna Devane and Robin didn't even reunite on GH, they did so on All My Children. I really don't get why this is any different. Especially since core GH characters like Heather, Felicia and Anna were also brought back and given meaty storylines.

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I don't really care one way or another. But the fact is that most of those other crossovers were likable characters.

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Wow how nice... How can it be a daily complaining when I have not posted in days. How condescending to tell people that it is "getting old" because we just disagree and do not worship Todd?

What do you prefer: people who complain but still watch or people who stop complaining because they have stopped watching?

FYI, if you remember I was complaining the same way about Dante being an airhog. But oops TV Gord, you cannot remember because you were not watching GH at the time! And not posting at Perkie's.

Jamey, at the time of Skye jumping from one ABC soap to another, the three ABC soaps were still on! Why can't people figure that this is different because we all know that GH time is short and we don't want the said time to be all about some OLTL characters who already got their exit instead of GH characters. Keep bullying us about having to say how great this is and you will get more and more GH viewers who never really watched OLTL like me to give up! I am sorry but for me Todd is a NEW character and as any NEW character I HATE when they become an airhog. Check with Perkie, she will tell you that I was screaming the same way when Dante who was a new character became number one of Episode count a month after he showed up.

But yes it is "silly"... So silly that ratings keep falling for the past weeks and GH has not been able to achieve any 2.0 since Robin's death! Even DOOL manages to get some (at least 5 in the same past 8 weeks if I am not mistaken).

The show needs to please both the old viewers AND the new ones. But apparently only the new ones matter and if we dare say something, we are immediately patronized... I have been watching GH for more than 22 years. Never missed one episode (even if now I don't watch live anymore so I can FF all those characters I really don't like). I have called, write, gone to FCWE..; But apprently criticizing the gods that Cartini are supposed to be by daring to say that I can't stand that airhog Todd is a crime... So I guess I should just shut up and lose my interest? As long as I have the energy to protest, it means I still CARE! But yes, it's so "silly"

And BTW, Skye was NEVER in the Top 5 of episode counts at GH if I remember well... So to compare Skye and Todd? Sorry. Personnally I compare Dante and Todd, and I just vomit both.

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I didn't say YOU were complaining daily, but there IS complaining daily. I'm sorry you don't like my condescending tones. It's one of my specialties. Wink

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And cut the "bullying" bullshit. Nobody's being bullied. You express your opinion. Others express our/their opinion. Nobody's trying to tell you how to feel. What a persecution complex!

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I'm not loving this Joe Scully Jr story much either, but I think Molly and TJ are the weakest link and I think it's a crime that Shawn doesn't have a story