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New Ed Scott Interview!; Did he save "Days of Our Lives?"
Topic Started: Jun 23 2009, 03:15 PM (3,948 Views)
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As much as I like the general direction of the show right now, I'd kill for Scott's production values. And a class act to boot.
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Jun 23 2009, 03:20 PM
Kenny
Jun 23 2009, 03:15 PM
“My time at Days was the best of my career,” he says.
Wow, that's a strong statement. Ken must have sent a really nice plant.
rofl. thats funny. he probably did, or he sent them huge boxes of chocolates
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Respect for the audience?Corday/Higley lack in that department.
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Awww! Thats so sweet! I'm really glad that, despite the whole scandal, he was given an interview because truthfully he DOES deserve that....I mean, the majority(except for maybe a few like Blake Berris?) of nominations were under his reign, so again he really deserved it, and he seems like a class act indeed.

Now as for the ratings rising because of Ed? Well honestly, the majority of that has happened while Tomlin was here, so I can't give Ed credit for that...but this is not the time to get in to Scott vs. Tomlin.

Scott also did have very good producing values...but I still think that during 2008 he got the lighting way too dark. :P
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Jun 24 2009, 02:06 AM


The plane crash sequence was excellent, but a lot of younger viewers like myself were turned off by his treatment of Philip & Chloe and especially throwing Chloe into a "romance" with Lucas while ignoring her history with Brady.



Was that Ed Scott? It seems like Higley to me. Especially since the whole Dr. Dan thing. Brady is around. If Higley wanted to do some justice, the actors are there.
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Dreaming of a Melanie-free Days

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Jun 24 2009, 10:58 AM
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Jun 24 2009, 02:06 AM


The plane crash sequence was excellent, but a lot of younger viewers like myself were turned off by his treatment of Philip & Chloe and especially throwing Chloe into a "romance" with Lucas while ignoring her history with Brady.



Was that Ed Scott? It seems like Higley to me. Especially since the whole Dr. Dan thing. Brady is around. If Higley wanted to do some justice, the actors are there.
Actually, there was initially some good Philip/Chloe stuff during the plane crash. It wasn't until somebody started pushing Philip and Morgan that Chloe was thrown towards Lucas. Given that KR was fired shortly after Ed Scott was, it seems clear to me that Scott was the one who wanted Renton featured in a front-burner romance. As to why they didn't revisit Broe, that's a different question, but I assume by that point they had already decided to try out Danloe.

My speculation is if Danloe hadn't worked out Shawn and Nadia would both have been gone shortly thereafter, since it sure seemed as if Nadia was almost fired back when she was leaving town for the opera in wherever. There was also uncertainty about Jay's contract status last fall and whether he would renew. I have speculated Philip was initially paired with Stephanie with the thought that if Jay didn't renew, it was easier to deal with a short-term romance than to be writing a long-term Phloe story, or what passes for one these days. Again, this is all my speculation and I'm not claiming any backstage knowledge, just guessing based on what I've seen onscreen.
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Jun 24 2009, 11:07 AM
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Jun 24 2009, 10:58 AM
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Jun 24 2009, 02:06 AM


The plane crash sequence was excellent, but a lot of younger viewers like myself were turned off by his treatment of Philip & Chloe and especially throwing Chloe into a "romance" with Lucas while ignoring her history with Brady.



Was that Ed Scott? It seems like Higley to me. Especially since the whole Dr. Dan thing. Brady is around. If Higley wanted to do some justice, the actors are there.
Actually, there was initially some good Philip/Chloe stuff during the plane crash. It wasn't until somebody started pushing Philip and Morgan that Chloe was thrown towards Lucas. Given that KR was fired shortly after Ed Scott was, it seems clear to me that Scott was the one who wanted Renton featured in a front-burner romance. As to why they didn't revisit Broe, that's a different question, but I assume by that point they had already decided to try out Danloe.

My speculation is if Danloe hadn't worked out Shawn and Nadia would both have been gone shortly thereafter, since it sure seemed as if Nadia was almost fired back when she was leaving town for the opera in wherever. There was also uncertainty about Jay's contract status last fall and whether he would renew. I have speculated Philip was initially paired with Stephanie with the thought that if Jay didn't renew, it was easier to deal with a short-term romance than to be writing a long-term Phloe story, or what passes for one these days. Again, this is all my speculation and I'm not claiming any backstage knowledge, just guessing based on what I've seen onscreen.
Once again, I'm in total agreement with your statements, Paxton. Nelson Branco recently reported on KR getting a role on a different show and referred to her as ES's pet in the article. I have no doubt that ES is the one who pushed Morgan front and center against Higley's wishes (she had been reuniting Phloe, which Sheffer hadn't been doing, starting with the plane crash and Ireland stuff) because the first thing Higley did when she got control was fire KR and have Philip declare his love for Chloe.

