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239 February 20th, 2015 RATINGS: Days of our Lives Has Rough Week

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The ratings are out for the week of February 9th through February 13th and your favorite daytime soaps apparently hit a bit of a rough patch during the all important February Sweeps period.   In the total viewer count category, all four network daytime drama were down, with Y&R ever so slightly.  The good news for Y&R was that it was up in the women 18-49 demo, and the only soap to gain viewers in the category.

However, when taking a glance at the latest ratings, it is NBC’s Days of our Lives which had a difficult week, which means their head writing change couldn’t have come a moment to soon, although one of the on-going issues with the long-running series is it shoots six-months ahead, so there is no time to get out of stories that aren’t catching on with the audience.

In total viewers, Days of our Lives came in at 2,298,000 losing another -213,000 in the audience.  And, they have tied an all-time low in ratings share in key women demos 18-49 and 18-34.  The show also lost the most viewers in the women 25-54 demo losing -88,000.   You can view the entire ratings via SON here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,891,000 (-8,000/-398,000)
2. B&B 3,716,000 (-167,000/-113,000)
3. GH 3,034,000 (-122,000/+22,000)
4. DAYS 2,298,000 (-213,000/-583,000)

So, what do you think about the ratings of Days of our Lives?  Are you worried about the folks in Salem, or confident with the new writing regime, and the current story in the coming months that things will pick back up?  Which stories are working for you … or not working for you? And, which of the four soaps do you think is delivering to its viewing audience the best February Sweeps thus far?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

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  1. su0000 says:

    I don’t watch DOOL, but-
    It will come back up, it has loyal fans that most likely they don’t give a hoot about the numbers, they simply love and enjoy their soap..
    Numbers= no big deal ..

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    Joe replied

    Unfortunately I’m not convinced that fans are as loyal as they say they are. Very few are…like us. When Luke and Laura got married, 30 million people tuned in. TV ratings measure the popularity of a show. The more popular, the higher the ratings, and the more the network can charge for those commercials. When people stop watching, the networks lose money because they can’t charge as much for the commercials. The 4 remaining shows barely have 3 million viewers today, give or take. And you’re right about one thing, they are all on borrowed time. I love GH, have watched it loyally since 1978. I’m enjoying it while it lasts. I kinda doubt ABC will make the same mistake with GH anytime soon as it did with AMC and OLTL. They learned a new show is very tough to get off the ground and may backfire…like The Revolution.

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    Rebecca1 replied

    Of course numbers are a big deal…if they continue to drop the show will be one of the dearly departed…

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    We got to care about the ratings…networks care because higher ratings bring in more money from advertisers…lower ratings mean another soap cancellation…we got to care!!!

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    CeeCee replied

    Right, jimh. But, if Days wants fruitful ratings, then the show must do some house cleaning….starting with recasting Will.
    The Clyde storyline is starting to lose steam just as the Fluke debacle , with Victor looking like the fool. Unheard of!!!!! Victor Kiriakis a fool? No one makes a fool out of him or threatens him. Thus, this storyline is not true to what Victor represents. He is made to appear as a weakling.
    So, if the writers care about breathing life into Days, theY must acquiesce to the viewer’s wants and needs.

    Jeremy replied

    yeah, we definitely have to care! DAYS lost some of it’s major talent last year, from Alison Sweeney, James Scott, Camilla Banus, Blake Berris. Sure, we have gained powerhouses, Kassie DePaiva and Melissa Archer, yet the show has lost momentum. There are too many duds on the show. And, many stories just lose steam. Unfortunately, the great talents of Kassie and Melissa aren’t being utilized effectively. This new writing team, it’s in your hands now. Just Deliver!

    me replied

    Wrong, Numbers = VERY big deal. Why do you suppose GL, ATWT, AMC, and OLTL are no longer around? Didn’t that teach you anything? The people at Days have to realize that the same fate could happen to them if they don’t get their act together and their ratings up soon. That’s the bottom line.

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    Leo replied

    I stopped watching the show in 1988 when it began taking on a gutter Jerry Springer-like anything goes formula.

    Never looked back and glad I didn’t. It seems to be the poor man’s soap opera.

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    lisa replied

    I have watched DOOL, on and off, since the begining. I’m glad that the writers have changed, not too soon. They need new storylines, same ones over and over. Don’t want it cancelled.

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    kathy replied

    Guys one thing you have to remember. All this stuff makes a soap opera. It’s a soap opera when a 54 year old woman and 22 year old man get it on. It did suffer a big loss with sami and Ej gone. Maybe show could have offered more money to keep them there? Maybe they did. I’ll tell you one thing that is awful. The ladys voice singing In the background, “Whoooooo Ahhhhhhh”. I feel like I’m watching a Halloween movie!!!! Well, maybe I am!! Ha!

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    Jeremy replied

    I always thought it was Kassie’s voice?

    kathy replied

    But, I don’t want it cancelled!!!

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    Karen replied

    I used to watch Days but I haven’t watched since Sami and Kristen left the canvas they where the only two worth watching. I don’t find any of their stories interesting. I’m more of a gh fan now especially since billy miller is playing jason. I wish them the best but I won’t be watching in this day and age there are to many other options to stick around for dull days.

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    Miguel replied

    I used to Love Dool…the days of Julie and Doug,Marlena’s double,.the Horton’s offsprings,the first DiMera’s and the new Brady family. Like all soaps, time has watered down the true dramas of Salem. Kristen is such a powerful character with so many ties, that when she departs,the show wavers. The writers should learn from that…make a beloved character that is already on canvas a super villain. Nicole,Kate or even Kayla. All these New characters are a slap in the face for old viewers. All New characters take time to marinate And a veterans descent indo darkness is good TV. I understand the actors that portrayed the original characters don’t come back for unseen reasons: utilize the great gifts that these veterans have, instead of recasting And losing devoted viewers. Use the New characters to bring forth the drama. The word will get round And the ratings will return. Look At GH’s Nicolas Cassadine storyline and how that effects everyone on the canvas….

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  2. robert says:

    DAYS is awful and boring. I can’t watch that nonsense. I think DAYS may not get another renewal. Y&R looks strong with being number 1 in every ratings category. Y&R is in the best shape ratings wise. It will be interesting to see Y&R’s numbers next week after the huge disaster event this week.

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  3. Sheila says:

    I do watch DOOL and since the pathetically written exit of Sami and EJ we are lucky to have two or three above par episodes a month. I have been watching, with the exception of the ridiculous possession storyline, since 1965. This show is in deep trouble, fans are very unhappy and I’m not sure it can be fixed. This 6 month ahead taping is the biggest problem of all. Nobody seems to remember what season fans will be watching. No Thanksgiving ep, very minimal Christmas and no Valentines ep. Sad beyond words.

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    22Jeanie replied

    You said it – sad beyond words! The writing is pathetic since Sami and EJ left – it’s like they think no-one else is worthy of a decent storyline and when are they going to give Nicole a major story with a happy ending for once but I so hope it’s not with Daniel but Eric PLEASE!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Does it ever rain or snow in Salem…but its the lack of good storylines that concerns me…the Jordan Secret was a snooze and the writers are doing that again with Serena(M.A. shouldve been Sarah Horton)…Will/Sonny/Paul have the best storyline…the others are a snooze…and when you snooze you loose viewers…Days needs to wake up or it wont go past its 50th celebration!!!

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    Jeremy replied

    I’m quite concerned with Days latest ratings, supposedly, the renewal for Days extends to September 2016. Major shake-ups a needed. Perhaps, Days was told to shape up or ship out, and alas we have a new heading writing team coming in. Days needs to up-date itself, starting with stopping this 5 to 6 months tape ahead nonsense. It’s not effective. They need to change that first and foremost, and work social media, too. GH, on a whole is great with social media. If Days wants to ever consider seeing 55 years, they need to get cracking or leave the party at 50. I don’t want them to leave. Days needs to pay attention, to these ratings, to the fans… I hope they are listening.

    Mary SF replied

    It snowed on poor Clyde when he got shot– but everywhere else in town, not a single flake-LOL

  4. kB says:

    I have been a DOOL fan for 30+ years and I have to say that in the past year a few of their story lines have been horrible and therefore I rarely watch anymore. It is getting disgusting to watch ! The Eve and JJ story line are absolutely disgusting. These writers are terrible, DOOL IS BETTER THAN WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON, truly a shame.

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    Judy replied

    I agree the JJ and Eve story line is disgusting beyond words. There is never any excitement like in the days of Bo and Hope, Patch and Kayla, The whole Stefano thing, or Salem Stalker, ect. No guessing anymore”Who did it, or who is it???”
    No creativity, the whole Adien story line is copied from Gone Girl. Change it up please or hire me to write!

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    CeeCee replied

    Right on, Judy. …goes beyond disgusting. The writers should be ashamed of themselves. It isn’t even an interesting storyline…nor is it steamy. You know what I mean? Nothing about it compels me to watch with bated breath. The sex between this over-the-hill woman (Kassies is 54) and the overgrown teen (Casey is 22) are the most passive , ho-hum, unimaginative scenes ever. Whatever the attraction ? It is not connecting with the audience, in my opinion. I find JJ/Casey dull, and I’m not that much older than he. Furthermore, what can a woman that age get from an inexperienced boy? It must be ego, that intangible desire to be forever young…..or, she has some hidden angst with her daughter….one never knows.
    I cringe when I see these two going at it……make it all a dream, please!!!!
    If this revolting affair is meant to add spice to this otherwise going downhill soap, it is definitely not working for me.
    I agree with you about Aidan also. What the____? No one is interested in his dead wife or how she died. Thus, unless the writing is improved, DAYS will pay the piper, big time.

    Jeremy replied

    Hey, just have to chime in here, too, CeeCee. I don’t have issues with the age difference at all, between JJ & Eve, for me it’s about connection, and attraction, I’m ok with older/younger couplings, it works the same for me in my life. yes, to each their own. I did like Paige with JJ, and as far as I’m concerned, this thing, this connection, love/hate physical attraction between JJ & Eve will simmer down. Look at Ava and Morgan on GH, I loved them together, but the writers (in general on soaps), tend to like to do this older woman/younger man thing and, then abandon story. They don’t seem to commit to this type of possibility of love/romance. Loads of people out in our world prefer and actually are into finding love, romance, sex hook-ups, regardless of big age gaps. For some, age is a non-issue. Yes, over at Days, the writing is all over the place. I’m not saying either, I would want to see a real romance between JJ & Eve, but I do believe there are many valid reasons that these two characters are pulled to one another. There’s such a rich history involving Jack and Jennifer, and Eve’s and JJ’s backstories.
    As for Ava and Morgan on GH, I would love to see them reunite on and really give it a go. I was rooting for them. Still am.

  5. allicsirp says:

    we are sick of some of the story lines ESPN JJ and Eve. Yuck

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    allicsirp replied

    Especially not espn

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  6. Juanita G says:

    All of the soaps had a horrible week. This is in the middle of February sweeps and how sad for the entire genre. This is not good at all for all the soaps. Bad week across the board.

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  7. Joe says:

    Numbers = a big deal. Tell that to AMC and OLTL, along with many other dead soaps.

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    su0000 replied

    The numbers made no difference to the fans of AMC and OLTL..
    They loved their soap and would watch loyalty everyday even if they were the only ones watching..
    numbers = no big deal .. to the fans ..

    It was not by the numbers alone that killed them, ABC could not support 3 soaps.
    3 soaps on ABC daytime tv during this era would be crazy financially/not doable ..

    I love GH .. and I could care less how many watch as long as I can watch it then all is well and happy for me..
    The 4 soaps are all on borrowed time.. :(

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    Rebecca1 replied

    The numbers do matter…without them they garner little advertising which is why they no longer become affordable. Large numbers, especailly in the age group/ demographics the advertisers covet, mean big profit to the network. It’s ALL about the numbers in terms of whether ANY show survives.

    harry replied

    Well, the numbers don’t matter in Mars, anyway.

    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    ABC could have, and would have, gladly supported three soaps and more—if their ratings numbers supported it (i.e., if they had sufficient ratings to recoup their production costs and turn a profit).

    The point is, AMC and OLTL didn’t have those kinds of ratings–or at least ABC didn’t think they did.

