Quote Coonfoot: I've never started a thread of my own, but I feel the need to. I know a lot of people are complaining about slow storylines, but feel it's important to bring this up. We live in such a fast paced society now and we want our entertainment now, as is provided in Primetime. Weeks or months can go by in 1 hour on Primetime. Traditional Daytime shows (soaps in particular) cannot move that fast, because a lot of material scenes would have to be left out. Soaps have always been at a snail's pace, but I do recall that "back in the day" there would be some fast moving stories, while in the background, there were the real mysteries that moved slow. I wonder if the writers/producers went back to this style of story telling, would it make a difference in complaints. My opinion only.... but, I am liking the show more now than 1 or 2 years ago. I just hope that we don't start seeing the cheesy "outside" scenes like happened on Guiding Light and eventually got it cancelled. As a fan of Y&R, I don't want to lose my soap!
Excellent post. Soaps always have a slower pace than primetime for all the reasons you've listed. The show isn't perfect, but I love it, and wouldn't waste my time watching it if I didn't. I find it entertaining, and it doesn't bother me if some story lines take longer to finish than others. Dropped story lines may concern me a little. We didn't have many of those in the past. Everything usually got resolved, and loose ends were tied up.
I find that with message boards on almost any subject, there will be those who are dissatisfied for one reason or another.