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    • Agreed. There was much more balance in the 90's with the Newman's. I would say Nick being aged up was where things changed, but no too much. He did become more of a focal point, but not so much at the expense of the rest of the show. The fact that in the 90's you still had Sheila/Lauren and Nina/David as well as Jill having her stories and bringing in the Winters/Barbers. There was still a lot going on that had nothing or little to do with either The Abbott's or Newman's.   I always got the feeling Bill Bell learned his lesson from making JLB's Lorie too important and too much the star of the show. He seemed to never do that again, even if he did have favourite characters he liked front and centre.
    • I might be wrong to say this, but I think Bill Bell was never all that great with the more "action" like events the show did....It's not a bad thing, but I can't argue other soaps did those type of scenes better. Bill was more of a psychological soap writer, playing out all the emotional beats until the climax,  which is why a lot of later writers ruined the show trying to make it like every other soap. 
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    • The Newmans definitely became more prominent in the 90's and led many stories, but they should not have taken over the show completely. I think the balance was pretty good up until the time Heather Tom left, and they decided that Nick and Sharon should be leading the next generation of Newman stories....of course we've had nothing but the same stories year after year of Nick being an overgrown frat boy, and them dismantling Sharon,  Nikki is mostly a glorified prop to support Victor, Victoria is a wet blanket,while Victor has been written OTT and OOC for over a decade....ok he's a little better now, but I can't forget all the terrible writing they forced upon us with the Newmans, while phasing out most of the other vets.
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