Let's start with the biggest General Hospital news of late, the Daytime Emmy nominations. Mallory covered the high and low points brilliantly already, so I won't take up much of your time with this. (Mostly because knowing our readership, if I spend much space discussing GH being held up as one of the four best soaps on the air, there will be widespread cardiac episodes and rage blackouts. And we need to save those up for when they announce a second season of Night Shift.)
I can actually deal, at least conceptually, with GH being nominated for best show and writing, if they submitted episodes from the Metro Court hostage situation. Granted, I thought 75% of that storyline sucked, but it was better than almost everything else GH put out the rest of the year, and from what other people say it's better than what lots of other shows aired as well. So I can get to an okay place with the nominations. As long as they lose, of course. If they win, I'll go postal. But let's cross that horrifying bridge when we get there (and when we have lots of alcohol).
What really bugs me about the GH nominations is that they give the impression that the cast is the problem. "The show has exceptional writing, directing, and showrunning -- shame about that shitty cast that can't muster more than Tony Geary's [Deserved But Let's Face It Guaranteed Until He Retires Even If He's Onscreen for Ten Minutes a Year] nomination, huh?" Which is unfortunate because I think GH has a great cast, one that frequently makes terribly written material bearable, even entertaining. So to sum up, Daytime Emmy voters are even more inept than the people who run ABC Daytime. Who knew such a thing was possible?
But on with the recappery . . .