General Hospital: Perkie's Observations

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The doctor informs Olivia and Liz that Steve’s surgery was touch and go for a while, but he pulled through just fine. Steve is in recovery, and the prognosis is good.  Liz hugs AJ and thanks him for being there for her. Dante visits the hospital to tell everyone Heather turned herself in, and resides in police custody.   
 


Lucy declares Caleb won’t hurt anyone anymore, and she plans to shoot him in the heart with her bow and arrow.  The two argue and Lucy fires, but Caleb catches the arrow in mid air.  He grabs for her with the intent to kill her, but John finally manages to untie himself before Caleb can harm Lucy. The two men fight over the arrow.  
 
Caleb is stabbed in the heart with the arrow and drops to the ground.  Lucy asks if he’s dead, and John doesn’t find a pulse.  John thanks Sam for distracting Caleb long enough for him to prevail.  John knows Sam saved his life.  Lucy asks if they believe her vampire story now.  John pulls the fangs out of Caleb’s mouth, and gives them to Lucy.  He believes Caleb simply lost his mind when his wife died.  John takes Sam out to safety, but Lucy wants to stay behind.  
 
Duke goes to Michael to give him the jar of relish, and explains how he managed to get it from Tracy.  Michael calls AJ to meet him at the apartment. 
 
Tracy thinks Monica is spying on her, so she can get her hands on the key.  Monica blames Tracy for the downfall of ELQ.  Tracy knows she can figure out the relish recipe, and mass-produce it.  When Tracy discovers the relish is missing, she claims AJ stole it.  Monica defends AJ, and Tracy remembers the only other person in the house was Duke.  Tracy doesn’t believe Duke had anything to do with stealing the relish.  Monica doesn’t like seeing Tracy torture herself, and advises her to admit defeat.  
 
Rafe sees ghost Alison, and asks her if Caleb is his father.  Alison admits he is, but promises Rafe is nothing like Caleb. She swears he is not alone, and fades away.  
 
Olivia sits by Steve’s bedside and prays for his recovery.  He wakes up, and she thanks him for saving her life. Steve says he has a lot to live for.  Liz stops by and tells him she loves him. She doesn’t know what she would have done without him.   Liz also tells Steve she had a friend to lean on during his surgery. 
 
Duke shows AJ the jar of relish, and asks if he wants it analyzed.  Starr offers her science services, claiming she knows how to analyze a sample.  The men agree, and AJ warns Duke to keep their business relationship a secret. 
 
Dante promises Olivia that Heather is in her cell.  Olivia talks about her visions, and how she can’t prevent them from happening. She points out they’ve all come true, except the dog one.  Dante reminds her the dog one did come true, because he appeared to Maxie. 
 
Steve promises Olivia he’ll take her visions seriously from now on.  Olivia wants to be his wife sooner rather than later, and suggests they get married right away.  
 
AJ calls Liz, and apologizes for leaving.  She tells him Steve is awake and talking. She also thanks him for his support.  
 
Tracy accuses AJ of stealing the relish, but AJ denies taking it.  
 
Sam is reunited with Danny, and thanks Rafe for taking care of him.  Rafe asks about Caleb, and John informs the young teen Caleb is dead.  
 
Lucy rants about not understanding what's just happened. She wonders why Caleb would need the fake teeth.  Lucy still thinks the ring is important and tries to remove it, but can’t.  She decides she’s had enough, and won’t spend one more day of her life thinking of vampires.  She declares her time as a vampire slayer is finished.  When she leaves, Caleb’s ring glows. 
 


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Yes, please soapbaby,can i have a little more HARSH REALITY with my soap post viewing? JANE ELIOT HAS BEEN SCREAMING FOR 2 WEEKS NOW...not sure if TG's cold affected JE's vocal chords, but to be screaming like that at bedtime is highly annoying and shrill and OTT. Glad to see everyone focusing on the MOST.STUPID plot twist yet so far, that Starr is a secret chemical engineer! May i strangle her now? I'm sorry, but this show has gotten DUMBER, AND DUMBER, AND DUMBER. It's really fallen off a cliff and i'm glad that at least so far, i haven't been off the mark about the overall poor quality of this show the past 4-6 weeks....Did anyone think we would miss the 3 OLTL'er this much that they needed to sideline every other plot? Imo, a very bad judgment call from the top, and i hope it's rectified soon and also that we can also get back on a normal Mon-Fri schedule, so i can truly judge how bad this show has gotten.

