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|cassie1013||Oct 21 2009, 09:46 PM|
See, this is where I'm conflicted. Yes, Y&R has (had) stability. Yes, it was above and beyond EVERY other soap in terms of creativity and visual. But the word stability is so suggestive - in terms of the show, Y&R isn't afraid to take risks - they'll kill off a main character and keep going.
DAYS, on the other hand, is much more conservative - they aren't going to kill off Hope tomorrow and mosey on with it. Even though John and Marlena did start to become irrelevant in the past 5 years (I think 10 is pushing it - their big wedding was 10 years ago, and they were still at the top of their game lol), in terms of the bigger picture, I feel John and Marlena are much more important to DAYS and the way in which DAYS preserves it's history versus Y&R's ever-changing canvas.
I don't even know why I'm bothering to compare the situations anyway - continuing, though, DAYS would never consider forever breaking up John and Marlena, but it honestly looked like Y&R was done with Victor and Nikki. As a viewer, I was actually ok with that, because Y&R doesn't live in the past like DAYS does. My point is that these types of risks are what has kept Y&R relevant...and sending these two characters off into the sunset contradicts everything they've done to differentiate from "those other soaps", IMO.
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