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SOW: July Spoilers; July 7th issue
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jane1978


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Jun 24 2009, 12:16 PM
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Jun 24 2009, 11:29 AM

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I donīt see a problem here. Phillip and Mel had great chemistry during their little adventure when they tried to safe Steph. And I doubt anything serious will happen between them. Not anymore, because Mel is already getting interested in Nathan and besides she will know Phillip is still in love with Steph so I doubt she will agree to be just his bed warmer. And I doubt Steph and Nathan will be anything more than friends as well.

I think itīs a great setup and classic DAYS quadrangle. It would be too easy if Mel and Nathan just fell for each other and thatīs it, end of story. And if Phillip and Steph really love each other they will find a way to each other again. I can already see the scenes where Mel is flaunting her relationship with Phillip (which is really not so great behind the doors) only to be secretly jealous at Nathan and his friendship with Steph. Good times. ;)

I have to (respectfully) disagree. A classic quad is one where it's natural for all sides to come into contact. I know a few people like Melanie and Philip together, but basically you have the same issues with what we had with Chan and Chex/Stax. The people who are opposed to it are GREATLY opposed to it and thus the show must take precious airtime to try to convince us "give it a chance, you'll like it" when "No, we won't" becomes louder and louder. I know the ratings are improving but I still don't think Days should waste any time on couples who will be going no where. And treating Molly Burnett like she's Heather Locklear coming to save Melrose Place isn't gonna do it. It's almost laughable, except it's just not funny.

Probably the bigger issue is Philip in this quad. The character (and actor) should be about 30 now, so having him hang around people barely twenty is icky. I know Dena has a hard on for age appropriate relationships, but it's getting ridiculous. It was her decision to make Melanie 18 and casting young MB (both in face and voice) keeps her that way. She looks ridiculous opposite guys like Philiip (which is bad enough) and Brady too (which is even worse). I am fine with Nathan for her, and I realize this may just be a means to keep conflicts for the new couple, but Philip is being ruined in the meantime. I can deal with him and Stephanie but barely. I dealt with his chasing after Belle because she was someone from his HS years but now he's a ruthless business tycoon and war veteran. The idea someone as adolescent as Melanie turning his head in any form is just another staple of Dena's ability to ruin characters.
I think itīs not so simple. I really donīt care about the real actorīs age. JKJ certainly doesnīt look like he is already in his 30 and Phillip is written as much younger as well. Honestly, I cannot imagine him in the same age group as Lucas, Sami, Chloe or Daniel. Years ago, when he was fighting about Claire and had the affair with Belle yes, but not anymore. From the moment Higley came on he is written as a young playboy, free, rich and enjoying the life. Dating younger beautifull girls is the most natural thing he could do.

The age thing is relative as well. Molly and SH are almost the same age in RL. And DAYS past is full of young girl/old men relationship which are legendary now. Itīs all about the chemistry. Iīm not expecting Phillip and Mel to end together but nothing is easier for the writers than to age Mel especially if the actress is older in RL as well. They did the same with Jennifer. She started college in 1988, yet in 1990 she was already in drinking age and she went from part time job at Spectator to full time job at television with no explanation. Her graduation was never even mentioned.

As for Mel and Phillip, they are hated here. But there are other boards where they have huge following. Heck, even the Brady/Mel group is growing. Obviously, we will never agree here but I think Molly really has something uniq which makes all the men around her came to life and react. I donīt see the "No, we wonīt" group become louder and louder, I see the exact opposite. And the show has to see it as well because otherwise they would drop it months ago. No matter how ridiculous theories people at DC and Nelson makes about Molly and the reason she is on the show, I seriously doubt TPTB would invest so much into her if the viewers polls came back majorly negative.

And the last thing, this is not a teen story. Nobody in it is written as teen or considered to be teen anymore. Mia, Will and Chad are teens. Phillip, Mel, Steph and Nathan are all young adults, starting their job or building their carreers. Nobody forces JKJ to hang around his locker room wearing Salem High basketball T-shirt and sneaking into girls shower room with Nathan. I donīt see why should JKJ mind. Heck, he may be dating SH in real life so why he should be against it in Salem.

