OUR OPINION: Let's Talk The 'GH' Casting Department!


Shocking casting news is nothing new for soap operas. It has been going on since the genre’s inception. However, as of late, things are heating up in casting departments. First, The Bold and the Beautiful brought back Kimberlin Brown to play Sheila Carter. Days of Our Lives is making several cutthroat decisions. And, The Young and the Restless even brought back Marla Adams to play Dina Mergeron. And, if you thought those casting decisions were jaw-dropping, wait till you hear all about casting decisions over at ABC’s General Hospital!

REBECCA BUDIG and MICHAEL EASTON
Rebecca Budig has been a fan favorite actress since she landed on ABC’s All My Children. When AMC ended after 41 years, Budig was originally set to sign on for the original reboot plans. However, those fell through. She would later decide not to sign on when the reboot took full form. Instead, Budig headed over to General Hospital in 2015.

For two years, Rebecca Budig played fan favorite Hayden Barnes. But, Budig has now been axed from the series. In my opinion, HUGE MISTAKE! She will film her final scenes before the show goes on a three week Summer hiatus. And, if you thought that was insane, wait till you hear who might also be on the chopping block!

Michael Easton has endured four characters on ABC’s last remaining drama. He’s brought mustered up all of his talent to portray vampire Caleb Morley, sexy cop John McBain, doctor-with-a-comatose-wife Dr. Silas Clay, and the drug addicted Dr. Hamilton Finn. Currently, Easton does portray Hamilton Finn.

Anyway, for months now there has been rumors that Easton is possibly going to exit the series. A few weeks back, Easton posted a picture on his official FaceBook page. This picture was a throwback to when he played Tanner on NBC’s Days of Our Lives. Several media outlets are speculating if Easton is departing GH for rival soap opera DAYS. And, I love Michael Easton to death. But, I am just DONE with him at 'GH'!

STEVE BURTON
Well, if you watched General Hospital live on June 28th, 2017, you probably got the shock of your life! Who knows, maybe Nurse Webber had to start CPR on millions of fans! In a less than 10 second promo, General Hospital revealed that Steve Burton is returning to the 54 year old drama! But, no one knows why he is coming back.

HERE ARE SOME SPECULATIONS:
1. Burton is reprising his role of Jason Morgan full time. This means that Billy Miller would be let go from the show. But, do fans really want Miller gone?

2. Burton is only reprising the role of Jason Morgan for a dream sequence of Sam’s. This would probably make sense considering that Sam is going crazy and dreaming a lot.

3. General Hospital is setting fans up for a Tale of Two Jason’s. This would be similar to The Tale of Two Todd’s on ABC’s now defunct soap opera, One Life To Live. But, really, do we need that storyline to be recycled? Some things are just too great to recapture! 

4. Steve Burton will play a new character.

WITH all this madness going on, every social media is blowing up! Fans are dying to know General Hospital’s every move! But, in this day and age, GH does know how to keep fans on their toes!

SO, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON ALL THE ‘GH’ CRAZINESS? TELL US ALL YOU WANT US TO KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

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  1. GH has just about reached rock bottom. I'm FFing so many scenes now that it takes about 15 minutes to watch the show. Now, if Hayden & Finn are leaving (two characters I do NOT FF) and with Steve Burton coming back, that means I'll be FFing another huge chunk of the show. There isn't going to be enough show left to bother with.
    With the return of Real Jason, Sonny, Carly, et al, we're back to Mob "Hospital" and I have zero interest in that!

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