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DAYS: Bill Hayes' 50th Anniversary episode today

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4 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

Not that Julie really needed another child by a man she was in a failed marriage to but she could have used another child for story in later years.

 

Remember, though, this is DAYS, where anything -- ANYthing -- is possible.

 

(I won't say anymore, since I don't want to be accused of putting something else out there, lol.)

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Just now, Khan said:

 

Remember, though, this is DAYS, where anything -- ANYthing -- is possible.

 

(I won't say anymore, since I don't want to be accused of putting something else out there, lol.)

 

True. I could be crass about Ron but this isn't the appropriate thread for that type of talk. Anyway, I'm just so glad and so amazed Bill made it to 50 years, especially after the purges in the '80s. I didn't watch the episode but I'm glad he at least got one.

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3 hours ago, Paul Raven said:

Current shows need to look at this era for inspiration instead of trying to replicate the 80's and 90's without the budget to support it.

 

Yes, I've said the same thing before - soaps need to look back to the beginnings now that they're all on a budget. I'm not saying that they should do the exact same thing (obviously, the one-scene-per-act wouldn't work today), but going back to the characters more than cheap stunts.

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39 minutes ago, te. said:

 

Yes, I've said the same thing before - soaps need to look back to the beginnings now that they're all on a budget. I'm not saying that they should do the exact same thing (obviously, the one-scene-per-act wouldn't work today), but going back to the characters more than cheap stunts.

Agree completely...those loooong scenes wouldn't cut it today but if you look at today's shows, sometimes all they do is take a five minute scenes and chop it up so we keep going back to it.

Most of the stories from the 60's and 70's could work today with a bit of tweaking.

Speaking of babies, interesting that back then pregnancies and babies were used more sparingly .

Compare to today on Y&R for example where there are kids galore.

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The clips are amazing! Thanks for posting @jam6242

 

Soaps do need to get back to those slow moving character driven storylines, especially ones like Doug and Julie's story. Things move too fast nowadays and other stories that writers want to stretch out fall apart because they don't know how to stretch them out. Hell, I even think the Ben and Ciara story would have been a lot better had it been slow moving and character driven as opposed to what we saw.

5 hours ago, Paul Raven said:

Speaking of babies, interesting that back then pregnancies and babies were used more sparingly .

Compare to today on Y&R for example where there are kids galore.

That was DAYS for a while too. A baby was born every year from 2003 to 2010.

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6 hours ago, AbcNbc247 said:

Hell, I even think the Ben and Ciara story would have been a lot better had it been slow moving and character driven as opposed to what we saw.

 

Exactly.  If DAYS had taken the time to redeem Ben more properly and then illustrate to us why he and Ciara belong together, putting them through years of obstacles before finally bringing them together, I'd be on their side.

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6 hours ago, AbcNbc247 said:

Soaps do need to get back to those slow moving character driven storylines, especially ones like Doug and Julie's story. Things move too fast nowadays and other stories that writers want to stretch out fall apart because they don't know how to stretch them out. Hell, I even think the Ben and Ciara story would have been a lot better had it been slow moving and character driven as opposed to what we saw.

 

I think the issue is that they tend to try to stretch out pure plot driven stories, which in turns effects the writing of the characters because not only do they have to keep adding twist after twist they have to pretend that these characters wouldn't catch on. The Gina/Stevano plot is an example of this - like, at least explain why her DAUGHTER wouldn't know that her mother isn't herself at all? And wouldn't people like Hope and Steve be absolutely broken as people as a consequence of years and years of brainwashing?

 

In the past they tended to have character development with plots driven above it. Now we kind of just have plot after plot with characters as empty canvases for said plots.

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35 minutes ago, Khan said:

 

Exactly.  If DAYS had taken the time to redeem Ben more properly and then illustrate to us why he and Ciara belong together, putting them through years of obstacles before finally bringing them together, I'd be on their side.

I would’ve loved that. And I’m sure the Twitter mob that Ron, Ken and the rest of them are trying to appease with lousy writing would have loved it too. 

22 minutes ago, te. said:

In the past they tended to have character development with plots driven above it.

This is exactly what DAYS needs to get back to.

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1 hour ago, te. said:

And wouldn't people like Hope and Steve be absolutely broken as people as a consequence of years and years of brainwashing?

 

At this point, Hope and Steve should be languishing in some mental institution.

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