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Jun 24 2009, 12:54 PM
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Angie, you are indeed the best!!
LOL I'm Ellie but I agree, Angie is the best!
I'm sorry Ellie, I knew that but I'm running on two hours of sleep today! Brain fart :embarrassed:
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Jun 24 2009, 02:29 PM
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Jun 24 2009, 02:26 PM
Kate's slowly poisoning Chloe while her health is deteriorating? Kate has become a completey vile character.I sense the end of her time in Salem is appraoching.She will be brought up on charges when all is said and done.Too bad the writers decided to take her in this direction
No, nobody has to pay for their crimes on this show. Well, except my boy Nick. But I'm sure they won't get rid of her.
I guess I am having a hard time figuring out how they justify what kate is doing and letting her go on without punsishment.Not only is she attempting murder,shes framing someone for it .I find her dispicable now
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Jun 24 2009, 02:39 PM
I guess I am having a hard time figuring out how they justify what kate is doing and letting her go on without punsishment.Not only is she attempting murder,shes framing someone for it .I find her dispicable now
If you keep trying to find logic in a storyline that's nothing but illogical, you're just going to drive yourself insane. There's nothing about this crappy storyline that makes a lick of sense.
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Jun 24 2009, 02:26 PM
Kate's slowly poisoning Chloe while her health is deteriorating? Kate has become a completey vile character.I sense the end of her time in Salem is appraoching.She will be brought up on charges when all is said and done.Too bad the writers decided to take her in this direction
I would *LOVE* to see Kate in a mental ward for a while. That would be amaaazing.
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Jun 24 2009, 02:30 PM

I think itīs not so simple. I really donīt care about the real actorīs age. JKJ certainly doesnīt look like he is already in his 30 and Phillip is written as much younger as well. Honestly, I cannot imagine him in the same age group as Lucas, Sami, Chloe or Daniel. Years ago, when he was fighting about Claire and had the affair with Belle yes, but not anymore. From the moment Higley came on he is written as a young playboy, free, rich and enjoying the life. Dating younger beautifull girls is the most natural thing he could do.






How is Philip much younger? He's been to war. Twice. And wounded twice. He's running a major corporation and now he's running the seedy side of the business as well. He's been married before along with being a father. This guy has lived more then most guys twice his age.

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The age thing is relative as well. Molly and SH are almost the same age in RL. And DAYS past is full of young girl/old men relationship which are legendary now. Itīs all about the chemistry. Iīm not expecting Phillip and Mel to end together but nothing is easier for the writers than to age Mel especially if the actress is older in RL as well. They did the same with Jennifer. She started college in 1988, yet in 1990 she was already in drinking age and she went from part time job at Spectator to full time job at television with no explanation. Her graduation was never even mentioned.


But Days chose to make Melanie 18. And though you can SORAS a character, it isn't something you can do overnight. And having Jennifer drinking in 1990 after starting college one year earlier is hardly a huge age jump. Having Melanie go from 18 to 21 or older is larger not in years but in experience. And if they are going to SORAS Melanie, they need to get a new actress because she's suffering from the same problem as RM, she just looks younger.

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As for Mel and Phillip, they are hated here. But there are other boards where they have huge following. Heck, even the Brady/Mel group is growing. Obviously, we will never agree here but I think Molly really has something uniq which makes all the men around her came to life and react. I donīt see the "No, we wonīt" group become louder and louder, I see the exact opposite. And the show has to see it as well because otherwise they would drop it months ago. No matter how ridiculous theories people at DC and Nelson makes about Molly and the reason she is on the show, I seriously doubt TPTB would invest so much into her if the viewers polls came back majorly negative.


Numbers can be deceiving, especially on other boards. I think we can all remember one fan group who greatly inflated their numbers and I think it's quite possible with Melanie/Philip. Most of what I read is how much people HATE Melanie and that's Internet wide. I don't necessarily hate Melanie unless the show tries to make her more then she is. It's like their addiction to Darin Brooks which also was just as puzzling.

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And the last thing, this is not a teen story. Nobody in it is written as teen or considered to be teen anymore. Mia, Will and Chad are teens. Phillip, Mel, Steph and Nathan are all young adults, starting their job or building their carreers. Nobody forces JKJ to hang around his locker room wearing Salem High basketball T-shirt and sneaking into girls shower room with Nathan. I donīt see why should JKJ mind. Heck, he may be dating SH in real life so why he should be against it in Salem.


