Here come the Judge!!! General Hospital finally got a judge that is believable!
May 7, 2010 11:48pm CST
Well hey hey for the judge! Finally a judge on a soap that has some reality! We all thought that the judge was going to pardon with communit service, Michael. But he sent him to jail for 5 years and said he'd revoke visiting rights to all his family for the mess they did to the kid and he hopes that Michael will see the errors of his ways while in jail and when he gets out...he hopes Michael will never come back to this miserable family... among other things. He said understands that Michaels actions were munipulated by his miserable stupid family and he should be taken out of their clutches so that he can have a chance at a decent life but at the same time Michael did kill someone and he needs to know that he can't do that and not pay for it, etc. It was great!!! FInally a believable outcome!!! But...as we all know.. no one ever goes to jail for murder for very long. How do you think "the family" will get him out? Will it be Jax that saves him and then he and carly get back together? Or maybe the 3 kids will go to the judge and make a deal. Or how about Sonny "taking out" Judge Carroll and a new judge rescends the jail time for probation? What do you think could, should, might happen to Michael? Since they just replaced the actor...they won't be just writing him out for awhile. Maybe he will do something good in jail and get out early? Boring!!!! I'd like to see the three kids do something that would free Michael to probation and community service.
• United States
18 May 10
Yes, I have to agree with you there...this isn't believable. In the real world, no judge would ever be as real, straight forward and adhere to the law and not let status (theirs or the lawyers or the defendant) effect their decision. No judge in the real world would ask point blank questions, demand a point blank answer, tell the lawyers to shut up and stop turning the court room into a three ring circus, and not be influenced by anyone one or anything and make sure the jury knows what they are supposed to do and make htem stick to it. No, you are right. That wouldn't happen in real life, so no, it is not believable. Sometimes soaps just offer a little bit of "non reality" to entertain the viewers.
• United States
19 May 10
I don't know about that; the judges I have witness in court were not exactly "nice" except one time I was on jury duty. There are plenty of lawyers in "real life" who grandstand and say things they shouldn't but are not necessarily shut down. In real life in real court real people are too bogged down by life most of the time. That hardly makes for good TV though.