They are hiring writer's assistants who are probably paid close to minimum scale (Klein, Topits, Quan). It's obvious that they are going to get rid of the high paid veteran writers. Dunn is going, Griffith is out. Salmons out. See the trend..... My guesses for who's next Milstein moves into Dunn's breakdown role I think it's possible Broderick, Cherrill and the Cullitons will go. Draughon has confirmed on FB that he's still there. I've also heard that Annie Schoettle rejoined Days in October when she left YR..but not sure if that's true
Albert Alaar is the next one to be fired. He's responsible for this horrendously bad version of Days of Our Lives. Monday's episode was a new low. Griffith is an utter failure as a soap writer. On YR he had the luxury of writing stories a few months in advance and the show was a duller than dishwater. On Days he's forced to write nearly a year in advance and all he can do is rip off portions of bad/violent movies and rinse and repeat. It's so sad. I think the good news is that Griffith will never work in daytime again. I have to say, I believe starting september will be days last year on the air and I'm starting to have faith that after this nutsy/violent/crazy Griffith versions, Higley/Quan will actually bring in tears, nostalgia and soapy soap back to days. Can it get worse than this? He has destroyed every veteran character with evil, murder and insanity. Hope, Rafe, Jenn, Eric, Ben...And he got paid to destroy a show.
Felicia Gallant would not approve of Lorna Devon's inability to move her facial muscles in Genoa City. Felicia, if she even had work done, made sure it was not obvious. Class! They sure dispensed with Sage right quick. I watched the opening writing credits closely because I could swear with the latest GH-type plot twists that Carlivati would be listed as head writer. Pratt must have watched Carlivati's GH. Spencer's plot....er I mean Max...these cute little maniac stories..Who's the new hunk playing Vickie's boi toi? I like him so far. Robert Scot Wilson for the role of Noah! Nick needs a haircut and a new storyline and reunion weekend with the Lee Strasburg School of Acting.
Sage dead: TIRED. Every three months this show has a car accident. Those Vicki/Nick and Ashley/Hillary scenes were painful. Billy/Ph/Jack: so unrealistic and convoluted. Sharon's tear ducts dont work. Her face doesn't move. Bill Bell .....spinning
Well, it's very clear that viewers have soundly rejected Griffith's take on Salem. What a dismal failure the last six months have been. No wonder they are working overtime to edit and cut episodes. I don't see this show being around past the one year extension. Has any other soap had these horrible ratings except Passions?
Thanks Jason. Edwin announced his new job start date right after Labor Day last year so we know this script was written seven months ago. They rarely keep 7 dialog writers. I wonder who's next to leave the staff? I'm guessing Cherrill who is a senior citizen:)
Finally saw Chancellor set in Thurs episode. WTFFFFFFFF. That is the single, most asinine update to the iconic set; a complete and utter lack of vision- not honoring show and finding a way to update and reinterpret. LAZY and a big F.U. to Bell/Cooper. That blue, grey with the red door..looks like cheaply built set to shoot Pottery Barn Kids -Boys- furniture samples.