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Weekly Discussion 4/4-4/8
Topic Started: Apr 2 2011, 10:23 AM (17,703 Views)
Skatergirl_19
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I thought the Bope love scene was th best w have seen in awhile just wish it had been longer.
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Paxton
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Dreaming of a Melanie-free Days

I randomly picked an episode from last week to watch on youtube--Thursday's show. I instructed myself to try to watch the entire thing, no FF'ing but unfortunately for me, Chad was on so I failed in that resolve. However, I would say I watched about 70% of the show.

So:

1. Line o' the 21st century was Rafe 2 standing over Sami's sadly-only-in-fantasy lifeless body and saying, "I should have done that a long time ago." So very, very true. Color me shocked, but I actually enjoyed, more or less, almost everything about the Sami/Rafe 2 mess, even when it was obvious she was really still alive, though I do have some questions:

(a) Who would stay with a man who she really believed had thought about killing her, as Sami told Caroline? I guess Sami's so used to being treated like dogshit by EJ while he claims to love her that she's lost her ability to tell what's dangerous and what isn't.

(b) Leaving aside the fact that Sami of all people ought to immediately think, "doppelganger!" when dismissing the idea that the accident is to blame, shouldn't her next thought be that Rafe has a drug problem? Has she considered that? I don't think she mentioned it to Caroline.

(c) Didn't Caroline just have a stroke not long ago, not to mention the fact that she's in her early 100s? And she's watching young children? I know we always remark on this, but seriously, it's nuts.

(d) Getting back to Rafe 2, LOVED the sarcastic bit about how they'd go to their special clearing and have a picnic and make love all day if that was what Sami wanted but right now he has a fucking JOB--he has to supposedly go on a stakeout with the zaftig Detective McCarthy, for pete's sake.

2. JS does so well with AZ, and then it all falls apart when NL shows up. I mean, she is a pretty woman, in a cookie-cutter, anyone-could-look-like-this-with-plastic-surgery-Barbie-doll kind of way, but beyond that I have no idea why anyone thinks acting is the career for her. I don't exactly hate Easy Lay Tay, I just find her ridiculous, like, REALLY, Days? Really? You think this cardboard dipstick could cause anyone to fall in love with her at first sight?

It was also nice of the writers to throw in an extra dollop of WTFery regarding the non-triangle of Nicole/EJ/Taylor. Now that EJ has been unable to express romantic love for Nicole, I am still going to need someone to explain, slowly and clearly, why it is that EJ doesn't just go be with his swan. If he married Nicole strictly for business reasons, doesn't love her and IS in enchanted romantic mega-scarf-luv with someone else, why doesn't he just get a divorce? I'm sure Father Matt would tell him it's okay.

3. I actually find the Nicole-Fay stuff pretty decently done. I find it very realistic, as much as that term ever gets used on Days, to have a daughter devastated by the possible loss of the mother she's just slowly getting to get close to. It's a different kind of poignant, but not less touching, than the mother and daughter who have always been close. Nicole is the prodigal daughter, after all.

4. I do not like nuAbby. Something about her bugs me--she just looks super rode-hard-and-put-up-wet to me. Maybe it's the unnatural blond shade that's 100% wrong for her skin tone? I don't know. I tried to watch her scenes with Chad but bo-ring. I also only lasted a couple minutes with Kate and Stefano, who I have no real affection for in the first place and who, if they're going to be talking about Chad, aren't worth my valuable time.

5. Melanie wasn't on!!!!!!!! And as far as I know, nobody talked about her!!!! That, along with the Sami-dying fantasy, made the fact that Easy Lay was on quite tolerable. I realize I'll never get lucky enough to have a day without all three, but if I have to have 2 out of the 3 this was the way to do it.
Edited by Paxton, Apr 9 2011, 12:01 PM.
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Taelyn


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Apr 7 2011, 04:08 PM
Oh, forgot to say this...

I hope that Kate Mansi loses the blonde look because it sucks. I much preferred her with darker hair.
Cant agree here.. Abby is supposed to be blonde.. I hated her with darker hair, I still dont like this actress much for this role, but I can now atleast look at her.
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lysie
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Taelyn
Apr 9 2011, 03:32 PM
PhoenixRising05
Apr 7 2011, 04:08 PM
Oh, forgot to say this...

