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Dec 20 2008, 12:02 PM
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Hope this means the chances of Darin leaving when his contract is up are increasing since Max is a terrible character.
I'll co-sign on that.

Ditto!
I agree Max can go. I stopped watching Days regularly just after the Max/Chelsea blow job scene. That says a lot about how uncomfortable that pairing made me. Since that time both of them just leave me nauseous no matter whom they are paired with.
Jonny, unfortunately, when I think of them, THAT'S what I think of. I can still remember thinking "Damn, they did NOT go there!"
And Max, like Stephanie and EJ, have been all over the place. I think it goes back to changes in regime again. Apparently, some power that be down the line didn't like the race car driver aspect.
There was such wonderful history to be had with Max and Frankie. I honestly don't think Darin is that terrible. There are some actors that should not be put in certain situations. Darin makes a great Max bartender, great buddy, great brother, TERRIBLE uncle. And his character has been sullied by making moves on girls who are family, if not biologically. That's crossing a fine line. First there was Chelsea. Then Mimi was his legal nephew's wife (Shawn being the son of Bo, who is legally Max's brother). Then Stephanie. Unfortunately, I couldn't root for Max and Abby because Abby was turning into such a twit there at the end. Again, potentiality ruined. And they could have worked because there was no legal or blood relation.
Mad Max doesn't work well. I don't think Darin quite caught the subtle nuances of loving and despising a father at the same time. JKJ and Peter Reckell seem to have caught that. Personally, I think Jason Cook did, too (I know quite a few of you aren't fond of him, but I think he did well with playing the pissed-offness towards Bo).
Now, with some coaching, Darin might develop these skills. I'm trying to remember what he was doing during the Ed Scott years. Despite his flaws, Ed Scott apparently played some magic with his directors, who in turn pulled the best out of a lot of the actors.
Is Darin hopeless? No, I don't think so. I think he was put in situations for which he wasn't ready, and I have no idea how he got that Emmy nod.
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