Friday, May 7, 2010
5/6/10 review - Someone Get Me a Midol!
Stefano/Kate/Madeline/Chad – Kate and Madeline freak out when Chad sees an old picture of the two of them together. So far I’m just not into this story. It is just too freakin’ predictable that this is all a set-up to make Chad a Dimera. Even Stevie Wonder can see this one coming! I don’t even want Chad as a Dimera cuz quite frankly, he’s not cool enough to be one. Also, I suppose this is a set-up to give the much-acclaimed Jessica Tuck a storyline, but other than watching her constantly play the one-note uptight neurotic bee-yatch, I don’t really see what the big deal is with her either. Meh.
Arianna/Gaby – Apparently Arianna was a PMSing shrew today around Gaby, but once she did that Midol commercial, she was okay.
EJ/Sami/Will – I am happy that DAYS is finally giving EJ and Sami a chance to get closer again. Loved the scene where they strike a deal to make Kate miserable. I enjoy it when they scheme together because I’m in the camp that wants Sami to be the bad girl again. I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again. She is simply not interesting as Marlena Lite. That is not what made Sami and Ali Sweeney popular in the first place. Now I’m ready for more EJAMI Hawtness. As for Will, it’s a shame he’s too old to be shipped off to boarding school again because he’s getting on my last nerve.
Anna/Calliope – I love seeing Arleen Sorkin back. I love seeing Leann Hunley back. I love seeing the old Anna/Calliope friendship back. I love Calliope’s one liners and comedy. Love it, love it, love it. But I am truly starting to HATE Rafe…which leads me to…
Rafe - If Rafe’s blackmail of Calliope is supposed to be a funny twist, I don’t find it amusing at all. All of the time we are having to listen to Rafe pontificate about how evil EJ and Stefano are, but his actions are not much better. I don’t know if it’s how the directors want Rafe played or if it’s Galen Gering’s choice as an actor, but I am so sick of the constant arrogant smirk and the bullying…with Calliope and Anna and Sami and EJ and with, well, pretty much everyone who he has a scene with. I’ve never found SAFE to be an interesting couple; and I’ve never heard a compelling reason from their fan base as to why they like the couple so much except that Rafe isn’t that nasty raping EJ Dimera. He says he’s doing all this to avenge Sami for the kidnapping. Has anyone ever clued him in that Sami tried to sell Belle on the black market and raped Austin and forged hospital records – that in her past, she has done a lot more reprehensible things than Anna Dimera ever thought of doing? And lastly, why does Rafe and Galen Gering rate so much glory and airtime? Rafe Hernandez has truly become the Victor Newman of DAYS, getting his way in every situation, being a key player in every scene and always coming out smelling like a rose. The difference is Eric Braeden served many years on Y&R for the character of Victor to earn such an exalted position. What is Galen’s claim to fame other than he has PASSIONS and VENICE on his resume?