A Critic’s Review of Days of our Lives: The Art Of Stretching A Story

Critic’s Review Of Days of our Lives for June 20 – June 24, 2022Critic’s Review Of Days of our Lives for June 20 – June 24, 2022

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

Given that Days of our Lives will soon be losing Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers, I understand that the soap had to bring the truth about TR Coates’s (William Christian) shooting to light, and, of course, they wanted to do so in a way that would ring out the most drama possible…and stunning confessions at a wedding are a genre staple.

And just to be clear, I loved Abe Carver (James Reynolds) and Paulina Price Carver’s (Jackée Harry) wedding ceremony itself. But much like the buildup to the Abigail Deveraux DiMera’s (Marci Miller) whodunit, the whole exercise was contrived and rushed.

The service was planned in just a few hours, out-of-state guests were able to fly in at a moment’s notice, and Lani buckled after being haunted by TR’s ghost for all of two days.

Sure, this is Days of our Lives – the soap where anything and everything can happen – but would it have killed the writers to actually build to this moment? Heck, I would have been far more satisfied if the proceedings had been stretched for merely two or three more shows.

Imagine it: Abe and Paulina set the date on Monday; preparations get underway on Tuesday; guests begin pouring in on Wednesday; the ceremony commences on Thursday and climaxes with Lani’s confession; on Friday we experience the fallout, and all throughout the specter of TR taunts Lani.

There I go again, playing armchair head writer.

Further DAYS Musings

* If Chanel Dupree DiMera (Raven Bowens) were smart, she’d kick those squabbling, selfish twins to the curb and find herself a more mature and settled partner.

* Nobody, but nobody can pull a face that screams unrequited love written all over like Greg Vaughan. I might not be pulling for Eric and Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) to reunite, but gosh darn it Vaughan doesn’t make me want to…almost.

Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes. 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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