Viewing Single Post From: DAYS: 10 Things Hogan Can Do
Sep 24 2007, 09:10 PM
- June 14, 2007
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- Days of our Lives
- Favorite Soap Opera of All Time
- Days of our Lives
- Favorite Current Primetime Soap Opera
- Favorite Primetime Soap Opera of All Time
- Melrose Place
- Sep 24 2007, 08:47 PM
- Sep 24 2007, 03:21 PM
The dialogue is better and so is the whole feel of the show. It's not choppy and the execution is worlds better (ex. the explosion on today's show). The SFX are gone and you are seeing a serious production now.
I should also add that for those having a problem with the incest, it's over tomorrow. Max and Stephanie call it off and it seems it was nothing more then a plot point to make her realize she will love Jeremy no matter what he does.
Now, as to what Hogan can do:
1.) Tell Ken Corday to fuck off and just open his ear to Ed Scott.
2.) Get some people on staff with knowledge of Days.
3.) More romance but not so much that the show becomes too cutesy or happy. There needs to be a balance and sometimes Days is one sided in some things.
4.) Apply history better to stories. It's clear the research is being done but applying it is the key.
5.) Better balance. The young cast should be mixed in with the adults and the adults should be driving most of the episodes.
6.) Continue with the character interactions and family moments. These have been getting better lately.
7.) Kill a major character off just so we can feel some suspense when a life is in danger. I haven't felt much suspense at all since the SSK. The show needs to show that they are willing to take risks so we can have tha aura of unpredictability.
8.) Do a better job of showing what are the A stories and what are the B and C stories. An example of this is how the feud started off the summer being the BIGGEST story and then TTS became the biggest story. It goes back to balance but it also is a writing and execution issue.
9.) Do a better job of showing character reactions and playing all the beats of a story or scene.
10.) This is one of the biggest things....DO NOT LET THE FANBASES DICTATE EVERY AREA OF THE SHOW!! Go with what produces the best drama and what you feel is best for the show. Go with the compelling story and stick to it. No more waffling and no mote re-writes. This goes for everyone at Days. Have the balls to stick to something for once and not cave to the fanbases.
That is all I can think of.
Phoenix, I agree with most of what you said, but I just want to ask a few questions about some of the things you said.
How would you feel about the major character being killed off if it was Marlena, or Hope or Bo? Do you really want a major character killed off, or do you just want John and Drake Hogestyn written off the show?
I was just wondering.
Well, I do want John written off both because of Drake and because I feel the character of John is holding Marlena back but, even without my thinking all that, I think Days needs to kill off someone big.
The show made a mockery of death for so long that I think they need to take a risk to up the suspense. If they do it, I think they need to try as hard as they can to keep it a secret so that it shocks people. That will give people the feeling again that anything can happen and that death can be final. It will give fans that edge of your seat feeling that has been missing for so long. I hate that they have to do get rid of someone big but I think it's the only way to create an aura of tension.
As bad as the SSK turned out to be, you had that feeling in that story. No one knew what was going to happen and major characters were killed. Risks were being taken and there was finality and an effect with each death. I don't want mass murder again but I want that feeling and intensity back and someone big going is the only way it will happen in my view. It doesn't even have to be John. It can be someone like Roman or Victor or whatever. Just a name character so that we can look back and call it a memorable moment and also can start having that feeling of suspense again.