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James Scott. He was never excellent but he wasn't always the shamelessly godawful spectacle that he is now. I sincerely hope that his post-Days plans include spending most of his time getting high in caves in Peru because he will never get hired to do anything of genuine note with the work he's done at Days over the last three years or so.

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No mention of Drake Hogestyn yet?

He has to get good first. ;)

I wouldn't accuse Robin Strasser of phoning in even her hotline. Does she exaggerate (i.e., chew scenery) in order to overcome subpar material? Definitely. She's someone who is always in need of a good director who knows how to reel her in. But phoning it in? I'd have to respectfully disagree there.

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Rebecca Budig, especially during the "Real Greenlee" year before she went over the cliff.

Not that she was ever brilliant, but she showed some spark. On her final return, when she married David, she showed a lot of spark then as well. Wonder what may have happened if the show hadn't been cancelled.

I think it also was the writers didn't know what to do with Greenlee or had a grasp on the character when Budig returned
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No mention of Drake Hogestyn yet? For shame.

Did he ever try to act to begin with? He isnt on my list for the Who used to be good but now phones it in list for the same reason Ronn Moss isn't. Because they NEVER were good to begin with.

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With her incredible talent and delicious voice, she could get away with delivering her lines with just the required amount of energy, but towards the end of her GL run, Beverlee McKinsey seemed exhausted. And she was, we'd find out.

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Did he ever try to act to begin with? He isnt on my list for the Who used to be good but now phones it in list for the same reason Ronn Moss isn't. Because they NEVER were good to begin with.

Beat me to it.

However, Hogestyn wasn't bad in some stuff I've seen from 1987-88 and I like a lot of his work with Genie Francis. I'll give him credit for the start of RoboJohn, too. He dumped all of his familiar catchphrases and twitching and the smarmy character actually worked ... until they let him start warming up to Marlena again and the Paul Hollingsworth storyline.

After Wayne Northrop's depature, Hogestyn and Dee Hall brought out some of the worst in each other.

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For some reasons I dont thinki Jon Aniston is phoniing it in but playing the character the way he thinks he is supposed to play it.

He doesnt have much range tbh but there is a little something that makes his noticeably limited portrayal kind of endearing somehow.

Dont ask me to explain it better than this because I really cant but he wouldnt be the first one i would single out on DAYS as a "phoner"

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