Ha…he does it only to get publicity for the show and he actually thinks he is good at writing them. He can't write regular stories…repeats Liam and the flavor of the month girlfriend theme. He shouldn't do any more SI story lines….because he is awful with them.
They don't necessarily have to hire trans actors for the stories but play all the beats of the story. Don't tell it one sided…..oh everyone is going to hate me because I am trans…..NO we love you…..awwwww…end of story. That is NOT playing all the beats…and yes I am looking at you B&B.
After Marland passed …no one knew or had any clue what ATWT was all about. The remaining year and a half after his passing ATWT was still using Marland's outlines but the stories had no emotion or connection. The show became so stale. ATWT grew in the ratings in 97 because the awful story of Diego ended and Holden returned. After that FMB and Lorraine wrote one boring story after another. And if I remember correctly they made Kirk the killer of Diego?? Which I found absurd and just ridiculous. Behr and Lorraine tried with Andy and Denise but that story fell flat….and so did Kim's heart condition….I didn't care for that story either….and I believe they also had the whole Reid story with Julia which I thought was ok but I don't even recall how it ended…so I must have lost interest along the way. ATWT had literally lost its heart and soul without Marland in charge.
And as for ART and Connor…you don't get rid of a character and actor who fans of the show have come to love and recast her with someone new who doesn't even have the mannerisms or looks or warmth of the previous actress. I still remember the day walking into my local store and picking up that SOW issue and reading ART had been fired. As a fan of ATWT and ART it totally ruined my day….Batten didn't last long though with the "Can Her" campaign.. soon she was gone. If FMB cared what the fans wanted she should have brought ART back in the role...
The reason for Nathan in the doctor's changing quarters was ridiculous. Then Nathan just completely taking off the tee for no reason. I kept waiting for Griffin and Nathan to make out. I mean the looks both were giving each other…LOL. I am sure FV was smiling from ear to ear.
And Maxie? In the changing quarters too?? Crazy
For some reason I was thinking that too…..I thought I am sure Jean will soon rip off Bradley Bell's fail attempt at doing a trans story…..so then Duke had a daughter and not a son?
Im sure Whoopi will stay but Raven is probably gone. She hasn't been on lately and neither has Michelle Collins…I just don't get why they hiring them if they are going to be out so much. Any wonder the show is tanking…..and they barely have any guests anymore…its been pure hot topics most of this week with zero quests.
I only read half of the interview …didnt want to vomit reading the rest…..calling ART uninteresting and saying that Susan Batten was some great actress is absurd…what an idiot…any wonder the soaps practically vanished. I guess he was wrong about fans not caring about Connor disappearing or being recast….again what a moron Michael Logan is..