    So the numbers do matter, and yes, they really are the only thing that does—to the network.

  8. Mike says:

    I really like most of the characters on Days, but the ONLY two stories that I’m enjoying are the Paul/Sonny/Will triangle and the developing Justin/Adrienne/Lucas story. I’m kind of paying attention to the JJ/Eve story because JJ is hot, but the story is dark and seedy, and not in a that you want to watch. And all the other stories are dullsville right now. They’ve got the characters to make interesting stories but they wasting all of them.

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    LeeAnn replied

    I am only watching for the Sonny/Will/Paul story along with Justn/Lucas/Adrienne.

    I want Sonny and Will to work it out and Paul to find someone too.

    Loving to watch the L/A/J wondering where exactly it will go.

    Hope this show lasts.

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    CeeCee replied

    That’s what is what is compelling me to watch, also, LeeAnn. If Sonny and Will can work it out, then it cannot be Guy….he is terrible. But, Sonny and Paul have such a story to tell. I want more. I want to delve into their past relationship and explore the ifs and whys.

    Jeremy replied

    @ LeeAnn, I too, would like to see Sonny and Will work it out, too.
    They need couples counseling, and obviously not from grandma Marlena. They need to work on their communication as a married couple. In the meantime, I believe Sonny won’t ever hook up with Paul while being married to Will, regardless of how shit is now hitting the fan. Sonny is committed to his vows. So, I do hope in time Sonny and Will will find their way back to one another.

    LeeAnn replied

    @Jeremy I agree with you.

    Judy replied

    Do something with Anne, she’s hilarious. But PLEASE dress her in something other than a wrap dress!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I love Anne and her wrap dresses :)

    CeeCee replied

    Anne cracks me up. I can’t help but like her….Anne and Theresa make the show come to life, if that’s even possible. They should take over every scene…LOL.
    Marlena’s profession has always struck me as a joke, considering her screwed-up family life.

    damien replied

    ageed!
    those are the only storylines i watch for as well!!
    eric and rafe are too hot to be wasted in nonsense they re being given! although i enjoy the night club set for rafe, eric and serena and some stupid elephant??!!! thats complete crap! the other storylines drag with no purpose.
    days needs to cut some characters and use that money for some shiny new sets its beyond sad and stale! theres no snow in any of the park scenes!!!

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  9. Merci says:

    havent watch days since Sami and EJ left and the stories are getting boring

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  10. Morgan says:

    DOOL is in trouble, it better improve or the soap will be cancelled next year.

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    Patrick replied

    in my heart of hearts…. a part of me has already succumbed to TPTB… after 50 ? I’m holding fast to the ideal….

    that daytime serials will always be the cornerstone of what daytime IS

    that NBC would NEVER DARE cancel it’s one viable commodity that the daytime audience still wants over any thing they have or will try to hoist an an unforgiving audience if DAYS is let go

    DAMn

    I remain steadfast that TPTB build around Days of OUR Lives

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  11. Linda Whitt says:

    I have watched Days from the beginning. How can we, as fans, make a difference so the powers that be will understand the vast numbers of loyal fans Days has?

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Watch DAYS live or same day to count by the ratings system.

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    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    But that’s a double-edged sword, because yes, it helps ensure survival, but on the other hand, if you’re still watching when their putting out dreck, then you’re going to continue to get dreck to watch.

    So a better way of phrasing the question might be: How can fans ensure the show stays on the air but still successfully communicate their unhappiness with the show’s direction to the powers that be? And that’s been a big question for a long time, and not just with this show, and I don’t think anybody has an answer for it, unfortunately.

  12. Stephanie says:

    I know the ratings aren’t contingent on any one fan base, but I know, as a John and Marlena fan, I have been very frustrated about, not only their lack of airtime, and not having their own major story, but also that SO many of their moments (like their ‘reunion’) happened off screen……And I know this is true for others fan bases as well…..We watch the shows TO SEE stories unfold, not hear about them offhandedly by other characters!

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  13. No1_ILoveLucyFan says:

    The “new” writing team at Days has their work cut out for them, no doubt.

    1. STOP taping for 4 months & assess the situation. When you resume taping, have no more than a 4-7 week lead time from tape to air so that if something is resonating with viewers, it can be incorporated more & if something is making them tune out, it can be scrapped.

    2. Get RID of some of the new & new’ish characters that aren’t working. Serena, Eve, Paige, Ben, Clyde, Anne (or make her not so snipey & explain that she hates the Hortons because Bill had an affair with her mom & broke up her family (but she’s not a Horton)), Maxine (or pair her with Abe!!!) and Theresa LEAP to mind. Some long-term characters can be written out as well & their deaths could be utilized for some dramatic impact (which Days SORELY needs) – Roman and Maggie are prime candidates for this, IMO.

    3. Set up John and Marlena as the happily married couple – much like Tom and Alice were back in the day – and KEEP them together in Salem. NO MORE sending John to Europe or Chicago. Enough is enough with that already.

    4. Get back to character-driven storytelling, drama, intrigue and romance. Enough with the bed-hopping and bringing on character after character because the writers would rather see who THEY want instead of writing for who VIEWERS want.

    Also, the show needs some structure – give us a hospital board & meetings once a month-ish with Kayla (chief of staff), Marlena (head of psychology), Daniel (chief surgeon), Maxine (head nurse), Anne (human resources), and Victor, Kate & John as financial contributors.

    The cop-shop/city structure: Abe (Mayor), Roman (or Hope) (Commissioner), John (Chief), Rafe (informant who doesn’t carry a badge, but knows all the rules of the police as well as the streets), and a few recurring officers that can be utilized and/or killed off as storyline dictates.

    A newspaper/TV station: Philip (Owner), Kate (Chief of Finance…or some such title), Jennifer (Editor), Nicole (free-lance reporter), Eric (photographer), Abby (field reporter). Nicole & Eric tail Rafe around to get a story. John (as chief) butts heads with Philip about how a case is being handled & reported). Jennifer (as editor) gets into it on occasion with Roman/Hope on how a case is going.

    New nurses can be brought on with Maxine saying at a board meeting that Nurse DoGood has been hired in the pediatric section, a reporter can be cast… There is a LOT MORE that can be done to bring newbies on in a way that makes sense other than shoving an empty coffee cup in their hand & pushing them into the Square as the director yells “Action!!” which is what it seems – to me anyway – they’ve been doing.

    Plus, this would provide a better avenue to tell storylines based on the characters rather than changing characters personalities to drive the storyline. If a new character works, find a way to keep them. If not, they buy the farm in a crime that is solved by Salem’s Finest.

    Days – literally – has a golden opportunity with the 50th Anniversary approaching, they need to check their ego’s at the door and bring back some sorely missed characters — Bo,Jack, Steve, Philip, Belle, Shawn D, Claire, Vivian, Ivan, Gene, Don Craig, Craig & Nancy, Calliope, Bill…etc – leap to mind here as well. And not just for a “Hey, hello!” scene – bring some of them back for a few weeks & others back for extended umbrella-storylines that have lasting impact with the show.

    Days & TPTB at NBC and Sony need to really look at social media – not just the Days facebook page, but at twitter as well as some message boards and see what & who viewers want and take it from there with a notion of where to go for the future. Crossovers for Days actors/actresses to some NBC primetime shows wouldn’t hurt either.

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    Patrick replied

    WOW

    beautiful, beautiful, blue print and canvas for promenade of this great show of shows

    for all the loyal fans of… I don’t feel an angst .. that the show is in dire straits

    1. I LOVE your idea that John and Marlena are the top tier couple : ala Tom and Alice… easily followed by how lovely and loved Victor and Maggie

    2. your point #2… I’d get rid of Paige, Ben, Clyde, Jordan, Daniel, and I’d love it if the show needed some history to catapult upheaval and heart sick… let Jennifer Horton be the one to die… this would mature and enliven JJ and Abs

    3. your point #1…. couldn’t AGREE MORE… DAYS / NBC / SONY please stop filming for 4 months and let the DAYS production team…. work out all the kinks with the NEW writing TEAM… and stem birth, grow and venture onward and upward

    4.. YOU’re the BEST love the structure and just current liveliness about having the hosp / police station / and a new TV station concurrent and these three entities intermixing intertwining and gelling… for all of Salem… hence all the drama ensues with believe

    5. past characters return… i’d love for the Donovan family to return.. and give us a supercouple, superfamily, and the best family to return full time…

    why not feature 4-6 month arcs like they planned so long ago… ala current events and news… to cull from

    your last paragraph… when this site reads like alot would just network watch… DAYS ! bring back characters from “Another World” “Santa Barbara” … and cull from OLTL.. those fans are LOL rabid… and it’s catching

    @No1… thanks for sharing… I didn’t like the marquee on this thread… so your post along with plenty… help assuage the liveliness

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    rosiebeeme replied

    No1_ILoveLucyFan you hit the nail on the head. I AGREE with everything you wrote!!
    FIX DAYS for the fans!!!!

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    22Jeanie replied

    They should SOooo employ you to assist with script writing – some really GREAT ideas there!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Ive written my version of Days below and why Anne really hates the Hortons…if we combined yours and my ideas Days could be great again…wish tptb would read these message boards!!!

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    bettyrj replied

    Great ideas! You should be head writer for Days to save it from cancellation. I still watch, not out of love since the EJami fiasco and destruction of one of their most beloved couples, but out of habit. That is my escape from reality for one hour every afternoon but not the way it written now! The JJ/Eve storyline is disgusting to say the least! Best of luck to them with their new writing team but from the past, Dena Higley didn’t do them any good either. I hope for all of Days people involved in their production that the disastrous ratings are not a forboding of what will come when their time for renewal comes up!

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    Taeylor replied

    I totally agree. They should take the lead from GH and bring back VETS. GH is a lot more fast paced; however, I think they are only about 4 weeks to a month ahead of taping. GH is perfect but the new team is doing something right. We are going into our 52 year in April. I stuck with it through some difficult times during the ’00′s. I used to watch DAYS during the possession, got hooked on it plus I like Supernatural. Then I revised it online with the WLSON story and I was BLOWN AWAY. The writing was superb and just riveting and well thought out. Since severa POWERHOUSE players are gone, get rid some of the younger set and then use your budget to bring in VETS and give them storyline. REMEMBER your history. GH remembered a AUNT RUBY on an episode to the day the character passed, and it was so touching. HISTORY is the key. VETS are the key. And the younger set that is working out on the show mixed in is the KEY! Just my opinion. I have no desire for any soap to go off. They are Americana and I even thought I didn’t watch the others that were cancelled it BROKE my HEART. Soaps can tell so much story. They have the chance to flesh out stuff more than any medium. I even read the book that was put out by the producer and I loved it. I love anything to do with soaps. I don’t watch Y&R but I read Bill Bell’s book. GH started a gay storyline in 2007 and the old producers (UGH) dropped it. I am so thankful that it was brought back and it’s a legacy character no less. I want to see Days go past 50. However, Ken Corday recently said, “We will be the last soap standing,” and I thought that was very reckless of him. And it didn’t seem to me like confiience. It sounded like arrogance! It just rubbed me wrong. You are only good as your last episode! Please do something writers because this person doesn’t want anymore soaps to disappear. My granny loved Y&R. I know everyone on it however, I don’t watch it but I don’t want it cancelled! I hope they get it together :/

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  14. barbara says:

    Too much focus on gay story line. Let’s have more Rafe, Melanie, Victor.

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    Benigno replied

    I think the gay storyline is the show’s saving grace at the moment. Most of if not all the other stories haven’t been exciting for the past couple of months.

    The last thing we need is too much Rafe 5 times a week.

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    Jean replied

    I totally agree. We need more romance between Marlena and John. I would like to see Abe and Maxine together too. Kate and Clyde is just so ridiculous as well.

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    Jeremy replied

    @ Jean – What is so ridiculous with Kate and Clyde? I actually find this coupling to be working very effectively, two sharks, two powerful players, who have undeniable chemistry. And, it’s about time Kate got some loving, too.

