I hate it. His mother, who went to such lengths to help keep him in his daughter’s life, is dragged through the mud, while his cousin, who was Nick’s biggest supporter, is referred to as a sweetheart.
She is not a sweetheart. She is self-righteous and treacherous to other woman. She is smug and unapologetic.
I hate being told how to feel about a character when the writers are too lazy to put in the leg work to evoke those feelings from me naturally and through good storytelling. Abi is no innocent. There is nothing -in my eyes- remotely likeable or interesting about her.
I detest someone/ a character who you could potentially destroy a family and still play the victim.
And I have to say I hate this SL. Yet again, Wilson do not get their owns tory but are used as a crutch to someone else’s. It just makes no sense.
Fair warning, I have my teacher hat on.
I’ve put it on because this is presented as a professional article that is published in a professional magazine by a professional writer, having been checked over by the correct chain of professional people and therefore it should be the absolute definition of good writing.
This is not an article.
This is a childish response full of clouded judgement and personal feelings, none of which should be in a professional article, let alone a cover story. There is a clear sense of emotional imbalance and ironically his “voice of the reader” comment about giving his mother a break is accurate. This is a thinly veiled attack on Sami, and there is no blame assigned to the couple who set this whole thing in motion. Abigail is the wide-eyed innocent party, EJ can almost come across as being a victim.
This is character assassination, pure and simple.
And that’s before we get on to the shoddy storytelling. The way in which Will refers to his mother changes throughout the piece; Sami and Samantha, she’s a Brady then a DiMera. There’s no structured chronology to the piece and seeing as Abigail is supposed to be the crux of why Sami did what she did, her introduction should not be halfway down the article. That’s just poor journalism.
And commas, everywhere, with run on clauses and splices, that any good sub-editor should have picked up for a magazine that is supposedly widely read and well loved. Long, rambling run on sentences which Will then asks us to read again and I lost where I’d started and ended up reading the whole paragraph again because there was no sense of audience engagement beyond the liberal smattering of direct address which did not engage the reader but merely gave the impression that I was being talked to. Read that sentence again. If you can find where it started of course.
Vocabulary is all over the place; unnecessary repetition combined with instances of Will being grandiloquent. (That’s using big words to sound smart.)
As if Victor Kiriakis would publish a magazine that is so poorly written.
In addition to providing little of the “justice” that Will seems intent on handing out to Sami for attacking Abigail, this is just doing everyone a disservice. Will is not a good writer if this is what he’s produced, TruVista is not a good magazine if this is what they printed.
I just… I love that they do this kind of thing, add a multimedia dimension to the show and the characters and the storyline. But when it’s so horrifically bad, when it does nothing but a disservice to the characters and their supposed motivations and reasons and talents, then I wish they hadn’t bothered.