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Days: Weekly Discussion; Week Of 9/15
Topic Started: Sep 15 2008, 11:57 AM (5,094 Views)
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^Yep it was, Kev. As I said, it's not really that big of a surprise as the Fall Previews hinted at Lexie making a life-changing decision for her son. It was done wonderfully IMO. I really like where this Abe/Lexie story is going and the extra touch of Elenore revealing the board ruled in her favor gave the scenes extra weight. Again, loved that Julie, Mickey, and Victor were there.

I also loved the beginning scene where Abe was sitting outside before going inside the house. You could tell he hated quitting but it felt it was necessary. Loved the realistic scenes involving the babysitter and the scenes with Theo were so cute and well done. The way Lexie came home and they celebrated Theo's progress and evaluation and then she revealed what she had done, shocking him and leading to his revealing what he had done. It felt like real life. A real marriage. This is what soaps are about. I felt for Lexie and Abe because that is something a couple would do. It's relatable. The financial struggles I hope continue to be a focus. I liked Abe mentioning he was working on potential job leads and Lexie is still going to be a doctor so that is something. I also liked the Stefano mentions and how foreboding the scenes felt. That is clearly going to stir tension with Abe and Lexie and I have to wonder if this is what Stefano intended. I did like how Theo completing the puzzle kind of brought them back together after that tension-filled moment. Very good scenes indeed and I really hope to see Abe and Lexie continue to be on the frontburner.

I loved Victor taking on Daniel. Good stuff. One thing about Higley is she sure likes to write for John Aniston and she does write Victor well. I also loved him being involved with Kate at the end. LK was very good today and I was glad to see Lucas brought into things. The video chat was just a wonderful idea and kudos to Days for at least using Pinson and Peck's voices. Very nice. I love that Kate has an actual story and now her kids are fussing over her for once. The family scenes were so nice and so fitting of Days. Also liked Lucas and Philip talking about Chloe and finally making peace with each other and I like that Lucas is going back to Titan. I like that everyone is working again and Lucas did need a job and something to tie him into the action. Nice little cliffhanger too with Daniel getting the X-ray.

I liked the Bo, Hope, and Nicole scenes. KA looked fantastic today and I'm glad that Nicole's porn name was her legal name. People have complained about Higley's stories not having long-term repercussions and now this will. Nicole will lose everything and who knows what she will do. Nicole is very similar to Kate so it will be interesting to see what she does. A desperate Nicole could be a dangerous Nicole. Maybe she will do something to hold on to what she has. Then there is EJ and how he will figure into things and if she ends up with him, she will be well off. I usually hate the abuse angle but it fits with the character of Nicole that Trent abused her too and it also fits with who Trent is as well. I'm glad Bope showed compassion with Nicole. Sometimes they get a little into being cops and act like asses but not this time.

I do agree the Max scenes were too much. I thought Darin did an ok acting job but it dragged way too long and I hated the way Caroline, Steve, and Kayla came in. You could've finished this all up in a few scenes by having Caroline already at the Pub and Steve and Kayla there when Stax showed up. Then everyone is there and things don't drag. This is supposed to pick up on Monday and maybe it will be better but it's still dragged too long. The scenes weren't bad but the pace of them stunk. I did like Caroline mentioning Shawn Sr while trying to talk Max down and Melanie encouraging Max to kill Trent was in character. Loved Bo lashing out at Max and Nicole's reaction to everything. Steve's presence and talking to Max about Trent not being worth it carried alot of weight because of his past father issues. I enjoyed Melanie. Burnett continues to shine and she was great with Trent. The end was a bit awkward with Melanie just threatening to kill Trent. Usually you get reaction shots of everyone reacting to something like that but nothing. It felt cut off. The Max/Trent/Melanie stuff still feels like it's being re-written and tweaked. I can't wait until he is gone and this story is in the past. It wasn't a bad story, especially the past month or so and because of Melanie/Nick and the way it has made Max more interesting. However, the Scott/Higley upheaval affected this story way too much and I'm glad the show will be moving on while also using this to lead to an even bigger story.

This was a very good week with the exception of the Monday episode, which was a glorified repeat. This coming Monday looks very good with Lexie/Stefano, Victor/Nicole, and more Trent setup.
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Sep 19 2008, 03:09 PM
What are the Carvers going to do financially now? They have a child with special needs and both just quit their jobs. Not good.

