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Oct 6 2009, 01:13 PM
Is it just me or do they keep cutting away from scenes too quickly? When it fades to commercial, it seems so ill-timed and abrupt. We're not getting many of those dramatic "raised eyebrow/soapy reaction" shots before the fade out. The characters will just be talking and all of a sudden it cuts to a Dove commercial, LoL. I don't like it.
Gawd. Soaps have done this for years (Days especiall). Each scene is roughtly 3-5 lines with the first two lines repeating the last two lines of the previous scene the characters were involved in.

John: Mary, are you trying to tell me that Jane is really little Suzi's mother?

Mary: Yes, John, I am. Jane had your baby and then gave it to me to raise.

John: But... but why?

Jane: (Enters) What... what's going on here? (Hold on Jane's confusion as we cut to...)

And then we come back to the scene.

Jane: I asked you what's going on here. Aren't you going to answer me? John? Mary?

John: Mary just told me that you're Suzi's real mother, Jane. Is it true?

Jane: What? Mary, how could you?!

Mary: Jane, you have to believe me. I didn't have a choice. I had to tell the truth.

John: Is it the truth? Jane?

Jane: I... I... (hold on Jane's panicked expression as we cut to...)

Wash, rinse, repeat.
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