This has been Days for years. And most other soaps on network television have gone the same way. Don't hold your breath expecting some new renaissance of quality, because until these soaps move to streaming if they ever do there's no chance IMO.
Lex, I think wanting to watch a quality show that you enjoyed is perfectly normal.
Longing for your banana clip is nostalgia.
Longing to wear shoulder pads under lace sleeves is an insanity that we need to prevent happening ever again.
I agree with this. She and the entire Andrade family should have been more prominent. And Santana's addiction story is actually being played quite well. But as I've said, I'm over her by this point and no longer care. She's been too heartless for too long for me to care.
I doubt it would be ED, but I wish it were. I think Eric might even be more important even if he is recast. Like maybe he went back to priesthood after his marriage broke up.
It would be a good redemption arc for the Kristen character. An actual believable one, but this show doesn't really feel she needs to be redeemed lol.
I've been refreshing myself on Emmerdale. I'm the least familiar, at least from watching, with this one. I have read up on a lot of the history and like I said, would love Emmerdale Farm. I love the concept and the set is great of course. I like how it's such a contrast to the other soaps. Now while it has the same set, it feels like all the others. The shows have the same sets but the tone of them all is gone ... anywho, I digress.
I've been trying to narrow down the years to start watching. I have so many random thoughts on the mess they clearly made of this show but I'd almost like to start watching and offer thoughts that way. Who knows? I'd love to but I ebb and flow in my watching of stuff LOL
In terms of the current cast, way too many Dingles still. It's startling how many there are and how many off-spring they have. I like some of them. But still ... lord.
Also seems like they mishandled some vets (Deena Payne as Viv comes to mind) later on in the 2010s.
Watching random 1996/1997 episodes and man, the show has such a primetime feel (I know it's primetime anyway but the show clearly has a budget and it shows). I adore it. All the UK soaps felt like that. I think going to HD has actually lessened that look. Same for US soaps in the 70s-90s. Any of them could have passed for a primetime drama.