Mark Lawson - I loved Brody on OLTL. Loved him. But the guy has no reason to be here. The character is incidental to Frank hiring an old buddy from OLTL. That's not acceptable to me, it's insulting. I don't love any character or show that much. Jim dePaiva showing up as a pervy doctor annoyed me too. At least Hillary B. Smith had reasons to appear as Nora. If he'd come on as some Quartermaine kid or a long-lost Webber or Spencer relative you might have a case. And Amanda Setton, another OLTL alum, may have broken the Brook Lynn curse, despite bad story. But Mark Lawson as Rando Boyfriend? No. Gotta go. Along with Howarth and Easton.
I don't care about any of these other dudes. Chase - cute, sure, but he's just a slightly better-acted Nathan to me. Willow and Sasha I cannot distinguish between and both must be destroyed. I have no idea how fans feel about Nelle at this point or what the hell the story even is now.
AFAIC GH shit its last golden chance ten years ago. They had JJ back as Lucky, selling it as a cop. Big time. He made it work for the Lucky he created at age 12 or whatever. You totally believed it, for the first time. He was golden. He had great rapport with DZ as Dante. Those two were the future of the show together, they were Luke and Scorpio all over again. You could still have that; Nashville is gone and in these times both men will need steady work for their families. You center the show around them and PCPD/WSB capers along with romance, you have a chance at a viable future. But that would involve the will for a massive retooling of the show no one there is interested in. Do I need to mention that Vanessa/Brenda might actually be a viable option if Sonny got out of the business and moved into white-collar crime shit? No? I'd still bring Sarah Brown back too, I don't care if she keeps claiming unmarked cars are following her everywhere (she might be right!). Anyway thanks for coming to my TED Talk