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Apr 8 2009, 11:44 PM
Apr 8 2009, 07:34 PM
Sheffer replaced several veteran DAYS writers with his ATWT buddies so he's not blameless in this area.

And I don't blame him one bit. A lot of the DAYS writers Hogan got rid of were from Reilly's writing team and they were very amateurish. The writers that had to go probably didn't get Hogan's material well, and Hogan saw that his material wouldn't make it onto the screen the way he wanted it to with those writers. So he brought in his own crew, and I still saw no big problem in the writing. I would say Hogan's writing team gave more nods to the history of the show than any other writing team I have seen thus far, INCLUDING Brash and Cwickly.
Sheffer's "nods" to history were of the superficial "look, we've done our research!" variety. They were inserted into the scripts but seldom integrated into the stories in a meaningful way.

I agree that JER's hacks had to go but others on the team (e.g. Brash, Geier, Milstein) had more extensive history with the show and would've been helpful to Sheffer. Appointing his BFF Meg Kelly as co-HW instead of Beth was a particulary dumb move. As shown by his ATWT and Y&R tenures, Sheffer works best when he has a strong partner who's familiar with the show.
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