Hey Rfan, Suds, danee, restless, shorty, Shay, et all
Its not a permanent thing, I'm only temporarily
back Laners since JFP & Co feel the need to trash CK/Lily I feel the need to say something about it otherwise I don't give a rat's patottie what they do or don't do. To say this show has soured me is an understatement.
I just wanted to add few points to this entire debacle that begun with Mab and Co.
I have already stated many times that the reason they hate Lane so much is because of the CK / Lily factor. The statement stands for itself.
It is also important to note that I never complained about this bigotry against Christel before MAB & Co took over. There is a very important distinction before Mab started running this show into the ground and now we have JFP and Co which is pretty much the same regime with different people.
I never saw this racial mentality become a front runner on YR before not like this.
With Mab and JFP who think that one person of colour is interchangeable with another, I think Suds
stated it best in her former post on this thread so I'm not going to repeat because it was perfectly said. But for them to think that somehow they could get rid of Christel purely because they hired another AA actress as if somehow that satisfies their quota and that would somehow make it ok for them to continue to treat CK like dirt, is mind boggling. Do you know where they get these ideas from? the soap press and the six playhaters on MBs like DC and SOC. They think because they see the soap press hate on CK that somehow they are speaking for the majority. They think because the CK/Lane hating soap press love to hate on her saying how she isn't "black" enough or "white" enough or she doesn't "act black" or whatever bs they love spouting, that somehow they are speaking for everybody.
I don't give a damn what the soap press thinks. I never have. They do not influence me in any way shape or form. I have a mind of my own and I make good use of it, thank you. But for them to continue to cater to these bigots on both sides of the isle, really speak to heart of the higher ups IMHO
It tells me something about the way they think, about they way they view the world in a way.
And I am not against the new gal, I am sure she is very nice and I know sometimes I may come across as very harsh with my posts and I apologise for them but I will still say whats on my mind, nevertheless. It will not come as a shock that I am all about Lane DG and CK. duhhh but the point is, if they are really interested in diversity, supposedly, they would start with Lane and anyone else they hired on the show, they would not be there because of some ulterior motive. All these newbies in Lane's orbit they are only there for one reason and one reason only, to tear them apart. Thats it. Its not about telling a story and neither is it about "diversity" its about tptb hiding behind the new hires while they try to commit some atrocity on Lane and the respective actors because they have become too popular and apparently I hear that is not good for the show, for some reason or other LOL!
But it is ok for them to force their contrived bland useless couples and characters down our throats, thats what's good for the show!
They can't have CK be the lead she has earned they must force their ideas of leading ladies on everyone, because once again they don't get it that the majority of the audience identify with CK. They can not replace what she brings to YR. It will never happen and thats alright with tptb because they don't want "someone like" her being too popular, they have their little segment of narrowminded people to play up to.
Where our truth lies as people is most often revealed in our works. And especially in the world of soaps because what they portray in these characters more & more its about satisfying their own needs and fantasies and not necessarily what they audience wants to see.
They don't want or need a thinking audience. Like JFP stated in her interview to paraphrase we are stupid and must be shown what we like.
We the Lane fans who have supported not only Lane but Daniel and
Christel and YR, we don't know what we're doing, she says.
JFP knows better and she will force her vision on everyone whether
they like it or not.
Our love for Lane stems from our love and respect for CK and DG. At least thats how I feel. I have never put so much into a fictional couple before in my life.
And in all the years I had watched these soaps I have never seen anyone quite like Lane. Because there has never been anyone like them and I highly doubt there ever will be. Great couples come and go, but a unique couple like Lane lives on in the memories of the audience and fans for years.
I hope CK and DG realise what they have created, I hope they don't listen to the naysayers and the haters.
Why do you guys think there has been so much envy and hatred towards them? its because they are unique.
Its because the characters of Lily and Cane are unique and thats why you see MAB and JFP destroying those very qualities that make them so.
