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January 2012 Episode Rankings & Stats
So disappointed that Drake Hogestyn isn't in the top 10. Ugh.

Thrilled about CMassey, though. He and Kate Mansi are fantastic finds. Keep using them!

Days rocks so hard right now.

Tuesday, January 31st Daily Discussion
Mitchapalooza
Jan 30 2012, 04:19 PM
lysie
Jan 30 2012, 04:02 PM
DrewHamilton
Jan 30 2012, 03:40 PM
I honestly don't see the problem with the show mentioning "off-screen happenings" such as Sami cheering at the kids' soccer games, being the homeroom mother or whatever, etc. So we didn't see it actually happen. I don't think we need to. In my mind, despite Sami's hectic life, when I hear the kids are at soccer practice, I imagine Sami being there at their games, even though we don't see it happen. I've never seen Marlena participate in those sort of things when Belle was younger, but when Belle would bring up memories from her childhood, I accepted it, even though I never saw it. The same goes for Hope with Ciara. Just because we don't see Hope hosting slumber parties, when the show brings it up in a scene, I don't find it hard to believe just because I didn't see it. I don't think reactions should be any different towards Sami.
Mentioning offscreen happenings would e fine if they weren't also mentioning onscreen that she doesn't do this stuff. And they do. They also (admittedly until recently) have not shown Sami having a hectic life. She was a stay at home mom who always left the kids with her grandma. They've reinforced that Rafe does all this stuff with the kids and then they turn around and give Sami credit for it later. But quite frankly, Sami being written is as mother of the year is the least of my issues with this. John absolutely was there for Brady. There are YEARS of scenes to back that up. It's pure fiction that they didn't have a good relationship and that John has to make up for anything.
TOTALLY agree!!

This John/Brady stuff is PURE crap!!

Its on the same level as Jack being treated like he was absent for almost all of Abigails life when that is NOT the case and the 1 yr he did miss he was KIDNAPPED.

The writing makes NO sense whatsoever and MarDar is rewriting history left right and fucking centre (John/Brady, Sami/Marlena, Jack/Abigail/Jennifer, Alice keeping secrets ect).
I'm as huge a John Black fan you'll find anywhere, but I totally get where Brady is coming from when he said his dad wasn't around.

You'll notice that John isn't being written as an uncaring father (I'd characterize Sami like that), moreso busy.

In the 90s, during Brady's childhood, John was constantly gallivanting away from Salem - New Orleans, Aremid, Paris, the Jungle. And when he was in Salem, he was pining after Marlena.

Superhero John Black couldn't be the knight in shining armor, savior of the world, and the most attentive dad.

It kind of goes back to the "Bad Mom Sami scenario" everyone keeps discussing - just because it's not shown on screen that Sami is at soccer practice and being room mom, doesn't mean she isn't.

Just as we can't assume that John Black was spending time with Belle and Brady when he was not shown on screen.

SID: Various Articles
The Pawn and Gina is going to be such a clusterf*ck of crazy.

I can't wait.

Interesting/Spoilerish Tweets, Week of 1/16
lene
Jan 20 2012, 04:56 PM
Kenny
Jan 20 2012, 04:13 PM
Peter Reckell
Bo and Hope montage, from the very beginning, in script I just read. Sweet!


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Sounds nice but I know they'll ruin it with shitty stock music.
Some good old porn music for a romantic montage. Can't wait!
I understand that Days is working on a super small budget now, and can't afford the pop music to which the audience is accustomed... but can they at least try and find some decent, quality no-name artists? There are probably tens of thousands of unsigned, indie artists that you can find through FB, MySpace, a dive bar in LA? Why do we keep getting this shit music?

I am very happy with the plots, the writing, the direction, and acting.

If I could change anything about the show, it would be the music consultant (not the background, music cues guy - that's fine), and the wardrobe stylist.

