The Next Time Anyone at Days of Our Lives Has The Audacity to Call Matt Ashford’s House, I Hope He Cusses Them The F*&^ Out


Anyone experiencing a bit of deja vu? A major head writing team replaced, an executive producer desperately trying to do damage control and now popular, veteran actors fired willy nilly. Yep, it's business as usual at NBC's Days of Our Lives.

Soap Opera Digest is reporting Patrick Muldoon (Austin), Christie Clark (Carrie), Sarah Brown (Madison) and Matthew Ashford (Jack) have all been fired. While I will miss Austin and Carrie and hate to see Madison go, considering the character had potential and ya' know, Brown is like one of daytime's most acclaimed actresses, it's the continued misuse and abuse of Matt Ashford that has me seeing red. 

Jack Deveraux is one of the most complex, fascinating and popular characters DAYS has ever created. Ashford lends the role a thespian quality DAYS is rarely afforded. Yet over and over again, he's disrespected by being asked to come back to this soap opera, only to endure pisspoor writing, then to be fired again. Seriously, I hope in six months when someone from Corday Studios inevitably picks up the phone to beg Matt to come back, he tells them to kick rocks.   

57 Responses

  1. Avatar of Cath
    Cath

    A-frigging-MEN Jamey! More than that, I hope that Matthew Ashford gets the Emmy nom, wins it & when Days comes to beg him to come back, that he just tells them to go kick rocks.

    And somebody PLEASE tell me why on earth people like Lisa Rinna & Galen Gering still have a job over there?

  2. Avatar of SoapyBitch
    SoapyBitch

    Jesus. This happens every year. You should just copy and paste these postings. I don’t watch Days, but this would drive me insane. Are Drake and Deidre pulling out the rosaries?

    Btw, has anyone read those recent Days novels and did the show incorporate them? Did John and Marlena’s return synch up with them? Were they any good? I was thinking of giving them a read this summer.

  3. Avatar of bonobochick
    bonobochick

    Galen Gering may test well with audiences – though not me & I’d love the links to read the reasons from folks about that factor – but if he’s the new Bo, then I can’t root for this show. For me Rafe isn’t even good enough for Bo’s shadow, not only because PR can act and GG can’t, but Bo has always had a personality and 3+ yrs of being on this show hasn’t given Rafe one.

    Also, Sarah Brown tweeted that she found out she lost her job on twitter! |( They didn’t even tell her first!!

  4. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    You know…Jamey I never really felt Christie Clark or Patrick Muldoon’ acting. Christie is satisfactory, but in comparison to Ali Sweeney Christie was nothing to write home about. Patrick was no better than Thom B. (ex-Phillip, Y&R) and it always felt from the beginning as if Carrie and Austin were not long for this show.

    Maybe Matt Ashford could head over to B&B as a half-brother that Stephanie did know she had because her father tipped out on her mother.

    Sarah Brown I believe will be brought back. I just have a feeling that she will return.

    Yet in my wildest dreams Vicky Rowell would enter the scene as EJ’s Chief of Staff’s Ramona.

  5. Avatar of HBDweller
    HBDweller

    Very sad over at DOOL these days. I think Frank and Ron over at GH need to contact Matt Ashford and revive Tom Hardy. And they could also find a way to bring back Sarah Brown as well.

  6. Avatar of siomonstuart2003
    siomonstuart2003

    Days is a mess, smdh. Ken needs to let the show go to someone that knows what they are doing and get out of the way, already. he is the only one that is calling the shots and dismantling his parents legacy. The only s/l I am liking is Will’s coming out s/l and him and Ej working together, boy do they have chemistry. I wish that Days would go there with them, but we all know they won’t. I don’t want Days to get the boot, but with the way things are going, I wouldn’t be surprised if it is, smdh.

  7. Avatar of DynamiteKiddo
    DynamiteKiddo

    Tragic. Sarah Brown’s unlucky streak with post-Carly roles is a shame, but I agree with TPTB cutting their losses with her. Pat Muldoon unfortunately was the wrong Austin to reintroduce (I think they should’ve just gone with a recast in favor of PM or AP). But it’s a damn shame to lose Christie Clark and, especially, Matt Ashford. Carrie and Jack are legacy characters with so much more potential than, say, John & Marlena, who have such limited story options at this juncture, particularly after their exit which bore no effect on the show’s viewership or creativity (and they surely cost a lot more). These vet actors, who were once so valued, have been jerked around shamelessly, especially MA. What a profound loss and poor indication of the new team’s direction. :(

  8. Avatar of Y2Jin99
    Y2Jin99

    I think maybe the writers listened to the fans too much in regards to Matt Ashford. Every comment I read on clips when he first came back were Jennifer belongs with Daniel. Please. Jack and Jen were a super couple yet newer views who had no clue about Jack were like he is a terrible actor. Give me a break with that.

