A safe kind of drama
Ok I admit it; I watch General Hospital everyday and IÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢m proud. Well not so much proud but not ashamed at least. I used to hate soap operas; I thought they were a waste of brain cells, I still am not sure that isnÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢t true.
I think it was maybe Freshman year of high school a friend told me I should check out the show because there was this cool girl Robin on it. So I checked out the show and was right away hooked on the couple Karen and Jagger. Now after school everyday from 3 to 4 I had to find out what would happen next. I watched as Robin and Stone fell in love and then Stone dying of AIDS. I watched the new girl Carly come into town and tearing everyone apart. I watched Elizabeth fall in love with Lucky, they became my favorite couple ever on General Hospital.
What I wonder is, what is it about soap operas that sucks us in? IÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢m not unaware of the thin plot lines and the cheesy dialogue at times. Every time someone comes back from the dead I roll my eyes and try to not become completely disgusted. What I think it is about soaps is they are this drama that is safe. You are always fairly confident your favorite character probably wonÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢t die or will find love again with someone else. You always know that five times a week they will be there, unlike other show that go on breaks or even get cancelled.
So to me General Hospital is my comfort television. Maybe itÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s not the healthiest entertainment in the world but like an Oreo cookie it sure satisfies for the moment.