Finally, Something Worth Blogging About
I just cannot get motivated to even mock Days of Our Lives lately, let alone recap it in any detail. It's so blah, so boring, so filled with characters I don't really give a crap about. I admit that it has its moments -- Sami and Rafe are a surprisingly fantastic match, even in the midst of a dumb storyline -- but not enough to justify the fact that the ratings are actually up. (I'm choosing to believe that with skyrocketing unemployment, there are just more people at home, and when you lose your job you cut back on cable so you only have the networks and really, what else are you going to watch? Where I live, Days is on against All My Children. I mean, it's not Sophie's choice, but . . . it's a tough decision and it involves lots of long-lasting pain, okay?)
The unjustly-emboldened-by-rising-ratings writers killed off Tony, AGAIN, totally unnecessarily, and didn't even have the decency to involve Anna. Bo's asinine psychic visions continue. Phillip's brain is apparently being affected by Jay Kenneth's Johnson's terrible haircut, because lil' Phil is messing with Stefano. EJ is alternately dull as dishwasher and a rageaholic and Nicole has been drained of everything I found interesting about her. Stephanie is pretty but mostly useless, Kate is psycho and mostly useless, Chloe is a moron and mostly useless, and Lucas is fulfilling his historical role of being just plain useless. None of these things are interesting enough to justify blogging that would require tearing myself away from many more intriguing things, like switching my closet out for spring, picking the options for my hoped-for future Prius online, and making fun of the American Idol contestants with Mallory.
ANYWAY, something yesterday finally pulled me out of my Days doldrums and inspired me to blog again (though only briefly).
That's right, an offscreen hero threw simulated creamed kale at Melanie. Contrived? Sure. Cheesy? Absolutely. Uninspired and totally predictable? Yes siree. But OH MY GOD, so satisfying. My soap-viewing life would be complete if on Days every day it was just 44 minutes of people throwing stuff at Melanie. Now that would be a sweeps stunt I could get behind.
Screencaps courtesy of Sheryl's Days of Our Lives Screencaps.