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Gwen is so Jack’s daughter 

 

Kate and Jenn scenes were nice. Kate and Jake’s scenes were even better as I thought they were character driven and quite honest. I wish I could have faith in DAYS to actually commit to such a pairing. 

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Brandon Barash looked so hot today. Charlie is delusional. He really has lost all reality. Chad is so dumb! Billy Flynn acting choices with his scenes with Abigail were odd. He's done it before. He laughs/smiles during serious moments in scenes.

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I must be in the minority about Brandon Barash. He always comes off as sleazy and greasy. I guess he's adequately portraying a dirty mechanic. I dunno.

 

The thing about Billy Flynn (and this is the same thing I've noticed about Y&R's Joshua Morrow, but to a lesser degree) is that something about his acting showcases the fact that he, as an actor, knows his character is being manipulated and lied to. I just don't believe the words and the anger (not to mention the smirks and nearly breaking character and laughing, it seems) his character is spewing because we can see that he actually knows what's going on. It's hard to explain... do you get what I mean? 

 

Claire being heavily frontburnered reminds me of when GL recast Michelle Bauer with Joie Lenz (at least, that was her name at the time. It's changed like four times since). I get that they had story planned for the character, but considering she's a new face, they should've eased up on so much airtime. 

 

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15 minutes ago, Gray Bunny said:

The thing about Billy Flynn (and this is the same thing I've noticed about Y&R's Joshua Morrow, but to a lesser degree) is that something about his acting showcases the fact that he, as an actor, knows his character is being manipulated and lied to. I just don't believe the words and the anger (not to mention the smirks and nearly breaking character and laughing, it seems) his character is spewing because we can see that he actually knows what's going on. It's hard to explain... do you get what I mean? 

 

I agree that Billy Flynn is the real weak link in this storyline, You know that saying about how 90% of acting is reacting? In his silent reaction shots, he often looks checked out, like he's just waiting for the turn to speak his line. 

 

But the women are really bringing it. Both Marci Miller and Emily O'Brien were on fire today. 

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Ok not for nothing, but Chad should just lock Gwen’s ass down in the secret tunnels instead of allowing himself to be blackmailed by her. 
 

1 hour ago, Gray Bunny said:

I must be in the minority about Brandon Barash. He always comes off as sleazy and greasy. I guess he's adequately portraying a dirty mechanic. I dunno.

Now that you mention it, they could possibly be doing that to establish similarities between him and Kate. They both put on like a sleazy and selfish persona, but deep down they’re actually vulnerable people who just want to be loved.

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I like feisty Marci Miller but Emily O’Brien is so much taller than her that she can’t help but feel outmatched. The height difference is really accentuated by the blocking.

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Billy Flynn's acting isn't the best but he's been poorly written under each head writer. But Ron, in particular, hasn't known how to write for the character.

 

Ron writes plot, not character and Corday wouldn't recognize a good character based long story if it knocked him on the head. He was corrupted by James E. Reilly and there's no going back. Ken has green lighted so many terrible plots and overseen the ruination of so many legacy and promising characters.  He allowed Griffith to ruin Hope with the Stefano murder.  Charlie and the actor were very promising but of course Ron went for the short term plot cliff hangers and ruined a young fresh face who can act.  

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It won’t happen because it’s too easy to sensationalize as a romance-novel convention, and they have no pressure to change, but a daytime reckoning on rape is loooong overdue. The comedic, cartoonish way DAYS has handled this story is actually embarrassing. It’s sad that the advancements in soap portrayals of sexual assault in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s (especially after ATWT’s Margo unflinching story) didn’t have any long-term impact.

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Gotta tell ya, there's nothing I hate more than an arrogant "reformed" serial killer.

 

That is the one thing I always hated. If Ben had to be redeemed/reformed, okay, I can accept that. Ron's loves to redeem the irredeemable. But does the son of a bitch have to be so arrogant?? He was insufferable today. He's getting like Franco on GH now. Luckily, I do think Rob Wilson is a better actor than Howarth. But it's still annoying, and this is coming from someone who thinks the show is in a good place right now. And where the hell was Tripp? He really needed to be the hero in this storyline

 

And I'm sure that by this time next year, Kayla and Ava will be bffs.

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Oh god we had smug Super Hero Serial Killer today . Can’t Ben just leave town now and go find himself. His character serves no purpose and I can’t imagine anyone wants to see him with nu-Claire. Honestly I don’t want to see nu-Claire with anyone or even see nu-Claire at all.

 

I love that the Salem brain jumped from

Anna to John.

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4 hours ago, Antoyne said:

 

I love that the Salem brain jumped from

Anna to John.

Are you implying there is only one brain in Salem and it moves to the needed person as the plot dictates?

 

Hilarious!  I actually did laugh out loud.

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5 hours ago, Antoyne said:

Oh god we had smug Super Hero Serial Killer today . Can’t Ben just leave town now and go find himself. His character serves no purpose and I can’t imagine anyone wants to see him with nu-Claire. Honestly I don’t want to see nu-Claire with anyone or even see nu-Claire at all.

 

I love that the Salem brain jumped from

Anna to John.

You skipped a step: Abby had the Salem brain for a day when she finally figured out that Gwen is not her friend.

 

Totally agreed about Ben and nu-Claire being the show's weak links. That material just didn't work at all for me, and I thought there was something creepy and sexist about the way the show kept trying to build suspense with those bedroom scenes. Frankly, I think they would have been better off to just briefly show Claire and Charlie having good sex, but then Claire later feeling regret and anger once she learned she'd slept with her cousin's rapist. 

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8 hours ago, Antoyne said:

Oh god we had smug Super Hero Serial Killer today . Can’t Ben just leave town now and go find himself. His character serves no purpose and I can’t imagine anyone wants to see him with nu-Claire. Honestly I don’t want to see nu-Claire with anyone or even see nu-Claire at all.


You know I agree with you completely about nu-Claire. I haven’t liked that actress for one second, mostly because she’s not Claire — she’s a different character. Even when I complain about the actress, I never feel like I’m watching Claire.

 

And the plan is to pair her with Ben? Sorry, but that’s making a bad situation even worse. I can’t think of anyone I’d rather see Ben with LESS than nu-Claire.

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17 minutes ago, ranger1rg said:

And the plan is to pair her with Ben? Sorry, but that’s making a bad situation even worse. I can’t think of anyone I’d rather see Ben with LESS than nu-Claire.

 

Yeah, RSW needs a story that better suits his particular, uh, talents. Like "Broke and devastated after the loss of Ciara, Ben becomes a male escort." 

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6 hours ago, prefab1 said:

 

Yeah, RSW needs a story that better suits his particular, uh, talents. Like "Broke and devastated after the loss of Ciara, Ben becomes a male escort." 

And he was the best one in Salem... until one of his clients begged him to choke her and he freaked out 

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