I Know I Owe You Guys a Days Post
But the thing is, I was posting so much about Days that I was worried you were getting bored! So I pulled back a bit to make sure I wouldn't flood the blogging market.
The problem is definitely not that I have been finding the show so boring that I'm more than a week behind on episodes (and that I need to fashion some kind of toothpick device to prop my eyelids open while watching). I have, in fact, been finding the show scintillating. I love how there are so many stories going on at once, not something like Bo's illness taking up every show for three weeks. I also like how all the stories are moving so quickly.
I can't relate to John's total apathy about his family, though. I really don't think it's possible to loathe Marlena, and he should have been way more upset about Belle leaving town. She and Shawn were the future of this show. How could the writers decide to send them off on some stupid boat? I blame Phillip. He came into town and made Belle boring. Plus he's not really hot enough to make me believe a woman would cheat on a catch like Shawn with him.
I love that Steve and Kayla and Tony and Anna are only on once a week or so. They're way too old to focus on and the only way I find them interesting is as props for storylines for the younger set. Days' strength is really with those teens and 20-something characters, so it's nice of the veterans to step aside and let the youngsters shine.
Oh, can we talk about that new doctor? He is awesome. The way he talks like a high school stoner most of the time, and when he uses those cool hand gestures to show how hip he is? I love that! And Stephanie thinking he's super-hot even though he probably went to high school with her mother is totally realistic. I know when I was 21, I was always going after guys twice my age. I hope we're heading towards a love triangle with Stephanie, her uncle, and her mom's colleague! Or they could put the hot doctor with Chelsea. She and Nick have been together for sooo long and have had so many interesting stories, it's really time for them to move on.
The hairstyling on the show has been fabulous lately, too. Shelley Hennig was such a total ugmo with dark hair; I'm glad they decided to dye it and her skin the same color. The orange brings out her eyes, and coordination is really important. Stephanie's love interest Max has great hair too. I'm stoked his recent haircut doesn't give the appearance that he has a receding hairline of a guy ten years his senior. Oh, and I'm totally taking a screencap of Kate to my colorist to copy, except I'd like my highlights a little chunkier.
And I'm so glad they took James Scott off my screen for weeks on end. His charm had really worn thin and you can only gaze at a good-looking face for so long before it just gets boring, you know? Thank goodness with Lucas coming back soon, Sami can finally get interesting again. I wonder whether he'll bring Belle and Shawn back with him. Fingers crossed!