Well, people see them as teens because most of the time they act like it. People called Stax and Chex teen stories too. Technically they should be in college right now but they can't do that because it only highlights how Philip ISN'T in college and looks seedy if he starts hanging around college campus to see his girlfriend. Can you imagine the CEO of any corporation doing that? And while I do want Philip to have been seen as a sexier guy, that isn't all that he's about. In fact, I miss the old Philip who was brooding and cynical. Finding out Belle never loved him and kept going back to that nitwit Shawn would make anyone think less of "love" and what was wrong with keeping his handicap of the missing leg? If I was a soap writer, I would prefer to write a deeply layered character who has hardships and losses that help push him to be his own man rather then a rich playboy who is blindly doing his father's orders. But Dena goes for what is easier to write and shapes the character to fit her "lazy" storylines.
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And the last thing, this is not a teen story. Nobody in it is written as teen or considered to be teen anymore. Mia, Will and Chad are teens. Phillip, Mel, Steph and Nathan are all young adults, starting their job or building their carreers.
Eh...

Teens. Young brats that nobody gives a shit about. It's all the same.
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Jun 24 2009, 02:45 PM
Finding out Belle never loved him and kept going back to that nitwit Shawn would make anyone think less of "love" and what was wrong with keeping his handicap of the missing leg? If I was a soap writer, I would prefer to write a deeply layered character who has hardships and losses that help push him to be his own man rather then a rich playboy who is blindly doing his father's orders. But Dena goes for what is easier to write and shapes the character to fit her "lazy" storylines.
I'm pretty sure he's still missing the leg...
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If they are so set on Melanie and Philip, they should make Molly dye her hair back to the way it was, she looks so much older when she has brownish hair...
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I think itīs not so simple. I really donīt care about the real actorīs age. JKJ certainly doesnīt look like he is already in his 30 and Phillip is written as much younger as well. Honestly, I cannot imagine him in the same age group as Lucas, Sami, Chloe or Daniel. Years ago, when he was fighting about Claire and had the affair with Belle yes, but not anymore. From the moment Higley came on he is written as a young playboy, free, rich and enjoying the life. Dating younger beautifull girls is the most natural thing he could do.






How is Philip much younger? He's been to war. Twice. And wounded twice. He's running a major corporation and now he's running the seedy side of the business as well. He's been married before along with being a father. This guy has lived more then most guys twice his age.

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The age thing is relative as well. Molly and SH are almost the same age in RL. And DAYS past is full of young girl/old men relationship which are legendary now. Itīs all about the chemistry. Iīm not expecting Phillip and Mel to end together but nothing is easier for the writers than to age Mel especially if the actress is older in RL as well. They did the same with Jennifer. She started college in 1988, yet in 1990 she was already in drinking age and she went from part time job at Spectator to full time job at television with no explanation. Her graduation was never even mentioned.


But Days chose to make Melanie 18. And though you can SORAS a character, it isn't something you can do overnight. And having Jennifer drinking in 1990 after starting college one year earlier is hardly a huge age jump. Having Melanie go from 18 to 21 or older is larger not in years but in experience. And if they are going to SORAS Melanie, they need to get a new actress because she's suffering from the same problem as RM, she just looks younger.

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As for Mel and Phillip, they are hated here. But there are other boards where they have huge following. Heck, even the Brady/Mel group is growing. Obviously, we will never agree here but I think Molly really has something uniq which makes all the men around her came to life and react. I donīt see the "No, we wonīt" group become louder and louder, I see the exact opposite. And the show has to see it as well because otherwise they would drop it months ago. No matter how ridiculous theories people at DC and Nelson makes about Molly and the reason she is on the show, I seriously doubt TPTB would invest so much into her if the viewers polls came back majorly negative.


Numbers can be deceiving, especially on other boards. I think we can all remember one fan group who greatly inflated their numbers and I think it's quite possible with Melanie/Philip. Most of what I read is how much people HATE Melanie and that's Internet wide. I don't necessarily hate Melanie unless the show tries to make her more then she is. It's like their addiction to Darin Brooks which also was just as puzzling.

