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Oct 20 2007, 01:48 PM
GET EM STEPH!!
- June 14, 2007
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- Days of our Lives
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- Days of our Lives
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- Favorite Primetime Soap Opera of All Time
- Melrose Place
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- 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.
Did you even watch?!
Seriously, because nothing of what you said even happened during John's funeral.
Bro I did watch :). It was painful-- one, yes, because it was the end of an era for DAYS and was emotional and it seems like the show is closing those doors completely; I wasn't talking about John's funeral episodes alone either, I was talking about the whole week. I saw Kayla comforting Belle in the hospital room -- telling her that they can't do anything for John-- it is all palliative-- which was dumb really since anyone who is about to die or is in the process wouldn't be up and talking like he was at all--; and then I saw the scene switch right back to the teen scene; I saw Roman meeting Marlena at the docks on Thursday and then it quickly going to Lucas punching EJ out "don't you interfere with Sami's Stepfather's funeral. Yup that is what John has become-- Sami's Stepfather because everything about the show has somehow come full circle around this orbital character of Sami. I also saw Stefano in the hospital, lollygagging! You would think -- of the many years this man his spent trying to kill John that there would be more of a reaction to it than that.
So yes, I have been watching. :)
Someone that is dying can be up and talking. John's organs were failing. It's perfectly realistic.
Lucas/Sami ended Wednesday's show and that was a mistake, although well-acted, but, other then that, I would argue NO ONE can say this all about Sami. The story was featured but Thursday and Friday featured Sami's story very little. We only had the one scene with Lucas punching EJ. There was nothing else. Friday only had two scenes of Lucas and Sami talking about EJ and that was it. The rest was vets and all about John. Friday was basically all Marlena with Belle and Sami joining her at the end. Stefano's reactions was both one of intrigue but also one of a man admiring a great foe. It was spot on
I know you are down on Days and we can agree to disagree but I honestly have no idea what show you were watching for you to pan this.