Focusing On The Things That Keep Us Watching

FOUND: The Beauty Of GH

Good morning, GHers!

I hope everyone is well, and feeling a little bit more upbeat about our General Hospital. I don’t know, maybe it’s me, but while watching live on Monday afternoon, just the THOUGHT that Jason was going to see Sam made me feel better! And though it didn’t happen until the last possible moment, it was worth it – and it gave me something to look forward to!


I was a little lost watching yesterday, since I honestly didn’t even have an interest in catching up on the two weeks I’d missed, but I think I am caught up enough to know that everyone else missed one thing also: The fact that Johnny knows about the baby switch!

You know, on Bold and The Beautiful, they use flashbacks a whole lot. The difference is that on B&B, they usually use flashbacks to remind viewers of how people fell in love, how much history they’ve shared, or why they are the root for couple. NOT to remind us that we have seen the same flashbacks of the our least favorite story lines OVER and OVER AGAIN. Oh, how I wish they’d get a clue on how to use flashbacks to their advantage! *sigh*

So, apparently, and according to the flashbacks, Johnny has “men” who were tailing his grandfather’s dead body, which led to the tailing of Heather Webber, which led to the witnessing of Sam’s baby being switched for Tea’s dead baby. *rolling my freakin’ eyes back into my head*

I have to tell you that the thing that bothered me most about this storyline is not even the ridiculousness of this new “development”. It’s the fact that yet one more unforgivable thing is being chalked up to Johnny. I really did love Johnny once. As myopic as Guza’s writing was at times, I always loved that Johnny had been written as a genuine “good guy” with an unfortunate family and an even more unfortunate life path. Johnny’s behavior as of late (since RC) has been anything but that of a “good guy”. In fact, he’s being written as… as…OMG. As another Todd Manning. Someone who does disgusting things that shouldn’t ever be forgiven. I hate it! To think that on top of everything that Johnny has recently done, he is now party to keeping Sam’s baby from her, even though Johnny is still struggling to deal with having grown up without knowing his own real mom! How are we supposed to believe that? I can’t stand it!

Are we also supposed to believe that Todd hasn’t figured out yet that this is possibly the worst kept secret ever, and that he should just confess, ESPECIALLY since he knows that hit man Jason Morgan is actually the baby’s father? Come on! Camp may have been tolerated well on OLTL (or not, as it was canceled) but this is not what GH viewers are used to! I want things to make sense. I want people to use their noodles. I want this terrible storyline to be over!

If only I could believe that Carly might actually hear what the two clowns in her life are talking about! If only Sam could have stumbled upon the hidden camera while Todd was there, and before Johnny found it. If only, if only, if only Baby JJ could count on having his parents come find him sooner, rather than later. *sending subliminal messages to Vicki Dummer* Ha Ha! If only, indeed! 🙂

I know that the Joe, Jr. and Joe, Jr. Jr. storyline was on, but I don’t really know who expects me to have ANY interest in them AT ALL, especially by themselves! These people mean absolutely nothing to me! I paid attention to the Kate and Sonny scenes because he’s Sonny, for goodness sake! I just want Kate to find out the truth about her son just so that it can play out and he can be off…out of town and off my screen! 🙂

For me, The Beauty of GH came magnificently in the moments where Jason reminded Carly and all of us that he still knows his Fair Samantha better than anyone. There was no fooling him on Sam wanting a new start and leaving her PI Business behind! I loved that moment of recognition on Jason’s face, and I loved that we can all see that Jason is worried about Sam being involved with Todd Manning (as he should be).

I only wish that Jason and Sam would put as much energy into talking to each other as they have into talking about each other to others! My goodness! I just want to scream at how much time and effort they are wasting when they could be using both to get themselves back on track, and back together, so that they can go after their baby boy together, even if they didn’t know Jason was the father right away! Is this too much to ask?

All of this partner swapping and bed hopping that was the norm on OLTL is the laziest possible approach to keeping GH on air! Give us the stuff that soap history is made of! Love, Romance and Adventure shared by a couple with a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love!