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And the last thing, this is not a teen story. Nobody in it is written as teen or considered to be teen anymore. Mia, Will and Chad are teens. Phillip, Mel, Steph and Nathan are all young adults, starting their job or building their carreers. Nobody forces JKJ to hang around his locker room wearing Salem High basketball T-shirt and sneaking into girls shower room with Nathan. I donīt see why should JKJ mind. Heck, he may be dating SH in real life so why he should be against it in Salem.


Well, people see them as teens because most of the time they act like it. People called Stax and Chex teen stories too. Technically they should be in college right now but they can't do that because it only highlights how Philip ISN'T in college and looks seedy if he starts hanging around college campus to see his girlfriend. Can you imagine the CEO of any corporation doing that? And while I do want Philip to have been seen as a sexier guy, that isn't all that he's about. In fact, I miss the old Philip who was brooding and cynical. Finding out Belle never loved him and kept going back to that nitwit Shawn would make anyone think less of "love" and what was wrong with keeping his handicap of the missing leg? If I was a soap writer, I would prefer to write a deeply layered character who has hardships and losses that help push him to be his own man rather then a rich playboy who is blindly doing his father's orders. But Dena goes for what is easier to write and shapes the character to fit her "lazy" storylines.
As I said, we will never agree here. You are reading boards where Mel is hated. I read boards where she is more and more popular each day. I think the only one who is really old for her is Brady, you probably think she should be fighting with Mia, etc.

I will just say this. The age gap between Jennifer and Jack was huge. And Iīm really sorry there was no internet at the time because I would love to see the reactions back then. Just imagine what people would say if someone tried to pair EJ with young, still virginal Belle, played by Kristen Storms. So, this is nothing new. Numbers can certainly be deceiving, but nobody knows better than the show. I think the simple fact this is the third story which brings Phillip and Mel together shows there is something and Iīm not alone who see it.

As for Phillip, I think the Phillip you are talking about died when Belle left. They sort of reseted the character, except the war experience but apparently minus his war injuries, and the last two years there are no signs he should be or he is at the same experience level as the rest of his original age group. Yes, he is CEO of Titan, but only because his father owns the company. And he is still heavily under his control. He is still in training to be CEO as much as Nathan is in training to be doctor. I see no big difference.
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Jun 24 2009, 03:18 PM
As for Phillip, I think the Phillip you are talking about died when Belle left. They sort of reseted the character, except the war experience but apparently minus his war injuries, and the last two years there are no signs he should be or he is at the same experience level as the rest of his original age group. Yes, he is CEO of Titan, but only because his father owns the company. And he is still heavily under his control. He is still in training to be CEO as much as Nathan is in training to be doctor. I see no big difference.
And some of us hate the way Philip has been de-aged and softened and pussified and we're entitled to our opinions. He ain't much of a playboy if he's in one relationship where he's constantly telling the woman he loves her and wanting to marry her. Most playboys are defined by dating/screwing multiple women and not being serious about any one of them. Philip in no way qualifies under that definition. We never even see him flirting with anyone other than Stephanie. Basically, he isn't cool, he isn't tough, he isn't sexy or charming any more. He's just some guy who's a perpetual victim and who doesn't know his ass from his elbow unless Victor tells him the difference. That isn't how I like him at all. In fact, when he's like this, I don't like him, period.

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you probably think she should be fighting with Mia, etc.


IMO Melanie is out there in a no-man's land age-wise. She is the ONLY character on the show in her age range right now. She doesn't have a single candidate to be a female friend other than Maggie. I thought the whole point of bringing Nathan on was to give her an age-appropriate love interest, and the other spoilers Angie posted bear that out a little more. I could easily see a Melanie/Nathan/Stephanie triangle, though I hate to see Stephanie having to compete with Melanie for a man--but leave Philip out of it.
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The only guy that was viable for Melanie was Nick. Yes, he was older but Nick just looked young and somehow they clicked. It's really too bad they destroyed Nick and their potential pairing because I thought it would work.
Nick and Mel were gaining popularity before he went crazy.
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Technically they should be in college right now but they can't do that because it only highlights how Philip ISN'T in college and looks seedy if he starts hanging around college campus to see his girlfriend. Can you imagine the CEO of any corporation doing that?