I also agree that with contracts up in the air the show went different routes than they originally intended - putting Philip in a possible romance with Stephanie that would have been very easy to yank him out of if JKJ left, or to if they had to recast. And when Whitesell came along, despite noting Phloe's chemistry, I think he wanted to keep the stories going in one direction since they had been all over the place for so long so he kept Chloe in her triangle from hell and Philip with his age-inappropriate love interests.

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GET EM STEPH!!

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Jun 23 2009, 04:05 PM
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Jun 23 2009, 03:15 PM

Ed Scott worked a miracle and was fired for his efforts. But he may get the last laugh—and an Emmy to boot.Scott took over the exec producer reins at Days of Our Lives in 2007, turning a show that was close to unbearable and threatened with cancellation into a true contender.Not only did Days end 2008 as the only soap to gain viewers, it’s currently nominated for 13 Daytime Emmys—the most for any soap this year.

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I have no strong opinion on Scott vs Tomlin but that's just inaccurate. Scott's final week of episodes (Sept 15, 2008) drew a 1.8 and 7th place and- Olympic weeks excepted- ratings were terrible during his final 2-3 months. To speak of DOOL "ending 2008 as the only soap to gain viewers" when another EP was in charge for Oct.-Dec. is misleading journalism on Logan's part.
AMEN!!!

What piss poor reporting. Scott did nothing to save Days. All he did was make things worst. The show was in chaos the whole time he was there and he didn't do a damn thing to stop it and he could've. Just look at what Tomlin has done. The show is more stable now then it's been in over a decade.

The ratings were never consistent under Scott. He did nothing to help the budget and did not use sets efficiently. Tomlin has done all those things and he finally had the balls to make the decisions needed to help Days not only survive a year at a time but to maybe survive for years to come. I'm sorry but it was time to pass the torch. Long past time. Tomlin was the only one with the guts to get in Corday's ear and make it happen. I wish it had been handled better but the show is better off now in more ways then one. It has a creative freedom now and it actually has a long-term plan for the first time in ages. Tomlin is also the first person to get Corday to stay the hell away from the show. He gets my props for that. He's a leader that does what is necessary and the show needed that.

I don't care how pretty Ed Scott made the show or what he did for the actors. The actors should work that hard for everyone. They are being paid to do a job. They shouldn't have to be "inspired" or have their asses kissed just to do their job and give top grade performances. I used to love Ed Scott but I can't stand him now and part of it has to do with him being worshiped as some kind of martyr. I realize Higley should've gone too and how awful she can be but that is beside the point. The fact that no one else in soaps hired him speaks volumes. The man deserved to be canned. He could've handled things differently but he didn't. Instead, he made things worse and I don't care if the man had the best production values. He needed to go and the show is better off for it. As far as I'm concerned, he's not taking any high road because he was rightfully fired.

As for the Emmy nods, give me a break. Yes, pretty much all the nominations came from his work but who wrote it all? Higley and, in most cases, the strike writers. It had very little to do with quality. He just played the game right. Tomlin isn't chopped liver either. He brought Emmy love back to OLTL when he got there 9 years ago after years of not getting any Emmy love so he's more then capable of doing the same. He knows how to play the game, just like Scott.

On a positive note, I like the picture LOL.
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Jun 24 2009, 11:07 AM
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Jun 24 2009, 02:06 AM


The plane crash sequence was excellent, but a lot of younger viewers like myself were turned off by his treatment of Philip & Chloe and especially throwing Chloe into a "romance" with Lucas while ignoring her history with Brady.



Was that Ed Scott? It seems like Higley to me. Especially since the whole Dr. Dan thing. Brady is around. If Higley wanted to do some justice, the actors are there.
Actually, there was initially some good Philip/Chloe stuff during the plane crash. It wasn't until somebody started pushing Philip and Morgan that Chloe was thrown towards Lucas. Given that KR was fired shortly after Ed Scott was, it seems clear to me that Scott was the one who wanted Renton featured in a front-burner romance. As to why they didn't revisit Broe, that's a different question, but I assume by that point they had already decided to try out Danloe.