The only silver lining is that Starr is gonna take that jar of relish far, far away off screen to analyze it, and we'll be free of her for a month. Does anyone post their distaste for Starr on the GH FB page? B/c i really want TPTB to know how alienating she is. I'm afraid for this show, and now with JE screaming her lungs out, it's up to Genie and Finola to save it! WTH is Tony Geary? Will he be the next to exit?? If it weren't for the Britt and Sabrina characters,i worry that Jason Thompson could be next to go!

Sorry for the rant, i'm cranky too! Angry

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[quote=IOWAHAWKEYE] Glad to see everyone focusing on the MOST.STUPID plot twist yet so far, that Starr is a secret chemical engineer!....Did anyone think we would miss the 3 OLTL'er this much that they needed to sideline every other plot? Imo, a very bad judgment call from the top...
Does anyone post their distaste for Starr on the GH FB page? B/c i really want TPTB to know how alienating she is. I'm afraid for this show, and now with JE screaming her lungs out, it's up to Genie and Finola to save it! WTH is Tony Geary? Will he be the next to exit?? i worry that Jason Thompson could be next to go!

Sorry for the rant, i'm cranky too! |([/quote)

Glad to know someone else is cranky right along with me... Innocent

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As for those who think we are tying ourselves into knots, i actually don't spend time thinking of new story ideas and will generally leave that to the writers. My main concern is that GH turned into an entirely different show during a sweeps month, and i would PREFER it to return to something fairly resembling reality. I don't mind a cartoonish character or 2 (since OLTL had Roxy and a few others), but everything else is being written so shoddily that i'm a bit concerned. Now losing JMB and having TG on once a week since his vacation doesn't console me one bit. I DO.NOT want the future of GH to be Todd and McBain and Starr; you can call that what you want.

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curacaoman wrote:
We complain because the show we love is spinning out of control again. This is not the way to attract new viewers and that is what GH needs, NEW OR RETURNING VIEWERS!

Sadly, I agree with this. I've never commented on this site before but I read it daily. (If any of you also post at Daytime Royalty in either the GH or DAYS forums, I've got the same username on there. Hi!) I have loved GH for the past year and am definitely not a perpetual Negative Nellie, but lately I've found myself wondering if the wheels are coming off. The vampire stuff does not work for me AT ALL. I really hate what's being done with Lucy. I don't like Caleb or Rafe and want them both to go away ASAP. The relish storyline is fun and I am glad to have the Q's front and center again, but I have to admit it's rather silly. Too many elements of it are beyond the realm of common sense, as other comments have already noted. The surrogate story is another thing I am disappointed with. It's just gone in a horrible, nonsensical direction. Miscarriage sex? Immediate pregnancy? Visions about dogs? This could have been so much more. New characters like Sabrina and Ellie have potential, but they need to be better defined and less two-dimensional - especially Sabrina. The Kate/Connie story needs some kind of resolution. I like Kelly Sullivan and want her kept around, but I'm ready for them to pick a direction. We have a wealth of veterans right now and that is fantastic, but we need to have something meaningful done with them. Their talents and history should be fully utilized in ways that make sense.

I don't mean to sound as if I am nitpicking or complaining for the sake of it. I do continue to put the show on even though I've found whole segments unwatchable lately, because I want to support it somehow. I'd hate to see the current regime rest on their laurels and have the whole thing go sideways. If I have to take the present camp storytelling or the dark storytelling of previous regimes, I guess I'll go with camp - but truth be told, I'd rather not have the show overloaded with either. Just my two cents!

