Quote tariro: The problem with Brady for me is surprisingly not his sleeping with his dad's ex but the lack of reasoning behind it and a lot of other things he has done. The writers don't really bother to make us understand Brady's issues,things just seem to happen to him and he wades through it cluelessly which then makes it difficult to sympathise with his character. At least Kristen is a well established character and we have her backstory so I can always figure out why she does the things she does and why the vengeance means so much to her. With Brady ,I'm just like "WHY?!" with every scene. I don't know if he has ever truly been in love he jumps into bed with women way to fast for me to understand. Actually a lot of the men on this show need more layering and a proper backstory!
"Backstory" isn't in the vocabulary of these writers (and several writing teams in the last couple of decades)! They don't know anything about character development! They DO better with the characters THEY care about but, apparently, Brady, right now, is mostly about propping Kristen & used in bed with someone when necessary. That is a HUGE problem with the show nowadays - most of their characters don't have enough "backstory" to keep them true to themselves OR the story worth sinking your teeth into! In the past when DAYS was quality & you could invest in characters/couples AND sl's that was an important part of the show AND why it was popular because they were strong on character development, keeping stories going (not just dropping them) & staying true to the show's foundation & history instead of rewriting history. That's what's lacking today and there's a huge void & why it doesn't STAY solid/established anymore!