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Apr 22 2009, 04:37 PM
- June 14, 2007
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- Days of our Lives
- Favorite Soap Opera of All Time
- Days of our Lives
- Favorite Current Primetime Soap Opera
- Favorite Primetime Soap Opera of All Time
- Melrose Place
- Apr 22 2009, 03:09 PM
- Apr 22 2009, 11:33 AM
Then that's a pretty fucked up thing for Corday to do to his "friend." Keep her in this high up position and have her name bashed day after day.
Every HW is bashed. It´s a part of the job description. I doubt Higley or anyone else cares as long as the ratings are telling a different story.
As for her position, I love how stabile the writing team is right now so whatever Higley´s influence or job is I hope it will continue. Corday is happy her friend is finally succesfull, Higley is happy the responsibility is not solely on her and Tomlin/Whittesel can fullfill their ideas. Everything comes together wonderfully lately and it really reminds me the union of Langan and JER during his first stint. I really don´t care who is the real HW or if Corday pays Higley for nothing, I just want the show to stay this way and not rocking the boat again.
Btw. I always thought Higley´s main problem last year was the awfull decision to get rid of breakthrough writers and the totall chaos which arised as a result. She was stressed as hell. Now the team seems to be working as a well oiled machine. Deadlines are kept, script are prepared and ready way ahead, taping is on schedule. Maybe she is not as bad as we think, she just needs a firm hand above her. I know I used this argument before but there HAS to be a reason why she stayed as a prominent part of various writing teams for most of last two decades.
I think the fact that Tomlin brought back the breakdown writer position, which was taken away after the strike, really helped (it's definitely less taxing on the head writers and team as a whole) and I also think that they have Higley handling responsibilities similar to that of an associate HW, which is what she basically was for most of her long run with Days. As you said, she was with Days for years through various regimes so she must have got along with someone and impressed enough people to stick around. That is probably why Corday came to like her with her being around for so long.
I just think the current system works well. It seems the whole behind the scenes team is clicking right now and working well as a unit and now that all the cuts and upheaval are in the past, the actors have stepped up, probably because they feel secure in their position with the show. They all seem committed to simply putting on a good show now and you don't sense tension anymore. It's really nice to see and I hope all that continues and that the show continues to thrive as well.