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I don't hold it against anyone who wants to complain about the show I mean that is what these sites are there for, and I am far from happy with everything on this show but overall am thrilled

It does get disheartening because as much as people complain about Cartini my thoughts always wander to WHAT IF. What if FRUZA & CO stayed on..a big part of me feels that this show would not have made it this far and for me that is reality.

I have long gave up on Luke because every time he gets involved in a staory..POOF he's gone because of his vacation. I grew tired of the unholy trinity and the person Jason became after Sexico in Mexico

For me I see growth in Sonny, while the DID story is growing old I see a person who is sticking around not running like he would usually do. Under Guza I grew to hate Sonny but I am finding something to love again

And Lord knows the best reason for Cartini is that I get to have women over the age of 35 on this show and in front burner story.

I do not want my soap opera to be knee deep in reality because I live enough reality to know that I like the fantasy...what I do want though is some good trashy sex/love in the afternoon..I miss the bed hopping days of soap operas

And that is my two and a half cent point of view Big smile

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ghvetfan wrote:
Sam's hands were not even tied. I blame Kelly Monaco for not concealing the looseness of the rope

They looked pretty tight on Wednesday's epi. I think by Thursday's epi she was in the process of loosening them.

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Hey, I am willing to ignore some silly plot points on occasion but I do not like when Tracy is made to look stupid.

THIS.

tvgord wrote:
Because some of us are enjoying the show as an hour of entertainment every day, and not trying to pick it apart to the point where we're twisted in knots over it

You have a problem with people picking on a fictional television show, but you have no problem picking on human posters discussing said show. Interesting place to draw the line.

Jessicaleigh, welcome to the boards

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We have a wealth of veterans right now and that is fantastic, but we need to have something meaningful done with them. Their talents and history should be fully utilized in ways that make sense.

THIS.

I love that sentence so much, I want to marry it then throw barware at it when it betrays me!!!

ravennite wrote:
And Lord knows the best reason for Cartini is that I get to have women over the age of 35 on this show and in front burner story

But I don't want them front burner if they're going to be stupid. The Elq/relish story is interesting, but they are doing it a diservice by making Tracy so dumb as to keep the relish in the house that AJ lives and then hide her necklace in a book, where Duke happened to find it. All so that they can have Duke steal the relish.

Anna has story but she walking around not comprehending how there can be two JOhn's when a month ago she was ripping a mask off fake Duke's face.

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@JessicaLeigh -- AMAZING post and thank you for sharing! Believe me i know i'm going to look like the party pooper for trying to keep it real, but i'm generally optimistic and will at those time keep fairly quiet! Big smile I don't get too persnickety if characters don't exactly act like "themselves" or if something's a bit implausible, since i was a HUGE Days fan in 1981-84 for heaven's sake LOL. I pay more attention to pacing, who's on, who's not, and the overall direction of a show, or what new character is shoved down our throats during a sweeps month (that being Rafe, who was on 10 consecutive episodes, give or take). I realize our favorites can't be on every single day, or that a show can't bring back every single veteran. That being said, you can tell when the writers don't know what to do with a character, and now you have legendary Duke being a whipping boy to AJ and Michael -- THAT is a concern! Like a poster said earlier -- let Michael and Starr be young and keep them out of ELQ...

And thanks for the support Perkie!!

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Perkie wrote:
But I don't want them front burner if they're going to be stupid. The Elq/relish story is interesting, but they are doing it a diservice by making Tracy so dumb as to keep the relish in the house that AJ lives and then hide her necklace in a book, where Duke happened to find it. All so that they can have Duke steal the relish.
Anna has story but she walking around not comprehending how there can be two JOhn's when a month ago she was ripping a mask off fake Duke's face.

While I get where you are coming from - I find it odd that we think her hiding a relish key in the house is stupid this is the woman that married Luke twice and still pines for him. This is the woman who stole from her dead brother and a child. Sorry I think Tracy has a long history of being stupid. I mean she single handedly destroyed her own company

But what if that was all a decoy...maybe its not the original relish. I can't comment until I see the whole thing plays out.

As for Anna, to her benefit while Duke was an imposter there was still only one roaming around...the John/Caleb thing had people seeing John when he was locked up.

