Quote LiasonSteckyFan: I really think we will all be surprised! I think they know what they are doing and what needs to change in order to improve and keep the fans tuning in! Obviously not every fanbase is going to be happy about everything but I am sure there is a happy medium for most things!
I can see why he hates spoilers because it does really affect viewers especially if they tune out because they saw something they didn't like and then the story happens very differently. All the spoilers we have seen have not played out as they said they would, there have been some correct ones but only bits and pieces.
You know what, we are all afraid of change and that's okay but change is good. Keeping everything the same gets boring, hence couples breaking up and getting together. I know I'm not 100% happy about the infusion of OLTL characters but I understand where Cartini are coming from in that respect. Starr, John, Todd, Téa and Blair were all popular characters on OLTL and adding them can/will/has add(ed) OLTL fans as viewers of GH. (I know we already have fans of OLTL who were already watching GH.) Right now of the 5 characters I mentioned above the only ones I really like are Todd, (love him), Blair and John. I've liked ME since he first started in the genre in Days of Our Lives. I never saw Caleb/Livvie, so I don't have that previous connection of McBam in my head. I don't mind them as a couple and in some ways I find her more tolerable with him. That has nothing to do with my Liason love. With Jason, Sam is all about him with, to me, very little substance to their relationship. I find with John, she seems to be on more of an equal footing. I don't know if it has something to do with them feeling a "past connection" or not. In all honesty I also feel that Jaxxx have run their course.
Look at the ratings since Guza killed off Jake. That was an instantaneous drop of 600,000 viewers and they've never recovered from that. If anything the ratings had gotten worse. Yes there were missteps by GW but things were turning around and then RC came in. Look at the mess he was handed, if we all want GH to survive things have to change storywise and we have to WATCH the show.
Look at the changes he's already made, Liason is sharing a lot more screen time and I like that they are going the friendship route. Let them regain their footing and solidify the trust they have for each other that never went away. Who did Jason call to bail him out of jail? Elizabeth and that just made me all giddy inside. I understand why he called her, it was because of everything that Sam was going through and he didn't want to add to her stress. I'm not saying he was right or wrong I'm just saying I understand his motive in doing so.
He brought back crazy Heather and I love RM, she plays the role so well. I can't see anyone playing her like she does. Forget the whole Jason should be with Elizabeth or Sam debate, I'm loving watching the show again and both RC and FV have done that. While I will always be a fan of both Elizabeth and Jason separately and together, I started out as a GH fan and remain one.
I've had my favourite pairings in various soaps over the years but the only pairing I've ever, for lack of a better word coming to mind, felt this passionate about is Liason. When my favourite couple broke up it was oh well they're over and I "moved on", but with Liason there is something special about them. A certain Je ne sais quoi, that just draws you in.
I will say this about the previous regime, before it became totally agenda driven, look at the good job the writers did in creating both Liason, which we have been waiting for years to happen, and JaSam. Fanbase wars aside, because of them we have two passionate fanbases who love their couples warts and all. Again in all honesty I think we, the fans, and I mean all fans of GH regardless of what couple or character is your favourite should put GH as a whole first and enjoy what we are getting before it is gone and we all end up with nothing.
Sorry for the long post, I seemed to go off on a tangent this morning. I have no idea where that came from.