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A Critic’s Review Of Days of our Lives: Confusion, Apathy & Wishful Thinking

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

Days of our Lives Critic's Review for January 2 – January 6, 2023

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: A Critic’s Personal Highlight

Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) is dead…and I wished that I felt something. But given that this is Days of our Lives, I know that Kate Roberts isn’t “dead” dead, she’s only soap opera dead, meaning that in a few days or a few weeks’ time, she’ll be back up and running around Salem making friends and enemies alike rue the day they mourned her.

Likewise, I’m not in the least bit anticipating the “death” scenes awaiting me in the wings. Sure, I love Kayla Brady Johnson (Mary Beth Evans) and Marlena Evans Black (Deidre Hall) as much as the next DAYS superfan — do you still watch Julia Roberts? — but given that I already know that there are no real stakes in this storyline, why bother caring?

That said, I can’t help but sheepishly admit that I am looking forward to the trio of femme’s adventures in Purgatory. You’re reading a column written by a bona fide fan of Viki Lord Buchanan’s cheesetastic journey to heaven aboard the USS Spielberg, so I eagerly await what’s in store for our golden girls.

Further DAYS Musings

* Can we, once and for all, put a moratorium on all this talk of Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) kidnapping his daughter? The man has full custody of Rachel Black (Finley Rose Slater) so he can send her off to anywhere he likes, with anyone he so chooses as long as it doesn’t endanger Rachel in any way, shape, form, or fashion.

Also, if Kristen DiMera (Stacy Haiduk) was indeed so concerned about her kid’s well-being, why did go to all the effort of picking out and donning her most clinging sweater dress, dangliest earrings, and doing her hair and makeup?

* I can’t tell if Days of our Lives is not so subtly implying that I should change my allegiance from Xander Cook (Paul Telfer) and Sarah Horton Cook (Linsey Godfrey) to Xander and Gwen Rizczech (Emily O’Brien), but that is what’s beginning to happen.

* I must say that Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) truly impressed me by choosing common sense over uninhibited sex. Wonders will never cease.

* Li, Li, Li (Remington Hoffman)…you’re just terrible. I’m trying to feel for ya, I really am…but I got nothing.

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

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