    CeeCee replied

    If I have to look at John’s eye and that thing he does with it, another day, I’ll just shoot myself. Marlena? That placid, pasted smile on her nipped and tucked face drives me to distraction.
    I love Kate…she is sexy…all woman. I do not like Clyde at all, but, he and Kate make it happen. I agree with Jeremy. This couple generates more sparks than the younger couples, and that’s a fact. JMO

    maddiehayes replied

    ITA, I am not interested in watching the gay story at all! But DAYS has insisted on putting all its efforts into it, and not putting any effort into any heterosexual romance. All they do is put people in bed together with no attempt at romantic buildup.

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    Dmitri replied

    We don’t need more Melanie! She’s on almost everyday and acts like an oversized toddler!

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  15. Les says:

    I haven’t watch DOOL in years but I just started watching 2 weeks ago because of Sonny/Will/Paul story can’t get enough of it. ❤️

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    Jeremy replied

    The Sonny/Will/Paul story is hot hot hot! Loving it. I guess, Derrick is hot, too! :)

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    Taeylor replied

    The triangle storyline has brought me back. However, I cannot bare to watch the whole show so I just Youtube. I have watched GH for 23 years since I was 13. I am now 37. I am glad GH is doing the gay storyline they started years ago and then GUZA abruptly killed. I loved Chandler and I quit watching online after he left. I tried to like Guy; however, I think this storyline has injected life into Guy as an actor and I am giving it a shot again.

    CeeCee replied

    Hey, Jeremy,
    I suppose my wording gave the wrong impression. Allow me to clarify. It is not the age difference that bothers me so much as the behavior and meaning behind this illicit affair. I do not see them showing any attraction. The sex is very boring. I repeat, what do they see in each other excerpt some hidden angry motivation of some kind? It certainly isn’t love.
    Also, any woman that age who gets ‘down’ with a kid more than half her age lacks morals. Oh, yes, I get that morality is a foreign word in today’s vocabulary, but…as you say; to each his/her own. I am too old for my age, I guess, but not a prude…never that. This couple just turns me off. Personally, I find Eve pathetic. I have said this before…Kassie is a fantastic actress, and, for her to demean herself in this role is so, so, sad….anything goes in order to chase the elusive fountain of youth.
    Ava and Morgan had that Je ne sais quoi, turn-me-on- quality that really made me want to watch. They did connect in bed, there was passion and love; thus, comparing them to Eve and JJ is like apples and oranges. When Ava and Morgan went at it, I saw steam actually come out of my set, Jeremy…LOL.

    Jeremy replied

    @ Taeylor – I’m exactly your age, too. Though, I can’t recall the exact young age I began watching all three of my soaps, Another World, Days, GH. Glad to hear you will give Days a shot once again, it’s well worth it, at least the storyline with Sonny/Will/Paul is just that good. I find there’s more commitment from DAYS in focusing on three lead characters, who happen to be gay.

    CeeCee replied

    Derrick is gorgeous!

    4ever DAYS replied

    Great, Les! I hope you tell all your family and friends, coworkers and neighbors about DAYS!

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    Dmitri replied

    I agree, Derrick is very hot!

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  16. Tina says:

    Days have shifted away from the super couple format and that’s a shame
    They can’t even keep John and Marlana together it’s
    Like nobody can ever be happy for more than 5
    Minutes in Salem, I love days but I have just lost interest
    The story lines just don’t hold my interest
    I sure hope the new writers can bring it back to what
    It used to be …
    I MISS DAYS OF OUR LIVES !!!!

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    maddiehayes replied

    That is what I miss the most, the wonderful couples. :(

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  17. Josh says:

    What’s weird is I have given all the soaps a shot since summer. #DAYS I still love but it’s clear nbc has cut its budget beyond belief. I have never met anyone who watches Y&R which is crazy considering I’ve lived in three states in 32 years of my life. So I’m mystified where Y&R has these Nielsen families hidden. I’ve watched it and it puts me to sleep daily. The sets and acting are nice, but the stories are meh and their music is for the elderly. B&B seems to recycle it’s love triangle storyline ad nauseam with amazing sets. also a weird thing is that Facebook has about the same number of followers for all soaps. Days and Y&R each have 1.3 million lol. I think it’s a scam.

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    Tom84 replied

    Totally agree!! I have tried and I just can’t get into Y&R. B&B I keep up to date with but its just the same characters and story lines over and over and nothing seems to change.

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  18. Debbie Do Wah says:

    Y&R had nearly as disastrous of a week as DAYS. The Sony soaps are on the highway to hell. Just dreadful and a shadow of themselves. Steve Kent should be shown the door, but I fear it’s too late. It’s only a matter of time before both of these shows are gone for good. DAYS will get the ax first, but Y&R will follow about 18 months to 2 years later. Sad, but self-inflicted.

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  19. Llanviewer717 says:

    I only started watching Days the week of Will and Sonny’s wedding. I have enjoyed what I’ve seen. After OLTL was taken off the air, I watched Y&R for 2 years and could never get used to it. I never bonded with the brooding characters or the snail pace format. I find Days much more alive and interesting. I’ve come to care about the characters and want to see what happens to them. My one criticism is the constant scenes in the park and/or the town square during the dead of winter. Can’t these people meet in their houses or offices?

    I understand crazy Kristen DiMera will eventually return. I can’t wait to see how that plays out.

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    Jeremy replied

    Yes, in the words of Susan Banks… “that Kristen DiMera is mean mean mean”… yes, she is coming back for a story arc very soon! :)
    Gosh, she’s been Kristen, Susan Banks, a Sister, and I think a man on Days of Our Lives, too, since the early 90s? She’s what REALLY keeps me hooked on Days. I’m glad to hear you began watching DAYS last year. That’s good that you’re now following Days, and Kassie and Melissa from your old show.

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  20. sonniorsolita says:

    I may be in the minority on this board, but I’m really enjoying the JJ-Eve story. It could be because I didn’t watch Days when Eve was previously on and it could be because I think Casey Moss has really developed into a fine young actor or I’ve been a longtime fan of Kassie DePaiva. But I think it’s fun to watch in a soapy way.

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    Patrick replied

    “thank You”

    let’s make no apologies

    these are two of the finest actors on DAYS

    bar none

    the quality they reel… is sensation… dynamic and their own feeling

    Kassie DePaiva portrait of Eve… is ON… I dont remember Charlotte Ross.. dang she’s sexy… KD’ pulls

    Casy Moss’ JJ : is thee Horton…. Jenn and Abs should be thanking their lucky stars

    it’s good distraction… if i’m to go along with fan distress.. but these two actors are making something of the script

    enigmatic stir

    seconds here

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  21. 4ever DAYS says:

    I must be an amnesiac smoking meth because I’ve been loving DAYS again for several weeks!

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    Patrick replied

    you said it perfectly : DAYS for the last month has been gelling and deserved prop

    I am on cloud 9

    if this is what the new head writing team… have to cull from… so be it

    it simply means, to me

    clean out the non-performers

    I love Paige… does sending her off to Stanford ease that… I so want her relationship with mother Eve to survive

    get rid of Ben, Jordan, Clyde, Daniel, and Jennifer Horton…. wouldn’t this not elevate JJ and Abs to grow up, mature, and further story for them to evolve

    soapboxing

    DAYS has been resurfacing

    disgruntle: recast Will

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    DaysFan replied

    I have been really enjoying Days over the last couple of months. I am actually back to cutting out the time in my day to watch it when it airs which I hadn’t done in probably 6 – 9 months, at least.
    I love the cast (for the most part) and I am excited about the shake ups going on behind the scenes.
    I have faith in Days.

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  22. mary says:

    I think Jennifer & Rafe should be the next super couple since they both have the same values. JJ & Abigal should quit confiding in mommie so much and make their on way. Stephano should come back and bring with him Nichole’s baby that he took. I read a while back that this might be a storyline. The nurse that told Nichole her baby was stillborn worked for Stephno and he has her baby. Christian is supposedly carrying Brady’s baby that Teresa conceived is a little strange since Christian is almost as old as Marlena. Who carries a baby at 45 or 50 yrs. old.I have to admit its a grt storyline. I think EJ & Sammy should be recast if they are not coming back. Hope is beginning to look a little worn out and she’s believing Aden’s lies that chase killed his wife. Stop all the sex and let’s have some real acting like Sammy, Christian and Nichole do. they are grt actors.

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    Patrick replied

    ie: Kristian Alfonso is SO solid and GOOD in the romance department… geez! i’m taken with her in this mode… hence.the supercouple mode of Hope and Bo

    she has it with Daniel Cosgrove’ Aiden

    I was a little taken aback with her histrionic at the cabin… Daniel Cosgrove supplanted her…

    which is a given… but… now that the truth is revealed… Hope and Aiden will be back on track and she can support DC’ acting choices … it’s better for her in this mode

    give her more scenes with mother in law Caroline and that sassy spunk Ciera… heck throw in Kayla for good measure

    I adore the new pairing of Aiden and Hope

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  23. margaret says:

    This is only in the US
    What about world wide etc etc
    I am from Canada. I am not at home when it is on but I PVR it and watches it ASAP
    Also if PVR don’t record or special news broadcast interrupts it
    I got to youtube!!

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    Tom84 replied

    Same Margaret! I am in Australia and the only US free to air soap is B&B. I catch up on Days and GH via YouTube when I am getting ready for work in the mornings and while in the train. So many people watch tv when it suits there lifestyle nowadays which isn’t necessarily when the show is broadcast. I’d rather use the NBC app but it doesn’t seem to work over here. Days is only available on paytv and I have a hard time justifying that cost so that I can watch just one to show.

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    Vivian replied

    When it’s PVR’d or DVR’d or even watched on YouTube, it doesn’t count on ratings

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  24. Pam says:

    I have watched DOOL for years. I am 60 years old. I must say, it is getting worse with each episode. Get rid of the JJ/Eve bull. I love the Sonny/Will/Paul story line and love the Aiden/Hope line. Do something with Rafe instead of nothing. All the older cast are gone and new are coming in, great, just do something with them instead of disgust!!

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  25. Gina says:

    Days should bring back Rex, Cassie, Peter, and Nicholas. I would like to see Andrew.

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  26. cooks7570 says:

    I agree about the gay storyline. I hate the Eve and JJ storyline too. I just find Days boring.

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    maddiehayes replied

    same here

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  27. Michael says:

    I LOVE Days and I have rarely missed an episode all these years. However, ,I am worried. The writing and storylines have been Terrible for a very long time. Give Marlena a real story. Write stories with a dramatic structure that keeps the audience wondering what will happen next. (Ask Ron and Frank from GH for some help- They are the only current soap team that seems to intrinsically understand the inherent demands of soap entertainment.). Bring back core characters. And for the love of Mike bring back Chandler Massey as Will. Pay him Anything! And please get rid of FakeWill. How can they not see that FakeWilll is a really terrible actor. He stinks. I’m gay and and I cannot stand their storyline. Gay guys just don’t interact the way Sonny and FakeWill do. And to top it off FakeWill is just a LOUSEY actor. I’m sorry to be so harsh, but he really really stinks.

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    Jeremy replied

    hey Michael, I agree with half of what you said. Marlena needs a big storyline, something that will involve keeping John around. He’s always popping to Chicago, or Europe or wherever. Something major needs to happen to Marlena to keep John grounded. Yeah, I’m surprised Days hasn’t taken note of the operations over at GH.

    As for your opinions about Will, Chandler and Guy, I hear what you’re saying, and as a gay man myself, too, I don’t feel the same as you do.
    What do you mean, “gay guys just don’t interact the way Sonny and FakeWill do?” Also, Guy Wilson is not fakeWill, he’s a recast Will. Perhaps, you’re saying that you think his acting is fake? All I can offer is accept what is, it seems doubtful that Chandler would ever return to Days, besides Guy is around to stay until when/if he chooses to leave. Days isn’t letting Guy go.
    Oh, yes, Days definitely needs to bring back core characters. Who’d you like to see return? I think it would awesome to have Carrie return, minus Austin. I’d definitely be into Billie returning, too.
    Anyways, I value your opinions, just wanted to respond to it. All good.

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    Michael replied

    Hey Jeremy- I guessI’m a bit of a jaded New Yorker. I just donn’t think it’s realistic that Sonny would sob like a baby when he found out about Will. I mean they are both in their very early 20s and Wkll has never been with any other guy. Sonny is pretty experienced. I’d prefer that Sonny get pissed off- not crying and sobbing. Anyway- I just think that Guy is a pretty inferior actor.

