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Michael Fairman's Best and Worst in Soaps for 2014
Rosebud
Dec 31 2014, 04:11 PM
thepadange
Dec 31 2014, 02:55 PM
Mason
Dec 31 2014, 02:41 PM
Mitchapalooza
Dec 31 2014, 02:37 PM

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She wasn't. But I wouldn't say that there was anything "brilliant" about her performances during those 3 or 4 months. That's definitely a case of hyperbole. And this is coming, obviously, from someone who likes ED a great deal.
I think, the writing simply wasn't there for her performances to be brilliant. I mean,Kristen/Daniel/truck (ugh!), what can you do with the material like that? Emmy worthy performance?
If you tuned in and just fell in love with the chemistry you saw between Kristen (ED) and Daniel (SC) you might not have cared about the shitty writing and found her performance brilliant.
If I only......., I really would have enjoyed those 3weeks I actually hated. It didn't happen though. Unfortunately. For me. Some people did (fall in love with their chemistry), I read it on SOC :).

Speaking more seriously (not that I wasn't serious before), chemistry not always means brilliant performances, though.

Michael Fairman's Best and Worst in Soaps for 2014
lysie
Dec 31 2014, 03:43 PM
thepadange
Dec 31 2014, 03:39 PM
lysie
Dec 31 2014, 03:17 PM
thepadange
Dec 31 2014, 02:46 PM

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I didn't say anything about it being right or wrong. It doesn't make sense.


And ED may not have been the problem but she didn't exactly turn to shit to gold either. It's just funny that everyone is so afraid to admit her mere presence didn't make the show perfect.
Right/wrong comment wasn't addressed to you in particular. And soaps are full of nonsence of different kind. I don't think, they'll work if fully grounded in common sense. It's just different people can accept/tolerate different kinds of nonsence, I guess.

THAT shit to gold? Who could? Given her personal circumstances, it worked quite well and definitely didn't hurt the show's "quality" in general.
I understand that other couples also don't make sense. I don't think anything about bristen made sense. It doesnt work from either character's perspective. :shrug:

Right...but see...they all claimed a year ago that all that was needed was her mere presence. So it's funny to see them proven wrong and struggling to admit it. I'm not disagreeing that the writing sucked or that she didn't get material (I have a whole other issue with that), but the soap press doesn't treat any other actor I can think of with the kid gloves they use with ED...and it's weird because they certainly havent always done that.
I definitely have no idea why soap columnists write whatever they write but I kinda would have done the same. IMO ED's 2012-2013 stint was one of the best things that happened to Days in that period of time. I had a feeling her s/l would have been interesting enough for the next year as well (that's if she had stayed on a permanent basis). It looked like Tomsell were able and willing to write for the character. What happened was that they only got her for those 3 months and it isn't the same. The current writing team can't write short arcs well. Some other shorter stints (eg. Chloe's return) show the pattern. ED's last stint wasn't great but it wasn't worse than the show in general. It wasn't the actress's fault that it wasn't as good as some people might have expected. So I kinda understand why columnists are rather shy with critics.

Michael Fairman's Best and Worst in Soaps for 2014
granolagirl
Dec 31 2014, 03:29 PM
The soap press is so weird about her.
What do you mean? That they are afraid to criticize her or what?

Michael Fairman's Best and Worst in Soaps for 2014
lysie
Dec 31 2014, 03:17 PM
thepadange
Dec 31 2014, 02:46 PM
lysie
Dec 31 2014, 02:04 PM
Mason
Dec 31 2014, 01:54 PM

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Agreed. The Bristen part being the most nonsensical imo. And the ericole/Kristen stuff only being good when we didn't know how it was going to play out.
Bristen was what soaps typically do to create drama, eg.sister's husband/boyfriend, boyfriend's father/brother, girfriend's mother/sister/grandmother, stepfather, stepdaughter etc. etc etc. I won't mention rape victims and rapists or baby kidnappers and their victims (and it's not only about Days). It might be nonsensical but that's what soaps do and always have done. I, personally, don't care if the pairing is "wrong" (Bristen) or right (Daniffer), I either see the chemistry (and it happens not very often for me) or not. I did see great chemistry between EM and ED and became a huge Bristen fan. It's as simple as that or as difficult as that (because it happens 1-2 times in a decade for me lol.).
I didn't say anything about it being right or wrong. It doesn't make sense.


And ED may not have been the problem but she didn't exactly turn to shit to gold either. It's just funny that everyone is so afraid to admit her mere presence didn't make the show perfect.
Right/wrong comment wasn't addressed to you in particular. And soaps are full of nonsence of different kind. I don't think, they'll work if fully grounded in common sense. It's just different people can accept/tolerate different kinds of nonsence, I guess.

