Days of Our Lives: Is the re-launch working for you?

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    LOLOL, I’m all for digging into history, but I never ever ever thought they’d resurrect the Jungle Madness, and not only is it still a thing, but these kids who didn’t even exist when it first came around have all heard stories about it.

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    I’d rather jungle madness than “make a Sex tape! Make a Sex tape!!!”

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    #1202118301

    Eileen Davidson Returning to DAYS for November Sweeps!

    This will be FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait for Carlivati’s material to start airing.

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    Wow, as much as I’ve been critical of Ron’s work in the past, he feels like the freakin’ messiah right now. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS TO START BEING ON MY SCREEN!

    In the meanwhile, yes, more Jungle Madness and less sex tape, I guess. Haha.

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    While I still think the show is doing better than it had been, the last couple of weeks have really started to get pretty dull, either because the storylines just feel so silly or preposterous or because there’s not enough development as the episodes move along. For one thing, the whole story with Abigail and Dario has just been pretty ridiculous and very annoying from the get-go. I had come around to liking Dario somewhat, but now he’s as irritating as ever, and the silly writing for Abigail is doing nobody any favors in terms of helping the recast catch on with people who aren’t sold on her yet. Meanwhile, I’m also finding the Chad and Gabi scenes annoying. It’s less about not liking the pairing and more about the way they’re being written. The repetitive cycle of Gabi panicking, Chad comforting her, them having a romantic moment is not really working. It also bothers me that they’re now just brushed aside how angry Gabi was about the (silly) cursed amulet. She was blaming this amulet and by extension Chad for them ending up stuck on that island where they might die and her being separated from her daughter, but now she’s just cool with Chad because he’s available and interested? I liked the setup of all those young adult characters being stuck on the island together, but it hasn’t been used very well. It fulfilled the purpose of pushing Chad and Gabi together, but it wasn’t really necessary to strand them to accomplish that. Maybe Sonny will start listening to Paul more now that he’s afraid of losing him to the Jungle Madness, and not try to be a ruthless jerk as he’s planning to? We did get the marriage between Kate and Andre, so that was fun.

    Then there’s Jade causing trouble in two storylines, which is great since Jade is such an awesome and enjoyable character. Not. Overall, it definitely feels like the show needs to be kickstarted into a better gear, which hopefully will happen soon with the start of this murder mystery coming up and RC’s work beginning to air.

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    Yes, it has been rough going lately, mainly because of the story lines. I don’t mind the character of Jade, but I hate seeing Tripp turn on Kayla. And the sex tape story is pretty weak. The Jungle Madness story is taking its toll. The Dario/Abigail saga is not so great either. When does RC’s work start airing?

    P.S. Julie is really annoying! LOL.

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    The only thing that has been saving this show for me is the wonderful talented group of actors, who give their all to weak material. I am so looking forward to Ron Carlivati’s writing for the show and esp. the returns of Alison Sweeney and Chandler Massey (and the visit from Eileen Davidson). I have been watching the show, but not commenting much, because it hasn’t been worth commenting on ):

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    LOL, yes, Julie certainly is annoying! I feel about her pretty much how I imagine people like JJ or Claire might feel about her. I love her, and I’m glad to see her for about 10 seconds, and then she starts getting on everyone’s nerves. The story with Tripp plotting revenge against Kayla just doesn’t work for me across the board. For one thing, I think Kayla and Tripp had been a really endearing relationship, much more so than Tripp with Steve and either Kayla or Steve with Jade or Joey. And it just defies logic. He’s been spending tons of time with Kayla, and she’s given him no indication that she killed his mother or is the two-faced liar Jade claims she is, but still he runs with this dumb theory and takes everything Jade says at face value, despite the fact that Jade is clearly a liar with an ax to grind as she blames Kayla for Joey dumping her. It’s frustrating to watch.

    At least the branch of story with Jennifer, Eric, Nicole and Brady has heart to it, even if I don’t love everything about it. It’s a little hard not to see Nicole’s current plight as karma for her unwillingness to forgive Eric for a drunken accident when she’s been forgiven for so many deliberate misdeeds. She’s planning a life with a man whose grandfather she tried to murder. She’s trying to get her baby from a woman to whom she gave a flesh-eating virus. She tried to have Jennifer sent to prison by blaming her for pushing her down the stairs and causing her to lose her baby, which was a lie. She’s even the reason Eric couldn’t rejoin the priesthood. Not to mention that she kept Sami’s baby from her and tried mightily to keep EJ’s baby that she was carrying away from him. I’m not rooting against Nicole here, but her constant need to remind Eric what a terrible thing he’s done after everything she’s gotten away with is just too much.

    Anyway, I think RC’s work starts to air in July, and Deimos’s exit will happen before RC takes over, so there’s definitely a lot to look forward to. I’ve seen Chandler Massey, Galen Gering and Drake Hogestyn all raving about how great the scripts are.

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    According to a tweet from yesterday, RC’s first script is slated to air July 19. He also posted a little teaser of the first scene.
    Carlivati's first episode of DAYS.Carlivati first scene teaser.

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