Thinking Fans Comment Update October 26: Brandon says his patience was rewarded as NS2 got better and better … Marybell says the end of NS2 left her near tears … and more. See Comments below.
By Marlena De Lacroix
“I love you …” I lost count after about half a dozen the number of times one character said that to another in the last half hour of the last episode of General Hospital Night Shift 2. Anna to Robert. Robin to Robert. Leo to Saira. Claire to Kyle. Robin to Patrick. Patrick to Robin …
You’d think all this would be kind of treacly, but love is what the 13-week run of NS2 was all about, and proudly so. Relationships, family, friendship — these are fueled by love, and that is simply what this show is made of. Darlings, if they could only bottle NS2, they’d save soap operas.
Because … challenging a ten- to fifteen-year slide, when daytime soap operas have come very close to self-annihilation by trying to hook viewers with “faster, more sensationalistic” elements, gimmicks and “improvements” like the mob, tornados, a
The show even closed on a scene of Patrick and Robin kissing. Isn’t true love much better than endless shouting?
whole show taped on location in exotic New Jersey, hostage crises, characters who screw their fathers, earthquakes, an endless parade of cleavage and over developed pecs … here was a little summer cable show that dared to remember and deliver what soap opera is really all about: love. And of course, a deeply [Read more…]