    I wouod LOVE for Carrie to come back- they didn’t use her very well during her last visit. I agree- no Austin this time. I wish they’d bring back Krista Allen’s Billie. She was my fave. I like Lisa Rinna- but each of her returns have been disappointing. My old time fave return would be Michael T -Weiss as Mike Hortion- he was HOT- and Lisa Howard as April. But that will never happen. And we’re stuck with FakeWill’s bad acting. LOL

    Jeremy replied

    @ Michael – I too, would love Krista Allen to come back as Billie Reed, I liked her a lot. Of course, I loved Lisa Rinna when she originated the role, and I agree, with you!…. her latest returns have been disappointing.
    I’d even be down with a recast Billie, but I have a feeling, one of the former Bille’s, most likely Lisa Rinna will return for the 50th anniversary week. So wait… who was April?

    Patrick replied

    100% agree that Guy Wilson should be recast

    thankfully… Freddie Smith and Christopher Sean are carrying… and that’s where all the emotion seems to be focused any way

    character sentiment… he will dove tail it and jettison off to LA and tail between languish

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    Taeylor replied

    I wish you one could friend people from this place. I would love to have some fellow gay friends who like soaps! :)

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    Michael replied

    Me 2! Let’s start a club- Gays 4 Days -:)

    Jeremy replied

    @ Taeylor & Michael, definitely! Gays 4 Days, it is!

    CeeCee replied

    Why would you want to do that? I feel left out…LOL. Can I join your club? I’m not gay, but I’m lots of fun !!!

    Jack Turner replied

    I agree there should be a facebook page or something centering on gays 4 days – and I agree with others that it’s not THAT realistic that Sonny would fall to pieces because Will “slipped up” or however you want to phrase it.
    If I can just go off topic here for a moment, one of the problems with DAYS is that good grief it is tooooo drawwnnn out – PLEASE they need to pick up the pace a bit!

  28. Tim says:

    Yeah, am a bit worried about Days as to whether or not they will be around after 2016. I’m not a fan with some of the goofy storylines that they have been doing lately. I have been originally been watching Days since the mid 1970′s- the late 80′s. And, sadly took a long break from it but, started watching it again in 2012 when they introduced the first gay storyline(Thanks Days).

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    Jeremy replied

    Yeah, I’m definitely proud for Days for stepping up and committing to gay storyline, years ago and delivering characters to care about, right now the Sonny/Will/Paul is the biggest storyline right now. The show, is great in evolving these guys in the good and bad choices these characters make. We are watching. Maybe, we are really watching because of this storyline. It’s the only one on Days really holding my attention. I’m worried too, about the longevity of the show, hopefully Days is being put on notice by NBC. Shape up or exit stage right.

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    Patrick replied

    “…hopefully Days is being put on notice by NBC ”

    i’m hoping this as well… that TPTB are giving notice that it’s shared ideal

  29. Kathleen says:

    I know a few people who have stopped watching because they spend way to time on the gay story line. It is almost as if it has become the Will and Sonny show.

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    Vivian replied

    i know a lot of people are real unhappy with the gay storyline. My daughter is a lesbian and quit watching it because she was embarrassed

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    CeeCee replied

    Why would you say something like that, Vivian? Your daughter is embarrassed for being a lesbian? In this day and age? I don’t understand. I am straight, but I feel that your daughter should be proud , not hide her sexual preference.
    Homosexuality is not a disease, nor an inconvenience, albeit I get that society is chock full of bigots and just plain mean people who are completely inconsiderate. Your daughter should live a full, happy life without shame.
    Being gay or straight is not a choice. It is what it is. I, for one, accept the inner person for what and who he/she is and not his/her sexual preference. It matters not to me.

    Anyway, I welcome gay storylines…and, I root for Sonny and Paul. I would rather concentrate on this storyline than watching idiotic Eric play footsies with Serena, or Eve and JJ. What a disappointment. These women came from one of my favorite soaps. I USED to love them. They are in roles so below their standards, it is sickening.

    maddiehayes replied

    agreed, I could always FF the gay story, but there’s NOTHING else! Haven’t watched DAYS in months.

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    Vivian replied

    She’s not embarassed about being gay. She was embarassed to watch Sonny and Will kissing or in bed. (She doesn’t like PDA in any sort but felt more embarassed when it was Sonny & Will. I hope that clears that up and I don’t get more unsolicited e-mails regarding this subject.

  30. Gmbenet says:

    Whenever there is a concentration on the gay storyline, Days’ ratings drop. This year the show did a heavy concentration on Sonny, Will and Paul. So the ratings plunge is no surprise.

    The Serena-Eric-Nicole story started out good. But it started to tank with the cat fight between Serena and Nicole at the opening of Victor’s new club. The relationship between Serena and Nicole had already been well established. The cat fight was overkill. There had previously been a cat fight between Theresa and Melanie. It felt like the writers said, “Let’s throw another cat fight in here for good measure. The audience loves a good cat fight!” That is insulting to say the least.

    The Hope-Aiden story was a bore. Why bring in a new love interest for Hope then make him out to be a murderer? If he is, the character is off the show. Then you are back to square one. We know Daniel Cosgrove was hired because Peter Reckell left and is probably not coming back. (Although with the 50th Anniversary coming up, be prepared for anything!) So it doesn’t make sense for his character, Aiden, to be a murderer. That story just got boring. However didn’t see the killer being Chase. That was a good save but too little too late for the ratings.

    I have long thought that soap opera writers are very subject to burnout. I believe they do well for a while with story but sooner or later run out of gas and need a break. Has any soap opera considered rotating head writers within the staff? Instead of firing a head writer, relieve that person of duty as head writer, but keep that person on staff in a different writing capacity. Then there may be more character consistency.

    Speaking of character inconsistency, the recasting of Chad was a debacle. First of all the actor is too short! That is not the actor’s fault. It just means he should not have been hired for that role for that reason alone. If Days liked the actor’s work, fine. Cast him in a different role but not as Chad. That made no sense and was also insulting to the audience members who were very familiar with the character of Chad.

    Sometimes viewers take a break from watching their favorite soap opera if they become frustrated by what the show is putting out. Days should listen to the fans sometimes. The gay storyline should never have been brought to the show. Fans objected – loudly! Days didn’t listen. Maybe they will listen now!

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    Mike replied

    The story with Will/Sonny/Paul is the ONLY story getting good reviews out there in the media. And that is with the story starting with poorly executed motivation and a number of people not enjoying one of the leads interpretation of the character. But one story cannot carry a show and most people agree that nothing else is working.

    I just don’t like the implication that somehow gay = no ratings when the only positive buzz you hear about Days these days is BECAUSE of the gay storyline. NOTHING else on the show is generating any heat or discussion (except for the impending return of Kristen – that is being talked about in anticipation).

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    Gmbenet replied

    If ratings were determined my media reviews I am sure Days would be ratings hit ten times over! Yet, in spite of positive media reviews about their gay storyline, not to mention the number of GLAAD awards and similar honors the show has received, the rating tell a different story. Why? Because the ratings are NOT determined by media reviews or the well wishes of the gay and lesbian community. Ratings are determined by members of the viewing audience – some of whom are gay I am sure. The ratings are speaking and saying the gay storyline is not popular with enough of the audience. This is happening in spite of what the media is pushing. The viewing audience does not always agree with the media.

    I remember the period before Chandler Massey was cast as Will Horton. There was much buzz about Chandler being hired for the purpose of playing a gay Will Horton. (I like Chandler. Glad he was hired. Glad he won three Enemy’s. Just wish it was for a straight Will Horton!) Many Days fans objected to Days introducing a gay storyline. The objections were loud, clear and numerous. Yet the show yielded to the wishes of the entertainment industry and introduced the gay storyline. No amount of reviews or awards from the gay community can cause the audience to accept what it objected to in the first place. That sentiment is what is being reflected in the ratings.

    The Days audience is being raped. Viewers who enjoy watching Days, but do not want to watch a gay storyline are being forced to either continue watching a show with material they object to or not watch at all. The ratings reflect that loud and clear.

    Maybe now Days will listen to the audience and drop the gay storyline. Too bad they used main characters to tell the story. But Days can survive without Will and Sonny. They can leave Salem and move to California and be with Sami and other former Days characters who were sent there.

    Mary SF replied

    I think you make some really valid points. Although not very political correct to say I’m sure a number of viewers have stopped watching due to the gay story line, but a lot people like it too, and are watching solely for that story, so I doubt that one story is the cause of this decline.

    I like what you said about Aiden, if he is a bad guy this will lead no where, if he was meant to replace Bo as Hope’s love, he should a be a dashing hero, mysterious yes, but not dangerous.

    And I think rotating Head Writer duties within a staff of writers would be a good idea. It would keep things fresh, yet there would be a group vision of where the story is going— too bad the sane ideas never seem to work in real life.

    I haven’t given up totally, but I do spend more time channel surfing than watching the show – but to be on the air for 50 years is quite the feat. No new show will ever match that, but perhaps, even a soap has to end some time and we are just seeing the beginning of the end.

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    Gmbenet replied

    I am sure there are persons who started watching Days solely for the gay storyline. I also don’t doubt that such persons are enjoying the Will-Sony saga. But the ratings speak for themselves. There is a pattern to the ratings. When the gay storyline is in the forefront, the ratings dip. That is the pattern. With the present story of Will-Sony-Paul being in the forefront, the ratings have dropped dramatically. That paints a very clear picture.

    As for being “politically correct”, I abhor the concept. When you examine the viewing habits of the Days audience using the ratings, the audience is not” politically correct ” either.

    4ever DAYS replied

    Mary, I’ll be with DAYS until the bitter end and I have nothing against gays, but I do know there could be many who do. I think if the show is rock solid with with several great storylines, the haters will watch for the other storylines, but the haters are more inclined to quit watching when the show has nothing much to offer other than a gay storyline…they would be more inclined to watch mediocrity as long as it didn’t contain what and who they’re against. It’s really a shame we’re having this discussion in 2015. I hope DAYS continues to strengthen all characters and storylines as a way to keep the haters who will hate less with time.

    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    What is your evidence that “whenever there is a concentration on the gay storyline, Days’ ratings drop”?

    I thought I paid fairly close attention to the ratings, but I don’t recall seeing any kind of clear pattern the way you’ve expressed here. I’d be interested to see you lay it out if the pattern really is that clear.

    What I do see (and the collective impression in the comments over the last few months seems to support it) is that despite plenty of notice, there seemed to be no real plan for putting in place compelling stories to tell when Sami and EJ (who had been front and center for years and had a great deal of screen time, love them or hate them) left, and the show seems to have lost its way as a result.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Had to reply here in regards to your reply to my comment “watch it live.”

    Viewers should do their best to watch every episode live or during the same day. If they’re not happy with the show, there are message boards like this to say “I’m watching but not liking.”

    Also, I think DAYS has a massive younger, hipper, audience that views the show in ways that doesn’t count…more viewers counted will bring a bigger budget which will help in some areas. Make your viewing count by watching live on TV or same day on DVR and hopefully all else will fall into place!

    maddiehayes replied

    take a look at the ratings for the gay wedding week last year. They weren’t good. The actual wedding day was the lowest for the week. And yet – Y&R, which competes with DAYS in my time zone, had its HIGHEST ratings on that day. That tells me that many fans with Nielsen boxes were trying to send a message.

    Taeylor replied

    The gay storyline on GH hasn’t hurt it’s ratings. Just sayin’

    maddiehayes replied

    What gay storyline on GH? It barely exists compared to what we see on DAYS on a daily basis.

    Gmbenet replied

    I don’t watch Y&R. I have nothing against the show, I just stopped watching the show long ago and am no longer familiar with the characters, much less the plot.

    Does Y&R have a gay storyline? Have they ever had a gay storyline? Has Y&R ever been pressured to have a gay storyline?

    Long before Days ever had a gay storyline, I knew of viewers who quit watching Days and switched to Y&R. Because there was no gay storyline, the switch had nothing to do with that. One lady told me she switched from Days to Y&R when Marlena was possessed by the devil. At the time she told me this more than a decade had passed since she quit watching Days, and she was still miffed!

