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Dec 23 2008, 12:22 AM
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- July 28, 2008
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I do agree the writing is awful. However, I did enjoy new John, as I've always loved changes to him, and I do think their story this year should have been great. I always loved John's backstory with Stefano, but I also like the idea of regular stories too. Much as I love John, I still hate that he isn't really Roman. I guess that's my problem. I've always handled most anything they've done to him except get rid of him, and now him and Marlena.
- Dec 22 2008, 08:14 PM
Ultimately, I don't have a problem with a couple like John and Marlena staying together for the long haul. I would love to see Marlena working with patients, or John as a business executive. I just have trouble with a couple nearing their 60's in action adventure stories and talking about their "soulmate connection." I find nothing interesting in seeing a man presumed dead again, brainwashed again, and then acting like a zombie who needs to be saved by Marlena and her "love." We all like different things, that is what makes the world go around. As a viewer though, it's just hard for me to take John and Marlena seriously anymore because all of the awful stories written for them. I loved Drake as Roman back in the day, and Deidre Hall is Deidre Hall :)
It's just a shame it has gotten to a point where their characters have been made into a joke and written so out of character.
Thanks for the clarification. I'm glad you don't ultimately have it in for all of us old fogeys. :) I don't agree that they are a joke, but I do agree the writers this year made most every story a bad joke, including theirs.