As I write this I’m battening down the hatches and looking for a shovel to dig myself an underground bunker, because I have a sneaking suspicion that I’m going to be the voice of unpopular opinion. Let me explain.
When deciding which soaps I enjoy most or discover I'm most interested in watching on my DVR when I get home, I look at two things, quality (writing and acting) and enjoyment. These two can be in the same, or entirely different. The Young and the Restless and One Life to Live fall under the “quality” umbrella. I enjoy them because the writing is on fire and the acting is superb. On the other hand, I can enjoy some soaps at a gut level even though they may not have as good of writing or as strong acting. Call it “the show I like, but no one else seems to” factor. This is how I feel about Days of Our Lives.
On this week’s CBS and Days of Our Lives podcast episode (which should air on Thursday) I reveal that Days of Our Lives is currently my third favorite soap, even beating out the drastically improved Guiding Light and my version of As the World Turns. This is something I have refused to admit, even to myself, for some time. If I did, might it mean I’ve succumbed to Dena Higley’s evil charms? READ MORE
I don't know about anyone else, but I am looking forward to the fallout of Nicole Walker on Days of Our Lives getting exposed for all her latest mischief.
However, in all my anticipation I'm having a hard time figuring out who's reaction I am most looking forward to. So I put it to you guys for a vote!
Who's reaction to Nicole's misdeeds are you most looking forward to?
What's the first thing EJ should do when he learns the truth?
What DAYS Needs to Do If It Wants to Stay on Past 2010 Pt. I: The Hortons and Bradys Generation NextBy Jamey Giddens on March 27, 2009
It's no secret Days of Our Lives is my heart. Like Tara to Scarlett, Llanfair to Viki and the Promises Treatment Center in Malibu to Lindsay Lohan, DAYS is home to me, which is why it pains me to find the land of my childhood, fanboy dreams war-ravaged, and overrun with some strange cow wandering about chewing cud.
I wrote last week how the show was actually watchable again, well, watchable won't keep DAYS on the air past 2010. In years past I never worried about whether NBC-U-Later-Soaps would kill Days of Our Lives, because I knew CBS or ABC would readily fight to the death grab up the most buzzed about soap in the last 20 years of daytime television. Thanks to the woeful state of the U.S. economy, coupled with DAYS being written by someone who would make the top brass at AIG shake their heads and go "tsk, tsk, tsk", I no longer have the quiet comfort that Frons or Bloom will pick up DAYS once it's cut by NBC. Hell, Mickey Mouse and Tiffany are having a hard enough times keeping the soaps already on their network lineups afloat, why would they consider bringing DAYS to the table in the shape its in? READ MORE
Today we learned that Days of Our Lives' Tony DiMera is not a vampire - as we suspect the Cassadines are on General Hospital - after he fell down some stairs and got a spike through the chest. If he were a vampire, ala Buffy the Vampire Slayer, that would have been the end of him. I won't go into how terrible of an exit storyline this is, that's another discussion for another time. Take your best Caption This shot at any of the pictures. More after the jump. READ MORE