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Dec 27 2012, 12:57 PM
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I have yet to see any "buzz" translate to anything meaningful. I would discount a lot of online feedback because its all about shipping couples now and characters. I used to goto the L&O: SVU board until it became all about shipping Stabler and Benson and some other lessor couples that were not couples and I doubt most people watched SVU for a specific couple. Twiitter and facebook are the same.
- Dec 27 2012, 12:16 PM
- Dec 27 2012, 11:43 AM
I think its just a sign of the times. Negativity seems to permeate everything online these days. And we've all fallen into that mold to an extent.
There was a time when you could have a real discussion on the boards without rampant bias coming into play. That doesn't exist much anymore. And the Sony board is so overly moderated, you can't say anything that isn't at all positive.
While I agree with the general point, in the specific case of Days of Our Lives, it's hard to deny that they've given us reasons to go negative.
I had no intention of being negative about the show when I came back to it for last year's reboot. I believed Meng and was looking forward to them delivering on what they promised. For a few weeks, I was actually able to watch entire episodes and look forward to the next show. But by November, there was a shift. And by January, it was clear they were not going to deliver on those promises. It just continued downhill from there. And when they decided to bring back most of the same people who'd been there before the reboot, well...
My point is that this show is giving too many reasons for people to be negative. Meanwhile, it's not giving any indication that it's even trying to address some fundamental flaws.
Also, I still maintain that the show itself created fanbase wars, and it continues to fan the flames of fanbase wars in the mistaken belief that this will generate "good buzz" and keep people tuned in.
The fact is that TV shows need to use a variety of feedback channels to gauge interest but I'd say the most important are the numbers they get from the network showing who is tuning in and out at 5 minute increments of a show. That to me says more about what the audience is interested in. And while Dannifer seems to be disliked here, there has to be something somewhere that NBC and Days is receiving saying that the audience is interested. What it is, I have no clue. I don't like them and they don't interest me but they must interest someone.