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Days Weekly Discussion; Week of Sept. 10
Topic Started: Sep 10 2007, 02:12 PM (2,401 Views)
DrewHamilton
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I just don't get why Hogan is so gung-ho on writing for Max and Stephanie as a couple. He firmly said that he didn't want incest on this show and was determined to end it, but now, a year later, we're back to the same couple that he wanted to break up? It doesn't make sense. Is Hogan even writing this storyline? I mean, at least they are referring to the fact that Max is Stephanie's uncle, which they totally overshadowed last year. But still, it's gross.

Here's to hoping Abby comes back, or they at least bring on someone new for Max. I don't see it happening though, sadly. :(
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Sep 11 2007, 03:20 PM
I'm so irritated with Philip. And Belle. If his time in Iraq is the reason for his erratic and irrational behavior, shouldn't he be in therapy somewhere instead of spending the last 9 months racing around the world trying to track down "his" children? As for Belle, she needs to dump Shawn and just stay with Philip. All she does is lie to him and argue with him; yet she's willing to defend Philip and do anything/everything he asks. Give Shawn back the ring, move back into the Kiriakis mansion, and then she can continue to support and enable Philip while he goes on angry tirades and threatens and abuses any woman who doesn't give in to his every selfish whim. He's not very smart either...you don't try to bribe/extort someone in front of a cop!

I agree with everything you just said. :)
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DrewHamilton
Sep 11 2007, 02:20 PM
I just don't get why Hogan is so gung-ho on writing for Max and Stephanie as a couple. He firmly said that he didn't want incest on this show and was determined to end it, but now, a year later, we're back to the same couple that he wanted to break up? It doesn't make sense. Is Hogan even writing this storyline? I mean, at least they are referring to the fact that Max is Stephanie's uncle, which they totally overshadowed last year. But still, it's gross.

Here's to hoping Abby comes back, or they at least bring on someone new for Max. I don't see it happening though, sadly. :(

I don't understand this either. He made such a point of "no more incest". The only explanation I can come up with is that someone is really pushing to keep the character of Max, and Hogan can't come up with anything else to do with him.
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I know Max is related to Stephanie by adoption..But if they address it, this time by Kayla being weirded out by them being together..I'll be okay with it..The truth is Darrin and Shelly have a nice chemistry together..and I really want Darrin Brooks to finally get a big love story..and i don't want a recast of Abby back...So that rules that out..

ON a superficial note today, DB looked fine today..and i really liked Trevor Donavon's new haircut..He was looking hot today as well..
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Martha Madison is looking really nice lately! The only thing I find is, she doesn't seem to fit in too well with the characters that she is aligned with. Is it just me, or does Martha clearly look older than Brandon, and Jay?
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Sep 11 2007, 05:17 PM
Martha Madison is looking really nice lately! The only thing I find is, she doesn't seem to fit in too well with the characters that she is aligned with. Is it just me, or does Martha clearly look older than Brandon, and Jay?

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that Martha is 30, so she may be older than Brandon (he's 27 I think)
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Yes you are right about the ages AD. She is older than Brandon and Jay both.
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DrewHamilton
Sep 11 2007, 02:20 PM
I just don't get why Hogan is so gung-ho on writing for Max and Stephanie as a couple. He firmly said that he didn't want incest on this show and was determined to end it, but now, a year later, we're back to the same couple that he wanted to break up? It doesn't make sense. Is Hogan even writing this storyline? I mean, at least they are referring to the fact that Max is Stephanie's uncle, which they totally overshadowed last year. But still, it's gross.

Here's to hoping Abby comes back, or they at least bring on someone new for Max. I don't see it happening though, sadly. :(

I know. I'm guessing he wasn't planning on Benson leaving and the budget issues. He just really likes Darrin.



Trevor Donovan has REALLY stepped up his acting the last two weeks.
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PhoenixRising05
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King
Sep 11 2007, 07:02 PM
DrewHamilton
Sep 11 2007, 02:20 PM
I just don't get why Hogan is so gung-ho on writing for Max and Stephanie as a couple. He firmly said that he didn't want incest on this show and was determined to end it, but now, a year later, we're back to the same couple that he wanted to break up? It doesn't make sense. Is Hogan even writing this storyline? I mean, at least they are referring to the fact that Max is Stephanie's uncle, which they totally overshadowed last year. But still, it's gross.

Here's to hoping Abby comes back, or they at least bring on someone new for Max. I don't see it happening though, sadly. :(

I know. I'm guessing he wasn't planning on Benson leaving and the budget issues. He just really likes Darrin.



