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Uncle Jonny
Oct 18 2007, 12:02 PM
IMissAremid
Oct 17 2007, 11:50 PM
Mason AKA Hogan
Oct 17 2007, 10:09 PM
Eh, it's their loss too. They don't know what they're missing!

Well since this all feels like a deja vu from the time when ratings went south what with John getting hurt and disappearing from our screens and with Sami being forced to do something with EJ causing problems for her relationship with Lucas I think anyone who was watching last winter but tuned out has a pretty good idea what they are missing since it already happened. :lol:

^^ You're right to identify the parallels. However, there are some major differences between now and then. The largest being that the stakes are actually important today. Back then, it was just plot plot plot and now it is emotionally-charged, compelling story being told. Second, the supporting cast of characters is on their game, unlike back then when everyone was on auto-pilot. Third, production values have improved to the point where it seems like we're watching cinema when back then an episode of Mighty Morph'n Power Rangers had better production quality.

To say the show is the same is crazy-talk. The show is taking risks and rising to the challenges that its faced with (elimination from all existence). And if nothing else, they are producing the best acted, writen, directed, plotted, and fundamentally compelling version of Days of our Lives in well over 20 years, maybe ever.

There is nothing fundamentally compelling about DAYS right now. In fact everything done is simply PLOT plot PLOT. If this show was trying to deliver emotional drama then the stupid vendetta would not revolve around 3 characters. Everything that happens with the show would not occur just to put Sami and EJ together. EJ would have nothing to do with John's funeral. The episodes revolving John's death would dedicated only (J U S T O N C E) around the veteran cast ONLY and not include any of the dumb fucking young cast that has taken over this fucking show. Other soaps can do it. Apparently DAYS-- with its shit in the toilet ratings can not.
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