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Just now, MichaelGL said:

Finally an episode without Ben and Kristen/Susan 

They're always much better without them. 

 

I have a feeling that there might be one more twist in the murder mystery though and the murderer is not actually who we think it is. 

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Ben is coming across like a complete psycho. I feel nothing for this serial killer. I love that we have at least three characters that don’t want her to remember that psycho in Ciara, Theo, and Victor. The rest of the town is coddling and enabling Ben.

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Still no announcement about a renewal, So i think im just gonna assume they were and they decided not to make a big announcement this year.

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4 hours ago, Antoyne said:

Ben is coming across like a complete psycho. I feel nothing for this serial killer. I love that we have at least three characters that don’t want her to remember that psycho in Ciara, Theo, and Victor. The rest of the town is coddling and enabling Ben.

Ben is a psycho and that's why I hate his behavior so much.  Because like I said upthread John, Bo, Steve have all done similar crazy things for their amnesiac ladies, but it doesn't come off so awful.   But it's probably because I assume they won't strangle their wives and I am still not convinced Ben won't.

56 minutes ago, Dylan said:

Still no announcement about a renewal, So i think im just gonna assume they were and they decided not to make a big announcement this year.

 

I know nothing about it, but I would assume it's fine?  Is there anything in the works that could possibly replace Days?  A 7th hour of Today lol?

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33 minutes ago, carolineg said:

Ben is a psycho and that's why I hate his behavior so much.  Because like I said upthread John, Bo, Steve have all done similar crazy things for their amnesiac ladies, but it doesn't come off so awful.   But it's probably because I assume they won't strangle their wives and I am still not convinced Ben won't.

 

I know nothing about it, but I would assume it's fine?  Is there anything in the works that could possibly replace Days?  A 7th hour of Today lol?

I think its fine too, But i was just wondering because they ended the season today. 

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Dylan said:

I think its fine too, But i was just wondering because they ended the season today. 

 

 

I am just going to assume no news is good news.  No one involved with the show seems panicked or anything.  I don't think Days is in awesome shape, but it's still probably the best soap airing.  GH and Y&R can be mind numbingly boring, but I think Days is generally entertaining.  They have pacing issues and the sets look like trash, but I don't think anything on Days is a boring as watching Michael/Willow talk on GH.

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25 minutes ago, carolineg said:

I am just going to assume no news is good news.  No one involved with the show seems panicked or anything.  I don't think Days is in awesome shape, but it's still probably the best soap airing.  GH and Y&R can be mind numbingly boring, but I think Days is generally entertaining.  They have pacing issues and the sets look like trash, but I don't think anything on Days is a boring as watching Michael/Willow talk on GH.

 

It doesn't *feel* like a cancellation announcement is coming.
I don't know if I'd affix "best" to the show right now but it has enough bright spots and is trying enough things to be, as you said, entertaining so creatively it doesn't feel like a dying show.

HOWEVER creative quality *at the moment* is not what whoever make those calls base their decisions on.

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2 minutes ago, FrenchBug82 said:

 

It doesn't *feel* like a cancellation announcement is coming.
I don't know if I'd affix "best" to the show right now but it has enough bright spots and is trying enough things to be, as you said, entertaining so creatively it doesn't feel like a dying show.

HOWEVER creative quality *at the moment* is not what whoever make those calls base their decisions on.

 

Yeah, absolutely, but Days has had some awful years.  Years where I felt it should be put out of its misery.  I don't feel like that at all now.  I can tell you a lot of flaws, but I can tell you stuff I like.  I would hate for it to be cancelled now.   I do think there are some legacy/character problems with the show as in I don't know who will be the next lead.  I don't think they have established that generation well outside of Sami, but as long as they still have vets to drive story I guess it's fine.  I would worry about the show in a decade or so when Isabel Durant is the lead or something-if it's still on air but I always feel like Days keeps on ticking like the Energizer Bunny.

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I dont think its being cancelled either, But I'm just a bit curious if they are gonna just let it go on like ABC is with GH?

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Corday's always said that he's determined to get the show to 60 years, plus NBC's always going on about how Days is the number one show on the app and I haven't heard anything about any washed up celebrity trying to get their own talk show lol so I'm just going to assume that things are gonna go well for Days. 

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38 minutes ago, carolineg said:

 

Yeah, absolutely, but Days has had some awful years.  Years where I felt it should be put out of its misery. 

Ironically we agree because I almost added that if quality was the criteria, Days would have been cancelled for a good dozen of the past twenty five years.

And a show like One Life to Live had been a rather positive run of creativity and good press and fan reaction for a few years when it was cancelled (which made it even more of a shock).
So whatever their thought process is, it won't be based on this

Key elements would be ratings - and they don't seem to be noticeably worse than last year - and the financials. And while we are not privy to the latter, it seems to me that hiring Jackee Harry and bringing Ali Sweeney back, neither of which must have come cheap, are a pretty decent sign that the cash situation is better than when they had to release everyone from their contract and go dark for a few months.
Only way creative concerns would influence a cancellation decision would be if the show starts embarrassing the network. And the honest truth is that, while every show has had bad runs (and Y&R's worst a few years ago was worse than anything Days did in the same decade) and individual SL that are cringeworthy, none has the track record than Days has for storylines that are so embarrassing that the network might be uncomfortable airing them in their name. I don't think Days can afford another high-profile misstep, no matter how solid the ensemble is but if it does well in the mid-range, then it will simple be about $

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2 hours ago, FrenchBug82 said:

Ironically we agree because I almost added that if quality was the criteria, Days would have been cancelled for a good dozen of the past twenty five years.

And a show like One Life to Live had been a rather positive run of creativity and good press and fan reaction for a few years when it was cancelled (which made it even more of a shock).
So whatever their thought process is, it won't be based on this

Key elements would be ratings - and they don't seem to be noticeably worse than last year - and the financials. And while we are not privy to the latter, it seems to me that hiring Jackee Harry and bringing Ali Sweeney back, neither of which must have come cheap, are a pretty decent sign that the cash situation is better than when they had to release everyone from their contract and go dark for a few months.
Only way creative concerns would influence a cancellation decision would be if the show starts embarrassing the network. And the honest truth is that, while every show has had bad runs (and Y&R's worst a few years ago was worse than anything Days did in the same decade) and individual SL that are cringeworthy, none has the track record than Days has for storylines that are so embarrassing that the network might be uncomfortable airing them in their name. I don't think Days can afford another high-profile misstep, no matter how solid the ensemble is but if it does well in the mid-range, then it will simple be about $

 

Idk, I feel like Days, much like GH, has always been their own networks favorite.  I think they both have always had a little more leeway especially now since they are the last ones standing.  I can't see how Days/Gh don't make some money.  Obviously, Days works on a shoestring, but I think they still do okay.  Plus, they still resemble a show that was great years ago with all the vets still involved.  They have had a lot of awkward stories, but NBC is a network that greenlit Passions for many years.

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33 minutes ago, carolineg said:

 

Idk, I feel like Days, much like GH, has always been their own networks favorite.

I mean, not to be snarky, but Days has been NBC's only soap for twenty years so it is kind of easy to be their "favorite soap".

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