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Apr 7 2012, 06:45 AM
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Apr 6 2012, 08:11 PM
The Alamania stuff has been a disaster for Days. MarDar deserved to get fired just for that and anyone that signed off on it should be out the door with them. I shudder to think what the ratings would be if not for the Will story. I have a feeling the next three months are going to be a nightmare.
Playing devil's advocate - Who's to say Will's story isn't part of the problem? The blame is with the storylines in general, not just with the Alamania one, IMO.

ETA: Something isn't resonating with the GA, and it's impossible to say what or which storyline(s) is to blame, IMO.
Willīs story isnīt really story in the right sense. Itīs more a slowly told character journey and thatīs fine but itīs not strong enough to attract viewers on itīs own. It canīt amazingly work as the "B" or "C" story of the show but there still needs to be something bigger and twisty and chalenging which makes people think "I have to see what happens tomorrow."

I quess Alamainia was supposed to be that story but IMO itīs embarraring, poorly done and without propper concerns from anyone in Salem we have no idea what we should even care. Itīs basically John/Hopeīs 6 weeks trip into past with no consequences for anyone else.

But I'm sure from the show's POV, his journey is the storyline. Part of the audience may not feel that way, but I'd bet the show doesn't. If he were just hanging around being background material and simply a support character, a la Sonny and/or Marlena, then I'd say it isn't a storyline. But because we see this journey taking place on our screens, I can only conclude that yes, we are meant to see it as a storyline.

And I agree wholeheartedly the show needs a must see TV "A" story, because what we have so far, may it be the 30 somethings, the teens, the Vets, the let's revisit the 80s adventures, nothings is working.

ETA: To be more clear in regards to my original comment, I'll just copy/paste a comment I made on another mb:

Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be one storyline that the GA is interested in. It's not just the Alamania SL; it's the Will, EJ/Nicole/Rafe/Sami/Carrie/Austin, Chad/Melanie/Gabi, etc, etc., etc. storylines too. None of them seem to be resonating with the GA.

I know we (as in fans of specific couples, characters, and/or storylines) tend to blame the other storylines for the show's failure, but it's the storylines in general that's the problem.

Edited by badaddiction, Apr 7 2012, 08:14 AM.
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