I know I've been really bitter about General Hospital lately, but I'm starting to feel really optimistic that they're turning this ship around. Don't you think things are much better lately? There was a month or so there where there were lots of non-mob stories getting airtime, and the writers didn't seem to have any favorite characters that they were catering too, and god, aren't you so glad that's over?
The SoapNet email I got today added to my optimism. (Side note: I heart SoapNet's shift away from wall-to-wall soaps. Don't you hate networks that have only one theme? Like, what if there was one that just showed cooking shows 24/7? Or golf? Can you imagine? Ew.) Anyway, I always love the spoilers that they put on the front page, in plain view of anyone who opens the email. And the GH spoilers for this week were extra-awesome.
Well, the first one isn't awesome. Patrick wanting to be a father to Robin's baby? Snore. Those two are so 2007. If Patrick were really hot or I had watched Robin forever and was really invested in the character, maybe, but . . . no. Robin should hook up with that hot doctor Ian, and Patrick should get back together with Leyla. Why did they ever break up?
But hello, Maxie kisses Spinelli? Woohoo! Now that he's had the time to develop into a realistic character with sincere feelings for Maxie, and isn't a caricature who talks like a comic strip, I'm on board. I hope when he kisses her, Maxie runs her fingers through his hair.
And the awesomeness of Claudia failing in her plot to kill Sonny is evident to even the most casual viewer. First of all, she's a chick and he's a mafia don so she can't win. Second of all, she's still badass. She wears tight clothes and red shoes and carries a gun -- that's like the dictionary definition of badass. And I love badasses. Which is why I love Sonny, who -- on account of having a penis -- is the bigger badass of the two. It's also easier to root for him because he's a good mobster. He gives his hitman really good benefits and everything. So anyway, the fact that he's not dead is good and the fact that we're going to get to see more of this ongoing mob war has me anxious to tune in every day to see what happens.
Oh, but there was this total bummer in the email, too.
Ugh. Robin's mom is coming back to town? What do we need her for? She's, like, old. Plus if she comes back then that Robert guy might come back too, and he's even older. Plus he's a spy or something lame like that, and he doesn't have anything to do with Sonny. What if the show became focused on those two, or other couples like them? That would be so tragic. I can't even begin to imagine how much they had to pay to get her back. Do you know how many awesome special effects that money could buy?