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My point is that the focus on that age group wasn't new in 2009. And no, I don't think they're young enough but regardless, thu were focused on long before 2009. The show was skewing younger in the early 2000s. It wasn't even close to skewing young in 2009.
Your right but the show felt like it was being held back by the vets. 2009 was the first time the show went in a younger, fresh direction in terms of who was at the center of the show and who was dominating the major stories and stuck with it for a long period of time. I think it needs that again BUT it can't make Rafe/Sami/EJ/Nicole what it was in 2009. They can still be frontburner but it's time to start thinking of them the same way Bo/Hope/John/Marlena were thought of in the early 2000's because they can't keep being central to every major story. What Eric83 said is a good point. If they could bring back the Last Blast crew and maybe throw in the returns of characters like Stephanie, Chelsea, and maybe a new legacy male character like Andrew Donovan that would be ideal. You would then have a good young core and wouldn't have to rely on the Sami/Rafe/Nicole/EJ group to dominate.
I don't understand how you can say I'm right and then immediately follow it up with a sentence that completely contradicts what I'm saying.
I said you were right that the show had been focusing on Sami/EJ/Nicole prior to that. Where I disagreed was that it was different once 2009 came on. Yes, those three still got major focus but there was no safety net of the vets. They weren't there. John and Marlena were gone. Bo and Hope were appearing a few times a month. The show basically handed the spotlight over to those three, Rafe,and a host of younger characters and committed to it. They committed to it because there was no safety net in the form of Bo/Hope and John/Marlena. The show made it evident that they were moving on and that had never happened before.
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