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Oct 2 2008, 08:45 PM
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I think Jane already alluded to this. There is another writer involved, and for all we know, he's gradually "elbowing her out" like Higley was allowed to basically replace Sheffer after being the co-headwriter.
- Oct 2 2008, 08:35 PM
I have a problem with Higley. I admit it freely. She ruined OLTL for me, and, for the past six seven months, she's done a great job of ruining Days. There are quite a few things I can put directly at her door that I will never forgive her for. Starting with firing Martha Madison, and on through firing Hogan's excellent dialogue writers to hire her own abysmal ones. And that's not even considering how much I despise her as a human being for using the strike to steal the job in the first place.
As far as general writing goes--her stories were similar enough to what she wrote on OLTL that I find it hard to believe that Scott did much of anything until a few weeks before he was fired. And that period was an improvement.
I agree that the show is better now. But I doubt that it's because Higley's alone. My guess is that the improvements can be laid 100% at the feet of her co-headwriter. I think that it speaks volumes that the first thing Tomlin did was hire him.