Friday, January 28, 2011

What Rhymes With Orange?

"Dr. Walters?!"

Evidently Jen  is less shocked that the love of her life abandoned his wife and children than she is that Ben is involved in this organ-snatching circus.  Still.

Substitute "circus" for "disaster".  "Circus" suggests that any bit of this storyline has been fun to watch.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Won't Someone Please Think Of The Children?

Days Drama Beat

Nicole tells EJ she's noticed all the noise coming from the basement.  After dancing around it for just enough time to take us to a commercial break, she tells EJ that the jig is up.

When Days returns, leaving me thankful that I didn't injure my knees too badly when I landed on them after tumbling off the edge of my seat, Nicole explains to EJ that she knows what's actually happening in the basement.  He's having a rubber room built for Johnny so at least when the poor kid keeps running into the wall because the one eye he has left can't see past that gigantic costume eyepatch he's wearing, he won't bruise any internal organs. 

Okay, not exactly. 

The point is that she thinks it's some sort of playroom for Johnny and we're supposed to believe that EJ was keeping that a secret from her for some reason.  Oh, wait.  I lied.  The real point is that Days just wasted a bunch of my time.

Why So Serious?

So today I was supposed to do two commentaries to catch up.  So why didn't I do them?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More Marco (and he's pining for Doritos)

This morning a friend of mine sent me a link to an amazing commercial for Doritos.  I was watching it and laughing my ass off when, lo and behold,  I realized that the "hedge-trimmer" is none other than Steve Bruns (Marco).  This is one helluva coinky-dink, if I do say so myself!

Why not visit Steve Bruns on Facebook and tell him what you think?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More Marco (Less Rafe)

I'm still thinking about starting a 'More Marco' campaign, and I thought a good place to start would be to make a banner featuring Steve Bruns, aka. The man behind the Marco.  And, of course, there's a  second banner without the "less rafe" bit, although why you'd be happy with the current Rafe to Marco ratio is beyond me.  I won't judge, though.  Pfft.  Who am I kidding?  Yes, I will.

Got Marco?

Spread the love, people.

Monday, January 24, 2011

So Boring. No, really.

I gotta tell ya, my heart just wasn't in it today.  This episode was pretty wretched, and judging by the underwhelming promo for February up on the NBC site, we're in for a rough couple of months.

I'm sort of hoping that if EJ is going dark, he goes just dark enough to wrap another belt around his knuckles and give Rafe a sweet, sweet buckle-beating a la 2006 EJ.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Happy Days Are Here Again.

Friday's episode was actually so dull that at one point I found myself using my fingernails to clean all the nooks and crannies in my television remote.

Vivian is going to tear Gus' head off...

 ...the same way she got all those bottles open, if he doesn't give her the last couple of ounces of wine.

Friday, January 21, 2011

You win. We lose.

Chloe is back, Baby

With fire in her veins, Chloe shows up at Stephanie's place to drop Gammy B. like a stone in a well.  A big, old, heavy, self-righteous, sanctimonious...

I forgot what I was going to say.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Days has lost its mother-buggin' head...


Read any February Sweeps stuff yet?  Don't.  Huge drag.

I finally figured out how to make it so that you can leave a comment without having to sign or log into anything.  Phew!  It only took me - what - two months to figure out how to uncheck a box?  Yeah.

Eric knows what Brady doesn't

Brady wants Nicole out of his life for good, insisting that it's time for him to move on.

"What do you mean you have to move on? What? You found someone else already?  Oh my god.  You have, haven't you?"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

But more than all of this...

Unfortunately a couple of things prevented me from doing a proper commentary for today's episode, however I felt like I needed to make mention of Jay Kenneth Johnson and Shelley Hennig's decision to leave Days.

First of all, no one can really blame them in light of the fact that neither of them has had a decent story since I went from seeing my psychiatrist on a bi-weekly basis to a weekly basis.  For pete's sake, Philip was relegated to being a secondary character in a storyline starring his sperm.  At some point I'm pretty sure Stephanie was being groomed to become the next Nicole Walker, but she very quickly became a one-note mockingbird - a third-tier character in a lacklustre storyline.


If it wasn't for Vivian and Bo today, this episode would have been a huge drag.

Good Morning, Starshine!

The truth serum begins to make it's way through Bo's system (or at least that's what we're lead to believe).  It's a wild, wild trip.

Peter Reckell really ought to have scenes like this more often.  I'm not saying Bo should go on the sauce or start chopping up mushrooms to put in his Ragu, but Peter can do comedy very well and I wish the writers would let him do it more often.  Intentionally, of course.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

You Don't Send Me Flowers Anymore


No Sami and no Rafe makes this weekend into a long weekend!