THAT shit to gold? Who could? Given her personal circumstances, it worked quite well and definitely didn't hurt the show's "quality" in general.

Social Media Posts, Week of December 29th
Supergirlx2
Dec 31 2014, 03:16 PM
mollydollyy: Fantastic scenes mr @ericmartsolf 👌😊 surprised Brady was able to understand Melanie talking a million miles an hour!
https://twitter.com/mollydollyy/status/550384541647798274
Is it about 31st or about some scenes that will air in 5 months?
Well, I dislike Trady, but Brelanie is much much worse.

Michael Fairman's Best and Worst in Soaps for 2014
Mitchapalooza
Dec 31 2014, 02:36 PM
lysie
Dec 31 2014, 11:39 AM
Mitchapalooza
Dec 31 2014, 11:38 AM
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COUPLE THAT NO MATTER WHAT THE WRITERS THREW IN THE STORY TO MAKE THEM INTERESTING Ö JUST WERENíT

Jennifer and Daniel Ė Days of our Lives Ė A psycho named Liam, Kristen issues, sons and daughters, no matter what the writers try to do to make the viewers invest in this couple, it just didnít work. Dannifer is over, and fans are rejoicing!


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You have a lot more confidence in that than I do. I see no reason to believe they're anymore over now than they were the last 37 times.
Oh I agree - I know they are not over...but having Dannifer be put on blast by another soap media is a WIN for me (and all fans)....it only amplifies how shitty they truly are.
I can see a problem there. Your signature might become too long, lol.

Update on National Enquirer for all soaps
It's so weird. Why do they even bother to list them?

Michael Fairman's Best and Worst in Soaps for 2014
Mason
Dec 31 2014, 02:41 PM
Mitchapalooza
Dec 31 2014, 02:37 PM
granolagirl
Dec 31 2014, 01:41 PM
mickey9928
Dec 30 2014, 11:52 PM
Even Kristenís return this time didnít quite play out as strong as we had hoped, no fault to Eileen Davidsonís (Kristen) always brilliant star turn.
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Well he is right...ED was not the weak point of the 2nd return.
She wasn't. But I wouldn't say that there was anything "brilliant" about her performances during those 3 or 4 months. That's definitely a case of hyperbole. And this is coming, obviously, from someone who likes ED a great deal.
I think, the writing simply wasn't there for her performances to be brilliant. I mean,Kristen/Daniel/truck (ugh!), what can you do with the material like that? Emmy worthy performance?

Michael Fairman's Best and Worst in Soaps for 2014
lysie
Dec 31 2014, 02:04 PM
Mason
Dec 31 2014, 01:54 PM
thepadange
Dec 31 2014, 01:46 PM
DesignatedShelley
Dec 31 2014, 01:07 PM

Quoting limited to 4 levels deep
Well, it was Kristen's return in 2012 that got me hooked (again) and I really enjoyed her story through 2013. It was quite unexpected for me because I wasn't a fan of this character from 90s, so no nostalgy or sentiments there. They just got me with the story and character. Of course, it didn't hurt that I liked ED's approach to the character and I also loved Bristen as a pairing because of the chemistry ED and EM had/have. Other than that? There wasn't much but it was enough for me to feel entertained in 2013. Nick's s/l, maybe?


I honestly think that, if you only took Kristen (and Eric/Nicole) out of the equation and left everything else that happened the way that it was, 2013 would be more widely considered garbage. (Of course, I think it was crap even with them, but...)
Agreed. The Bristen part being the most nonsensical imo. And the ericole/Kristen stuff only being good when we didn't know how it was going to play out.
Bristen was what soaps typically do to create drama, eg.sister's husband/boyfriend, boyfriend's father/brother, girfriend's mother/sister/grandmother, stepfather, stepdaughter etc. etc etc. I won't mention rape victims and rapists or baby kidnappers and their victims (and it's not only about Days). It might be nonsensical but that's what soaps do and always have done. I, personally, don't care if the pairing is "wrong" (Bristen) or right (Daniffer), I either see the chemistry (and it happens not very often for me) or not. I did see great chemistry between EM and ED and became a huge Bristen fan. It's as simple as that or as difficult as that (because it happens 1-2 times in a decade for me lol.).

