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Dec 16 2008, 09:04 AM
Dec 15 2008, 08:06 PM
I have a question for those that think fanbases shouldn't want what they want (meaning a decent story for their couple, and like it or not, for over 20 years Days was a soap for couples (maybe not anymore))..... if you like the show regardless of who is on and what stories are told, why are fanbases a problem? Days had quite a stong audience in the 90's, early 2000's and had vocal fanbases then too.
Fanbases are a given on any show and there will always be those who watch for only certain aspects of any given show, myself included. There are a few shows that I only watch for one component and if that's not there in an episode, I may not watch.

However, fanbases are very complex because even within a fanbase there are conflicting preferences and wants so just who is Corday or any producer supposed to listen to and how is that decision supposed to be made?

What should drive a show is the vision of the writers and producers, not demands from the fans but said writers and producers should be aware of comments being made but don't mistake that as my saying they should do what the viewers are demanding. I've always believed that fans will put up with a lot, even separation for their favs if the story is good but the problem with Days is that the stories aren't good, they are okay but a far cry from what I believe is the show's potential. The show currently lacks vision which is why so many characters have constantly changing personalities and histories. Higley tells her stories but they don't tie into a vision for the show on the much larger picture.

Exactly but how can they with Corday around? How can they get their vision onscreen? No writer has been allowed to do that after their first few months since JER and even he had his vision tossed out 6 months in.

Some think it's easy. They think HW writes story, story gets onscreen and that's it. That hardly ever happens anymore. There are additions and re-writes all the time. Between the network, EP, etc you have many fingers in the proverbial pie, so much so that the writer's ideas end up being less then the ideas of others onscreen.
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