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Dec 26 2008, 12:05 PM
Dec 26 2008, 02:24 AM
Dec 25 2008, 02:39 AM
^Drew, I would agree with you if not for the fact that it's a very flirty relationship and that as long as they don't have sex anytime in the next two months, it's not rushed IMO. I think it's reflective of modern times. I think there is a disconnect with the audience if you try to make it too old-fashioned. You don't see people Steph and Philip's age waiting around to kiss or to explore each other before becoming a couple. I'm all for slow builds but I recognize the times and culture we live in. People have short attention spans. Hell, people already want the baby story over with and it's only been going since the last week of November.

The days of slow-building romances and stories are gone. I wish they weren't but they just don't seem to be accepted by the masses anymore. There is always fan fiction though LOL.
I don't think that's true at all. I'm part of the demo that the networks want and I loved how Langan and his team had a slow build up to Shelle and Phloe. I don't like "insta-love".
But, in all fairness, you're one person, and you are someone who is pretty ardent in wanting Philip with someone else. I'm pretty sure Tim was talking about this day and age in general. The more I watch Philip and Stephanie, the more I enjoy their flirty vibe. Although, of course, I'm not part of that all-important demographic. Or am I? I forgot the age range. And he's right. And, of course, Tim didn't mention "demos"; he mentioned the masses, which encompasses all age groups.
But, Tim, in another way, Days doesn't have the luxury of a slow, drawn-out romance, time-wise. So combined with attention spans, this is the way of the world, at least our world.

I'm all for slow builds too but soaps ditched those a long time ago. Over time, we've seen there be less and less time in terms of the "exploration period." I think it's fine to kiss after a month or so but the sex needs to come much later. I think around 6 months is fine but alot depends on how they play everything out It can be less depending on how they approach it. Right now, Philip and Stephanie are nearing 3 months so we'll see. If they continue to get alot of airtime, which they should, then the development can move a bit faster.

I do think they had buildup though. It started in late October and they even had several attempts to kiss before they actually did so. EJ/Nicole also had somewhat of a slow build. I think the worst the show has done this year has been Daniel/Chelsea, Daniel/Kate, and Lucas/Chloe. Now, I ended up liking Daniel/Kate and Lucas/Chloe but the beginnings of those matchups sucked and were forced, thanks to the backstage turmoil, and Daniel/Kate I liked mostly for the chemistry and because it ended Chan. I think the pairings now are being paced nicely.
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