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Dec 4 2008, 11:39 AM
Dec 2 2008, 01:57 PM
Dec 2 2008, 11:05 AM
I would love to see a return to the writing style of the 80's. It's exactly what's missing.
See, thats the thing. This is NOT the 80's. I loved the 80's, but unfortunately, they are over. That writing wouldn't work today, for numerous reasons:

1. Alot of fans of Days, heck alot of fans of Days here, are from the 90's. The JER era. That is the writing that alot of people want now.
2. The 80's style...wouldn't bode well with alot of people IMO. Because the 80's were all about younger characters too for most soaps, and it was just massive camp and supercouples. On OLTL, in the Summer, Ron tried to bring back that huge camp like Mendorra, 1968(like the Eterna story in the 80's), and it was bashed all over. That showed me more than ever that for any soap, the 80's writing wouldn't be well recieved.
3. Take people like Tina Lord on OLTL for example: She was enjoyed by some, but alot felt that Andrea over-acted or acted way too Rebecca-etc, and that Andrea could never come out of the 80's acting style, and Tina wasn't well recieved this time around by alot.
4. No soap, especially Days, has the budget to pull off that 80's writing. The 80's writing included alot of characters, alot of sets, etc etc. Days obviously cannot have that now.
SOD cover is all about how The Young and The Restless went back to those 80's style stories and the success they are having. :tink:
Thats because Y&R never went through a million identity changes like Days did. Days has changed its identity just about every decade. And Y&R never threw out their vets, as far as I know, back then like Days did.
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