    Wow The Moustache all those people on there way out too? I won’t miss any of them though especially Abe. lol and idc if he has been on the show since the 80s. Never liked him.

    So we get this outlandish story that Daniel is Maggie’s son and then what a few months later they send him away like Melissa and Sarah (is that the 2nd kids name? i don’t remember).

    Billie being cut already. Was she even back for 5 minutes?

    Maybe the new people in charge will try to bring back other past favorites.
    Belle Shawn whoever else.

  9. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    The Moustache, I actually don’t have a problem with any of the names on that list, especially Gabi and Roman. I like some of the other characters and/or actors but since the writers don’t seem to have a clue about how to use them properly, what’s the point of keeping them on the payroll?

    Where did you read that?

  10. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    This list of the other firings sounds like wishful thinking to me.

    Somehow I don’t see them getting rid of Chad, Melanie or Roman. I’d wish that the role of Roman Brady would have been put to rest years ago though.

    But well … maybe it’s wishful thinking on my part that DAYS can’t fire half it’s cast. In the end it’s DAYS we’re talking about. So anything is possible.

    Even though I don’t wish anyone out of a job at this point, I’d like to get this Gabi off my screen. Billie isn’t working for me either. Her return seems pointless…
    Never cared for Ian for one second … he’s just an awful written character.
    I’d take some of these people and get all the officially announced exits back.^^

  11. Avatar of Miry
    Miry

    Well if Abe was going to go then they should have just left him and Lexie leave the show together instead of killing her off! (I know it’s new writers so I am being irrational, but I don’t care! lol).

    And how DARE they get rid of Matt A.!!??! He is just the BEST & I have waited YEARS for him to return and I am STILL waiting for them to put Jack & Jen back together & to start the paper back up & investigate Ej to avenge Abe’s downfall!(which of course would make them closer again). What is wrong with these ppl?? Get rid of ALL of these other ppl, fine, but leave Jack & Jen for pete’s sake!

  12. Avatar of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    I have to say, the only remotely compelling storyline on that show right now is Will’s coming out; if they cut Chandler Massey and/or Freddie Smith I’m gone. That said, of all the actors listed, the only one that remotely saddens me is Christie Clark; she’s actually gotten better as the years have gone by. As for Patrick Muldoon, I personally get a very big gay vibe from him that I never noticed previously in his work–don’t mind gay, cuz I am, but it gets in the way when you’re trying to sell a straight character. Oh, and he’s not a very good actor either. I’d much rather have seen Austin Peck back

  13. Avatar of dqh257
    dqh257

    Maybe I am in the minority, and maybe because I’m not a long-term DAYS devotee, but I find MA’s Jack kind of boring and silly. He doesn’t even seem to act as if he has PTSD; he seems to act like an overgrown manchild and, as such, I don’t find why Jenn would even want to be with someone like that. MA plays Jack way too goofy to be taken seriously as a leading man, so I don’t understand how anyone can find the character to be complex. I much preferred MA when he was the Music Box Killer on OLTL, but I have an affection for soap psychos (I would LOVE to get a Top 5 Soap Psychos podcast, btw).

  14. Avatar of dqh257
    dqh257

    @ChrisGA, I totally got the gay vibe from PM’s Austin this go-round, as well, but maybe that was an acting choice, since he and Carrie had been in Europe prior to coming back to Salem, maybe PM was giving Austin a European flair.

  15. Avatar of Mel_O
    Mel_O

    Well that’s a shame. With the exception of Madison (never could get into her), I think all three of these characters are needed on the canvas. I still can’t believe they dropped the Austin/Abby storyline. I thought it had great potential.

  16. Avatar of Mel_O
    Mel_O

    Well that’s a shame. With the exception of Madison (never could get into her), I think all three of these characters are needed on the canvas. I still can’t believe they dropped the Austin/Abby storyline. I thought it had great potential.

