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JamesScott_19
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Don't get up. So how are you? What happened, eh? Let me guess, Stefano told you that you could fly,and you jumped off a building. HeHe It's funny right, no I'm sorry Bad EJ, I should'nt be that cruel!

I don't think it is so much of pleasing every fan base, then it is about writing good stories.
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❤Nikki

I never watched only for couples/characters. If I did, my TV would've been off long ago since all the couples I loved the most are no longer together (Ejole, Brami, Broe, Philip & Stephanie) & some of my most beloved characters are gone (Bo, Brandon, Jack, Philip). I'm sure I'll stick with the show until the last grain of sand falls through the hourglass.

Having said that, I am enjoying the show MUCH MUCH more than under Higley & a lot more than under MarDar. Most days these past few weeks, I've watched beginning to end, without clicking around on my laptop. My only gripes (couples BS aside) are that they killed Nicole's baby & Peter is no longer on. Reading Jason's Christmas sneaks, I just know I'll be bawling because there is no Bo & I'll be wishing Nicole was spending the holidays with her baby. :frownie:

If they would just give Peter an offer he can't refuse & give Nicole her baby back, I'd say the show would be freakin' awesome! But for now, I'll just say the show is MUCH better. ;)
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tylerbo20


You can't blame Peter for leaving he knew bo was not getting a storyline especially with Daniel rafe and ej hoggin up
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mer4santo
Nov 22 2012, 12:55 AM
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Nov 21 2012, 05:18 PM
Perhaps that Days is on the right track in terms of certain things but it's a bit left for me to enjoy the show as a whole! Some characters are completely uninteresting since there are characters that I find very exciting!
I'm not sure there is a time I've ever watched the show that I enjoyed every story. I remember hating Bope no matter what happened
Nor do I believe that you can enjoy all the stories, one other thing I think, is that Days soap writers are around 60 years old and I really wonder if they are in tune with what is exciting and entertaining today? If you look at Ron C who write for GH so there is a difference in creativity!
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Harmony233


To me the best story that Days has going right now is the Wilson/Nabi story
sick of sami and her merry round of men just chose one and write for that couple for awhile
still bitter about nicole losing her baby
I'd like lucas to get a story but I don't see that happening anytime soon with tomlin around
Don't get me started on Dannifer and the firing of MA
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if TPTB really read this board, I want them to bring back Lindsay Hartley, say she was in the witness protection program. Then we can have EJ+Arianna against Rafe+Sami; I'm wayy over Sami having all the men in town. I mean, wait until this storyline eventually blows up in EJ's face of course (we all know that's coming) but for the next plot point, this would be great. We all know replacing Arianna with Taylor was a huge mistake, maybe it's time to correct that.
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blueskies
Nov 22 2012, 09:30 AM
if TPTB really read this board, I want them to bring back Lindsay Hartley, say she was in the witness protection program. Then we can have EJ+Arianna against Rafe+Sami; I'm wayy over Sami having all the men in town. I mean, wait until this storyline eventually blows up in EJ's face of course (we all know that's coming) but for the next plot point, this would be great. We all know replacing Arianna with Taylor was a huge mistake, maybe it's time to correct that.
I agree. I liked Arianna and her friendship with Ej was cute. Taylor was an awful mistake.
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DiMeraFan67
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James Scott and Lindsay Hartley were fire together. They could have been HUGE, IMO. I would have rather had Rafe hating EJ over that relationship than having them war over Sami for the 100th time. Its dull and repetitive. Basically unbelievable that either guy would ever want anything to do with her again after all that those 3 have been through. Its just not enjoyable for me. Arianna was a huge missed opportunity.
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Dreamer
Gone, But Not Forgotten!

Matthew Ashford's FB Page Quote: Nov 21/12

Still thinking about DAYS & his fans.
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"Happy (US) Thanksgiving, everybody! Make sure you count your blessings,enjoy great food... and stay away from dangerously dangling elevators."

