Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Most brilliant thing I've read online in a long time

I hope TPTB read this thread.  Great job by the writer of this post.  This person summed up exactly what the old school fans of Days of Our Lives miss with our show.

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What I Miss Most About DOOL

I miss:

People falling in love with no distraction. Taking their time. Discovering each other.

Family talks between people who really care. The kind that ends in a hug.

Those big dances and events. When everyone got dressed up and came together. The 4th of July Picnic. The Titan bashes. Those times when fans got to see people who don't usually interact get together.

Aww moments. A baby born surrounded by happy people. A wedding that everyone wants to happen.

Supercouples. People who took their time coming together but once they did, stuck together.

Couples that bring out the best in each other.

The fun couples. They had a way of bringing a little lightness and fun even in the darkest storyline. They made you smile even laugh when the rest of the show made you spitting angry or cry.

Good, wholesome families. The father and mother everyone wishes they had. The protective but loving brother. The stubborn but loyal sister.

I feel that none of DOOL's current main stories feature these elements. I miss watching them.



Link to the thread.

What do you guys think?

31 comments:

  1. Queen of the NightOctober 12, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Diva ITA with all this poster is saying. We have none of that now. I also would like to add that I would like to see more great villians like Stefano used to be. They have all lost their villian mojo. Give us back great bad guys like the Stefanos, Victors and Vivians of old. Even the more crazy and sweevil ones like Andre. Salem really needs that excitement back.

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  2. I miss the build up to the first date, the first kiss, the meeting of the family, the build up to the proposal, and the wait for the acceptance. I miss the bride going down a well planed wedding isle. The flowers and the beautiful dresses. I miss the honeymoon story and the special announcement of the baby on it's way. I miss the excitement of the birth but not until a proper baby shower was given. I miss so many of the vets that I cannot count them all. I miss Tony/Andre and Anna as a couple with all their funny yet very dramatic stories. I miss the Days of old. I miss the real DAYS. DAYS! Bring back Tanna!!!

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  3. I agree with all of the above. After watching Days for about 30 years, I almost gave up on it. The only thing that kept me watching was the Alice Horton/Frances Reid memorial tribute which was wonderful. I'm still watching now but find myself with my finger on the fast-forward button. The show is just so BORING.

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  4. Most if not all soap fans want those things, but without new writers we won't see them on DOOL.

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  5. ITA with everybody on here,Days isn't Days,yes you can have some changes,but keep the same idea that Ken C. parents started with!
    Have/Will not watch one,two or three overkill of the same characters!
    Days needs a whole new writing team that knows the characters and the history!
    Like Ken C. him self said "He Has The Best Writers He Ever Had",yea right,I and others I know Don't Watch,Hey Ken C. look at your/parents show ratings right now or this year!

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  6. I've been watching clips and storylines from the show on YouTube from 1983-1985, and back then the show had all the elements you described, and there is nothing compared to any of that on the show.
    Back then, there was Bo and Hope, Melissa and Pete, Shane and Kimberly, Liz and Neil, Tony and Anna, guys like Alex Marshall and Larry Welch, who were in the middle between good and bad but mainly looking out for themselves, you had villains written right and not cartoonish as Stefano and Victor were written back then, and we had the families. I was only in elementary school back then, but it was way better than anything I've seen on daytime and on Days of Our Lives in a long, long time.

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  7. Oh and a couple that fits in with the ones above that got real short shrift but was written in the classic supercouple manner, but had to go through way more obstacles than any other than normal, at least in my opinion, is Sami and Lucas.

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  8. EXACTLY that is what DOOL is missing so blatantly these days it is so boring and silly now!! BRING BACK SHANE AND KIMBERLY AND THIER KIDS,, that would be a good start! ;)

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  9. Sami and Lucas ?! Well they were cute for a time but the guy always did compare her to her perfect sister Carrie and belittled her whereas he was not better than her. Why Sami has always to be paired with judgemental, self-righteous guys who think they are better than her, it is sickening and boring really.
    And don't get me start with the rest of the show..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  10. Sami and Lucas had alot of potential and chemistry but the writers wasted their chance. For me nothing can match Jack and Jennifer they had chemistry, humor, adventure, and drama. I remember coming home from school every day and the first thing I did was check the VCR to see what happened. I must have watched the fire truck episode 3 times the day it came on.

