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General Hospital opinion columns from 2009
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Every week, our Two Scoops columnists share their thoughts and opinions in the Two Scoops commentary columns. Those columns are archived to allow fans a chance to make sure that they've read every opinion for every week. This archive features columns written about General Hospital in the 2009 calendar year.
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January 5, 2009
One Spinelli I can take. But two? And a lesser wannabe version to boot?
January 12, 2009
I have seen Robin and Patrick fight a hundred times and never shed a tear, I have seen Jax and Carly sniping at one another for month, and never had to reach for a tissue. But Maxie and Spinelli broke my heart.
January 19, 2009
When Robin and Patrick opened the door to their 'new' home, did you get the strange feeling you had been there before? Well, that's because you have been.
January 26, 2009
We are on the verge of disaster. We know it's coming, but it's not quite arrived here. We should feel terror and dread, but I just keep wishing it would get here already.
February 2, 2009
How many beloved residents of Port Chuckles have hit the pavement now? The list includes Monica, Elizabeth, Trevor, Matt, Leyla, Claudia, Kate and some expendable dudes we don't know.
February 9, 2009
Robin tied her damn baby to a tree branch. Need I say anything more?
February 16, 2009
When Maxie put on her 70's platform shoes, she didn't know she would be tromping through snow pulling babies out of trees, or having to hoof it up 10 flights of stairs in a burning hospital.
February 23, 2009
If I went to an exclusive restaurant at a 5-star hotel for dinner and they served me jarred Prego sauce on my pasta, at probably 30 bucks a plate, I would be pissed; even if it was really good for my heart.
March 2, 2009
The title this week is homage to my Grandmother Alice who had a bevy of sayings for every occasion.
March 9, 2009
For a tech geek, Spinelli is an amazing kisser. Not that I have ever kissed him mind you.
March 16, 2009
I hate Robin now. I really do. I loved her on GH when she was a child. I loved the Robin who sat by Stone's bedside as he died of AIDS. I adored the Robin who took up with Jason after his accident and helped him find his soul again.
March 23, 2009
You think something good is going to happen, and then it doesn't. You anticipate magic and wonder, but instead get mediocrity and disappointment. It just leaves you empty.
March 30, 2009
There is an ugly rumor swirling that GH is getting ready for massive cast cuts.
April 6, 2009
I'm a sucker for a miracle. When I saw Michael's hand move the other day, I gasped with Carly.
April 13, 2009
Poor Lulu. Do you recall when half the men in town for lining up to have a date with her?
April 20, 2009
The one and only Helena Cassadine took control of the spiffy new monitors and broadcast a welcome message to the staff with that special blend of pure evil and pure sugar that only Helena can pull off.
April 27, 2009
Did you blink? I hope not, because if you did, then you missed Helena's return. Oh, but it was delicious while it lasted.
May 4, 2009
In our first case of "Who's Your Daddy?" we discovered that Luke wants Ethan to be his son.
May 11, 2009
When a show starts hemorrhaging viewers, do the powers that be ever ask why? Do they even notice?
May 18, 2009
I realize that Olivia meant well, but when your friend is sitting at the bedside of her comatose child following a brain surgery, you don't bring her a tray of raw broccoli.
May 25, 2009
Being a mother can be a thankless job sometimes. Carly learned that the hard way this week when Michael miraculously woke up from his coma and decided he hated her.
June 1, 2009
The real question isn't why Ethan always restocks the bar when he's nervous about something; the real question is why he restocks the bar at all.
June 8, 2009
When the SORAS'ed Kristina arrived on set and asked Jason if he wanted to "hook up" it absolutely creeped me out.
June 15, 2009
It's only been a few days and the new "teen scene" storylines already feel like torture.
June 22, 2009
Mark your calendars and set your Tivos for Thursday; it will be Rick Hearst's final appearance on GH as Sonny's maniacal brother Rick Lansing.
June 29, 2009
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July 6, 2009
When I was a kid, I used to daydream about breaking free from my parent's watchful eyes and being able to get away with stuff like eating a cinnamon roll and 3 shots of tequila for breakfast like I did today.
July 13, 2009
Watching soap stars sing karaoke could prove entertaining. Watching soap stars spend an hour refusing to sing karaoke? Not so entertaining.
July 20, 2009
The very best part of having a mob boss in the family must be the ability to intimidate creeps who give you trouble in life.
July 27, 2009
The most bizarre thing happened to me Monday... I was watching General Hospital and the next thing I knew, an hour had passed.
August 3, 2009
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but sometimes the road to hell is paved with not so good intentions, fear and lies.
August 10, 2009
As the saying goes, "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." Or, as Oprah so succinctly put it, "When someone shows you who they are, believe them."
August 17, 2009
Jason was tripping like he had a bad hit of acid, so when he saw Sam's lovely face hovering above him, I thought it was just like the other hallucinations he'd been having.
August 24, 2009
Dominic and his undercover partner Ronnie spent more time in the Laundromat than one should ever spend in a Laundromat.
August 31, 2009
There is a giant chasm that separates the things I actually believe in and things that entertain me on TV and film.
September 7, 2009
Sam and Jason have almost kissed at least twelve times this week on GH. There were so many near misses with their lips that they must be chafed by now.
September 14, 2009
I'm with Monica when she wisely said, "I have learned from very sad experience that when Port Charles has very big events, they often end in disaster."
September 21, 2009
Many people think that watching Soaps is a frivolous waste of time, but they couldn't be further from the truth.
September 28, 2009
Sure it was startling to see Jason in a pink tie, but the ending of Friday's episode had me shouting Holy Crap, too for a far more serious reason.
October 5, 2009
I love the unknown, I love wondering what is around the next corner, what surprise life has waiting for me good or bad.
October 12, 2009
"Someone wore a wire to get evidence against Sonny"...Hmm. That has such a familiar ring to it
October 19, 2009
It looks like Christmas is arriving early for me. Claudia is on her way out and the Cassadines are on their way back to Port Charles.
October 26, 2009
Jason has a new stalker with a cool theme song, sung by Adam Lambert, and a mysterious tag that reads "CO77X.
November 2, 2009
Yes, Jonathan Jackson, I do remember you. And I'm happy you're home.
November 9, 2009
Every time something truly awful happens in Port Charles, it's either during a terrible rain or snowstorm.
November 16, 2009
Alan, Monica, Justus, Ric, Lorenzo, and Greg Vaughn's Lucky are still parading around the opening credits in spite of the fact that none of them are on the show.
November 23, 2009
Violence aside, General Hospital has been phenomenal TV lately.
November 30, 2009
Dear readers, in the spirit of the season, we were asked to write a column on the topic of thankfulness. I am delighted to comply.
December 7, 2009
Sometimes the denizens of Port Charles are a puzzling lot. I find myself viewing their bonehead choices and asking...Why?
December 14, 2009
I hereby nominate Steve Burton for a Daytime Emmy. Not that I have such powers, but if I did, I would totally rig it for him to win.
December 21, 2009
This is part one of a special two-part year-end Two Scoops showcasing the best and worst of General Hospital in 2009. In this installment, Tamilu looks at the best of the year gone by. Click here for part two
-- and a look at the things that didn't quite work in 2009.
December 28, 2009
This is part two of a special two-part year-end Two Scoops showcasing the best and worst of General Hospital in 2009.