Monday, October 1, 2007

The Dregs of TV Reviewed: General Hospital

I’m an angst junkie. Unrequited love--even if it’s a Lifetime movie starring Ian Ziering from Beverly Hills 90210 or Pacey Witter—and I’m a total goner. I’m a sucker for human drama, which is why I recently started TiVo-ing General Hospital against my better judgement.

I’ve gotten all tangled up in two simultaneous love stories—Jason and Liz (who fans call Liason), and Lulu and Spinelli (who I’m going to call Spinulu.) But Liason is the real story. I don’t know if their exchanged looks could get more tortuous. They love each other, but are kept apart because of secrets and lies and the danger of his job (hitman for the local crime boss) plus her marriage to the man who believes he is the father of her son (he’s not, Jason is.) I can’t wait until they get together, even though I know today’s episode is just going to end with another stare-at-me-while-I-stare-at-you cliffhanger. I mean, come on, he’s saved her from kidnapping, being trapped inside an exploding crypt, near death from pre-term labor, a hostage situation and a precariously lodged elevator in the aftermath of a bomb.

This stuff is intense. This is human drama in its purest form. This is the way our lives would be if we weren’t so boring.

39 Stars. Steve Burton, I rented The Last Castle because of you, and I wish it had been better.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm right there with you. I'm all caught up in those two stories, and wish there was some movement because both are torturous.

Liason stares and after the one night stand which took place over a YEAR ago, we have had all of two passion-filled kisses. Lulu and Spinelli fare even worse--she completely self destructs and Spinelli pines for her unrequitedly. We get an occasional fantasy coming from his side of it, and know they would be great together, if she'd wake up.

Yeah, I'm hooked on this show.