Edited by Dreamer, Nov 22 2012, 10:17 AM.
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blueskies
Nov 22 2012, 09:30 AM
if TPTB really read this board, I want them to bring back Lindsay Hartley, say she was in the witness protection program. Then we can have EJ+Arianna against Rafe+Sami; I'm wayy over Sami having all the men in town. I mean, wait until this storyline eventually blows up in EJ's face of course (we all know that's coming) but for the next plot point, this would be great. We all know replacing Arianna with Taylor was a huge mistake, maybe it's time to correct that.
And I'd like to counter this with a please no. The character was terrible.
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JamaicanBeauty7
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I am READY!!

lysie
Nov 22 2012, 10:40 AM
blueskies
Nov 22 2012, 09:30 AM
if TPTB really read this board, I want them to bring back Lindsay Hartley, say she was in the witness protection program. Then we can have EJ+Arianna against Rafe+Sami; I'm wayy over Sami having all the men in town. I mean, wait until this storyline eventually blows up in EJ's face of course (we all know that's coming) but for the next plot point, this would be great. We all know replacing Arianna with Taylor was a huge mistake, maybe it's time to correct that.
And I'd like to counter this with a please no. The character was terrible.
I thought the character was lame until the last 2 months of her tenure, when I saw some of what made me like LH on Passions. Days has habit of misusing good actors anyway so I shouldn't have been surprised. -_-
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I would like to add a triple no to an Arianna return. She was pastr hypocritical and irritating.
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The Room Stops
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Deidre posted some videos with Lauren, Eric M, Greg, Ari and Shawn C on her Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/DeidreHallFanPage?fref=ts
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JamaicanBeauty7
Nov 22 2012, 10:54 AM
lysie
Nov 22 2012, 10:40 AM
blueskies
Nov 22 2012, 09:30 AM
if TPTB really read this board, I want them to bring back Lindsay Hartley, say she was in the witness protection program. Then we can have EJ+Arianna against Rafe+Sami; I'm wayy over Sami having all the men in town. I mean, wait until this storyline eventually blows up in EJ's face of course (we all know that's coming) but for the next plot point, this would be great. We all know replacing Arianna with Taylor was a huge mistake, maybe it's time to correct that.
And I'd like to counter this with a please no. The character was terrible.
I thought the character was lame until the last 2 months of her tenure, when I saw some of what made me like LH on Passions. Days has habit of misusing good actors anyway so I shouldn't have been surprised. -_-
Lol. I'm exactly the opposite. I liked her okay until her last few months.
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Sparrow


If I ever watched a show for a couple, it was a couple written where you knew it was true love, and they were destined to be together despite all the odds. It was never because I wanted this character with this one over that one. My biggest problem with this show (besides some lame-ass writing and storytelling), is that there are no real odds for any couple because no matter how well they are written, they might be paired up with someone else on a whim or a change of writers. These instant pairings are a symptom of this. We are told before a pair even shares a scene together that they are going to be together, then they have a 5 second meet-cute, the next episode they sleep together, the next they declare their I Love You's, and next week they are on to someone else. I can't think of one single couple on screen right now that is being written as a love for the ages, except perhaps for John and Marlena and others in the older set (who are really just set decorations any more.) On the one hand, it is sad that romance is seemingly dead in what was once a romance genre, but on the other hand... with the rise and popularity of reality tv and lowest-common-denominator hook-ups and melt-downs, tptb assume that the audience wants to be mortified and titillated. Why write real romance when watching the stars bed-hopping and humiliating themselves bring the ratings? I'm tempted to say it's no more than we deserve.

Triangles (and other shapes) have a place in romance, but it should be either one where the axis point character is legitimately torn by two suitors, either out of true love or duty or both, or one where there is an interloper, or any number of scenarios where the common theme is that you know which two characters are meant to be together. Not where a character is torn between two good lays. It's awesome when there is a real villain, and it's awesome when there is a real villain who is redeemed by love... but it is not awesome when the villain is bad,then he's good, then he's bad, then he's good, and he (or she) just comes across as weak and wishy-washy. There should be knights in shining armor, good guys, white hats, and it's okay when they have to do bad things (which they always regret and learn to live with), but it's lame as hell when the good guys are smug and sanctimonious, and they do bad things and it's okay because they are the ones who do them, and anything done by the hero is well done indeed.

I just wish that these jokers would realize that people aren't really disappointed because their favorites aren't the ones who get the girl or the guy, we're really disappointed because all we're really given to root for anymore is who gets to knock boots with whom. I miss rooting for the good guy to win, and the delicious thrill of rooting for the bad guy every once in a while.