Carly doesn't tell Chloe to bugger off

With a forced breeziness, Chloe sidles up to Carly and asks how her hearing went.  Carly's first clue that Chloe is looking to ambush Daniel at work is that she goes cross-eyed whenever she makes a concerted effort to demonstrate any sort of interest in anyone's life other than her own.

I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!

So I had so much work to catch up on last night and this morning that I couldn't get the commentary for yesterday's episode up!  I will try to get the entry up this evening.  Fingers crossed it's worth the wait.

I know, Steffy.  I'm so sorry.  You're the last person I want to disappoint.

James Scott's birthday was yesterday and I felt like I should mention that.  Aaaand now I'm thinking about him eating cake.  And now he's climbing out of one.
See you soon!

Friday, January 14, 2011

God, Almighty! Make it stop!

Another day.  Another Days.

I had been anticipating this episode for a while now - the so-called "truce" between Sami and EJ (which looks like it's going to last about...hmm...a day).  I'm still not buying what Cordiglay is selling.  I'm trying my best to see things objectively, but it takes alot of energy to do so, and frankly I could put that energy towards something more constructive, like binding together my collection of haikus about Michael Caine, or sharpening the blade in my pill-splitter.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Humanizing Salem

The theme of today's show is "If at eighth you don't succeed, try, try again". 

I'm not sure what the writers are thinking, particularly after yesterday's episode during which Veruca Salt-Hernandez spit a rather long stream of venom at EJ and Nicole.  Today the writers tried to tip the scale again by having Sami launch into her usual, teary "why does everything bad have to happen to me" schtick.  The problem is that Sami's misery up against EJ's lately weighs about the same amount as how much we care at this point, which is pretty much zero, rendering the scale pretty much untippable in her favour.

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Squared.

Strange, strange days/Days, my friend.

Today we are witnesses to more of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? - Now with extra Bette as Kayla becomes the next Brady woman unexpectedly thrown under the bus at the hands of Higley.  Sami is positively unbearable today and might be beyond redemption.  I hope against hope that isn't the case, but I can't help but worry that these writers lack the talent to be able to write her out of the volcano they sacrificed her to in the name of what might be the worst Days storyline (and biggest waste of the viewers' time) since the Salem Slasher.

Filler includes Nathan and Melanie having the exact same conversation they had yesterday, but this time they're standing on the pier.  Will reacts to Gabi's flirting like Linus does when he finds out his teacher has a boyfriend in the Peanuts' Valentine's Day special.  Bo tries to listen in on Warden Jane's conversation in the woods with the mystery man behind it all while crouching down in the white snow dressed entirely in black.  Daniel and his chest hair testify at Carly's hearing while his necklace remains in mourning.  Jennifer's make-up is still being applied with a butterknife.  Yawn.

Highlights?  A few.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Cheese and Crackers

The Day of Misguided Reckoning continues into today's episode.  It sort of made me think of a couple of scenes in Spinal Tap.  Specifically the scene following the Stonehenge disaster (one of the funniest scenes in the movie, as I'm sure most of you know - and if you don't know, you need to know now).

Instead of blaming Nigel for scribbling 11"x11" instead of 11'x11' on a cocktail napkin, resulting in a less than majestic on-stage representation of the mystical Stonehenge, the band blames Ian, the band manager, explaining to him that "it's not your job to be as confused as Nigel".  This is sort of comparable to what's happening to poor Carly in today's episode.  Because Chloe is the dimmest bulb in the box right now, none of the women of Salem seem to be blaming her for this whole paternity disaster.  It's all on Gnarly Carly.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

January 7 Commentary

So I took a very long break from Days because frankly it's just been a big drag.  I've really come to love Carly, so lately I've become a little wary of all the bullying.  Carly/CC is sort of like EJ/JS in the sense that she's doomed to be little more than an interloper for the couple Ken Corday has decided should be endgame. 

Obviously there are many problems with this, the first of which is that there seems to have been absolutely no point to everything that's happened between Bo/Carly and Sami/EJ over the past few months (see my surprise). The second is that you shouldn't ruin the end of a book if that book is going to continue spitting out volumes for at least another two years.  The third, of course, is that it's a huge waste of talent and chemistry.  Whether or not I'm a Carbo fan is irrelevant here.  The thing that makes a good triangle is that the viewer at times can be just as torn between two corners as the third is.  There's a whisper of that with Carly, Bo and Hope so why not take advantage of that, writers?  Why basically tell us that we're going to be riding across the finish line on Fancy's face two years in advance?