    Storyline is still the driving force of soap operas! Either viewers like it or else they don’t!

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  31. lynn says:

    Have watched this show for years and this is the worst I have ever seen. Enough of Will, he is terrible. Hate the storyline. Melanie is pathetic as is Dr Dan. And Eric, omg, how stupid can one man be. Don’t these actors have any say in their stories?? And if Victor doesn’t kick Clyde’s ass I give up.

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    Patrick replied

    high 5 Lynn

    exit stage right

    Guy Wilson
    Melanie with Brady
    Daniel … when will he GO, AWAY

    I’m gobsmacked on what the writing team percieves…??? with Greg Vaughan ??? Eric is smolderingly HOT… why the hem and haw… ??? the priest thing rocked… the dalliance … sexy mode with Kristen… stratoshere… the Nicole with or without.. died

    Just feature him… SEXY

    NOW!!!

    or be gone

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    Dmitri replied

    “sexy mode” when Kristen raped him? How disturbing! How can rape ever be “sexy”?

  32. Linda Cissie Bowlin says:

    Please let me object to everyone referring to anyone as ‘hillbilly’ and worse. I am a Southerner and I object to being referred to with these comments. Please refrain.
    Maybe people from the South have turned DOOL off because of these caustic remarks.

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    Jeremy replied

    Thank you, Linda. I hear you, and hope others on this blog, and some characters on the show refrain, too. It’s so unnecessary.

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  33. Carolyn says:

    You’re right about the advance shooting schedule.

    The Serena/Eric story is as dull as could be, and the JJ/Eve/Paige story is irritating at best — a waste of good actors all around.

    The only saving grace lately is the Sonny/Will/Paul story and the Aiden/Hope story. Both well acted and interesting.

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  34. Michelle says:

    Ken Corday has ruined days of our lives. He has no idea what a good story is. He keeps firing and rehiring writers each one worse than the last just to recycle again. Then he goes and says screw you to the biggest fan base (EJ and Sami fans) with that goodbye story. In my opinion I wouldn’t hire any of those writers I would go on any of the soap opera websites and look for fan fiction writers to hire. They would do a much better job than any of the fired or rehired writers. I for one am enjoying the downfall and I hope Ken Corday gets exactly what he deserves, a cancellation! I’ll never be back! EVER!

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  35. Beth says:

    Days has one decent storyline (Paul/Sonny/Will) and the rest is a snoozefest. Sadly it’s been this way for awhile and will continue to be this way for a few more months. I cannot understand how shows say they want to honor history and be true to who their characters are, and then hire actors to play new characters with no history on the show, and we’re supposed to care. The answer is painfully obvious that we don’t. Serena and her elephant statue are becoming the biggest joke of a story in 2015, and it’s only February.

    But as others have said, the other three shows are not doing well, either, at a time when so many viewers are snowed in, staying in because of the bitter cold, or excited for Feb. Sweeps, and in past years, that’s been enough to raise ratings. Feb. Sweeps is supposed to focus on the creme of the crop for all four shows, and yet GH cannot or will not end the Fluke storyline in a way that makes sense, B&B thinks that Drunk Brooke is a ratings grabber while insulting viewers with a story where a woman can’t cope because she hasn’t got a man, and Y&R is overdosing on tragedies and characters who aren’t acting in character. It’s comical how EPs and actors pretend to be all excited for their stories and their shows, and then we watch and we’re bored or turned off. All of these shows know how to excite viewers and give us stories we want to see, so why don’t they? I don’t get it at all.

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  36. Sylvie says:

    The gap that the Sammy/EJ departure has created has yet to be filled. The ongoing stories are lasting much too long(Eve and JJ, really?) and are not causing much of a stir.Although Hope & Aiden’s story got a bit of excitement this week, it’s time we start seeing new story lines in this show.

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  37. Ronjonny says:

    I think i can save this show, i have so many wonderful ideas that would satisfy both old fans and new fans. Contact me writers.or how do i contact you!!

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  38. Katie says:

    Used to be good but the GAY storylines is making me reconsider watching. watched for 40 years but I don’t wanna SEE THIS. It is pushed down our throats everywhere. And since they have promoted this I have seen a change in the whole Soap Era. Keep following this direction and I am sure your ratings will go lower …. Everyday you shoot a scene of SEX, try real storylines Drama… tention is gone

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    Mike replied

    I don’t understand when people say “pushed down our throats”. The story involving gay men is ONE story on this show, among six or seven different stories going on. it gets no more, no less play than any one of the stories. While it did play heavily this past week (all five days) it was because it was building to a big reveal; the week before it was only on three of the days – and think back to four or five months this past year when Will and Sonny were basically background characters. That’s not pushing down anyone’s throat.

    Usually, when someone says a gay story or a gay anything is being pushed down their throats, they really mean they won’t tolerate seeing anything about it at all, no matter how little or how much.

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    Jack Turner replied

    Well stated – personally, I think the Serena and her stupid Elephant storyline is pushed down MY throat, but I could just FF through those scenes – I can understand, to a degree, older viewers who remember storylines of John got Mary pregnant but she doesn’t want him to know because yadda yadda yadda but today, they have to show stories that reflect current issues and gay characters are a part of the world too.

    Patrick replied

    yeah… thank you Mike… it’s simply ONE of six or seven stories running consecutively

    thee “flashback” scenes are whats “distressing”

    however

    they turn me ON

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    maddiehayes replied

    ITA, DAYS just keeps adding more and more gay propaganda and will not pay attention to the falling ratings. That’s how all the other soaps got cancelled. Y&R and B&B have no gay characters and are the top-rated soaps.

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    Mike replied

    Gay propaganda? So a story featuring gay characters is gay propaganda? I guess all the other stories are straight propaganda, yes? And if it happens to feature an Asian character, that would Asian propaganda?

    maddiehayes replied

    Mike, you know very well what I mean by “propaganda”. It’s telling the story in such a way as to brainwash people into supporting a particular point of view. DAYS’ POV is, as Justin said, “being gay is no different than having brown or blue eyes”. AND, as Victor said, “if you think there’s anything wrong with it, then you’re just ignorant!” They have not had one positive portrayal of a Christian who objects to gay marriage. Not ONE! Even the priest attended the gay wedding! DAYS simply does not care that at least half their audience does not agree with this! And never will!

    CeeCee replied

    The gay storylines don’t bother me. Am I the only straight woman who feels this way? Is it generational?
    I also do not believe such storylines bring ratings down. The writing does that.
    I do agree with you concerning love scenes, though. I am not particularly taken by either straight or gay sexual interludes. Meaty storylines should dominate a soap, not constant bare-chested men (albeit I love a toned male body as much as anyone) , prancing around or full-moon -silicone-cleavage. I am familiar with ever sinew and muscle on Brady’s chest…in comparison, I prefer my husband’s…LOL.

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  39. Daryl says:

    When I started watched 6 years ago, there was Drama cliff-hangers etc. You couldn’t wait to see what was next. NOW the drama is gone and all bedroom scenes and Gay interaction. Boring same old day in and day out

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  40. Denise says:

    too much about Will and Sonny .. bring back more love that is so wrong like stick one of the young guys with Jen … like shes so pure … just not Daniel hes so wimpy his character doesn’t suit him at all or on again off again with every girl hes with and he overthinks everything … its crap and all of a sudden Victor is getting wimpy too …. like really? thats the best you can come up with … and then Eric hes an idiot … Father what?! .. you need new writers and its just in time you are getting them

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    maddiehayes replied

    I am so disappointed in Eric I could cry. He was a priest!!! And yet he has no problem sleeping around with random women like Serena. I thought he loved Nicole. What character assassination!

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    4ever DAYS replied

    I think Eric does love Nicole very deeply. That’s why he was so hurt by her. He loves her so much that he hates her! Serena is a way to get over Nicole, but Nicole will uncover Serena’s dirty deeds and Eric will let his anger go, but will he be too late? Don’t worry because Dena knows how to write for Nicole!

    CeeCee replied

    I do not like Eric…he’s a hypocrite and holier-than-thou. However, in his defense, Serena is not a random bed partner. They were involved in Africa, before Eric became a priest, I believe. He is just stupid, that’s all. I cannot explain it any other way…he and Daniel are dumb and dumber.
    If he feels he has been hurt by Nicole? Then he should tread easy with each step he takes with any other woman…..whether he knows her or not. He is a grown man and then some….snap out of it, Eric—you too, Daniel.

  41. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Have Anne the daughter Annie of Susan Martin and Eric Peters…have Bill and Laura Horton return…Anne hates the Hortons because Bill had performed surgery on Anne’s father who later died…have Bill work at the hospital and he and Kayla have an affair…Laura, a little unbalance, believes Bill is seeing Kate again and threatens Kate…Abigail gets pregnant by Ben…Ben doesnt want children because he fears he will turn out like Clyde…Abigail looses the baby during an arguement with Ben and learns she cant have an more children…hysterical, Abigail shoots and kills Ben…Clyde vows revenge…David Banning, Julies son, now a lawyer, returns to Salem to defend Abigail…Steve Olsen, Julies brother, is a schemer who returns to Salem to romance Kate and to swindle her out of her money…Clyde is jealous…Kate gets a stalker…Steve accuses Clyde of being the stalker but Kate believes its Laura who had previously threaten her…Anne is Kates stalker…she hates the Hortons and is making everyone believe Laura is still insane and Kates stalker…Valerie Grant returns to town and stays with Maxine who is her cousin…Valerie is still attracted to David Banning but gets involved with Abe unaware Maxine is attracted to Abe and that Abes son Theo dislike her…little Theo and Ciara plot to break up Val and Abe…David and Kayla date while Kayla continues to secretly see Bill…Kayla has a late life pregnancy and tells David he is the babys father but Bill might be…David gets Abigail off for killing Ben by reason of insanity and a furious Clyde rapes her…Jen learns Clyde raped Abigail and becomes unbalanced like her mother Laura who Bill has committed back to a sanitarium believing she is Kates stalker, unaware Anne framed her…Eve is in a relationship with Clyde who is drunk and physically abuses to her but Eve doesnt leave him because she fears being alone after Paige learns she slept with JJ and wants nothing to do with her mother…Clyde ends up murdered and there are many suspects with fans in a contest to pick his killer…Marlena’s hair starts falling out and she learns she has cancer which brings her and John closer together with Roman never stopped loving doc…Victor buys back Maggies old farmhouse as a Christmas present but memories of Mickey and her life on the farm with him makes Maggie depressed…she also becomes crippled again after Victors private plane crashes into and destroys the Horton Square…Sonny divorces Will and plans to marry Paul but Will becomes seriously ill and needs a kidney transplant…will Sonny give Will one of his and realize he still loves him? Bo(now Josh Morrow) pays a visit to Salem on Ciaras 13th birthday just as Hope learns Ciara is pregnant! Is Theo the father?(Days used to be known for its contriversal storylines and ratings soared…go for it Days)I could go on and include Nicole, Lucas, Adriene and Justin ect. but i already took up much space and will stop here!!!…lol

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    Mary SF replied

    Sounds too depressing to me– but to each their own. Personally I think the only thing missing from Days is some good old fashion romance, a sense of humor and adventure that used to be their hallmark and strength. Right now all there is deary drama, couples hopping in bed after one date and pointless conversations that basically repeat everything we already know, over and over.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Mary, i hate when you’re right…lol…i reread what i’ve written and its a little bit too gloom and doom even for me…i guess watching the other soaps dark storylines from Y&Rs disasters to GHs somebody trying to kill someone each week is controlling my mind…lol…however, if the return of romance and the supercouple to help balance the gloom and doom might not make it too bad…i remember the singing at Dougs Place and Blondies and Julie gazing lovingly at Doug…i always felt that was very romantic…i like to see Victors club bring that back…instead of fighting or an arguement at the club, lets see Daniel and Nicole slow dance to some romantic song…lets see Marlena and John have a romantic candlelight dinner without some dramatic interuption…make JJ and Paige the next generations supercouple and put them on some adventure…stuff like that…i believe all this good raise the ratings…love in the afternoon!!!

