GH, In the
Toy Rotation She's King!
I was breast fed General Hospital, been watching it
since birth. And like my blankie and pacifier I never wanted to give her
up. Being on the high end of my twenties, the blankie and pacifier are
long gone; GH, I'm holding on to. I may put her down to play with other
toys, but in the toy rotation she's King.
I remember sneaking quietly up from the playroom, trying not to let Mom
see that I wasn't downstairs where I was supposed to be (GH was her show,
her time to be kid free). I watched, huddled in the doorway, ready to flee
should I be spotted, as Laura broke Scotties heart. By the time Elizabeth
Taylor cursed Luke and Laura my Mom accepted my addiction and I watched GH
at her knee.
I remember that Alan and Monica were always yelling, never could make out
about what, and I loved it. Holly's accent was foreign and exotic; I
wanted her with Luke and I wanted her with Robert. I was very easy to
please. I absolutely adored Edward, Lila and Tracy; they seemed like such
a quirky family to me.
The Aztec princess and her golden knight were a fairytale come true. Then
Frisco died and Colton Shore, the evil knight, cast a spell on the
princess. I hated him. But what I hated more was watching Frisco let
Felicia marry the evil knight. I looked at my Mom and said, "But she loves
Frisco, not the evil guy, why doesn't he stop her?" That was great soap.
School interrupted my GH watching. I eagerly anticipated every school
break when I could pull GH out and play with her again.
I loved the Robert and Robin scenes, he reminded me of my dad. After
awhile she got annoying, she was my age and she was a dose of reality that
I didn't want to watch. I hated that her life was so adventurous and mine
was not. I preferred the adults.
Bobby and Tony, Bill Eckert and Julia Barret, AJ and Jason Quartermaine,
Karen and Jagger (Oh my!), the nurses ball, I loved it all, even Sarah
Webber. I loved GH.
After college, I entered the real world and coincidence or not GH became
less important, perhaps a little stagnant. Yet, like a petulant child
holding on to a dirty, worn, old blankie I refused to give her up.
Recently, I've been rewarded. I love GH again - there is humor, character
integration, silly adventures, and history. Most importantly, there are
characters I care about who are on screen and have a story.