My speculation is if Danloe hadn't worked out Shawn and Nadia would both have been gone shortly thereafter, since it sure seemed as if Nadia was almost fired back when she was leaving town for the opera in wherever. There was also uncertainty about Jay's contract status last fall and whether he would renew. I have speculated Philip was initially paired with Stephanie with the thought that if Jay didn't renew, it was easier to deal with a short-term romance than to be writing a long-term Phloe story, or what passes for one these days. Again, this is all my speculation and I'm not claiming any backstage knowledge, just guessing based on what I've seen onscreen.
Once again, I'm in total agreement with your statements, Paxton. Nelson Branco recently reported on KR getting a role on a different show and referred to her as ES's pet in the article. I have no doubt that ES is the one who pushed Morgan front and center against Higley's wishes (she had been reuniting Phloe, which Sheffer hadn't been doing, starting with the plane crash and Ireland stuff) because the first thing Higley did when she got control was fire KR and have Philip declare his love for Chloe.

I also agree that with contracts up in the air the show went different routes than they originally intended - putting Philip in a possible romance with Stephanie that would have been very easy to yank him out of if JKJ left, or to if they had to recast. And when Whitesell came along, despite noting Phloe's chemistry, I think he wanted to keep the stories going in one direction since they had been all over the place for so long so he kept Chloe in her triangle from hell and Philip with his age-inappropriate love interests.

I think that Scott wanted Philip/Morgan, Higley wanted Philip/Chloe, and then Tomlin wants Philip/Stephanie. It was obvious, before Tomlin/Whitesell got total control on the show, that Higley was heading for Philip/Chloe again, and also she seemed to want a Chelsea/Nick/Melanie triangle, maybe Lumi again, amongst some other things.

Then Tomlin seemed to scrap most of that...but its obvious that Higley and Scott majorly disagreed on visions. Now, I honestly think Tomlin and Higley don't see eye to eye either, but Ed and Higley's struggles seemed to be very, very bad...Ed's best time was when he and Hogan were working together....2008 was just a mess for Days.
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Jun 24 2009, 01:27 PM
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Jun 24 2009, 11:07 AM
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Jun 24 2009, 10:58 AM

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Actually, there was initially some good Philip/Chloe stuff during the plane crash. It wasn't until somebody started pushing Philip and Morgan that Chloe was thrown towards Lucas. Given that KR was fired shortly after Ed Scott was, it seems clear to me that Scott was the one who wanted Renton featured in a front-burner romance. As to why they didn't revisit Broe, that's a different question, but I assume by that point they had already decided to try out Danloe.

My speculation is if Danloe hadn't worked out Shawn and Nadia would both have been gone shortly thereafter, since it sure seemed as if Nadia was almost fired back when she was leaving town for the opera in wherever. There was also uncertainty about Jay's contract status last fall and whether he would renew. I have speculated Philip was initially paired with Stephanie with the thought that if Jay didn't renew, it was easier to deal with a short-term romance than to be writing a long-term Phloe story, or what passes for one these days. Again, this is all my speculation and I'm not claiming any backstage knowledge, just guessing based on what I've seen onscreen.
Once again, I'm in total agreement with your statements, Paxton. Nelson Branco recently reported on KR getting a role on a different show and referred to her as ES's pet in the article. I have no doubt that ES is the one who pushed Morgan front and center against Higley's wishes (she had been reuniting Phloe, which Sheffer hadn't been doing, starting with the plane crash and Ireland stuff) because the first thing Higley did when she got control was fire KR and have Philip declare his love for Chloe.

I also agree that with contracts up in the air the show went different routes than they originally intended - putting Philip in a possible romance with Stephanie that would have been very easy to yank him out of if JKJ left, or to if they had to recast. And when Whitesell came along, despite noting Phloe's chemistry, I think he wanted to keep the stories going in one direction since they had been all over the place for so long so he kept Chloe in her triangle from hell and Philip with his age-inappropriate love interests.

I think that Scott wanted Philip/Morgan, Higley wanted Philip/Chloe, and then Tomlin wants Philip/Stephanie. It was obvious, before Tomlin/Whitesell got total control on the show, that Higley was heading for Philip/Chloe again, and also she seemed to want a Chelsea/Nick/Melanie triangle, maybe Lumi again, amongst some other things.

