DAYTIME DIATRIBE: The Best & Worst of Tuesday's GENERAL HOSPITAL

The return of Kristina, Liz helping Jason, and a major surprise from Maxie highlighted Tuesday's GENERAL HOSPITAL. Below is my best and worst, and a grade for the day.

THE BEST:
* Lindsey Morgan seems like a terrific actress, stepping into the role of Kristina. She held her own with powerhouses Maurice Benard and Nancy Lee Grahn. Actually, she commanded those scenes. If the character is written well, Morgan is going to thrive.

* Spinelli and Maxie are great together and the entire group was the most enjoyable story to watch. As Felicia said, Maxie is unpredictable and she shocked everyone when she walked back into the courtroom and announced she doesn't have to testify against Matt because they are now married.

* Sonny's snarl when Kristina mentioned a grad student made us laugh.

* The backstory for John's sister seemed a bit of a stretch but the character continues to be enjoyable on GH in a different way than he was on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

* Anna Devane. She may make this list every day for the rest of my life.

THE WORST:
* While Lindsey Morgan give the Kristina scenes her all, the storyline is pretty convoluted and unoriginal after Day One. First, it seems like soap children have to come back with a chip on their shoulder these days (for some unexplained reason). Second, Sonny pulled strings to get her into Yale. I could see her being miffed but it is no tragedy (as Sonny pointed out).

* The MOB PRINCESS reality show idea instantly gave us nightmares (or daymares) about Abby's THE NAKED HEIRESS on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. It's hard to believe this could be that bad, but watching soap kids with a chip on their shoulder has gotten so old. It's threatening to appear on a future blunders list.

GRADE FOR THE DAY: B+
The episode was enjoyable and acted well. Kristina's story just didn't ring true to me. But what did you think? Share your best and worst of the day in our Comments section.

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3 comments:

  1. the Maxie story going to prison for drunken Matt who treats her like shes noting is silly. the Mcpain story is ridiculous sister he never even met is more important than his wife and kid. she was dead before he met ans he still has not explained why Sonny is responsible? If it so important why is just in Sam & Jason's business and talking to Anna all day snooze.

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  2. LM is pretty good, she has alot of screen presence and this is comnig from someone who disliked Kristina the last few years. She's brings something new to the character. Unfortunately the story they put her in is childish and awful and seems to be somethnig the old Kristina would be suited for.

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  3. I really hate the reality show and baby switch storylines, but I love the Todd scenes and the drama with Tracy, Luke, Anna, and Heather.

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