Quote Lizzytish: I had to laugh when I read the title of this thread. We all keep saying we're happy when we get new writers, new EPs etc., but nothing ever changes. We didn't like Lynn Marie Latham; Maria Bell; and now Jill FP.
Let's face it -- the reason soaps are failing is because they have "failed" to keep up with the times. Actually, the same thing is happening in prime time. How many repititions are there of the Law and Order and CSI shows. It's the same crap, just different actors. I give up.
I understand what you are saying but as an SVU fan, I think that most of the recent stories on SVU are related to the current climate of crimes and other issues that they use for their stories on the show. SVU has outlasted all the other law and order shows (law and order, Criminal Intent, etc.) and it focuses on more of present day crimes. I do not watch CSI so I do not know what goes on there. But, I agree about the writing on Y&R that sometimes she is creating drama and needs to not use the same scenarios from her other soaps.