My hopes for both shows in 2009:
ATWT – End the attacks on Carly. If it’s not Jack or their children, it’s the torch and pitchfork crowd, angry at Carly’s choices . Jack gets to be paired with the town’s newest resident saints – until they’re no longer saintly. ATWT’s fans have long commented on the writers’ penchant for denying Carly true happiness with a viable love interest. How does the fact that Carly is paired with Oakdale’s worst continue to escape the writers’ notice?
Get rid of Janet and Liberty. They’ve oultived their usefulness (though I’m loathed to figure out what their usefulness ever was).
Treat Luke and Noah as a real couple. We get it… THEY’RE GAY… Now that you’re sure we got the message, tell us more about them. Why not have Luke finally do something supportive like help Noah unravel his family history – pick up on new clues about who Noah really is. There has to be more to Noah than his parents (the crazy colonel and the masochistic madam).
Noah has been far too busy saving Luke. Noah needs his own family on screen. He’s too reliant on the whims of Luke and Luke’s extensive support network. Oh what irony if Noah is related to Brian! No…wait…don’t go there.
Nothing the writers have done so far has won fans back…what would be the harm of bringing back the veteran characters and playing to the show’s history more? Get back to basics – starting with characters who aren’t recasts. There’s something to be said about feeling comforted by familiar faces. This show suffers from too many recasts… they may as well all be characters with the same names on a different soap.
Rather than express my hopes, I’m in a wait and see mode with this show. They’re dumping a load of newbies and bringing back fan faves, most notably Phillip Granville Spaulding as played by Grant Aleksander.
If only they’d dump the new format (and Reva and Jeffrey) while they’re at it.