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Apr 22 2013, 11:01 AM
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In addition to the writing changes I think their taping schedule is the worse. They have to plan a story for months on end, tape it and by the time the fans react (negatively or positively) pretty much 4 months of the story is in the can. They can't change any of it if the story bombs and the only thing they can do is come out with interviews by Corday or someone else telling everyone to hold on that it'll get better. that is no way to write a show....
- Apr 22 2013, 10:53 AM
- Apr 22 2013, 10:36 AM
^^and it showed on screen and that is the worse thing....we all saw the story going in one direction and then the shift came and they broke up because Rafe sided with his sister in lieu of Sami...oh, how horrible that was....it was just stupid the way the story shifted and how abruptly it did too. The only good thing about that is that if NBC gets a bug up their ass again about a story shift they'd make it happen equally as quickly.
It totally showed up on-screen. Days' lack of consistency regarding their long-term story direction has sucked for the last few years. All the writing changes, plus seemingly lots of cooks in the kitchen, makes for shifts that seem to come out of nowhere. That's why the only way I can enjoy the show anymore is just to go with the flow. I no longer look for overarching stories of depth that are driven by consistent character development. These stories simply don't seem to exist on this show anymore. If what's on my screen that day/week/month is entertaining to me, then I'm satisfied. If it's not, then I turn it off.