I cannot stand when people say that happily married and starting a family has to mean the end for a couple on a soap. Just recently in her Michael Fairman interview, Vicki Dummer talked about growing up on GH and being a huge fan! But guess who she said she scheduled her life around? Luke and Laura. You know that couple who got married in 1981, and then went on to have an AMAZING run as Daytime’s First Authentic Supercouple! I wish Ms. Dummer would order her EP and HW to get busy writing the kind of story that should come next for a Love Story as huge and as EPIC as Jason and Sam’s!

To say that happy is boring to a soap couple is the same as saying creativity is hard work on a soap! It’s LAME and just Does. Not. Make. Sense. Luke and Laura got twenty years of story as Mr. & Mrs. Sure, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows, but it was all togetherness, and because of it, they have an eternal place in SOAP HISTORY, and even though they haven’t been together on show in a decade, Luke and Laura are still the couple that keeps on giving to storyline and to the future of Port Charles through their children, and their connections, and their History.

I want the new team to recognize that they don’t seem to know General Hospital as well as they say they do. If they did, Jason and Sam would be gearing up to hit the road TOGETHER, in spite of their hurts and heartaches, in search of their baby boy, and giving us LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON along the way as they faced every danger and adventure as a team!


You won’t be sorry!

I am counting on you guys to help get the message across…Let’s strike while the memories of Classic Love in The Afternoon are fresh on TPTB’s minds!


Your Daily Inspiration: Jason & Sam Make Love 9/29/11 (Because this ALWAYS inspires me!)   Credit: ashleycramni

If any couple could possibly match the magic found with Luke and Laura, JaSam IS IT!


July 30

2004: Credit: luckiBelle (I have always loved Sam and Monica scenes!)

2009: Credit: kjewel13

2010: Credit: AddictiveSoapCouples

July 31

2006: jasam4everbaby

2009: Credit: daysfann



14 responses

  1. Bren

    Thank you Angelique for saying exactly what has been going through my mind as I watched GH. TPTB at GH don’t have a clue that they are destroying our show and I don’t trust them to figure it out. Makes me so sad. I know Kelly said to speak out for our couple but i don’t think they care what fans think or want. I am excited about seeing Sam & Jason in a scene tomorrow, even though I refuse to let myself be hopeful that it will be anything but a disappointing outcome. I’m not usually so negative but I don’t believe that under the current leadership things are going to be anything but dismal.

    Thank you for adding back in the ” on this day” I appreciate that. As always , thank you for continuing to post, share your words of wisdom and share in our frustration. It’s nice to find others who are feeling the same, it some how makes me feel a little less crazy.

    You and your family are always remembered in my prayers. Thanks again, Bren

    July 31, 2012 at 1:50 am

  2. kathydid53

    I’m getting sick of this show!! Sam and Jason don’t talk any more! They talk to other people ! Jason is more wrried about Liz and her kids than he is about Sam. Sam wants to sleep with McBain, it looks like the direction they are gong in anyway and I think Jason will probably sleep with Liz again! At this time,I don’t even care! I’m tired of the story line,it makes no sense! Jason and Sam were happy. Under Guza and Wolf, Jason treated Sam well. He wasnt sure if he was the father but he would stand by Sam. RC took over and now he pushed Sam away and couldn’t tell her if he could love her child until it was too late!he was mean to her also! John mcBain is her hero now. I wish they would just divorce and get it over with. Jason can find out he is the dad and deal with it or not! He can have Liz and Sam can have John!!! The end

    July 31, 2012 at 1:54 am

  3. user123

    Katydid53 don’t give up. It does look like the current writers are bent on pairing Jason/Liz and Sam/McBain. But Kelly stated that we should write to the TPTB and let them know that these pairings are not what we want. Angelique has given us very good amunition – Luke/Laura. Since the EP and HW supposedly loved the Luke/Laura era, they should know that even though there was angst, LL were still together and in love and it showed on screen. Also, since V. Dummer stated that she wanted GH to succeed, we should write to her and point out why we feel the stories need to change and Love & Romance be reintroduced to GH.
    I have to admit I no longer watch GH. I read Angelique’s blog to catch up with what is going on GH. But I am hopeful that Jasam will be reunited and I will tune back in.

