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#1 aMLCproduction

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

Well here we are once again. Gary and Chris are back as head writers. What can we expect? This is the third head wirter for the Gay Will story.

Is it official is Days in panic mode ir what?
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

Is Gary a campy writer?

Before long Dena Higley will be on her way back. That will be the next part
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:14 PM

I would say Marlena, John, and Lucas would all be potentially leaving.

Tomlin's OLTL was very campy but I don't think his DAYS was.

Mostly it would be nice to see actual storylines, and sympathetic characters. I think one of the reasons the Will story was a ratings bust was his being unlikeable throughout.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

I would say Marlena, John, and Lucas would all be potentially leaving.

Tomlin's OLTL was very campy but I don't think his DAYS was.

Mostly it would be nice to see actual storylines, and sympathetic characters. I think one of the reasons the Will story was a ratings bust was his being unlikeable throughout.

All that money gone to waste. I really enjoy Lucas and Marlena. John he can go. I do know his OLTL run was very campy. Did he write that? I thought he wwas EP and Dena was his HW. Didint Whitesell work with GT at OLTL as well?
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:21 PM

After 26 years of near-continuous viewership, this may be the final straw for me.

If certain actors/actresses check out of Salem later this year, I just might let the hourglass run out. :(
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

Whitesell and Lorraine Broderick were headwriters at OLTL when Tomlin was producing. Dena was, I believe, at DAYS during this time.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:23 PM

I would say Marlena, John, and Lucas would all be potentially leaving.

Tomlin's OLTL was very campy but I don't think his DAYS was.

Mostly it would be nice to see actual storylines, and sympathetic characters. I think one of the reasons the Will story was a ratings bust was his being unlikeable throughout.


The problem with Wills story is that it's just been a bunch of random scenes they have dragged together. Sure there have been some nice scenes with Marlena and some snark with EJ but overall it's not been well done. There have been so many beats and characters missing particularly Wills friends and Gabi. And Sonny was actually being written for prior to the writing change so maybe Tomlin and Whitesell will actually start writing for his character again.

I admit I wouldn't miss Marlena or John or Jennifer or even Jack at this point. They do need some cast purging.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

All the returnees need to be leaving if they aren't going to be doing anything except rehashing [!@#$%^&*] from the 90's.

Please kill John off and let Marlena stay.

I wish they would FINALLY bring back Shawn, Belle, Chloe and Philip.

Sami/Austin/Carrie/Lucas/Rafe is Zzzzzz.......

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

After 26 years of near-continuous viewership, this may be the final straw for me.

If certain actors/actresses check out of Salem later this year, I just might let the hourglass run out. Posted Image

That's just where I'm at too to be honest.

All the returnees need to be leaving if they aren't going to be doing anything except rehashing [!@#$%^&*] from the 90's.

Please kill John off and let Marlena stay.

I wish they would FINALLY bring back Shawn, Belle, Chloe and Philip.

Sami/Austin/Carrie/Lucas/Rafe is Zzzzzz.......

I am now ready for Belle and Shawn But Chloe hell no. I don't get it with her. I do enjoy this Carrie/Nicole/Austin/Sami/Lucas/EJ mess. I am sick of EJ he needs to go!!!
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:37 PM

All the returnees need to be leaving if they aren't going to be doing anything except rehashing [!@#$%^&*] from the 90's.


More than that. We need something that makes what Pat Falken Smith did in the early '80's look incredibly mild by comparison. IOW, we need a whole new DAYS.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:37 PM


More than that. We need something that makes what Pat Falken Smith did in the early '80's look incredibly mild by comparison. IOW, we need a whole new DAYS.


Yet again. This show hasnt been right since JER in 97 and maybe even before that. Days is still duffering from the post JER pen. Days has lost it's idenity. This is no one's fault but Ken Corday. Know your show.