SOD: Rafe and Carrie Grow Closer
NyCsBaDdEsT
Jan 19 2012, 10:59 PM
While I would love nothing more than to watch Safe implode, I have to agree that Carrie and Rafe's attraction for one another seems rather contrived. I could see it happening after deadbabysex is revealed....but definitely not before Rafe and Carrie find out about it. For the most part, Rafe has been characterized as a man who is 100% committed to his wife, and I just don't see him being attracted to another woman, let alone his wife's sister. I have absolutely no problem with Rafe and Carrie hooking up (as a matter of fact, I believe that Rafe fits better with Carrie than he does with Sami), but I do have a problem with the writers forcing this relationship on the audience when neither Carrie nor Rafe have a legitimate reason to prefer one another over their spouses at this point in time.
Some on this board complain that nothing happens (it's just convos about stuff happening in Salem, without the viewers witnessing anything happening), and some complain that things are moving too fast.

I think MarDar are damned if you do, damned if you don't...

I personally am enjoying the storylines, but believe that MarDar do have some problems with pacing. That said, I am all for Sami being alone and miserable. Carrie and Rafe together is the first time I've actually liked the characters.

I'm cool with them getting together before Sami's secret liaison with EJ comes out, or after. I kinda just want them together. CC and GG are adorbs together. It kind of reminds of why I loved the Mike and Carrie relationship - two good people falling for each other in a bad situation.


Celeste back to Days! (Update: Recast announced)
They could bring back that made up psychic nanny who used to watch Belle and Brady. I also remember someone mentioning that Bo was psychic for awhile. Restore those superpowers to him. God knows it will be more interesting than the Alice's Secret storyline he's currently embroiled in.

Monday, January 16th Daily Discussion
I hate, hate, hate the character of Nicole with the fire of a thousand suns, but today:

Posted Image = Posted Image

Classic Days of Our Lives Discussion
karoline
Jan 8 2012, 12:13 PM
nickyj12345
Dec 23 2011, 01:03 AM
In continuing with the John and Marlena Q&A series CarlD2 and I are establishing...

Does anybody have a link to "the conference room" scenes from Night Sins? I can't only find super edited versions. Also - does anybody have a link to good quality $100,000 dance scenes?

Thanks!
This is the best version I could find of the dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nN5sws3gM8

And here are some links to the table sex (lol)
PART 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rN4K0LLGHQ
PART 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTWJYGY2ukk&feature=related

And just in case....Good quality John & Marlena on DA PLANE:
PART 1: http://www.youtube.com/user/supercouplelova#p/search/2/ijkLrNayd2s
PART 2: http://www.youtube.com/user/supercouplelova#p/search/0/zi7FT3tVKN8
PART 3: http://www.youtube.com/user/supercouplelova#p/search/1/awzxWzVin98
Thank you, Karoline! I'm a happy camper now!

Another question - does anybody know the last time that Days used a non-royalty free song or in-house composition? Like, a pop song by a well known artist?

Was it Doug singing that old timey song at the Horton Town Square opening?

Interesting/Spoilerish Tweets, Week of 1/9
Nelson Branco
‎@SoapUncensored news: #DAYS Tanya Boyd had a stroke; role is being recast.

Interesting/Spoilerish Tweets, Week of 1/9
IMissAremid
Jan 14 2012, 08:58 PM
I really don't know what to think about this. I am trying to imagine a well-executed story involving Jawn and Princess Gina based on where we are at in the current storylines and I just can't... :(
Okay, so I'm trying to keep some things straight here as I didn't watch during the subsex storyline... You guys have been great about catching me up.

Are the incarnations of John Black discussed in this thread ("Jawn," "Father John") the same as "the Pawn," "Mercenary John," and "RoboJohn"? (I'm trying to keep this straight, forgive me.)

Because I actually liked RoboJohn - he had some awesome one-liners. I personally wouldn't mind seeing a return to RoboJohn.

Mercenary John, however - it seemed like he's always flashback to running on a beach and then take out his aggression by having rough sex with Marlena.

Father John was an art thief AND present during the Possession...

I guess the question - which would be the likely incarnation, if all these different versions of John are different?

