Days of Our Lives Week in Review
So, my life has definitely been crazy the last few months, but I can't say that is the reason I haven't been doing Days posts. The real reason is that nothing has really moved me to blog about the boring goings-on in Salem. Until now. What was my motivation? Hint: It involves hot men and limited clothing!
So the Week in Review returns, along with my struggle to find enough things on this show that are even close to interesting enough to include in a post.
Sami and Rafe continue to be far more charming and appealing than the
writing gives them any right to be. I honestly perplexed by liking
them. But I so do!
There is, however, a significant problem brewing. This relationship is having a very unfortunate effect on Sami's hair.
Allison Sweeney's gorgeous mane deserves better. There is also the small matter of Rafe likely being some kind of fiance-murdering psycho, but that's relatively easy to bounce back from. Stringy hair can take ages to get past.
This was from a few weeks ago, but I didn't have a chance to comment then, so: Behold, I have found Braden Walkes from GH's life partner.
Lil' baby bitchface is just the best thing evah.
Let's count the clichés in last week's Horton Cabin Fake Cleaning Blind Date Ending In Strip Poker extravaganza, shall we?
- Two very attractive yet weirdly uninterested in dating each other people are setup by a wacky third party to arrive at same place at same time.
- It turns out that the attractive twosome and their meddling third wheel are stuck in the location they were tricked into arriving at based on a strange set of circumstances that is almost certainly not actually true (ferries not running, for no reason).
- Reaching for something high, the attractive woman stumbles and falls into the attractive guy’s arms.
- Angered over something minor, one of the attractive people throws water on one of the other attractive people, necessitating some amount of undressing.
- The attractive couple realize, while spending forced time together, they they are indeed anxious to get it on.
- In the midst of the shenanigans, a separate attractive guy accidentally sees his attractive roommate of the opposite sex naked in the shower.
However, I will give them a pass on the stockpile of clichés, because the poker game did up being relatively fun to watch, and, well...
Yep, all is forgiven.
Eric Martsolf is gorgeous and I like his performance as Brady (I was not a Kyle Lowder fan), but it's becoming increasingly obvious that he may give Maurice Benard a run for the money in the Duh Face of the Year competition. (Which is held in the minds and emails of me and Mallory each December.)
Nadia Bjorlin is very pretty and can wear seventy pounds of makeup and fake hair like nobody's business but I'm sorry, she can't even play unconscious convincingly.
Why is her head upright?
Kate's plot to kill Chloe is ludicrous but has at least cut down on the number of walks down memory lane to the Chloe/Daniel sexcapades. There are war veterans who've had fewer flashbacks.
By the way, is it just me or does the character of Daniel serve no purpose now? A year ago I found him annoying, but he was at least doing things (including Chelsea after her grandmother, EW). Now he just mopes around town and creepily sneaks up on Chloe. Also,
(BTW, is that a bit of Duh Face I see in the background? I think it is!)
Max and his 29 pieces of poseur jewelry left town.
Yeah. So that happened.
Pretty Stephanie and pretty Phillip broke up.
I liked them together well enough, but honestly, I don't really care that they split. They had no build up, were together for like a month, and didn't seem to have much of a bond. This made me laugh out loud:
Phillip: We’ll go see your family. Yeah, how about that? We’ll fly there, and help them out with what they’re doing.
Yeah, we'll go to...that place. You know, where your parents are doing that thing that they're doing or whatever. What were their names again, Pete and Rayla? (For real, do you think the writers just forgot in what asinine way they'd written out Steve and Kayla and didn't even bother to Google it? It kind of felt that way.)
I also think it's important, as I do for all this show's couples, to consider the follicular discrepancies underlying the relationship at issue. Stephanie's hair has been near-perfect lately, while Phillip
appears to be growing out Janine Turner's early-Northern Exposure cut.
Stephanie is moving on to Nathan, who I actually like so far, even if he is an obvious Max replacement.
He is bound to sleep with fewer of his nieces, so he's already got that going for him.
Mia and her teen drama reduces me to internet speak.
DO NOT WANT. [angry emoticon and/or gif of angry person]
The title of one of last week's episodes on my Tivo was “Chad tells Will that he’s Mia’s boyfriend.” It took everything in me not to immediately delete it without watching.
Hey, remember when Nicole was fun?
The baby playing Sydney is the latest in a long line of cute soap infants. Here I think she looks like she's rapping.
Yo yo daddy, what up with all the rage?
Rapping Sydney is spot on. The Endless Rage-Filled Days of EJ's Life became tiresome eons ago. I'm at the point where I'm so disillusioned that I couldn't even properly celebrate James Scott's haircut.
EJ: You know, contrary to what most people think, I don’t like to be this angry.
You are really, really good at something you don't like.
I am determined, though, to remember the days of sexgodliness, so I have located the only screencap in existence of EJ smiling in the last three months (at least). Behold:
Won't you come back, layered EJ? We miss you.
So, to sum up, sort of...
Sometimes I’m just really, really glad Passions got canceled, you know?
Screencaps courtesy of Sheryl's Days of Our Lives Screen Caps.