It seems the pool of talented, likeable actors is dwindling at DOOL. Borderline characters occupy prime time while we miss classic likeable characters like Hope and Jennifer.
I realize soaps always have somewhat of a revolving door of actors while some of them pursue other opportunities, then come back, but it's on a downward trend IMO.
Lucas is just annoying to look at and blah. Philip likewise, what a mediocre character and entirely unlikeable and uninteresting. Ava, ugh. Gwen, bland, boring. EJ obnoxious and boring. Come on DOOL, we can do better.
As I write this, I'm a few weeks behind (watching the Sept 1 episode) so some of these changes may have already occurred, but in any event, here's what I'd like to see:
Characters to dump:
Kristen (haven't seen her in awhile, maybe already dumped)
Cleo (looks like he may be gone, yay)
Characters to bring back:
Adrienne (not really dead)
Abby (only if Kate Mansi)
Victor (haven't seen him in months)
Paige (not really dead)