ABC’s General Hospital, which won the Outstanding Soap Emmy, is offering further proof of its adeptness at tackling important social issues: Two popular characters, young lovers Robin and Stone (Kimberly McCullough and Michael Sutton), are faced with AIDS. The few other soaps to deal with HIV have copped out by giving the disease to characters to whom viewers were not emotionally attached. GH execs won’t reveal the prognosis for Robin and Stone, but Sutton says, ”We’re playing Romeo and Juliet for the ’90s.” And we know what happened to them. Still, the show promises a story that, as it plays out through November, will be more educational than downbeat. Executive producer Wendy Riche says, ”We’re going to show the audience that knowledge [about AIDS] is power.”
Posted June 2 1995 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Casting Net: Jason Isaacs to play villain in Gore Verbinski's horror flick 'A Cure for Wellness'
- 'Stitchers' react: Ambitious premise loses its thread
- Jay Rock shares introspective 'Money Trees Deuce'
- 'Entourage' becomes next victim of 'Honest Trailers' treatment
- 'Paper Towns' trailer sets up the mystery of Margo
- Twisted Sister documentary acquired by Music Box Films
- Gillian Anderson-led 'Streetcar Named Desire' coming to New York