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    Your Turn! GH fans votes for 2007.

    Tuesday, January 15 2008


    Fans enjoy Luke with Tracy. (Soaps.com)
    Our writers had their say on what was the best and worst of last year (Best and Worst Story Lines of 2007), now it's time to hear from the masses. Our message board was used to pose the questions and before we get too entrenched in what's going on in 2008, let's reflect back one more time on the hits and misses of 2007.
    It's interesting how the "favorite" and "hottest" winners turned out to be the same character in both genders. Jason took it for the guys (with newcomer Johnny Zacchara a distant second) and Elizabeth won the female category (with devilish Maxie getting her fair share of favorable votes). As for everyone's idea of what was the best comic relief in what was otherwise a pretty morbid year, Litigator of the Year, Diane Miller, came out way ahead of the crowd. Geeky Spinelli enjoyed several votes as well. What story line brought out the most tissues? You name it, with major characters like Alan, Emily and Georgie taking dirt naps in 2007, it was pretty much an ongoing sob fest. The demise of lovely Miss Quartermaine got the most votes, however. As for the best onscreen kiss, Jason and Liz were clear winners, although voters were torn between the first "I love you" kiss and the lip-lock in the barn during the Black & White ball. It seemed that Ms. McCall's actions were what got viewers the most angry, whether it was when she stood by (behind the bushes, no less!) and watched Jake being kidnapped or hired thugs to mug Jake and his mommy in the park. Jake's long, drawn-out paternity revelation also provided angst in our viewes' lives. Can you guess which character proved to be the most annoying in 2007? Here's a hint: She wants a baby but doesn't seem to want to spend any time with her husband. Need more? Okay, she doesn't want her ex-husband but she doesn't seem to want him to be with anyone else either. Yes, the fingernails-on-the-chalkboard rambling Caroline Benson Quartermaine Corinthos Jacks was the winner!


    Diane adds some much-needed humor. (Soaps.com)
    Some interesting commentary came from the polling process. (You can see for yourself by going here: GH Message Board Thread Poll.) When it came to selecting her choices for "Best of 2007" loveliason65 wrote, "Luke & Tracy are wonderful. Never thought I could see Luke with anyone but Laura. But Jane Elliot is such a good actress and has wonderful chemistry with Tony G. She made me take a step back and think about the dysfunctional reality of Luke and Laura. Also, I like to see two mature people who are funny, sexy and smart together. Loads of fun this year." Rainstormraider wrote that "...Elizabeth's struggle with doing what is right for the love of her children, her family and her friends against what she thinks will be the safest route...." was among her favorites.

    The worst story lines of 2007 brought its fair share of quotable insights as well. Liason Gal succinctly wrote her opinion. "The good should outweigh the bad and I don't think it did last year." GH1980Always voiced her concerns that violence has taken over for "love in the afternoon" and mused, "…the question is will it ever 'be' that way again or has TV changed so much that they can't write a great meaningful storyline without all the violence?”

    All good points. We are two weeks into 2008 and no one has died yet, so that ought to count for something right? Love is in the air between Sonny and Kate, Max seems to be showing some interest in Diane and Patrick has been seen looking lovingly toward Robin. Dare we dream that Valentine's Day in Port Charles might not have anything to do with a massacre at all?


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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by jcrobinson at Tuesday, January 15 2008 03:06 PM

    It was great reading everyone's two-cents worth about 2007. Thanks for the help!

    Posted by daughterinlaw at Tuesday, January 15 2008 04:16 PM

    the drama just seems to take to long.
    Carly in the panic room seemed to go on forever. Jake's paternity seems to go on forever.
    This was the saddest Christmas. We should have had some happy moments.

    Posted by cynical bill at Wednesday, January 16 2008 09:33 AM

    GH is the most schizophrenic soap currently on television. When it is good (as in the recent "Litigator of the Year" story) it is easily the best soap on the air. However at its worse (as in anything involving the mob) it is unwatchable. I use my fast forward more on GH than any show, sometimes skipping an entire episode when the story gets really bad. However I would never give it up (I've been following it since a few months after it began airing in 1963) because occasionally it can still be as good as it was during its two golden periods: the mid-sixties and the Clare Labine period in the 90s.

    Posted by MUSHROOMQWEEN at Wednesday, January 16 2008 11:55 PM

    i love sonny and jason, spinnell. we should see more of them i liked jason and sam better though.. I wish tamara braun would come back i liked her best as carly she and sonny were great...

    Posted by ScrubsAlltheWay at Thursday, January 17 2008 05:46 AM

    I'm hoping Robin and Patrick take centerstage

    Posted by Bonbon413 at Thursday, January 17 2008 08:44 AM

    Hear Hear.....I agree with you! Tamara Braun was my favorite Carly also. I liked Sarah Brown as well (I'd even wouldn't mind seeing her back as Carly....it's going to be weird to see her in another role when she comes back to GH).........and Laura Wright...I think she is a WONDERFUL actress, but I miss her on Guiding Light...she was a GREAT Cassie (I don't like the new one!).

    Posted by junellisa at Thursday, January 17 2008 12:59 PM

    i love the liz and jake and jason story line!

    Posted by connor at Thursday, January 17 2008 03:23 PM

    I want to know when if ever is jason going to claim baby jake?i mean elizabeth and jason should be able to raise their baby together with little cam.jason should be given the chance to be with his family instead of having him sneaking around lizs property just to be able get a look at baby jake that is so wrong. and another thing why should jason and elizabeth sneak of to be together? when lucky and sam are now seeing eachother and lucky even moved in with sam why can,t jason and elizabeth do the same thing? i think that they should even more so because they have baby jake and of coure they are deeply in love. come on wake up writers jason deserves to be happy for once put them together as one big happy family if you put lucky and sam togetther why not jason and elizabeth?

    Posted by connor at Thursday, January 17 2008 03:29 PM

    i feel the same way it is about time. oh yeah i am praying that they move in as a family i think jason and elizabeth as well as baby jake and cam will be happy

    Posted by lavondra31 at Friday, January 18 2008 01:37 PM

    Iam very upset with the Em NIi storyline. She and her age nts where holding for contract information. She gets the contract and she decides that she wants to leave. Does it seem like that are already trying put to puit with the nurse? I just wish that she would consider coming back, that is why i watched the show. They made sthe show have such passion

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