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jane1978
Nov 20 2008, 06:22 PM
I think anybody who says DAYS should keep Dee/Drake no matter what needs to watch the show tomorrow, because that perfectly sums up what is the biggest trouble of those extreme expensive characters.

Basically, this sweeps weīve had two murders. One, the Trentīs murder, a story lead by the newbies/non expensive actors. All beats could be played, there was no screentime limitiation and it could culminate dramatically most of this week as it should.

On the other side, Mayorīs murder, story for vets. We see them again tomorrow after a week or so absence (and poor Steve after almost month and half) with no build up. The killer is already on the scene and everything is rushed up beyond reason so it can be dealt with on Monday and the characters will disappear for atleast another week. Why? Because the show cannot afford to use them more. And this was taped even before the latest budget cuts so imagine how limited the story possibilities would be now.

Even if Dee and Drake stayed they would never had any substantial story again due all those restrictions. And keep them as supporting is not only uneconomic but very frustrating for the fans too, because most of them donīt know anything about budget, quaranties, set limitations and I donīt know what else the EP and HW has to deal on daily basis and believes writing for DAYS is just as easy as writing fanfictions.

You make excellent points, Jane. It's very easy for us to rant and rave about our favorites and their stories, screen time, etc., but we don't know what all is involved in running this show. It's got to be very difficult to work around all the constraints they have, and it's a thankless job as well because there's always a fanbase that isn't happy. While I think a lot of mistakes have been made over the years, I do think Corday ultimately wants to keep DAYS on the air, and right now that means some very difficult decisions must be made. There are a lot of jobs on the line--cast, crew, writers, makeup, wardrobe--and that is a very heavy responsibility for the producers. I certainly wouldn't want to be in their shoes right now.
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