Nezy wrote:IMO The biggest factor was Jack's not an abbot storyline. Longterm viewers, the most loyal of watchers don't appreciate any writer messing with history to this degree, especially a new writer. If it were BB doing this I don't think viewers would mind as much b/c well BB was a superb writer and created/knows these characters inside out. No one that I know of is watching this storyline and to me the further things go, the more twist, the more frustrating it gets and not in an interesting entertaining way.
The reason I don't watch is the combination of Jack's storyline and the JT abuse storyline. I was never a fan of JT but I knew and grew up watching that generation of youngsters and I just don't appreciate what I think was a HUGE character re-write. The saving grace were the performances by Thad and Amelia and honestly I think if Mal had kept it more about what these things do to families and allow every character involved, including Reed, to have a chance for this to affect them, it would've been a more interesting storyline. This is just my take on it, but having the women bond over this the way they did was the last straw. If Mal wanted to really create a scenario where this kind of coverup would be plausible and make sense then that would've heightened the thrill, but the coverup is beyond stupid and made the entire situation worse and sucked all of the interest I had out of this storyline.
Dina's Alzheimers storyline, one that I thought was incredibly well written and great to watch has turned into a Who's the daddy saga.
I absolutely agree with everything you state. As a 30+ year viewer, I have zero interest in the current srorylines. The Jack not being an Abbott storyline actually annoys me and I can't watch it. The JT coverup storyline is just plain stupid and I feel like watching it is a waste of my time. And so much focus on Devon and Hilary bores me to death. And a Nikki/Arturo/Abby triangle is rediculous beyond words. Where are Michael and Lauren? I can't stand Cane but I am actually missing Lillt and Cane right now. At least they are more interesting than dumb Devon and Hilary.
I skipped three episodes last week and didn't really care.