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.
Whenever I read this theory I feel the need to squash this myth based on the excellent reporting by Alecia Swasy in her book Soap Opera:: The Inside Story of Proctor & Gamble. The P&G soap ratings had not changed significantly in years and most were still profitable at their cancellation.
However, civil lawsuits based on faulty product science began creating huge losses for the company. Fans tend to personalize the decision because of our devotion to the shows. Yet the truth is that toxic shock from faulty tampons were much more of a concern for P&G than the production of television.
We may think that the company is at fault for ignoring the wishes of fans, but what we should really be mad about is their willingness to foist productions on to the public when scientific testing was either ignored or subverted.
I don't doubt JFP had something to do with SJB's first departure, but since she returned later I always assumed it was something salvageable when cooler heads prevailed? But I have no idea. SJB seems to have had her struggles and she has had some of the worst roles on daytime soaps it's a shame. Was Sarah not available when TB left?
Anyway it's a bummer. Nothing about LW would scream Carly to me even though I know she was what the network always wanted after TB.
It does seem like Carson have a lot of stans online (none here I don't think lol), but so did JaSam and they broke them up. It really seemed like GH was onto something with this Mike/Nina/Jason/Sonny stuff and then they made the least soapy choice available.
Lots of single folks!
I'm in agreement on Mercedes and Sylver. They work for me and I don't really think they need to put the audience through investing in yet another 'good man' for her. He's it (unless the actor bolts then you know the dude is dead)
I liked Brody and the actor was good. It's a bit of a loss but I was feeling like one of Damon/Brody needed to go. Not that I dislike either. Just to free up a spot on the show (I just know the show and it felt like the writing was on the wall).
I know he's apparently popular (and I like that I can almost always say 'I like the actor so it's not their fault') but Warren's time feels up too. It just feels like it's time to let him go. There's still some stuff left but yeah ...