Michael Fairman's Best and Worst in Soaps for 2014
Mason
Dec 31 2014, 01:54 PM
thepadange
Dec 31 2014, 01:46 PM
DesignatedShelley
Dec 31 2014, 01:07 PM
thepadange
Dec 31 2014, 12:29 PM
IMHO Days was much better in 2013 than it is now ( since February 2014). It was not only watchable, it was enjoyable, now it simply hurts to watch.
What are the differences, for you?
Well, it was Kristen's return in 2012 that got me hooked (again) and I really enjoyed her story through 2013. It was quite unexpected for me because I wasn't a fan of this character from 90s, so no nostalgy or sentiments there. They just got me with the story and character. Of course, it didn't hurt that I liked ED's approach to the character and I also loved Bristen as a pairing because of the chemistry ED and EM had/have. Other than that? There wasn't much but it was enough for me to feel entertained in 2013. Nick's s/l, maybe?


I honestly think that, if you only took Kristen (and Eric/Nicole) out of the equation and left everything else that happened the way that it was, 2013 would be more widely considered garbage. (Of course, I think it was crap even with them, but...)
I agree. And I can understand why people who didn't like the s/ls you mentioned didn't see anything worth watching in 2013.

Social Media Posts, Week of December 29th
nananana7
Dec 31 2014, 01:22 PM
Jen Lilley gets two-album recording deal with Capitol Records
http://soapcentral.com/days/news/2014/1231-lilley_capitol.php
Impressive. Congratulations to JL.

Michael Fairman's Best and Worst in Soaps for 2014
DesignatedShelley
Dec 31 2014, 01:07 PM
thepadange
Dec 31 2014, 12:29 PM
IMHO Days was much better in 2013 than it is now ( since February 2014). It was not only watchable, it was enjoyable, now it simply hurts to watch.
What are the differences, for you?
Well, it was Kristen's return in 2012 that got me hooked (again) and I really enjoyed her story through 2013. It was quite unexpected for me because I wasn't a fan of this character from 90s, so no nostalgy or sentiments there. They just got me with the story and character. Of course, it didn't hurt that I liked ED's approach to the character and I also loved Bristen as a pairing because of the chemistry ED and EM had/have. Other than that? There wasn't much but it was enough for me to feel entertained in 2013. Nick's s/l, maybe?



Michael Fairman's Best and Worst in Soaps for 2014
IMHO Days was much better in 2013 than it is now ( since February 2014). It was not only watchable, it was enjoyable, now it simply hurts to watch.

Michael Fairman's Best and Worst in Soaps for 2014
I guess I'm missing something but I don't get that "millennium gals" thing/problem. Wasn't it (millennials) in the casting call for red carpet hosts?

SOD: 2015 Previews
Yoryla
Dec 26 2014, 05:55 PM
This is the BIG Disaster Storyline Talked about in the Daytime Confidential Blind Items. So it will be an earthquake, or a tornado, or a big storm, or something like that.
JG tweeted that the disaster s/l will happen soon. So it's most likely not about Days (at least not for the 50th). Maybe Y&R under Pratt as most people suspect.

SOD: 2015 Previews
Lovejm
Dec 26 2014, 04:30 PM
No1_ILoveLucyFan
Dec 26 2014, 04:28 PM
I just wonder - since they're catering to the younger demographics - if Corday was instructed by his corporate overlords to NOT mention John & Marlena...I can't imagine they brought him back again just to ship him off and/or backburner them both...cause that's grounds for moving to Port Charles PERMANENTLY for this viewer.
I think their big story will be the Kristen baby thing and they didn't want to get into that in the preview. I bet J&M are happy and together by then. They are on the cover so there must be more info we haven't read yet.
I had the same thoughts. I don't think they will solve that story during the next Kristen return for May sweeps. I think it might be just that they (Brady, Theresa or whoever) realize there's a baby and start looking for her and the story with other s/ls culminates on their 50th.

Michael Fairman's Best and Worst in Soaps for 2014
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Is he really more overused than Daniel??? Is that even possible???

I don't think he is. At least he isn't featured in every story.

Michael Fairman's Best and Worst in Soaps for 2014
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I don't watch Y&R very often but was the writing really worse than Days??? :shrug:

It's hard to answer. First half of the year Y&R was as boring as Days now is IMO.

Michael Fairman's Best and Worst in Soaps for 2014
A little too much Ejami centered but I agree with most of his choices for Days, Y&R and GH (not watching B&B).

Social Media Posts, Week of December 29th
stormymac
Dec 29 2014, 04:46 PM
boogie
Dec 29 2014, 03:08 PM
maybe i read the tweet wrong it was from the A place that's not reputable lady i was about to loose it. I dnt have a problem with the other 3 but, MB can not act her way out of a paper bag
Her tweet was that she hopes that Days has given Billy, Christopher, Melissa (Archer), and Molly long contracts.
Why is that even of importance? Yes, all of them have contracts but it's not that the show can't fire them if they want.