Viewing Single Post From: Dena, The Killer of Days of Our Lives
Nov 21 2008, 12:55 PM
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- September 15, 2007
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- Days of our Lives
- Nov 21 2008, 10:11 AM
The problem is her writing, if you can even call it that, is atrocious. I've never seen it as character driven. It is event driven. If the character has to be destroyed for her event, she could care less. Character driven implies caring about the character's history and motivations. I never saw that from her.
I'd much rather have a writer who writes coherent decent stories even if they are pure camp and plot than meaningless drivel that you can't even follow.
Truer words were never spoken. Since she's been back I think just about every character has been thrown under the bus for plot purposes. That's not character driven writing, it's plot driven. Let's take a smart person and make them exceedingly stupid for a couple of weeks because that serves the plot. Let's take a character who would never do X, Y, or Z and make sure they do all 3 to serve the plot. And, on top of it, let's make sure we provide NO explanation for why they would do things they would never do and also never mention it again when it's over.
I'm not saying that Higley hasn't written some good character moments along the way. But, those moments are, for me, drastically outweighed by the damage by so many other moments.