I hope that Kate Mansi loses the blonde look because it sucks. I much preferred her with darker hair.
Cant agree here.. Abby is supposed to be blonde.. I hated her with darker hair, I still dont like this actress much for this role, but I can now atleast look at her.
Why is she supposed to be blond? We've had two blond Abby's and two brunette Abby's before her.
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mer4santo
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I own you bitch.

I think Abby looks like she should be a Hernandez.
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ladyofthelake
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Professor-in-training

mer4santo
Apr 9 2011, 09:14 PM
I think Abby looks like she should be a Hernandez.
We find out she was switched at birth? :shrug:
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mer4santo
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I own you bitch.

ladyofthelake
Apr 9 2011, 09:48 PM
mer4santo
Apr 9 2011, 09:14 PM
I think Abby looks like she should be a Hernandez.
We find out she was switched at birth? :shrug:
...and so the past shall be rewritten: Jack, neither Deveraux nor Johnson.
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Alligato
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First, was Abby recently a brunette then changed to blonde this week? Because her look wasn't bad, then I noticed the blonde this week and it didn't look good on her at all.

Second, did EM just kill my dream that this Melanie thing was a phase? Is he talking about what we are watching this week, meaning a kiss at a table followed by a hug where they looked like they were consoling each other or fell asleep?
OR is EM saying that he is filming with his 21 year old chick?
I can handle Melady as a whim, but not if we got to watch this all summer.
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sungrey


Your dream just got killed. Pass the popcorn, would ya? lol

All kidding aside... that reference to a 21-year old was a tweet from Nadia to Eric. I thought it was hysterical myself. :)
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lysie
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Apr 9 2011, 11:51 PM
First, was Abby recently a brunette then changed to blonde this week? Because her look wasn't bad, then I noticed the blonde this week and it didn't look good on her at all.

Second, did EM just kill my dream that this Melanie thing was a phase? Is he talking about what we are watching this week, meaning a kiss at a table followed by a hug where they looked like they were consoling each other or fell asleep?
OR is EM saying that he is filming with his 21 year old chick?
I can handle Melady as a whim, but not if we got to watch this all summer.
I think he was talking about what's currently airing. 'Seen' implies that, IMO.
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GET EM STEPH!!

I thought Friday was a wonderfully written and put together episode.

I'm so happy they are finally focusing on Nicole's issues with Fay and I love that she got scenes with Abe and that we got updated on how things are with Abe and Brandon. That was a very real conversation and AZ and JR were great. I love how Nicole and Fay's making peace is adding some poignancy to all of this. I also love how we saw stories intersect a bit as Carly overheard Abe and Nicole and nearly took drugs again. I'm loving her battling her demons and fighting the urge to take the drugs. Her talk with Nicholas and showdown with Vivian was great.

I really hope this Vivian stuff with her going after Stefano improves. I'm on the fence and I still need to get a sense of what Vivian is shooting for here.

I loved the Rafe scenes at the psych ward and the Rafe 2 stuff.

Also, love how Bo followed up and caught Ciara in that lie. I'm loving the focus on Ciara. The Bo and Hope love scene, while still far too early in the game, was well done. I missed hearing "I Can't Live Without Your Love" and love the way it was presented and acted out by PR and KA. It had a sense of rediscovery and awkwardness, which was needed. I liked the stuff with Bo wearing glasses too. Very realistic.
Edited by PhoenixRising05, Apr 11 2011, 12:21 AM.
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Much prefers sweevil, snarky EJ over Father Figure Fucktard Eejiot.

I liked a lot of things about Friday's episode. I thought AZ was just fantastic - particularly in Nicole's conversation with Abe. And it was really nice to see JR being given a chance to shine, as well. I'm a bit disappointed that they've chosen to almost entirely downplay Abe's past relationship with Fay, though. If I was not already aware of it, I doubt very much I'd have any idea they had had a love affair that produced a child - even with the mention of Brandon from Abe. That played more as a tie in to Carly's issues with Nicholas - which was okay, but I would have liked to have seen more from Abe on his history with Fay.

