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  1. I hope that they would consider bringing back Keemo! That would be a good move and a smart one. And even if it is an offspring, that would be a good hit to remembering history and building from it. I look forward to CLASSIC YR returning and the elegance being restored. That's one of the the reasons I watched the soap and really got into it along with all of my other soaps. Seeing the Victor and Nikki wedding from 1984 just brought back all the memories of classic soap opera. I want that to return. WISHFUL THINKING right here...but I would love for CBS Daytime to be restored with GL, ATWT, CAPITOL, SFT lol, making it the diamond network again. But that's just wishful thinking. Just makes me want the old promos back too.
  2. I think Kevin was definitely at his best when he first appeared on YR and was evil. They should've continued on with the dark side of Kevin and build from there. Then eventually write him off instead of trying to transform him into this bad guy gone good. Some characters are meant to only run for a certain length of time. There are characters that are meant to be and have longevity for years and years. Then there are characters who are supposed to be there for 6 months to a year or 2, but that's it. I believe Kevin was supposed and should have been one of those characters. Gloria was cool to have around and at the very beginning, truly worked. I like that they did bring her back because there is much that can be done with her. However, where they messed up was with different pairings or romantically pairing her with some men. They haven't always integrated her with the right characters in my opinion. YR may also need to look into bringing back some of their older characters from the past and building new history and revisiting old history from there. For example, bring back some Brooks and Fosters or their children would be a start.
  3. She could've definitely been the one who slept with JJ when he was down in Florida! But I think she's being brought back and hopefully placed in a romance with Valerie's son! And if written right, they can be great! It could be similar to Jessie and Angie's romance on ALL MY CHILDREN! I would love that!
  4. I love Sharon and Nick! Part of the reason why Sharon's and even some of Nick's new romances didn't pan out or become that successful is because Sharon and Nick are endgame! I think everyone knows that and truly are waiting for them to reunite. That's part of the problem on the soaps that are left on. Keeping couples apart who are in some way staples to their shows with all of the history and great love/romance or trying to pair half of the couple with another partner AND it's not working nor the majority of the fans are receptive to it! Stop moving away from the formula that worked and whether many want to admit or not or claim that times have changed, the formula then still works! We want angst between star crossed lovers, we want to see that look from across the room, those stolen moments together when they know they are in danger or risk getting caught. Sharon and Nick belong together and ever since they broke them up, they have destroyed Sharon's character over the years.
  5. In the short article, they say his name is Tom Baker! His name was Tom Yergin! Was that a mistake or did they change the last name for some reason?
  6. I'm glad they brought her back! I think there was a lot that could be done with the character. They needed to build the Carver family and develop more of Abe and Lani's father/daughter relationship. Furthermore, Lani should have been Rafe's new love interest and a couple could've been born from them. There was potential there. Another thing, the soap needs more diversity! They have done a good job with the Hernandez family and Paul providing diversity, but there's still more to be done. I really enjoyed her character and she is beautiful. So I'm glad for her return and hope that the writers really start to delve into characters more.
  7. Agreed! And the thing is I like the character of Rafe, but I think they are just trying to hard to make him this leading man that he is not. It's not the actors fault, but it is the writers past and present, moreso present! The character has had potential to be great but writers have failed him by not putting him in a strong solid romance of his own. NOT pairing him with Hope, IMO! Hope and Rafe DON'T work! They are better as friends. There were many opportunities to really push him as a romantic leading man with adventure and danger. Pairing him with a new character or new leading lady to help add to DAYS history would've been awesome. I still say they missed the boat with Lani and Rafe pairing. I think they would have been a great pair given both cops, her being Abe's daughter, going on police cases/assignments, etc. Instead, they tried to push a Lani/Shawn/Belle/Philiip quadrangle. Now the idea of that wasn't bad becuase Shawn and Belle were having marital problems. So them entertaining other people was okay. However, it should've been Lani and Rafe slowing getting to know each other and experiencing troubling situations leading to growing feelings and a slow building attraction to romance. Just my opinion.