Then Tomlin seemed to scrap most of that...but its obvious that Higley and Scott majorly disagreed on visions. Now, I honestly think Tomlin and Higley don't see eye to eye either, but Ed and Higley's struggles seemed to be very, very bad...Ed's best time was when he and Hogan were working together....2008 was just a mess for Days.
Agreed.

I think Higley is just there in name only now. I think they keep her on just to keep Corday away because for some stupid reason he likes Higley and trusts her so they leave Higley on the team just to sit there while Tomlin and Whitesell handle things. I think Higley takes it because she knows she can't get work anywhere else so she may as well just accept it.

It's clear Philip/Morgan and Chloe/Lucas were all Scott's idea. You could tell where Higley was going and then everything just stopped and became forced.
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:lol: Wow Phoenix, you don't even give the guy credit for bringing on a talented casting director?

I'm meh on Tomlin. I'm always a fan of the shows he's at, be it SuBe, OLTL, or DAYS. He's good for entertainment, substance not so much. JMO.

I always think of the blackout/Chloe & Lucas in the elevator as the beginning of the couple, but I forget that there were hints before right? Scott was long though when the episodes of the blackout aired right?
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Jun 24 2009, 01:27 PM


I think that Scott wanted Philip/Morgan, Higley wanted Philip/Chloe, and then Tomlin wants Philip/Stephanie. It was obvious, before Tomlin/Whitesell got total control on the show, that Higley was heading for Philip/Chloe again, and also she seemed to want a Chelsea/Nick/Melanie triangle, maybe Lumi again, amongst some other things.

Then Tomlin seemed to scrap most of that...but its obvious that Higley and Scott majorly disagreed on visions. Now, I honestly think Tomlin and Higley don't see eye to eye either, but Ed and Higley's struggles seemed to be very, very bad...Ed's best time was when he and Hogan were working together....2008 was just a mess for Days.[/quote]It's funny that I hated Higley last year. Yet all the things she may have wanted, Phillip/Chloe and Chelsea/Nick/Melanie triangle are all things I wanted to see. I can defenitely sense Higley isn't in control much anymore, because the show is WAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY better than it was last year.
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:lol: Wow Phoenix, you don't even give the guy credit for bringing on a talented casting director?

I'm meh on Tomlin. I'm always a fan of the shows he's at, be it SuBe, OLTL, or DAYS. He's good for entertainment, substance not so much. JMO.

I always think of the blackout/Chloe & Lucas in the elevator as the beginning of the couple, but I forget that there were hints before right? Scott was long though when the episodes of the blackout aired right?
Scott DID bring on some good directors. I love Marnie, and also Noel, and can't believe Tomlin kept them...the other directors were very good too...I mean, the Shawn/Philip October 07 fight was the best the rivals EVER had.

And Scott was there during the whole blackout...it was about a month before he completely took over and the hospital lockdown(and of course...the best thing he ever did...bringing back Sam.)...but I think Chloe/Lucas were his. Higley seemed to want to reverse that but Tomlin put a stop to it and had a Lucas/Chloe/Daniel triangle instead.
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Wow Phoenix, you don't even give the guy credit for bringing on a talented casting director?
Phoenix only likes whoever is at Days while they're there, LoL.

Once they're gone, the replacement is all good and the old guy is shit. We've been through this before with Langan, Reilly, etc.
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GET EM STEPH!!

I refuse to give the guy credit on anything anymore. I don't think I even hated him him this much last year when the whole scandal broke. I just disliked him and was so disappointed in him. I've just grown to hate him more and more since then. He did far more bad then good IMO.

Yes, he brought in superb directors and brought in a great casting director (although Days' casting was on a roll before Marnie came in anyway but I'm happy we have her) but the bad things he did far outweigh all the good for me.

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Once again, I'm in total agreement with your statements, Paxton. Nelson Branco recently reported on KR getting a role on a different show and referred to her as ES's pet in the article. I have no doubt that ES is the one who pushed Morgan front and center against Higley's wishes (she had been reuniting Phloe, which Sheffer hadn't been doing, starting with the plane crash and Ireland stuff) because the first thing Higley did when she got control was fire KR and have Philip declare his love for Chloe.

