So Days Is Totally Getting Canceled Next Year, Right?
Well, there's more backstage turmoil afoot at Days of Our Lives, where co-executive producer Ed Scott has been fired. (And there's more to the drama, including rumored replacements; check out Daytime Confidential's other entries for the details.) I'm no expert, but running through head writers and showrunners like knock-off Kleenex is a bad sign, right? For a show already rumored to be on the brink of cancellation? Executive producer Ken Corday sure does make some interesting decisions. I'm particularly skeptical since I read the rumor that he's a huge fan of Dena Higley, doesn't want to see her go, and would choose her over Ed Scott; and that's following up on the 90s, when he was apparently a big fan of James E. Reilly. Does he actually watch the show? Like, with the volume on?
I am intrigued, however, by this idea of inheriting your parents' job. Maybe it's just that I have no frame of reference for that kind of thing. I mean, my father built power plants and my mother was a flight attendant, whereas I find even light-switches puzzling and rarely hand out peanuts to strangers. I understand there is such a thing as the family business, but shouldn't that be reserved for things like plumbing or furniture sales? It seems like helming a television show requires a very specific skill set, one which can't necessarily be taught (even assuming someone wants to learn). I assume Ken Corday is a nice/good guy, and maybe the fact that this show is tanking like whoa under his watch is purely coincidental, but it's getting a little difficult to believe that.
But on to a much more important issue: I have two weeks of Days on Tivo. (The Olympics are very time-consuming!) Should I have several cocktails before sitting down to start plowing through these episodes? Or will I be pleasantly surprised? Will the two weeks cover more than one day in Salem? Will I be able to resist throwing a shoe through my screen at Marlena? And most importantly, how ridiculously good-looking is James Scott?