As this blog has grown, I’ve spent an increasing amount of time watching General Hospital. And during this period, as I’ve mentioned before, my husband’s exposure to the show has become more and more frequent. It has gotten to the point where some days after work he will ask me if I want to watch my “stories” with him. Yesterday, he even went to the lengths of pretending our puppy dog wanted to watch the show so that he could turn it on. (Yes, we talk for our dog. If we don’t, who else will?)
It seems that I have now exposed him to the pain of an unwanted recast. The confusion on his face as he saw the new actor playing Michael was priceless. He kept exclaiming, “he’s not even acting like the same character!” I tried to explain to him that this is something that happens often on soaps. No matter how much I tried to to help him understand, I could not ease his discomfort.
I have to say, he’s not alone in that. This is such a disappointing recast. It’s up there with the recast of Carly after Tamara Braun left, what I regretfully remember as the “horse face” period. Maybe he will grow on me, but his droopy eyes and the fact that he looks like he’s aged about 4 years is unwelcome.
I don’t know what happened to make them let Drew Garrett go, but I hope it was a major issue. Otherwise, they made an incredible mistake that the viewers will have to suffer through.
On a brighter note, we had a few great moments on Monday. Jason’s “Oh, Christ — she got me!” look when Molly said this:
Well no offense, but you do illegal things.
And Alexis’ eye roll when Molly spewed out this sappy delusion:
Jason’s really nice, Sam. I’m glad that you two are in love.
I think Tenillypo is right. That is all NLG, baby. And we love her for it.