Days of Our Lives Couple of Weeks in Review. Sort Of. Not Really. I'm Too Bored, Y'all!
I don't know what's going on with this show, you guys. It was so good just a few weeks ago, but this week it really started backsliding into mediocre-ville, or worse. I still like most of the story arcs, but the dialogue is getting pretty bad. I think John, Marlena, Hope, and Bo have been repeating the same lines for the last two weeks. Which in the case of those four doesn't particularly bother me, because I adore John loathing Marlena and Hope and Bo being all suffering supercouple-y, but this could reach problematic levels soon. If I have to hear people repeatedly refer to Lexie as a competent doctor, or Shawn and Belle's plans to rip off his parents' dream trip around the world over and over again, I may lose the will to blog.
There are a few things I'm especially concerned about.
Dr. Jonas is hot, but he is WAY too old for Chelsea. Way. I think he would have been great for her mom, but the idiots in charge let Julie Pinson go. Romantic interests do not pass on to the next generation like real estate and collectibles! If Deidre Hall retires, does John take up with Sami? No. They better redirect Dr. Dan to a more appropriate target soon, because it skeeves me every time I see him and Chelsea onscreen together.
Are they just replaying the same scene of Ava locked in her room, being all batshit crazy, over and over again? Is she ever going to do . . . anything? I'm getting bored by her already, and that really shouldn't the case with an insane interloper. I love them.
I was going to bitch about the ongoing stupidity of the "EJ the dude
who was born in the US needs a visa to stay here" storyline, but then
EJ and Sami just up and disappeared for a couple of weeks and now I
would totally settle for ridiculous INS agents trying to kick a citizen
out of the country if it meant the return of James Scott's hotness to a
screen near me.
John continues to be one of the most entertaining aspects of the show.
John: What's wrong with my hair?
Belle: It's the 80s; you had bad hair.
Hee. Admitting it is the first step to recovery. (I also loved his sarcastic "fantastic" about Brady's prom picture. I am equally unimpressed with pretty much everything associated with Brady.) Oh, and every time John calls Marlena "Blondie" and she physically recoils, I laugh. I enjoy her discomfort so. But still, let's return to the thing to be concerned about, which is John near the top of my "reasons to watch" list.