I really enjoyed the Bope scene. It had the perfect amount of nervous awkwardness mixed with passion. I thought KA looked great in the scenes - not too thin or frail. PR looks great, too.

The downsides to the episode...way too much GG. While I like R2 better than Original Recipe - having to see them back to back is definite overkill. And having GG try to pull of monologues with no one else in the scene is just painful. And what was up with the accent or whatever he was using at the end when he was talking to Fay? Very random and bizarre.

I've started the official countdown to getting NL off my screen. Good God, it can't happen soon enough.
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I was just thinking on Friday only 2 more weeks until the switch to TB. It seems like it was so long ago that we found out about it. I'm actually quite curious to see the scenes surrounding the switch. The switch is happening it seems just as things are heating up with Nicole maybe finding out about them. Should be interesting to see what they do. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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♥ LUMI ♥

I caught up with Friday's epi over the weekend. I really, really enjoyed that epi.

I loved the BOpe scene...I think it was beautifully acted out, very loving and touching. I also like the touch with the song. I think having a song with lyrics does wonders for a love making scene. It just nicer IMHO.

I think that Ari is killing this story. She is amazing (I saw Monday and OMG).....seriously, why isn't this woman nominated in the lead actress category? She is definately not supporting anything in this.....I've always thought that the success of the baby switch was primarily due to the fact that it was Nicole's story to tell. This appears to be once again shifting into Nicole's story to tell....and I like that very much. Taylor should fade into the background, seriously NL is bad, but the writing for Taylor is just awful. I don't even have hope that TB stepping into the role will make me think this story could go places...unless she 'snaps' and goes psycho against EJ then I see nothing else that would be interesting. It could certainly happen as part of her mother's death....she can have those thoughts of 'life is too short so if you want someone you need to fight for them' type of deal....and oh lord, I feel bad for Easylay...because once Nicole finds out....she's toast and Nicole is likely to take EJ's balls and strangle her with them....

I started laughing when I saw Rafe2 talking to himself w/his disguise...that was painful to watch, but funny all at the same time.

not a bad epi, not the best but I didn't find myself ffwd all that much....that is always a plus.
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lysie
Apr 9 2011, 05:00 PM
Taelyn
Apr 9 2011, 03:32 PM
PhoenixRising05
Apr 7 2011, 04:08 PM
Oh, forgot to say this...

I hope that Kate Mansi loses the blonde look because it sucks. I much preferred her with darker hair.
Cant agree here.. Abby is supposed to be blonde.. I hated her with darker hair, I still dont like this actress much for this role, but I can now atleast look at her.
Why is she supposed to be blond? We've had two blond Abby's and two brunette Abby's before her.
I dont ever remember a brunette Abby, I only recall Blonde Abby.
Jack and Jen are both Blonde.. in my heart and mind Abby is blonde.. I suppose others might like the look, but in my eyes it would be like Hope dyeing her hair Blonde, Or Jen becoming a going with dark hair.. Or Chloe with Red hair.. for me i can deal with style changes, cuts, and even playing with touches of color.. Belle, and Mimi did it all the time.. but they never lost their essence..
For me she does not seem anything like Abby. In looks or actions.
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Taelyn
Apr 11 2011, 03:52 PM
lysie
Apr 9 2011, 05:00 PM
Taelyn
Apr 9 2011, 03:32 PM
PhoenixRising05
Apr 7 2011, 04:08 PM
Oh, forgot to say this...

I hope that Kate Mansi loses the blonde look because it sucks. I much preferred her with darker hair.
Cant agree here.. Abby is supposed to be blonde.. I hated her with darker hair, I still dont like this actress much for this role, but I can now atleast look at her.
Why is she supposed to be blond? We've had two blond Abby's and two brunette Abby's before her.
I dont ever remember a brunette Abby, I only recall Blonde Abby.
Jack and Jen are both Blonde.. in my heart and mind Abby is blonde.. I suppose others might like the look, but in my eyes it would be like Hope dyeing her hair Blonde, Or Jen becoming a going with dark hair.. Or Chloe with Red hair.. for me i can deal with style changes, cuts, and even playing with touches of color.. Belle, and Mimi did it all the time.. but they never lost their essence..
For me she does not seem anything like Abby. In looks or actions.
Jack's not blonde.
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Casey
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Taelyn
Apr 11 2011, 03:52 PM
lysie
Apr 9 2011, 05:00 PM
Taelyn
Apr 9 2011, 03:32 PM
PhoenixRising05
Apr 7 2011, 04:08 PM
Oh, forgot to say this...