  17. Avatar of cerins
    cerins

    Seriously!!! Matt Ashford was the reason I started watching Days in September. How the writers were unable to manage a decent storyline for him, I will never understand. I think it stinks for the other three as well, but I am really pissed about MA. Good thing I can still see MA on The Bay. And Days is lucky I am finding the Will storyline so interesting or I might go exploring the CBS soaps.

  18. Avatar of snags
    snags

    In some ways I’m not totally surprised. I didn’t get why they brought back Carrie and Austin anyway. I love Christie Clark, but she just didn’t have a purpose, or at least what they came up with just wasn’t engaging enough to me as a viewer. They didn’t have kids, maybe bring them back to try to conceive or weave her into Sami and Will’s story better. I wrote on a thread a while back that Austin and Carrie could have had children issues as they’re both older and supposedly more settled in their careers as characters than they were 20 years ago. Will has gone out to Carrie and Austin before when he was annoyed with Sami. With Will coming out, both Sami AND Lucas could have issues with it and Will seeks and finds acceptance from Carrie and Austin. It just felt more organic to have the sisters butt heads over Will and who he is and how to raise him than to have them fight over a guy…again. That was my opinion at least.

    As for Madison, I think they dropped the ball. She was supposed to be a friend of Sami’s. They barely made that connection and now they don’t even talk to each other? It just wasn’t well thought out. She was so isolated with Brady that there was NO point in tying her to Sami that she’s been an island. She did an okay job, but it wasn’t a stellar role.

    And Matthew Ashford. He is one of the rare Days actors/actresses that so effortlessly balances humor with drama. He’s so versatile and talented. When he was missing for Alice’s funeral/memorial I was upset. Then the show put Jenn together with Daniel. That man dates EVERY woman he treats. I’m sorry but I work in healthcare and I DON’T date every patient I treat, actually, I never have. It just repulses me that Daniel does that. That’s a line NOT to cross. But when Jenn and Jack just kissed the other day, I was elated. I believe James Reilly wasn’t a huge fan of Matthew Ashford’s, hence the Mark Valley recast, but Matthew Ashford is one of my all time favorites on this show. When he fell into the cake, I just cackled…out loud! It was a welcome return. I thought I would get glimpses of zany Jack. But he’s been sulking in the background. HE should have been covering the election and stirring things up. HE should have discovered Abby’s infatuation with Austin. There was so much potential. So now what, Jenn goes back to Daniel? NO! That’s WRONG! Jack and Jenn BELONG together! They are like Bo and Hope, John and Marlena. They ARE a SUPERcouple!

    People I would boot from the show:

    Gabi – No purpose. She’s crazy for Chad for NO good reason. Cut your losses
    Daniel – He’s gross. He should have kept wandering the planet because I could have done without him. In fact I barely noticed he was gone. And even if he’s Maggie son, he SHOULD be getting to know his sisters: Melissa and Sarah. That’s a WASTED opportunity!
    Melanie – She can go with her Dad.
    Chad – Either pair him up with Will or make it a Sonny/Will/Chad triangle or boot him. Stefano doesn’t need yet another son!
    Billie – She’s dead weight. ISA. Fine, better than the Countess Wilhelmina cover, but I just fear she’s gonna end up in Bo’s orbit when that’s SO over with. She shares the best chemistry with Robert Kelker Kelly and he ain’t coming back!
    Roman – Simply because Wayne Northrop doesn’t portray him. Josh Taylor doesn’t cut it! He’s DEAD weight! He’s NOT needed! He wasn’t even at the pub gathering for Bo a while back. Even Kayla was there! Come ON! Wasted space and he’s annoying as Roman anyway! Abe can be back on the force with Bo. Don’t need Roman!

  19. Avatar of The_Moustache
    The_Moustache

    Jack & Jennifer are NO LONGER needed on the show, and haven’t been for decades. it speaks volumes that they’re on the backburner, AGAIN!

    SMDH @ why they were brought back in the first place.

  20. Avatar of keanna
    keanna

    Well I am upset over these firings, :(( , I love Sarah Brown, but as usual, the brass didn’t know what to do with her. I love Christie and Patrick, what was the point in bringing them back, only to cut them. And don’t get me started on Matt, Jamey, as always, you’re right, he is one of the only actors that can mix humor and drama. I hope Frank and Ron call him and perhaps bring Tom Hardy back to GH!!

