Thursday, May 19, 2011

Who didn't think Corday was going to fuck this up?

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Ken Corday in his infinite wisdom hired two ex writers for Passions according to SON to write for Days of our Lives. As we all know, the writing on Passions was thoroughly embarrassing to the entire soap genre. With the hiring of Marlene Clark Poulter and Darrell Ray Thomas Jr., shows us that Gary Tomlin for some unknown reason still has his job. At least Poulter has written for Days before as a Script Writer: 1991 - 1993 and then as Associate Head Writer: 1993 - 1999. Thomas wrote for Passions only. Actually, there's not much information out there about him. So Corday passed up Sheri Anderson for these two? Yes of course, I will give them the benefit of the doubt, but Corday really missed out on returning DOOL to its glory years.

6 comments:

  1. I do not think Sheri would want to be HW, but I hope she would be a consultant. She was that in the late 80s and early 90s.

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  2. Just whe I thought KC had extracted his head from his out of his ass................

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  3. 2 more Tomlin cronies.

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  4. For about an hour I thought the show possibly had a future. IF KC has not learned to distance himself from Passions yet he never will. Still shows GT has a lot of power.

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  5. I don't know about you guys but as a fan I would be worry. For some weird reason, it seems like a soap go into a downspiral when a female and a male or dual headwriters are at the helm. From GL, GH, DAYS, AMC, and Y&R, to name a few, the soaps seem to go into a boring period for the most part.

    I know, I know, most soaps are in the shitter right now but I was just pointing out a pattern I see in the last few years.

    Just saying...

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  6. DAYS was fairly decent in 1990 when Schootle -- Charles Shaughnessy's sister-in-law -- and Richard Allen were head writers. We had one of the best DAYS stories the Cruise That Defied Description, Julie was a strong character, J/J were developing, and it was about the only time for me Roman/John was interesting, he was just a regular blue collar cop, not a superhero, and his relationship with Isabella was nice.

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