I would still put Chad Brannon ahead of at least half of those people on the "Shit Upon by the Crackheads in Charge at GH." Why? At least half the people listed can at least say they still have a job, and their SAG card benefits as members of the GH acting staff (yeah, I know, not exactly a prize, but in Hollywood, sometimes you take the shit you are fed. You just hold your nose while you eat it so you don't have to smell the stench).
Nancy Lee Grahn-employed
I added these. Screwed over because they're vets, but still employed (so far)
I'd say if you asked any of the above, they'd say Chad got screwed over more than them. At least they can get paid and not have to look for another job.
Chad joins this growing list, where he falls on it, is everyone's personal opinion:
Billy Warlock-gone, screwed over
Kin Shriner-going, screwed over
Kristina Milandro-Wagner-gone, screwed over
John Ingle-brought back to recurring, so employed, but still screwed over
Anna Lee-gone, we think, and heartbroken
Genie Francis-gone by her own decision due to hubby's job and Jill's bitchiness
Lane Davies-going, screwed over, basically never given a chance for a decent storyline
Andrea Pearson-screwed over, never given a shot
A few addtions to the list from 2003:
Coltin Scott Martines-screwed over when Guza's hard on came back
Real Andrews-now employed on a much better soap, but still needs more airtime
As far as I'm concerned, being fired because you're too good and are stealing airtime from the Drab Four, which pisses off the egos of the Alpha Two (theory, not proven, but I have no trouble beliving it), when they see your lines longer than their's at fan events, means you were treated like shit. I put Chad toward the top.
One thing I wholeheartedly agree with, lurknomore
, is that unless your name is MB, TB, SB, ALW, and also TC or NL, you have NO CHANCE for a decent story, your character will either be assasinated or disappear without explanation and you can be fired without warning, no matter how strong your fanbase is.
My wish/resolution for GH 2004? To celebrate the firings of Guza, Pratt, Frons and Phelps. Grow some gonads, ABC....DO IT!
Edited by chezhdchick, Jan 2, 2004 @ 11:50 AM.