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Jul 26 2008, 10:40 AM
- Jul 25 2008, 12:49 PM
I have no idea where these people come from. I am a J&M fan but I can tell you that the show as a whole was good from October 2007 May 2008. May sweeps and Dena Higley started to play ring around the beds with all of the couples, when she wasn't simply making them disaapear or have infomercials about Midol and Greening. This show is currently awful. The John storyline was at a virtual stand still from Ferbruary to May right up until he was arrested. Payla was in a f/b storyline that abruptly ended in a conflict that caused their fans to be very upset and request and ask for a writing fix. Dan and Chelsea disturb many viewers, not that they don't have a few fans but take a look at the boards. Stax disgust people completely. Once again look around at the many complaints from all fanbases and general fans. I have no idea where Cloe and Lucas came from but they expect us to root for this copuple when there was no build up.
I see a lot of people complain about Days fans being too picky however take a look at the show in January and February and what we have now and the difference in quality stories is what you will see. I watched entire shows during these months which included the sorority s/l, Shelle, Phloe, J&M, Bope, and Payla trying to get pregnant. There was a little something for everyone. What we have now is sex between virtual strangers and I could not follow a single s/l if I was watching because they keep getting turned around every other week.
In May Ej was reformed and in love with Sami. Now he is bad and chasing Nicole.
In May John & Marlena were trying to find a way to deal with each other and their new relationship and now John could not care less about Marlena and she is running around after some stupid disc.
In May Max was an angry genius and now he is looking for a sister he never knew he had (Huh?).
In May we were supposed to believe that Daniel was falling in Love with young Chelsea but now he had a fling with Kate.
If SOD Editors think this is great they don't have a clue because traditional days fans (which I count as one as I have watched since 1986) don't like this BS! That is why we have tuned out because Days has not listened to word we have said to them since our initial displeasure with the s/l's since May.
I had been watching Days non stop since 2006. In mid June, I stopped when it became clear that the direction of not only my favorite storyline, but other stories, had taken a U-turn. I was unable to understand why characters' behavior suddenly shifted. Ed Scott mentioned Days' becoming a character-based soap opera -- I don't see it. I see moving from plot point A to plot point B with no purpose except to have events happen and to upset the apple cart, so to speak. Before, even when the show was bad, I'd still tune in to see my favorite characters. But now, that's not enough because they aren't the characters I fell in love with. I can't watch them without feeling sick to my stomach now. As a result, I won't sit through other stories I have little or no interest in (like I used to) because the one story I was into has vaporized.
To make a long story short, I don't know whether it's Corday, Higley or the janitor, but someone has messed up Days for this viewer beyond repair. I read boards to see what's going on, hoping to see something that will draw me back. Maybe Stefano, but I'm afraid that his character will be destroyed too after no time. Sorry to be such a downer, but I feel as if a show that I had invested a lot of time in has given me the finger.