  8. I like Deimos!!!! He's evil and a villain, which is something DAYS needed again! Just like I enjoy Andre Dimera back on the screen! Do I think they can do a little more with Deimos and really develop the character even better, SURE I DO! But we have to consider who the headwriter is at the current moment! Really, there are some good things in place going on at DAYS, but just need to be fine tuned. This is coming from someone who loves writing and creative writing, degree and concentration in it and everything. No, the show is not perfect, but they are giving us little elements here and there are really good. As fans, we can be very critical and I get that. But soaps are meant to not only entertain, tell story, and capture our imagination and hearts, but we have to also just learn to sit back and let it take our imagination and not fight it. I think for all four soaps, they are working very hard to churn out good material. Are they always going to get it right? NO! But they are working hard to do their best with what networks provide them financially and creative limits.
  9. I'm not saying recycle characters lol! But I'm saying it's time to start reinventing characters with the similar characteristics and personalities. I'm hoping that the nurse, Amy, is Amy's daughter! That would be a great tribute to the original character and actress. It's just time to start looking at the past and yes making it modern, but get the soaps back to there glory where we were vastly entertained and invested.
  10. I love it! And it's about time! It's time for the soaps on air to start reinventing the wheel so to speak...what I mean by this is where the next characters to carry the soap forward like those past characters did. Where's the next Alan and Monica? Rick Webber? Luke and Laura? Edward and Lila? Scotty? Sean? Tiffany? Anna and Robert? Frisco and Felicia? and so forth. I could go on and on, lol! But I'm looking for that Alan/Monica/Rick/Leslie quadrangle type story that drove much story back in the day. Where are my next WSB agents and going up against the Asian Quarters. I think Where are my next Steve and Audrey Hardy? I just think it's about time to bring forward our vets more and when casting new characters or characters who have connections to legacy characters establish them better with backgrounds and story. I'm not saying reincarnate the same storylines, but I am saying to craft storylines that possess similarities and pull in the fans like it once used to. The problem with soaps now is they think we don't want to see that type of storytelling anymore, but the reality is we do. Think about the many prime time shows on air now that are pushing the envelope with danger, romance, sex, passion, deceit, and so much more. We all understand that daytime is limited with going to racy and provocative, but daytime soaps used to be racy and provocative on different levels. This casting is a move in that direction. I remember Amy being a gossip and very quirky. I loved her character for that personality and it added so much to the show and hospital then. I hope they do the character justice and write her correctly. I hope that she is the daughter of Amy Vinings and interacts alot with Laura. I hope that she becomes a best friend to Liz. What I don't want them to do right away is throw her into a romance. I like the attention being put into the hospital and I hope it continues. Make the hospital the focal point again where many storylines and romances happen. Make Port Charles the main character again where the citizens of Port Charles interact with the city and not the other way around. Oh yeah I like the Dr. Monroe, Duke's son!
  11. You are absolutely RIGHT! It's the same repeated storylines over and over. And furthermore, Bill is the love of Brooke's life???????? Ummm, wasn't that Ridge for years and years? I just can't stand how the show has gotten so far away from what it's supposed to be and how they continue to write these characters.
  12. The show is a mess and for these so called good ratings....PLEASE LET'S STOP! The couple of points they get here and there are nothing compared to the ratings that really showed something of big gains. There have been spikes here and there but that's not the major problem, it's the quality of the show that is being tarnished. These August spoilers are very BLAH and sound like nothing interesting. This was once a great soap and right now it's barely holding my attention with pointless murders and this whole fake Jack storyline has been disappointing. It's just not Young and the Restless style!
