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What has happened to Stephano?
Topic Started: Nov 12 2008, 03:48 AM (1,545 Views)
cassie1013


Dena Higley doens't have a clue as to how to write Stefano. He's become an awful caricature of his former self and I'd rather him not be on screen in this incarnation. Seriously, how lame and cheesy is it when Stefano is talking to himself and toasting with a glass of wine? Give me a break! His obsession with knocking women up for "heirs" is also creepy... I want the old Stefano, the REAL villain, not this reformed family man who is kind of bad, kind of good (but we aren't really sure).

I also don't like the fact that both the characters and the audience are in the dark as to his involvement with various crimes. Where's the dramatic irony in that? It seems as if denies association with a gazillion cases, but for all we know, he may as well been responsible. And on top of that, we're expected to believe he calls up some minions to do all his dirty work for him - well, who ARE these people? There's holes all over the place, and the Stefano storyline has lost believability factor. I understand it's supposed to be camp, but the viewers aren't stupid.

I also don't find Stefano that interesting with EJ. I'm not sold enough on their relationship and I find myself wondering where the hell Lexie is half the time. She needs to be in the thick of the DiMera storyline, not on the sidelines. She has great chemistry with the whole family, particularly Stefano... She's the only character that's kept Stefano interesting for me the last couple months (in their limited scenes together). Get Lexie out of the Abe story and get the DiMera one rolling.
Edited by cassie1013, Nov 12 2008, 05:56 AM.
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Nov 12 2008, 09:51 AM
cassie1013
Nov 12 2008, 05:54 AM
Dena Higley doens't have a clue as to how to write Stefano. He's become an awful caricature of his former self and I'd rather him not be on screen in this incarnation. Seriously, how lame and cheesy is it when Stefano is talking to himself and toasting with a glass of wine? Give me a break! His obsession with knocking women up for "heirs" is also creepy... I want the old Stefano, the REAL villain, not this reformed family man who is kind of bad, kind of good (but we aren't really sure).
See, that's the scenes I like the most with Stefano these days (and his scenes with Lexie of course). I love when Stefano sits in his chair drinking and playing chess as he plans something.
I don't disagree, but Higley's scenes of Stefano talking to himself never seem pertinent to any plan! He just seems like a cocky old man, sitting in his huge house in an expensive suit with nothing better to do with himself, lol. There's something stereotypical about the way Higley writes him, as he seems to have no layers whatsoever.

Aside from Lexie, Marlena and Stefano is always GREAT story. I love their chemistry - they easily could have done a Stefano/Kate vs. John/Marlena story. How great would that have been?? But now we're stuck with the Good doctor and Kate's illness, which frankly, is putting me to sleep. I could care less and Kate is one of my all time favorite DAYS characters. I don't even see why she started the Stefano/Kate story if she wasn't planning on heading in that direction.
Edited by cassie1013, Nov 12 2008, 05:28 PM.
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You know what? You're totally right. I just realized it...it's taken me awhile to finally see the flaws in Higley's writing, but now I do. I thought she as "ok" and watchable, but she only works for short periods of time before she gets boring and cookie cutter...
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