Tuesday, April 17, 2012

After firing vets, Days creates new characters

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It's deja vu all over again. After firing three beloved veteran actors from Days of our Lives, the new idiots-in-charge headwriters Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are busy creating new characters that we are all probably going to hate. Click here to read about the character of "Drew" that is being created. Yes, it could be Andrew Donovan, but who knows? Charles Shaughnessy is already done filming, and Patsy Pease was not brought back at all. Days has tried this concept of firing vets and hiring non-vets, and it's always a miserable failure, for example, Madison James. It is further confirmation to me that Days, NBC, and the new/old writers have no clue what they are doing and don't care what the fans want.

13 comments:

  1. I have heard it is Andrew and i will be thrilled with that :) as a die hard Shane and Kim fan :) though I am still against them firing our VETS!

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  2. 3 vets? I hope this was not a typo and they are keeping Matt! Probably not though. KC is an ass.

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  3. Yes 3 vets, Muldoon, Clark, and Ashford. Sarah Brown isn't a Days vet.

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  4. one word : failure. nuff said.

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  5. I can't imagine Kim referring to Andrew as Drew after what Shane's brother, Drew, did to them.. But what do I know. I hope he's cute w a English accent;)

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  6. Does it matter, these idiots do not do research, they do not think anything through. They do what they want, and they care not an iota about quality. They are incompetent morons, and are enamored by their own pathetic stories, and characters, mostly males who go shirtless, and they apparently fulfill their lusts.

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  7. Hate to say it but it looks to me like they are trying their damnedest to get this show cancelled. I mean what a bunch of assholes!

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  8. Soap fans lack objectivity...Yes, we all have a favorite character and believe that the character we love should be front and center.
    However, it is clear that the appeal of veteran characters sadly did not resonate well with the younger demographic, and thus the cuts. It is a business after all...

    Days did do research amongst its fan base and the research showed that the fans wanted to see Vets and so they brought back a whole slew of veteran actors this past September. At the time, I thought this was too reactionary and not at all objective but rather based upon fan opinions. I thought it was an error to let Crystal Chappel, Nadia Bjorlin and Loiuse Sorrell go. I also thought that the new writing was very likely the wrong team for Days...

    I think to right all of this NBC is acting very proactively and very objectively; the canvas is currently cluttered with too many characters, and like it or not, bringing in young male and young female characters is necessary to bring back all those 18 to 34 year old females lost as a result of this past September's re-boot which was "Veteran Character" heavy. Sadly, the veteran characters did not at all resonate well with a younger audience.

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  9. last Anonym before the re-boot ratings were pretty bad too..the problem: these teams of writers don't know how to write interesting stories no matter who is on the canvas..that is all.
    Create new characters will not change this major problem..just watch..
    p.s: although Will gay story and Sami being finally quite independent and ceo are interesting but not sure the execution is good..

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  10. I hate them for bringing in new characters. Once Carrie and Austin go, I go. I left with them in 2006 and will leave again with them in 2012. Days can't fire my faves and expect me to stick around. HELL NO.

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  11. SHAME ON DAYS....BIG MISTAKE...HUGE!!

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  12. They do need to be creating a decent younger group if the show is to continue; however, they should have given Jack's story proper attention and at least utilized the obvious tension that could have played between Jack and Jennifer. It's not like younger viewers got to see much of Jack. I do think Carrie and Austin have been utter bores, and they did get a lot of screen time.

    The problem is, this "Drew" description sounds like another Rafe/Daniel type. Boring and generic.

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  13. I loved the idea that Carrie and Austin were back ... BUT if they were brought back to break them up and have Carrie all over Rafe... then I'd rather they go. And what is up with Rafe... he'd be the first one on my list to go. Does every one in Salem have to be in love with this guy... Next thing you know Caroline will fall for him.

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