November 8 will mark 43 years to the day that Days of Our Lives first aired on NBC. Throughout the past four decades we have followed the lives of the Horton, Brady, Kiriakis, Carver, Johnson, DiMera and Devereaux clans, just to name a few. While we may not always agree with where the writers take the storylines, Days of our Lives has become part of our daily routine and the characters part of our families.
Perhaps best known for their supercouples in the 80’s, Days of Our Lives has produced some of the most memorable romantic pairings in Daytime. As was common practice back then, our supercouples often met and fell in love during an exciting, life threatening adventure that would bond them forever. Some of the most memorable couples included, Bo & Hope, Steve (Patch) & Kayla, Shane & Kimberly, Roman & Marlena and John & Marlena.
Of course it’s not all about the decade of big hair and shoulder pads, as other significant couples that have spanned the course of the show include Doug & Julie, Shawn & Caroline, Jack & Jennifer, Austin & Carrie and Shawn & Belle.
But with love comes problems to overcome, so these couples inevitably have had their fair share of hurdles to climb, such as demonic possession, mind control, baby switching, rape, memory loss and sordid pasts. Days of Our Lives often finds a crazy way to break their couples up, but that’s why we stay glued to our screens, to watch them find their back to their true love, even if it means getting side tracked by a temporary love in the process.