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|Drew||Jul 26 2008, 07:08 PM|
I think if they're anything like me, it'll take alot to bring the old viewers back, and make them willing to trust this show again. The show's been in such an awful uneven slump since 1999.
The Langan era was mostly awful. It had its highlights, mainly the direction the Reed/Roberts/Kiriakis & Sami stories. But by 2001 everything on air was horrible and Corday let it go on for way too long before acting, and removing him.
Cwikly & Brash were a breath of fresh air, ratings jumped back up, critical buzz was high, and fans were enjoying it - and Corday shot them down after only a year.
Then the whole debacle that was 2003-2006 .... I dont care what kind of contract James Reilly had with the show(obviously it wasnt the unbreakable kind...), he was driving it completely into the ground and it never should have been allowed to go on as long as it did. It did so much damage to the show that it has still never recovered from.
I know I'm in a minority when I say I enjoyed Hogan Sheffer, especially when he was hitting his stride under Ed Scott just before the strike, but it brought back a sense of realism to Salem, characters finally felt 3D for the first time in ages.
But its all been one big hampster wheel of crap mixed with bright spots these last few years, with more of the crap than of the bright. It'll take alot to bring people back IMO.
Edited by Drew, Jul 26 2008, 07:11 PM.
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