Shades of Phorgan there - I remember them sitting at the Brady Pub while she did her homework and didn't know how to spell "personnel." I also loved the way Higley used to get her digs in at the pairing by having characters like Chloe and Nicole make bitchy comments about Philip trolling the campus for girls. It was ridiculous with Morgan, it's ridiculous with Stephanie. Both girls were no match for him in maturity or life experience.

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I'm pretty sure he's still missing the leg...

I thought I read something where he said they told him to stop limping - like the missing leg is just gone. Which is too bad, because it had some great emotional possibilities. Like in the plane crash where he was embarrassed for Chloe to see him detach it, but hiding how he felt about it. Good stuff. Yet another opportunity wasted.

And I agree that Philip is being destroyed. Days has a tendency to dumb down their men. Philip should be smart. He should be a natural strategist, understanding risk and always on his guard. He should have major emotional trauma in the love department and be full of mistrust and not able to connect with anyone. There is so much from his past that should be guiding his present life...but none of it is there.

I know Philip's not the only one this has happened to, but he's the character I care about the most so it bothers me the most. :)
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I have to (respectfully) disagree. A classic quad is one where it's natural for all sides to come into contact. I know a few people like Melanie and Philip together, but basically you have the same issues with what we had with Chan and Chex/Stax. The people who are opposed to it are GREATLY opposed to it and thus the show must take precious airtime to try to convince us "give it a chance, you'll like it" when "No, we won't" becomes louder and louder. I know the ratings are improving but I still don't think Days should waste any time on couples who will be going no where. And treating Molly Burnett like she's Heather Locklear coming to save Melrose Place isn't gonna do it. It's almost laughable, except it's just not funny.

Probably the bigger issue is Philip in this quad. The character (and actor) should be about 30 now, so having him hang around people barely twenty is icky. I know Dena has a hard on for age appropriate relationships, but it's getting ridiculous. It was her decision to make Melanie 18 and casting young MB (both in face and voice) keeps her that way. She looks ridiculous opposite guys like Philiip (which is bad enough) and Brady too (which is even worse). I am fine with Nathan for her, and I realize this may just be a means to keep conflicts for the new couple, but Philip is being ruined in the meantime. I can deal with him and Stephanie but barely. I dealt with his chasing after Belle because she was someone from his HS years but now he's a ruthless business tycoon and war veteran. The idea someone as adolescent as Melanie turning his head in any form is just another staple of Dena's ability to ruin characters.
I think itīs not so simple. I really donīt care about the real actorīs age. JKJ certainly doesnīt look like he is already in his 30 and Phillip is written as much younger as well. Honestly, I cannot imagine him in the same age group as Lucas, Sami, Chloe or Daniel. Years ago, when he was fighting about Claire and had the affair with Belle yes, but not anymore. From the moment Higley came on he is written as a young playboy, free, rich and enjoying the life. Dating younger beautifull girls is the most natural thing he could do.

The age thing is relative as well. Molly and SH are almost the same age in RL. And DAYS past is full of young girl/old men relationship which are legendary now. Itīs all about the chemistry. Iīm not expecting Phillip and Mel to end together but nothing is easier for the writers than to age Mel especially if the actress is older in RL as well. They did the same with Jennifer. She started college in 1988, yet in 1990 she was already in drinking age and she went from part time job at Spectator to full time job at television with no explanation. Her graduation was never even mentioned.

As for Mel and Phillip, they are hated here. But there are other boards where they have huge following. Heck, even the Brady/Mel group is growing. Obviously, we will never agree here but I think Molly really has something uniq which makes all the men around her came to life and react. I donīt see the "No, we wonīt" group become louder and louder, I see the exact opposite. And the show has to see it as well because otherwise they would drop it months ago. No matter how ridiculous theories people at DC and Nelson makes about Molly and the reason she is on the show, I seriously doubt TPTB would invest so much into her if the viewers polls came back majorly negative.

And the last thing, this is not a teen story. Nobody in it is written as teen or considered to be teen anymore. Mia, Will and Chad are teens. Phillip, Mel, Steph and Nathan are all young adults, starting their job or building their carreers. Nobody forces JKJ to hang around his locker room wearing Salem High basketball T-shirt and sneaking into girls shower room with Nathan. I donīt see why should JKJ mind. Heck, he may be dating SH in real life so why he should be against it in Salem.