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Sorry, but I can't equate common sense in one's love life to common sense in the boardroom. MANY ppl run huge corporations and have messy, complicated & dysfunctional love lives. The two don't go hand in hand...

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We complain because the show we love is spinning out of control again. This is not the way to attract new viewers and that is what GH needs, NEW OR RETURNING VIEWERS!

For the week of February 18-22, 2013. All four daytime soap operas were up in Total Viewers after dipping the previous week, with GH picking up 243,000 viewers.

From SON: ----> 3. GENERAL HOSPITAL 2,885,000 (+243,000/+531,000)

So, um, there's that.

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Something worth mentioning: Does anyone remember how Terry Lester reacted to Bell progeny Lauralee dominating Y/R as a young starlet? Answer: He quit. That's how we lost the best Jack Abbott. And that's my fear....who knows how JMB truly feels about KA being shoehorned into every story on the canvas; the expressions on her face weren't entirely welcoming at times, tho JMB is a total pro. Maybe others at OLTL(ooops, GH!) feel the same way. Maybe TG doesn't like sharing the "cynical smart ass" title with RH. Me personally, i prefer TG over RH, but that's just me! One thing i don't tolerate in soaps is an agenda by TPTB and a total disregard for fans. That's why i've dumped Days both times Gary Tomlin has run it.

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(Little do they know that getting slammed for actually enjoying the show only puts a big smile on my face.) Smile Thanks for the feedback, folks. Have a great weekend!

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As Perkie mentioned, you're not getting "slammed" for enjoying the show, you're getting "slammed" for attacking those with opinions different than yours.

Just a couple months ago i told a friend that i thought GH's Nov/Dec even topped what CarTooni had done during their ENTIRE run at OLTL, it was that good. Little moments like Tracy seeing Luke off to the door, "how are you doing Tracy? I'm doing fine Luke, well a little sad about Alan", and then Alan's spirit appears. Or moments like Anna's monologue in the cop shop the other day. GREAT moments. But unfortunately, not enough of them. Sad(

I'll try to share some good feedback once i see something i like!

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I agree with most of what Perkie and Raven wrote in post #36 and #38

That said, I do think some people are just bound and determined to hate everything about the show. Is it perfect? no, but in 30+ years of soap viewing Ive never watched a show for even a month and thought WOW everything on this show is SO working. I think the idea is that there is hopefully some diversity on the canvas so if you hate one story line, theres ideally two or three that you do enjoy. I would say that the pacing is a part of the issue and it seems that most people universally see that as problematic. for example how long has tracy had the idea about the pickle relish (vs. how long its played out on screen). If its only been two days PC time then maybe she was looking for a real lab, vs. just going to starfish's mad science laboratory. If its been a week, then yeah pretty stupid to still have the relish where anyone could have just cut off the lock. Ditto anna and john - i dont think he was locked up more than a day or two in pc time but it appeared longer because of how long the story aired on screen.

but while there are issues like that, i do find that all the nitpicking that goes on by some posters saps the enjoyment out of the show - and I call it nitpicking when the complaints are seemingly random and often miniscule and never balanced by anything positive. (and for the record, jessica I dont think your post was nitpicking at all) I dont mind criticism of the show - hell I just was critical about the pacing - but i can also find aspects of the show that I fully enjoyed. I think ME, MB, KeSul, RM, FH and especially LLC have been killing it in terms of their performances. We are seeing more and more of the cast and im actually jumping out of my seat at the idea that the nurses ball is coming up. Im curious as to what Lauras secret might be and Im actually interested in where some of the relationships and pairings might go - Im sold on carly/aj but im not counting out Tarly, I want to see where duke and anna end up after robert wakes up, and I think McBam is a supercouple in the making. The dialogue has been way better and im loving all the vets being back. When the criticism sinks to why was the key in the book or how tight where sams ropes, you lose me because I dont watch a soap with that kind of critical eye. Luckily looking at the ratings and the posts on facebook about the show, i think more people are happy with the show than unhappy.

