Ever since AMC brought back Dixie only to kill her off again a little later, the show has been a disaster. At this point I would be willing to accept a Dallas explanation for everything in that "it was just all just a bad dream."
AMC's biggest problem is that they seem to kill off all the interesting characters over and over again only to bring them back at a later point. At least 70% of Pine Valley has been presumed dead only to to be resurrected at some later time. I say keep the characters and if the actors portraying them want to leave, then just write the characters off so you can use them later or recast the part.
That's another thing that AMC has been lacking--decent re-casting. For instance when Alexa Harvins (Babe) left, they tried to replace her with someone who wasn't very good about making the character her own. Babe was an interesting character and a perfect match for JR so they eventually killed her off. So was Dixie and so was Michael Cambias. The character of Michael was great to watch because William DeVry was so great at making you love to hate him. Michael could have actually been one of the greatest villians of AMC just like Adam Chandler. Although they've really kinda killed Adam's spunk the last few years.
I haven't watched AMC for a while but decided to watch it while I was on vacation. Kendall sleeping with Ryan after finding out Greenlee was dead? C'mon didn't we just do this storyline with Kendall and Aidan last year? Get some new material people!! I'm really sick of the whole Kendall chasing after Ryan bit too. I'm a diehard fan of Zach and Kendall. What I used to like about these two characters was that they never pretended to be perfect but accepted each other for who they were--flawed and imperfect. Zach and Kendall were great to watch because they had to constantly work on their relationship to keep it going. Just like people have to do in real life. People identified with them because of their ability to give some realness to a show that has gotten very bizarre. How many times are we gonna do the whole "who's the daddy" routine with sperm donations AMC? Seems like Pine Valley women can't seem to conceive the old fashioned way--someone had better check the water...
And what happened to AMC being able to deliver great stories that touched on real-life medical and social issues? Wouldn't it be interesting to see Erica Kane dealing with breast cancer? The writers could give Susan Lucci/Erica Kane one hell of a story and at the same time inform women about early detection. How about global warming? Wouldn't it be interesting to see Kendall and Greenlee team up on an environmental issue and be chaining themselves to a tree? It would be hilarious!! A story about someone dealing with an autistic child perhaps? Autism affects one in every 150 children born if I'm not mistaken--so why not make it into a really interesting and informative storyline? Human trafficking or illegal immigration could be interesting ideas as well. I don't think soap operas would be going the way of the dinosaurs if they would get a little more reality based. Reality TV seems to be the trend to go with. So why not save the soaps by making them a little more realistic and a little more original? I'm not saying that we should totally do away with the affairs or steamy parts of the soaps, just make them more interesting to watch.
And just a random thought here, but wouldn't be interesting to see Zach as a mafia boss or something to that fact? It was hinted at long ago and then kinda dropped. Thorsten Kaye is a great actor and I've always liked the way he was able to bring vulernability to Zach even when he was at his worst.
AMC get back to your roots by bringing us new and social relavant storylines