    There will be more cuts, don’t if it will be that many, but this is just the beginning!!

  21. Avatar of JasamForever
    JasamForever

    @ChrisGA-I so noticed that with Patrick Muldoon but didn’t want to speculate. I won’t miss any of these characters. Is the new guy (Lexi’s brother) supposed to be a potential love interest for Abby? They just dropped her infatuation with Austin so quickly, which I have no problem with. It could have been a good storyline, if someone else was in the role of Austin.

    I have to be honest, they can get rid of Hope and John as well. I am so tired of this Alamania crap.

  22. Avatar of DynamiteKiddo
    DynamiteKiddo

    No one’s necessarily needed on a soap, but you have some established/legacy characters with more potential than others and it’s irresponsible for, like, five different really good reasons to waste that. Obviously, everyone has their own point of view as to who possesses that potential, but most industry insiders and fans alike think J&J can go in many more viable directions than some of the other “older” couples. Additionally, Jenn represents the Horton’s and Jack preserves the Johnson’s (since they refuse to utilize Adrienne, someone else that could’ve gone in a million different directions considering her twenty-year absence from the front burner). And it’s my understanding that J&J are on the back burner because Thomas & McPherson rewrote the J/J/D triangle (which was one of their most misguided moves from the get-go).

    There were lots of structural issues with Thomas & McPherson and production and corporate didn’t help matters, but I don’t think it’s right to disregard incredibly important characters like Jack, Carrie, and Austin because a new team just doesn’t want to deal with it.

    Like someone else mentioned, Austin & Carrie belonged in Will’s story so much more than Marlena, who’s never had much to do with Will on-screen, while A&C have been shown to be some of the most important people in his development from infancy to his teen years when he *asked* to live with him.

    But as far who’s needed and who’s not . . . obviously no one. “Days” never takes risks, but when they finally managed to reinvent their canvas for the first time since the early 90′s, it was Ali Sweeney, Ari Zucker, James Scott, Galen Gering, and Eric Martsolf that led the show to critical and ratings success. But it’s nice to avoid the total deconstruction of a canvas like we experienced in 2009.

  23. Avatar of Carol2
    Carol2

    [quote=Y2Jin99]I think maybe the writers listened to the fans too much in regards to Matt Ashford. Every comment I read on clips when he first came back were Jennifer belongs with Daniel. Please. Jack and Jen were a super couple yet newer views who had no clue about Jack were like he is a terrible actor. Give me a break with that.[/quote]

    The show dumped Jennifer/Daniel because of negative fan reaction, from what Shawn Christian implied. I think the problem for Jack was the show brought Jack in solely for the Jennifer/Daniel story, to cause an obstacle to them. Unfortunately, Melissa Reeves took this opportunity to play the material as if Jennifer loathed Jack. Longtime fans were repulsed, and I would guess a lot of newer fans weren’t all that thrilled either, because what kind of a story is being a raging bitch to someone who has PTSD and was tortured for a year?

  24. Avatar of lostfan
    lostfan

    Most and very upset about Matthew Ashford–they did not write well for him, and his unique talent for drama, comedy and even romance were completely underused and wasted.

    Christie Clark was a revelation this time around–she grew into quite an actress! the first time, when she was younger, she gave boring monotone performances that didn’t warrant the attention to her character of Carrie that so many males (Austin, Lucas, Mike)paid. This time, she was nuanced and energized and made me interested in and compelled by the character of Carrie.

    I like Patrick Muldoon and thought he did a good job and should not be let go.

    As for Sarah Brown, while she was great on GH, the character of Madison didn’t really work for me here. Her acting was fine–it was just the character. Also, I didn’t see chemistry between her and Eric Martsolf (Brady), and he has chemistry with everyone–Lindsay Hartley, Arianne Zucker, etc. In fact, I think he is one of the most underrated actors on Days and on daytime, but that’s for another post.

    If there needed to be firings, the following actors/characters should have been let go instead of the above:

    Ian Buchanan–I never cared for him and I can’t stand the character of Ian. Just horrible

    Camilla Banus–no need or purpose for the character

    Lisa Rinna–I’ve said it before:Lisa Rinna no longer plays the character of Billie–she appears as herself, personality Lisa Rinna. There is no purpose for Billie with her in the role.

