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|PhoenixRising05||Jul 1 2009, 12:21 PM|
Once again, I take note of the terms "producer" and "writer." Why not just fire Higley since it's clear now even Corday knows what is going on? Tomlin and Whitesell are obviously controlling everything so let's stop pretending, please. He also sort of took a dig at Higley here and also took a dig at the visions story (which means he made a jab at Tomlin and Whitesell since that crap is their MO). Notice the stories he mentioned in regards to Bo and Hope. Open and close ended kidnapping (Ava kidnapping Hope), bad dreams (visions story), and Shawn dies. He basically takes a dig at those stories because they didn't do nothing for the canvas. I can applaud him for that comment. I originally defended Shawn's death but after seeing everything play out in the last year, it was a waste. Sure, Shawn's death set up the Max story and opened up the door for Victor to become more present in Bo's life but what else did it do? The Ava story ended fast. There was nothing that went beyond September. Lame.
Like that he acknowledges playing the Billie card alot. DUH!! What a fucking moron. It took him how many times of playing the Billie card to realize this? And how the hell does he figure that Justin can't be involved in a story with Bo and Hope? Justin used to be a playboy back in the day. If you bring him back divorced from Adrienne, have him return to that. That could be fun and I would love to see him make a play for Hope or Carly and cause conflict with Bo. What Corday means to say is they don't want to give Justin anything worth a damn. I'm sure they just want to avoid another new contract if they can and just play him recurring but still. It's clear they just want him as window dressing. The current regime loves the Kiriakis family so it's kind of like what happened on Hogan when all the Dimera's returned. They just brought someone back for show and not for any reason at all. Just to say they did it. I look forward to seeing him but, again, lame.
It does seem like they at least had an idea in mind when they contacted CC so that is more then they usually do and at least they have time to set this all up right, unlike Steve and Kayla. They also made it known that they wanted her back so I can see them doing better by her then they did Steve and Kayla. Corday wanted them back at the start but then there was one transition after another and I'm sure at some point there was a sense of no longer wanting to write for them because they had never been integrated well enough. With Carly, at least there is no transitions. This regime will be there to handle it all from the start so it will at least be consistent. I'm excited. I've wanted Hope/Bo/Carly since years so I just hope it goes the way I envisioned.
I understand his no one else is viable comment as far as a triangle goes but when the hell was Hope ever torn between two men? She was never really in love with Patrick or Franco so when was Hope ever involved with two men? Christ, get your facts straight Corday. I'm interested in Bo in this triangle but if it were any other one, I probably wouldn't be. I know he said it wasn't about the Emmy but I have to wonder if maybe the Emmy nod is why Bo and Hope are even getting a story. I saw no indication that the show was going to do anything with them beyond what we were getting and all of a sudden Carly is back and they will be back on the frontburner in Fall? It's almost like last year when it was evident that Tony and Anna were goners and going to marry offscreen but Thaoo gets an Emmy nod and all of a sudden they both get brought back. Granted, they didn't get any story or as much attention but I think Emmy nods make Corday feel like he has to showcase the actor nominated, even if it is a little bit.
I would love to know what huge audience CC is bringing from GL. Yes, she is popular and I'm sure she will bring fans but I doubt it will be anything that gets Days above a 2.3 LOL. And what the hell was with the whole comment about Bo saying "Caaarly?" Is he serious? Corday needs to lay off the sauce. My God...if that is one of the main reasons you brought her back, it says so much LOL. Good thing Tomlin is there is all I can say. I like that she comes on with a bang though. That is how a return like that should be. I agree that having another doctor around will be great. I would love Carly to interact with Lexie a bit too.
I talked about Justin already above but I'm really curious about this Daniel/Philip thing. Wonder what that is about. Maybe there is something to the idea that Daniel is more then a Godson to Victor. Hmm...
I know I will no doubt get in trouble for this again but I agree with the whole "that was then, this is now" comment. You do have to move on eventually. Does that mean you should axe vets to do it? No. I just think circumstances came into play and it was easier this way. I just think they no longer wanted to write for them. It was clear they felt forced to write for them rather then just wanting to so I would rather not have them then have something that isn't good because the writers don't like writing for them. That luncheon comment is bad though. Very disrespectful. He should've just left it at we're moving on and that's it.
As some mentioned in the other thread, I have to wonder if maybe he tried to get Dee to come back for the Grace stuff or Steve and/or Kayla back for the Stephanie stuff but they refused. Maybe that is why they left Steve and Kayla in Salem. Maybe he thought he could just bring them back whenever and thought they would be up for that but they refused. He shouldn't be surprised. He treated these people like crap and not to mention MBE was never much for brief returns before she made her big comeback as Kayla. I did feel that maybe this time would be different but since the show treated her like crap I'm sure that didn't help her mindset in that regard.
I think what this means is that while the show has stopping the bleeding and gained viewers, NBC is pushing for more. I'm not sure there is a number in mind as much as they want to make sure the show isn't just going to fall apart again. They want to make sure it's viable consistently and that what the show has done is not a fluke. In that case, Days better make sure it has good stuff going on at the same time as Carly's return and the big baby switch climax because the show will likely get some sort of boost from both but whether they maintain it or build off it will depend on whatever else is going on too. I feel confident the show will survive on NBC at least until 2011. After that, who knows. So much can happen. I think Days is one show with alot of life left in it, as it has showed this year.
It's funny he mentioned the younger stories playing more because there really hasn't been much change in direction. We're in July now and we aren't seeing people like Will or Mia anymore then they we have been and he claims by the end of summer that things will shift again. I know Corday sucks with timelines but the whole show is younger so I don't get the whole shift in direction thing LOL. Really excited about the big climax with the baby switch. They've done so well building that story up so if they execute the end as well as they have the story thus far, it will be amazing. I think we all have our ideas on how Ari will be written out. I'm sure it won't be permanent. Don't know how one gets that idea. The show clearly loves her. I see potential for Bo/Hope/Carly/Dan. I would refer putting Justin in there but SC does have chemistry with KA and I can see him having chemistry with CC. This could work and Daniel is much better away from Chloe. Love his comment about Molly Burnett. She really is great and the character has become even better the way she is being written recently. I love her and Nathan already with what little we've seen of them.
Corday should realize the show is working because, for the most part, he and Higley are not involved. Let's hope that stays that way. I agree with him on Grace's death. That was fantastic work all around.
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