3 things you love and hate about daytime
Looking at daytime in its past, present and future. List 3 things you love about daytime and 3 things you hate about it, that it can improve on.
-The first thing I love about daytime is the ability to explore characters and all their idiocracies over a long period of time.
-The second thing I love about daytime is that you have had some writers that give the Hollywoods greats a run for their money. Agnes, Bill, Lorraine, Sally, Kay, Claire and Douglas are just the gems of an industry that has been around more than 7 decades. They've taught me how to write and helped to spur my interested in scripted television.
-The third thing I love about daytime is that they have produced some stellar actors and actresses. From Victoria Rowell, Debbie Morgan, Susan Flannery, Kim Zimmer, Colleen Zink Pinter, Renee Jones, Leslie Charlson, Erika Slezak, Robbin Strasser, Katherine Kelly Lang to Keith Hamilton Cobb, James Reynolds, Joe Mascolo, David Canary, Roger Howarth, Robert Newman, James Scott, Maurice Benard, Darnell Williams Eric Braden and Tony Geary. Just a list that could go on.
-When people use daytime like it's acting class and you have to watch people who think they can act or want to act unsuccessfully learn the craft. Even worse is that some of them go on to be (cough Drake) stars (cough Ron) of the genre. As someone who acts and writes on the side of my career this just bugs me to no end.
-Bad Head Writers. They just come in and take over your show and the next thing you know the ratings are in toilet, your favorite character talking about Depends Undergarments and Pert Plus and they have totally rewritten entire histories or going back to badly updated classics.
-When sci-fi meets daytime davy goes bye bye. Enough said.