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Jul 20 2008, 07:39 PM
Jul 20 2008, 07:36 PM
Jul 20 2008, 06:38 PM
Jul 20 2008, 06:34 PM
Have you guys seen the photo of Tamara and Drake?

By the way, the picture is photoshopped, I'm pretty sure. My friend who is a graphic artist saw it and had the same thought. They took a pic of Tamara and a pic of Drake and made it look like she's standing in front of him. I don't think they had a photoshoot together.
Doesn't mean they don't look hot together! And, why should that be such a surprise? Surely, that's not the first time that's happened with any two actors.
I just thought it was interesting that SOD chose not to do a photoshoot for that story.
SOD hardly ever does them anymore for various reasons so that doesn't mean much. Most of their covers in recent years have been photo-shopped and poorly at that.

The pics of Tamara and Drake look great IMO and that pick of her from SOD looks new. I LOVE her hair in that picture.

And about the ratings, they have nor will they ever be an accurate measuring stick, especially now. Many on this board and others will agree on that. In recent times, the ratings tend to reflect more event/action drive storytelling. Blow something up and that will equal an increase. Tell a good story with character development and that will get you a record low. Just look back at the numbers the last few years. They tell that sad story.

Most shows use focus groups now to determine what is working because you have people that ballot stuff on polls and alot of letters from fans aren't helpful at all (especially if you have someone like Terry hanging around) so focus groups seem to be a major measure. The issue there is that many of the people in them have no idea what the hell they are doing. A good example of that is what happened to Dan Gauthier on OLTL. ABC claims he didn't do well with focus groups so they fired him, despite him being pretty well-liked. It's a real mess with Days though because you don't know who to listen to. So many groups want different things and different types of storytelling. It's like I've said before...I don't think I've seen more then 50% of Days fans ever happy with the show since the mid 90's and that does not help and already struggling show.
Edited by PhoenixRising05, Jul 21 2008, 01:37 AM.
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