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May 13 2013, 11:29 AM
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THANK YOU! I keep saying this. They keep wanting to give all of the 40-50+ somethings the exact same stories they had 25-30 years ago while throwing the 20sometimes into the cast as little more than window dressing. IMO, DAYS has the worst established & weakest "next generation" out of all the soaps.
- May 13 2013, 10:50 AM
- May 13 2013, 10:42 AM
- May 13 2013, 10:00 AM
Neil & Liz were great. they were a great example of an older couple that got utilized in multiple A stories - Reinhart, New Orleans/Island, the drug Cartel... those stories didn't have them featured as THE main characters in the stories, but they were more than just occasional props & sound boards, and they even had their own substories. The writers these days don't do that.
They weren't exactly what I would consider "older couple" back in 1983 though. Loring was 37. And Gallison was 48. So technically, Neil and Liz, back then, are equivalent to, for example, Nicole and Daniel today. I wouldn't really consider either of those characters "old" in anyway shape or form.
Personally, I think that's the category all of the thirtysomethings should be in. They're still all having the stories they had in their twenties.