  13. Anthony Geary's interview was great and spot on about how the industry has changed and their focus. I think we all can agree that we started to see exactly what he said in regards to the writing, acting, and casting. I also agree with him when he says if you end up speaking up or out, then most likely you are ousted and labeled the trouble making actor/actress. If you just go back and look at old episodes of soaps, GH, being one, the caliber of acting was different, the emotion was there with lines and storylines. The heart was felt all through the soap opera and that's what made it so tight-knit, real community throughout the soap. I agree with him on the storylines as of late with Luke and his departure. I know many will disagree with me on this, but bringing back Jake and tying it to Helena, as always do, is just bad writing and lacks creativity. It was a poor decision. I understand wanting to redeem Luke's character in some ways, but there were better ways to do it. And that whole mess with Frank Smith being alive and paralyzed was idiotic. Everyone saw Luke shoot and kill Frank Smith. I don't get RC's fascination with resurrecting charaters from the dead who really serve just one purpose for an arc of a storyline just to kill them off again. It could have been as simple in just really doing your homework and making some better choices for storyline direction for Luke's exit. I know he thinks that he will only be remembered for his portrayal of Luke and his romance with Luke and Laura! But that he should embrace because Luke and Laura's romance is one of the contributing factors that made GH and other soaps what they were especially when it came to supercouples and every soap has a staple couple or many big supercouples! But I do understand where he's coming from. The reality is when you are a part of such a big couple, fans are going to remember you for that and what you added to their lives and television screen. Embrace it and be proud of that work and know you made some difference or gave the audience some happiness. Luke and Laura were huge and I love them for their romance and storylines afterwards. But I also love the actor Anthony Geary because he has contributed great work to GH and the acting community with some stellar performances. It's basically this, AG's interview was honestly without a doubt truthful. Yes, there were places in the interview that ego definitely shined through and he even acknowledged some of it. He will be missed on GH and since they won't have him on GH after next week, the show has some major scrambling to do to fill such a huge void and gap. The focus needs to go back on the vets and fast, then base some storylines on the other generation. Couples like Lulu and Dante need to be fixed and forefront but with a huge dose of romance and adventure. Maxie and Nathan are great but they need something more to propel them to a super couple status IMO. I think they missed the opportunity again for Morgan and Kiki to propel them as young lovers. Jason (Jake) and Sam need to reunite. Lucky and Liz should have been that next big staple couple years ago and I think it could still happen. GH is definitely lacking a lot IMO right now and HEART is one thing! Where are the solid families? The Quatermaines are still very much absent and need to be rebuilt badly. The Hardy's are non-existent. The Scorpios are all over the place. The Webbers are where? And we could go on and on...it just lacks HEART and FAMILY! It would be great to see more scenes shared between Carly and Lulu, talking about life, problems, romance, and new beginnings especially since Carly is remarrying Sonny. Have Tracy and Dillon shared many scenes yet? I will say this the only back from the dead storyline I would like to see is the return of Alan Quartermaine! He should've never been killed off. This is my rant for now lol! Sorry! I just have a passion for soaps and the return to greatness!
  14. HELLLLLLLLLLL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Keep him far away as possible! His tenure was just as bad, especially the second time around! He does not know how to evenly spread around story to characters and not always have the mob related! It's terrible!
  15. I would like to see them take her out of that catatonic state! I would also love for them to do something more productive with Laura, definitely see her help Luke return to a better mental state of mind and help him rebuild. They don't have to put them back together right away, but it would be nice for their storylines to intertwine. Then from there, have her work with the hospital in the psychiatric wing, maybe as a counselor. I would love for some old sets to return as well like some of the restaurants and other places where characters gathered instead of it always being the MetroCourt (a set I'm so tired of seeing, like there's no other upscale place to go) and Kelly's, which I used to love but no main character runs that place anymore, I think! I remember back in the day when Kelly actually ran it and then Luke worked there and then a few other characters. My point is in order to restore the community feeling back into the show, it's time to place characters back in the community running some of the old businesses that characters used to run back in the glory days. Also flush out some of these characters more. I like the fact they have brought on Audrey Spencer, but don't bring her there to interfere with Lulu and Dante. But give her something else to do and let's truly work on building romances and adventures. Less mob stories and more character driven stories focused on the romance and drama of the hospital and then outside places. I want families to be reestablished and rebuilt like the Quartermaines, Spencers, WEBBERS, HARDYS, Scorpios, Baldwins, Donelys, etc.
  16. You know I always wanted a Kate and Victor reunion. I loved Kate and Victor together and thought that especially at the beginning, Kate brought out a real softer side of Victor. With how Kate is now, I think she would bring back the fire back into Victor. Don't get me wrong, I love Maggie and don't mind Maggie with Victor, BUT Maggie will always belong to Mickey for me!!!!!!!! I would love for Philip to return as well! Just a thought! And they need another Kiriakis female. That's why I wanted Greta years back to be a Kiriakis when she was trying to find out who her father was.
