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Sep 16 2008, 11:50 PM
^^ Thanks for clarifying. I do agree with you on much of that. However, I still think that Higley is making a mistake in making Nicole (who again, I like) into an infallible character who is the star of the entire show, while the lead characters are all being dumbed down and relegated to supporting roles. I don't see this as a 'fanbase' issue at all (and as we have discussed here many times, I don't agree that whatsoever that fanbases are bad for the show or that members of fanbases are "selfish".) Each viewer has characters they gravitate towards. Some characters are more popular than others, but even so, when virtually every viewer sees his or her favorite character turn into a different person, and when these characters are hardly on, I think it affects the ratings and the show as a whole. Higley is doing just that. Almost every character, except Nicole, has changed during Higley's current run. Characters who were once on most of the time are now in the background. Instead of rotating people in and out gradually as you suggest, Higley has turned the entire show upside down.
Ellie, I'm not saying every fan in a fanbase is "selfish." Some are. I was just generalizing.

I'm afraid I feel like we are watching a different show, particularly right now. Many have said how improved the show has gotten of late. I think the only characters who have changed over Higley's run AT TIMES are Marlena and Sami and right now they are both very much in character IMO. I don't think anyone else has been changed at all. I also think the show is incredibly balanced, especially right now. Just look at the episode counts for this year and the ones for this month are looking to be good. Yes, May and June were a little skewed toward Sami, Lucas, EJ, etc but every other month this year has been very balanced and led by the vets.

As for Higley not doing what I suggested gradually, I won't pin that on her because Corday is probably too afraid to do that the way SOME fans are. It's a shame because if the show did that, they would be alot more better off.
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