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|thepadange||Sep 30 2013, 05:42 AM|
I agree with you that they did use John as a plot point and destroyed Jarlena as a couple in the process. The question is did they have to do this for Bristen to exist? I don't think so. They still could have written John and Marlena working together against Bristen all along and become stronger in the end as you are saying. The way they've chosen wasn't definitely the only way to go. There are numerous other ways to create conflicts. I think TPTB care more about saving money and show's ratings as about any of the couples. If they see they could save money by letting one of their main actors off contract and know the ratings won't suffer too much they'll just do it. Brady/ Kristen... who?
BTW I don't agree that they are somehow propping Bristen (Propping is what they do with Danifer every single episode they are on). Sorry, but I don't see writing Kristen as constantly scheeming or planning to leave Brady at the altar for six months or this disgusting Eric/Kristen storyline as propping Bristen. On the contrary, most of the writing choices for them were quite destructive and definitely did no favours for the pairing. The main thing what makes me care about Bristen is this great great chemistry ED and EM share. Writing? Not so much.
I have to agree that the storyline(s) we are talking about focuses mainly on Kristen. She is front and center. I think this could have something to do with how they managed to get ED back. They had an idea to bring back the character but I guess they also had to work it out thoroughly in order to present it to TPTB at Sony. I don't think Sony would have terminated her contract for the s/l like they gave NB when she returned.
Edited by thepadange, Sep 30 2013, 06:13 AM.
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