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I don't think Melissa Reeves can act worth a damn. She whispers emotion. She's mealy mouthed and weak sounding. 

That makes me not like Jennifer, either.

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She was a good actor when the writers gave her good story.  She was one of my favorites in the 80's or 90's.  Susan Seaforth and Bill `hayes were phenomenal in Doug and `julie's heyday.  Now their characters are buffoons.

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Corday hates all couples now except for his pet couple, chabby.

And this is exactly why I'm outta here once I get the answers to Sami & EJ's letter and see Kayla and Steve reunite. After that there is nothing in Salem for me that can justify looking at Trollop being propped every week. 

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I guess my unpopular opinion then is that I kind of like Doug and Julie. Yes, they're rather corny, but I think every family has one of those couples that is really happy to the point of it being a little irritating and dopey. Mostly, I just interpret it as the actors being grateful to come back to a job I assume they enjoyed. Days has always had a problem with keeping the canvas full of interesting stories for all of the generations of characters. Plus, considering how sidelined Hope has been the last few years, it's very nice to see so many of her family members back in her life. It would have been great if instead of all of this Abigail and Ben drama, we could have seen a nice dinner where Hope could introduce Aidan to Julie, Doug and Shawn Douglas formally and retell some stories.

"...and she ever starts giving you flak Aiden, just call her Gina!"

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Idk if this is a UO or not but so far I don't care for the new Ciara, I miss lauren! Maybe this opinion will change as I get used to her

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I still miss Real Roman (Wayne Northup) and Marlena together. God they were hot!!!

Behold one of my favorite scenes, Marlena washed Roman's feet at 3:18!!!

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Days doesn't do flirty, romance, passionate moments like this anymore.

No they rarely manage to find two actors with chemistry anymore, yet alone write them a good story, build the romance and sexual tension, and then deliver the pay-off moments. But then I suspect Ken Corday wouldn't know romance if it bit him in the ass. 

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No they rarely manage to find two actors with chemistry anymore, yet alone write them a good story, build the romance and sexual tension, and then deliver the pay-off moments. But then I suspect Ken Corday wouldn't know romance if it bit him in the ass.

To me the romance really took back sit once Reilly took over the show in the 90ss and hasnt recovered since. The writers in the 80s and early 90s wrote Days as one big romance-adventure-drama. It was some great stuff based off what Ive on YouTube through the years. Wayne and Deidre were hot as all get out.

That was more creepy porny to me, but I get what you mean LOL!

Original Roman sure had some weird eyes and eyebrows didn't he?

He had the old man, nerdy look in the face but when took his shirt off I forgot about his face and so did Marlena Edited by BlackMamba
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I do think that Reilly had some good moments, but overall, his tenure on the show changed the show in a way that it has contributed to its low ratings over the years..It went from character driven storylines to plot driven and shocking twists...

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I do think that Reilly had some good moments, but overall, his tenure on the show changed the show in a way that it has contributed to its low ratings over the years..It went from character driven storylines to plot driven and shocking twists...

Shocking twists is what makes great soaps before and after Reilly. I personally enjoyed his great reveals when it involved Marlena, Sami or Kristen. And I do respect him for his ratings gains post-OJ. Days was number 7 in the ratings than when MarDevil happened the show shot to number 2 and was number 1 in the key demos and stayed that way for four years. Yet it started a trend in monkey see monkey do with other soaps. Every show tried doing micro chips, electronic shock, doppelgangers and other crazy over the top soap gimmicks that other shows didn't need. Even when he wrote Passions and Days at the same time in the mid 2000s before his death he burnt himself out and never recaptured the magic he once had.

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Shocking twists is what makes great soaps before and after Reilly. I personally enjoyed his great reveals when it involved Marlena, Sami or Kristen. And I do respect him for his ratings gains post-OJ. Days was number 7 in the ratings than when MarDevil happened the show shot to number 2 and was number 1 in the key demos and stayed that way for four years. Yet it started a trend in monkey see monkey do with other soaps. Every show tried doing micro chips, electronic shock, doppelgangers and other crazy over the top soap gimmicks that other shows didn't need. Even when he wrote Passions and Days at the same time in the mid 2000s before his death he burnt himself out and never recaptured the magic he once had.

I think he hurt the show in the long run...The show became too plot-driven and not enough character driven stories...He alienated alot of people. Gimmicks can give you good ratings, but it is not always going to be sustainable..Plus, he marginalized Jack. His tenure had good moments and I loved some of his stories. He did not do it by himself. He had Sherry Anderson that was there to keep him from going off the rails....