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Also, i think Anne should be turned into the shows comic relief if paired with a Eugene Bradford type…

    4ever DAYS replied

    I love all that, jimh! It can be balanced with the other romantic stuff you wrote!

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    CeeCee replied

    Wow, jimh. What an imagination…I love it. If the writers would just read some of your comments and apply your ideas within the storylines, I am sure the ratings would go up.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Thanks CeeCee…there are only 4 soaps left…good or bad…i want to save them all…i want to be SuperSOAPman!!!…lol

  42. 22Jeanie says:

    I used to be SOoooo addicted to “Days” that I would not miss an episode for anything or anyone – but since Ej and Sami left it has become so monotonous, predictable and oh so boring! PLEASE SOMEONE DO SOMETHING! I don’t want to see the show end but it is inevitable if the show’s PTB continue along this path that is leading straight to Neverland and Soapie history!

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  43. EmilyB says:

    I miss the gold old DOOL , no happy couples any longer. Some of the newbies have got to go. The whole family from Poppabluff has got to go. Nobody has gotten attached to this family out of nowhere. Oh please scrap the story of JJ & Eve it has become totally disgusting. After the destruction of John & Marlena last year, we were so looking forward to a reunion, and seems it all happened off camera. Deidre & Drake have been an important part of the show for many many years. Many fans have become very attached to this couple, please bring them back together in a front an centre storyline. The vets and the other characters that have been there for years is what the fans have become attached to, it doesn’t take a genius to figure this out. Please get rid of some of the newbies and concentrate on the important characters of the show. Since you tape 5 months ahead try to make adjustments to some storylines & we are counting on a storyline for John and Marlena together as the happy couple of many years.

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    Rj replied

    I agree that they should have Marlena/John and Maggie/Victor as the ‘older’ central couple -matriarchs/patriarchs(I liked Kate/Stefano too, but seems Joe may not want to work that much)who talk about all that is going on in the town and being involved in various storylines with other characters, and then make stronger storylines for the other main characters -Nicole, Brady, Hope, Rafe and the night club has potential, Eric, etc.

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  44. jb44 says:

    I have watched Days since it first aired. The stories right now are so boring. The only ones that hold my interest are Hope/Quinn and Paul/Sonny/Will. As for the rest, I fast forward. The writers could redeem Clyde by allowing us to hear his background story through his sessions with Marlena, which they started, but never continued. As far as the JJ/Eve/Page story line, it needs to end now. I liked Melanie before, but do not like her paired with Brady. Days is in need of some good writing and they need to dump the stories that are not working as fast as possible. It was unbelievable that they didn’t have worthwhile stories in place when EJ and Sami left.

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  45. SoapFan says:

    The previous week, heavily featuring Sonny, Paul, Will and Derrick, was the BEST week for DAYS in the ratings since October (EJami’s exit). It included the best day in almost a year.

    Last week, only Monday’s and Tuesday’s episodes had Sonny, Paul, Will and Derrick on (these were the best days of the week).

    I assume ratings have gone up considerably this week, since this week PaulSon, WilSon and Derrick were front and center again. It’s by far the best storyline on daytime TV right now.

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  46. Mo says:

    There are story issues at Days. Serena and her elephant for one. Breaking up JJ and Paige was not good. I think there needs to be more romance. Most couples are apart. At least Justin is back now and is going to stay. Good.

    It would help if they got a new Will.

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    Dmitri replied

    I mostly agree, but I’m glad they broke up Paige & JJ. They were so boring, and Paige is a sanctimonious brat. But I hate that he’s in bed with Eve! He should’ve hooked up with another girl, like Bev.

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  47. MARCI says:

    the story line of eve and jj has to go who would ever do that? its sick, and serena is a evil woman get back on track with hope, soony and will and please give jennifer a nice man

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  48. Diane says:

    Bring back some of the cast that has left on Days. Update some of characters that are on there now!!! Love Days, needs a life raft.

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  49. pspcindy says:

    It’s karmic. Ken Corday has ruined this once great show.

    It is filled with boring stories, predictable, tired plots, no characterizations and sleazy sex. No love in the afternoon is allowed on Days. JJ/Eve is nauseating. Melanie and Brady are like oil and water. Good as friends or with Brady as her older brother, confidant. Lovers, uh just no. Ben is a dullard. Chad looks like a cuckcoo in the DiMera nest. He just doesn’t fit. Theresa has so much potential but she is wasted being a pain in the neck with only Anne for a friend. NuWill stinks and has zero sympathy about anything from me. Like Paul and think Sonny should cut his losses and go with Paul. But we know the good stories will not be told because boring and tired is Corday’s only idea.

    Frankly since James Scott and Alison Sweeney got such exits I have resigned myself to the waning days of this show. The one who runs it will never learn.

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  50. jj says:

    DOOL is the best soap on the air right now. They just need to get rid of the BORE! Jennifer needs to go or be recast. Hope is getting just as bad. Thank God for Eve!!!

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    Patrick replied

    jj

    truths emanated

    altho I still care about Hope

    Melissa Reeves’ Jennifer Horton…. “IS DONE” finished : kill her off for drama
    w/Daniel

    I love Kassie DePaiva

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    Jeremy replied

    I was hoping Jennifer was going to have a mental break, like her momma. That didn’t happen, so maybe Eve should do “something” to Jen.

  51. k/kay says:

    I predict by 2016 Days will be gone and so will Y&R I think B&B will survive because of the half hour format and the International appeal and GH will because ABC won’t drop another soap.

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    Dmitri replied

    I doubt Y&R would be cancelled, as its the highest-rated soap on air. I can’t even see Days being cancelled. The show in the past has been this bad, or worse, and survived.

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  52. Jasper says:

    Days needs to go back to storyline of the Early 1980′s. With Stefano an Roman going head to head. Bring back Stefano an Kristian keep them on. Lets bring back Bo Brady an have him also going after Stefano. Victor needs to be like the old Victor. Bring back the story that had us wishing for the next show this was how it was in the early 80′s.

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  53. barbara says:

    I’ve been watching DOOL for 44 years. It’s part of my day.. Love the show and the storyline. Sometimes the story line gets a little stupid but all and all a great show..
    Not having the show would mean a void in my day…

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  54. carolyn says:

    Seems the writers are trying too hard to prove points about gay people. If you have them in the show ok but the story line was getting really boring for so long now. Finally something else to watch besides will and sonny …..That’s why I have slacked off. Just switch it up a lot more. thanks. I hadn’t watched days since I was a teenager with Mom stopped in my 20′s because my job was more interesting (worked at front desks of hotel) than days. I started watching again when mom moved into my home 2 years ago. She stopped watching at 91 because of too much gay and I started 2 or 3 times a weeks just checking in to see if story line had changed its course. Again I don’t mind they’re in show–just not all the time–storyline too long to handle.

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    Patrick replied

    the key point to your post… as we read it

    “I dont’ mind they’re in the show”

    it’s a flying from the nest and realizing your mind

    i say this with good intention

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    maddiehayes replied

    my mom quit watching too .. sad they had to ruin the whole show for the sake of a few

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  55. Cat says:

    Time to speak. I have been watching this show since it first aired 50 years ago. I have seen some good and bad writing, but this is the WORST of the worst EVER! You have JJ sleeping with his GF’s mama, they hate each other?? What next? she will have his kid? That is messed up. NOW you make the gay guys look like sluts. I HATE THIS, why??? Can’t someone decent be portrayed on this show ever again? I DO NOT LIKE that new Will, he doesn’t fit at all with WILL’s character nor with Sonny, and his screwing around on Sonny? WTF??? Come On people, did you REALLY HAVE TO GO THERE??? It has gotten to the point I don’t even record it for later anymore. It it sad. Kate with the DEAD hillbilly? When did he come back to life (see I have lost interest) I just catch it when I catch it. Jennifer has become Mrs Horton, and I almost thought you were gonna let Nicole and Daniel be happy, no, you can’t possibly do that. NOW, HOPE?? of all people HOPE with a killer? What is wrong with you people??? She is a SMART COP??? you are making everyone on there look like idiots, losers, whores and worthless people. Get a grip, or you will be the NEXT show off the air.

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    Patrick replied

    i cant’ reiterate any better

    Guy Wilson has to be replaced

    KA’ Hope… was take for a loop… and I thought it was cleverly devised… for this writing team… replete with angst and not a love forbidden… but realized

    Hope and Aiden supreme
    make it beyond all our expectation

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Clyde was wearing a bulletproof vest. He knew that Victor would order a hit. Victor is a plus!

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    Cat replied

    Thanks 4everDAYS, too bad they missed that kill. Love Victor. I was hoping Hope and Aiden would work out, he is a doll, watched him on another show years ago that is now gone. IF they can’t find a better Will, they need to send him away until they can find one. And let Paul and Sonny be happy and FAITHFUL! Can we have SOMEONE be happy for a few months anyway?

    CeeCee replied

    I have always loved Victor…the only bad boy that appeals to me as an actor and character on a soap.

  56. Rita says:

    The disgusting storyline between Eve and JJ has completely made me not watch ….enough of this, already……

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  57. PK says:

    I agree with much of what’s been said here. I was stunned that John & Marlena’s reunion was completely off-camera. WTH? And isn’t the Eve/JJ/Paige triangle a total re-hash of the old SL where Billie slept with her daughter Chelsea’s boyfriend? (I think it was Nick.) It’s the same thing all over again. Do they think long-time viewers won’t remember?

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  58. lisa says:

    The show is boring..Stefano is gone. EJ is gone Sammy is gone..New characters are uninteresting and do not act well.. Eve JJ boring. Clyde is disgusting..You have no Dimera family. No Horton family and plot is just not interesting. Teresa…and this baby thing…never shows Kristen and how she is..Just boring..You need the old days back…and you need to drop the thug line with Clyde and Please get a Dimera on the show who is interesting.

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    Patrick replied

    Jason Brooks would answer SO much

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    Jeremy replied

    Robb Derringer as new Peter Blake.

  59. Rj says:

    I have not followed the storylines or watched much for awhile, but I do keep connected with the show a little bit just to see what characters are on, and have an idea of some of the storylines. Most of the storylines just do not draw me in, or hold my attention for long. I do like most of the actors/characters. They just need better storylines. I loved the Will and Sonny gay storyline. That kept me watching. I loved them together. Haven’t followed much since they split.
    Rafe and the nightclub has potential. I think they need to have 1-2 strong central couples, and a central storyline, and then have some sub-plots. Programs that work best and draw you in have this formula. Hope they can have storylines with more twists and turns, and romance. Lots of potential for Nicole, Brady, Kate, Lucas, Hope- they are strong characters (actors) who need good storylines. I was thinking that if Kristen returns – she and Eric should have some unexpected involvement – that would stir things up. Dena is going to have to shake Salem up to keep the show going, but do not descend into dark, mean, ugly storylines. Keep it more upbeat and positive since soaps are an escape.

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    Cat replied

    OMG! Kristen needs to be dumped into a Lava flow. Make sure she is good and dead. I do not like her on any show she has ever played on. Eric is a good guy, he needs a nice woman to really love him. These story lines make him look like an idiot. I hope he and Nicole would actually work out. She has a good heart, she just needs someone to tame her. Make her want to do the right thing. Eric or Daniel could be that for her.

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    Rj replied

    I hear you! All your points are well taken. Just there seemed to be some illicit chemistry between Eric and Kristen. The scene I saw with Eric and Serena seemed to pale in comparison. I was thinking that the show needs some fire, spark, pizazz to get it out of the doldrums right now. With that said, I liked Eric and Nicole (Ari is such a good actress she is good with everyone and should be utilized more and more), and would be fine to have them back together. Just want to say that I agree with you as well.

  60. Timmm says:

    Why do we the fans have so many good ideas and the writers do not? Sadly, this could be the next soap headed for the “Soap box in the Sky!” I hope I am wrong but it just seems like more and more people are turning their backs on this art. I will NEVER give up on my soaps and will watch them through the Flukes and fake Billys until the day they or I die!

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  61. me sweetiepie says:

    I think you need to change some of your story lines before more viewers leave. I very been watching days since I was a kid, and I’ve never seen anything like I’m watching now, some of your story lines are terrible.