  17. It all sounds like a complete mess! The show is a mess! This is not the YR that I know and loved. I knew that Sharon and Dylan would begin to grow closer and that Avery and Joe would too. It was so obvious. I guess Avery and Dylan will not marry And I guess that means another long wait until Sharon and Nick reunite! I knew that eventually Sage would have a secret as well or are they referring to her real ties with Gabriel (Adam) and that she knows he's Adam. CHARLES PRATT MUST GO!!!!! I knew he wasn't good for the show when they announced him as the new head writer. Hell I knew the show was in trouble when they bought JFP there. I know its mostly the nostalgia talking for me, LOL, but how I wish they would return back to the glory days of soaps with writers who knew how to write and put together a story, develop characters, incorporate locations and romance together and so much more. I need for true character driven storylines that carry the plot, with real emotions and feelings. It's just a shame that there are only 4 soaps on air and they are all a mess, with the exception of BB which is actually doing a better job of writing drama and soap true to form storylines. I just want my old style of soaps back which really knew how to pull in ratings. I know many may not understand where I'm coming from with this, but go back and watch old clips from the 70s, 80s, and early 90s and you will truly see real romances, family units, adventures, conflict, drama, parties, galas, weddings, and rivalries at its best!
  18. Here's my take on it! Right now, we don't need any teenagers at this point. First let's focus on the characters that are there and craft better storylines. Then later aged them. Teenage characters often bring up ratings and furthermore are hardly ever written correctly or accurately. I would rather they give Abby a more viable storyline, Nicole a good romance, Hope a better storyline true to Hope, and so on and so on. Let the young kids stay young kids for a little while longer and writer them as children. Just my opinion.
  19. What time is it airing in the mornings? That way I know when I have a day off.
  20. These ratings are bad and I hope that NBC doesn't cancel DAYS because there is so much potential there to get the ratings back up. I hope the new regime realizes that and does what's right! THE OTHER PART TO THIS IS....THIS IS KEN CORDAY'S FAULT! He should have never brought the regime of Tomlin and Whitesell back! Their first tenure was bad and the ratings reflected it and this tenure was even worse. They did exactly the same mess that caused the ratings to dip in the first place and other writers had to recover from it and then turned around and did it again. Whether people want to believe it or not, but when they came back again, they wanted to hook up Jennifer and Daniel...FAILED! No one ever wanted them together! EJ and SAMI reuniting...FAILED, contrary to the believe, EJAMI was played out and people weren't invested in the pairing like that. EJOLE was where it was at! And even still going with EJAMI, then to "kill" EJ off was just a slap in the faces of EJAMI fans. BO had left. Steve had left. Jack had been killed off. John and Marlena had very little story and airtime. Brought back Kristen which was a good move, but used her poorly. There were some bright spots added... The point is that DAYS can be helped and saved! The ratings can rise. But the writing has to be there. The characters need to be there and used based on their history. AND BETTER PROMOTIONS NEED TO OCCUR! Promos like from the 80s which gave you so little but gave you a lot. I need my DAYS OF OUR LIVES!
  21. Yes GH is not really that great to me at the moment! I agree the Fluke story was a bust. However I did kind of like the recreation flashback episode that explained Luke's childhood. On some levels is was nicely written and done. I do think the whole Fluke thing was really a bad idea. I'm not really sure that it explained Luke's odd behavior and all his despicable actions. It would have been better if a villain from the past was truly behind it all and took us on a real location filled adventure treat which would've been true to GH's heyday. I think the Jake storyline has dragged on way too long and by now the reveal that he is Jason should've happen. So many people are affected! He should have been experiencing multiple fm empty flashes even when he first landed in Port Charles after recovering from his accident. Sam and Jason need to reunite. Druggin Michael story I don't like and I think as he embraces his Quartermaine roots, that re-establishing the Q family should be a priority and stop always making them as a joke. Tracy and Monica are there, recast Ned with original portrayer, invest more in Michael, bring back Dillon, Brooklyn, Cecilia' Jimmy Holt, and somehow Alexandra lol...but I would love to see the Q's, and for once put romance back into the show. Michael needs a real solid and grand love story with a viable female...something that involves location and adventure that involves ELQ. Brooklyn should be brought back and have a rivalry like how Monica and Leslie had back in the day. Maybe Brooklyn and the newest spencer can be rivals or bring back Sarah Webber and Brooklyn and Sarah can be rivals vying over the same man. There is story to be developed and written. I'm quite tired of Morgan and Kiki, however I'm not opposed to the, starting back with each other and think given real quality of storytelling could be a great couple themselves. I'm actually quite tired of Franco and think that his character could go. It's time to put GH back to GH and that means going back and looking at the last and what really captivated our hearts and mines. What's on screen today is not doing that by any stretch of the imagination.
