Quote Ken in GA: Hello all. This board has been very quiet lately and I'm sure it has to do with the fact that we are seeing less and less of Will and Sonny. To be quiet honest, I'm so disappointed in this show right now I can't even find words to express it. The writers have totally dropped the ball when it comes to the Will and Sonny storyline. BUT ... I have a theory.
I attribute most of it to poor writing, but a small portion to the fact that Chandler Massey is leaving the part in December. Folks, I know what I'm about to say is going to be totally unpopular, but I honestly believe if Chandler had handled his announcement of his plans to leave a bit more professionally, we would be seeing our boys more on screen. Chandler messed up BIG TIME when he surprised the people at Days with his announcement of his plans to leave at the end of his contract. This mistake led to him being released early (fired) from his contract and to the writers minimizing the Will/Sonny storyline. And, to add to this mess, poor Freddie Smith suffers because he has less and less airtime.
Now, I don't place the total blame on Chandler. In fact, I really like this guy and think he's a great actor. I think he just got caught up in the moment and said things he shouldn't have said at that moment. The writers are my big problem! So much .... SO MUCH ... could be done with the Will and Sonny storyline, regardless of Chandler leaving. These writers have dropped so many potential good stories involving our guys. Let's think back to the conversation between Will and Sonny on his dorm room floor. We saw the end of the conversation where Sonny told Will he didn't really have to tell him all of that. Why couldn't we have seen the entire conversation. God knows, we have to suffer through enough conversation with Jennifer and Daniel on petty stuff! More recently, what about the misunderstanding between Will and Sonny where Sonny kept the fact that Gabi was sleeping with Nick. Their argument was lukewarm at best and was resolved so quickly .... within a matter of minutes. I don't know about you guys, but I would have liked to see a bit more emotion, arguing, and maybe hurt feelings that would better reflect them as a couple and the trust that should be present between them. But no .... it was all tied up in a neat, tidy package in 7 minutes.
And that's another thing .... at most, our guys get 9 - 10 minutes during an episode a couple of times a week (if we're lucky). How long have we had to suffer through some of these other storylines! UGHH!!! These writers are terrible and should be replaced! I understand that the Will and Sonny storyline can't be everything to this show, but I honestly believe these guys were the reason that Days won the Emmy for best soap.
These are just my opinions. What do you all think?
Chandler at the Emmy’s was in June and with the 4 month tape advance, I believe what we’re seeing now is prior to what he announced about going back to school. There’s no doubt in my mind that TPTB had some clue to what Chandler was thinking about because in a business like that you would need to have some kind of s/l advance notice but it just slipped out of Chandler when all those reporters were in his face asking him questions. Even the fans knew before hand that his contract was going to be up soon so I don’t buy that TPTB was blindsided by the news.
I feel that the main problem is not the writers but TPTB who are telling the writers what to do because these are the same writers who gave us last years scenes so I think there needs to be a management change.