When it comes to Days of our Lives, every fan has their own opinion – and Soap Hub is no different. For five days we sat and watched the good, the bad, and everything in between, and now we offer you a handy review, and a cheeky critique, of the Days of our Lives week that was.
Days of our Lives: A Critic’s Week In Review
There seemed, at one point, to be a most commendable — if not overly reactionary — effort to cleanse the daytime dial of so-called undesirable leading men.
General Hospital’s Franco Baldwin (Roger Howarth), an art enthusiast and serial killer with a homoerotic obsession for stone-cold killer Jason Morgan (Steve Burton), who’d been excused for his crimes thanks to that old, “the brain tumor made me do it,” excuse and thrust into a romantic coupling with a mother of three (he was a great husband and stepdad, really!) was summarily executed and the actor brought back as an unrelated lookalike.
Days of our Lives’ Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson), a swoon-inducing gent, chiseled from top to tail, who’d supposedly been cured of his propensity for dispatching damsels was shipped off on a round-the-world tour with his beloved and their wee tot and his portrayer likewise returned as a brand-new character.
But this all appears to be a case of two steps forward, one giant leap backward, as DAYS has resurrected a literally heartless corpse that once preyed on and copulated with a mentally unsound heroine (read: raped).
And now, to add insult to further injury, said rapist is now being conditioned (rape by another name) to love a woman that he’d momentarily courted before parting ways with.
There isn’t enough soap in the world to clean this mess.
Further DAYS Musings
* Am I the only one who feels that Shawn Brady’s (Brandon Beemer) and Belle Brady’s (Martha Madison) reunion was rushed and unearned?
* Thank goodness that there’s more to Orpheus’s (George DelHoyo) endgame than first met the eye because I was sorely disappointed by Thursday’s goings-on.
* I want, no, I NEED a full episode of Tony DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) offering up delightfully biting commentary on the events unfolding about his person.
Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Salem, check out all the latest that’s been posted on DAYS spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.
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