: I'm "HEATED" about the VETS, who can either take a backseat or prop & pimp the Faves.
The VETS (who BTW MADE DOOL).. are lucky to get a line or so each week. Sometimes months..
I could go on and on and Name each Veteran Actor and how their Character has been CHANGED to push, prop, pimp the Newbie Faves... But We ALL know it already..
Shame on you Corday....
As a DOOL's fan from the very beginning (with a few breaks along the way), my favorites "back in the day" are the VETS today. I mean people like Alice and Tom's sons and daughters, Marlena/John/Roman, Bo/Hope, Kayla/Patch, Jenn/Jack, etc.
I'm sure TPTB and the writers are trying to appeal to a different age demographic after 40 Plus years. My generation may want to see some of those VETS more than the newbies, but mistaken or not, I'm sure the main office believes it knows what's the best way to ensure our show's future: Off with the old, on with the new. I am "heated" about that, but change gets harder and harder for people my age to accept.
GREAT post and I'm with you all the way (and also agree with "zuzu's" comments)! TPTB chose not only to bring in "newbies", which is fine, necessary, & understandable, to try & appeal to a younger audience, but there was absolutely NO reason to toss aside, use & abuse the established, popular, recognizable vets who brought the show to greatness & kept it in the top tier of the ratings throughout the show's life. By backburnering & taking the vets' story material away & using them only as props in stories for the younger/newbies they lost their solid, substantial audience who'd been there for the long haul! These vet characters were hardly too old or unappealing - quite the opposite - & they kept the show true to it's history (until show & character history was changed/rewritten to suit the newbie sl which plays to a MUCH smaller audience than it could have)! My question has been all along, "Why not appeal to ALL?" Why throw a loyal audience to the wolves while "trying" to bring in the younger crowd? Didn't they EVER see that wasn't working - the younger crowd doesn't STAY in the audience - they go & come? Why not utilize ALL the popular characters while blending the new in with the established core characters AND the popular, established stories to stay true to history? There's NOTHING to sink your teeth into nowadays (starting several years ago) & way too much bedhopping to enjoy or believe in a tru-love story! They lost thousands of viewers in recent years because the show is no longer recognizable as DAYS! Even now they're bringing in/back characters who will make/made NO positive impact whatsoever. The ratings sunk to the bottom doing this & have been planted there ever since & tptb obviously don't care!! Anyway, we ALL know what they could've & should've done but they refuse. Along with this keeping me "heated about DOOL" I stay "heated" they haven't shown the amazing character of Bo & the incredible love story of Bope (the things that argurably were the most powerful, positive, & popular about DAYS' history & kept it so highly rated for DECADES) the respect they deserve by giving Bo a quality, heartwarming exit sl and ending Bope in the respecful, acceptable, believably way they deserve!! Other characters who brought a whole lot less to this show than Bo and sl's a whole lot less - not even comparable - have received decent, heartwrenching exits. It's been cruel the way their fans have been treated by recent writing teams and SO unnecessary! I know I post this message relentlessly, but they can't hear it enough because it's been so blatant on their part!