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Jun 16 2009, 01:21 PM
Jun 16 2009, 01:16 PM
Jun 16 2009, 01:06 PM
Wow! I like him. This is making the budget problems seem like bulllshit though. Crystal and Wally can't be that cheap to get.
Well, Crystal worked for GL so she is used to budget cuts and reduced salaries. Plus, her desire to move back to LA is at play too. I'm sure the cost was not that bad. As for Wally, he's been out of work for awhile and even before that GH basically had him on recurring so I doubt he is commanding a huge salary.

Days is in much better financial shape now. It's doing better in the ratings. It made cuts where it had to. I'm sure they are bringing back people who are willing to accept a certain type of salary only.

Also, I want to touch on brimike's point about Corday's "15 years" comment back in 2007. I believe that was just him frustrated that Steve and Kayla did nothing for the numbers. It still pisses me off because it was an obvious jab at them and it's all the show's fault for botching their return in the first place. Having said that, that comment came on the heels of bringing Judi Evans back as Adrienne (which I guess can be excused as him wanting to bring one of his buddies back on the show) so I knew not to take that seriously. It seemed more out of anger. Besides, he clearly is not interfering or in control right now. Tomlin is making all the calls and the show seems to following a long-term plan now and has been since December. This is the most consistent the show has been in years.
Oh, you'll hear no argument from me, PR. I agree - Tomlin is running the show, and there is a plan. Just making a wise-ass crack at another Corday gaffe. Can't resist. ;)
Understandable LOL.

It drives me mad though that Tomlin brings back characters like Carly and Justin now when there has been so many opportunities over the years to bring them back yet Corday always seemed to go back to the same sort of well of supercouples/popular couples only rather then bringing back characters like this. The problem with only bringing characters back like that back is your so boxed in because most of the fans want Steve with Kayla or Austin with Carrie and so on. This is the first time since the early 90's I see the show making strategic moves with casting. It seems they are making moves with a purpose and not just to say "Look at who we brought back...come home and watch your couple reunite!!" There is clearly more thought behind the moves being made and I give props to Tomlin for that. That is why I like him. he makes a move and sticks to his guns and that is important in a leader.
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