My Soaps are Even Making Me Hate TiVo. TiVo! Oh, the Humanity.
TiVo/TiFaux show descriptions have been a near-constant source of amusement to me over the years. "Extreme Home Makeover: A family's run-down home is replaced with an energy-efficient mansion." Hey, I've seen that one! (It's like describing a Three's Company episode as the one in which, to quote Chandler Bing, "there's some kind of misunderstanding!") But now, embittered soap viewer that I am, I have grown to hate these TiVo summaries.
Gloria Monty's class soap deals with the love and intrigue surrounding the Quartermaine family in the fictional upstate New York town of Port Charles.
Is TiVo trying to send me on a crying jag?! Even the mental image of Gloria Monty's ghost whispering mean things in Bob Guza's ear cannot pull me out of the spiraling depression into which this formerly accurate description sends me.
So as long as I'm wallowing, here's the one for Days of Our Lives:
Life in the Midwestern town of Salem involves elements of romance, adventure, mystery comedy and drama.
Unless "elements of" means "the occasional glimpse of -- if we're lucky in a good month and we are awake enough to observe them despite the apparent attempt by showrunners to bore us into a coma --" then . . . no.