Hi! I'm new here and just happened upon this site while googling Days. I just was reading where a lot of you guys are saying Philip's character should be around 30 and disagree. My Grandmother, Mom, and sisters (they're 12 and 14 years older than me) watched Days as long as I can remember and I used to HATE it growing up. I started watching it in high school and Philip, Chloe, Mimi, Shawn, and Belle were in high school also and I always thought it was cool that I had a group to relate to on the show. I graduated in 2003 and I think their "class" had graduated the year before so that'd be them about a year older. I recently turned 24 so how could Philip be almost 30?
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Jun 24 2009, 10:10 PM
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I think itīs not so simple. I really donīt care about the real actorīs age. JKJ certainly doesnīt look like he is already in his 30 and Phillip is written as much younger as well. Honestly, I cannot imagine him in the same age group as Lucas, Sami, Chloe or Daniel. Years ago, when he was fighting about Claire and had the affair with Belle yes, but not anymore. From the moment Higley came on he is written as a young playboy, free, rich and enjoying the life. Dating younger beautifull girls is the most natural thing he could do.

The age thing is relative as well. Molly and SH are almost the same age in RL. And DAYS past is full of young girl/old men relationship which are legendary now. Itīs all about the chemistry. Iīm not expecting Phillip and Mel to end together but nothing is easier for the writers than to age Mel especially if the actress is older in RL as well. They did the same with Jennifer. She started college in 1988, yet in 1990 she was already in drinking age and she went from part time job at Spectator to full time job at television with no explanation. Her graduation was never even mentioned.

As for Mel and Phillip, they are hated here. But there are other boards where they have huge following. Heck, even the Brady/Mel group is growing. Obviously, we will never agree here but I think Molly really has something uniq which makes all the men around her came to life and react. I donīt see the "No, we wonīt" group become louder and louder, I see the exact opposite. And the show has to see it as well because otherwise they would drop it months ago. No matter how ridiculous theories people at DC and Nelson makes about Molly and the reason she is on the show, I seriously doubt TPTB would invest so much into her if the viewers polls came back majorly negative.

And the last thing, this is not a teen story. Nobody in it is written as teen or considered to be teen anymore. Mia, Will and Chad are teens. Phillip, Mel, Steph and Nathan are all young adults, starting their job or building their carreers. Nobody forces JKJ to hang around his locker room wearing Salem High basketball T-shirt and sneaking into girls shower room with Nathan. I donīt see why should JKJ mind. Heck, he may be dating SH in real life so why he should be against it in Salem.

Hi! I'm new here and just happened upon this site while googling Days. I just was reading where a lot of you guys are saying Philip's character should be around 30 and disagree. My Grandmother, Mom, and sisters (they're 12 and 14 years older than me) watched Days as long as I can remember and I used to HATE it growing up. I started watching it in high school and Philip, Chloe, Mimi, Shawn, and Belle were in high school also and I always thought it was cool that I had a group to relate to on the show. I graduated in 2003 and I think their "class" had graduated the year before so that'd be them about a year older. I recently turned 24 so how could Philip be almost 30?
Mainly because the show decided last year Shelle had a high school reunion 2 years ago. There are no 5 year HS reunions so it must have been 10. SORASing doesn't stop once the character is out of high school, and to make it believable that Philip is where he is now, he MUST be closer to 30 then 20.
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Hi! I'm new here and just happened upon this site while googling Days. I just was reading where a lot of you guys are saying Philip's character should be around 30 and disagree. My Grandmother, Mom, and sisters (they're 12 and 14 years older than me) watched Days as long as I can remember and I used to HATE it growing up. I started watching it in high school and Philip, Chloe, Mimi, Shawn, and Belle were in high school also and I always thought it was cool that I had a group to relate to on the show. I graduated in 2003 and I think their "class" had graduated the year before so that'd be them about a year older. I recently turned 24 so how could Philip be almost 30?[/quote]Mainly because the show decided last year Shelle had a high school reunion 2 years ago. There are no 5 year HS reunions so it must have been 10. SORASing doesn't stop once the character is out of high school, and to make it believable that Philip is where he is now, he MUST be closer to 30 then 20.[/quote]This may be a dumb question, what's Shelle? My class had a 5 year reunion. They're pretty common actually.

