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Dec 2 2008, 09:52 PM
Dec 2 2008, 09:47 PM
That's where I am now. If it were a 'Wagon Train' type of show with J&M, I'd probably stick around and watch even though it wouldn't be the show that I really want. So long as they had good moments at all, I've watched this long. I can't wish it dead if there are Bope, Tanna and other fans that will enjoy it. Right now, I still care because J&M are still on, and I'd like this last bit to be good, but I think after they're gone, I won't care for myself, but I won't wish the show dead.

At the same time, I have some pretty harsh resentment for Corday's mismanagement and Higley's writing, so it would be nice to see karma bite them. Just not at the expense of the actors and crew who are just doing their job.
I just want to make sure that what I'm saying is clear (though we all disagree, which is fine!) - what I'm saying is that I think Bope and Tanna fans won't be enjoying the show in a few months. I'm saying that if the ratings go down to a 0.9 or something like that (again, just hypothetical), then I'd think that Days should have been canceled, because I'd like it to 'go out in style' rather than waste away (though it already may be too late for that). But I do understand what both of you are saying, that even with extremely low ratings, there will still be some people who are enjoying the show.
Ellie, I missed your reply before. I'd like to clarify my comment. If John and Marlena continued on in a 'Wagon Train' type of story, and I still enjoyed the way they were portrayed, even if more of a framework for other stories, then I'd keep watching for the moments that I'd get. So, for that, I wouldn't want to wish Days dead for those who are hoping for stories for their couple(s).

I'd all but given up several times this year already in frustration. Even if J&M were staying, I'd been thinking that I'd rather it just end before everything I loved about them is destroyed. I never quite hit that breaking point because even feeling that way logically, my heart wanted to see them. I'm almost relieved the decision has been taken from my hands even if disappointed at what might have been.

I'm more saying, I can't make that decision of the breaking point for others because people like different things. I feel like we're in agreement though. I hate watching Days die a slow and lingering death. I'm hoping J&M go out well and probably better off if they do.
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