Mab tried to destroy Cane and now JFP is trying to destroy Lily and thereby destroy Christel. Because lets be truthful here people, lets not beat about the bush, the downfall of Lily ashby the character will be the downfall of CK the actress. If Lily is done CK will be done. That means that Lane will also be done and after thinking about it I don't DG is going to be very safe either.
He is just a means to an end for them. They might try to pair him with one of their so called leading ladies and even that will only be disastrous and he too will be on his way out. Come on its true and you all know it.
And here is another very important thing to note:
JFP has been trying to force SB and his character on the YR audience.
He hasn't been doing very well. But just like on GH it has to be all about him.
JFP not only hates Lane and CK for who they are and what they stand for,
but I also suspect she feels that they are somehow standing in the way of SB.
Don't forget that Lane (DG & CK) are the most popular on YR and eliminating them will pave the way for SB and all the other tptb pets to be #1 which will never happen whether Lane is there or not because once again they don't get it. They don't get it because they don't want to. The fans love who they love, they can't force people to like who they
don't like no matter how much they try.
And no matter what they do, they will never replace the magnetism of Daniel and Christel and the very unique couple they portray. Its not about putting two people together its not about having them repeat the words that Lane have said to each other in a failed attempt to duplicate their unique chemistry. They keep trying to recreate another Lane with other people as long as its not Daniel and Christel, right. Thats why its imperative for them to try and turn around the character of Lily and then force this new version of her on the audience as if it were fact, as if it has merit. No its Not fact and has less than zero merit.
JFP and Co are taking the Mab rewrite of Lily and trying to make something of it. It has failed and will continue to fail because just like with her predecessor she did not take into account the impact CK herself has on YR and in daytime.
They are not taking into account once again that we the fans have watched Lily grow up on this show and that we have a connection to that character because of CK. Lily is not just anyone. She is cultured sophisticated she grew up in Paris. She is not a typical character. Thats what they are trying to turn her into.
She is strong and resilient. She has over come every obstacle they put infront of her....They thought it would destroy her but it only made her stronger. She is smart intelligent and compassionate. That is why people are drawn to the character of Lily.
She is not a pushover contrary to how Mab and JFP would portray her!
She loves and she cares deeply about her family and friends. True Friendships another rare commodity in her life these days, don't you agree. SMDH on YR
I long for the days of William bell (may he rest in peace) and LML. I know LML wasn't perfect but she understood her audience in much the same way BB did. During both regimes there was true diversity in YR. LML had begun to put the winters back on the map again like BB did. She created Lane one of the most successful pairings in daytime, ever.
When she created Lane and wrote for them the ratings were the highest
they had ever been.
stated once again in the above post they use them as bait to attract viewers but that does not work anymore. Any new viewers who tune into YR because of Lane are immediately disappointed when they realise they have been misled.
...Off my soap box for now I have a couple of things to attend to! Always love my Lane no matter what, that will never change and neither will my support for CK and DG, love these two people. They are truly special much like the LaneFamily they brought together
ITA that the soap press and who ever decides the Emmy awards are killing soaps. I think I heard that Days, which I know on 2 occasions had a women from 19-49 category rating below ½ a million, was selected as the 1 soap. With numbers like those I doubt if it will be around.
I have a different view on the Tyler and the new characters. Let me say emphatically, neither 1 of them has any business in Lane’s romantic orbit Period!!! For me, when people say that this is only a soap, I think that it is an employer that provides jobs to actors. I am disrespectful when people of African descent do not have the same opportunities as other actors. I am bothered that neither RW nor the other actress will have the same opportunities as other actors. The fact that TPTB thought that they could bring in a handsome man without adding content illustrates their total disrespect for AA women viewers. The Tyler character was suppose to enter the Winters segregated compound at Jabot Fashion and hold Lily there with him.
DG/Cane may temporarily benefit from Lane’s break up. TPTB wants Cane to be a powerful force in GC, and he cannot assume that position with a AA wife. If fans leave as a reaction to Lily’s debasement, TPTB will not take responsibility for their actions; they will probably blame DG.