We’ll get to the point of the name of this post in a minute, so bear with us.
It’s been a rough six months (or more, let’s be honest) if you’re an EJami fan like we are. There’s no doubt about it. Loving two characters that seem destined to juuuuuust miss the boat when it comes to being in a relationship is all kinds of frustrating for us. But that’s not the only reason for this post.
What’s even more concerning, is as a general DAYS fan, the show itself has been so disjointed, poorly written and frankly,
almost unbearable to watch, that we were very worried that the dreaded C word would be uttered, and then what would we do? Let’s face it, if you love EJami, then you have to want DAYS to stay on the air. Because without DAYS there is no EJami, only the thoughts of what could have been.
But lately……well, lately there’s been rumblings of some big changes over at DAYS. We have new co-Head Writers, new co-Executive Producers, and most importantly, we have a new sense of urgency. Soaps are already on the endangered species list, and we think Ken Corday sees that it’s time to nut up or shut up. DAYS as a soap, is on the edge of a precipice – what happens next is up to them. Will they learn from their multitude of mistakes, and embrace a couple that can bring them the glory and the accolades or will they simply be another casualty of a dying genre?
With that in mind, it’s about the best time ever to make sure your voice is heard.
If you believe, as we do, that EJami is the IT couple for DAYS and the show would be extremely foolish not to give them the chance they deserve, then we encourage you to write in and call the comment lines (click on the Fight for EJami link at the top of our site) to do anything and everything you can.
Show the writers and producers that there is a dedicated, vocal and supportive fan base for this couple. Viewers who will watch this show, will spend their money with the DAYS advertisers and will do everything they can to support this soap, if they go with an EJami storyline.
DAYS is on the edge of glory (or destruction) – will they take the chance? Show them that you care and that you want EJami. We know we will.
Before we leave you with these thoughts, we want to share with you some very good news, so that you have something to hold on to and something to fight for.
James Scott (who portrays EJ DiMera) had this to say at a recent fan event in Los Angeles during a Q&A.
“I had some conversations with the new writers and I think they are really good. They really seem to have some incredible vision for the show. So, I think it’s going to be a really exciting time coming up. The problem is that we tape so far ahead that the changes we make now aren’t going to come to screens until September. But they really are worth sticking around for. They are pretty amazing.”
Someone in the audience asked if there is going to be better continuity.
“It’s interesting that you say that because it’s one of the key points they are working with, the new writers. There are a number of things: character integrity; continuity; writing as an ensemble instead of having all these different vignettes and these stories that kind of disconnect, actors that don’t work with anybody except for a few, always working on the same sets. All these things that you find frustrating are all the things that they are [solving]. They actually have a list of all these points.”
Then after some cheers from the audience he relayed that part of their strategy is that the stories will be layered and interesting so that you have to tune in five days a week, versus only a few days a week, which was the model under Dena Higley.
“One of the guiding principles is that they will not mold characters around plot,” Scott said to more cheering. “They are writing the plot around characters. Characters will be driving everything and character integrity is one of the first things that came up in the meeting.” Scott went onto to describe how incredibly impressed he was with the new writers and how confident he was that it was going to be really good.
Another audience member asked, “How will the transition work?”
Tight lipped on the storyline details, Scott relayed his thoughts on the transition for his character, EJ. “The only thing I can tell you about how the transition will work is that it’s a storyline idea that is one of the most impressive I have ever heard.”
Scott also educated the audience about how to save the show and it’s pretty basic. Watch it and in particular watch the commercials. If you DVR the show, you have up to three days to tune in and watch it. No fast forwarding! And it means even more if you watch it the day it airs. With his promise, and the promise of executives, that the show is improving come September, it’s not quite as painful to watch what’s on right now, so give it a whirl. Trust us, when you do watch it, you’ll be even more likely to voice your opinion that you want EJ and Sami back together!