Quote Backstreet: I do think that it needs to be made clear here that it is the writing that is killing off Y&R and B&B, not the romantic pairings or the actors characters. I don't expect these soaps to write for me and what I want. What I expect from them is to give me a story and good love affair that will make me want to watch them. I don't want to dictate to the show what I want to see because I don't get paid to tell them what to do.
First of all...I DO! I want to dictate what the show does b/c they are writing it for ME, the viewer. Second, the couples and pairings, ARE the writing, s/l's, etc. Therefore, do better with writing these couples. Phick is stale, stagnant, been-there-done-that, completely unbelieveable as a couple, boring, and in the past....time to move on! Many people were outraged at Shadam (although I liked them) and now Shictor (which is so completely ridiculous and out of character for BOTH Victor & Sharon). I mean, c'mon, the romantic pairings is why people watch, as you say, for a great love affair, to be entertained, to be glued to the tv. Shictor, and certainly Phick, do NOT make people want to watch. Lane are hardly ever on. Chloe and Kevin...really? She was with Chance then Ronan then jumped to Kevin!!!
If you want to write the story, then ask for the job. These are all stories like you would read in a book. However, those stories that we read in a book, those written well, are much more detailed and better researched. The idea of a really good, award winning writer, is the creativity behind the story and the plot that drives it. As for couples? How did I know that I would like Chelsea with Adam? I sure didn't, but look at me, I love this couple! Who knew? If you like the story you read it and if you don't like the story, you don't buy the book. Same with soaps. This one is just lacking in really good stories. I love Phick but I will be the first to say that MAB really can't write for them like Latham could. I am hoping that it gets better and I am hoping that MAB will recruit new writers. In vein, I assure you, but I do hope. I happen to like Chloe and Kevin but I don't like the way they are not written well. Any unlikely couple can give out fireworks with the proper writing. Look at Phick. Who would have thought that they would rock this show the way they have? They are smokin hot and have developed the most supportive fan base ever. They have a huge fan base now. That is why they are back together. In a very strange way, I like the Shicktor pairing as well. I think that this did end up where it has been going for years. Getting out of the system, so to speak, is worth the story. They have always been very seductive and it eventually had to play out that way as long as Sharon wasn't with Adam or Nick. The question after this is what to do with Sharon now? I also like Billy and Vikki but again, the writing hasn't been there for them in a long while. It is all about the creativity of the writers and last night we all saw it for ourselves. No one is impressed with the writing on either show the Bell's have.