Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dear Days of Our Lives....

Enough already!

I know it's tough to come up with fresh plots but really? Must we be treated to the ETS every two years (ETS = Evil Twin Syndrome).

This plotline between Sami and Faux Rafe is getting....sickening. Back in the 70's, it was new and fresh when Marlena was kidnapped and held captive by her evil twin Samantha, but now, after almost 40 years it's getting stale. Note the number of times you've relied on ETS to carry plotlines:

Roman/John Black
Andre DiMera/Tony DiMera
Patch reappearing after everyone thought he was dead and in the coffin with a new name I can't think of right now
John Black also reappearing after everyone thought he was dead, with amnesia
Rafe/Faux Rafe

and I'm sure there are more I can't think of just now! C'mon, really. You want us to believe Sami really can't tell this guy is not her husband? Do they really have the same moves in the bedroom? Was Faux Rafe such an incredibly quick study? He seems kinda dumb to me. Don't get me wrong, Galen Gering is one of my favorite actors on the show, but this role has him playing an insensitive dolt - okay, maybe he's stretching his acting chops, but the writers are also stretching the bounds of belivability - at least for this blogging cat! and let's not even go into the whole memory erase thing Stefano did with the real Rafe. If I were to sit here and type out every incident of Memory Erasure Stefano has done over the last 30 years on the soap, I would need two new paws!

So what? We all know the real Rafe will turn up eventually - what are they gonna do, have faux Rafe get accused of murder and then bring in the real Rafe to take advantage of his death penalty sentence? And of coruse, some intrepid investigator (Jennifer, possibly, or Jack - we all know Jack is coming back at some point, whether he's played by Matt Ashford or not) will discover the switch at the last dramatic minute as Rafe lies on the execution table (think Sami and Lucas, way back when) and then it will be another year of Sami trying to find something to jog Rafe's memory so they can go back to canoodling in bed like they used to. It's pretty damn sad when a blogging cat can predict storylines, eh??????

Dont' get me wrong - I love this soap, and so does my master. We'd just like to see something fresh and not constantly dredging up teh same old storyline once in awhile. Is that too much to ask? Really?

Don't worry - we'll still DVR ya, and watch ya - hmmm - let's see. Who on the show hasn't had an evil twin yet? Nicole? Chloe? Carly? No, wait! Maggie, now there's a thought! Days writers, go for it! Oh, and if they do ax All My Children, maybe you can get Michael Knight...I hear he's very good at playing evil least that's what they said on HOT IN CLEVELAND.

Meowingly yours,

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