The weed of crime has borne bitten fruit in Port Charles on ABC’s General Hospital. During the 1980s, Luke & Laura Spencer (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis), police commissioner Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers), superspy Anna Devane (Finola Hughes), and Frisco & Felicia Jones (Jack Wagner and Kristina Wagner) were among the main heroes protecting the town and keeping the world safe. Even Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan) joined the good fight when he decided to turn against his mob superiors for his true love Anna.
Now, there’s a flip side to this coin, as Port Charles has now become Mob Central, as GH has taken a page out of The Sopranos, where mobsters are the “good guys” and the police are the “bad guys.” There’s no longer love in the afternoon; there’s only death, murder, and violence, as lives aren’t probably being saved anymore. “GH needs to have more family orientated story lines where the couples are happy for longer than a few episodes and where not everything is about the mob” said 23-year-old Christy Killelea of Wilmington, NC. “They need to get back to basics like the hospital drama stuff.”
General Hospital definitely needs some heavy doses of medicine, and here are the antidotes that must be used to bring the show back to life:
The writers should give them 2 months of happiness and do whatever they need to do to keep them together. No more danger excuses and compromise instead.” Or, better yet, they should give Jason his own series on SOAPnet as a modern-day Equalizer who decides to leave the mob, where he atones for his sins by helping those in need. He then tries to reconnect with the Quartermaines, the family he has been estranged from for years, rekindle his romance with Elizabeth while trying to be a good father to their young son Jake.
ABC must start operating on General Hospital, for it is dying and is desperate need of more romance, more police, and less mob.