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Aug 24 2009, 06:14 PM
Aug 24 2009, 04:53 PM
Well, you obviously haven't seen the movie "Ransom." ;)

I find the rip-off annoying because it removes whatever suspense might exist. Granted, I'm a spoiler-ho so I generally know what is going to happen. But, I usually don't know exactly how it will happen. In this case, I do. Thus, there is not a tiny bit of suspense in this whole thing. It's all just about waiting for FancyJudgmentalFace to blow up at Bo again. Yay!!
Rip-off, rip-off, rip-off. That's all I hear, seriously. Yes this is like Ransom, and that movie is a remake of another movie also called Ransom, from 1956. And that film was based on a popular episode of "The United States Steel Hour" titled "Fearful Decision," which aired in 1954.

The United States Steel Hour (1954)
Ransom! (1956)
Ransom (1996)
Days of our Lives (2009)

Do you really expect a show that's been on for over 40 years to come up with something original that has never been done before?
Expect? No. Hope? Well that springs eternal I suppose.

In any case, the problem is not that the show didn't do something original in the first place, the problem is that the show didn't do (or certainly hasn't thus far done) anything remotely original with the ripped off material. As I said above, following the other storyline detail for detail makes it lose any sense of suspense for me. There are certainly ways to borrow basic storyline ideas and add new twists to the whole thing. Thus far, the show hasn't done that.

So, I'm going to keep calling it a rip-off because that's exactly what it is. It's not similar, it's a duplicate and that bugs me and so I post about it. If it doesn't bother you, that's fantastic.
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