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useless flashbacks
If you cut out the commercials and all of the useless flashbacks (reminding you of things that, if you actually paid attention at all, you would know since they just happened yesterday and sometimes even earlier in the flaming episode) Days of our lives would probably be no more than 29 or so minutes.

That's right. At least 20-24 minutes of commercials, the rest for asinine flashbacks.

You know what else is 29 minutes long? That's right, EastEnders. Which doesn't, as you may have gathered, use dozens of useless flashbacks.

American soap producers seriously must think their audiences are the daftest folk, or they employ the use of the flashbacks so that they don't have to produce as much original material. Either way, it's rubbish.

Oh, and a conversation that would take about a minute to work itself out on EastEnders or even Corrie would take about six minutes on Days because... have I mentioned American producers think the audience is daft? Everything is overexplained.

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stainsteelrat From: stainsteelrat Date: le 02 mai 2006 21:02 (UTC) (Lien)
Is Days of our Lives a real soap opera? I remember in Friends that Joey stars in it.
gordond From: gordond Date: le 02 mai 2006 21:06 (UTC) (Lien)
it certainly is and i actually was just watching it. now i'm catching up on april eastenders episodes.
stainsteelrat From: stainsteelrat Date: le 02 mai 2006 21:08 (UTC) (Lien)
Kooky, and thanks for the info. I'm surprised they used a real soap in Friends, although I guess it gives some context for those who know it :-)
gordond From: gordond Date: le 02 mai 2006 21:14 (UTC) (Lien)
well there was just one problem with their using days for friends - days films in los angeles, not new york, but they didn't want to feature a soap opera that played on a different channel (like all my children, which is in fact filmed in new york city)
stainsteelrat From: stainsteelrat Date: le 02 mai 2006 21:32 (UTC) (Lien)
Oops, a naughty Friends goof.
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