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IOWAHAWKEYE wrote:
As Perkie mentioned, you're not getting "slammed" for enjoying the show, you're getting "slammed" for attacking those with opinions different than yours.

Just as you're doing now. Smile

So you want to post your opinions on a message board, but people feel "attacked" when someone doesn't like their constant negativity? Interesting.

Forgive me for having a point of view that differs from those of others. I didn't know that was forbidden for some people on the interwebs and not others. Oups Big smile

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@Ravennite...we blame Ron Carlavati because he didn't have to revisit the vampire story. Lucy could have returned to town with story tied to the nurse's ball, ELQ/Quartermaines, Scotty, Serena. For goodness sakes she used to run a business with Sonny & Luke and I don't think they have even had any scenes together. There was no need to recycle a story from a show that was canceled 10 years ago. GH never referenced the outlandish stories from PC so there was no need to reference them now.

People on this board love to blame Guza (he did a lot wrong), but Guza wasn't responsible for this vampire mess.

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@EricaEvinTwin-- agreed. LOVE Kelly Sullivan's work, and have said so here many times and haven't really dissed the DID s/l at all. I prefer having her on the show, whatever it is she has to do to stay. I don't think we need 4 days of it in a row as they rehash the same plot points, but i can totally dig the acting and performances.

I agree about the pacing issues, 100%.

As long as the ratings stay good, that's what matters most, you're right!

I think LLo is lovely, but not sure of the relevance of Olivia and it's a tiny bit distracting, but overall still wanna see Reeves go, BUT NOT THE CHARACTER.

The only time i'm truly concerned about the show is when i'm FF-ing thru a majority of it, or when Molly & Rafe are dominating a sweeps month.

I'll try to stop being paranoid about any more cast changes, unless they're good ones!

@nysam -- love your post -- yes, the vampire story was a mess, imo...but love hearing all feedback or i wouldn't be here!

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For me, the stories as a whole are not the problem. Soaps air 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year and we need lot of various stories, and that includes the normal (infertility, love affairs) and the wackadoo (freezing the world, aliens in the garage) and I okay with that.

What bothers me, is what I consider plot point writing to fit a square peg in a round hole, rather than taking five minutes to flesh out the story, so that the end result is the same without it making zero sense.

Maxie getting pregnant the same night she miscarried. WTH? You want angst with Maxie and Spin and Ellie and Lante and a pregnancy, then why not have Maxie and Spin do the deed the same day as the egg transplant, so that she/we are not aware of who's baby she's carrying. Same end result, but isnt' written by poo flinging monkeys with no sense of biology.

Tracy versus AJ/Duke. There had to be a better way for AJ to get his hands on the relish than how it came about. So while I'm enjoing the ELQ/relish story, small stuff makes me scratch my head and wonder why it couldn't be just a smidge better.

ravennite wrote:
I mean she single handedly destroyed her own company

I understood why she did. I think she was worried AJ would actually be good as CEO and show her up, so she tanked it before he had a chance. That makes sense to me in how I view Tracy and the character that she is.

tvgord wrote:
So you want to post your opinions on a message board, but people feel "attacked" when someone doesn't like their constant negativity? Interesting. Forgive me for having a point of view that differs from those of others. I didn't know that was forbidden for some people on the interwebs and not others

The point is that you dont' want to attack fictional characters but are fine attacking real people. The point isn't that you can't attack real people but that you would want to.

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As a new viewer, I think GH needs to combine the dark with the camp with reality. Those three aspects should be equal. So for those who like the dark drama, you have a piece of it. For those who like the camp, you have a PIECE of that, and for those who like reality, you can have a piece of that.

No one is going to absolutely love every single aspect of the show. But there should be enough to keep you entertained as a viewer.

As a new viewer, I find GH to be okay. I'm still not blown away, or even CLOSE to being blown away, but that could largely be in part to the fact that I have no history invested in the show, and most characters I don't even realize are connected to others....so yeah. But I WILL say, when you watch GH or any other soap, and the bad outweighs the good...sometimes its best to take a break. And I know we all want to support the genre and see it survive...but constant complaining about a show is NEVER good. Because believe it or not, negativity can spread...and it WILL spread.

