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Weekly Character Discussion: Marlena
Topic Started: Mar 21 2012, 11:33 AM (4,934 Views)
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DocandJohn4ever
Mar 27 2012, 02:02 PM
I'd also like to see Marlena and Sami reconcile one of these days, how long are they going to let something that happened 19 years ago affect their relationship?, Marlena's always had a great relationship with her kids and I wish Sami would realize that she is her mother and she isnt the enemy, life's too short to hold grudges, and maybe with your idea of a cancer scare storyline is what can bring them back together. I'd also like to see more of John and Marlena on screen together, their relationship is the perfect example of how love conquers all, they've been through everything imaginable together and with them being separated and reunited over and over again its just made their love even stronger and they've still have so much potential for a great storyline, thats the kind of romance and love story I want to see, not the crap with ej/sami/carrie/austin/rafe/nicole with breaking everybody up and jumping from one person to the next at the drop of a hat, claiming there so in love with eachother after a few weeks, call me old fashioned but thats not my idea of romance.
No, thanks. I'd like to see Marlena deal with Sami's death. Esp considering that Sami was named after Samantha, thus bringing back memories of her death too.
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Mar 25 2012, 04:46 PM
OOT, I think DAYS has become too couple based. Some of my favorite Drake scenes were when he was in scenes with other actors. Sadly, the super couples IMO have all become really stale and because of this the actors aren't given much to work with. I think the writers need to start writing these characters more outside of their present pairings, it makes the actors come to life.

Getting back to Marlena, I think it is puzzling how Drake is blamed for "bringing Deidre down" excuse my language but WTF...yeah, okay, during the Alex North storyline she was MAINLY in scenes with Wayne, yet Drake brought her down? Whatever.

Deidre was doing the gasping LONG before Drake joined the show. I don't get the appeal of her and yes, I do think (like many DAYS stars) she is over-rated.


LOL....i agree that deidre and wayne's chemistry SUCKED big time!! wheter he played Roman or Alex...i didnt see it,well i saw chemistry as friends...but as lovers? not so much! anyway,i love Marlena and John seperately but i prefer them more together....mostly on their love scenes...there i said it!!! u can mock all u like....im still gonna love them.....Jarlena best couple ever on days!no one can beat their magic...... :cheer:
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Mar 27 2012, 11:53 AM
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Mar 27 2012, 08:35 AM
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DrewHamilton
Mar 21 2012, 12:06 PM
Love love love Marlena! Never realized how much until she was gone.
And while she was gone, I realized why... Marlena seems like home. For me, yeah, she was and is my favorite character, but there's just something about her that is so ... home. The show needs her because she's its heart and soul. There's just something warm and comforting about her that the show needs, IMO.

Favorite character. FAVORITE FREAKING CHARACTER! Surprised? No? Weeeelllll... I'm easy to read. Marlena's the most interesting character, and I really wish writers would take advantage of her history and WRITE for her. Deidre can carry a story all by herself if needed (even though I prefer it be J&M as a married couple), take advantage of it, dammit! She can have her own story AND still interact with other characters. I love her interaction with Will and Jack, but I also want her to actually have scenes with her husband.

I mean, look at her history, everything the character's been through. Rape, lost two children, stalked, deaths of husbands, obsessive men, missing years, kidnappingS... there's a lot to draw on and use for future story.

I'm still surprised they haven't done a cancer story. Or at least a scare. Such a soap staple, and Marlena's a staple.
I have meant to come in here and comment earlier. Marlena is my favorite character, and has been for as long as I can remember. I am not one dimensional, and I have other favorites like Julie, Doug, Bo, Hope, and Laura.....but Marlena has been the center of this show when it's at it's best for the last three decades.

As for Marlena since the reset....she's been the Marlena I use to know and love. Would I enjoy a good storyline? like a cancer scare?....yeah. That would be a nice addition and a real gutsy story Dee would devour. I think she is more "in character" right now than she's been in a long, long time. That part I love. However, I think they need to invest in her own storyline and give her a chance to do what she seems to do best....bring in the ratings.

I think we need to see her give her all to a well written story that doesn't involve relationship turmoil with John. We've seen them seperate J&M over, and over, and over again. It insults us and we don't buy it. The way Drake and Dee play these two leaves little doubt about their love for each other and resolve to be together in the face of any challenge. Any seperation seems trite, stupid, and pointless.

So my wishlist....a meaty storyline that puts her at the center of the action, that doesn't insult us by dividing J&M, a couple that by this time should be a solid as Fort Knox. If they craft it well, give Dee a chance to shine, and make it an umbrella story that sends ripples through the rest of the cast of characters, they will find what Anderson and Reilly figured out; people will watch Deidre Hall when she's given a story that plays to her talent. She is, above all else, a talented actress.