Trevor Donovan has REALLY stepped up his acting the last two weeks.

I agree about Trevor. He has really improved over the summer and the last few episodes he has appeared have shown great strides.

In regards to Max and Stephanie, I like the chemistry and their scenes today reminded me of a classic Days supercouple scene (ex. J&J in the cave). The bickering and the fire in a cave...I will admit the scenes were well done and the acting and writing were great. I also appreciate them not skirting around the issue of him being her uncle. I guess it's not that bad. I like both actors and it's not a blood related issue. It still has an ick factor but if they keep writing it like they did today, I just may be able to overcome it. I don't think this is Hogan's work. I think Benson's exit, along with Fath's, left Hogan in a touch place. Max did nothing in the spring so my feeling was Hogan had no further interest in him. He said he liked him at first but wanted to make him a leading man. That's hard to do when his love interests left. I think Corday and/or Wyman pushed to keep the young ones front and center and Corday likes his young couplings (ex. Shelle) so Hogan probably had no choice but to go Max/Stephanie. I just can't see Hogan going on and on about not doing something and then doing it willingly a year later. It's far to blatant of a flip flop IMO.

Enjoyed Kayla/Chelsea too as it's nice seeing family interacting again. Nice scenes and MBE was fierce today when she told Jeremy off. Trevor was good in those scenes and loved Nick's involvement. Also, nice seeing Bo interact with his daughter. I always like that. The scene with Nick and the kids at the end after hanging up with Chelsea was cute. That was a nice Chick scene.

Belle/Philip was solid too. Good movement in story and JKJ and Martha have some great chemistry going on. I love this Tyler story and I really like Lauren. She would be a great psycho. Good scenes.

I actually thought today would be bad but I enjoyed it more then yesterday. Go figure.
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ArizonaDaze
Sep 11 2007, 07:47 PM
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Sep 11 2007, 05:17 PM
Martha Madison is looking really nice lately! The only thing I find is, she doesn't seem to fit in too well with the characters that she is aligned with. Is it just me, or does Martha clearly look older than Brandon, and Jay?

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that Martha is 30, so she may be older than Brandon (he's 27 I think)

On the show itself, she looks significantly older in character. Jay and Brandon look like two young teens in comparison to her, IMO.
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Sep 11 2007, 07:22 PM

In regards to Max and Stephanie, I like the chemistry and their scenes today reminded me of a classic Days supercouple scene (ex. J&J in the cave).  The bickering and the fire in a cave...I will admit the scenes were well done and the acting and writing were great.  I also appreciate them not skirting around the issue of him being her uncle.  I guess it's not that bad. I like both actors and it's not a blood related issue.  It still has an ick factor but if they keep writing it like they did today, I just may be able to overcome it.

I agree.

I think it's Hennig who is making me like it though. She has the Midas Touch for me.

But the writing was there today.
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Well, the writers wrote Shawn as a simpleton for years so maybe they are smartening him up and making Philip the simpleton. Actually, Philip has always had trouble with his temper, losing judgment. He really does need anger management sessions. Hopefully, his entitled self can be charming all the time. He really is good with Belle and right now, she knows him better than anyone else, so being his friend is giving her a chance to repay his faith in her when they were married. I like it.

Actually, eating crow again, I thoroughly enjoyed Stephanie and Max as they opened up about their relationship. That was good and the actors were fun to watch. Of course, I'm not sure that this is the pairing I want for either of them.

Thank goodness TTS will be over very shortly. I just love Nick the way he was today.
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DaysFanJean
Sep 11 2007, 10:23 PM
Actually, eating crow again, I thoroughly enjoyed Stephanie and Max as they opened up about their relationship.  That was good and the actors were fun to watch.  Of course, I'm not sure that this is the pairing I want for either of them.

I'll join you in a serving of crow. I've been fighting against liking Max & Stephanie because of the whole uncle/neice thing but I have to say their chemistry has been winning me over in spite of myself. I loved today's scenes in the cave and then I watched caps of tomorrow's episode and I'm now totally sold.

They're adorable together. And they generate real heat.
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Sep 11 2007, 06:50 PM
Yes you are right about the ages AD. She is older than Brandon and Jay both.

Jay and Martha are both 30. He is actually a few months older than her. Brandon is younger though. He is 27.

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ON a superficial note today, DB looked fine today..and i really liked Trevor Donavon's new haircut..He was looking hot today as well..


