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Can't We All Just Get Along?

Posted by coreyt0304 on April 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM

An idea that would probably kill the soap genre faster than ABC tried to.  I'm not talking about Todd Manning becoming best friends with Johm McBain.  Or Sonny Corinthos and Jax sharing a nice conversation over a cup of coffee.  I'm talking about this war between General Hospital and Prospect Park.  
For those of you who don't know the story I'll fill you in.  When One Life to Live ended its run, the soap world were ecstatic when Robert Guza was booted from General Hospital after many years reigning terror on our beloved Port Charles crew.  We then heard the new writer, and producer of General Hospital were none other than the former writer and producer of One Life to Live Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati. 

The former OLTL writers wanted to bring in a piece of llanview to keep the shows legacy alive' albeit on another soap.  Thus Todd Manning, John Mcbain, Starr Manning, Blair Cramer, and Tea Delgado made their way to Port Charles.  Fans of One Life to Live were psyched, but some GH fans were not so thrilled.  They believed the new characters take the place of beloved fan favorites.  Personally I was very excited over the prospect of seeing a possible combination of both shows. This of course was before we knew of the rebirth of One Life to Live.  I'll be the first to admit I dont know all the legal reasons behind why the characters were allowed to come to a different show.  The way I figured it, was that the characters were created by Carlivati and Valentini, as well as ABC still holding a certain right to the characters.  But that's just my opinion.  Anyway remember that rebirth I mentioned? Well that as spectacular as it was was the beginning of where things got sticky.  

Prospect Park was brinigng One Life to Live...back to life, giving it a second life. (pardon the pun I couldn't help myself) So they wanted Todd, John, and Starr the three characters that stuck around back.  The problem was all three characters had put down roots in Port Charles.  John was in the midst of a big storyline crossing over not just One Life to Live, and General Hospital but long cancelled General Hospital night time soap spinoff "Port Charles" A dark soap filled with Vampires, angels, and mere mortals.  Todd was finding love with long time trouble maker in her own right Carly Benson Corinthos Jax.  And Starr, poor Starr.  Starr came to Port Charles with her boyfriend Cole Thornhart and daughter Hope.  Within a day of their first appearance Cole and Hope were killed when their car was ran off the road and fell off a cliff.  Even though I am a fan of both OLTL and GH, this was unnecessary and simply sucked.  I know, I know even the writer himself wrote on Twitter "The bodies were never found" but it still was a slight slap in the face to us fans.  So anyway Starr put her life back together and fell in love with Michael Corinthos.  So now PP decides they want the characters back so no more Starr, John or Todd.  They all left town and from what I hear their names cant even be mentioned anymore.  This does nothing but hurt General Hospital and makes people angry at OLTL.  

*KNOCK* *KNOCK* *KNOCK* HEY PROSPECT PARK HINT HINT THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO PISS FANS OFF! THIS IS THE TIME TO COME UP WITH A RESOLUTION!  That ofcourse if it is them who are playing hardball and not just another BS tactic to harm GH by ABC so they can cancel it.  I dont know but all I know is it sucks for us fans.  The actors wanted to all stay on General Hospital okay than make an agreement and find a way to blend it into the OLTL storyline and let the actors go.  Don't let it be like prison and force the actors to go where they dont want to.  It is just so frustrating as a fan because I know thatit doesn't have to be so dramatic.  Save the drama for on screen not off screen.  

Categories: General Hospital, One Life To Live

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