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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Days of Our Lives

Here is the deal. I have put my best effort into getting the head writing gig at Days. It was one of the reasons I kept the storylines going and added on the two extra plots. I wanted to build a diverse resume. Having said this, I have come to realization that the show has gone too far to come back. Not even I can raise the dead.

The current writers and producers have taken the show so far down the rabbit hole that there is no bringing it back. The Hail Mary I had will no longer work. So regretfully I am giving up and looking elsewhere. There has to be a soap or a production studio that is looking for a writer who can create storylines based on suspense, romance, drama and humor. Days of Our Lives used to be known for all four qualities; however, it has been turned into nothing but soft porn for teens and tweens.

As promised, I will finish The Wedding, but it won't be until later in the week. I am very grateful to everyone who has been so supportive. Without some of you, I would have never had the courage to even try for the gig. Once I did, I found a whole new dimension to my writing skills. I just wish I could have used them to save Days, but when those in power are actively trying to destroy a show, there isn't a whole lot anyone can do to save it.

For decades, soaps (Days of Our Lives and Another World) were a reliable source of profit for NBC. The loss in revenue was solely due to the bad writing driving the fans away. If I owned stock in GE, I would be asking why Jeffrey Zucker was allowed to destroy a product that was not only very popular, but also an active and dependable source of income and still keep his job.

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