Edited by Sparrow, Nov 22 2012, 01:34 PM.
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Ireland98
Nov 22 2012, 01:11 AM
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Nov 21 2012, 07:24 PM
This show is full of inconsistent, interchangeable parts and not characters. Also, insta-love just isn't interesting to me. Will/Sonny and Nick/Gabi---already with the sleeping together and the "I love you"s. That's boring to me.
I LOVE everything you said in your first post, but especially the comments about inconsistent writing and insta-romances....THANK YOU!
I get the insta-love with Nick/Gabi, but Will/Sonny? They're the slowest moving couple Days has had in years.
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I love Deidre's videos. Wayne and Deidre :). She looks great in the video with Greg Vaughan.
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lysie
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Someone says something about a wedding dress in one of those videos...
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Sparrow
Nov 22 2012, 01:23 PM
If I ever watched a show for a couple, it was a couple written where you knew it was true love, and they were destined to be together despite all the odds. It was never because I wanted this character with this one over that one. My biggest problem with this show (besides some lame-ass writing and storytelling), is that there are no real odds for any couple because no matter how well they are written, they might be paired up with someone else on a whim or a change of writers. These instant pairings are a symptom of this. We are told before a pair even shares a scene together that they are going to be together, then they have a 5 second meet-cute, the next episode they sleep together, the next they declare their I Love You's, and next week they are on to someone else. I can't think of one single couple on screen right now that is being written as a love for the ages, except perhaps for John and Marlena and others in the older set (who are really just set decorations any more.) On the one hand, it is sad that romance is seemingly dead in what was once a romance genre, but on the other hand... with the rise and popularity of reality tv and lowest-common-denominator hook-ups and melt-downs, tptb assume that the audience wants to be mortified and titillated. Why write real romance when watching the stars bed-hopping and humiliating themselves bring the ratings? I'm tempted to say it's no more than we deserve.

Triangles (and other shapes) have a place in romance, but it should be either one where the axis point character is legitimately torn by two suitors, either out of true love or duty or both, or one where there is an interloper, or any number of scenarios where the common theme is that you know which two characters are meant to be together. Not where a character is torn between two good lays. It's awesome when there is a real villain, and it's awesome when there is a real villain who is redeemed by love... but it is not awesome when the villain is bad,then he's good, then he's bad, then he's good, and he (or she) just comes across as weak and wishy-washy. There should be knights in shining armor, good guys, white hats, and it's okay when they have to do bad things (which they always regret and learn to live with), but it's lame as hell when the good guys are smug and sanctimonious, and they do bad things and it's okay because they are the ones who do them, and anything done by the hero is well done indeed.

I just wish that these jokers would realize that people aren't really disappointed because their favorites aren't the ones who get the girl or the guy, we're really disappointed because all we're really given to root for anymore is who gets to knock boots with whom. I miss rooting for the good guy to win, and the delicious thrill of rooting for the bad guy every once in a while.

Except for John & Marlena, and Doug & Julie, there is not a single couple I believe are soulmates, destined, never-ever-stop-loving-you. Tom & Alice thankfully remain intact. Justin & Adrienne are never really seen together, which is a shame. They're also of the soap-soulmates variety, the soapy classic supercouple and should be utlized alongside J&M, B&H, D&J as the base for the show, while the 30somethings are the dirty fivesome or whatever, and the teens/20somethings are the new loves.

Bo & Hope: Higley did a number on them so that I don't see that B&H4eva thing anymore (not PR&KA's fault, writers completely).
Jack & Jennifer: They've ruined J&J so far past me wanting Jack to be saddled with that bitch should he ever return.
Steve & Kayla: Steve and Kayla, they've managed to write that totally out of character (I don't for a second believe Steve OR Kayla would ever divorce each other, Kayla and Marlena are both of the kind of soap heroines that actually MOURN their husbands, Jennifer could use a lesson).

Mickey and Maggie certainly are dunzo, Victor and Caroline had potential to be the "loved-each-other-more-but-could-never-be" couple, but they chose Victor and Magster? It's ridiculous. Most supercouple-halves have also had other loves, what makes them a supercouple is that they ARE the destined-for-always, soulmate kind. Those were the glory days in soaps. It also doesn't mean both have to be goody-two-shoes, but shooting each other in the head (very willingly), and physical abuse is not the supercouple kind. There hasn't really been supercouple potential on this show since Austin & Carrie, and they truly fucked that up with the Mike shit.

Beautiful post, Sparrow.
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lysie
Nov 22 2012, 02:34 PM
Someone says something about a wedding dress in one of those videos...
In the background of the Ari one, I heard it too now.

My favorite is the one with Greg Vaughan. Did I get it wrong or was she at his house for that one? There certainly wasn't Deidre-approved lighting (which, I've actually started to think about... I don't wanna go out looking weird because my bathroom has sucky lighting anymore).
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