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December 13, 2019 at 1:03 pm #1203235247
I read that about Greg Vaughan and Linsey Godfrey as well. I’m assuming they’ll just be gone as part of the storyline and won’t be away for too long, but the story is so messy right now that they could use time to reset. First, I think it’s awful to write a story about a baby having cancer. It would be one thing if the story was meant to be informative or to raise awareness, but if this just goes under the category of “sometimes bad things happen,” I hate it. It feels like a bad decision, too, as that’s the kind of thing that could easily repel viewers if there’s nothing else keeping them tuned in. Also, both Eric and Sarah have been pretty unsympathetic lately. I feel bad for Eric, but he’s been a jerk to Nicole (who ultimately told him the truth) and Xander (who only worked with Sarah’s insistence that Eric not know about the baby) when the people he should be upset with are Sarah (for making the call about not telling him in the first place) and himself (for truly dropping Sarah like a radioactive potato as soon as he thought he could get Nicole back).
I agree about the Will/Justin scenes at the prison. Those were great, and Wally Kurth especially was excellent in them.December 12, 2019 at 2:43 pm #1203234140
Oh man, I just realized that getting rid of Dan when they did means there was no tribal council at six people, so Dean won’t get a chance to make a fool of himself with the fake legacy advantage. Lauren in the last couple of episodes from thinking about making her own moves and really solidifying her game and her place to being worried that Tommy wants to cut her out. He does, but she didn’t seem ready to do anything about it.December 12, 2019 at 9:18 am #1203233710
The fact that Dan did something else to get himself kicked off the show is pretty unreal. Good riddance! How much did he think he could get away with? This makes it very interesting that Jack was put on the jury despite his pre-merge elimination. This makes it seems like they’ve always known that they were going to boot him from the show in a way that gets him off the jury. Or do they always have that person as a backup jury option that we just don’t see?
This is maybe the first episode where Dean hasn’t seemed useless. I was shocked that he won immunity. It’s interesting that Elaine, Lauren and Janet were all being seen as threats to win based on likability and social game, but no one seems concerned about Tommy, who, for viewers, seems like the obvious threat to win. I guess Tommy has effectively positioned himself as too inside the power structure of the tribe to be targeted at this point?December 12, 2019 at 8:54 am #1203233682
I saw this episode title and thought it might be a cross-promotion for the abomination that will be the Cats movie.December 12, 2019 at 8:50 am #1203233680
If DAYS had not been picked up, I think they would have had just a few weeks in September to wrap up, and that they had already produced through August 2020 — fully insane to be that far ahead, btw. Production should stay dark until June.
I’ve been liking the show much more since the time jump, but I understand why some people are not. I think the show hasn’t done quite as good a job as they should have of making the jump feel like a significant story move rather than a gimmick or stunt. There are still too many storylines, and nothing feels focused enough. I think a more sustained focus on that horrible day they’ve mentioned, when I believe possibly Sarah’s baby was born, Kristen’s baby was born and died, Haley was killed, and Adrienne was killed, would probably help to anchor things. Instead, the show is currently in a bad place because it’s set up, plot-wise, for several storyline payoffs, but they largely feel unearned because all of these stuff happened in a space we didn’t see and during time that didn’t actually pass. For example, as much as I loved Kristen going from crying on her knees at gunpoint to yelling at Eli about Gabi, the fact that Lani and Kristen have already left the convent they were planning to join seems ridiculous. They were there for, what, four episodes? Of course, it was quite a few months, but it feels like they showed up, said a few prayers, and left with little character growth. Also, the idea that Gina has been impersonating Hope for over a year, undetected, just makes the jump of time hard to buy into. Doing the time jump as more of an umbrella story, I think, would have made it better.
We also are not getting much in the way of clues to unravel any of the mysteries they’ve laid out from the time jump. With Jordan’s murder, just as an example, all we have is the suggestion that Xander and Victor are responsible, which we can accept for reject. There’s really no other clues to follow or try to decipher. That how most of these things are. We know something happened, but are just left to speculate basically blindly about what it was until the reveal happens.December 12, 2019 at 8:27 am #1203233632
I’ve recently been reconsidering the idea of the four per show quota. Shows with a more balanced cast approach (this certainly applies to GH) will naturally have more to consider, whereas a show like B&B that mainly focuses on a small set of characters probably doesn’t really even have four real male or female leads. While I don’t think that it’s unreasonable to consider something more like six or seven candidates as leads per show, I do still think only four need to be up for awards consideration. That being said, deciding who is awards worthy is the whole point of the nomination process. So what if we made a list of all the potential leads and then voted informally here in the forums on who belongs where? The other thing we could do is just use the old style where people vote wherever they feel is appropriate, but with the change that all of a person’s votes count, just in the category in which they’ve gotten the most votes. What do you think, friends?