This isn't to beat anyone up, because I wholeheartedly agree with most of the criticism in this post. I'm a new viewer but just this week I've turned from GH mid-episode about 3 times already. HOWEVER, I see that this show could be fantastic with a little fine-tuning....that's all Smile

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Perkie wrote:
The point is that you dont' want to attack fictional characters but are fine attacking real people. The point isn't that you can't attack real people but that you would want to.

First of all, "attack" is a pretty strange word to be using in this context. I'm disagreeing with some people, not lunging at them with a knife. (I wouldn't dare, considering all the thin skin.) Wink

Second, I never said anything about fictional characters, you did. I even took jabs at A.J. and Starr (a character I love) in my comments earlier, so I have obviously have no problem with criticizing characters. (I try not to go after the actors, the way others do.)

As I've said before, what bugs me is all of the constant Cartini bashing, when all they're doing is keeping the show alive (as J. Bernard points out with the stronger ratings), and some of us are actually enjoying the show. I'm not saying people have no right to post whatever they want; I'm just reacting to it. You're reacting to my opinion, and that's fine, too. That's how message boards are supposed to work.

I repeatedly read people's opinions that Kelly Sullivan is awful or Kristen Alderson is a bad actress and on and on, yet I'm the one who gets accused of "attacking" when I (accurately) pull the Negative Nellie card. It's absurd.

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And by the way, all the negativity drives people away from this board. I've had more than a few private messages from people who used to post regularly but don't anymore, because of the overwhelming negativity. I think they should post more to balance things out, but some have said it's just not worth it. Personally, I think it is.

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TVGord, i love the fact that you're loving the show, even tho i don't agree. I would say more that you're BAITING people as opposed to attacking them, but Perkie has the main gist of it. You could -- as suggestion -- leave the personal intro out of your post and just state instead what you really liked, and then honestly add anything you found less than stellar, and leave it at that. The way it is now, it just comes across as baiting, whether that's the intention or not. Jmo.

Stating that Starr is being pushed into EVERY conceivable story on the show is a dead-on correct observation; it's not being a Negative Nelly. From time to time we see TPTB force certain characters on us on ALL shows, but the difference with this one is that we pretty much know she ain't goin nowhere, which make it even worse!

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My next post will be about everything i LOVED about today's episode. I may not log on until Monday, but will try to look for the good in today's show. Admittedly the overall direction of the show recently PLUS JMB taking a hike has maybe put a bad taste in my mouth, i must admit.

And it should be noted that i do NOT think KA is a bad actress, i just have issues with CarTooni's overall vision/pacing of the show recently. (*Paging Brandon Barash, now down to 2 epis a month*...)

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Not to get in the middle here, but Iowa I thought TVGord said you were NOT a negative nelly. I certainly dont read your posts that way, but I also dont find tvgords posts baiting either. I cant speak for tvgord, but i would say there is a HUGE difference between evaluating the show both positively and negatively vs. being a nitpicker and i do think some of the nitpicking does drive people away. When I log on i never know what you will like or not like, ditto perkie - its not this character is great and everything else that detracts from my fave is shit and its not looking for tiny little details to bash an entire storyline etc. etc. the way some people post. There are some that I can literally predict what and when they will bash and that their posts hardly EVER have anything positive to say. Talking about fleshing out stories or debating whether something is in character or looking at how the show is paced - thats exactly what I think a message board is for - and that is how I would characterize most if not all of your posts as well as perkies.

My ONLY exception - and remember that this is coming from someone that has taken MUCH flack for calling CHARACTERS nicknames - is the use of the term cartooni. The one thing that you have to give ron and frank is that they both clearly love and care for the genre and the show and they seem to be trying very hard to give viewers exactly what we have been asking for over the guza/wolfe years - more vets, more qs, more hospital, less mob, better use of the whole cast etc. I think that earns them some level of respect from us as viewers, but thats just me - I draw a distinction between barbs at characters and barbs at real people though it is your right to use such terms.

