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|PhoenixRising05||Feb 6 2009, 01:03 AM|
I think you touched on an excellent point and one that doesn't just apply to returnees but to vets currently on the show as well.
I think for the longest time he counted on veteran presence and big name returns alone to bring in numbers. I think all soaps do, outside of Y&R. I think that is part of the problem. They think the character or actor is enough and don't put enough effort into the story. We've seen this so many times in the last decade. It speaks to the very short-sighted view TPTB at all these shows have adopted. They think about the short-term and not the long-term. It's all about the quick fixes and what can stop the bleeding now and not enough about the long-term. Y&R avoided this for the most part except under LML and Days seems to be getting back to it now but they have a ways to go.
You use people because you have a reason. You bring people back because you have a reason. There needs to be a reason and a story in place or the idea just flops.
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