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I think he hurt the show in the long run...The show became too plot-driven and not enough character driven stories...He alienated alot of people. Gimmicks can give you good ratings, but it is not always going to be sustainable..Plus, he marginalized Jack. His tenure had good moments and I loved some of his stories. He did not do it by himself. He had Sherry Anderson that was there to keep him from going off the rails....

I disagree about Sherri Anderson. Shes one of the best writers Days ever especially since she was the one who gave fans the supercouples like Bo/Hope, Roman/Marlena, Marlena/John and Kayla/Patch and the woman knew how to write romance-passion-adventures. If anything Anderson had to rain Reilly in from getting too crazy (which he did anyhow). I miss her writing personally.

Oh and did mention how I depised how he bastardized the Roman Brady character. James made into a side show so much no one cares about the character along with the fact Ken Corday ok'd Josh Taylor as being Roman

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I'm not sure if this qualifies, but I'm rewatching the Brady/Kristin arc of 2012/13 and...I'm actually kinda liking Brady. Like...a lot. Considering that since he fell for Kristin, he hasn't shown much compassion, generosity of spirit or playfulness. I'd like to credit the writers with delivering on the long-term fallout from that relationship...but I think that would be a step too far. Seems more likely a coincidence, since everything in soap land moves at light speed. Poor Brady's been mired down in Cave Man mode since 2013.

 

But while he was with Kristin? He kind of a lovable lug. A moron? Absolutely. But a moron with heart, and interests (Art! Piano!?) and a conscience (I'll move into the DiMansion to make you happy!) and that character is nowhere to be found now. Hasn't been for some time.

 

Did Brady ever figure out it was Theresa who put John in the coma? 

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I'm not sure if this qualifies, but I'm rewatching the Brady/Kristin arc of 2012/13 and...I'm actually kinda liking Brady. Like...a lot. Considering that since he fell for Kristin, he hasn't shown much compassion, generosity of spirit or playfulness. I'd like to credit the writers with delivering on the long-term fallout from that relationship...but I think that would be a step too far. Seems more likely a coincidence, since everything in soap land moves at light speed. Poor Brady's been mired down in Cave Man mode since 2013.

But while he was with Kristin? He kind of a lovable lug. A moron? Absolutely. But a moron with heart, and interests (Art! Piano!?) and a conscience (I'll move into the DiMansion to make you happy!) and that character is nowhere to be found now. Hasn't been for some time.

Did Brady ever figure out it was Theresa who put John in the coma?

I absolutely love Kristen and Brady together. God they were hot. And Eileen made Eric into a better actor IMO. Besides, Chloe, Kristen is the only woman I love seeing Brady with.

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Did Brady ever figure out it was Theresa who put John in the coma? 

 

Yes, Brady knows but it took a little while for it to come out.  It's one of the reasons he's so mean to her, but I think he was more pissed that Theresa was going to let him take the blame for John's coma rather than John actually being in a coma.  Brady/Kristen seems like yesterday.  I can't believe it was that long ago.

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Yes, Brady knows but it took a little while for it to come out.  It's one of the reasons he's so mean to her, but I think he was more pissed that Theresa was going to let him take the blame for John's coma rather than John actually being in a coma.  Brady/Kristen seems like yesterday.  I can't believe it was that long ago.

Don't forget that Theresa went to John's hospital room to kill him again....I think a nurse came in and she was not able to finish the job..It is a shame what Tomsell had done to Shane's girls...

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I don't think the role of Kristen raised anything except the campiness level of the show. I don't agree that Davidson made Martsolf step up his game at all. He just looked more rational in comparison with the bug-eyed, tic-infested cartoon that Davidson's performance became.

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I absolutely love Kristen and Brady together. God they were hot. And Eileen made Eric into a better actor IMO. Besides, Chloe, Kristen is the only woman I love seeing Brady with.

I loved Brady with Nicole.  They were hot imo when they were humping all over the dimera mansion during the time Johnny was losing his eye.

Then Nicole dropped Brady for Sydney.

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Johnny losing his eye was such a grotesque storyline, who's bright idea was it to pen such a horrific storyline about a child..Yup you guess it, the Queen of horridness herself; Dena Higley..How does that incompetent woman still gets to write for a show is truly beyond me...

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I'm sure it was only a baby eye; you know, the kind that falls out naturally and is replaced by an adult eyeball.

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Is Johnny even still missing an eye?

I'm sure it was only a baby eye; you know, the kind that falls out naturally and is replaced by an adult eyeball.

LOL

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I thought they didn't have to do the eye removal? I'm lost. LOL. He runs around with 2 eyes now...not even a patch. Has for years.

