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2 hours ago, Costello said:

I don’t see the smirking either, at least not in a way that seems like breaking character. (Does @victoria foxton have the gifs?) 

Sadly i don't have that one. But i know what pdm1974 is talking about. On today's show we only got 2 little smirk.  hlSseK0.pngrP4T1na.png

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2 hours ago, Antoyne said:

I posted a bunch of thoughts on the show and they disappeared ugh.

 

 I will way I’m happy Mansi is back to play the Jack is back storyline. Though Abby’s reaction to JJ was pretty weak considering he died saving her. She made up for it when she first saw him though. Those scenes were great.

 

Matt Ashford looks great.

 

I would love to know what Chandler Massey is constantly laughing about? Is it because he’s making a decent paycheck to put in zero effort?

 

So would I. I can't believe that others here say they don't notice Massey smirking and grinning and smiling. HE DOES IT IN EVERY SCENE. In today's show, he smiled throughout the entire first scene with Billy Flynn. He sucks.

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I'm not particularly fussed about the nonplussed reactions of some characters to Jack being alive. Will just recently came back from the dead and Jack himself has made about 3+ reappearances so I think everyone being in total shock and awe would have looked even more ridiculous. That and I enjoyed Jennifer and JJ's reaction on NYE and then the scene where Abigail goes to see him

 

Eve is ridiculous and her vendetta against Jennifer is completely nonsensical but I'm entertained by it

 

Chandler Massey and Billy Flynn have been awful on the show all by themselves but then putting them in a scene together? Wow. 

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1 hour ago, provocative said:

I'm not particularly fussed about the nonplussed reactions of some characters to Jack being alive. Will just recently came back from the dead and Jack himself has made about 3+ reappearances so I think everyone being in total shock and awe would have looked even more ridiculous. That and I enjoyed Jennifer and JJ's reaction on NYE and then the scene where Abigail goes to see him

 

 

Jack being back has been so boring. It is the same script different character story. I don't want to see this all over again. Why couldn't Jack arrive after realizing who he was instead?

57 minutes ago, clubkidjeff said:

I too have often noticed CM smiling in scenes that don't call for it. <runs from Soapsuds :P>

I let that pass since were are buds.:P

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2 hours ago, pdm1974 said:

I'm convinced the Kiriakis mansion is a set production decided to just keep up to save $$ -much like that horrible little side park where everyone meets up or the "every room" that has been everyone's office, hospital room, Horton Center, hotel room, etc.- the room with the two doors and the small window.  As a result, random people who shouldn't even be at the Kiriakis house are playing out their whole storylines there. I'd love a line from Victor wondering why the hell all these people are always in his house.

 

I agree. I like both actors, but together they are snoozeville. There's no chemistry, no spark. I think it's hurt Hope the most. She needs to be paired with a much more dynamic character.

 

The Blue Room. The sad lil set that gets redressed for everything from waiting rooms to hotel rooms to judges chambers to offices to.... 

 

No, keep Hope & Rafe together! When I'm behind on episodes, I can always just fast-forward through their scenes and it makes binge-watching a breeze!  ;)  What, next you'll be suggesting they get rid of Greg Vaughan and then my cure for insomnia will be gone! 

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12 minutes ago, Gray Bunny said:

 

 

 

No, keep Hope & Rafe together! When I'm behind on episodes, I can always just fast-forward through their scenes and it makes binge-watching a breeze!  ;) 

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9 hours ago, John said:

Well Genie ended up not liking her Days character who she said was never really developed so maybe this version could be better

 

Frankly, John,

 

Genie's displeasure with her role on DAYS is irrelevant

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(Also, you should have put spoiler brackets around your comment since you've basically given away the bombshell.)

 

First of all,

 

Judith Chapman has been on DAYS before, as Anjelica Deveraux; and I, for one, am getting sick and tired of former DAYS actors returning but in new and different roles.  What's next?  Gloria Loring (ex-Liz) back as Sandy Horton?  If DAYS wanted Chapman back so badly, why couldn't they have brought Anjelica back from the dead instead and made HER Leo's mom?  It's not as if DAYS has never done that sort of thing before!

 

Moreover, having Chapman portray Sonny's mother-in-law like this is funny only in a Ron Carlivati sort of way (meaning, it's funny only to Ron Carlivati), since Anjelica was also the biological mother of one of his siblings.  But, this is DAYS, so whatever.  

