It's May-December In the Sense That That's How Long I'll Be Shuddering
In case you haven't been paying attention, viewers (which would be excusable, given Days' pacing of late -- you could take a trip to Antarctica and return to people in Salem having the same conversations), these two are father and daughter:
But these two (remember, Chelsea is Morgan's college classmate, and Daniel easily could have been Paul's!) are a hot romantic couple in the making:
You should not be grossed out by this 21-year-old college student (who was 18 on the show just last year!) and her 40-something doctor getting it on.
No really, apparently this show thinks you shouldn't be.
I can't believe I'm saying this about the ridiculously hot Shawn Christian kissing a woman, but: EW! Make it stop!
What the hell are they doing with this godforsaken pairing?! I like both of the actors separately (even if I find Christian's character irritating as hell), but they're not convincing me they're hot for each other. Which is actually good, because even the "dream" kiss was gross since Rachel Melvin could pass for a teenager and Shawn Christian is about 20 years her senior. The age difference might work with either older actors, or if the woman involved were less ingenue-ish, but these two together make me physically uncomfortable. And not in the fun way.
And then today, this:
Chelsea: I am in love with Daniel Jonas.
First of all, only people on 90210 and One Tree Hill (not that I watch One Tree Hill ) refer to their friends by their first and last names. Second of all, are you EFFING KIDDING ME?! Does the new writing team not know that 1) Dr. Jonas has been in town for five minutes, and 2) Chelsea has a boyfriend, one that the audience has no reason to hate? What kind of OTT sappiness, rooted in absolutely zero soapy buildup, is this? Barf.
And don't even get me started on all of Chelsea's friends and family cheering her on from the sidelines like there's money at stake, or on the fact that Dr. Jonas would have been the perfect match for Julie Pinson's Bille. No really, don't get me started. It's late, and I already had to use extra concealer under my eyes today and I can't afford to run through that Bobbi Brown stuff like it's water doing the same tomorrow. To sum up: ::shakes fist at sky in fit of Soap Opera Rage::
So clearly I have no strong feelings about this. Where are all of you on this pressing social issue?
Screencaps courtesy of Days of Our Lives 2.