Remember those old 80s soap opera commercials where the background song was "It'll Excite You!"
OK, so am I supposed to get excited?Dr. Craig Wesley (Kevin Spirtas) is coming back three days just to prop up the already overly-propped Chloe Lane. Woo-hoo…so what? This is about as exciting as the news that Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth) is coming back for a recurring role, undoubtedly to prop up the overly-propped Phillip Kiriakis. Seriously, why flaunt these still-sexy older male actors, taunting those of the longtime viewers who can still stomach what DAYS has become, only to use them in recurring roles and supporting parts to the newbies?
You know what would excite me? If DAYS would write a real storyline for a character over the age of 30. Let’s see Maggie divorce Mickey and have an affair with one of the young hotties. Let’s see Justin Kiriakis come back and be a bad boy and restart the Kiriakis/Dimera war. Let’s see Craig Wesley have a real storyline…you know? The one that he never got on his first run on DAYS, besides being comic relief with wife Nancy.
And for those of you who think Crystal Chappell will set DAYS on fire...guess what? She’s over 30 and will be disposable. Because Gary Tomlin (and I say Tomlin because he is the real runner of the show…just as Dick Cheney was really president!) cannot stand anyone over the age of 30. Just ask Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans about that. They’ll tell you. So someone really needs to warn Crystal that regardless of whatever that ass said to her to get her to come back to the show, he was lying!
DAYS is just following the same pattern as all the other soaps seem to be doing, tossing out the loved vets with history only to hire vets from other soaps…just so they can backburner them for their all-important newbies that have all of the charisma of wet paperbags. Perhaps Louise Sorel's return as Vivian Alamain (that yours truly broke the scoop about -- no matter what liars take the credit for it later) will break the pattern, but Diva wouldn't bet the farm on it.
You know what would excite me? If the soaps actually cared about what their viewers wanted to see for a change…