This is Not a Joke
I mean, not outwardly.
There have been at least five of these in the last decade. And while I appreciate the effort… maybe don’t make decisions that lead you down roads that require “saving” your business so frequently? At any rate, I read the article, and while I won’t link to photos or reprint large chunks because Soap Opera Digest probably needs the sales (I considered buying it and I haven’t bought an SOD since at least 2005, even though that was my jam back in college when I was a very sad person), I’ll put some commentary behind the cut to spare those who don’t want to be spoiled/don’t want to be driven insane…
I know, Jen. That’s how I felt when I realized our two-week break is over and this shitshow is back on the air on Monday. Meanwhile, Ghost Jack is back there like, “Why the F are you doing this to yourself?!”
Basically, Ken Corday admits that the show was miserably dark and he couldn’t even bear to watch it. There was no romance and yada yada. Well, don’t you run the show? Why were the scripts even being shot if they were so off-brand and terrible? Doesn’t anyone, like, approve a story document or an outline or something before they write these things and shoot them?
He also claims that going to work has been a pleasure for the past six months — which is the lag between when they changed writers and now, which is INSANE — and we’re going to love what we see onscreen soon. What’s that old saying? “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 3,000 times, shame on me”? I want to believe him, but every time they do one of these reboots, things inexplicably get worse and more ridiculous. Corday mentions that it’s been great seeing old, familiar faces in the hallways at the studio, and I agree that it’s awesome to have characters like Kim, Shane, Laura, Anna, Nancy, and others popping in for however long, but a show cannot subsist on visits and returns. You actually have to write decent stories in the thick of all that.
As for what’s coming in the immediate future, apparently Jen falls off the wagon (which is realistic, so… fine), Tate gets returned but it isn’t the end of the mystery, and… Ciara tells Chad that she’s in love with him, so if someone doesn’t bomb Salem soon, I might.
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