Not good, indeed. They'll probably end up living at the Salem B&B....err....DiMansion. :eyeroll:
Edited by Pearly, Sep 19 2008, 03:22 PM.
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DrewHamilton
Sep 19 2008, 03:09 PM
What are the Carvers going to do financially now? They have a child with special needs and both just quit their jobs. Not good.

As for Rex and Cassie never being mentioned, I think that's a good thing. It was a horrible decision to make them Roman and Kate's children, and it really screwed everything up. Both Roman and Kate have too many children as it is and Rex and Cassie aren't that important to the show's history to need to be mentioned. They were only on the show for 3 years and IMO, their existance ruined a lot so the fact they no longer mention them is a good thing.

When I write scenes in my fan fiction, and I have Roman or Kate mention their children, I never mention the twins. They don't exist to me.
I agree, Drew.

Not only that but Roman and Kate weren't even really close to them and it wasn't like Rex and Cassie embraced the idea of them being their parents. I think Cassie and Roman bonded while on the island and in the castle but that's it. I do recall them being mentioned in Sami's nightmare shortly after John died where he came to her and she was in a morgue and the names of every Brady were read off as being dead. I might be wrong but I think Rex and Cassie were mentioned.

I think what makes it shocking is that Higley is the one that actually wrote them as being Brady's so I think the fact that even she has forgotten them speaks volumes. I don't mind it either. They screwed up big time by not keeping them as Dimera's. They lost all possible story potential when they were made Brady's. Both characters lost their edge.
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Sep 19 2008, 03:16 PM
One thing about Higley is she sure likes to write for John Aniston and she does write Victor well.
I'm sure you will quickly change your mind re: that comment once you've seen Monday's US show. Let's just say he does something extremely out of character. :eyeroll:


....and yes, the :eyeroll: is the emoticon of choice for this week. :smile:
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^ Oh God. I've given up reading the day ahead previews, so I'll find out Monday what you're talking about.
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Pearly
Sep 19 2008, 03:18 PM
DrewHamilton
Sep 19 2008, 03:09 PM
What are the Carvers going to do financially now? They have a child with special needs and both just quit their jobs. Not good.

Not good, indeed. They'll probably end living at the Salem B&B....err....DiMansion. :eyeroll:
I still wonder if Stefano is behind this. He knew Abe was honorable and would not work for a corrupt system. Now Abe is launching his own quest to stop Stefano and it's already causing tension with Lexie because she feels he is worrying too much about Stefano and not about Theo and their family issues. Maybe things will get so bad for Abe and Lexie financially and in their relationship (since Abe is likely going to be obsessed with getting Stefano) that Lexie is drawn to Stefano. Maybe he offers her financial help or something and she slowly ends up back in her father's circle. I can see that and that is why I happen to think Stefano is pulling alot of strings. EJ and Tony turned their backs on him so maybe he still has hope for Lexie and definitely for Theo and is trying to get to her through all this.
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Pearly
Sep 19 2008, 03:21 PM
PhoenixRising05
Sep 19 2008, 03:16 PM
One thing about Higley is she sure likes to write for John Aniston and she does write Victor well.
I'm sure you will quickly change your mind re: that comment once you've seen Monday's US show. Let's just say he does something extremely out of character. :eyeroll:


....and yes, the :eyeroll: is the emoticon of choice for this week. :smile:
I think I already know what your talking about. I still haven't changed my mind.

I haven't watched the whole episode yet so I'll wait but I don't have a problem with it, personally.

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I've not watched the whole episode of Monday yet, but I don't really think Victor is out of character, at least on the scene I think you are talking about. But maybe that's just me. (I feel like I'm speaking in code).

The problem with Max IMO is DB. He just doesn't have much range in spite of them trying to write for him. He does great for comedy and he can do a little romantic stuff. But this rage thing...even when it's utilized better such as he angry over the treatment of his newly discovered sister...falls flat and DB can't do menacing.
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DB is starting AT TIMES to remind me of Cook in that he started out showing signs of range and now has had to play anger and rage for awhile and can't seem to break from that. He's playing some scenes too one-dimensional and I think this story has actually spoiled him a bit. He needs to step back and show some restraint because he does have talent.
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Sep 19 2008, 03:24 PM
I haven't watched the whole episode yet so I'll wait but I don't have a problem with it, personally.

