Quote HouseTops: I think the past should stay in the past and let the future unfold. I love most of DOOL. This soap has always been my favourite and is today and tomorrow. ;)
The problem with this is "the past" was SO much more popular than the present so having the "future unfold" (which it's been doing for a couple of decades now) has been a dismal failure with recent writing teams. The "past" kept the show strong & ALWAYS stayed in the top tier of the ratings. The present & "unfolding future" have brought it to & KEPT it on the bottom of the ratings - that's why that's not good for DAYS. They don't have to keep writing ABOUT the past, but just because a character is a vet who has a REAL connection to the show's foundation doesn't mean they should be tossed or used as props & window dressing for others - they're still talented and POPULAR and should be utilized with decent story material along WITH the younger/future of the show. These writers have not done that & it's just about finally killed DAYS. They could've, and very obviously SHOULD'VE, balanced better while bringing on the younger while the "future unfolds"! DAYS was once my fave too and I held on a LONG time hoping they'd come around and see what was happening & why, but they didn't & persisted with a failed agenda and pushed me & thousands of others away. They showed they didn't care so I finally quit watching altogether last year! Don't miss what they had onscreen at all - it was a good call by me. Glad you still love it - they must be showing you & some like you what you enjoy - just not many left in the audience as the ratings prove & that's the choice of tptb!
It seems TPTB could see that GT, or whoever is PUSHING Rafe, is going to kill Days, just like the other 4 shows Rafe's featured on in "List of Shows". The Dude can't act.
GT has been allowed to come on Days and bring his favs and push out all the actors who made the show. Like the fans are too Dumb to notice. Well we're not. ~) This is JMO. Maybe I'm off base. Bit I am sick of the Rafe&Gabi show!!!
I Agree that the newbies have kind of taken over the show. And the vets...whatever happend to John Black and Marlena? they are laughable now. Get rid of them if this is the kind of material you give them. If they hadn't brought Kristen back to the show, I couldn't even watch it. At least one vet has a strong storyline and is WATCHABLE. I'm about sick of Sami and I cannot stand Nick and Gabi. I cannot stand them at ALL they are the worst...get rid of them, fast! have them leave town or something. Horrible.
I don't think Rafe is the problem, he was good on Passions he's good here. He just needs a decent story. We really don't need to see these characters constantly just butting in on conversations or overhearing conversations...that doesn't cut it as a storyline.
but it's only a matter of time before the show gets the axe. They can't keep going with these idiotic moments that they think are plot. Someone always walking in on someone etc. Writers not the actors have to shape up and fix it.