Edited by aMLCproduction, 04 April 2012 - 01:39 PM.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:38 PM

The problem with Wills story is that it's just been a bunch of random scenes they have dragged together. Sure there have been some nice scenes with Marlena and some snark with EJ but overall it's not been well done. There have been so many beats and characters missing particularly Wills friends and Gabi. And Sonny was actually being written for prior to the writing change so maybe Tomlin and Whitesell will actually start writing for his character again.

I admit I wouldn't miss Marlena or John or Jennifer or even Jack at this point. They do need some cast purging.


I think Marlena has been written well this time around, but I think the others could go (although I like Matt Ashford's work since his return).

The Will story at times seemed to be about everything but his being gay. That was an afterthought. Someone had the clever idea of saying "hey, Sami/EJ are John/Marlena, and let's repeat history with Will as Sami" only for the story to not resemble that one in any way. I think they lost a lot of momentum with that writing choice.

I would get rid of Daniel, Jennifer, John, Madison, Carrie (unless they have real plans for her), Austin, Abe, Roman, just for starters.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:39 PM

The Plan to Save Days! I wonder how long it will take a mag to run with that feature story
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:40 PM

the only good thing is he's writing not EP Greg has done a great job with the show we have nice sets, and cups being filled with fluid rather than Tomlins empty cups, purple cheap sets and 1000000 watt light bulbs...Corday wont be stupid to fire Deidre Hall for a second time. i am worried for Carrie and Austin unless he kills Austin off im all for that....i have a feeling they will be doing something major for the 2 week cliffhanger in July.....as long as Rafe/Melanie/Daniel/Maggie arnt front and center again im good
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:41 PM


Yet again. This show hasnt been right since JER in 97 and maybe even before that. Days is still duffering from the post JER pen. Days has lost it's idenity. This is no one's fault but Ken Corday. Know your show.


Agree.

However, the BIG problem with DAYS is that they continue to write for characters who are simply exhausted, for lack of a better word, when it comes to story options. There's just so little about the show that I'd call still usable.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

Days truly needs a real reboot. Their will be damn nere no black folks in Salem. Age Theo and bring back Jonah or create e enw family. What ever happend to that black nurse who worked at the hospital I forget her name. The should do somethign with her.

Carl I agree with your cuts. Though I really do enjoy seeing Carrie as Opposed to Chloe or Melanie. And I too have loved MA this go round. Jennifer, i wish she get some base in her vocie. Roman for sure. Why is he even there. Go get some tissue man. Daniel is cool. Madison she should give some her bass in her vocie to Madison.


Agree.

However, the BIG problem with DAYS is that they continue to write for characters who are simply exhausted, for lack of a better word, when it comes to story options. There's just so little about the show that I'd call still usable.

And it's written all over this Princess gina [!@#$%^&*] with her own soundtrack.

the only good thing is he's writing not EP Greg has done a great job with the show we have nice sets, and cups being filled with fluid rather than Tomlins empty cups, purple cheap sets and 1000000 watt light bulbs...Corday wont be stupid to fire Deidre Hall for a second time. i am worried for Carrie and Austin unless he kills Austin off im all for that....i have a feeling they will be doing something major for the 2 week cliffhanger in July.....as long as Rafe/Melanie/Daniel/Maggie arnt front and center again im good

The worst period in Days history next to the orginal teen invasion with Tom Lagan
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:49 PM

Tomlin is back!!! Damn it!!!! Well at least he didn't jump to GH, lord knows they don't need anymore soap hacks heading over there will the Passanante rumors floating around. But damn this is not good news.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

Has this show even had a direction over the past 15 years?
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:04 PM

Has this show even had a direction over the past 15 years?

Nope just regime changes
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:09 PM

The show has been some strange hydra of supercouples/Reilly gothic adventure and camp/the "new" stuff which mostly focused on Sami and her men along with Melanie/Daniel.

I do agree about Carrie - I think Christie Clark has shown real promise in her return. But the Rafe story hasn't worked for me. I would say maybe keep her and bring back Anna, or Mike. Just as I'd say keep Jack, to have story with Adrienne and Sonny and Justin and Abby. You wouldn't need Jennifer around.
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