  25. Avatar of Blackjaxs
    Blackjaxs

    I swear being a soap fan is one of the most exhausting things I ever done. It really does require energy to watch these shows. For the last several years, we are always waiting for the other shoe to drop. When do you have time to to actually enjoy the show? Daytime Soaps really are killing themselves!

  26. Avatar of naughtytomato
    naughtytomato

    I’m not surprised by Carrie and Austin getting the boot since they brought the characters back before and dumped them 6 months later during a writer change. I really felt it was going to be the same result this time around.

    I liked Sarah Brown, it’s a shame this is happening to a good actress. Did she really find out she was fired via twitter? Don’t know how Days can get any new talent to come to the show if they keep this up.

    Lastly, I can’t believe what Days did to Jack and Jennifer fans! They bring back Missy to play Jennifer and make fans wait years for Jack to return, and by the time he does return, Jennifer is with Daniel! Plus they trashed Jack in absentia for so long. Yet another set of writers that don’t ‘get’ J&J. They made the story so dark and serious the chemistry between the actors just did not happen.

    It seems yet again that Days does not value the character of Jack as played by Mathew Ashford for some reason. I really hope they don’t kill him – again! Jesh.

  27. Avatar of lostfan
    lostfan

    Most and very upset about Matthew Ashford–they did not write well for him, and his unique talent for drama, comedy and even romance were completely underused and wasted.

    Christie Clark was a revelation this time around–she grew into quite an actress! the first time, when she was younger, she gave boring monotone performances that didn’t warrant the attention to her character of Carrie that so many males (Austin, Lucas, Mike)paid. This time, she was nuanced and energized and made me interested in and compelled by the character of Carrie.

    I like Patrick Muldoon and thought he did a good job and should not be let go.

    As for Sarah Brown, while she was great on GH, the character of Madison didn’t really work for me here. Her acting was fine–it was just the character. Also, I didn’t see chemistry between her and Eric Martsolf (Brady), and he has chemistry with everyone–Lindsay Hartley, Arianne Zucker, etc. In fact, I think he is one of the most underrated actors on Days and on daytime, but that’s for another post.

    If there needed to be firings, the following actors/characters should have been let go instead of the above:

    Ian Buchanan–I never cared for him and I can’t stand the character of Ian. Just horrible

    Camilla Banus–no need or purpose for the character

    Lisa Rinna–I’ve said it before:Lisa Rinna no longer plays the character of Billie–she appears as herself, personality Lisa Rinna. There is no purpose for Billie with her in the role.

  28. Avatar of DynamiteKiddo
    DynamiteKiddo

    I think Missy could’ve played Jenn more ambiguous, but Thomas & McPherson clearly indicated in the writing that Jenn had very little but contempt in her saved-by-Daniel-heart for Jack. Like I said, the setup for this triangle was one of their worst moves off the bat, as variations of that triangle have been playing out and miserably failing since Hawk Hawkins.

  29. Avatar of Carol2
    Carol2

    [quote=DynamiteKiddo]I think Missy could’ve played Jenn more ambiguous, but Thomas & McPherson clearly indicated in the writing that Jenn had very little but contempt in her saved-by-Daniel-heart for Jack. Like I said, the setup for this triangle was one of their worst moves off the bat, as variations of that triangle have been playing out and miserably failing since Hawk Hawkins.[/quote]

    I’m sure she was playing what she was told, but there was no ambiguity; add in the interviews which inflamed some fans, and there was a lot of anger, without any strong support for Jennifer and Daniel to balance.

    Matt Ashford has had much worse returns (didn’t he spend about 5 years being killed off?) but I’m sorry to see him go. I wish he was taking Reeves with him.

  30. Avatar of NY2477
    NY2477

    When GL and ATWT went off the air, I went to OLTL and loved it! It was a classic soap with the right focus on the new, veterans and pacing.

    My first option was to go to DOOL since I have never been a GH fan. DOOL has not drawn me in…Carrie and Austin have been particularly boring and had to check this site to see if Matthew Ashford had even returned since he was never seen. The show isn’t bad just not exciting and not must see on a daily basis. Not surprised by the changes just the fact that they acted so quickly when they let the old writing regime last so long. I know Sarah Brown is a great actress…was even a fan on ATWT but she made me flinch on DOOL.