    July 31, 2012 at 4:55 am

  4. aproditebeauty

    Hey guys I’m sorry but I agree with Kathy, these two idiots are not going to be happy until they have Sam and McSuck have a full blown sleazy affair and Liz will get Jason by default. I watched OLTL and this is the sam storyline they did with Jolie. He had John sleep with Kelly and Natalie was with Brody, and the whole time John did not know that Liam was his. John was mean and cruel to Natalie and just rubbed his affair with Kelly in Natalie’s face. So Natalie believeing that Brody was the baby’s father decided she would try to make it work with him. He became her hero just like John has become Sam’s. The only difference in the storylines is Liam was actually with Natalie the whole freaking time, and we can’t even see JJ on screen, heaven forbid you show that Jason and Sam have a child together. These two idiots think that the greatest thing you can overcome is a sleazy affair and if you can come back from that you are meant to be, and just so you don’t give up all the way they remind you that hey don’t forget JaSam has a child together and that child will bring them back together, because that is the only thing that can get them back together. Forget that they have this amazing love foreach other that doesn’t matter no the only thing that can bring them together is their son. That is the way these two idiots think and the sooner we accept that the sleazy affairs are coming the better are mental health is going to be. That is the way it was on OLTL and that is the way it is going to be on here. John will continue to be Sam’s hero and Jason will be Liz, they will continue to share more scenes with them and less with each other. These two SOB will do this for months and them finally just when we have about given up they will miracously put JaSam back together with some last minute reunion and then GH will probably go off the air for good and we get a two day reunion at the most. I have to disagree with Bella, I don’t think that Vickie Dummer will do anything about this because she thinks that these two SOB are doing a great job and she loves the ideal of bringing over more OLTL people. Our show has now turned into OLTL and it is not GH anymore. ALL I CAN SAY IS GET READY FOR THE SLEAZY AFFAIRS BECAUSE THEY ARE COMING.

    July 31, 2012 at 8:29 am

    • SamJasonsHeart

      I agree with every word, Heather.. I have not watched in over a month, why would I it’s not the GH I have loved for 30 years. Sam and Jason are unrecognizable. I have lost hope that they will ever reunite. From what I’m hearing the GH hour seems to be filled with OLTL characters, who I have no interest in or investing my time watching people I don’t care about. Although I don’t watch live I have watched the clips when Sam and Jason are in each others orbit which has been about 5 min over the last month. I hope TIIC fix my beloved soap I miss it and would love to tune back in to what use to be the best soap ever!
      Until then I will YT Jasam scenes and catch up on the goings on in PC here. SMH at how in a few short months GH has been destroyed for me, by people who never took the time to get to know our soap before they started writing for our favorite fictional town!

      July 31, 2012 at 9:20 am

    • kathydid53

      I agree with you 100%! i never watched OLTL but read all the soap mags!!! It makes no sense the story lines now! It is also insulting to long time fans of GH and women in general! Liz keeps being a doormat and Sam now is no better than Liz,hopping from Jason to John!! She was so in love with Jason and we are to believe she will just hop in the sack with John! I still watch GH because I want to see how these SOB’s will play this out! Also there are other characters that I like but Jasam was the reason I stayed tuned!!!!! Now I do watch GAA. It is a good show that entertains and makes me smile. gH does not entertain anymore. I really feel that the show is doomed. The actors apparently like these 2 OLTL writer and producer from what I have seen and read on Twitter!!! They must see something we fans don’t!!!!!!

      July 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      • user123

        Kathydid53, I don’t think the actors care for the storyline or the writers but what are they suppose to do. It is a job. Kelly commented during her event that we should write to the TPTB about the shows “likes/dislikes”. Since Vicki Dummer has gone on record that she wants GH to succeed, she is the person that the letters should be addressed. Angeliques has suggested in the past that we should write to the TPTB letting them know how we feel about the show.

