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Topic Started: Nov 28 2008, 09:09 AM (5,480 Views)
cjknick
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I don't find EJ interesting now - he is a supporting character to Nicole and I don't like it. At least when he was in Sami's orbit he wasn't supporting her character his character was actually driving the storyline somewhat. But with Nicole he is just there ... he is supporting her drama.
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I too am losing interest in any one particular pairing. My other board I frequent used to have multiple posts every day. Some of the posts became quite passionate discussions about who should be with whom but now the board is deathly quiet. I see it as an big indicator that no one else is interested in the story lines either. If anyone was interested they would want to talk about them and no ones talking. :shrug:
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ladyofthelake
Dec 11 2008, 07:01 AM
SpriteEyes
Dec 11 2008, 05:29 AM
koos
Dec 9 2008, 07:42 PM
I donno. I don't want the evil EJ of late 2006-spring 2007, but I want him to be grey. Roger Thorpe grey. Doing bad, bad things, but nothing that isn't redeemable. Make him HUMAN. Soaps can't seem to do that anymore, though. They're either vile, soulless murderers or neutered, whitewashed pussies who revert back when the writers are bored, and so on.
I want him back to bad, not evil, and totally devoted to sAmi.
I honestly think any chance they've had with the majority of the viewers backing EJami again has been seriously damaged. They keep screwing it up with poor writing and poor direction and inconsistency about the feelings of the characters, and if they try to bring them back together, it'll be like the frequent recasting of Shelle to have Shelle just to have that couple................fewer and fewer people will care each time it happens.

Right now, based on boards, there seems to be little support for Sami. It's hard to root for a character to go back to a couple when you're tired of the character. Right now, I just want Sami to go to a cloistered convent.

I do realize there are still people who want EJami...I just think there are a lot more people now who are losing interest. If nothing else, they seem to want a break from Sami. I just don't think they can do it right. IF they go back to EJami, it will probably need to be after a long break from the Sami Shriek Show. Sami offscreen for a while, EJ alone, given time to re-develop the character and KEEP it a certain personality, and re-introduce Sami a little later. But, I also don't think the show has the luxury of time to redo it correctly.

Now, they still can try to salvage EJole somehow. I don't think they will, though, but it's not too late if they woke up. Give it another month or so of stupid decisions, and more people will start to quit caring about EJole, too. Frankly, I think if it weren't for the professionalism and dedication of the two actors involved overcoming this crap, EJole would have sunk as soon as Nicole bought that fake stomach. I realize for some, it has. But, I think AZ and JS's acting is still saving it and making it intriguing. I assume so. I need to watch and find out and FF the other shit. :D
I like AZ and JS. I just really don't like them together romantically. When they were snarky back and forth, they were great, but romantically I don't think they spark. They're kinda boring together to me. It doesn't look natural.

I think Ari can play a heroine type role or the Vivian-like villainous, but of all the unmarried characters, she's the one I'd like the writers to write a good love story for and find an actor she does have great romantic chemistry with (she's good with anybody but why not go for great?). Not to stereotype stories, but she could be the Steve in a Steve/Kayla type of story. I'd love for her to find someone she truly loves who can love her back, and I'd like to see them showing that love, overcoming human mistakes, sacrificing for each other, etc. Maybe I'm too set on a soap being about love, but even during Days' most fanciful plots, I watched for love between characters. Maybe once there is more direction and JS is into it, I could go for Ejole, but they just never really attracted me thus far. I loved them much more when they were friendly antagonists.

This is not a pro-ejami post. I'd rather EJ find someone else too. I used to like Ejami for a multitude of reasons, but I'm so tired of Sami as she is portrayed now. I wish they'd send her offscreen for a bit and let her calm down.
Edited by Kyrai, Dec 11 2008, 12:43 PM.
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My love for Ejami has dimmed a little, but it's still there. One of the biggest reasons I loved them is because they were different. They weren't the 'next (insert supercouple here)' and I no clue where the storyline was headed. I had my hopes and my theories but I didn't KNOW. It was fun to be in the dark. I had to rush home so I could actually watch to see what was going to happen.

Now, I know what's gonna happen long before it happens. I'm watching Elvis Wells DiMera turn into Austin Reed, and that's not a good thing. Sami's reverted to always whining all the time.

And it's not just Ejami, it's everything. Phil and Stephanie? :sleep2: Know where it's going and who's gonna be the bump. Poor old Lucas and Chloe? :sleep2: Know where it's going. Sami and Rafe? :sleep2: Pretty sure where it might go. Steve and Kayla? They'll probably be around to give dating advice. :sleep2: EJ is gonna be played for a fool by both Nicole and Sami. :sleep2:
Edited by SpriteEyes, Dec 13 2008, 08:37 AM.
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Kyrai


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Dec 13 2008, 08:36 AM
My love for Ejami has dimmed a little, but it's still there. One of the biggest reasons I loved them is because they were different. They weren't the 'next (insert supercouple here)' and I no clue where the storyline was headed. I had my hopes and my theories but I didn't KNOW. It was fun to be in the dark. I had to rush home so I could actually watch to see what was going to happen.

Now, I know what's gonna happen long before it happens. I'm watching Elvis Wells DiMera turn into Austin Reed, and that's not a good thing. Sami's reverted to always whining all the time.

And it's not just Ejami, it's everything. Phil and Stephanie? :sleep2: Know where it's going and who's gonna be the bump. Poor old Lucas and Chloe? :sleep2: Know where it's going. Sami and Rafe? :sleep2: Pretty sure where it might go. Steve and Kayla? They'll probably be around to give dating advice. :sleep2: EJ is gonna be played for a fool by both Nicole and Sami. :sleep2:
I used to love Ejami. I remember all those times before we found out who he was and what he was up to. He seemed so gray. I loved that he turned out to be little Elvis. It made sense that he was so evil because he was Stefano's son. I always felt like he had been groomed to be Stefano's bad guy (similar to John being his pawn) and never realized that doing whatever was asked for 'Family' was wrong. I loved that Sami made him think differently. I've always loved the idea of his feelings for her changing him. It's one of my favorite themes. I loved Kayla turning Steve good, and while J&M worked kinda reversed with her finding out he had been Stefano's mercenary, I loved that her love saved him. I never got tired of hearing that from him. I guess I was hoping the same from Sami. I knew Sami was no Marlena, but I liked the idea of her paying for all the evil she'd done and being redeemed herself while redeeming Ej.

I really don't care anymore because I now dislike Sami so much, but it's why I originally did love Ejami. I just don't care about any younger couple anymore.
Edited by Kyrai, Dec 13 2008, 11:08 AM.
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ladyofthelake
Dec 11 2008, 07:01 AM
Now, they still can try to salvage EJole somehow. I don't think they will, though, but it's not too late if they woke up. Give it another month or so of stupid decisions, and more people will start to quit caring about EJole, too. Frankly, I think if it weren't for the professionalism and dedication of the two actors involved overcoming this crap, EJole would have sunk as soon as Nicole bought that fake stomach. I realize for some, it has. But, I think AZ and JS's acting is still saving it and making it intriguing. I assume so. I need to watch and find out and FF the other shit. :D
Yup. the writing is shit, but the attraction to Ejole for me is 1) the actors' chemistry and their exceptional talent and 2) I know how amazing they could be together if the tptb could write them as the powerful, dangerous, and sexy characters/couple that I want to see.
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