The More I Know, The Less I Understand
It's a good thing that most of my friends regard my General Hospital viewership as a strange character quirk of mine and don't ever try to engage me in conversation about it, because I'm at a loss imagining how I'd even recap recent episodes for them. "Well, John McBain has a doppelganger--does it still count as a doppelganger if the double in question has hair MUCH longer than his? I guess if everyone else in town is incapable of telling them apart, the hair mustn't be that big an issue. Anyway, John McBain has a doppelganger who is either a vampire or just your everyday psychopath who kills people and then licks blood.
And there will almost definitely be a frontburner storyline that revolves around relish.
(And is it just me or is the Todd/Carly story the LEAST believable of the stories mentioned above? Their instant friendship and instant...intstanter (?) love doesn't ring true and you'd have to think that at least one of them, in a moment of rationality, would realize that not dating a walking personality disorder is actually the best thing that could happen to them. But no, they are soooo sad!)
I am having a tough time reconciling how much I enjoy watching this show (the hour FLIES by) and how kind of...bizzarre and ridiculous it is. Hardly any of it makes sense and (I think?) I am (mostly?) opposed to the entire vampire thing--I mean, my first reaction is a groan and a cringe and a "Oh, god, no, not vampires, ew, ugh god" but I am still sort of captivated by it and interested in seeing where it goes. Michael Easton, what have you done to me?!--and little Rafe is kind of not a very good actor (unless he's MEANT to be almost catatonic with fear and panic, in which case he is hitting every single not) and smug Sonny is the worst Sonny and what on earth is the deal with Shawn, really?! But then Connie and Tracy fist-bump each other and I can't help but think, "I am so freaking lucky to be watching this show".
Or maybe I have blizzard cabin fever and have lost my mind. It's possible.