Scott Clifton’s reply to a frustrated fan (General Discussion)

by Steamfan339 ⌂, Friday, March 15, 2019, 1:09PM (70 days ago) @ Steffyfanatic

A fan asked why the writers don’t listen to fans and put Beth back with Hope.

Scott replied

The writers know what you want. But sometimes what fans want doesn’t make for good storytelling.

Art and literature isn’t about making your favorite characters happy; it’s about making you, the audience, *feel* something.

And in this case, it’s clearly working!

Do you agree or disagree?

I'm not a fan of the "what fans want" concept. Listen to what fans? What does it mean? We are 35 millions daily viewers around the world,watching this soap. Only 0.00001‰ bother to write "what they want" and ultimately, we'll all have a different view on the storylines and the characters. They can't draw drastic conclusions of "what fans want" based on a few hundred of comments or a random poll taken on social medias.

I also think if 99% of the viewrrs agreed on everything and the writers were doing exactly "what we want" all the time, it'd be extremely boring and unsuccessful.

The writers will end this storyline whenever they want to end it. From what I've seen, the ratings have been increasing until the week of the pre-emption. This storyline generates a lot of drama for everyone and for years to come. It it was up to me, I'd give the baby back to Hope and move on immediately, but I can understand why the writers have a different view and want to drag it out.

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