History YMMV / GeneralHospital

26th Jul '16 8:47:12 AM GunarmDyne
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* HilariousInHindsight - Three days after Ryan Carnes left the show and the role of Lucas Jones was given to Ben Hogestyn, the character came out of the closet. If Ryan had stayed on the show for another three days, he would have played his third gay character ''in a row''. Ironically he left to play a character on ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' - who is also gay.

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* HilariousInHindsight - HilariousInHindsight
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Three days after Ryan Carnes left the show and the role of Lucas Jones was given to Ben Hogestyn, the character came out of the closet. If Ryan had stayed on the show for another three days, he would have played his third gay character ''in a row''. Ironically he left to play a character on ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' - who is also gay.gay.
** During his run on ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' Joseph C. Phillips's character was excited at the prospect of meeting BB King but did not get to[[note]]Within that episode at least. King later made an appearance as his InUniverse equivalent, Riley Jackson.[[/note]]. His character got to meet King in an appearance in this series years later.
22nd Dec '15 7:07:28 PM MagBas
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* BlackHoleSue - [[VillainSue Sonny]], [[GodModeSue Jason]], and [[JerkSue Carly]].
* BrokenBase - Bob Guza's third and longest run as head writer from 2002 to 2011 (with at different points a couple of co-head writers), which is arguably the most controversial run by a head writer in American soap history besides James E. Reilly for Series/DaysOfOurLives. It has its vocal defenders, especially among fans of Jason, Sam, and Sonny, but others - mostly longtime fans who at least started watching the show in the '90s - criticized it for shifting the focus of the show toward the mob, killing off (and violently, at that) members of the longtime Quartermaine and Jones families while ignoring or writing out well-established characters, and for more than a few blatant cases of BlackHoleSue and CreatorsPet. Whether or not you defend Guza, it's really telling that with the radical regime change in showrunners in 2012 and with the fear of cancellation overhead, all the mob-oriented characters except Sonny have been [[PutontheBus killed or sent to prison]] (although more mob characters have appeared or returned since), ''many'' established characters written off years ago have returned, and the Quartermaines have been made a strong center of the show again.

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* BlackHoleSue - [[VillainSue Sonny]], [[GodModeSue Jason]], and [[JerkSue Carly]].
* BrokenBase - Bob Guza's third and longest run as head writer from 2002 to 2011 (with at different points a couple of co-head writers), which is arguably the most controversial run by a head writer in American soap history besides James E. Reilly for Series/DaysOfOurLives. It has its vocal defenders, especially among fans of Jason, Sam, and Sonny, but others - mostly longtime fans who at least started watching the show in the '90s - criticized it for shifting the focus of the show toward the mob, killing off (and violently, at that) members of the longtime Quartermaine and Jones families while ignoring or writing out well-established characters, and for more than a few blatant cases of BlackHoleSue and CreatorsPet. Whether or not you defend Guza, it's really telling that with the radical regime change in showrunners in 2012 and with the fear of cancellation overhead, all the mob-oriented characters except Sonny have been [[PutontheBus killed or sent to prison]] (although more mob characters have appeared or returned since), ''many'' established characters written off years ago have returned, and the Quartermaines have been made a strong center of the show again.



* PuritySue - Jason, before ''and'' after the accident.
** The irony of this is that Jason's portrayer, Steve Burton, actually asked for the radical change in personality, as he was tired of playing such a PuritySue character--straight-A pre-med student, steady girlfriend, varsity athlete, community activist, etc. Only to have Jason Morgan, a mobster's errand boy/hitman, be essentially viewed the same way by the writers and other characters alike.
13th Apr '15 10:09:21 AM nombretomado
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* HilariousInHindsight - Three days after Ryan Carnes left the show and the role of Lucas Jones was given to Ben Hogestyn, the character came out of the closet. If Ryan had stayed on the show for another three days, he would have played his third gay character ''in a row''. Ironically he left to play a character on DesperateHousewives - who is also gay.

