I've been watching the scenes with James Franco for the first time. I don't like GH from about 2001-ish on, so I've never watched much from 2001- 2009, though I know some of the storylines vaguely from reading here and there.
So random thoughts-
-I would love to know what James Franco thought of SB's acting ability, or lack thereof. Early on in GH, even in the first couple yrs after the accident, SB had some acting ability, but it's really remarkable how much that has disappeared. It's almost funny watching scene after scene and seeing which of Jason's 3 facial expressions is used. Or maybe there's only two- puzzled/thinking and dismayed/upset. And those two are pretty close. I think the third one is just blank.
-Maxie and Spinelli are so annoying. Spinelli with the nicknames- like I just want to smack him, he's not 10.
-seeing Michael calling Sonny dad is nauseating. I don't care that they vilified AJ, he is AJ's son (right? I think he is) and that whole nonsense with Michael when he was a baby and Carly's bullshit playing who's the daddy and all the fighting over Michael is one of the reasons I don't watch much post 2000.
-one storyline I have no idea about is how on earth did Carly ever get Jax to marry her. Poor Jax, stuck with another mob adjacent woman who thinks Jason is a hero. After Franco kidnaps her, Jax wants to get the cops involved and Carly goes on and on about what a hero Jason is. Blech.
-I like the actress playing Lulu, nice to see the real Lucky all growed up, Dante seems ok. I would possibly get sucked into watching more, but I just can't with Sonny and Jason and Carly, and I even like Sonny pre-Carly. But it got too much.
The Franco storyline itself- it's a little over the top, I guess that's the point, but I will watch all of JF's scenes that I can find. I'm not much interested in his resurrection with RH.