 

OTOH, if Chapman were to reprise Anjelica, then, at the very least, the writers could continue to build upon the history between her, Justin and Adrienne.  Imagine -- Justin and Adrienne's son...hitched to Anjelica's son.  A golden opportunity you miss with Chapman portraying someone other than Anjelica.  (True, Diana Colville also shares a history w/ Victor, but aside from the "nudge-nudge, wink-wink" factor, what purpose does it serve to have Chapman in that particular role?)

 

Second, if this information is true,

 

then I see it as nothing more than a cheap attempt to recreate Y&R's atrocious Baldwin-Fisher clan on a different soap, which irks the [&#33;@#&#036;%^&amp;*] out of me, because, dear God, just when I thought SONY's Steve Kent couldn't be anymore tone-deaf!  And Christian LeBlanc is off-contract now at Y&R, isn't he?  Yep, get ready for Leo's half-brother, Skip.  FFS.

 

Third,

 

to go from Genie Francis as Diana to Judith Chapman is discombobulating, because Francis and Chapman are two completely different types of actors.  Hell, they don't even share any physical characteristics.  And I'm supposed to believe that, at one time, this woman, as played by Francis, shared chemistry with Drake Hogestyn when he was still Roman?  Put Chapman next to Hogestyn and you'll see what I'm talking about.  There's no chemistry there, and thus, we've effectively kiboshed any good material coming from a potential John/Marlena/Diana triangle

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If

 

DAYS had wanted to bring back Diana, which I wouldn't have been opposed to under normal circumstances, then do so with an actress who is similar in physicality and/or temperament to Genie so the transition won't be as jarring.  Perhaps, someone like Andrea Evans (ex-Tina, OLTL) might have fit the metaphorical bill.  But Not Judith [&#33;@#&#036;%^&amp;*] Chapman

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8 hours ago, xtr said:

 

I've also seen some speculation/rumors that Leo:

 

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may actually be John's son. There is a spoiler from the 2019 Preview from SOD, that says that Will/Sonny plan to rid themselves of Leo, may shake up another couple in a big way. People are speculating that couple may be John/Marlena and that when Leo's mom returns it may be revealed that Leo is another kid of John's. 

 

 

 

IOW, Leo becomes a

 

non-Asian form of Paul

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Good one, DAYS.  🙄

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5 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

Jack being back has been so boring. It is the same script different character story. I don't want to see this all over again. Why couldn't Jack arrive after realizing who he was instead?

 

Even better, why couldn't Jack have STAYED DEAD?

 

Seriously, I excuse all the non-reactions, because, damn, these people should be used to others not staying dead by now.  Especially when the someone who keeps resurrecting himself is Jack Deveraux.

 

Sigh.

 

I'd rather they had brought back MA as Jack's long-lost twin brother.  Yeah, we've been there and done that before, MANY times.  But I am not here for "The Resurrection of Jack Deveraux, Part XVIIII."  I'm just not.

8 hours ago, Antoyne said:

I would love to know what Chandler Massey is constantly laughing about? Is it because he’s making a decent paycheck to put in zero effort?

 

8 hours ago, Gray Bunny said:

That's the same thing I wonder about Billy Flynn. It's like, bitch WTF you smirking all the time? Abigail hates him and Chad is trying to contain a huge smile from emerging. 

 

This reminds me of when certain GL fans would complain about Nancy St. Alban's (Michelle) habit of sticking her tongue inside her lower lip to show frustration, annoyance, or that it was the half-hour mark in the episode.

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4 hours ago, Khan said:

 

Even better, why couldn't Jack have STAYED DEAD?

 

Seriously, I excuse all the non-reactions, because, damn, these people should be used to others not staying dead by now.  Especially when the someone who keeps resurrecting himself is Jack Deveraux.

 

Sigh.

 

I'd rather they had brought back MA as Jack's long-lost twin brother.  Yeah, we've been there and done that before, MANY times.  But I am not here for "The Resurrection of Jack Deveraux, Part XVIIII."  I'm just not.

 

 

 

I also had the thought that Jack's long-lost twin would have been a better idea. It could somehow be plausible since Jack was adopted. His mother could have been...for whatever reason...unaware that she had twins. Then at least you'd be starting with a character from scratch. In this version, we already know what the endgame is...Jack and Jennifer together AGAIN.

8 hours ago, Gray Bunny said:

 

The Blue Room. The sad lil set that gets redressed for everything from waiting rooms to hotel rooms to judges chambers to offices to.... 

 

Speaking of the "Blue Room", it was even where JJ's new love interest recovered from her suicide attempt. Okay...here's my problem with that plot point. Wouldn't hospital staff be REQUIRED to report that someone tried to kill themselves??? She would most certainly be hospitalized and not back at work the next day like nothing happened.

