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Aug 3 2008, 11:29 PM
Aug 2 2008, 06:43 PM
IMO, Days caters too much to the audience. I've seen it time and time again: They start a story and as soon as they get negative response to it, they change it. Then someone else reacts badly and they change it again and it keeps going in a cycle. We don't know what's going to happen from one day to the next.

Or on the other hand you have stories like the princess gina saga that went on and on for years and they never listened to fans about it, and kept on with it till they lost millions of viewers. Then they finally end it and end up having to try to restore the damage.
and as the audience all we can do is react. Some turn the show off for good, never to return, some hang on because they have favourites who they will watch no matter what (because as a general fan of other shows that I have stopped watching I know I wouldn't still be interested in Days if John and Marlena were not still around) and some watch out of habit. I don't think it is as simple as blaming fans. And if they cater to fans so much, how come I'm always waiting for something good to show up on screen. There is always potential at the beginning of stories, but the execution always falls short. It takes a combination of a good story and the right characters/actors in those roles. It's a delicate balance. I just don't think it's as black and white as some would have us believe.
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