Deconstructing DOOL: We beg of the powers that be to save our show
Salem Shenanigans from August 3 – 7:
This week Eric and Brady ate waffles, Theresa pulled a move Sami, in her younger days, would be proud of, and Will actually thought a night with Derrick would make Paul forget he’s in love with Sonny…
Michael Cardelle is doing a good job making me loathe Kyle Southern. Even though the interest in Paige has gone, it’s still not pleasant to watch him work on getting her into bed. What a douche. And could he kiss any louder? Ew. How JJ didn’t jump up and punch him in the head shows a restraint of saintly proportions.
Get on with it!
It was surprising and satisfying to hear two characters discuss something of substance, even though the discussion Jenn and Kayla had about trying to save the Horton Community Centre from evil developer Riley Satterfield, appeared to be for Eve’s benefit. Showing Jennifer rooting for a cause that has nothing to do with her kids gives her back her identity as a woman, and it’s great to see her passion reignited. Eve’s stabbing fantasy was funny as well. I laughed aloud as she ate the donut as a final insult as Jenn lay “dying” on the floor. Still, her plan to get back at Jenn is moving way too slowly. I’m at the point where I’ve almost forgotten why she loathes her so. Move this on, please!
Blink and you’d have missed her return.
It’s always nice to see Chloe return but boy, Nicole and Daniel got maybe two minutes of peace before they had yet another obstacle thrown at them. It’s too much, too fast and annoys viewers. And why do Chloe’s returns always have something nasty associated with them? Her 2013 had her angry with Daniel for keeping his relationship with Jenn a secret. Nic and Chloe’s catfight was a nice touch but that’s got to be one of the most awkward I’ve seen. And Daniel interrupted way too soon. They didn’t even get a chance to throw Nicole’s dinner at each other! These two have nothing on Carrie and Sami’s old catfights.
Schemes and dreams.
Speaking of Sami, Theresa channeled her cousin with her pathetic scheme to fake a broken leg and I admit it sort of worked – for five minutes. It now looks as though Brady has figured it out. The only thing that may help her cause is poor Caroline winding up in the hospital. Hopefully this is nothing serious but we've all been speculating.
Victor’s an idiot for hiring Xander as the gardener. Xander’s bitter enough without being forced to shovel sh...manure at his uncle’s manse. How humiliating for him.
It's about time Kate saw through Clyde's bumpkin charm and realized he's as formidable as they come. What's he up to with Aiden? Digging up dirt on him doesn't bode well.
This 'who's your baby daddy' storyline in soaps should never be repeated again. It's the same story, the same outcome that all soaps have written since the beginning of soaps. It's as annoying as all the others before it. This one's no different. Abby should not marry Ben when she has feelings for Chad and definitely shouldn't be marrying a man because she's told she's carrying his kid. If it's even Ben's. How utterly ridiculous. It may have been a storyline of interest back in 1970s when people actually married in order to "give the baby a name" but that's not what happens in 2015. Get with the times, "Days," and save our show.
In last week’s Deconstructing DOOL I ranted about Serena. Though she may not be anyone’s favourite character, at all, her portrayer Melissa Archer’s new role sure is fun and allows her to shine. Watch the clip of Melissa Archer in Viral The Series.
That's all there is. Feel free to leave your own comments and I'll see you back here next Friday!
Best lines of the week:
“I should start calling you Saint Daniel,” says Serena to Daniel.
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- Christine Fix