These are the DAYS of my week for November 3-7:
I am ranter, hear me roar. That's my warning. Welcome back…it's Friday again and that means more thoughts from the peanut gallery. I'd like to say congratulations goes out to DAYS for 43 years of being on the air but part of me worries how much longer they'll be on the air if they don't start getting their act together writing-wise. Nothing makes sense anymore, the show has gone too preachy for my taste and they aren't using their best actors or most loved characters on the show anymore. There's no humour, no drama, no reason to watch! It's truly not exciting at all. We're seeing one bad storyline after another, storylines dropped and the writers are messing around with character motivation, which confuses us. I don't dig how they're ignoring what really happens in young people's lives. Nobody who is over 30 right now seems to care about the younger crew and that's a shame, because they're supposed to be the future of the show. The storylines are not true to what an 18 year old or what a 20 something do in their daily lives. People mostly are not enjoying the show. I know this because I run two online magazines and read all of the comments from the viewers!
I have a beef with whoever is styling hair for Philly and EJ. Droopy hair and Marilyn Monroe swoop…..not good. The rest of the Salem clan looks great. I'm always loving Sami, Hope, Chelsea, and Bo's hair. Stephanie's is so much cuter curled.
Sami and Rafe sitting in a tree:
And I could care less. Where the heck is John, Marlena, Steve and Kayla and the characters we actually care about? I used to care about Sami, but she's too childish for me to stand watching, lately. I realize shes' in this stupid so called safe house until the duration of her pregnancy, and it's supposed to add a comedic edge to the storyline, but it's not. It's a bore. I'd rather see her off canvas until she's ready to return, and then let's have her written as she was when she was with Lucas - trying to grow up! Sami and Rafe are a bad cliché. Bad girl meets cop and eventually romance occurs. Not an original concept and it's not interesting to watch. Sounds like an idea straight from a sappy Harlequin Romance novel, and is recycled directly from Marlena and Roman's first meeting. Let's summarize. Sami went into witness protection of her own accord in order to protect her unborn child and I suppose her other two or is it three kids (they ignore Will) from this shooter who is after her and who killed Marino. She went into protective custody. She knows the rules, yet she's trying to do all that she can to escape. It doesn't ring true. Does she want to get shot or killed? No pregnant woman would do this. It's not believable. This a stupid storyline, the stupidest way to make a grown woman look like a complete moron and I'm utterly sick of it all. I like Rafe a lot, and it's nice that he sees through her crap, but other than that, this story has no merit. They had a staring contest Friday. How utterly boring was that? And remember, this coming from a Sami fan since 1994 -even at her worst, I still liked her. I don't like the sniveling side. PS A whopping 43% of you think they should progress to a romantic relationship. I'm surprised! You've only seen them together for two shows!!
Best two lines of the entire week go to Sami. "Sorry, I've been ungrateful. Probably a little selfish, too. I apologize." Too bad she was lying and tried to burn the safe apartment down in order to leave. No pregnant woman would risk her child's life like that. Come on.
Nick Fallon: Good guy turned bad?
It doesn't make sense to me, because the writers jumped right into the middle of the storyline, forgetting of course to have a beginning. They took my sweet Nick and made him into a stalker. I can accept that, though it doesn't really fit with him. I feel as though I've missed part of the story that has lead up to him being a stalker, you know? Of course you know. You watch DOOL, too. He not in love with Melanie, he's obsessed with her - I suppose, though they really don't dedicate the correct amount of time to make it a real story. I suppose the writers alluded to this behaviour a few months back but it was hard to recall this or stick with momentum during the Sami show. Honestly, the idea of Nick being a stalker makes me want to roll on the floor laughing my arse off, but he's playing it really well, because he's a good actor. This sullies the Horton name, though and will upset many vet viewers. I guess these were our warning signs??? Remember Nick found Melanie's online blog and read it constantly? That was supposed to be a sign, but is something any hot blooded man or woman does when their eye is caught by a gorgeous male or female. The only thing that irked me at the time was when he took off for Paris, intent on meeting her and helping Max. At the time, I was excited for Nick to have another girlfriend and thought he's pretty desperate, but forgot about it. So are they planning on sending him to jail and getting rid of Nick for good? I'm not going to ask, because it's storyline related, but we'll find out soon. What's odd is that I can't understand why he wrote the anonymous letter or gave the anonymous call. Is that to make himself look good pretending to protect and support her? Coming up, he'll ask her to leave town with him.
Observation: Nick's guest room is really nice. It has wallpaper on the walls and matching bedding. Did Maggie have a hand in this?!
I vaguely remember…Didn't they used to be a super couple? I'm dying to say something nice about these two, but I've not seen much good for a while. Remember the days you longed for them to kiss or go upstairs for some nookie? I loved them. All they did was have sex. It was great! This week they made out the one office that all of the detectives and police commissioner share, (I can never figure out whose office it is!) and I didn't care anymore. It was pretty unprofessional to make out at work in the open like that - especially for Hope, considering she's a female cop. Need I say more? I used to love them but now I only long for these two to get off my screen. Where's the motivation for Bope to suddenly act like jerks? Hope gets a new job and she's now a cold fish, yet she's always been far from that. I'm tired of both of their condescending attitudes and hope this is short lived.
Observation: When EJ called Bope to relay that Nicole was ready to talk, Hope says, "I'll get my tape recorder." I hope she meant voice recorder. Who in this age uses a "tape recorder"?!! Eep!
Kate's lung cancer:
This storyline could be powerful, but I find I'm feeling let down by it. She hasn't even been seen on canvas since Monday, so that makes it extra hard for us to get into this storyline. It's missing an emotional element since Kate doesn't have a partner to hold her hand…. Oh. Sorry. She has Daniel, but they do nothing for me, so I like to pretend nothing's going on there! I'd rather see Victor, Stefano and Roman holding her hand. I dislike how the show hasn't made mention of Stefano's marriage proposition to Kate, since it happened. She was really good to him when he was dying, and I like to think he'd return the favour. I'd also like to see Marlena and Anna drop by her room and support her. I need more emotion, more drama. I don't feel worried that she'll die. I love the character of Kate, because she's one of the few women in soaps who is written as a power house. She's an equal among men and that draws me to her, even though she gets into her kids business way too much. She still has makeup on her face, but I'd like to see that come off and really see her in agony so that this can be believable to me. I just want to believe this story and feel… something. Remember all that talk about a vet and two female actresses being let go? We still haven't seen anything about this yet and the only people I can see leaving are Kate and Melanie. Kate, because of the cancer - yet the show told me specifically that she wasn't - and Melanie, because once her storyline is over, there is no reason to keep her… But who else? Stephanie and Chloe? They don't have as many people identifying with these two, according to all the polls I've seen and all the comments I've seen on both sites. We identified with Ghoul Girl days but now, Chloe, put in any situation, just isn't needed. Maybe Brady will change that or a job. I'd love to see her parents, Nancy and Craig show up in Salem, but the cast is too big as it is, I suppose? That or the writing team just hasn't learned how to write them all in together.