        July 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm

  5. lt4bama

    Hi Angelique
    Glad to hear your sprits are up if even a little bit.

    The whole Johnny knew aboy switch is dumb. Why wouldn’t he tell jasam if not to just get Todd off his back. He could have sent an anonomous note tell Sam Todd helped swithed the body and to get a DNA. Also why would he care if Anthony body was found in thewoods…evidence pointed to Luke anyway. So many holes in that story its ridiculous.

    I’m almost at the point where I don’t care…and I think thats the saddest part, that fans are genuinely losing interest in the show. Seems like the actors are too.

    RC/FV the dynamic duo successfully destroyed Jasam. At least for me, not sure if they will ever be the same. I hope they can be repaired but I’m tired these little “bones” RC has been throwing us with these 3-30 sec scenes. I woildnt be surprised if GH is no longer on my DVR in two months.

    July 31, 2012 at 9:11 am

  6. nik

    Thanks Angelique for continuing to write at this most trying time for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    I’ve given up on GH. I haven’t watched in over a month and GH has been off my DVR for a long while. Reron is trying his darnedest to make me loathe my two favorites and I refuse to do that. From recaps, nothing makes sense anymore story wise. It seems that RC the rat doesn’t really have a story; he just has an agenda to get ME and Kelly together! So he is just throwing mud on the wall in the hopes that some would stick. He is a hack and I don’t know why abc is paying him; a 10 year old could do so much better. I don’t have anymore hope that the show will turn around and I don’t want to watch Mason and Pam. I’m so sad for my beloved soap. So very sad

    July 31, 2012 at 9:47 am

  7. lm cee

    Thanks for posting as always. You and your family are in my prayers.

    I have given up on GH also. I used to call and email daily but I it isn’t doing any good, nothing is changing. I have written my letters and mailed them.I have signed both twition on twitter for reuniting Jasam and for banning McBam and Liason. I have went on soap opera digest and did the poll about JASASM getting divorce. I have done everything I know how to do but RC doesn’t care. I am so sad. I DO NOT want them to sleep with other people . I have been watching GH for over 30 years. I used to watch it with my grandma as a kid. GH is not the same for me now. I am no longer watching.

    July 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm

  8. Traveler

    Bravo!! Thanks for today’s Wonderful Blog!!
    TPTB need to give us our Morgan Family!! Viva la JaSam!!

    July 31, 2012 at 6:21 pm

  9. Sonia

    Thanks again my lady. i just so look forward to this blog.. Frank does not know Jasam cause he said McBam and JIZ are the same, what planet he came from making Johnny so bad and awful is just total
    destruction to a character Ron and Frank came and said OLTL is dead and i am going to kill GH

    July 31, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    • I think after seeing yesterdays show that Frank Valentini and ron Carlivati do know what they are doing. We don’t like the way its playing out because we all want Sam and Jason back and with their son. I agree I think the way they split them up was senseless. The way they wrote Jason during the pregnancy was so out of character he was unrecognizable!!! Sam too,going behind his back and confiding in another man,a cop no less!!!And the kissing scenes were just awful and cheapened the characters!!!As I have said in other posts, a deth of a child does break up couples and I think that is what these 2 Nick nuds have been showing us these past months. but yesterday we got a glimpse of their love. They work well together and they still have that spark. That was the first real writing that RC has done since he took over!!!!I hope that by working together,they can recapture their love before they realize the baby is Jason’s son!!! I think they do talk divorce but what I am hoping is that the divorce is a cover much like Sam working for todd. We will see!!I just hope thar glimpse of love was not just a tease to the fans.

      August 1, 2012 at 9:07 am

      • I hope someone has helped RC & FV to figure it out, and that’s why those scenes played out the way they did.
        I also hope they are more respectful of the characters they are writing for, and more respectful of the fans who know and love them.
        Either way, I refuse to lose this battle for the greatest love story by default. We’ve gotta FIGHT!

        August 2, 2012 at 12:15 am

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