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Sep 25 2007, 04:48 PM
- June 14, 2007
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- Sep 25 2007, 04:45 PM
DAYS is a hard show to write for, I think. It still has the same characters and couples it had twenty and thirty years ago. More than other shows, I think. They have a good 10 - 15 vets people obsess over. Pretty everything has been done with them. Writers can't have Marlena having an affair or John doubting his marriage because it's out of character and blah blah. And it's not even really a fanbase issue. It's just a DAYS fan issue in general. And they can't do conventional, social issues because some say "that's not DAYS" and DAYS can't do far out stuff because it already has done far out stuff and it has to push the envelope even further to top itself, and that's too far. DAYS has a lot of fans, and no matter which way the writers go, people are miserable and hate it. People love the Dimera's. People hate the Dimera's. People love the boring, family, Alice/Horton scenes. Some people hate the boring, family Alice/Horton scenes. Some people love Hope and Marlena and these people getting pregnant and having babies well past their 40's, some people hate it and think it's unrealistic. I know you can't please everyone, but I think DAYS has a bigger problem than most shows with it.
Fans love Alice, Maggie, Mickey, Bo, Hope, John, Marlena, Abe, Lexie, Steve, Kayla, Sami, and Lucas. Anything done to them is either not as good as it was or doesn't suit them or fit them.
DAYS is a really hard show to write for. IMO. It's ALWAYS damned if it does, damned if it doesn't.
I loved SSK and Zach's death. But SO MANY people hated them both and thought it was DAYS at its worse. I love the 90's and so many people hated the unbelievability, long storylines, couples being torn apart, and dark gothic style. It's just so hit or miss with DAYS.
I just had to quote this because I couldn't agree more.
I actually feel bad for anyone who gets the HW's job because I know if I had to deal with half the shit that was thrown at me from all areas like the person in that job gets, I would either quit or put myself out of my own misery.