So yesterday was the start of the 52nd season? Though I didn't find the episode as good as some last week it was still far better than it has been. The flow of scenes made sense and the beats before the commercial breaks were decent. Far less jarring than the past several weeks. Could have done without any of the Hernandez clan but at least the show is leading toward things that I am anxious to see: the villains wrecking havoc, everyone living under the Kiriakis roof.... I know i shouldn't hope...but i do hope they have a great November sweeps.
This show needs a whole new family. I'd introduce one but do it slowly over time and do it through Kristen Forrester returning to L.A.. Kristen can return with an edge, upset about Forrester Creations being dragged down in the media by constant scandals due to Ridge, Rick, and others. She demands a high powered position at Forrester, which Eric grants because he's so glad to have his daughter back in town and she begins looking her nose down at the others...but then...a man from her past shows up and the Forresters find out that the high and mighty Kristen was having an affair with this man while married to Tony. Then I'd add in a sibling or two of this man's family and go from there.....It would create new story for the Forresters and lead to knew stories with new characters instead of just the same ol' same ol'.
I watched today hoping (on my knees praying) that Days would have some kind of good twist at the end before its two week break...but umm....bleh....Really Days? The fallout of Abby's "death" is a snooze-fest since we all know that she's not dead and coming back. Though the Chad/Jennifer scenes were nice but no emotional punch with the "death" that isn't. I could even get interested in a possible Chad/Belle match-up except we also know that Martha is leaving so why invest in it? Don't care about Rafe/Hope/Aiden and Aiden becoming the new D.A.
If DAYS wanted to have a "new season" after the olympics then I would have gone all Moldavian Massacre, Dynasty style as an ending before the two week break. I mean, what would they have to lose? Set up an engagement party at TBD for Lucas and Adrienne. Invite Steve, Kayla, Joey, his obnoxious gf, Jenn, J.J., Hope, Rafe, Sonny, Paul, John, Marlena, Kate, Philip, Chloe, and more. Have Eddie and Dario working. At the end of the episode just as everyone is raising a glass of champagne to toast the couple's engagement a couple of "mercenaries" rush in and open fire causing chaos and everyone to drop to the floor. (It could turn out to be enemies of John/Eddie from back in the day that knew the two of them and their families would be there.) Immediately after closing the episode then run a "New Season" ad for after the olympics. At this point, go big or go...off the air....
This does look better than what has been airing but I have little faith its execution will come off as well as this promo. This will probably all be drawn out over six months plus instead of six weeks. The pacing of this show is dreadful!
Good Lord, how many times are they going to have Kate fantasize about killing Deimos? Once was enough! I like Kate and want to see her but not do the same thing over-and-over to fill time from "editing" other stories??? At least the Summer mess and Aiden/Hope/Rafe aren't on today.
Yeah, I understood the history that they were using and even Sam Groom (Ex-Russ) as the minister for the ceremony but I just can't help wondering if Vicky Wyndham read the last scripts and was thinking: this? We're going out after 35 years like this? A gorilla kidnapping? haha. I did enjoy the cast leaving messages to the audience via the guise of leaving them as well wishes for Cass and Lila. It was a nice touch along with Rachel's last scene. I was never a fan of the Rachel/Carl pairing so showing her walking off hand-in-hand with Carl was disappointing for me...but that's just my opinion. Never bought into Rachel accepting the man whom tried to kill Mac (more than once?) and once held her captive as the new love of her life.
I still miss this show every day. I've always wondered what Vicky Wyndham's thoughts were on the last few eps of the show that she was on for so long. Rachel having to "dance for the gorilla" to help Cass get away, etc., instead of focusing on Rachel and her family. Has she ever said anything publicly? We've all commented on the end of the show and I realize that there wasn't any time to write a proper ending that it deserved but still....the last episode should have focused on Rachel and involved flashbacks including Mac and Ada.
This friend of Joey's is annoying. She needs to go just like most of the other teens. With the Maggie and Victor problems right now they go and do this to Patch and Kayla??? They are one of the main reasons I'm watching! The quick ending to his murder indictment was kind of lame but I was so happy that they cleared him just to then be slapped in the face after. And...a bit off topic....wasn't the promo for the show this week about Abby terrorizing Ben???? You'd think if this is the story they were promoting for the week maybe...just maybe...one of the two at least would be on one of the first three days this week. *face palm*
The Nicole thing is reminding me of that dreadful Sami/EJ story where they were long-lost relatives of the Bradys and DiMeras that just happened to look exactly alike. So naturally they were drawn to each other....
I like the scene between Theresa and Maggie today. Nicole calling Kate's new friend "scratchy" was funny...but other than that the show was bleh for me. I like seeing Maggie, Kate, and Nicole but not in these stories. Caroline walking around with her "visions" is just annoying. The threat to Deimos that she'll run him out of town? Really? Caroline? I know I'd be scared!
She's one of my all-time AW faves!! I'm excited by this but I know better than to get my hopes up. She'll prob be gone in a few weeks. :-( This woman IS fierce as said above! She can more than hold her own opposite anyone on Y&R. I hope she is a rival for Ashley or Nikki. This could be fun.