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PhoenixRising05
Dec 16 2008, 04:56 PM
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Dec 16 2008, 04:47 PM
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Dec 16 2008, 04:37 PM
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Dec 16 2008, 03:20 AM
We will leave you with the wonderful stories of Days like whiny Melanie, Sleazy Dr. Dan, and the Salem mattress that is Chloe because they are clearly going to save this show the way that the vets cannot.
Because there is still so much story to tell for the abovenamed... which I guess is why Dena is rewriting Kristen's fake pregnancy for Nicole lol The storyline possibilities for the younger crowd and the newbies are supposedly endless whereas with the vets TPTB are fresh out of ideas bot because they are not creative but because there are no ideas to be had. I wonder what that says about every other new character who gets recycled storylines :rolleyes:
Just like the elevator sex was a repeat of Roman and Kate several years ago.

They are either fresh out of new ideas or full of bad ones like having Bo now become psychic or having all of the young people swapping partners like sex in the city. What fun! :shrug:
When did Roman and Kate have sex in an elevator? That never happened.

Every show recycles stories, especially soaps that have been on for 40+ years. Even the great head writers repeat stories. You can do that as long as you aren't repeating stories with the same characters and Days is not doing that. That is the big difference. It's very hard to come by an original idea in any form of the entertainment industry.
Because Hollywood tends to recycle the same group of hacks instead of injecting new creative blood. It's not the characters that are stale and played out. It's the pool of writers. Daytime in particular has a horrible institutional bias against promising younger writers.

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Why do you think Hollywood is doing so many sequels to films rather then new, original films?


That's an economic point, not a creative one. Network/studio execs would rather bank on a mediocre but proven formula than roll the dice on more original but (supposedly) riskier material. It's not that the new ideas don't exist. They just aren't being produced.
Edited by Ponz, Dec 16 2008, 05:41 PM.
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