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|Days4Life||Aug 30 2007, 10:22 AM|
I have a tendency to agree with you. As a fan of DAYS, I wouldn't let Zucker's comments keep me from watching, even if I did believe the end is coming in 2009. I think the #1 reason for the ratings drop is the bad stories and horrible balance we saw from January through April. Fans left in droves and so far haven't come back. I mean...we had one whole episode during that time that was devoted to Nick and Chelsea discussing whether or not she was a virgin. Really riveting stuff. The show was simply bad and didn't even feel like DAYS any more, so a lot of fans tuned out. Until they are confident the show is improving, they won't come back. Some probably NEVER will, but I think that doesn't hold true for everyone. I have friends and my sisters who have told me to let them know whenever the show is good again, and they will tune in. So while Zucker's comments didn't help, I think some people are giving him too much credit. And if the show does jump networks, I think fans can/will follow. People don't watch DAYS just because it's on NBC; who has that kind of network loyalty?
As for the possible demise of John Black, I have mixed feelings. It's always sad to lose a longtime character, but over the last five years I've lost a lot of interest in John. In the 90s he was an important and interesting character; now...I don't care so much. Maybe because he's been rewritten so many times, maybe because he's not had a great story in a long time, maybe because DAYS has several actors who are more talented and more appealing...I don't know the reason, but I don't think I'd miss him much. Yes, if he goes DAYS may lose some of that fervent J/M fanbase, but they are never happy anyway and their negativity does nothing to help the show. The sane, normal fanbase (which I believe is the majority) will probably be sad but will hopefully keep watching anyway and get invested in the rest of the show. Because really, John and Marlena haven't done much since the SSK story anyway. If Drake leaves, it would be sad, though; I have had favorites leave and it was very depressing and upsetting. I hope if this happens Marlena stays and gets a good, emotional story out of it. Her loss would be much worse than John's; however, I do feel that the HUGE impact to DAYS would be if they ever lose Bo and Hope. They have become the heart and soul of DAYS, IMHO.
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