You know how sometimes when you’ve hoped for something for so long, if doesn’t seem real when it finally happens? Well, join me in dream land, kids! There’s some breaking news that’s relevant to all our interests:
“Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group announced today that Garin Wolf has been named head writer of ABC’s Emmy® Award-winning daytime drama, ‘General Hospital.’ The appointment is effective immediately.”
Immediately! As in right now! As in… right at this very moment, someone other than Bob Guza is in charge of Port Charles for the first time in almost a decade.
I’m not familiar with Garin Wolf , but apparently he did some work during the writer’s strike? (But according to Nancy Lee Grahn, not as a scab. So I guess that’s good.) I remember thinking that the upturn in quality on General Hospital was the only good thing about the strike. Then the Guz came back and a bunch of promising plots were dropped, Claudia was ruined, and… well, you know the rest.
In other news: is this real? Can someone pinch me?
(Runner up title for this post: “Ding dong, the hack is gone.”) (Then I thought — no, that’s too mean. The dude just got fired.)
(Then I thought, is there really such a thing as too mean when it comes to the man who joyfully slaughtered half the cast, got his rocks off abusing female characters over and over and over again, and repeatedly patted himself on the back while ripping off the work of better writers and insinuating they were the hacks? Is it possible to be too cruel to the man who subjected us all to the horror of Elizabeth and Nikolas, Sonny schtupping his best friend’s baby sister, and Courtney’s… existence? Can the mastermind behind Jerry Craig, Toxic Balls: the Uncontainment and the Scorpio-Drake blog wars really still have a soul left to insult?)
(Then I thought: this is way too many parentheses. Just post the damn thing, already.)
HOLY CRAP, YOU GUYS. GUZA’S GONE.