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Somewhere along the way the narrative NBC and JER were portraying for this show changed. It was never initially sold as a “parody of soaps.” The supernatural element was talked about, so we knew it wasn’t a traditional soap but we were lead to believe it would be more in the vein of a Dark Shadows mixed with JER’s DOOL.

 

After a while, JER just gave up on that when he realized that was NEVER going to be the case and people were laughing unintentionally at his creation. That whole “parody” element was then the selling point long after the show launched.

 

Say what you want about him and for all his own issues, Tom Lagan strangely knew how to interpret Reilly’s DOOL material. At his own creation, JER didn’t have someone like that who could check his material and somewhat execute it in a believable way. He had all the power and Lisa de Cazotte was his workerbee producer. 

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Just now, ABCNBC247 said:

JER definitely couldn't handle writing both Passions and Days at the same time

With DAYS he had SONY & Corday though that may have said too much

 

At Passions as HW & Creator I feel he had more control than eve EP, Lisa De Cozette

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Other than the Salem Stalker year (August 2003-August 2004), I thought Passions was stronger than Days during that era. I was just glad and grateful to get 10 hours of Reilly each week for 3 years. Those were the days...

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Just now, BetterForgotten said:

Somewhere along the way the narrative NBC and JER were portraying for this show changed. It was never initially sold as a “parody of soaps.” The supernatural element was talked about, so we knew it wasn’t a traditional soap but we were lead to believe it would be more in the vein of a Dark Shadows mixed with JER’s DOOL.

 

After a while, JER just gave up on that when he realized that was NEVER going to be the case and people were laughing unintentionally at his creation. That whole “parody” element was then the selling point long after the show launched.

 

Say what you want about him and for all his own issues, Tom Lagan strangely knew how to interpret Reilly’s DOOL material. At his own creation, JER didn’t have someone like that who could check his material and somewhat execute it in a believable way. He had all the power and Lisa de Cazotte was his workerbee producer. 

Yep 100% agree

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Just now, John said:

With DAYS he had SONY & Corday though that may have said too much

 

At Passions as HW & Creator I feel he had more control than eve EP, Lisa De Cozette

Of course he did. He created the show. Lisa’s job was to bring his vision to life.

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Just now, Marlenaphan said:

Of course he did. He created the show. Lisa’s job was to bring his vision to life.

I am surprised she lasted the entire run of Passions

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It’s not Lisa’s fault the show ended up the way it was. She’s actually quite well-liked in the industry. 

 

She was merely stuck on a show where she had absolutely no creative control and was simply an executor of JER’s supposed ‘vision.’ But, hey, she got paid very well for 8 years, so it worked in her favor.

 

 

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Oh no hate on Lisa shes a good producer Im just shocked she & JER worked so long together

 

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It “ended up” great, lol. The DirecTV year was when JER’s vision became fully realized. I loved the final episode with Tabitha’s baptism and Theresa and Ethan’s wedding. The perfect ending! I just wish DirecTV had given it one more season to wrap up some loose ends and finish at an even ten years. 

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1 minute ago, Marlenaphan said:

It “ended up” great, lol. The DirecTV year was when JER’s vision became fully realized. I loved the final episode with Tabitha’s baptism and Theresa and Ethan’s wedding. The perfect ending! I just wish DirecTV had given it one more season to wrap up some loose ends and finish at an even ten years. 

And to see what would've happened, who would've taken over as head writer after JER's death

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Just now, ABCNBC247 said:

And to see what would've happened, who would've taken over as head writer after JER's death

  Oh hell no! Firstly I don’t think he would have had the surgery that killed him if Passions was still going. Secondly, Passions was his baby. I would not have watched with someone else writing. Not even his protégés MarDar could write in his style, as we saw when they took over Days.

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Yes, they wrote a better show both there and (one half of them) at AMC.

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I liked the MarDar Days. Yes it was slow but For one I thought slow was the right way with Will's coming out

Yes Marlene's HWing at AMC was very good

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