True. But, you know, even if Nina Laemmle had set out to graft an entire new soap onto DAYS, she still needed to make the new characters and their predicaments interesting to the audience. So far, from what I am reading, she's failing. Miserably.
I honestly do feel bad for Clifton, because in the end he’s just doing his job, but he’s definitely aware how much people hate Liam.
Thudley really needs to step down, and it’s pathetic to say that since it will never happen, but he truly has proven way too many times how incompetent he really is in running this show...If only there was somebody high above him who could pull the plug on his writing.
TPTB had and missed a great opportunity in 1985 when Rachel got amnesia and spurned Mac- even moving out of the Cory mansion for a time. Mac and Alice could have started seeing each other again. Jacqueline Courtney was released from the show at this time, and AW missed a big opportunity for a great storyline.
I wasn't crazy about seeing Alice with Mac (it seemed too predictable), but they had to attach her to the show's leading man in order to raise the stakes of Steve's return. It Alice had been engaged to a less important male character, the break-up and her return to Steve wouldn't have had any real consequence, and would have been a "B" storyline. It really needed to be the "A" storyline.