Thats my take.
Quoting James Reilly one of the extremely rare times he talked about an actor (this might have been the only time). "As for Deidre Hall, if you have the best, you use the best." (about the Possession storyline). He got it. She was his leading lady, and he let her shine. Yeah, the stories were outrageous, but he so obviously worshipped her. So did Sheri.

I think a cancer scare for Marlena would be interesting. She's been through hell and back, litterally, time for the next challenge.


LOL i loved the possession s/l....it s also deidre's fav!!!! u could see she was havin a blast!!!!wish that KC & MarDar would use Deidre's talent more and not shove her off as recurrin....she needs a s/l of her own!after all the years she gave to the show,days should know that deidre can pull off anythin!!! her last real s/l,however how much i hated it,was back on 2005....alex north...at least it revolved around her,no stefano,no princess gina...nada...just marlena...after that...they got sucked again by the dimera's plans...which are gettin old btw...i just want her to have a s/l of her own,is that too much to ask?
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Mar 27 2012, 04:14 PM
LOL....i agree that deidre and wayne's chemistry SUCKED big time!! wheter he played Roman or Alex...i didnt see it,well i saw chemistry as friends...but as lovers? not so much! anyway,i love Marlena and John seperately but i prefer them more together....mostly on their love scenes...there i said it!!! u can mock all u like....im still gonna love them.....Jarlena best couple ever on days!no one can beat their magic...... :cheer:
I saw it in the beginning back when their story first started in the 80s but after they were apart and reunited in the early 90s it just wasn't there anymore which is why I think people started rooting for her to be with John, and I don't blame them because her and John are hot together and their chemistry just explodes when there on screen :) and don't even get me started on that whole Alex North fiasco that was like the worst storyline in the history of the show lol :fp2:
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I love Don and Marlena
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN9HKUFqnD0

I love Roman and Marlena
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lii7WcyY2VA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QDMvqdl6fM

I love John and Marlena
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNBAN4uyrCA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5KYBkSpvLg

I loved Eugene and Marlena. My favorite friendship!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b23bhDIGvsg

I adore Marlena and Bo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFyRJmvfOMQ

and Marlena and Abe!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSuDP8jgnvw
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Mar 27 2012, 05:14 PM
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LOL....i agree that deidre and wayne's chemistry SUCKED big time!! wheter he played Roman or Alex...i didnt see it,well i saw chemistry as friends...but as lovers? not so much! anyway,i love Marlena and John seperately but i prefer them more together....mostly on their love scenes...there i said it!!! u can mock all u like....im still gonna love them.....Jarlena best couple ever on days!no one can beat their magic...... :cheer:
I saw it in the beginning back when their story first started in the 80s but after they were apart and reunited in the early 90s it just wasn't there anymore which is why I think people started rooting for her to be with John, and I don't blame them because her and John are hot together and their chemistry just explodes when there on screen :) and don't even get me started on that whole Alex North fiasco that was like the worst storyline in the history of the show lol :fp2:


i only seen RoMa (roman / marlena) scenes from the 90's...to me they looked like two little kids fightin and havin sex nonstop. :puke:
then whenever marlena was with john,even before he could speak...u could feel the tension,the sexual chemistry everywhere.Thats how drake and deidre's chem beat the one she had w wayne's so of course,ppl were rootin for jarlena....yeah sorry bout mentionin alex...it was just to point out that,it was the last time that marlena/deidre had a story of her own,that didnt have to do with her kids or stefano.
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Deidre Hall is a fantastic actress, when playing Marlena, it seems effortless. Marlena seems like a real person, not fake, phoney or contrived character. Her presence in any scene is welcomed and she truly has chemistry with almost everyone she interacts with. Can't say that about many actors on screen these days. Too bad DH is not blood related to a Horton, she sure would have been the best choice for taking over monarchy of the show after Alice's death.
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Mar 27 2012, 05:41 PM
Deidre Hall is a fantastic actress, when playing Marlena, it seems effortless. Marlena seems like a real person, not fake, phoney or contrived character. Her presence in any scene is welcomed and she truly has chemistry with almost everyone she interacts with. Can't say that about many actors on screen these days. Too bad DH is not blood related to a Horton, she sure would have been the best choice for taking over monarchy of the show after Alice's death.
she may not be blood but Alice did always see her as her daughter, I think if they really wanted to they could make her and John the next Tom and Alice they definitely have what it takes everybody always looks to them as an example of what true love really is, and Tom and Alice were the same way and they still are even though there not with us anymore
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