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|ladyofthelake||Nov 30 2008, 06:00 PM|
But we're talking about soaps in general, not just Days. When you have shows that are 20-30-40+ years old and have episodes on, for the most part, 5 times a week, don't you think ideas are going to start running stale after a while and storylines get repeated or "borrowed"? Even the best, like OLTL (for me) are borrowing from themselves. I can't speak to Y&R because I haven't watched that for years. When I was younger, soaps were the only choice. Now, they're not for most people, who have cable or satellite. Shoot, people can buy their own DVDs of their favorites shows and watch, now. Or, of course, there's also XBox and Wii for entertainment, or the Web. The choices are just staggering.
From your vantage point, it might be the writing, but we're pondering the people who have watched and wandered off. If they got tired of Days' writing, they could tune into other soaps, but many don't. Several posters have commented that many college kids don't watch anymore, and gyms don't have their TVs set to soaps.
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