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Jan 16 2009, 04:28 PM
Jan 16 2009, 04:26 PM
Y&R has always been the exception LOL (except under LML).

That show also does things no other shows don't. It has fans that expect great, intelligent drama. Plain and simple. They don't have to worry about fanbases nor do they have an incompetent buffoon of an EP. They have strong leadership and allow their writers to actually write and get their vision across. Makes a big difference when there is no interference and you can just simply write and put out good drama. No one couple has to be together. There is no expectation that you have to have only certain kinds of stories like romance, adventure, etc. That is why Y&R is so successful and why it always will be.
But if there is an exception, then there can be others. What I'm having such a hard time with in your post is that you've made it sound like some sort of "predictability wall" has been hit across the board. I think it's the writers, and if Y&R writers are talented enough to come up with this, then there are undoubtedly other writers out there too who are as well. Unfortunately, none of them are writing for soaps.
They can come up with it because there are no barriers. Most other soaps have barriers whether it's in the form of expectations, fanbases, interference, or what have you.

Hogan tried to inject a little of Y&R into Days and look what happened. Between interference and many fans not embracing it, it never took off and that is a shame because I really think that was the best writing this show had in ages.
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