In the words of Harry’s father from NIGHT COURT, “I’m feeling much better now.” So here’s 5 things I LIKE about GENERAL HOSPITAL. In no particular order: 1. Dante and Lulu. I think this is the first Lulu pairing I’ve really connected to. They’re funny, warm, sexy and I really like how the relationship has been… Read More Soap Opera Weekly: Blogging With Mala
You’ve got to love the slick promo and the voiceover guy touting GH’s Sonny and Dante meeting for the first time as family…and neglecting to also boom, “Sonny is a glorified copkiller.” I am, yet again, so freaking furious with this soap that I can barely keep from vibrating with anger. I was going to… Read More Soap Opera Weekly: Blogging With Mala
I’m having one of those days where I have a ton of scattered (and slightly insane) soap thoughts. So, let me present them to you in bullet point form! •Every time DAYS’s Stefano calls EJ “Elvis,” I want to go, “Elvis! Elvis! Let me be! Keep that pelvis faaar from me!” I blame entirely too… Read More Soap Opera Weekly: Blogging With Mala
You know, after well over a decade, this whole SOPRANOS Lite version of GH has gotten a little tired and played out. But fear not, there is still plenty of classic television out there to inspire stories for Sonny and Jason! Check out a few of my suggestions. 1. When the coffee business tanks in… Read More Soap Opera Weekly: Blogging With Mala
I think it’s safe to say I lost interest in James Franco‘s run on General Hospital roughly a week after his Nov. 19 debut. The Jason worshipping lunatic just didn’t hold my attention. (Isn’t it bad enough that the show is in love with Jason’s career as a hit man, without introducing the meta element?)… Read More Soaps and star power: Be our guest!
As readers and viewers we all bring our own experience, our own interpretation, to any given text. When I watch something and subsequently talk about it, I think it’s fairly clear that I have a major gender/race/sexuality filter. It is almost impossible for me to divorce myself from analyzing those elements in a book or… Read More You bring the chips, I’ll bring the subtext.
Soaps make me laugh, they make me cry. Seldom does one make me so angry I’m actually shaking. Yep, I’m talking GENERAL HOSPITAL, which used the 1998 story of Elizabeth’s rape to garner sympathy for the character while she’s sleeping with her fiancé’s brother. Look, there is no doubt that Rebecca Herbst and Jonathan Jackson sold… Read More Soap Opera Weekly: Blogging With Mala