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Haters have a seat. ;) :lol: :raspberry:

 

Jack is back and I'm thrilled.

 

I love he has no memory of Jenbitch and she has to fight for him. In two episodes I've enjoyed this return more than any of them. 

 

It's five years too late but I'll take it.

 

He's called ReRon for a reason ;) 

 

Why bring Jack back? Because the character never should have been killed sixteen times and the actor is fantastic. Sorry not sorry. He deserves to be on the canvas.

 

HELL NO to a twin. [&#33;@#&#036;%^&amp;*] that. LOL

 

Just embrace he's been dead ten times. Just embrace no one's batting an eyelash. It's a [&#33;@#&#036;%^&amp;*] soap. It is what it is at this point, people come back from the dead; I'm tired of fighting against it, personally. At least they aren't pretending with it. 

10 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

Jack being back has been so boring. It is the same script different character story. I don't want to see this all over again. Why couldn't Jack arrive after realizing who he was instead?

I let that pass since were are buds.:P

 

I love you but that's silly. What story would be there if Jack had his memory? I know it's totally lazy a year after Will went through the same thing but I actually find it great. And I don't know what would make you happy with DAYS besides all the men getting naked and having an orgy :) which I would be SO here for. Just saying.

 

Eve's ridiculous and it's hard to imagine Jack, even with amnesia, buying her [&#33;@#&#036;%^&amp;*], but I love Jen's barely a blip on his radar.

 

And our baby CM was turrible yesterday. Just saying ;) and so was sweaty bloaty Freddie.

 

Give me Matt Ashford anyday at this point.

 

And on an unrelated note, Hope and Rafe are toxic. Hope looks ridiculous being with someone so smug, arrogant and as idiotic as him. Rafe never bothers to care or acknowledge Abby is Hope's family, yet Hope has to feel sorry and take Gabi, Rafe's sisters, side? [&#33;@#&#036;%^&amp;*] you Rafe. They don't even try to write Rafe well.

 

These soaps are on their last legs. I'd rather have characters brought back that always should have been on the canvas over newbies taking over (hi GH & Y&R)

 

Let's hope Bo and Lexie get resurrected next ;) Hell, give me Tony back at this point so Anna stops running around like a lunatic with an urn in her oversized purse :lol:

 

Soaps are too quick to off people when it's clearly a mistake. I can't get upset anymore when they try and correct that wrong. But it does kill any sort of believability. But let's be real ...

 

I know it's sad to say but I think some of you just have too high of an expectation for the soaps. I've had to lower my standards to find any sort of enjoyment. Sucks but it's the truth. I don't love it but I can't get upset at the ridiculousness of Jack coming back from the dead for the tenth time. It's ludicrous and I love it. I can't hate everything all the time. I'd love these soaps to be well written amazing dramas that rip my heart out and get me invested in amazing storylines. That's just not the reality in 2019. Sad but it's true. I can't force them to be how I want them to be as hard as I've tried for like a decade now.

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53 minutes ago, pdm1974 said:

I also had the thought that Jack's long-lost twin would have been a better idea. It could somehow be plausible since Jack was adopted. His mother could have been...for whatever reason...unaware that she had twins. Then at least you'd be starting with a character from scratch. In this version, we already know what the endgame is...Jack and Jennifer together AGAIN.

Speaking of the "Blue Room", it was even where JJ's new love interest recovered from her suicide attempt. Okay...here's my problem with that plot point. Wouldn't hospital staff be REQUIRED to report that someone tried to kill themselves??? She would most certainly be hospitalized and not back at work the next day like nothing happened.

 

You'll drive yourself nuts trying to find logic in soaps. I know it's hard not to. But all it will do is make you angry, LOL. Soaps aren't logical ;) 

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I’m glad it’s Jack and not some twin. Like @KMan101 I’m pumped that Jennifer finally has to do the chasing this time. They’ve in recent years always had him pining away for her and especially during the Daniel years, she acted like she couldn’t stand him.

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I'm in agreement that it's nice to have the tables turned, where it's not goofy ol' Jack chasing after stories around the globe, leaving poor Jennifer to find solace with Dr. Colin Murphy or Dr. Daniel. 

 

But still, the reactions have just been... odd. Take Hope's reaction. She was so matter-of-fact about it, checking her phone while talking with Jack, like "hey, you're back in town alive? Lemme take you over to Jennifer. I'm sure she'd be glad to see you," as opposed to being frantic, incredulous and energetic. 

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