  22. It's definitely a good idea to bring Pat's daughter onto the canvas along with Pat. I hope that RC can mellow out some of his writing by putting heart back into the show. This is what I miss most about soaps, the heart. It wasn't always about murder, crime, and the dark side of life, but about love, family, treasured memories. You know ever since one of my favorite GH characters had passed from the Spencer family, Ruby, there has been a void. When Lila passed and later on Edward, the core essence of heart and love left the Quartermaine's too. But I hope with Pat, they can recapture that. And since she has a daughter, maybe give us some of that classic mother/daughter relationship of the good old days of soaps. Pat and daughter could run Kelly's. Romance needs to be put back into this show big time. Getting rid of characters like Franco and Silas would be a good move. I like the actors but I think there time is done and they just add nothing. If the soap really wants to pay homage to the GH we all know and love, then RC needs to write the show as if we were back in the 70s and 80s, with the hospital as the main and central character, then added with romance and suspense. Villains and villainesses will always be apart of the show, but let's not make them so cartoonish. I love the fact that Heather comes back, but I want them to restore her character back from being so crazy.
  23. I'm so glad that Peter and Stephen are returning! Both actors and their characters need to be on the show! They should've never left in the first place. When Peter was there, all he wanted and suggested were some things that character of Bo needed to do and a direction to take the character in. The writing regime of that time just didn't want to do that and he left...chalk it up to creative differences. But then we were left with the drivel and mess that has been airing on our screens for the past couple of years. I was so glad that Kayla had returned, but the storyline of her and Steve not being together and he off on missions, was just a bit like WTF!!!! After they had basically reunited after years of thinking he was dead. Now yes, I think their storylines could've been handled better and differently, but let's be real the show has been BLAH and it had been that way for awhile now when they had destroyed these couples and many other pairings. About the only thing the writers had gotten correct was the end of that couple, EJ and Sami. I never liked them together and enjoyed them more as enemies. However, I know for many other fans they loved them. So for them, I know they were not happy. Another reason why that regime had to go. At one point, the show had hit GOLD with such pairings as EJOLE, Mate (Nathan/Melanie), revisiting LUMI, the addition of at that time and obsessed Abby with Austin, the scheming Stephanie, Vivian and Carly feud part 2, Justin and Adrienne's return, and Sonny/Will romance, the re-igniting Jack and Jennifer, the end of Daniel and Jennifer, Chloe and Philip/baby Parker and many other elements that had such potential. My point is there were some great things done with the previous previous regime that should have continued and really manifested into great drama. What a difference it would have been if Nathan would have kidnapped Melanie from her wedding to Philip? What a difference it would have made if Stephanie would have gotten romantically involved with Owen who had kidnapped her and at the same time end up pregnant by the guy who had raped her doing the Sorority storyline? What a difference is would have made if EJ and Nicole were truly scheming like Dimera's, running the business and undermining everyone else's business or situations for their benefit? What a difference it would have been if Jack and Jennifer would have begin investigating a truly dangerous story that put them and their family and friends in danger? The point is with real, true, creative imagination...DAYS could have truly been flourishing and rising in the ratings!!!! There are so many different directions that would have been true to the formula of DAYS romances and adventures, as well as to the soap opera genre that so desperately wants to rise again but refuses to reach back and use the formula that works. All I'm saying is this is a step in the right direction! Bring back characters who have a purpose and should be there. Bo returning really does create a good opportunity for Hope and Aiden's story, as long as Bo and Hope are end game. Steve returning is needed for Kayla and this time, make him chase her a for a change, In the past, she had to break through to him and his wall to get him to love. There are endless opportunities to get this soap in a prime position to rise in the ratings by telling well though out and crafted stories and using HISTORY as a catalyst to do so!
  24. I have to say this is one of the best DAYS Promos I have seen in a long time! It's about time, the right clips of interactions and the deep voice over on the promo. Good job! It actually looks interesting. Now if they could go back and look at the old promos from the good ole days and see how to do romances and couples again and how to truly promote them would be awesome and the next great move! Oh and I just love Chad's smile!
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