Well, we are all entitled to our opinions. :smile:
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Sep 19 2008, 03:09 PM
As for Rex and Cassie never being mentioned, I think that's a good thing. It was a horrible decision to make them Roman and Kate's children, and it really screwed everything up. Both Roman and Kate have too many children as it is and Rex and Cassie aren't that important to the show's history to need to be mentioned. They were only on the show for 3 years and IMO, their existance ruined a lot so the fact they no longer mention them is a good thing.

When I write scenes in my fan fiction, and I have Roman or Kate mention their children, I never mention the twins. They don't exist to me.
I agree. The writers basically removed them from history when they made them Kate and Roman's kids. Rex and Cassie should have been J&M's kids. Marlena was pregnant when her plane crashed in '87, Stefano took the kids, they turned up 15 years later, end of story. There's a lot that writers can do with that premise without introducing other parents into the mix.

Today's show - haven't watched the whole thing yet, but I agree with the comment that Max's anger is just to set up this little Trent 'whodunit'. (And poor Trent the human punching bag!)

As for the autism storyline with both Abe and Lexie resigning, a friend of mine made a comment which I think is very accurate. She said that this story is being written to fit with the time period when Dena Higley and her family went through this initially. There are fortunately many more resources available to families with children with special needs. Not that the "both parents quit their jobs" scenario couldn't happen, but I'm not sure if it would be as likely to happen today.
Edited by Ellie, Sep 19 2008, 03:38 PM.
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^Indeed you are, Pearly.

Maybe mine will change once I watch tonight. We'll see. Sometimes we all have differing feelings on how a character should be or on how a character should be played in a scene.

It wouldn't be fun if we all agreed. What would we talk about? :laugh:
Edited by PhoenixRising05, Sep 19 2008, 03:37 PM.
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Sep 19 2008, 03:27 PM
I've not watched the whole episode of Monday yet, but I don't really think Victor is out of character, at least on the scene I think you are talking about. But maybe that's just me. (I feel like I'm speaking in code).
PM me Tripp and tell me the scene you watched because you and I usually agree on alot. :smile: I just don't want to ruin the epi for anyone who doesn't watch the Day Ahead.
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Sep 19 2008, 03:37 PM
^Indeed you are, Pearly.

Maybe mine will change once I watch tonight. We'll see. Sometimes we all have differing feelings on how a character should be or on how a character should be played in a scene.

It wouldn't be fun if we all agreed. What would we talk about? :laugh:
Phoenix, PM me on what you've seen so far.
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Sep 19 2008, 03:37 PM
It wouldn't be fun if we all agreed. What would we talk about? :laugh:
Actually I think it's quite fun when you all agree with me! :hypnotize:
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Sep 19 2008, 03:49 PM
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Sep 19 2008, 03:37 PM
It wouldn't be fun if we all agreed. What would we talk about? :laugh:
Actually I think it's quite fun when you all agree with me! :hypnotize:
Really? :laugh:

Well, you and I do usually agree so take that for what it's worth :laugh: .
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^I shall Phoenix.

Pearly I sent you a PM. I realize now I am missing some early Victor scenes so that may be what you are referring to.

I also want to go on record that while I think Victor has been written for a lot, I didn't like him being on Lexie's side in the board meeting. Now I've been gone from the show for several years so maybe there is this solid bond relationship with Victor and Lexie but I somehow doubt it.
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^Well, Lexie did assist Daniel with Victor's care during his stroke and was Philip's doctor as well, I believe. Plus, she approved of Victor's move to bring Daniel in and she had to approve as Bo's doctor. She also gave Daniel a job at the hospital and is very close to Chelsea through Theo so maybe all that factored in. I mean, Victor doesn't really have a reason to hate Lexie and he knows her so if anything he is indifferent to her at worst.
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^Well, she didn't really approve of Daniel initially remember? It took awhile. And she was a little insulted he was brought in. So I'd really like to have seen them play that out.

Or maybe it would have been nice if Victor brought up how he received such good care given he just had a stroke recently while Lexie was CoS.
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Sep 19 2008, 04:17 PM
^Well, she didn't really approve of Daniel initially remember? It took awhile. And she was a little insulted he was brought in. So I'd really like to have seen them play that out.

Or maybe it would have been nice if Victor brought up how he received such good care given he just had a stroke recently while Lexie was CoS.
Oh, yes. Lexie was a bit miffed.

Your right. They should've had Victor mention his care and maybe Philip's. Then again, Daniel rambled on and on there wasn't much time left for anyone else :laugh: .
Edited by PhoenixRising05, Sep 19 2008, 04:19 PM.
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