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|KMan101||Nov 5 2012, 12:33 PM|
I feel I mostly praised him here in this post, LOL. But, no offense taken! It's a good question.
I have knocked him a bit. I give him credit. If I HAD to pick a few things, they're all just personal nitpicks, I suppose. I do think he needs tighter writing. I think he tries to do too much. Balance could be better (though I can't really blame him completely, with budget/episode guarantees/network interference).
Just little things. I feel he's messy. Things are rushed to a conclusion. I think he writes a decent story overall but he needs someone to reign him in. I think he writes things campy when they shouldn't be. The Elizabeth changing paternity thing was out of left field and he doesn't always bother to explain character motivations.
Again, this is the writer in me really nitpicking. If I sat back, ignored all my qualms and took it for what it is, I will say he's a good writer.
A more hardcore GH fan would have to give you better examples.
I also think he relies far too heavily on the villains, though the last week of OLTL where many of them came back, he wrote that very well.
I guess my frustration is that I want him to be perfect because he's capable but he isn't. LOL.
Also I guess it could be applied to all writers. I just think on some level he gets it on another level he doesn't take the time to 'tell' the story, but no soap does anymore I guess.
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