Okay, who can and will admit that they are hooked on a soap opera? I can and will admit that I am hooked on one and only one…DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
It was the summer of 1974 and I was about 10 years old and on summer break from elementary school. I was a bored little blonde and as I turned on the TV a weird show caught my big green eyes.
It was about a little town called SALEM and it was based around the church and its families yet there was a presence of evil about it…hmm…this might be interesting.
I thought it was about the witches of old Salem so I said what the heck and began to watch…and watch…and watch…and after 38 years, I’m still watching the darn thing!
It’s like a drug, it’s like herion, it’s like crack…I can’t get enough of that funky stuff!
I get excited at the weddings, cry at the funerals, want to kill the bad guys (and girls) and I cheer for the underdog.
As a kid, when I was forced to go to school (ugh!) my sweet, loving and wonderful mom Victoria would tape the shows for me…but wait! We didn’t have VCRs back then…so how did she tape the shows for me every day? She would actually tape record them for me with an actual tape recorder! What a saint she was!!!
Then she began writing down each episode and would relay the excitement to me every afternoon when I got home. The heck with The Mickey Mouse Club, this was good stuff!
What a great mom she was to keep her daughter hooked on the addiction of her soap! 🙂
SO, WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE?
Through the years I have liked, loved and hated almost everyone on the show. At first I liked MARLENA, then MAGGIE then RENEE then HOPE became a long time favorite.
When BO came along, that was it for me! I was in love with this dark haired rebel and he too has remained a fav.
I also loved Josh Taylor as CHRIS!!! I loved how he lived out in the woods in a log cabin! He drove a Jeep and he was a real ladies man! At least then poor Josh Taylor was getting some action! Roman needs a love interest!
Now that I am a bit more mature 🙂 my tastes run a little deeper.
I love DANIEL, EJ, JENNIFER and KATE and of course the hunky hero RAFE!
WHO SHOULD HOOK UP AND BE A COUPLE?
Daniel and Jennifer
EJ and Nicole
Abe and Kayla
Stefano and Kate
Rafe and Sami
WHO WILL PROBABLY HOOK UP
Brady and Jennifer
Nicole and Eric (he’s returning as a priest?!?!) like that ever stopped Nicole!
MY THOUGHTS ON RECENT EVENTS IN SALEM
Oh brother! Does Marlena have her hands full with this one! Kristin is one evil and ruthless bitch! Is John stupid, naive or just wants to play the hero all the time? He has got to see through her thin veil of disguise.
My prediction: After Marlena catches them in the cabin sleeping on the couch, the shrink will become unshrunk and blow a gasket. She may even throw a few pieces of the cherished Horton china!
Daniel will eventually come around and forgive Nicole. He has to, this guy is a saint on a surfboard! Sexy yes, smart, no.
He loves Jennifer, she loves him (but feels it’s too soon after losing Jack to admit it) and they belong together.
My prediction: Nicole will get off scot free and look for another hapless man to get involved with, pretend to fall in love (in her mind) use him and ruin his life too.
I don’t like Sami! It’s part her fault and part not her fault. She reminds of a woman I cannot stand so that’s some of it, the other half is I just can’t stand her. She is another one that I used to love and then I saw how she is and how she treats others so no thanks.
On the other hand, I love Rafe. What a sweet and sexy hero! However, he is not as dumb as some of the other men on the show (he’s a detective don’t ya know) but he still finds himself getting into some jams.
I personally think that James Scott (EJ) is the best actor on the show! His facial expressions alone should win him a Daytime Emmy!
My prediction: Sami and Rafe will get back together. EJ is focused on the death of his son right now and whom he can blame then his attention will turn back to Sami once she and Rafe reunite.
Who doesn’t love him!
The Phoenix always rises from the ashes! I wish though he would give Kate another chance! Who is he to cast blame on anyone! Watching them at the DiMera mansion is like watching a horror movie! I love it and their scenes together have always been a favorite of mine!
MY FAVORITE LINKS TO DAYS
DUSTIN’S DAYS PAGE (the only one I read)
FACEBOOK DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Vivian Alamain: I’m soon going to be Mrs. Forty-Nine Percent of Titan!
[Sami Brady is dressed as Marilyn Monroe]
Lucas Roberts: There she is, the star of “How to Blackmail a Millionaire” and “The Seven-Year Bitch”
[to Kate Roberts in University Hospital]
Nancy Wesley: I guess even whores get demoted.
Tony Dimera: I would invite you back but I’m afraid you’ll say yes.
[opening sequence: Salem police officer guarding Steve in hospital, doing crossword puzzle]
Policeman: What’s a five-letter word for “enigma?”
Steven ‘Patch’ Johnson: What do I look like, Webster’s Unabridged?
Bo Brady: [walking in] Try “Steve.”
Billie Reed #3: [to Kate] For once in your life, just be quiet, and mind your own damn business.
To see more…http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058796/quotes
I would love to hear your thoughts on DAYS!
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE BE A COUPLE?
DO YOU LIKE THE FACT THAT KRISTIN HAS RETURNED?
SHOULD WILL AND SONNY BE A COUPLE OR SHOULD THEY LOOK FOR LOVE OUT OF SALEM?
WHAT ABOUT GABI AND NICK? Good choice or disaster waiting to happen?
IF YOU LIVED IN SALEM, WHO WOULD BE YOUR IDEAL HOOK~UP? WHY?
Until next time…see you in SALEM!
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“Like sands through the hourglass…so are the Days of Our Lives.” Dr. Thomas “Tom” Horton Sr