Days of our Lives 2.0
I have just completed watching Tues. Days of our Lives. This show has become a big sloppy wet kiss from your grandma. I love it! Sentimental, loving, romantic, sweet to the nth degree. It is the only show out there doing this. The romantic in me, the one who believes in happily ever after, true love, santa claus and Jesus, is totally in love with the new format. I love that people are having conversations and singing grandma and grandpa Horton's song and reading poetry from Mac Carey. I love that Everyone gets up and talks about their memories of the Hortons and what they meant to them. Sentimentality is an emotion and one that alot of people are not comfortable with. Maybe because it has been missused by the corporate world one too many times to sell us yet something else. But Days is giving us this warm fuzzy because the people who are here on screen and because the people who are behind the scenes believe in this show and ARE sentimental about it. From the EP who's parents Ted and Betty Corday created this show to Bill and Susan Hayes who met and fell in love and married on the show, to Kristen, Christie, Alison, Missy, Peter who have all grown up on this show to Deidre and Drake who were made superstars by the show to people like Richard and Carolyn Culliton who have been writing soaps for 30 years, and the others who have enriched this show with their presence for years. I am also one of those people who have been with Days for all those years. I stared watching Days in 1972. I used to watch it with my grandfather. This show for me is a part of my life. I would spend part of my thanks givings and christmas's when I was in school catching up with Salem since I couldn't watch while I was at school. So sentimentality was a big part of my experience. The trimming of the tree and hanging of the ornaments, the prayer at the thanksgiving table or the occasional miracle on christmas day. Tom's reading of the christmas story dressed as santa at the hospital. So for me every sloppy sweet moment that the show has given us the last three episodes is a huge warm hug from a beloved family member.
I can not wait to see what the writing team has in store for us next. I hope they keep up the romance and family and close community. The town square is the perfect venue for this. It gives people a place to congregate and to catch up or even play out the nasty fight scene as we got to see today between Cloe and Kate! The square is really genius.
Thanks for the sweet and happy tears Days brought for me today from the poem to Doug and Julie singing Always to the lighting of the tree!