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Nov 3 2013, 11:29 PM
Nov 3 2013, 08:09 PM
But then again I was thinking about it the other day and how quite honestly it would be weird for kids in the millenium generation to realistically expect to go big places with just a dream to steer them. The economy fucking sucks, and kids growing up in this climate are going to be different than kids who grew up in Reagan's 80's.
I think there's some truth in that, but the Reagan economy wasn't awesome to everyone either, and Days in the 80's showed some (soap-ified) down-and-out types. And there are a lot of people out there now who are striving all the more because of the changing economy. There's a way to make compelling characters that are relevant to just about any era, but it's just not happening right now on Days.
It would be nice if the show made some effort to acknowledge class differences among the characters. Gabi, for instance, should be a struggling single-mother who works part time and goes to school (assuming she is even working right now). That should show. She should be worried about how she is going to pay rent, afford diapers, and otherwise afford to raise a kid. It's not like Will is rolling in dough either. That's a major part of being a young parent, but it hasn't been touched on at all.

Meanwhile, wardrobe completely misses the ball on its "executives." Brady and EJ should be wearing $1,000 custom-tailored suits on a regular basis. Meanwhile, Sami was supposedly a cosmetics company executive but looked like she was shopping at Sears. (Does she still have that job now?)

As far as I know, John and Marlena never got the money back that he gave up after the embezzlement. So what is Marlena living on? And I'm totally unclear on the Devereaux's financial situation. When I stopped watching in the early 1990s, Jack had lost most of his money. So I don't get the sense that they are uber-wealthy -- not like the Kiriakis and DiMeras (or I would expect the Donovans to be).
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