I think Zimmer was more than capable of subtle moments, she just relied too much on tears or tantrums. I think when someone else around her is OTT, she calms down (Cynthia Watros, Justin Deas). She also had some quiet, nice moments with the kids when they were played by people who could act (Billy Kay, Kimberly Brown, Laura Bell Bundy). Melodrama is a part of soaps, but melodrama was something not written into Holly for many years, as it was with Reva. When it was, MG also became hammy. Ironically that was probably during one of Zimmer's more subtle periods (late 90's/early 00's).
I must say I don't care for most of the choices on the DVD, and as someone who liked Reva more than most, I probably wouldn't have chosen them. But then, I couldn't stand all the yelling with Jonathan, so I'm biased. He was very popular, so if that helps DVD sales, I'm glad.
I really wish they'd chosen something around the time her wedding to Kyle ended in disaster and she wandered around in a daze. I think that was some quiet, painstaked work from her.
I think they should cease including entire episodes and instead package compilations that exclusively feature certain characters, couples, storylines, etc. Like the old Roger Thorpe: The Scandal Years (and Reva: Whatever) tapes P&G released back in the day.
I prefer episodes, because a lot of that has never been seen. The compilations are often full of stuff which is already all over Youtube.
Edited by steve91199, Feb 11, 2012 @ 5:26 AM.