I thought Trevor look hot today too! He was looking good dressed like that; much better than that stupid uniform. Darin is always hot!
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Its funny i couldn't stand Jeremy or Stephanie when they first appeared, but i'm really becoming a fan of these two characters...Both Shelly and Trevor have really stepped it up the past few weeks..and the dialouge for their characters has dramatically improved..And damm Trevor looked gorgeous today, best he's ever looked..

With the news that Marcus Patrick is leaving, I'm really happy with the young group that will be left: Max, Stephanie, Jeremy, Nick and Chelsea..Too bad they have to add new characters for the fall storyline!!
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After all... tomorrow is another day!

Man, I didn't think Andre could get creepier than he was as the tranny at the gym two weeks ago, but now Thaao has to go and prove me wrong with today's episode. Wow. They are really giving him some crazy stuff but IMO he is selling the hell out of it and somehow keeping it intense rather than camp. At least not bad camp anyway. LOVED the music too when he came in. EEEEEEEEEEEEEk! Soooooo creepy. Especially because Andre wasn't just a creepy sociopathic stabby clown but a horny one too apparently the way he was all up on Sami on the bed. Now that said, I do have to wonder how the hell Andre is such a quick change artist that he went from the clown to the old lady in one commercial break.

Shawn needs to get over Belle sharing time with Phillip. So sick of their baby drama all the time. If they are going to torture us with this triangle forever at least give us something besides a baby to ignite its drama.

To my surprise, I like Stephanie and Max now I guess. My objection before wasn't the related/not related issue but I wasn't sold on their chemistry. The past two days convinced me maybe there is something there. I would like them better though if they acknowledged the elephant in the room at some moment either with them talking about how weird their situation is or Kayla not liking their relationship.

Yay for Sami calling out Roman for the BS about her needing to be a "good little girl." But man my Roman hate came on FIERCE in this episode. He knew that Andre was on the loose and had just tried to kill her so why exactly didn't he post a guard outside Sami's door before the clown held a knife to her throat? And would Andre putting a knife to her throat all if it wasn't for this whole convoluted fake funeral plot that stemmed from the Salem PD abusing their power to prevent EJ from legally and willingly donating his liver to Stefano? I wonder. Plus, I think it's total crap that he was going to try to lie to Sami that Stefano was really dead. Time after time, Sami's family does nothing but use her as bait and put her in dangerous situations where she becomes a victim of this feud yet whenever she makes the case that she wants to take an active role in ending it they always belittle her and pat her on the end and condescend to her. It's sooooo obnoxious. Stupid Bradys.
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Hot Damn. That clown entered the room and immediatly the eyes started rolling. What pure hell was I going to have to suffer through. Suddenly, the scene is off and I am getting extremely freaked out at Andre. As soon as he hoped in bed with Sami, it was all over. He was rubbing her arm, placing the blade on her neck, then left with giving Lucas the ballons and using the horn, Creapy!!

I enjoy Martha and Jay together, but do agree she looks much older than Brandon. It was a joy to see Claire again.

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Ok. That's it. I don't know if it was Hogan or Ed's changes but I am sold on Max/Stephanie. Between the chemistry, the acting, and the writing...I have come to like them. Now, hopefully, they keep this kind of quality up with them because their scenes today and the last few days were classic Days. It reminded me of past couples like J&J when they were in a cave stranded. Loved it. Also liked Bo and Kayla showing up and the reactions. Kayla letting Stephanie in on the Stefano plot was nice too.

Shawn/Belle/Philip is enjoyable right now because, finally, they are moving this story. It feels important now and this should really be the B story. Hopefully, with TTS over, it will be. I am glad it's getting more airtime. Nice seeing Claire and good acting and writing for these scenes. I love seeing realistic conflict. This isn't just your cut and dry triangle. Shelle just can't get out of their own way and it's a brilliant conflict IMO.

Loved Andre today. Thaoo is playing him flawlessly. The music was so creepy and went well with his voice and mannerisms. Good job by Ali too as she played just the right amount of fear in her scenes without going overboard. I like the look on Roman's face too after Sami told him Andre figured it out. He knew they failed :lol: . Andre as the old woman at the end was funny too. Love his disguises.

Pretty good today. The next two days look like the start of the big stuff. Oh, and for people who wanted a Anna/Roman/Kate/Tony quad...watch tomorrow. I SO see it coming now!!
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King
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The lighting is so intense now!
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It really is, King.

Oh, by the way, there is a MAJOR spoiler clip in regards to Friday's show on the Prevuze sight. If anyone wants, I will post a link somewhere. It was a great clip.
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