I just pulled this up...according to it Philip was born in 1995. I guess they do age quickly. haha
http://daysofourlives.about.com/od/characterprofiles/a/philipkiriakis.htm
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Shelle = Shawn and Belle. It's one of those shorthand couple names that spring up here and there.

And yes, they do age rapidly. By actual chronology, Stephanie is older than Philip, EJ, and Brady.
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Shove your crappy show where the sun don't shine, Corday!

DrewHamilton
Jun 24 2009, 12:09 PM
I do have to ask, where the hell are the Bo and Hope spoilers? In the summer previews, Corday mentioned Bo and Hope a little, but said there wouldn't be much for them until July. Well, the July spoilers are here and we don't get jack shit about Bo and Hope. Based on the casting news (Stabile and Graham), we know that something is going to happen to Bo and Hope. I'm just disappointed we didn't get even a mention for the show's veteran couple.
The show's last remaining SuperCouple is treated like dirt.......what else is new? :shame:
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Paxton
Jun 24 2009, 03:30 PM
jane1978
Jun 24 2009, 03:18 PM
As for Phillip, I think the Phillip you are talking about died when Belle left. They sort of reseted the character, except the war experience but apparently minus his war injuries, and the last two years there are no signs he should be or he is at the same experience level as the rest of his original age group. Yes, he is CEO of Titan, but only because his father owns the company. And he is still heavily under his control. He is still in training to be CEO as much as Nathan is in training to be doctor. I see no big difference.
And some of us hate the way Philip has been de-aged and softened and pussified and we're entitled to our opinions. He ain't much of a playboy if he's in one relationship where he's constantly telling the woman he loves her and wanting to marry her. Most playboys are defined by dating/screwing multiple women and not being serious about any one of them. Philip in no way qualifies under that definition. We never even see him flirting with anyone other than Stephanie. Basically, he isn't cool, he isn't tough, he isn't sexy or charming any more. He's just some guy who's a perpetual victim and who doesn't know his ass from his elbow unless Victor tells him the difference. That isn't how I like him at all. In fact, when he's like this, I don't like him, period.

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you probably think she should be fighting with Mia, etc.


IMO Melanie is out there in a no-man's land age-wise. She is the ONLY character on the show in her age range right now. She doesn't have a single candidate to be a female friend other than Maggie. I thought the whole point of bringing Nathan on was to give her an age-appropriate love interest, and the other spoilers Angie posted bear that out a little more. I could easily see a Melanie/Nathan/Stephanie triangle, though I hate to see Stephanie having to compete with Melanie for a man--but leave Philip out of it.
To me Philip was never more pussified when he was married to Belle. He turned a blind eye to everything she did even cheating with his nephew. But I don't see Philip's love for stephanie as any different from any love in the past. When he's dating or in love with a woman he's instantly loyal. He never strays or cheats. It's when he is burned by that love he becomes the playboy and dates multiple girls. I love Philip's relationship with Stephanie because this is the first relationship to me where he doesn't have to worry about another man in the way. With Belle and Chloe they were in love with Shawn and Brady more. I felt that hurt his character when he chased behind them blindly when it was obvious they loved his nephews more. Sure Stephanie and him have problems no relationship is perfect. He doesn't have to doubt if she really loves him or worry about another man in the picture.
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Kenny
Jun 24 2009, 11:46 AM
Ellie
Jun 24 2009, 10:35 AM
- Stefano plots to break up Sami and Rafe.

- Philip feels rejected and makes a play for Melanie.

- Stephanie strikes up a friendship with Nathan.

- After Arianna learns about Brady's history, she backs off.

- Sami encounters a woman from Rafe's past.

- Chloe's health deteriorates as Kate slowly poisons her.

- Will butts heads with Chad over Mia.
My God, what show is this?

Stefano has been reduced to Sami's foiler? Tomlin needs to give my ass a break.

Arianna, Chad, Mia, Nathan... who the FUCK are these people and why the FUCK should we care about them? Stephanie can die for all I care, and so can Philip. Zzzzz. Oh, Rafe to. And Melanoma!

As for Kate/Chloe, I understand why Kate is pissed, but seriously... poison? Isn't that a little over the top as payback? Is this story ever going to end? Hasn't she been plotting revenge since February? Six months have passed! Let's get this show on the road!
Word...these spoilers blow and hard..NOT interested,,but thanks for posting
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