I've been wondering why, if certain storylines on Days of Our Lives can be so stellar, the entire show as a whole is not excellent. Don't get me wrong, the majority of the show is great, but the parts that are bad are really, really bad.
I've come up with some theories
(a) Hogan Sheffer knows that loyal Days watchers are used to years of the show being totally dreadful. If he were to make the entire show excellent, it would be too much for us to bear and we could possibly get whiplash or motion sickness
(b) Since it's summer and the soaps are under the assumption that they need to feature the younger characters in order to make kids who are home for the summer watch. Since the DOOL younger characters suck, their storylines are going to suck
(c) Someone, somewhere, believes that the antics of Jett, Jeremy and Stephanie, and the implosion of Nick and Chelsea's relationship is quality entertainment
I am leaning towards one of the first two, because the last option is too depressing to even consider!