Viewing Single Post From: TV Guide: The Days Disaster by Michael Logan
Dec 4 2008, 06:39 PM
- June 14, 2007
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- Days of our Lives
- Favorite Soap Opera of All Time
- Days of our Lives
- Favorite Current Primetime Soap Opera
- Favorite Primetime Soap Opera of All Time
- Melrose Place
The cast. This is an ensemble and that is the way it should be. Soaps don't have one star. They are ensembles. No one character or actor is bigger then the rest. That doesn't mean some have more impact then others but it's a team effort.
- Dec 4 2008, 05:59 PM
- Dec 3 2008, 09:01 PM
- Dec 2 2008, 11:29 PM
- Dec 2 2008, 05:44 PM
Am I the only one almost wishing the show was cancelled? If the result of renewal means trimming the budget by several actors, losing sets and still continued bad ass writing, then I wished everyone could have gotten a happy ending and be done with it.
No you aren't. I think that would have been right thing to do. If the show is in such a financial mess that it had to let the star of the show go, what exactly is their reason for continuing? What show continues once they've done that?! Sure, the remaining cast/crew will get a (smaller) pay check for the next 18 months, but is continuing this charade really worth it?! DAYS was just barely making it as it was. Now with more cuts, it will no doubt only get worse.
I'm just glad that once Deidre and Drake exit, I can finally wash my hands of this show!
I'm sad to see Dee go, but I think it's a little out there to think that Dee is the star of the show, and without her, there isn't any show.
So who is the star?
This mentality that Dee is Days is what bothers me. If anyone IS Days, it's Alice Horton and the Horton family. Losing Alice would be like losing a part of the show's heart. She's been there since the beginning. This show was built on family and tradition, most of which was worked in via Alice and the Horton's and later the Brady's. Dee is important but she has not nor will she ever be the show.
She's important and popular and all that but this show survived without her once and it can again. I feel the decisions that may follow her ouster may be what hurts the show more when you add those to axing her and Drake. That is more concerning to me then simply axing Drake and Dee.