Interesting/Spoilerish Tweets, Week of 1/9
AlisonLou
Jan 14 2012, 10:07 PM
lysie
Jan 14 2012, 09:12 PM
AlisonLou
Jan 14 2012, 07:28 PM
Could it be that John and Hope go undercover as Gina and Stefano's spawn?
KA mentioned recently about filming undercover scenes.
It's possible it could be just that.
Either way I don't want to see Gina again.
She was looney and disgusting!
The Bo and Hope book is due out in April.
How will they promote the book and get people to buy it if they split Bo and Hope up and turn Hope into Gina again?
That's why I don't think Hope is going to turn into Gina again. It's gotta be something else. Maybe it's flashbacks? Or as I said John and Hope could be undercover.
It doesn't make sense.
I think this so will only make things worse for the show in the ratings.
Days will be heading towards cancellation even quicker now thanks to this sl!
Hope's older now. I don't want to see her in bed with John. It won't be hot as Hope should be nearly menopausal. If it happens it will come across as gross and be FF material.
The character of Hope is past the bed hopping Days.
Hope is too old for it. Leave her happily married to Bo.
Bo and Hope book?
It's called Bo & Hope a love story.
It's coming out in April.
It's up on Amazon already:

http://www.amazon.com/Bo-Hope-Story-Kristian-Alfonso/dp/1402267444/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326596750&sr=1-1
Apparently something was said at Day of Days in November about it.
This is probably apart of that publishing deal that Days has... to go along with the Days photo book and Sheri Anderson novels.

Can we get a John and Marlena book? Please?

Deidre Hall is already a published author, and I'm sure Drake Hogestyn can stay away from the gym long enough to collaborate with her on some photos and cute commentary.

I'd buy multiple copies.

About.com interview with Deidre Hall
I used to hate Deidre Hall with a fiery passion when I was first watching Days in the 90s... and I don't know why now. I want to kiss her every time I read an interview. She is the anti-Missy Reeves.

Reality TV Mag talks to Ali Sweeney
http://realitytvmagazine.sheknows.com/2012/01/11/alison-sweeney-talks-about-the-million-pound-pledge-the-biggest-loser-and-staying-healthy/

Tuesday January 3rd Daily Discussion
lysie
Jan 3 2012, 10:11 PM
mayflowers
Jan 3 2012, 10:10 PM
does anyone know where i can watch the january 2 and 3rd episode online? it isn't posted anywhere!
It didn't air yesterday. NBC and Hulu will both have today's episode tomorrow.
Will/Marlena scenes are on YT in good quality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1gB40FqU8k&feature=autoplay&list=PLC7B9C10CADCFAD30&lf=g-all-a&playnext=1

Tuesday January 3rd Daily Discussion
CalAggie87
Jan 3 2012, 02:15 AM
I hope that the show has some guts to have a "good" person have issues. Have someone who has problems with homosexuality. They took the easy way out having Victor accept Sonny's homosexuality so easily. Victor who is macho and who is from a generation when it definitely was considered wrong should have had issues. But even he would have the past of being a bad guy. I do not think Peggy can work that much, she seemed rather frail and it seemed heard for her to talk, but Caroline would be someone who easily could have problems with her great-grandson gay.
This is a very interesting storypoint. I wouldn't mind if it were Lucas. I know most people are expecting B. Dattilo to return to be the antithesis of Sami (checked out parent extraordinaire), but what if he's not? Lucas has a bit of a conservative streak (he was horrified that he mother was a hooker; he attended military school).

Kate and Stefano would also be very interesting as the grandparents who do not approve of their (step-)grandson's sexual orientation.

Maybe even Aunt Maggie, as Lucas' primary AA sponsor and with whom Will has shared a few scenes?

Tuesday January 3rd Daily Discussion
Liz<3Days
Jan 2 2012, 09:01 PM
What affair? Did I miss watching or reading something? EJ and Sami never had a affair. That's why this doesnt work and is not similar to Jarlena's sex at ALL.

af·fair
noun \ə-ˈfer\
a romantic or passionate attachment typically of limited duration : liaison 2b

I see what EJ and Sami did on the DiMansion couch as a "passionate attachment... of limited duration."