I also agree that with contracts up in the air the show went different routes than they originally intended - putting Philip in a possible romance with Stephanie that would have been very easy to yank him out of if JKJ left, or to if they had to recast. And when Whitesell came along, despite noting Phloe's chemistry, I think he wanted to keep the stories going in one direction since they had been all over the place for so long so he kept Chloe in her triangle from hell and Philip with his age-inappropriate love interests.

I think that Scott wanted Philip/Morgan, Higley wanted Philip/Chloe, and then Tomlin wants Philip/Stephanie. It was obvious, before Tomlin/Whitesell got total control on the show, that Higley was heading for Philip/Chloe again, and also she seemed to want a Chelsea/Nick/Melanie triangle, maybe Lumi again, amongst some other things.

Then Tomlin seemed to scrap most of that...but its obvious that Higley and Scott majorly disagreed on visions. Now, I honestly think Tomlin and Higley don't see eye to eye either, but Ed and Higley's struggles seemed to be very, very bad...Ed's best time was when he and Hogan were working together....2008 was just a mess for Days.
Agreed.

I think Higley is just there in name only now. I think they keep her on just to keep Corday away because for some stupid reason he likes Higley and trusts her so they leave Higley on the team just to sit there while Tomlin and Whitesell handle things. I think Higley takes it because she knows she can't get work anywhere else so she may as well just accept it.

It's clear Philip/Morgan and Chloe/Lucas were all Scott's idea. You could tell where Higley was going and then everything just stopped and became forced.
I don't understand why they don't just demote her to staff writer, she worked as that for many years before.
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Wow Phoenix, you don't even give the guy credit for bringing on a talented casting director?
Phoenix only likes whoever is at Days while they're there, LoL.

Once they're gone, the replacement is all good and the old guy is shit.
Not true.

I still love Hogan and his team. I still love people like Pat Falken Smith and many others writers who are long gone from Days and the team. I still like Langan as an EP and thought he wasn't that bad of a writer (at least to start out). I LOVE B&C. I also still don't mind JER, despite his second run so where you get that theory, I have no clue. Maybe you misinterpret my belief that one should wait until seeing something onscreen before condemning it. Maybe that's it but, otherwise, no idea where you got that from.
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I think that Scott wanted Philip/Morgan, Higley wanted Philip/Chloe, and then Tomlin wants Philip/Stephanie. It was obvious, before Tomlin/Whitesell got total control on the show, that Higley was heading for Philip/Chloe again, and also she seemed to want a Chelsea/Nick/Melanie triangle, maybe Lumi again, amongst some other things.

Then Tomlin seemed to scrap most of that...but its obvious that Higley and Scott majorly disagreed on visions. Now, I honestly think Tomlin and Higley don't see eye to eye either, but Ed and Higley's struggles seemed to be very, very bad...Ed's best time was when he and Hogan were working together....2008 was just a mess for Days.
Agreed.

I think Higley is just there in name only now. I think they keep her on just to keep Corday away because for some stupid reason he likes Higley and trusts her so they leave Higley on the team just to sit there while Tomlin and Whitesell handle things. I think Higley takes it because she knows she can't get work anywhere else so she may as well just accept it.

It's clear Philip/Morgan and Chloe/Lucas were all Scott's idea. You could tell where Higley was going and then everything just stopped and became forced.
I don't understand why they don't just demote her to staff writer, she worked as that for many years before.
Because then Corday may be back in the mix. As long as she is there. he assumes he has a voice in the writer's room. If not for the threat of Corday interference. Whitesell would be HW and Higley would be gone.
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Jun 24 2009, 01:18 PM
It has a creative freedom now and it actually has a long-term plan for the first time in ages.

Where is this so-called long-term plan? The show has been spinning its wheels ever since that idiot Tomlin took over. The Dimera-Kiriakis feud was pointless and had nothing at stake. The Kate-Daniel-Chloe-Lucas fiasco has had absolutely no focus, is destroying the character of Kate and is one of the worst storylines in Days history. The baby switch story is the show's centerpiece and doesn't seem to have any direction. None of the vets has been given anything resembling a decent storyline. The newbies are pointless. And so on.

This notion that Gary Tomlin has a plan is ludicrous. The show's ratings may be a bit higher at the moment but they are hardly terrific. The show's quality has rarely, if ever, been worse. The show wasn't great under Ed Scott. It is unwatchable under Gary Tomlin.
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Jun 24 2009, 02:06 PM
Where is this so-called long-term plan?
Deconstructing Days of Our Lives and turning it into an entirely new low-budget show with the same name.
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