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|esp13||Nov 7 2008, 06:07 PM|
Actually, I'm not forgetting anything. The J&M story is pretty much non-existent at this point and the Brady/Chloe/Lucas stuff hasn't even started yet which is why I didn't mention it. I'm also not forgetting that John's death was a week long story. However, as you yourself point out, it was tied to the Brady/DiMera stuff and included the post-death, Marlena stuff.
But, for the sake of argument, I will concede that we had three storylines last year -- the DiBrady Feud, Shellip, and the Ford Decker storyline. I think I originally said that there were four storylines, because I think the EJ/Sami/Lucas stuff deserves it's own little category, but whatever.
This year we have Babypalooza (EJ/Nicole/Sami/Rafe and, by extension, Lucas and Chloe), Trent murder mystery (Stephanie, Max, Nick, Melanie, Philip, Bo, Hope, Chelsea (to a lesser degree)), Kate's cancer (Daniel, Kate, Philip, Lucas, Chloe), and Abe's political career (Abe, Lexie, Theo). I would say that the one thing that is better now is that the main storylines intersect a lot more. But, in my opinion, there are not "clearly more" storylines than there were last year. As for the Ford stuff, it was prevelant in November because that's when Cordy and Morgan accused Ford (Morgan's attempted rape was on Halloween). And, I distinctly recall it because so many were complaining about how the sorority group was being shoved down our throats.
I don't see how you can say that the show doesn't have "big stories that involve many characters" when the Trent murder mystery involves 8 characters and Babypalooza has 4-6 with one more about to join the fray. That's pretty much how things worked with the DiBrady feud and the Ford storyline.
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on the balance thing. I don't think it's necessarily less balanced than it was last year based on numbers of characters getting semi-decent airtime. But, I don't think it's more balanced and, in terms of character groups, I think it is less balanced. But, I'm sure that's a matter of opinion, like most things.
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