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February 25, 2009

Our Column in the 3/3 Issue of Soap Opera Digest

Our latest My Take/My Take, Too column is featured in the March 3 issue of Soap Opera Digest, on newsstands now. This month, Becca takes on the utterly unfocused Days Of Our Lives and wonders about the characters of Melanie, Chloe and Nicole. Her questions include lots of anguished "Why?!"  Mallory has problems with All My Children and General Hospital relying on stunt-casting and, adding insult to injury, not doing stunt-casting well, and suggests that they watch The Young and the Restless to see how it's done.

Comments

Y&R finally knows how to write better storylines and is proving to it's fans why it's been #1 for so long. However, they still need to correct the horrific mistake that LML made by firing Adrianne Leon for the awful Tammin Sursok. They've made some awesome casting decisions as of late with Billy Miller, Elizabeth Hendrickson and Kevin Schmidt. These three alone make Sursok look like an amateur; there's nothing natural about her.

Rank over!!

I have to disagree with the idea of "better story lines" on Y&R. 2 cases in point: the Katherine/Clint thing has pretty much been lifted from the past and Gloria's jail plot line came to the most boring, predictable end you could imagine. Did it surprise ANYONE that Heather lost in court? Hardly.

I think some of their story lines START out good, but go nowhere. Or just disappear. For instance, where is Michael Gross? They made a HUGE deal about him joining the cast of Y&R, bored us with some AWFUL 60's drivel and suddenly, he's gone. As with the last set of writers, they start too ambitiously, then put put too many stories on the back burner. It reminds me of a writer who has a good idea, then thinks, "no wait! this is better!" over and over.

I have to disagree with the idea of "better story lines" on Y&R. 2 cases in point: the Katherine/Clint thing has pretty much been lifted from the past and Gloria's jail plot line came to the most boring, predictable end you could imagine. Did it surprise ANYONE that Heather lost in court? Hardly.

I think some of their story lines START out good, but go nowhere. Or just disappear. For instance, where is Michael Gross? They made a HUGE deal about him joining the cast of Y&R, bored us with some AWFUL 60's drivel and suddenly, he's gone. As with the last set of writers, they start too ambitiously, then put put too many stories on the back burner. It reminds me of a writer who has a good idea, then thinks, "no wait! this is better!" over and over.

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