A Critic’s Review Of Days of our Lives: Insider Nods, Friend Goals & Oh La La

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 5 – june 9, 2023, three images xander, chanel, and tripp.Xander Cook, Chanel Dupree, and Tripp Johnson.

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 Gets Tickled

Though I know quite a few who found the references a little too “precious”, I, for one, got a kick out of both the [admittedly on the nose] shout-out to James Reynolds’s role on Generations, [the actor famously abandoned his role of Abe in 1991 to play Henry Marshall “who owned and operated a chain of five moderately successful ice cream parlors”] and the adoption of the title Body and Soul [which was a place holder for a proposed Marlena-centric spinoff].

Further DAYS Musings

* Am I alone in no longer finding Wendy (Victoria Grace) a rootable character? Also, can I hear it for swaggertastic Tripp Johnson (Lucas Adams)? Where was this guy when Allie (Lindsay Arnold) was playing Tripp for a damn fool?

* Frequent backstabbings aside, Gwen (Emily O’Brien) and Leo (Greg Rikaart) truly are #FriendGoals.

* Man, do I appreciate mercenary “Kill before the problem escalates” Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow).

* No, no, no to the Xander/Chloe romantic pairing. I was all for the nod to The Odd Couple [one’s a prissy and house proud, the other’s a loveable slob] but this development really rankles.

* Sloan’s (Jessica Serfaty) saliva substitution no doubt surprised no one, but I’ve got to ask: would the test really not have indicated that the DNA being tested wasn’t that of a man?

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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