    What I like on GH are the OLTL actors and the probably under used characters of Steve, Olivia, Tracey, Elizabeth and Kate not the Sonny’s and Jason’s and others that GH relied on the past few years. Love Laura Wright (huge GL and Loving/The City fan) but bring back Bobbie and keep her away from Sonny, etc. I have no interest in the mob story. They also need to find some humor somewhere. Where is GH’s version of Roxie or something like that. A soap should take us full cirlce…sometimes it is all drama but mostly show the lives that we like to follow under different scenarios, every day. I’m thrilled to see Robin Mattson as Heather as I am a fan as far back as her turn as Hope on Gl…yes, I am that old! Also, Finola Hughes is great with any one she is with. Bring in Kassie De Pavia and mix the pot up and create a diverse interesting, captivating DAILY drama.

    Make it exciting, make it bright and make me want to watch every day!!!

    I hope Frank and Ron can work their magic…not sold yet but still watching…I want to love a soap again!!!

  31. Avatar of NY2477
    NY2477

    When GL and ATWT went off the air, I went to OLTL and loved it! It was a classic soap with the right focus on the new, veterans and pacing.

    My first option was to go to DOOL since I have never been a GH fan. DOOL has not drawn me in…Carrie and Austin have been particularly boring and had to check this site to see if Matthew Ashford had even returned since he was never seen. The show isn’t bad just not exciting and not must see on a daily basis. Not surprised by the changes just the fact that they acted so quickly when they let the old writing regime last so long. I know Sarah Brown is a great actress…was even a fan on ATWT but she made me flinch on DOOL.

    What I like on GH are the OLTL actors and the probably under used characters of Steve, Olivia, Tracey, Elizabeth and Kate not the Sonny’s and Jason’s and others that GH relied on the past few years. Love Laura Wright (huge GL and Loving/The City fan) but bring back Bobbie and keep her away from Sonny, etc. I have no interest in the mob story. They also need to find some humor somewhere. Where is GH’s version of Roxie or something like that. A soap should take us full cirlce…sometimes it is all drama but mostly show the lives that we like to follow under different scenarios, every day. I’m thrilled to see Robin Mattson as Heather as I am a fan as far back as her turn as Hope on Gl…yes, I am that old! Also, Finola Hughes is great with any one she is with. Bring in Kassie De Pavia and mix the pot up and create a diverse interesting, captivating DAILY drama.

    Make it exciting, make it bright and make me want to watch every day!!!

    I hope Frank and Ron can work their magic…not sold yet but still watching…I want to love a soap again!!!

  32. Avatar of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    @dqh257–Totally on board with you regarding MA’s Jack. My first exposure with DOOL was way back when Jack was married to Eve and he and Jen were the star-crossed lovers, blah blah blah. I didn’t find him interesting or compelling then and two decades later nothing’s changed for me. Again, it’s too bad about Christie Clark, because there are several other dead weight characters–Rafe, Daniel, that God-awful Gabi, Billie, Ian, John(Drake Hogestyn has been excrutiatingly bad this go round)–that need to hit the door way ahead of her.

  33. Avatar of Soap_Stud
    Soap_Stud

    I am disappointed because I truly believe the current cast is one of the best ensembles that have been on in a long time. It is clear the decision to switch writers was directly linked to ratings. It was interesting they mentioned that 25% of DOOL’s audience isn’t counted in the Nielsens. It comes down to telling good stories with the right characters. Yes, we all want romance. I felt like we were getting that with Marlene and Darrell. I cannot argue that the ratings didn’t improve, but I do wonder how much network interference took place.

    Christie Clark hasn’t looked better and her scenes opposite Alli Sweeney are always fun to watch. I will miss that dynamic and I cannot believe Matt Ashford has been let go again. SO disrespectful. I wish these two, as well as Sarah and Patrick, the very best.

  34. Avatar of tylerbo20
    tylerbo20

    Matt Ashford and Christie Clarke better never answer that phone call that we know will be coming down the road what a fucking joke…characters like Roman, Rafe, Daniel, Melanie, Gabi, Maggie are still there and will turn into their show again poor Christie Clarke and Matt they were my faves and now im done watching this show again thanks for a good 18 year run

  35. Avatar of mafelix86
    mafelix86

    Wow. Ken Corday is more of a fucking idiot than I thought! Pardon the nasty language, but I can’t help it!! I’m really mad about this.

