Days Of Our Lives Commentary
Gilligan’s Island – Salem
Just sit right back and you'll hear a
tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started with a murder, one,
and ended in the tropic sun. Ok…that’s then end of my rhyming…I
won’t even attempt any more, I promise! Just a quick run-down of
the folks stranded on this island, in case anyone lost count
(again, assuming all the dead will be returning): Abe, Jack,
Maggie, Caroline, Cassie, Roman, Tony, Doug, Alice, and although
not one of Marlena’s victims, Victor. Of course, Marlena is now a
resident of this lush tropical island. Now the big question is –
am I going to buy into this parallel Salem thing? Absolutely NOT!
Although I am thrilled to see Alice, Abe, Roman and Doug, and am
looking forward to seeing all the rest, I simply cannot accept the
fact that these people have been cremated, embalmed, or donated
their organs, yet survived their fate. Marlena falling through the
earth, in her casket, was way more than I could accept seriously,
and instead, howled with laughter at the absurdity of it all. We
don’t know yet who is pulling the strings, but a couple of prime
theories that are floating around on the internet (not spoilers,
but pure speculation from die-hard fans) are Stefano (too
obvious), Dr. Rolf (it’s possible, and he has the sick mind to do
it), or Ernesto Tuscano (a remote possibility).
Triangles and More
From what I can tell, after viewing this week’s episodes, TPTB are
setting up many, many triangles – too many, in my not-so-humble
opinion. Accepting the fact that all of the dead will be
returning, we will have a huge Kate, Roman, John, and Marlena
thing going. John, Marlena and Roman have already been through
their share of triangles, and as far as I am concerned, this has
been resolved a long, long time ago. Bonnie, Mickey and Maggie – I
don’t doubt who Mickey will choose, but knowing Bonnie, she’ll dig
her claws in as deep as she can. And what will poor Maggie think
of her beloved Tuscany when she returns? I can’t wait to see the
look on her face! Abe, Lexie and TEK – Abe has been lamenting over
his relationship with Lexie, fearing she will, in fact, move on,
and after this week, I’d have to say these two are getting a bit
closer. Jack, Jennifer, and Patrick – which I’d have to say is
merely an annoyance. If Victor is on the island (I have no idea if
he is or isn’t) then we could have a Caroline, Shawn, Victor
triangle going. I’d personally like to see Victor win this
triangle, although I do adore Shawn. Victor’s never-ending love
for Caroline has endured all these years, and I’d like to see what
would happen if they were put together. Jan, Belle, Shawn and
Philip – again, quite annoying, and I’d like to see these four
banished to an island of their own. By my count, that sets up six
triangles – and we, the viewers, will need score cards to keep
track of them all. Way too many to handle at one time.
Kate needs a life of her own, instead of trying to control her
sons. I adore Kate! However – I don’t need to hear her tell Philip
one more time to go after Belle. Nor do I need to hear her tell
Lucas to stay away from Sami. Get over it, Kate, and accept that
your children are big boys, and can make their own decisions.
Speaking of which, if Belle would stop whining for a minute, she
might realize Philip has feelings for her. Unfortunately, she’s
too wrapped up in being “Belle” to see the forest for the trees.
Other Miscellaneous Observations
The new Jan has brought such a twisted dimension to this character
– I hate the story line, but will give props to this young
actress. I’m totally buying her downward spiral into complete
John’s raw emotions have been superb! Just what I expect from a
grieving husband who lost the love of his life. Kudos to Drake!
Let us not forget clueless Brady. How many conversations has he
walked in on, caught Nicole red-handed in a lie, but yet, he
accepts all her excuses. Come on, Brady, wake up and smell the
cappuccino! This girl is in way over her head, yet he cannot see
it? I used to think Brady had some of John in him – but now I
think has been written to be the town fool. All the evidence is
right in front of his nose, but he just doesn’t see any of it. And
now we have Crystal in the mix of things – boring, boring, boring!
She did her job – now get her off my screen!
This “brilliant writing” (yes, I’m being sarcastic), so far has
been nothing more than a rehash of old triangles, a complete
vortex of old stories, that we, the viewers, have long since
gotten past. As a long-time viewer, I demand more from my beloved
show. I demand a story that makes sense – not one that appears to
be thrown together at the last minute, is plot driven, and assumes
I can’t remember what happens from one episode to the next.
Although I’m so happy to see my favorites return to the screen, I
will not accept the methods used. I also demand some better
dialogue! I hear the same lines being repeated over and over
again. I’m not into any sci-fi nonsense, although I know some
viewers are, so I’m having a very hard time with all of this. I
don’t expect a soap to be so “out there.” I expect romance and
drama, and maybe a little bit of well-placed comedy.
Please note that these opinions are solely my own.
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