Have I Lost All Ability To Fairly Judge This Show? (Not That Being Fair Is Important To Me)
So, after Friday's General Hospital I was appalled (even a little more so than usual, which hardly seems possible or mentally advisable), and I chatted with Mallory, who was also appalled. The big "Claudia put the hit on Sonny that got Michael shot" reveal finally happened, and it was set up as a grand moment for Sonny -- the town hero, remember! -- to do what he does best, namely call his wife a whore and a bitch. Gross.
But some people whose opinions I actually respect seemed to really like the episode, and Maurice Benard's performance in particular, so I am concerned that someone has swapped out my vitamin D supplements for crazy pills. Therefore, in honor of election day (in like three states that have no impact on me whatsoever), I will take the time-honored stance of a politician and decide what I thought based on a poll.
Did I hate Friday's episode because it was yet again Sonny held up as the long-suffering, much-aggrieved town leader while an (admittedly loathsome) woman was called every name in the Big Book of Misogyny and townspeople nonsensically stood around in their formalwear at a party most of them had no reason to be at (seriously, Patrick and Robin, what in the hell?) and did nothing while a known mobster confronted his known mobster wife who then kidnapped the known mobster's pregnant former wife leading up to the 3425th "woman in labor and danger at the same time! THE SAME TIME!" GH story in the last five years? Or was I thrilled to see Claudia finally be revealed as the homicidal maniac she is, with stellar performances from Maurice Benard and Sarah Brown that made me remember why I used to love this crazy show?