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|miou07||Sep 25 2007, 04:02 PM|
This is exactly how I feel. I've watched through a lot of sucky storylines. Before participating in the messageboards, I never got wound up about the show. If I didn't like what I was watching, I took a little break, but then would come back to Days to see what was going on. And generally speaking, when I returned, I stuck with the show for a few years. I didn't overanalyze -- I'd just watch with my mom and sister and we'd do our own good natured "dishing" on the show--either saying how great an episode was or laughing at how bad it was. But it always remained fun, no matter what crazy or controversial story appeared onscreen. Back then ratings had no effect on my mood or affection for the show.
But then I discovered the boards. And while on the whole I love visiting them and posting, the negativity spread when a show is having a rough time -- it's infectious and hard to ignore. It's hard to keep a balanced perspective when I read people bashing or blaming characters that I adore and watch for. Or a storyline I personally find good is held up to ridicule. I'm not saying that people don't have a right to their opinion and a right to express it -- they absolutely do. And that's the risk I took when I got into the world of the messageboards -- these things are going to bashed because everyone has his/her own point of view. But opinions, man they sure can get nasty sometimes. Oh well . . . c'est la vie.
Every once in awhile though, I am able to watch the show in the same way I used to. And it's usually when I'm watching with an objective viewer who has never visited a soap website or read a soap mag. They remind me of what this show is -- entertainment not to be taken so seriously.
Oh . . . I just wanted to add--just for the sake of "full disclosure"--I've done my fair share of ranting about Days on the boards. I just can't help it sometimes! :P
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