Dirty fun. (Soaps.com)

“General Hospital” weekly rundown for January 16 – 20:

Last week was the first time in my lifetime that ABC aired only one Daytime drama. All the soaps that have preceded “General Hospital” over the years – “Ryan’s Hope,” “Loving,” “The City,” “Port Charles,” “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” – are gone. It’s a pretty strange thing for a diehard soap fan. So, in the spirit of rallying around the remaining ABC soap opera, this week’s blog will once again solely concentrate on the good that is currently happening in Port Charles. Let’s break it down.

The epitome of a soap.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Jason Thompson is hitting it out of the park as Patrick learns about Robin’s health issues. Sure, mystery, intrigue, adventure and a mob war here and there all lend to the entertainment of a Daytime drama, but Patrick and Robin are the perfect example of why we really watch them. We want love, romance and heartbreaking scenes of one character fearing the loss of their soul mate. It sucks that Robin is leaving, but the portrayal of an undying love is what hooks us and keeps us watching our stories.

Happily married.

While Sam and Jason’s happiness was short lived after their nuptials, Lulu and Dante seem to be taking a different path. Lulu’s love of the vino could become a concern, but for now, the newlyweds are blissfully happy, even if Lulu can’t find her personal bliss. It was adorably refreshing for the largely angst ridden Lulu to beam as she brought Dante lunch at work and expressed how great being married to him was. Of course, it will become boring if their life together remains all sunshine and roses, but it’s satisfying to see a couple truly enjoy each other and have fun for a little bit.