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16 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

Chandler Massey today....

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Rest up them forearms, cuz Ben's on today... :P 

 

But in all shallow seriousness, well done Chandler. You got your groove back. 

12 hours ago, Khan said:

 

Hey, lay off James Read!  ;)

 

Ugh. Add him to the list alongside Greg Vaughan of performers who induce deep sleep.  I guess I should be happy DAYS finally found a villain outside the DiMera family, but this low-rent podunk white trash con man is not something we should fear. Point and laugh, yes, but not fear. The fact that Kate Roberts bumped uglies with him is horrifying. #YouCanDoBetter 

 

2 hours ago, titan1978 said:

What tptb forget is that during Reilly’s first stint, all the outlandish stuff was rooted in romance, which had been the foundation of this show since the 1980’s.  Every crazy story was written around a love triangle or quad, or a family dynamic gone wrong (Vivian/Carly, Sami/Carrie).  And he paced everything almost like a Bell soap, certainly like a more traditional soap.

 

Marlena possessed was ultimately about Stefano’s obsession with her, her family issues, and her love of John.  All very relatable soap stories.

 

Even Kate/Victor/Vivian was a triangle of sorts. Carly buried alive was about Vivian hating her due to her family.

 

I am not saying I loved all his work.  But since his first stint, the outlandish has little to no foundation except crazy.  And Ron without limits is just a cartoon.

 

This 100% 

 

Reilly 1.0 was over-the-top but still rooted in strong emotions and utilized history and family units. Since then, it's been shock and awe just for the sake of shock and awe. 

 

What stinks about this tactic (including Ron's gimmicks) nowadays is that everything comes off as cheap. Not just cheap like DAYS' dime store budget, but cheap as in unpolished. Soaps in the 90's had more of a polished, finished look to its overall production. They had the budget as well as the know-how to make it look good, plus they had the time to shoot multiple takes instead of these one-and-done shooting schedules nowadays. 

 

35 minutes ago, te. said:

So is Steve really Stefano or is he just brainwashed into thinking he is?

 

Good question. If it's brainwashing, why not implant Stefano's memories into baby Mickey?  That's his best shot at finally sucking on some Marlena tittie. After all, it's Salem and Marlena never ages so I'm sure she's still lactating. 

 

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11 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

I doubt it with Ciara visiting him and calling him every 5 seconds. She probably tucks him into bed before visitiation is over with. 

 

I'd love it, though, if Ciara was to find out about Ben and Will and lose her damn mind.  In fact, she should find out right before she finds out her mother has been brainwashed again.  That way, in exchange for keeping silent about Princess Gina, she could extract a promise from "Hope" to get revenge on Ben for breaking her heart.

 

11 hours ago, ReddFoxx said:

IMO, Ben and Will are going to end up doing something and Clyde is going to go even more nuts at Will for making his boy "swing that way".

 

I absolutely think Ron Carlivati is beyond sick for having a gay man fall in love with the man who (tried to) kill him.

 

But -- oh, hell -- why not?

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Gray Bunny said:

I guess I should be happy DAYS finally found a villain outside the DiMera family, but this low-rent podunk white trash con man is not something we should fear. Point and laugh, yes, but not fear. The fact that Kate Roberts bumped uglies with him is horrifying. #YouCanDoBetter 

 

 

 

That is true when you think about it

 

We have to believe that some sex starved con didn't try to get with a cutie like Will just because some hillbilly that think he's Tony Soprano told them not to? I don't buy it.

 

I do think JR is a good actor, and has been doing a good job as Clyde though,

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4 hours ago, Khan said:

 

I'd love it, though, if Ciara was to find out about Ben and Will and lose her damn mind.  In fact, she should find out right before she finds out her mother has been brainwashed again.  That way, in exchange for keeping silent about Princess Gina, she could extract a promise from "Hope" to get revenge on Ben for breaking her heart.

 

 

I absolutely think Ron Carlivati is beyond sick for having a gay man fall in love with the man who (tried to) kill him.

 

But -- oh, hell -- why not?

 

 

 

That is one of her best songs. That aside, Carlivati's motivation for redeeming Ben is probably looks motivated and nothing more. He tweeted a shirtless picture of Ben yesterday saying "caption this".

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1 hour ago, ReddFoxx said:

That aside, Carlivati's motivation for redeeming Ben is probably looks motivated and nothing more. He tweeted a shirtless picture of Ben yesterday saying "caption this".

 

Back when Ben was "reformed" and looking for work, I thought Carlivati missed a golden opportunity to capitalize on RSW's physical attributes by not having Ben get a job as an "exotic dancer."  Carlivati could've even had Ben's new boss, your garden-variety sleazy club owner (who is later revealed to be back-from-the-dead D.J. Craig), force him to exploit his notoriety as the "Necktie Killer," kind of like how Dr. Sam Sheppard billed himself as "Killer" Sam Sheppard in his post-trial professional wrestling career.