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I thought they didn't have to do the eye removal? I'm lost. LOL. He runs around with 2 eyes now...not even a patch. Has for years.

They probably retcon it like they retconned Philip's missing leg...

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I don't hate the portrayal of nuCiara for some reason. Yes the character is a selfish brat, but I think the actress is fine.  

 

Her voice and speaking manner reminds me so much of Carrie Coon who is on the Leftovers.

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Wait....Philip's got two whole legs again? Or do we just not see the prosthetic because of budget issues?

Yes, Brady knows but it took a little while for it to come out. It's one of the reasons he's so mean to her, but I think he was more pissed that Theresa was going to let him take the blame for John's coma rather than John actually being in a coma. Brady/Kristen seems like yesterday. I can't believe it was that long ago.

Kitty, did Brady find out before Kristin stole the fetus or after? Was he with Mel at the time? I can't remember and most of the post-wedding stuff was taken off YT :(

...I am enjoying the Bristin storyline anew through clips I never saw before. We got a scene with Kristin explaining how Stefano rescued her from Harem Island!! I never knew! And Eileen KILLS it. Woman can act with a capital A. And the stuff with her and John at the cabin is great too. And yes, she and Eric M are pretty electric together.

Shame it got campier and more disjointed once Father Eric was raped...hated that.

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Kitty, did Brady find out before Kristin stole the fetus or after? Was he with Mel at the time? I can't remember and most of the post-wedding stuff was taken off YT :(

 

I'm almost positive it was before he found out about Kristin and when he was with Mel, but my memory is pretty hazy.  John knew almost as soon as he woke up that Theresa was responsible, though, and he lied to Roman about not remembering what happened.  Brady was pretty angry about that, too. 

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I wouldn't have cared if Theresa had killed John and gotten away with it.  She would have done me a favor.

 

If they were going to pair Brady up with Kristen, and Sami up with EJ, they should have done it right.  Let them be bad together.  Have Kate and Stefano reunite.  Sami, EJ, Brady, Kristen, Stefano and Kate living in the Dimera house of horrors is an SL that could have written itself.

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Instead of all the Rafe propping for Hope, Why can't the writers just release Patrick Lockhart as a reformed prisoner and make him be Hope's love interest?

I remember the Patrick/Hope/Bo triangle, it was the copycat/knockoff version of Damien/Lily/Holden from ATWTs. I'm not even going to lie as a huge Bo and Hope fan, this trig played with my loyalty! I was team Hatrick one week then go team Bope then next. I almost wish too Ciara was Patrick's too when Hope found out she was pregnant. But when the writers fucked up Patrick, I was done.

Anyhow,

They were so hot.

Sex on stick!

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Hope and Patrick would be great.  But Rafe is Dena's pet so no one else stands a chance.

 

And of course all the Bradys will be behind Hope being with Rafe since neither Sami or Carrie can be with him.

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Hope and Patrick would be great. But Rafe is Dena's pet so no one else stands a chance.

And of course all the Bradys will be behind Hope being with Rafe since neither Sami or Carrie can be with him.

Yeah I know, it sucks. Patrick should be given a chance to be redeemed. This show has redeemed rapists who never did time. Patrick would make the perfect comeback story. Sometimes I wish I could write this show or at least do show pitches. Lol.

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I thought the Gabi/Real Will sex was hot.  I'd stay close friends with him, too, despite having dated him.  She accepted the situation and 3's company worked well. 

 

I didn't want to see Ari in black, but show missed a big opportunity for her to mourn him.  I hate to say I "love" it but she and JJ have things in common.  I love it how they're putting the brakes on each other.  And Jenn hasn't found out about it and shouted honey yet. 

 

At least with Hope, Rafe looks like he has fully rolled out of bed in the morning.  They teased it a long time ago.  If worked and it was the only thing I didn't like about inserting Aiden.  Well, that and the stupid cabin mystery.  Which would have worked if we had found out he had in fact murdered his wife.  It would have given reason for him to go after Hope in the end. 

 

I think NuCiara's jaw issues mimic her mother's.  So it doesn't bother me much other than her being too old for the part because it seems to me she was hired on looks. 

 

Steve isn't musically talented.  He's great because he has heart and is rough around the edged.  And in the middle, too.  That's our Steve and of course Kayla knows about the harmonica.  At first I hated the "Kayla is loopy over fumes" thing because it wasn't needed.  Until she mentioned her fond memory of book club pot brownies.  Hee!  Steve has consistently brought the humor that many of you are clamoring for.  Leaving his hair color real (see:  ghostBo, Jawn, Dan) is Steve.  Damn, Steve, tickle her already.  LOVED the first bump over being "rescued".  Thanks, buddy.  For nothing.  Heee. 