I hope that Kate Mansi loses the blonde look because it sucks. I much preferred her with darker hair.
Cant agree here.. Abby is supposed to be blonde.. I hated her with darker hair, I still dont like this actress much for this role, but I can now atleast look at her.
Why is she supposed to be blond? We've had two blond Abby's and two brunette Abby's before her.
I dont ever remember a brunette Abby, I only recall Blonde Abby.
Jack and Jen are both Blonde.. in my heart and mind Abby is blonde.. I suppose others might like the look, but in my eyes it would be like Hope dyeing her hair Blonde, Or Jen becoming a going with dark hair.. Or Chloe with Red hair.. for me i can deal with style changes, cuts, and even playing with touches of color.. Belle, and Mimi did it all the time.. but they never lost their essence..
For me she does not seem anything like Abby. In looks or actions.
Jack's not blonde, lol. Megan Corletto and Jillian Clare were both brunette.
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Apr 11 2011, 12:21 AM
I thought Friday was a wonderfully written and put together episode.

I'm so happy they are finally focusing on Nicole's issues with Fay and I love that she got scenes with Abe and that we got updated on how things are with Abe and Brandon. That was a very real conversation and AZ and JR were great. I love how Nicole and Fay's making peace is adding some poignancy to all of this. I also love how we saw stories intersect a bit as Carly overheard Abe and Nicole and nearly took drugs again. I'm loving her battling her demons and fighting the urge to take the drugs. Her talk with Nicholas and showdown with Vivian was great.

I really hope this Vivian stuff with her going after Stefano improves. I'm on the fence and I still need to get a sense of what Vivian is shooting for here.

I loved the Rafe scenes at the psych ward and the Rafe 2 stuff.

Also, love how Bo followed up and caught Ciara in that lie. I'm loving the focus on Ciara. The Bo and Hope love scene, while still far too early in the game, was well done. I missed hearing "I Can't Live Without Your Love" and love the way it was presented and acted out by PR and KA. It had a sense of rediscovery and awkwardness, which was needed. I liked the stuff with Bo wearing glasses too. Very realistic.
I enjoyed Fridays show.. But anymore I have a hard time taking the leap that **ANYTHING** is "Well Written".
It might be better than yesterday, or last week, or next week .. But even when something comes across and touches us somehow in a good way, it always derails somehow unfinished with more to be told or things that make you go Hmmmm.. Then The bad writing soon diverts us into an abyss of whatthefuckery**
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Apr 11 2011, 03:53 PM
Taelyn
Apr 11 2011, 03:52 PM
lysie
Apr 9 2011, 05:00 PM
Taelyn
Apr 9 2011, 03:32 PM

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Why is she supposed to be blond? We've had two blond Abby's and two brunette Abby's before her.
I dont ever remember a brunette Abby, I only recall Blonde Abby.
Jack and Jen are both Blonde.. in my heart and mind Abby is blonde.. I suppose others might like the look, but in my eyes it would be like Hope dyeing her hair Blonde, Or Jen becoming a going with dark hair.. Or Chloe with Red hair.. for me i can deal with style changes, cuts, and even playing with touches of color.. Belle, and Mimi did it all the time.. but they never lost their essence..
For me she does not seem anything like Abby. In looks or actions.
Jack's not blonde.
Well, He always looked like he had dark blonde or light brown to me..
In anycase.. I guess none of the dark haired Abby's were that good, or had much of a story since I dont recall them..I think of Abby, and I think of the last Abby, and I think Blonde.
So still, for me it would be like Hope being Blonde. Its just wierd and a hard connection.
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