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* HilariousInHindsight - Three days after Ryan Carnes left the show and the role of Lucas Jones was given to Ben Hogestyn, the character came out of the closet. If Ryan had stayed on the show for another three days, he would have played his third gay character ''in a row''. Ironically he left to play a character on DesperateHousewives ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' - who is also gay.
26th Mar '15 10:41:37 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Fluke, [[spoiler:though he's clearly just an alternate personality of Luke's mind akin to the Yang]], has no remorse or caring for anyone in Port Charles. Though he is openly connected to some people, it is only as a means of getting what he wants or furthering his own agenda. Anyone who gets in the way or can do nothing for him is either a threat or dispensable. Nothing matters to him but what he wants and he only sees people as enemies or stepping stones to his insatiable appetite for power.
26th Mar '15 10:07:18 AM futuremoviewriter
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* CompleteMonster: Fluke, [[spoiler:though he's clearly just an alternate personality of Luke's mind akin to the Yang]], has no remorse or caring for anyone in Port Charles. Though who he is openly connected to some people, it is only as a means of getting what he wants or furthering his own agenda. Anyone who gets in the way or can do nothing for him is either a threat or dispensable. Nothing matters to him but what he wants and he only sees people as enemies or stepping stones to his insatiable appetite for power.

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* CompleteMonster: Fluke, [[spoiler:though he's clearly just an alternate personality of Luke's mind akin to the Yang]], has no remorse or caring for anyone in Port Charles. Though who he is openly connected to some people, it is only as a means of getting what he wants or furthering his own agenda. Anyone who gets in the way or can do nothing for him is either a threat or dispensable. Nothing matters to him but what he wants and he only sees people as enemies or stepping stones to his insatiable appetite for power.
26th Mar '15 10:04:53 AM futuremoviewriter
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* CompleteMonster: Fluke, [[spoiler:though he's clearly just an alternate personality of Luke's mind akin to the Yang]], has no remorse or caring for anyone in Port Charles. Though who he is openly connected to some people, it is only as a means of getting what he wants or furthering his own agenda. Anyone who gets in the way or can do nothing for him is either a threat or dispensable. Nothing matters to him but what he wants and he only sees people as enemies or stepping stones to his insatiable appetite for power.
13th Dec '14 7:53:48 PM DrOO7
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** Carly herself. Aside from being an all-over horrible person, she slept with Jason for weeks without even knowing his name, seduced her stepfather Tony then cheated on him, married AJ, then cheated on him with Sonny--has probably cheated on every man she's ever been married to or involved with. But verbally and physically assaults any woman who dares to so much as TALK to a man she's interested in, branding them a "slut" or "tramp". As well, she spent nine months passing off a child who knew might not be Tony's off as his, then spent years keeping AJ's son away from him--but blasted Liz for doing the same thing with Jason.
31st Oct '14 2:38:58 PM ZeroWizard
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* KickTheDog: When Kirstina needed a transplant and Alexis found out Sam's unborn child with Sonny was a perfect match for a donor, she railroaded the other woman in order to induce premature labor. She was successful but Sam suffered a miscarriage--and adding insult to injury Sonny decided (against Jason's wishes) to okay the transplant while Sam was still unconscious. Later on, as Sam is still reeling from the loss of her baby, Alexis visits her and positively ''gushes'' about how successful Kristina's operation was. Completely disregarding the fact that Sam's baby had to die for it.
* LesYay: Carly/Courtney, Lulu/Maxie

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* KickTheDog: When Kirstina needed a transplant and Alexis found out Sam's unborn child with Sonny was a perfect match for a donor, she railroaded the other woman in order to induce premature labor. She was successful but Sam suffered a miscarriage--and adding insult to injury Sonny decided (against Jason's wishes) to okay the transplant while Sam was still unconscious. Later on, as Sam is still reeling from the loss of her baby, Alexis visits her and positively ''gushes'' about how successful Kristina's operation was. Completely disregarding the fact that Sam's baby had to die for it.
* LesYay: Carly/Courtney, Lulu/MaxieLulu/Maxie.
* MoralEventHorizon: Morgan knocking his brother Michael out, and leaving him to drown at Pier 52 while his ex-wife (Michael's current girlfriend) watches.



* [[TearJerker/LiveActionTV Tear Jerker]] - Dominique's death, BJ's death, Stone's death...

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* [[TearJerker/LiveActionTV Tear Jerker]] TearJerker - Dominique's death, BJ's death, Stone's death...
27th Aug '14 7:29:22 AM IlGreven
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* ActorShipping: It gets easier to ship real-life pairs when they oblige (like Jack Wagner and Kristina Crump, Frisco and Felicia, did when they got married seven years after their characters did).
8th Jul '14 8:38:19 PM LogoP
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* FanDumb - Purists, Strawstuffers, Toxic Visionaries, and Mad Brides abound.
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