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  62. Belle says:

    I agree with Daryl when he says that Days had Drama and it was couldn’t wait to see Soap. Plus, when 22 Jeanie stated she was addicted; I was the same (didn’t want to miss an episode) . There was a time that I couldn’t decide which show was written better : Days of Our Lives or General Hospital. They were on fire! Now Days ‘ fire is a flicker.

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  63. Laurie says:

    I knew some folks would blame it on the gay storyline. Well, I’m straight as an arrow and that is the best s/l going on Days right now. It’s saving grace. (These are not new characters. Their wedding last year didn’t hurt Days ratings). Days has so many more problems than a gay lead storyline. For me, it starts w/Clyde the child molester and his hillbilly clan.

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    CeeCee replied

    I agree, Laurie. I am also straight, and so far the storyline the writers have skillfully crated for Sonny, Will and Paul has the only solid plot. I am really into its outcome. There is so much to tell and all of it good story telling.
    I am also interested in this new twist involving Paul’s mother…..what is the connection between her and Marlena? Hmmmm!

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  64. Eddie says:

    I think DOOL’s fate has already been decided, and that’s why the show isn’t even trying anymore. As so many have already noted one of the biggest problems was filming so far in advance that failing story lines couldn’t be rescued and reversed before too much damage was done. The talent on this show is tremendous especially among the veterans. Yet, there’s only so much that they can do with bad stories and bad scripts.

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    Patrick replied

    emotional post…

    “… The talent on this show is tremendous ”

    it’s staggering

    what is the commitment ? NBC/Sony/DOOL ????

    with the firing and rehiring and/or new head writing team

    rally

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    4ever DAYS replied

    If they aren’t trying, then they would’nt be outing a new team of writers together. Dena knows the history of DAYS, but some feel she can go a little to wacky, so that’s why the more grounded josh was brought in with her to help balance things. It might be great!

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  65. damien says:

    days switched their head writers hlf way thru thr 50th anniversary year! furthermore replaced them with a writer who d just been fired as head writer of another sony show and another writer fired twice from the same show!!! … sorry to break it you folks but tptb have no big plans for days 50th! the only plan is how to disapoint and possibly not make it 51! what a joke, what a dissapointment! the fans deserve better! dont get your hopes up fans!…
    and thats why days had its ratings slip… and they ll continue to slip unless nbc and sony and corday actually decide to give a real shit about the show and stop bs ing the fans by hiring same old writer hacks who will be replaced again in a couple of years, if it ever makes it that far!

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    Patrick replied

    OK… i’m putting it out their… lambast me

    fan loyalty is ON… will always be their…. DAYS fans (like OLTL) are rabid

    i’ll soapbox : and generate as much pull

    I have always known the ratings system for my favorite serial

    last place

    2014 was … as addressed… most disappointing

    i’ll go their with

    is Sony addressing the matter?

    YES

    oy…

    this 6th month behind… makes it seem pointless to post

    that being said… it’s been on an upswing.. and yes… due to Paul, Sonny, and Will
    Hope and Aiden
    Marlena and John
    Victor and Maggie
    Justin, Adrienne, and Lucas
    Theresa
    JJ and Eve
    Kayla
    Caroline
    Rafe
    Anne
    Stefano and Chad

    POST loudly and forefront adamant

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    Cat replied

    it is the writing that sucks. I have watched this show almost every one for 50 years. Except for a few actors, who I would replace in a heartbeat. We taped it everyday, just incase we missed it during the day. I no longer do it. It is sad to see this once “show I could not live without” to well maybe I will watch it today or tomorrow? Actors have no say, they do as told. But, I think about when they let Marlene go and how the fans picketed them, man it hit the fan and she was returned. That is where the power is, the FANS! This is SOCIAL MEDIA FOLKS! Use it.

    4ever DAYS replied

    damien, I think the writing change came about because of the 50th! TPTB didn’t like the plans for in place, so they put a team together that showed a bible for the 50th. They were brought on for a big reason!

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  66. Lisa Hall says:

    well the story lines may not be what we like, but this entire country has had a horrible weather week with power outages in all states-some unfortunately for the entire week in the south. We are not prepared for this type of weather,but I think that needs to be taken into consideration. This country is not just NY, FL, and CA.

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  67. Annette Hays says:

    I have watched Days for 44 yrs. The gay storyline has made me lose interest in the show. When the segment is on and the love sequences with Wil, begin I switch channels. My feelings will fall on deaf ears because of the times. Therefore, I will probably find something else with a little more class to watch.

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    Patrick replied

    ” a little more class”

    I’m sorry.. we’ll miss you

    I’m front row

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    Annette Hays replied

    What kind of answer is that? Like I said it would fall on deaf ears. No concern for people that have watched for years. Doesn’t sound like you or anyone would miss a long time follower.

    Taeylor replied

    So it’s classy for STRAIGHT couples to get naked and screw around??? However, a gay couple who got married and then had an affair (just like all the straights) do isn’t classy!? LORD…..

    4ever DAYS replied

    You’re throwing 44 years of viewing away, Annette?

    Has there ever been a social issue storyline or a regular run-of-the-mill storyline that you liked and had wished others wouldn’t give up on? What about an interracial or interfaith relationship? How about a right to die case or an abortion storyline? Alcoholism? Stranglers and Knifers? Kidnappers and babyswitchers?

    Maybe there is a storyline that you’d like too see that the show hasn’t featured yet. If there is, then you could take comfort knowing DAYS could feature what you may want. I would hope others would not throw it all away if you get a storyline you would want. If too many people quit watching, then DAYS won’t have a chance to bring us any type storyline.

    It is my wish that you and other viewers hang in there and wait for the DAYS that you want and when you get those DAYS I would want the same courtesy extended to you.

    DAYS is getting a lot stronger with other storylines, so hopefully your urge to quit watching will subside.

    Why not watch 4ever?

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    maddiehayes replied

    I miss the days when there was real romance on this show .. Bo&Hope, Patch&Kayla, Roman&Marlena, Justin&Adrienne .. Doug and Julie! DAYS used to have a formula – just as one couple was getting married, another one was peaking (declaring their love), and another was just getting started. There was ALWAYS a good love story to watch. Now? Can you name even ONE in the past 5 years?! That didn’t end before a wedding could happen? (and I don’t count the gay wedding, that was intended solely to send a “message”, there was nothing remotely romantic about it!) Where’s the payoff? There is none.

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    Rj replied

    I agree that the romance which is what soaps were all about is gone – used to love Marlena/John, Patch/Kayla, Bo/Hope, Doug/Julie, Shane/Kimberly. I liked the Will/Sonny Iove story. That kept me watching.

    I know TPTB think those types of romances are in the past, but I think many of us still want it. They are not doing any better with the storylines they have now, so why not give romance a chance again. Don’t think they can do much worse than now. Not too many people seem happy with the show and are watching.

    Dmitri replied

    What wasn’t romantic about the “gay wedding”? Two people who were in love got married. It’s certainly better than the rapist and his victim (EJami) getting married last year—now THAT was sickening. I’m sorry, but this is just blatant homophobia.

    maddiehayes replied

    Dmitri, you can call me all the names you want – I always watched soaps for the love stories and the beautiful weddings. The BRIDE and GROOM, the beautiful DRESSES, I’m a GIRL, get over it. When is the last time DAYS OR GH had a pull-out-all-the-stops wedding with a couple we actually WANTED to see get married?! IMO, that is why women have lost interest. No rooting value! They’ll start a couple, they’ll get together, we’ll think it’s leading somewhere, then DAYS puts them with someone else. No wedding! For ANYBODY! (except Will&Sonny of course, NOT because they’d EARNED one, but because DAYS just wanted to have a gay wedding. You KNOW it’s true!)

  68. Michael says:

    I love Judi Evans and I’m glad they are trying to give her a storyline. I also loved Lucas with Sammi, and I’m glad ggay have kept him on the canvas, However,, why hasn’t Corday noticed that these two actors have absolutely no chemistry together?!

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    Patrick replied

    that boggles the mind…

    two of the best “character” actors to behold

    NO… these two do not belong together…

    perhaps it was the catalyst for when Justin returned… now that he’s back… with his own agenda… the Lucas and Adrienne pairing will dissipate

    three of the best on their game…. gusto… aplomb… savor

    YES

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    ediebailey replied

    I completely agree. As a longtime Lumi fan (Bryan E Dattilo is one of my two favorite soap actors right along with Roger Howarth), I was hoping he would finallly get a front-burner storyline. Unfortunately, the pairing with Sheryl was extremely brief–and I see no chemistry between him and Judi Evans. It really infuriated me when Bryan was sacrificed for the Ejami–and Sami & Rafe s/ls.
    Moreover, I do believe that Alison Sweeney’s departure has left an obvious void on the Salem canvas.
    Otherwise, I find most of the current plots to be either unbearably boring or totally repugnant.

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  69. hunt says:

    I don’t think people realize it is not just as simple for them to stop taping for months to return to a shooting schedule closer to the other 3 soaps (i.e., approx 5-8 weeks). The reason is the DAYS production and technical crew would be unemployed for that length of time, which would be disastrous for them. It is highly doubtful that Corday productions would just pay them to wait around. The contract actors would be paid their minimum guarantees that are outlined in their contracts, but the recurring cast members would also be unemployed for some time and could bolt to other work. It just doesn’t seem feasible that they will correct this taping schedule.

    All soaps suck in the ratings. The ratings are not accurate but they all have to play by those rules, regardless. Nielsen is not reporting today’s modern audience viewing patterns for Daytime. For example, I don’t watch the shows daily, but more once per week over the weekend. Are the ratings reported for Daytime reflective of Live + 7-day viewing or just Live + Same day or 3 day only? If they are not reporting Live + 7 Day, it would seem to me they are missing a good bit of viewers for daytime, because there’s likely a substantial part of the audience that is viewing on weekends.

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    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    They could certainly do it gradually (say, tape 3 or 4 days a week for a while), however.

    I don’t know why they went to taping so far ahead; there must be some cost savings or other advantages. But I do think the current situation points out one of the disadvantages: when things aren’t really working, you have to wait forever to make constructive changes.

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  70. Raibrade says:

    1. My first question is, do ratings take into account the number of preemptions? Many daytime soaps were not shown in my area so viewers could watch it snowing. Again &
    Again. Just curious.
    2. I work days, so DVR Days & GH. I can fly thru a Days episode in like 15 minutes & some days I just delete after the first 5. Reasons:
    a. Too many actors I could not care less about: namely, everyone under the age of 28(?) except Melanie, Theresa, Paul & Sonny. The others lack chemistry and excitement. Most just cannot act. have read recently that tptb are thinking Casey & Billy Flynn should have major story lines. well they do & theyre horrible. There are no young couples I’m rooting for except Paul & Sonny, Mel & Brady.
    b. I’ll watch anything w Maggie & Victor, Kayla, Lucas, Marlena & John. Love Hope, hate Aiden – always have rooted for her to end up w Rafe. The writers are trying to push the younger actors on us but there are no Belle/Shawn, Brady/Chloe, Jennifer/Frankie s among them.
    c. The “actor” portraying Will is the worst actor I have ever seen. Besides being just plain homely, he cannot act. Everything is stiff and I swear his face is botoxed beyond belief. I have to FF every scene he is in, which is a shame because I love the guy that plays Paul.
    d. They’ve destroyed Jennifer, Eric, Daniel, Nicole. Had hopes for Serena but this elephant thing is stupid. And hello??? Rafe??? How do you take a real leading man & turn him into a lamp? Seriously. He is only there as decoration. Such a waste.
    e. on the plus side, thanks for saving me 45 minutes every day!

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    Cat replied

    thank you for explaining my opinion of the present “WILL” dude… you may have heard me LOL! I miss the other Will. Please take him away.

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  71. penny says:

    Days has lost it’s way and I don’t think they have a snowball chance in hell of finding their way back if they continue with these uninteresting storylines and characters.

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  72. calie says:

    I watch days ever night before I go to bed. I love Justin/Adrienne; Sonny/ Paul ; Melanie /Brady; Victor/Rafe; Melanie/Teresa; Brady /Teresa; Nicole/ Dr Dan and anything Kayla, Caroline, Marlena; Roman; Eric, Kate, Lucas, Brady and Hope. and Ann and Chad.