Tuesday January 3rd Daily Discussion
lysie
Jan 2 2012, 09:01 PM
nickyj12345
Jan 2 2012, 08:54 PM
I love this board, but there are a serious number of negative nancies all up in here. I love coming here, though, because of the diverse opinions and insight members have on their favorite Days characters. I appreciate the dialogues and discussions that members have.

That said - I am thrilled with the way this storyline is going. The parallels between John and Marlena and Sami and EJ are few, but solid. Both couples have a history, and this betrayal will taint many lives for years to come (assuming Days has years to come.) John and Marlena's affair shaped Sami into the cold-hearted b***h she is, Sami and EJ's affair has shaped Will in ways we can't even know yet.

I guess the core of what I want to say is that we haven't even given this beat in the story the opportunity to play out yet. I am especially looking forward to Marlena confronting Sami about her affair and John and Marlena discussing how their affected their loved ones almost two decades after it happened.

Deidre Hall, Chandler Massey, and James Scott are all massive talents (I have to include Ali Sweeney in this, although talented, isn't in the same category as the formers mentioned) - and this affair has the potential to be a new umbrella story, considering it's going to affect so many characters. With DH, CM, AS and JS in the driver's seat, and additional supportive work of AS, Drake Hogestyn, Ari Zucker, Galen Gering, and Christie Clark, the revelation of the "notdeadbabysex" could be great.

/endrant
Even though I'm admittedly about to be one, please leave "negative nancies" out of it. Comment on the posts, not the posters.

While I agree the story has potential, there's no way they're going to get any mileage out of this story. They absolutely should, but they're already not using this story like they could. This story is going to end up like every story this show has done for the last ten years. No lasting consequences. No lingering feelings. Looking back, J&M's affair may be the last story that did manage to actually go somewhere longlasting. I can't think of anything that's happened since then that didn't turn out to just be a plot point.
If you were to use this storyline in the right way, what would you do differently?

Tuesday January 3rd Daily Discussion
I love this board, but there are a serious number of negative nancies all up in here. I love coming here, though, because of the diverse opinions and insight members have on their favorite Days characters. I appreciate the dialogues and discussions that members have.

That said - I am thrilled with the way this storyline is going. The parallels between John and Marlena and Sami and EJ are few, but solid. Both couples have a history, and this betrayal will taint many lives for years to come (assuming Days has years to come.) John and Marlena's affair shaped Sami into the cold-hearted b***h she is, Sami and EJ's affair has shaped Will in ways we can't even know yet.

I guess the core of what I want to say is that we haven't even given this beat in the story the opportunity to play out yet. I am especially looking forward to Marlena confronting Sami about her affair and John and Marlena discussing how their affected their loved ones almost two decades after it happened.

Deidre Hall, Chandler Massey, and James Scott are all massive talents (I have to include Ali Sweeney in this, although talented, isn't in the same category as the formers mentioned) - and this affair has the potential to be a new umbrella story, considering it's going to affect so many characters. With DH, CM, AS and JS in the driver's seat, and additional supportive work of AS, Drake Hogestyn, Ari Zucker, Galen Gering, and Christie Clark, the revelation of the "notdeadbabysex" could be great.

/endrant

Tuesday January 3rd Daily Discussion
Just in case anyone reading this thread needs the John and Marlena affair in bite-size form -- (I don't know how to embed clips.)

John and Marlena on the plane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5KYBkSpvLg
John and Marlena in the Titan conference room; Sami sees them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh7NBsX2oXk
Sami confronts Marlena with the knowledge of John and Marlena's affair: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9zcQrZMPxM
Revelation of John and Marlena's affair at Belle's baptism: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIk3Vfcs_IE

And, just in case, a pretty comprehensive playlist of all the key moments of the John and Marlena affair from 1993 in 118 parts: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL32339B82967F0DF6&feature=plcp