 

Ben could've come out onstage, always acting as if he's getting ready to strangle his next victim, when the music changes and he goes into his dance instead.  Then, as he collects the dollar bills being stuffed down his pants (or whatever), he drops neckties everywhere as a sort of calling card.  In fact, that's how Ciara could've figured out why Ben was flushed with cash all-of-a-sudden: she sees in another woman's possession a necktie that she earlier spotted Ben buying from a store at Horton Town Square.

 

Seriously, if I could come up with this [!@#$%^&*], what's Carlivati's problem!?

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2 hours ago, ReddFoxx said:

 

That is one of her best songs. That aside, Carlivati's motivation for redeeming Ben is probably looks motivated and nothing more. He tweeted a shirtless picture of Ben yesterday saying "caption this".

Yeah no love for Will. This story is about redeeming killer Ben so Ciarra is ok to [!@#$%^&*] him without the fans being upset about it.

16 hours ago, victoria foxton said:

This poor man's version of Oz is awful. 🐻

 

really?....it must be since we haven't seen Will's backside or frontal. Teehee.....

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Jason 47 updated the production schedule on his site  http://www.jason47.com/days/productionschedule.html

When Days went on Haitus Nov 27th, they have filmed thru the episode that will air on August 26, 2020

 

Now I know the show is on break Til Jan 13 2020 and The show wont air two weeks  (July 27-Aug 7) because of the Olympics

But the show will still be nearly 8 months ahead when production resumes. Will this ever get better? Cant they take til April off and be like 4.5 months ahead. Something closer to air, Damn. 

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5 minutes ago, John said:

Jason 47 updated the production schedule on his site  http://www.jason47.com/days/productionschedule.html

When Days went on Haitus Nov 27th, they have filmed thru the episode that will air on August 26, 2020

 

Now I know the show is on break Til Jan 13 2020 and The show wont air two weeks  (July 27-Aug 7) because of the Olympics

But the show will still be nearly 8 months ahead when production resumes. Will this ever get better? Cant they take til April off and be like 4.5 minths ahead. Something closer to air, Damn. 

This is ridiculous.....they are 9 months ahead right now if Aug has been taped already. No need for viewer feedback because if you hate what's going on you're screwed.

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At the very least, neither the network nor Sony (nor Corday, for that matter) should be allowed to offer their "notes" on the writing, nor should Ron Carlivati be required to implement them.  Because, honestly, what difference would any notes make with this production schedule?

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5 hours ago, Khan said:

 

Back when Ben was "reformed" and looking for work, I thought Carlivati missed a golden opportunity to capitalize on RSW's physical attributes by not having Ben get a job as an "exotic dancer."  Carlivati could've even had Ben's new boss, your garden-variety sleazy club owner (who is later revealed to be back-from-the-dead D.J. Craig), force him to exploit his notoriety as the "Necktie Killer," kind of like how Dr. Sam Sheppard billed himself as "Killer" Sam Sheppard in his post-trial professional wrestling career.

 

Ben could've come out onstage, always acting as if he's getting ready to strangle his next victim, when the music changes and he goes into his dance instead.  Then, as he collects the dollar bills being stuffed down his pants (or whatever), he drops neckties everywhere as a sort of calling card.  In fact, that's how Ciara could've figured out why Ben was flushed with cash all-of-a-sudden: she sees in another woman's possession a necktie that she earlier spotted Ben buying from a store at Horton Town Square.

 

Seriously, if I could come up with this [!@#$%^&*], what's Carlivati's problem!?

That is way too well thought out for any soap writers to come up with. It is surprising to me that DJ Craig has never been resurrected, but if any of the writing team reads this board he might show up at some point.

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10 hours ago, John said:

But the show will still be nearly 8 months ahead when production resumes. Will this ever get better? Cant they take til April off and be like 4.5 months ahead. Something closer to air, Damn. 

That would be the smart thing to do, but I don't see that happening. The only thing I could see them possibly doing is at least slowing down the taping schedule.

12 hours ago, Khan said:

Carlivati could've even had Ben's new boss, your garden-variety sleazy club owner (who is later revealed to be back-from-the-dead D.J. Craig),

Lmao don't give him any ideas.

 

Bringing back DJ might be the biggest mistake they'd ever make. It would be up there with Erica's un-abortion on AMC.

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This whole Ben/Will thing is typical Ron tbh; objectify the hot guys and make it as gay as possible without pulling the trigger and enjoy your maximum titillation. It's weak in this day and age, daytime or no daytime. I get that Corday or Sony or whatever might not let them but who is left watching? This is 2019. Just do it or don't waste my time with the tee-hee onscreen towel dance.

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1 hour ago, Soapsuds said:

Today's episode....

 

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Days is just as boring as before the time jump.  Some awkward pseudo homoeroticism. Between Will & Ben would've made it somewhat bearable.  

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IDK what made people think simply "jumping ahead" in the story would make Ron Carlivati a better storyteller.  Yes, you could cut to the proverbial chase.  However, the deficiencies in crafting compelling stories with relatable characters won't magically disappear.

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