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Dec 6 2012, 01:14 PM
- December 1, 2009
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- General Hospital
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- Days of Our Lives
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- Revenge, True Blood
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I'm not sure Sony is having that much of an influence and even if they did that still doesn't explain why they can't even plan a story for Lucas. Are we really to believe that the 30s something set can't use another 2 women in that bracket when all we have is Nicole and Sami....we have Brady get love interest after love interest, we get Rafe to go from Sami to Carrie, we get Ej's attempts with Nicole and Taylor, but Lucas can't have a love interest? A believable one outside of Sami? WHY? It's not even like they want to chem test.
- Helpless Romantic
- Dec 6 2012, 01:02 PM
- Dec 6 2012, 12:52 PM
- Dec 6 2012, 12:22 PM
While I can understand it, BD's shameless plug tweet is a risky move that could backfire. TPTB don't usually like an actor encouraging fans to lobby the show. No doubt he knows this, so it's curious that he would take that risk. Maybe he's seeing that his days are numbered.
He's lucky to still be on the show, because I fully expected him to get the boot from Tomlin along with the others MarDar brought back. He's the only one besides LR and the DHs who survived. I think the DHs are still around because Sony or someone above GT kept them there. As for LR, who knows? Maybe her name recognition outside the show? In any case, even though she was eased out rather than killed off in the Daysaster, the fact remains that Tomlin eventually got rid of her.
But I think Tomlin kept Lucas around for two main reasons: he's in the right age group and he can be trotted out occasionally to prop up the WilSon or the Ejami stories that Tomlin cares about. As others have pointed out, Tomlin will not use the most talented and veteran actors on the show unless he absolutely has to due to contractual obligations or dictates from higher ups. He's supposedly the darling of TPTB because he saves them money so, who knows, maybe Tomlin gets a bonus for using the cheapest actors and keeping others on the backburner. :shrug:
I wish BD well.
Tomlin just doesn't give a crap for the character, he doesn't like the character period, so he shows his bias by not writing for him. It's too much of a coincidence that the same thing that happened at a time when GT was the Co-EP at Days is happening again (virtually identical) now that he's the Co-HW. I don't think that it's a risky move for Bryan to try to get fan support, many actors have done it and it's worked for some. He actually did it a few years back and it actually sort of worked for him.
Oh and he did try to get work in the acting field after he was let go from Days. But as we all know sometimes finding a job doing something you enjoy isn't easy, it's even harder finding an acting gig.
LuvingLumi SONY is IMO running the show and to me I factor that with how MarDar likely under SONY's order were phasing him out by having Sami run off with EJ during and leading up to the daysaster which was done to put EJ and Sami together, hence the breakup and limited air time. The story is continuing in that direction to the present.
I like to look at it this way. He and Matt Ashford are two very popular actors with large fanbases and their characters can't ever move on from their 'one great love' while the woman moves from one to the other very very easily.....seriously, no attempt is being made with either character and we know what happened to Jack.....I just don't want the same thing to happen to Lucas. I know the best thing to wish for is likely to get TOmlin out of there, but at this stage I just need someone to really stop playing with us fans this way.
On the 2007 thing, Ed Scott might have rested him back then, but he also shifted him onto another female and actually started the story with Chloe and Lucas. Sure they weren't popular and they should have chem tested the actors but Ed Scott was going to go with them and Dena didn't seem to have an issue at first with the pairing....remember it was only after GT took the helm at Days that we started seeing Lucloe go off the rails and all of a sudden in a few weeks Dan was feeling Chloe up and well the end was near at that point.