A Critic’s Review Of Days of our Lives: Blasphemy, Highlight & Lowlight

The author’s opinions on DAYS are his and his alone. They’re suitably scathing, fairly humorous, and normally bang on target.

days of our lives critic's review for june 12 – june 16, 2023, three images whitley, ej, and bonnie.Nurse Whitley, EJ DiMera, Bonnie Lockhart Kiriakis.

When it comes to Days of our Lives, every fan has their own opinion – and Soap Hub is no different. For five days we sat and watched the good, the bad, and everything in between, and now we offer you a handy review, and a cheeky critique, of the Days of our Lives week that was.

Days of our Lives: The Critic’s POV

I going to confess to a bit of blasphemy — I never cared for Judi Evans’s overly saccharin Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis. However, I ADORED Evans as bitchy, blousy Bonnie. This version of Bonnie though…not so much. But rather than harp on the subject, I’m going to steer you in the direction of an article penned by a fellow Soap Hub author [which you can read by clicking HERE] and then move swiftly on.

The highlight of this week’s Days of our Lives was most certainly EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) and Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) bonding and cracking-wise — how better to while away the time spent as captives? The lowlight: the cuts to the Misery-lite storyline playing out between Abe (James Reynolds) and Whitley (Kim Coles), a storyline which I’m hoping will end just as suddenly as it began.

Further DAYS Musings

* I see that much has been made in the soapverse about Sloan’s (Jessica Serfaty) sudden case of “baby rabies” and how it flies in the face of everything that the character apparently stood for, but in Ron Carlivati’s defense [a phrase that I haven’t necessarily employed in quite some time], this seems pretty true to the Sloan that I’ve seen on my screen from the jump. She’s a woman that yearns to be loved to her own detriment and she’s someone who is her own worst enemy.

Of course, she’s attempting to hold onto Eric (Greg Vaughan) by giving him the one thing that she may or may not have stolen from him: a biological child.

Days of our Lives airs weekdays on Peacock+ in the U.S. and The W Network or Global TV App in Canada. For more about what’s coming up in Salem, check out all the latest DAYS spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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