    Corday fired the wrong actors, and I bet they all found out via twitter (or maybe Digest?) that they’ve been fired and not from Corday himself.

    I actually liked Carrie and Austin, and I may be in the minority here, but I loved Patrick Muldoon as Austin and was happy to see him take back the role last September.

    Sarah Brown, she just can’t seem to land a role that sticks, can she? It seems that none of the soaps adequately use her. This would be a good time to bring her back as Carly (and fire Laura Wright, who I don’t like in the role of Carly)!! Hint, hint GH!!

    And as far as Matthew Ashford, I feel bad for him most of all!! What is this, the third time he’s been fired from DAYS?! Total disrespect to Matt and they don’t even write for his character very well (or at all!!) What’s the point of bringing him back time after time and then not write for him?!?!

    If anyone should’ve been fired, it should be Galen Gering, Lisa Rinna, Camila Banus and Shawn Christian. No disrespect for the aforementioned actors, but I could live without them on Days.

    If Ken’s goal is to alienate viewers and drive viewer’s away, he’s doing a bang up job. If and when Days is cancelled, Corday will have only himself to blame!!! Think about that, Corday!

  36. Avatar of brooklynd
    brooklynd

    I remember the first time Matt Ashford was fired from Days, along with Chappell & Sabatino in the 90s. I was furious. Here was one of the most complex, entertaining actors on the show, someone fascinating, and they cut him loose.

    The continual revolving door with Jack was a slap in the face to longtime fans…he’s dying! No, he’s not. He’s dying again! Nope, he’s back. Seriously, why the HELL can’t any of these writers write for Jack?

    I may be in the minority, but I could have enjoyed a Jack/Jen/Daniel triangle, if only written better and with more actual drama, some push & pull. (Of course, knowing J/J would end up together.)

    If they’re going to fire Matt again, then write off Melissa Reeves and be done with J/J, permanently…let them ride off into the sunset (AGAIN) and stay there. Sure, some people don’t like Jack, but longtime fans know that Jennifer without Jack is just stupid.

  37. Avatar of jockteen10
    jockteen10

    Not gonna miss Madison. The character had potential but that potential was wasted and so was the talent of Sarah Brown as well.

    As for Carrie and Austin, I have always liked Carrie and I didn’t really mind Carrie and Austin as a couple but I haven’t been feeling PM return as Austin this time around.(He was great in the 90′s though). I’m gonna miss Carrie but the whole thing with Rafe I was not a big fan of (Not a fan of anything Rafe really).

    What really bugs me is Jack. First he gets backburnered and then he gets fired. Jack and Jenn are my fave Days supercouple so this is really infuriating news. Matt Ashford is so talented and it’s a shame he’s being treated this way again.

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    jphelps

    You know Sarahs Carly was my fave but she hasn’t had a hit role since. Maybe it’s time to realize that shes not that fantastic and Carly and Sarah just happened to be that perfect melding of character and actor. She’s a decent actress but she’s also very hard actress and no amount of minidreses or lightened hair changed that.

    In wont miss Carrie and Austin and I actually thought Christie Clark was doing a decent job this go around

    Matt Ashford ugh. Why the hell is Missy reeves still employed. She’s totally lost her spark and he should be staying and given a shot vs Missy who’s probably still around because of Corday’s fixation.

    Overall Days has a bloated expensive cast. The ratings never bounced back after the flop of a reboot and all they’ve been doing is retelling the same stories from the past 15 years. I may not be happy with all the changes but at least they are making changes. GH and abc could take a lesson.

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    GHteenybopper

    I haven’t watched days since the summer break of whatever year when Kirsten Storms was playing Belle but it sucks that Sarah Brown is being let go, she should come back to gh

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    GHteenybopper

    I haven’t watched days since the summer break of whatever year when Kirsten Storms was playing Belle but it sucks that Sarah Brown is being let go, she should come back to gh

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    blake3b

    Going to miss Carrie, Jack and Madison the most. Carrie has been my favorite for such a long time. Wish Mike could come back to her (same actor!). Madison has so much potential, she and Brady are a hot couple, and she’s great sharing scenes with Sami and Kate!

    Here’s who I think should go:

    Gabi
    Chad
    Melanie
    Ian

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