Port Charles: Better In These Days?
When GH announced it was starting a spin-off soap, I was really excited. I didn't watch GH, but the spin-off sounded great and would take place more in the hospital. From the beginning I was a fan. In later years, they changed their format and became extremely supernatural with vampires, witches, angels, and towards the end, werewolves.
All of this happened right before all the popularity of Twilight and True Blood and Harry Potter and it ended right before vampires became popular again. My question to all of you....was Port Charles doing the right thing by writing these supernatural stories? Is this what the soap genre needs?
I personally feel as though the supernatural "book" format of Port Charles was brilliant. It did something other soaps weren't doing (except for Passions, but that show was way more tongue-in-cheek and silly way). I mean, the sexy vampire Caleb seducing Livvie and Allison...these scenes probably foreshadowed the success of Bella and Jacob in Twilight, those characters in Vampire Diaries or True Blood or even Supernatural. If a soap turned to this kind of storytelling, would that be the new way of the genre? If Port Charles was around today telling those same stories, would it have been really popular??? I think it might have been one of the more popular shows on daytime.