- Mar 24, 2004
Over at tvshowsondvd.com they have a link to take ABC's new poll on how you'd like your soaps on dvd released. This got me to thinking about General Hospital. I would love to revisit the Luke and Laura years. I remember watching it after high school in the early '80s. I think the dvd's should start with their first meeting, but what I really want to see is the whole thrilling "Cassadine wants to control the world with his weather machine" storyline, which then leads to Luke and Laura's wedding. I don't think it would be practical to have complete unedited episodes in chronological order from beginning to end--especially with these hour-long daily soaps. That would be a lot of discs, so I'm willing to compromise and have complete storylines but in edited form, and cutting out scenes not affecting the storyline. Most fans of soaps know that these shows usually have 2-3 storylines going on and once. By eliminating those "fillers", they can probably reduce the running time to 20-25 min per episode. So instead of General Hospital: The Complete Seventeeth Season, it would be General Hospital: "The Cassadine Storyline". I know when they first released Dark Shadows on video, they edited the first eight volumes of the Barnabas storyline like this, and it worked well.