Days of Our Lives is officially must-see soap opera again. The Brian/Sonny/Will/Gabi/Nick drama is the best young adult/teen saga playing out on daytime right now. Kristen DiMera (Eileen Davidson) is literally screwing over Jarlena (Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall) — and using their dimwitted-yet-hunky son Brady (Eric Martsolf) to do so. (Yes, I know Isabella is the boy's bio mama, but Doc raised him, when she wasn't purring like a horny house cat and/or being kept in a birdcage!)
A strikingly-beautiful and cunning Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin) is actually providing root factor for Dannifer (Shawn Christian and Melissa Reeves). Yep, Salem U.S.A is finally a place I look forward to visiting every day. If you need any more proof of just how good DAYS is right now, watch the recap video below from Tuesday's show.
Johnny to Rafe: "Mommy had something to do!"
She sure did, lil fella. She sure did...
The turnaround at NBC's singular daytime soap Days of Our Lives is in full effect. Amid a creative renaissance (Superbitch Kristen; Wedding Interruptus) and a renewal, the sudser hit a 21-week high among the coveted women 18-49 demo the week of Jan. 14-18. READ MORE
Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kristen (Eileen Kristen) were in the midst of sparring yet again when Roman (Josh Taylor) interrupted. Marlena wasn’t very subtle in trying to get her ex-husband to leave. After he left, Kristen toyed with Marlena. Frustrated that her plan wasn’t going the way she wanted, Marlena decided to leave. Kristen stopped her and then showed her a piece of paper that read: “I know what you are doing.” READ MORE
Some things just don’t change, even after a two-and-a-half week hiatus from watching Days of Our Lives because of the holidays. When I last tuned in, the only thing remotely interesting was Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Kristen (Eileen Davidson). Whether ironic, sad or depressing, one thing is certain; absolutely nothing has changed. It is still the only interesting storyline.
Sure, Brady continues to be an idiot, and yes Kristen’s toying smirk can be a bit annoying when done too often. However, 95% of the time, they are the single best thing DAYS has to offer. The impact of their relationship's revelation on his family was fantastic.
John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall) were in fine form on Monday. Marlena let John have it, after he confronted her about keeping Brady’s relationship a secret for so long. She demanded to know if she was supposed to have taped Brady and Kristen having sex, because he wouldn't have believed her otherwise.
Days of Our Lives is being anything but mean, mean, mean today, by re-airing one of my fav-or-ite episodes! Tune in to relive John Black's (Drake Hogestyn) Elvis-themed wedding to "Kristen" (really Susan Banks!). I cannot wait to see the incomparable Eileen Davidson in all her multi-role glory once again!
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At the hospital, Kristen (Eileen Davidson) and Brady (Eric Martsolf) continued to debate her intentions for John (Drake Hogestyn). Meanwhile, John awoke Marlena (Deidre Hall) with a red rose and offered to take her to breakfast. Kristen called while he was in the shower, but Marlena deleted the message.
Marlena received a call during breakfast stating one of her patients was in the hospital, so she and John rushed to emergency room. In passing, she learned Brady had been admitted. While Marlena visited her patient, John visited Brady. READ MORE