Also, can we get Goldderby to put the voting for the Goldies in the prediction center? And if we did that, would you still be able to get and tabulate the results, Freeman? My thinking would be, hypothetically, that we do the nominations as we always have, but then use the prediction center for final voting. I don’t necessarily want to invite people to just vote randomly based on name recognition or very limited information, but there are potentially interested people who aren’t voting because it’s not as easy as voting for the Goldderby TV Awards or the Goldderby Movie Awards. But then, this also brings up the possibility of submitting a representative sample or something with each person, and who would even decide on that? Anyway, if that’s something we could possibly move toward, I’d be happy to help in any way I could.
As for specifics, I still have a hard time seeing Jon Lindstrom or Billy Miller as leads. Miller had the screen time, I suppose, but never seemed important enough. Lindstrom had a few good months but has been on so infrequently since the climax of the Ryan story that he’d almost be a guest/limited performer for the second half of the year. But I would push for Michael Easton in lead, also think Donnell Turner and James Patrick Stuart are better lead candidates than Miller or Lindstrom. I agree with your lead actress list, even though I think Laura Wright and Maurice Benard are weak lead candidates this year who have basically more been overused supporting characters rather than leads.December 10, 2019 at 5:52 pm #1203229884
Interesting. I have no idea how the WGA voting works. Every year when nominees come out, I wonder briefly, but then forget about it because it’s always in the middle of a bunch of other awards stuff.December 10, 2019 at 9:47 am #1203229102
Just got to watch this last night, and it was a good first episode! At first, I was a little bothered with them starting with a partnered challenge, but honestly, these people should be able to work with one other person and still make something that represents them, so it was fine. Some of these designers seem like they’d be very annoying to their fellow designers (Delvin, Alan, Sergio), but they’re good TV. I felt bad for Jenn and Asma getting that double elimination, but their looks were both so much worse than anything else. Asma could probably have saved herself if she hadn’t been complaining that the cotton (of all things) threw her off. It was the right move. Great win for Brittany, but I also liked Geoffrey’s and Delvin’s jumpsuits. Also loving Geoffrey’s commitment to not wearing sleeves.
I think it’ll be a good season. I do still miss Heidi and Tim, but Christian seems to have more zing this season, and Karlie seems to have more personality.December 10, 2019 at 9:32 am #1203229079
The Kristen reveal was among the best episodes this year, and even though it was more about the overall episode than the writing, it was among the strongest writing over the year as well. The episode where the time jump actually happens might be a good one to submit. There’s some nice stuff because of the anniversary, and then the reveal at the end that Jennifer’s been in a coma for a year.December 10, 2019 at 9:28 am #1203229074
Wow, even now that you mention it, I barely remember that happening! I think that story, for me, ended up lost in the sea of people being in a coma/on the brink of death – Kate, Julie, Jennifer, Stefan who actually did die.
I agree about Nicolas Bechtel.December 10, 2019 at 9:22 am #1203229060
Also, it hasn’t been mentioned here, but Alison Sweeney will be making a return stint as Sami next year. It was filmed pretty recently, it seems, so we’ll likely see her late summer.December 10, 2019 at 9:19 am #1203229052
That’s sad news. I didn’t realize she was ill. Lisa had a long history in soaps including Santa Barbara, Sunset Beach, Passions, All My Children and Days of our Lives. My condolences to her family and loved ones.December 9, 2019 at 10:30 am #1203227343
Congrats to the nominees!December 9, 2019 at 10:29 am #1203227341
Did Alison Sweeney appear on DAYS in 2019? I didn’t think she’d been on since fall of 2018. I don’t think Wally Kurth qualifies as limited for DAYS. He’s not on a lot, but I think he’s been on too much to be considered limited, and he’s getting a good amount of screen time since the time jump. I also think Lynn Herring and Chloe Lanier have been on too much to be categorized as “limited” on GH. Jessica Tuck would probably belong on the list for GH.