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Mar 14 2009, 11:08 PM
How did I know you'd respond? :smile:

Without the clip of J&M kissing on the desk, that promo leaves the viewer just as confused.
I completely disagree - the V/O says that they betrayed her husband, and they show Roman's face. I think it explains everything. People watching know what kissing can lead to... I don't think they needed to show the desk, and either way, they probably couldn't if the promo aired in a different timeslot.

Also, it tells you nothing about what the week in focus is about. It shows stuff that already happened building to that with J&M discussing what is happening but it's not exactly highly detailed for the viewer.
Right, that is exactly my point. It should 'tease' the week in focus, but not give it away.

The viewer would never guess that the affair produced Belle based on this promo.
That didn't come into play until a few weeks later. The reveal was done in two parts: First, Roman found out about J&M's affair, then a few weeks later, he (and J&M) found out about Belle.

Stefano just appears and the announcer implies he knows the secret but how would a new viewer know what exactly he knows?
Because the V/O tells the viewer that he found out, so the viewer knows that Stefano knows about J&M.

The same questions you have about the Tony/Nicole promo is the same questions many fans who don't watch would have about the J&M promo you posted.
I don't think so - I think I explained the differences in my previous post (but maybe I don't understand what you're saying.) The Tony/Nicole promo fills viewers in on the current week's events. The Stefano/Marlena promo makes viewers want to watch the current week.

when Days does that presently in their promos people bitch that the promos don't have enough new content in them.
I do see what you're saying about this, though I think in a well-constructed promo, the issue goes away some. This 30 second promo is 15 seconds of older footage, 15 seconds of new. The ones nowadays which contain older footage seems to have about 25 seconds old/5 seconds new.

I also doubt the show has the money to put as much effort as they used to in the promos. Yes, they need to be longer and a bit better but they can't be highly stylized anymore. It's just not possible the way NBC is right now.
Probably true, but imo they can do better with the resources (financial or otherwise) that they have.

That J&M promo you posted, to me, is nothing but rehash and is even worse then the Tony/Nicole promo, which at least focuses on this week and gives you an idea of something big going on with Nicole's story.
Well, as I explained, I completely disagree. Nothing new for us, right? :smile:
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