Days of our Lives

Gross Gimmicks: Which One Should Days of our Lives Retire?

Days of our Lives Kristen and Susan

Never let it be said that Days of our Lives doesn’t honor its history. They use the same tropes over and over and over again, sometimes with a wink and a smile, sometimes acting like it’s never been done before. Which one should they put out to pasture for good? What almost 3,000 of you told us:

Days of our Lives Polling

Just how many personalities can Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) assume? Sure, she can put on a Nicole (Arianne Zucker), Kate (Lauren Koslow), or Sarah (Linsey Godfrey) mask, but are we supposed to believe she can also adjust her height, weight, and voice accordingly?

These masks never made much practical sense, but at least they were a fun distraction. Now they’re just a crutch the writers go to whenever they need to do something ridiculous. And a majority 76% of the audience is sick of it.

Death Be Not

A smaller 13% have had enough of Rolf’s (Will Utay) magic, back from the dead cop-out. Killed a character the fans are clamoring to see again? S/he’s not dead! They’re with Dr. Rolf! There’s Will (Chandler Massey)! There’s Jack (Matthew Ashford)! There’s Nicole, and, hey, there’s even a version of Stefano (Joseph Mascolo) downloaded into Steve (Stephen Nichols). Enough is enough!

Tunnel In

Considering how many people to date have been stashed in the DiMera tunnels, 11% think that would be the first place you’d look the minute anybody turns up missing and pick this gimmick. We get that it’s cost-effective to reuse the set, but the thrill is gone.

Gwen (Emily O’Brien) just made her way out, followed by Kate, and now Sami (Alison Sweeney) is trapped with Lucas (Bryan Dattilo). How can that not be the Salem Police Department’s first place to look? Even Rafe (Galen Gering) isn’t that oblivious. Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes.

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