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|Kyrai||Dec 16 2008, 08:49 AM|
Thank you Hops! I think you get exactly what I'm trying to say.
I have no frustrations with new characters. I'm frustrated with seeing so many opportunities with existing characters that just aren't used. They've isolated John and Marlena all year when their friends should have been a part of this struggle. It's like all that history is just gone. One of my favorite scenes this year was Bo keeping John from killing himself. I've always loved Bo and John. Despite not remembering, John was at the hospital when Bo was at risk. It felt like deep down, John felt that core tie. Then suddenly a switch was thrown, and everyone in town just hated John. After all we went thru, the Hollingsworth story was basically just dropped. The ending was so contrived and unsatisfying. There was so much more it could have been with John/Vic/Phillip/Bo. I wanted to see the Kiriakis family as grey again. Now we have Phillip flirting in the office instead of being a businessman. Where was the 'everything isn't what it seems' angle with John? It was alluded to in spoilers. John told Kayla everything wasn't as it seemed. It just seemed dropped.
We didn't even get a scene for why Caroline hated John. She just glared at him as he ordered food. I have to assume she heard he was a drug dealer and turnd on him. She loved him like a son before this, and he's returned from the dead. Yet, she turns on him, and we don't even get an explanatory scene? She was always one to talk to family. Abe has just always been there for John, Bo, Marlena, everyone, through thick and thin. He's always seen both sides for his friends. He just suddenly disliked him, and we never even see interaction at all. She's upset over the mayor, but wouldn't Lexie be upset over what Stefano did to John? We're finally getting some good Lexie, but we should have had it all year. It's not that I'm upset with what was written. I'm upset with all that hasn't been written that should have been.
Its easy to just say J&M fans are never satisfied, but I think we have so many legitimate issues with this story, but no we're lumped in as crazy fans who want J&M 24/7. Hello!! I want Bo and Hope and Steve and Kayla and Abe and Lexie interacting with J&M. I don't want just J&M. I want a good story for all.
I think I look at stories and think, wouldn't this be great for so and so here. What a great tie-in this is. And the writers write a story for a character and think, who can we hire. It's just frustrating.
Edited by Kyrai, Dec 16 2008, 08:51 AM.
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