    I dislike and am bored by Jennifer/Eve; Eve /Page; Eve / JJ; Serena/Eric; Will with anyone and JJ/Paige, Hope and Aidan, Jordan, Abigail and her hunk. These stories have not been written well and have diminished the show. Sorry to say that they have ruined JJ – Jennifer – Abigail completely for me as a family – I dislike them and I once loved them – and always loved Jennifer.

    I still watch Days first and I still am invested. However changes must be made. I will survive Ej and Sami leaving – cannot abide Eve Paige JJ Abigail and Jennifer staying.

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  73. calie says:

    One final thought is that the reason Jennifer/ JJ and Abigail have turned me off is that they are smug and self righteous and even when they show they have clay feet like the rest of us, they are still written as smug characters who are shallow and phony. Their interactions with others always make me dislike them more. No one made me champion Days more years ago than the character of Jennifer – and now I can only bear her if Hope is in the room with her. I get that. Abigail is so superficilaly written that I don’t like her at all.

    For all their ups and downs, they all have way too much screen time and I simply cannot cheer them on.

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    Jamesj75 replied

    calie, I am with you 100%, well let’s say 66.6%. I do like JJ. But Abigail and Jennifer are so annoying and self-righteous—it is such a turnoff. I find myself rooting for “bad girls” Anne, Theresa, and Nicole because to me they are much more real and likable!

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    Dmitri replied

    JJ has never been self-righteous. He always admits his mistakes and his bad past. Abby and Jennifer are the only sanctimonious ones in that family.

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  74. Tree says:

    They are losing ratings due to the men in bed together, gross , maybe the crying game would help or be even funnier why change the old way? It had the highest ratings back then rated the tied top with y&r and more board room fashion shows and a bit of humor, murder,mystery, you know. This show has become to focused on same sex, as a mother who just had a baby I can’t even watch it with my kids cause we are catholic we only watch man and woman together as family experiences as family. Remember will and grace didn’t last long. Want viewers this is what we want.

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    ediebailey replied

    Right on target. This is what I meant by repugnant. The over-the-top Will/Sonny/Paul triangle and graphic bed scenes has clearly turned off many viewers. That coupled with Eve sleeping with J.J. is entirely too much to take. If Days is not being downright offensive with these two storylines, they are boring people with Eric and Serena, etc.
    Days had had a wonderful history of family and traditional values; today’s version has become a disgraceful travesty.

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    maddiehayes replied

    absolutely right, both of you! It’s not just the gay storyline, it’s everything! Did you notice the heartwarming Thanksgiving episode with Kate&Clyde in bed? That’s right, there WAS no Thanksgiving episode! Just smut. And the whole town is usually seen in church together on Christmas .. not this year! The show has lost its values, it has just become a smutfest, and that is the most offensive thing to me.

    Dmitri replied

    I’m sorry, but your post is homophobic and hypocritical. You want to see a show with values. OK, then why watch a soap full of rape theft, murder, scheming, etc? Your problem is with 2 consenting adults loving each other, but not with EJami (EJ raped Sami) or other such couples who have a horrible past? Cherry-picking from the Bible at its best! Or should I say, at its worst!?

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    Tree replied

    I didn’t mean for anyone to take offence to my opion and religious beliefs. But the majority views are the natural, traditional beliefs, like fairy tales a prince and princess. Everyone has the right. To love, but how they do it doesnt mean I have to agree or watch. It is what it is.

    Rebecca1 replied

    I don’t even watch this show but I peeked in to catch these comments. First, Will and Grace was hilarious and lasted eight years which is quite a good run for a prime time comedy. I may be wrong but I don’t even think they had a ratings dip…I think they just thought it was time and went out on a high note. As for ” graphic” or intimate moments between two men…people obviously have different beliefs. But let’s not forget it wasn’t long ago that interracial intimacy was forbidden and it took a while to make it to the screen. There are always going to be people who cringe at “other.” Many who have no problem watching a gay couple would probably cringe at watching a 60 year old woman make it with a guy half her age or younger…yet we’ve accepted it when the man is older. All a matter of perspective, beliefs, exposure. No pun intended. Okay…maybe intended.

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  75. nancy dirubba says:

    The show needs Sami and E. J. to return.

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    Dmitri replied

    No it doesn’t. A rapist and his victim weren’t appealing.

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  76. Dmitri says:

    I’m just not really interested in Days anymore. Sometimes I’ll watch clips on YouTube, but I just read the daily summaries to keep up with the show rather than watching the episode live or recording it on my DVR. The show sucks. I think it has for a few years, as I never liked Sami & EJ together. Clyde is the only interesting Weston, but it’s time that he and Kate get their comeuppance. I never really liked Jordan, and certainly not with Chad or Rafe (though Chad was better with her than Rafe was). She’s just SO boring, thank goodness she’s leaving soon. I also feel like Ben, and his relationship with Abigail, is a snoozefest. How can Abby go from interesting men like Chad and EJ to such a boring, bratty, aggressive twerp like Ben? This is basically just another version of her dull relationship with Cameron Davis. I never liked JJ & Paige together–another boring couple, and Paige being just as much of a shrew as Jennifer. But that doesn’t mean that I’m a fan of Eve and JJ. It’s just disgusting on so many levels! Why couldn’t he be paired up with Bev or even Roxanne instead? The Paul, Sonny and Will triangle, as well as the Lucas, Justin, and Adrienne triangle are the most entertaining things on DOOL right now, but they’re still not very good. I’m a big WilSon fan, so while the Will & Paul sex was hot, I was disappointed that Will cheated on his hubby. As for Lucas & Adrienne, he’s too young for her, and I love her with Justin. I’m also sick and tired of Jennifer, Daniel, Eric, and Serena. SO BORING!!! And why is Melanie with her daddy’s best friend? GROSS!! And her and Brady are a dull couple as well. They just babble non-stop. It’s awkward and not fun to watch. The Hope & Aiden storyline had too many red herrings in it and wasn’t very interesting, but I like them together, so I’m hoping they get some good writing coming up. In any case, I’m excited for the new writers to take over.

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  77. Kathy says:

    I watched DAYS from the very first day until November 2012 with Ej/Sami hate boink, it was disgusting, made no sense, the whole show changed that day, and for what? So a few fans could get there couple. It was a big gamble for what 1.6′s? You can’t lose a 1/2 million viewers almost ever week from last year and expect the show to be successful. And in my opinion they will never get the viewers back, to much water has run under the bridge and to many lies for that to happen!

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  78. Paul says:

    The show is crap only two actors were Alison Sweeney and James Scott and Days couldn’t keep them in the end they done everything they could to keep Sami and EJ on the show even Ken Corday said them leaving left a void on the show its showing in the ratings they are awful.

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  79. Miselemeas says:

    I want to concur with every word Raibrade said [hope I got name correct]
    about RAFE ,I could not have said it as well myself ,and I have said as
    much several times on a site I frequent,Rafe is a gorgeous chap who is being wasted for some inexplicable reason, maybe the new writers will
    get a clue;; Slainte

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  80. mememe says:

    I recall, many years ago, the – then vets were sacrificed for propping an annoying character – by the name of Sami – up. They did that for many years. It was no longer Days – it was the Sami Brady hour. I don’t get it ; AS is not that great ; she tends to constantly OVERact and in all the years, she had to hone her skills, she could never genuinely cry and didn’t know the term of subtle. with that said . she did have her moments. She is why I stopped watching for a few years. After many years of viewing. I came back in ’12 when I heard Kristen and Eric were coming back. And yeah, ED and GV were HOT!

    There are no longer the BIG budget dollars.. WE as viewers tend to forget that there is an entire crew behind the scenes who need to be paid. Have you noticed in the credits how many people are in Wardrobe/ makeup and hair — way TOO MANY. They could scale back the high end WR instead of dressing everyone alike. put the actors in more casual clothes or jeans. The women are carbon copies of each other. Which is WHY the set dressing has suffered. Notice the over bloated CAST. Again way too many characters on canvas: many are carbon copies of each other. The moaning soundtrack for Slut Blair .. sorry, EVE is horrid. KDP could dial down her accent … but she won’t Eve was not needed, Paige is horrid as is Serena and Melanie. So is Guy Wilson,, who has this annoying habit of “puffing/ gasping” his words out – every other one. God he is horrible. Danny boy and Nicole are just gross and need to go. AZ is not aging well, and it shows. Her acting is dull with her real life BF – Shawn Christian. A 50 year old man who still has “bed head” . is so not working. Melanie is a blubbering twit as is MB who was not needed back.

    Eric and Brady are hotter than hell, but now boring, JJ is a gutless wonder ; although he has a nice body , Theresa is overbearing street trash and Jen, Abby , Serena and Paige need to go to the river ,drown and never be heard from again, I still love Stefano and Victor , but come on, the men are in their 80′s now.

    That said, This won’t go on much after the 50th. They simply cannot afford to – even with a cast half the size. Sorry , even Bo and Patch can’t save this mess. The writing is just crap.

    Shame, but the TV industry as a whole has gone to hell. Agendas are being pushed ( gay, trgen, and interracial ) ,, and people are tuning out.

    I won’t be PC about it. PC agenda ,overall, has been the ruination of society and this country. I’m just being brutally honest, here.

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  81. Marilyn says:

    Except for Bold & The Beautiful, Storylines are drawn so far out, til it’s boring and exasperating. And yes, everyone would occassionally appreciate a happy ending. The quality of storylines are so predictable, hell, I could write them. I have been watching Days & GH since I was 14. B&B and The Young The Restless since day one; I can skip 3 months and not miss a Damn thing. Get a grip Writers & Producers, this is 2015, not 1960, people have busier lives. Thank You For Your Time.

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    Johnjoy316 replied

    I agree with your point Marilyn, some happy endings please. I don’t know why they are digging up the past, too unbelievable and poor writing. These actors can only do so much.

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  82. Johnjoy316 says:

    I’m upset with the way the writers are taking these actors. They do a great job but if the writing or story doesn’t make sense it seems unbelievable. ? – why would they questions Chad without an attorney present. Can’t ANY of these couples end up happy? Can Chad please find out that he is the father, now i’m wondering if he’s going to jail. And Westin needs to be killed off soon, he’s getting away with so much.
    Please some happiness and common sense, spare these actors who are believable some belief. And who called the guy with the patch on the eye..seems outdated.

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  83. Johnjoy316 says:

    Do you think anyone actually reads our comments.?

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  84. Helen362 says:

    Has anyone noticed, that for some reason or another, most all of the male actors after being on the show for only a few weeks, suddenly get buffed up! That only comes from being on Steroids. Working out, regardless of how much work you put into it, does NOT produce those kinds of puffing out the neck and rest of the body. If you really want to see the difference, go back and view them when they first came on and then look at them only a few weeks after. That’s sad, especially if it’s a requirement to be on their soap. Agreed on no one needing to see two guys kissing and in bed together. I believe everyone has the right to do as they choose, but it sure don’t have to be televised. That’s a good part of why their rating has dropped so much. Face it, there may be many who are, but on a scale of 1 to 100, you can bet there are 99 who aren’t……………………………….

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Helen, you’re commenting on a ratings report from February 9-13.

    I hope to see a comment from you regarding a present day ratings report. You’re 7 months behind!

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    Helen362 replied

    Sorry! This is my first time here and I was just giving my opinions. I have watched Days since day one and have seen it all: good, bad & the ugly! I am not a prude but there are just things I don’t think are necessary. For an example: do they not think that a toddler watching two men kissing could have an affect on those kids? Next time I will post on current events.

    4ever DAYS replied

    Welcome to the board, Helen!

    I’m replying from your first post because there’s no reply option on your second post.

    I’m sure your opinions are welcome anywhere, but there will most likely be rebuttals:

    My opinion is children are not affected by love (if it’s really love and not just sex), but violence is what children should be shielded from.

    As for men on men love/sex…It’s not from nurture…it’s nature. People are born to grow up gay.

    Well, the newest ratings report came out today and DAYS is doing OK. New writing just took over, so we’ll see what happens. No matter what happens, I hope you continue being a fan and have a happy 50th anniversary!!!!!

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