“Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Don’t”…
Happy Hump Day, GHers!
I think you all know that no one wants General Hospital to survive more than I do – maybe as much as I do, but no one wants it to survive more. GH is like a a security blanket – a familiar thing that brings me back to the best of my yesteryears, something that I love to cuddle up with after a rough day, or even a good day. That being said – I am worried.
I am worried because as much as I want it to survive, IT’S killing me!
I guess it all boils down to the fact that…“Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Don’t”…
You all know that I got right behind the Konnie DID storyline because occasionally (rarely) they are done well, and of course, I wanted this time to be one of them. Also, I really just wanted to get behind GH in a big way, and I wanted to stay behind them.
And hey – every (very) small town can use a nut – at least for umbrella storyline.
But, honestly…Sometimes I just don’t feel like a nut.
That’s a problem. Why? It seems to me that (not so) slowly, but surely, there are nuts everywhere you look.
In fact, it seems to me that the inmates are literally running the asylum!
They are driving story – they are dominating story – they are swallowing story WHOLE! I struggle to think of a storyline that doesn’t involve one kind of nut or another!
I remember when I thought Anthony Z was as much crazy as I could stand at once. Boy, what I would give back to go back to those days.
Listen, I might be willing to take all of the crazies (in moderation), if we could just have some Love. Some Romance. Some Hot, Steamy, Soapy Drama! It is no wonder at all that GH comes in dead last in the ratings so often – it is the show with the least amount of the things I just mentioned! Don’t believe me? Check the recaps of the other soaps! There is at least one of the three ingredients missing on GH on those shows every single day!
It is not coincidence, GHers!
I will never understand how those in charge can really believe – even for a second – that they are truly reeling in their target audience (women just like you and me) without any of the three things we look to for that brief escape from our real worlds. Unlike half the population in Port Charles, I am not delusional! I know that the chances of Jason and I rolling around naked are zilch – but damn it if Sam can’t enjoy it for me! (Hence the twitter name @IfNotMeThenSam)
It is also no wonder that telenovelas like the ones my grandmother watches pull in between a 4.8 and a 9.2 rating! Yes, you read that right – 9.2! But to be fair – on those soaps, everyone walks around showing (and shaking) what their mamas gave them, and there is love, and romance, and hot, steamy, soapy drama on DAILY!
GH has some of the most beautiful, fit people on TV! WHY IS EVERYONE WEARING SO MUCH CLOTHING!
It’s enough to make me nutty!
When will these MEN finally understand that what THEY consider must-see TV just does not look anything like what WE consider to be must-see TV?
I can only hope that if every single viewer picks up their phone, sticks on a stamp, and types up an email, letting them know the three things we must have, that someone – somewhere will listen!
It can’t hurt, as we don’t yet know what GH’s future is. PLEASE use your voice to try and make a dent in the blockheads running our show into the ground.
And while you’re at it – let them know that as far as what’s onscreen now – “Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Don’t, Dammit!”
Demand that they bring back The Love In The Afternoon, before it’s too late!
Yes, I said DEMAND!
What have we got to lose this far in?
Love you all,