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Jan 17 2013, 06:10 PM
- Elite Member
- October 17, 2011
- Favorite Current Primetime Soap Opera
- The Good Wife
- Favorite Primetime Soap Opera of All Time
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Speaking as one of those people, it was never the day ahead recaps that fueled my discontent and apathy. LOL.
- Jan 17 2013, 02:11 PM
I'm kind of glad that the Day Aheads have ended. While I'm not going to try to claim that I didn't enjoy finding out about certain things a day early (I definitely did, although I will note that I never read anything in the Day Aheads that didn't involve Will and Sonny), I feel like the Day Aheads contributed to the sense of apathy and discontent that a lot of people seemed to feel for the show. I can't speak for those people, but that's how it seemed to me.
Now, people have to actually watch the show each day (or choose not to, of course) -- and they are forced to judge it based on what is actually happening on-screen, as opposed to a textual summary that can be misconstrued and doesn't provide the same emotional resonance. I also think that the play-by-play style of the recent discussion threads has been more fun to read and participate in.
All of that being said, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who provided Day Ahead summaries and/or YouTube clips. I'm not trying to diminish your contributions at all -- they were greatly appreciated. I'm simply looking forward to trying something different for a while, and I think that it will be a positive change for the show.
I just can't make myself watch the show anymore. But I like popping in and reading the snark here. DOOL is lucky to have such loyal and passionate fans. Because on its own merits, the show doesn't deserve to be on the air. IMHO.