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  11. To the Lumi fans: I've been trying to get Bryan on our btr show for months! Work some magic on him will ya?

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  12. I always loved Jack and Jennifer, too. Any Hortons and Bradys and their spouses need to be brought back.

    Thanks Diva of DOOL! Hope you can snag Bryan

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  13. I hope so too. Bryan's so much fun.

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  14. Boring! What a bunch of old ladies!

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  15. Lucas sucks it! Rafe is the MAN! Get over it! LUCAS IS DEAD AND NEVER COMING BACK ON THIS SHOW!

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  16. Rafe and Sami are the real love story here, not Lucas. What Lucas and Sami had was puppy love. Rafe loves her unconditionally.

    TPTB brought in Rafe for Sami. No need for Lucas anymore. Buh bye Loser, I mean Lucas!

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  17. Lucus is lame. rafe is hot. Bo and Hope are the best. Please no more Carly.

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  18. I have been watching the show for two years and I have never seen a more romantic love story than SAFE as there love is so touching and endearing. I just love watching them everyday and can't wait to come home from work and watch them on my tv screen and fast forward through everyone elses scenes as who cares about any other characters other than hot Rafe and Sami. I also love Sami on the biggest loser and think she is the best actress and Rafe is the best actor on the show.

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  19. SAFE FANS UNITE-THE BEST LOVE STORY DOOL FANS HAVE EVER SCENE.

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  20. Oh man the crazy Safe fans (what they are more than 2 ?! crazy..i kid (well almost..lol) did invade your blog diva..AU SECOURS !!!
    Help us please !
    Anyway for me Rafe and Sami is the worst thing on this show right now, this pairing totally destroys the character of Sami who was before one of my favorite IMO. But of course to each his own..i just know i am really really not alone with this opinion...

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  21. If Sami and Lucas is puppy love, that puppy is a rockwilder. LOL!

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  22. You mean a Rottweiler right? Hello spell check! Yeah there are tons of SAFE fans didn't you get the memo? Why do you think Sami is with Rafe and not that lil loser Lucas??? Ken Corday hired a REAL man for Sami. Not teeny tiny wittle Lucas!

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  23. don't hate on safe. we got rid of lucas and we will do the same to ej d. there are millions of us who watch. sami n rafe are awesome

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  24. SAFE foreva haters! Woot woot!

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  25. No i don't get the memo,i just get the memo that the show writes Sami and Rafe as the new money couple of their soap and the ratings are awful awful awful : THAT it is the memo ! lol

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  26. Millions of viewers ?! lol The ratings were better when Sami was with Brandon,Austin, Lucas or Ej and even when at this time the ratings were not always very good they were still better than now with the "great love" of Sami and Rafe and Sami as the ultimate damsell in distress (total character assasination) but still a sociopath with no remorse : congratulation Corday you have officially destroyed the character of Sami Brady.

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  27. Rafe and Sami are not bringing down the ratings, Chloe Dan and Melanie ARE! Those idiots were featured everyday last week and almost every day for the last month. Put the blame where IT belongs.

    Don't be jealous just because Lucas is gone. Is that where your anger lies? There are LOTS of SAFE fans out there and don't you forget it.

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  28. Don't hate on Lucas. He was better than Rafe!

    Personally, I prefer EJ. But to each his own.

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  29. Oh people don't like Sami and Rafe. Well boo freaking hoo. They are the future!

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  30. Safe safe safe safe safe safe safe! More safe, please!

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  31. Lucas and Sami loved each other as adults. For those that don't know or didn't bother watching Lucas and Sami fall in love don't make assumptions on when they did. They were not in love as teens, no puppy love, they fell deeply and madly in love as adults, so know what you are talking about before you go ahead saying that Safe is the best thing to happen to Days. To my knowledge Safe isn't working any Luminous Magic actually their story is only marginally better than Ejami, life with it, no one is hating on Rafe, those that started the Lucas bashing are the only ones that are jealous and they fear he might actually come back and blow everyone out of the water!

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