I'm not hung up, I responded to a post in this thread.
I agree with what you say about the writing, lack of direction, and lack of preparation. I guess the point I'm trying to make is that some of these actors didn't exactly make the material better, some of them made it worse. It's easy to always blame the show because fans have high expectations when a "big/known" soap name is hired. What they don't see is that DAYS already have enough of their own vets, so bringing on someone from another soap doesn't mean they will be the star who gets all the attention.
I keep reading what an amazing actor Vincent Irizarry and how he was given a poorly written character. And I agree, Deimos is awful, but so has his acting been.
Same with Eduardo. "DAYS are terrible" for giving A such a poorly written character. "A is a great actor because he was the star of SB 25-30 years ago and has worked in primetime." Yet all I see is an actor who whispers all his lines and has no chemistry with his co-stars.
Despite that bad writing I could have enjoyed the characters of Deimos and Eduardo with different actors in the role.
Sarah Brown has had one successful role, as Carly over 15 years ago. She was a complete bore as Madison and Aggie. Claudia was a mess. I could go on with most of the actors on your lists. And seriously, JPL
Most of them were just in the right place at the right time in their careers. Now most of them are out-of work actors, unless they are hired by their out-of work friends who create, produce, write, direct and star in a web soap.
I'm pretty sure Mark Collier was always supposed to be short-term since Tomlin and Whitesell needed an obstacle#37 in the great love story of Daniel and Jennifer.
B&B has done a good job (love Rena and I surprisingly enjoy Thorsten even though he is so different from Ronn) but GH is terrible. Those actors are just lucky that GH doesn't have a revolving door of producers and writers like DAYS so their friend is still the EP. I can't comment on Y&R.
Yes, I also have problems when posting most of the times.