Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Well, after the wild and crazy ride of the last few weeks...what with Drake and Deidre’s pathetic exit, Thaao’s firing, Stephen and MaryBeth’s firing, Thaao’s new job, Dena Higley’s blog disappearing and Daytime Confidential pissing me off...things seem to have quieted down a little bit. This Diva has been so bored that she has even resorted to actually catching up on DAYS...
Which is making me ponder the phenomenon of this latest couple: Dr. Dan and Chloe...
I’ll be honest, dear readers. The Diva just doesn’t get it.
I don’t mean to offend the actors. Shawn Christian and Nadia Bjorlin are definitely part of that clique known as the “beautiful people”. But where is the story in this so-called romance?
Dan and Chloe have found this great love over a few casual conversations at the gym and an inappropriate medicinal groping? Huh? If DAYS just called this coupling what it really is: a few lusty wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am scrumps just to kill time and cool down the libidos, then I would have more respect for this story. But to call it love? To give them their own love song, complete with raging fireplace and candlelight??!! Where was John and Marlena’s romantic interlude after he turned from Jawn to John? Oh, yes, there was no time for romance since John was too busy being paralyzed from the neck down. Where is Steve and Kayla’s love song? We won’t even get one freakin’ chorus of “The Rose” before they fade off into the background forever!? And while we’re at it, where was Tony and Anna’s wedding after they were separated by Stefano Dimera for twenty years? As with everything else with these abused characters for the last six months, it happened off-screen.
Sorry, but Dan and Chloe have not paid enough dues for this kind of frontburner story. For one thing, I have a hard time believing that either one of these characters has a clue of what love is.
Dr. Dan nearly seduced the young Chelsea (after having groped her one time too many in the hospital)...was responsible for breaking up the love of Chelsea and Nick, thus enabling Nick to fall for the most annoying character in the history of soaps, Melanie Layton, and as a result of said infatuation, went insane...promptly skipped from Chelsea to Grandma Kate...but now he’s with Chloe and it’s twu wuv.
Chloe falsely accused her former boyfriend, Phillip Kiriakis, of raping her when she was simply pissed off at him...let Brady turn into a drug addict while she was off singing opera somewhere...used Phillip as a fuck buddy for a few months because she had nothing better to do...and got herself engaged to Lucas after a hot and sweaty encounter in a stuck elevator. But after having been banged against the hospital door by Dr. Dan, it’s twu wuv.
Three cheers for Victor Kiriakis who calls it like he sees it about Chloe...and I couldn’t agree with him more. I always laugh when he throws out one of those cruel zingers aimed to kill.
If there’s one bright side to this parody of a love story, it’s that Lucas will get out of this toxic relationship with Chloe. After being cheated on by Sami and now cheated on by Chloe, he really needs a lady who will appreciate him for the charming fellow he is. And...um, Lucas? This Diva’s free for a date anytime!