This Scenery Is Delicious
It's true that most of what unfolded, story-wise, on General Hospital today was the opposite of compelling. "Oh, yes! It's the one where we find out if Sonny, the central character on this show whose various misdeeds are swept under rugs and hidden with posters saying 'Yeah, but he LOVES his kids! Especially Michael and Dante, but also the other one! Two! I mean two!', is going to go to prison for a crime he did not commit. Wait, it's also the one where Sam and John McBain have a variation of the same conversation they've been having for two weeks? All of this AND more about the exotic dancer attacks that not even the actors involved can feign interest in*?! This is way too much entertainment for one hour!'**
But it's equally true, if not more true, that I had absolutely no problems rewatching this episode today solely for the CAH-RAZY facial expressions that marched in the epic parade of overacting.
The other way to entertain? Turn Sonny's emotional stuntedness and ridiculous immaturity from subtext to text.
Sonny: When are you going to realize you're dating a moron?
Sonny: He set me up like he always does and he failed like he always does, because. He. Is. A. Loser.
If he had said the above with an L-for-loser hand gesture, I would have declared this blog a Sonny Appreciation Society for six whole hours.
*Really, though, it's Ronnie, right? And Lulu is going to be the one to piece it together (possibly while undercover as something totally salacious like a stripper or a fetish model or something because he might be gone, but the Guza looms large in this town) and Ronnie will get one long, Bond-villain like monologue where the Brooklyn accent is multiplied tenfold and his fake black hair gleams in the light? Because really, the not at all suspicious face he made when Lulu mused that Padilla's husband is innocent was just so...it was so.
**Normally I would consider Heather Webber too be too much entertainment for even ten hours, because she is an unhinged treasure, but the presence of Steven dragged the fun way, way down.