wait? Have I made that threat before? To take the BnB off my playlist? I have? Well, OK, I MEAN it this time. I might, possibly, tune in for the big moments (checking in on the ‘special” days). I’m still waiting to see how Bridget and Nick play out and if Jack is their child. Outside of that? Regular viewership is just not in the cards for me. I’ve got no use for this show. It’s taken me 22 years and a lot of lumps, but I get it. (I know… 22 years? I hear ya’. Imagine the soapfan shame I’m feeling right now!). I’ve come to the conclusion that BnB writers will screw you over rather than entertain you EVERY time – that’s my soapfan story and I’m sticking to it.
What am I watching more of now? DAYS, of course. Who knows how much longer that will last because if I’m being perfectly honest, most of daytime is giving me dry heaves. It’s all ‘too much’: Too many of the same plots we’ve been watching for decades. Too many dropped storylines. Too much focus on teen storylines to win over younger viewers who gave up on the genre years ago… about the time the writers started forcing teen storylines on the audience as frontburner storylines. Too many love triangles. Too many back from the dead characters. Too many nausea-inducing characters being held up as paragons of virtue.
So why DAYS?
1. Because I can FF a good part of it (and yeah, I’m talking about you EJ, Sami, Sami and EJ).
2. You’ve gotta sometimes love a show that makes no apologies for what it is and that lets it all ‘hang out’. There are times when you just need a low down dirty act so vile that you can’t deny what it is, and yet somehow it’s so entertaining that you can’t turn away – not that you want to.
As for Days of Our Lives, James Reilly is gone – may he Rest In Peace, but someoene backstage still has a wicked WICKED sense of humor and has just written a plot that would have made the man proud.. . Kate, injecting an apple with poison and giving it to Snow White Chloe? C’mon! That’s just too precious. No, DAYS fans, you were NOT lucky enough to have Kate succeed and have Lucas/Daniel/Maggie/a gloating Kate find Chloe in a lump on the floor.
There’s always the next time. Is the third time the charm?