Oh, the troll said that? Gotcha.
It's ridiculous they keep pulling out the 'youth' card. That 'theory' has gone back to at least the 80s with the soaps and it NEVER worked. Did it?
What works is a multi-generational show with layered characters and writing. When I was younger I didn't watch for the teens. I watched for the adults. So many in the industry just 'don't get it'. They're there to push an agenda, follow the status quo and keep the show on a budget. Some care of course. When care is taken, it shows.
I would have loved more follow up questions with Goutman.
EDIT: I've been rewatching some Marland ATWT and as I bemoan how useless characters like Beau and Pam are, I realize Marland was brilliant in having younger people to 'check off the box' while cleverly showcasing the veterans. The younger people really didn't 'matter' because the show was happening around them.
Unless I'm giving him too much credit. Just a thought. Writers/producers should take note.
On GL I have to add that I LOVED Brent/Marion and I thought the switching HIV test results was a good use of an old trope. I thought that he should have killed Fletcher or Buzz instead of Nadine but... I also liked the Nursery Rhyme Stalker...Holly didnt do anything that would make her irredeemable and it was fun to see smart Holly running around in her sexy stalker gear..plus it was funny, soaps have NOTORIOUSLY bad mothers running around.
I hope the Devil tortures Tripp after today lol. But it seems to be an anvil that he's next.
I honestly don't remember the last time Julie/John interacted. They don't very often at all like in their entire histories.
Weren't Ben/Ciara having the same dreams about their kid Bo Jr. like a month ago? Ben is correct, but I can understand Ciara being blindsided by this because he didn't mention it before. I guess they were too busy in bed to talk about their life plans. Honestly, I don't care so I don't even know why I brought it up.
I thought the MarDevil stuff was good. I just can't take months of it. I clearly couldn't take it in the original story and I am not looking forward to it now.
I have no idea why TPTB still pull out the youth card in chasing demos...yes young people are important to both attracting young viewers and keeping the story lines going...(seeing Josh and Reva and Lily and Holden acting like middle aged fools was boring and embarrassing..) but I know in college some of our favorite characters were Bert and H.B.
Goutman didn't mention Eileen or Lisa, its that troll above who says she wans't important.
Tripp is too boring for the Devil. You know Ron's Devil is all hot for Ben
It is really nice seeing John and Julie interacting.
You can tell DH is enjoying it.
Phloe feels like an afterthought, even with the nice flashbacks we got. There's no investment there and that's a shame. I feel like it's always going to end up with Brady/Chloe. Brady/Chloe/Phillip/Ava/Jake/Gabi could all be SO interesting mixing it up but yet ... zzzzzzzzzzzzzz