his orientation isn't the issue. He could just as easily be living vicariously through Sam and wanting to be the one to kiss Michael.
Lots of men find him attractive just like women do.[/quote]
That seems like a bit of a stretch but okay.
ABC/Disney brought in Ron and Frank to bring up ratings and trim the budget. It's my understanding that to make that work, the actors with the biggest contracts are utilized the most so that ABC/Disney gets their money's worth. I don't think it has to do with favoritism as much as dollars, which of course is what TV production is all about.
I'm not a fan of the character of Sam, never have been, but it seems like we've seen less of her in the last year than in the past. In fact, one of the biggest changes I've seen in the time since this regime took over is that we are seeing more of other characters across the board and less of the same few spouting the same lines over and over.
Personally, I am enjoying that, but of course we all like what we like and are entitled to our opinions.[/quote]
It's actually not that big of a stretch. I've actually had some of my gay friends tell me flat out that they'd love to do quite a bit with ME. Likewise, a lot of my straight friends tell me the same thing. Well, I'm deaf, not blind, so I don't mind admitting that I think he is attractive.
But I also know many people who actually record each episode and then make a record of the number of minutes Kelly Monaco has on screen as well as Michael Easton's on screen time. And the amount of time they are on screen together. A bit obsessive in my opinion but whatever floats their boats, I suppose. I won't name any names but you can find them all on Facebook.
The point is that Kelly has had more air time with Michael or by herself and more time spent throwing herself at the good looking men of Port Charles than other longer established characters. And that really got going when Michael made the move to GH. Before then, it was more of an even mix of airtime for newer and established characters.
Originally, Michael was not supposed to have lots of air time with her. As John McBain, he was supposed to do certain things like take Todd in and bring down Sonny for causing his half sister's death. But it was less than a month into the jump to GH and suddenly poor Sam is at odds with her hubby and she's constantly crying on John's shoulder and so on. He delivers her kid and gets beat up and Sam still doesn't make up with Jason, instead choosing to treat John McBain like her newest yo-yo knowing full well he's got Natalie and his own son to go home to. And so it went with all kinds of trumped BS to keep him by her side. Then jump ahead to him now playing Silas Clay. A character that started out highly intelligent and ruthless enough to win custody of his nephew. He starts out hating the sarcastic little mob enforcer widow and claiming he can't wait to see her for the last time. Now, only a few months later, and there's hardly any scenes of his without her in them. And instead of finding out more about her and running for the hills like an intelligent man would do, he's becoming the town idiot chasing after the town tramp.
It's very hard to think of her as anything but the town tramp because of her own history. As noted in previous posts. Six husbands, numerous cons, accessory to kidnapping, sleeping with married men. That's not the kind of woman an intelligent man would go after. Let alone let his nephew live with after first getting custody away from her.