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 Week In Review
I can’t help but feel that I’d mourn Jake DiMera (Brandon Barash) and his and Ava Vitali’s (Tamara Braun) thwarted coupling if a) I wasn’t so keenly aware of the fact that this is Days of our Lives, the soap where such a thing as death has no meaning and b) the majority of JaVa’s courtship hadn’t played out off-screen and then suddenly escalated to an engagement over the course of two episodes.
I also find myself unable to fully invest in Chanel Dupree (Raven Bowens) and Allie Horton’s (Lindsay Arnold) reignited romance. Maybe it’s because Allie is clearly in need of maturation – I mean, what grown woman, and a mother to boot, gets into a public food fight with her brother? – or maybe it has something to do with my failure to appreciate that everyone involved – Chanel, Allie, and Johnny DiMera (Carson Boatman) – viewed the whole exercise as a contest.
What I also fail to appreciate is the blatant homophobia spewed forth by many in numerous comments sections and social media forums. I can understand disliking the pairing on principal, and I do subscribe to a “too each their own” philosophy, but perhaps moving forward you’ll see fit to refrain from calling them “freaks” and “abominations” and likewise.
Further DAYS Musings
* I would love to know, exactly, when Steve Johnson (Stephen Nichols) got back in touch with Marcus Hunter and learned of the existence of Jada (Elia Cantu). Was it during the sixteen years that he was a presumed dead amnesiac living as either a programmed drone or a hospital orderly named Nick?
I suppose it could have been during the few years he and Kayla Brady Johnson (Mary Beth Evans) were living together outside of Salem, but wouldn’t Kayla have at least known about Jada? It seems their meeting in the town square was the first Kayla knew of her existence. Or maybe he broke cover during his time working undercover for the ISA to go and catch up with his pal?
I’d implore the writers at Days of our Lives to do their homework, but then they’d have to stop doing daft things like referring to the DiMera manse as, “the house that Stefano built.” For the record, the abode is the former residence of Shane Donovan and co.
* Given that Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth) and Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis (Judi Evans) were the only parents that Alexander Neil Kiriakis II (Robert Scott Wilson) ever knew, what’s up with his referring to Adrienne as, “Sonny’s mom?” Again, this is where a little research would go a long way.
* How tactful of Kayla to merely say that she’d, “Always loved,” Marcus and not get into the whole Marcus caught real feelings for her but she was sniffing around her sister’s reject and couldn’t return the sentiment, so he tucked tail and left Salem.
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