General Hospital: 5 Most Annoying Storylines
The town of Port Charles has provided some pretty interesting storylines over their 52 years: characters coming back from the dead, incredible tales of romance (Luke and Laura, anyone?), and the daily drama of doctors and nurses at General Hospital (GH) as they work hard to save lives. At times, the GH stories told have been groundbreaking in nature, entertaining, and thought-provoking. However, there have been times the daytime drama has not been able to nail storylines. As such, here are the top five most annoying GH storylines in recent history.
5. Robin’s Alive…Only To Leave Port Charles…
Avid GH fans watched little Robin Scorpio, the offspring of super spies Anna Devane and Robert Scorpio, literally grow up on the small screen, debuting on the daytime soap in September 1985. As an adult, she struggled with becoming HIV positive, became a doctor to make a difference, fell in love, got married, and started a family of her own. Fans loved watching her happy ending until she was killed off in late 2011. Fans were aware that she was just being held captive by Jerry Jacks though. After two years of waiting and hoping that Robin’s loved ones would find her, when she did finally did get back and settled into family life, the story would take another turn, with her exiting once again. It does make sense that she would want to help former love and longtime friend Jason Morgan but at the expense of watching Emma grow up? So annoying!
4. One Life To Live (OLTL) Characters Start New Life In GH…Only To Disappear
It made sense why GH brought actors Kassie DePaiva, Roger Howarth, Michael Easton, and Kristen Alderson into Port Charles to revive their OLTL characters in 2012. With OLTL ending it’s over 40-year run, a new flock of daytime fans could potentially jump on the GH ship for their daily dose of drama and romance. However, in January 2013 GH was informed by Prospects Park (the owners of the OLTL characters and storylines) that the characters would have to leave the show, as they were planning to re-launch OLTL online. GH scrambled with re-casting these actors into new roles on the show. Roger Howarth’s Todd character turned into Franco; Michael Easton’s character of John McBain turned into Dr. Silas Clay; Kristen DeAnn Alderson’s Star Manning turned into Kiki Jerome; and Kassie DePaiva moved to Days of Our Lives. This fast switcheroo left some GH audiences confused and annoyed.