I agree with you there is such a lack of direction on this show that it is confusing at best. The acting and directing almost seem hesitant too. Unsure as to how they should play the scene because there is no clear direction. I think that fact that Ali is off promoting and shooting TBL is feeding a lack of direction too.
- Jun 21 2008, 01:20 PM
^That's interesting, Jane. Never thought of that. Good points.
When Shelle were fired, I figured that was Corday's plan. Salvage his beloved Shelle and reunite his beloved Phloe and maybe get Brady back to go on with the triangle again. Then Nicole comes back and we start to see Nicole scheming to marry Philip. That recently got dropped and now she's all about EJ, which is much better, and Philip is falling for Morgan. Let's not forget Chloe was barely on for a long time from like early March to mid-April. There seemed to be no plan for her so I bet there was a conflict with Higley and Corday and Higley trashed Phloe to get Philip/Morgan together. Then she threw Chloe at Lucas to add something to the Lucas/Sami/EJ mess since Nicole wasn't enough to get it going.
Higley's last blog showed she isn't exactly happy so there is some conflict there and it should be expected with Corday. That is why the show goes through periods like it does where stories lack direction and you can literally feel the show not knowing or actually fearing what to do. The show was like that for most of May and the first two weeks of June. Last week was the first week in over a month where I sensed direction in story and more of a flow.
I still get this feeling Corday and Higley are heading for a falling out and that is usually when Corday parts ways with his writers and never goes back to them again. She isn't really doing what he wants to do it seems and there definitely seems like there is a conflict as things move forward and then go two steps back. That didn't happen during the strike but it is happening now and I have this feeling by summer's end she will be gone. Just a gut instinct.