 

Stefano has rallied enough to roll those r's.  Good for him.  Andre is in mustache twirling at this point.  Damn him for wasting Sami's return.  At least he doesn't say Samanther.

 

I'm very, very over the ghost trope on this show. I've been spoiled here about

ghost Jack

  Thanks a lot.  Also for

somebody called Ava with Joey

 

Did anyone notice Bi-een mentioned Ruby Ridge?  Psycho asshole wants to be shot down?  He views the kid like a prize he can control, not unlike Pedo-dad.  Trollop's plea that giant alien baby will die without her leaking boobs?  Again, why is it about her holy body parts?  Her position on the bed is damned awkward, as if giant alien baby is on a blanketed dog bed and she's sideways leaning over it. She has tears now.  Oil tears.

 

Hope carressing a gun is not cute.  Next thing you know she is going to be back on crazy pills and burning down the house. Just when we got Happy Hope back.

 

I miss Lucas a lot.  Cheeses, just one shot of Kate and Lucas mourning Will, please.  And him saying Happy Thanksgiving I'm going to CA to father the kids to explain his absence.  Because you know he won't shut out EJ's kids.  As much as I loved the Sami/EJ chem, EJ didn't bother much with Lucas's kids. 

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Steve isn't musically talented.  He's great because he has heart and is rough around the edged.  And in the middle, too.  That's our Steve and of course Kayla knows about the harmonica.  At first I hated the "Kayla is loopy over fumes" thing because it wasn't needed.  Until she mentioned her fond memory of book club pot brownies.  Hee!  Steve has consistently brought the humor that many of you are clamoring for.  Leaving his hair color real (see:  ghostBo, Jawn, Dan) is Steve.  Damn, Steve, tickle her already.  LOVED the first bump over being "rescued".  Thanks, buddy.  For nothing.  Heee. 

 

Perfect description -- has heart and is rough around the edges, in the middle, too. What the blues requires aside from that dananana - na riff : )

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I thought the Gabi/Real Will sex was hot.  I'd stay close friends with him, too, despite having dated him.  She accepted the situation and 3's company worked well. 

 

I didn't want to see Ari in black, but show missed a big opportunity for her to mourn him.  I hate to say I "love" it but she and JJ have things in common.  I love it how they're putting the brakes on each other.  And Jenn hasn't found out about it and shouted honey yet. 

 

I miss Lucas a lot.  Cheeses, just one shot of Kate and Lucas mourning Will, please.  And him saying Happy Thanksgiving I'm going to CA to father the kids to explain his absence.  Because you know he won't shut out EJ's kids.  As much as I loved the Sami/EJ chem, EJ didn't bother much with Lucas's kids. 

I think that their first time was sweet. The Ariana Grace conception sex? HOT HOT HOT HOT. His back? Don't get me started on that scene. So good.

 

No one is really shown mourning Will and it's SAD. 

 

I like Gabi/JJ...is that unpopular? It'll be good if they get flack b/c she's dating a Horton after killing another one. Jenn and Julie should have issues with it...and Hope down the road after she finishes her cray cray.

 

It's not unpopular but I love Lucas and yes, he'd totally take care of Johnny & Sidney...out of respect for Sami as well as Allie and Will. 

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I've said it before, and I will say it again.  Since Ken Corday hated Sami and EJ together, they should have let Sami and Lucas be a real couple, and all four of Sami's children should have been Lucas.  The scenes with Lucas/Sami/EJ/Stefano/Kate would have been priceless.

 

Stefano:  "I thought you hated Samantha."

Kate:  "I do, but she would kill or die for Lucas, and her children.  That's better than he got from his other wives."

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That's the one thing Sami & Kate always agreed on: they stood up for the kids. 

Sami and Kate's HTS smackdown of Adrienne was epic (after learning Will overheard Adrienne badmouthing Will about dating Sonny)

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My current unpopular opinion is.....I like Ben (telling Abifail off) that is. While I do not condone murder, I love Ben telling her exactly what he (and a large portion of viewers) really think about her. She needs a good dose of reality and put in a position to where she can't wiggle or lie her way out of her wrongdoing.

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My current unpopular opinion is.....I like Ben (telling Abifail off) that is. While I do not condone murder, I love Ben telling her exactly what he (and a large portion of viewers) really think about her. She needs a good dose of reality and put in a position to where she can't wiggle or lie her way out of her wrongdoing.

 

This is very popular. 

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