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IOWAHAWKEYE wrote:
TVGord, i love the fact that you're loving the show, even tho i don't agree. I would say more that you're BAITING people as opposed to attacking them, but Perkie has the main gist of it. You could -- as suggestion -- leave the personal intro out of your post and just state instead what you really liked, and then honestly add anything you found less than stellar, and leave it at that.

That's what I did in #24.

IOWAHAWKEYE wrote:
Stating that Starr is being pushed into EVERY conceivable story on the show is a dead-on correct observation; it's not being a Negative Nelly. From time to time we see TPTB force certain characters on us on ALL shows, but the difference with this one is that we pretty much know she ain't goin nowhere, which make it even worse!

It's not any one commenter in particular. It's the cumulative effect of all the show-bashing. There are just some people who would never say anything positive about anything Ron does, and I think they deserve to be called out on it from time to time. Again, I'm not saying people shouldn't post what they want to post, but if it gets on my nerves, I'm going to say so. And sometimes it has a positive effect when I do, because it brings out some of those others who agree with me. Not lately, but I think some have given up on this board. I'm not likely to (any more than any of you are likely to give up on GH, even though some are getting little enjoyment out of it).

I am sorry that some people take my comments so personally. It's not my intention to bait anyone, regardless of whether you agree with that. I'm posting my opinion. That's all I'm doing. I have no problem getting feedback from any of you, either. I dish it out. I can take it.

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To both of you above, it's all good and appreciate your posts. I try not to nitpick, and hope i'm not seen as a negative nelly. I'm just a member of soapbaby's fan club (lol) and have been a soap watcher since 1980, but honestly even before that, more like the Summer of '79 give or take. I admit i can be FICKLE, i will drop a soap if i'm not a fan of the current HW or EP, it's happened before and i'm sure it'll happen again, but hopefully not soon. B/c of this thread and your posts, i actually do pay more attention to Baby Danny!

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If any of you were around during the golden age of soaps, when stories and characters were carefully and slowly woven in and out, it's easier to compare the good AND the bad of that type of storytelling. For example, when i see hacks like Gary Tomlin push only HIS vision of DOOL, it's beyond frustrating when you vividly remember every single HW and EP the show ever had. And the same goes for any other show. We've all seen so many soaps die on the vine in the past decade, it's easy to see how quickly things can fade. I can barely handle True Blood were it not for Anna Pacquin grounding the proceedings somewhat, so i'm not in need of any front and center vampire story. Jmo.

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As for the nicknames, i must admit the threads can be a TAD bit more fun when we can make light of certain aspects. And when a vampire story SWALLOWS UP WHOLE a show you love and adore, i think it's okay to throw out a spoof or two. I have busted a gut more than a few times trying to pronounce "Cawnie CarTooni Falcolooni", and "Clayleb" is a stroke of genius. The soap threads become ALMOST more enjoyable than the soap itself, so i think ppl should be free to be funny or serious or whatever inspires them....just my two cents.

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Finally MONICA! Where has she been all this time? Love how she's the only one who can put Tracy in her place.

So now Starr is a CHEMIST genius aswell?!? Oh GMAB! Is there nothing she can't do??? Lol.

I found out about two weeks ago that against all the speculations, Steve wouldn't be dying. But since I had already gotten used to the idea, I was kind of bummed! I want him to die now! It would prove for such good storyline for Liz and Liv, and bring Audrey back in a most organic way. But I guess this way it's okay, so they can later on get him back RECASTED. It is true that the Hardy/Webbers are way too few on screen.

Still bothers me that Liv and Dante look more like siblings and not mother and son.

I am SO glad this Caleb nonsense is FINALLY coming to end (it is, right?!). It's not even that the storyline was bad in itself, a) imo it just didn't belong on GH and b) it took up valuable screen time from storylines and characters that are way more important. Lynn Herring is great, but I don't want to see The Lucy Coe being portrayed as a crazy person. Like today when she was debating with herself whether she or Caleb is the crazy one. THAT is not a Lucy Coe I'm interested in seeing.

Tomorrow looks great! Smile