DAYS: Letting obvious sand slip through the hourglass

I don’t write often about DAYS, as you all know.

I’ve never been a fan of the action/adventure mix DAYS and GH adopted in the 80s and, with mixed results, have returned to every so often in the years since.

(Someday, Lynn Liccardo and I will have to have a podcast about that very topic. There will be pillows and at least one intermission, maybe two.)

The show has been more like DAYS OF OUR DEATHS for months, and in the rare moments I catch it, I can’t find anyone I like, or want to root for, or any couples that have even the dimmest spark.

Yeah, I know. Tell us how you really feel, right?

The latest thing to make me scratch my head is a story with Nicole, Kate and Deimos, who, despite Vincent Irizarry’s vast talents, still seems to be more of an idea than an actual character.

I caught bits of the show on two different days where a past love of Deimos was being discussed. Apparently, Nicole looks a whole lot like a woman in Deimos’ life from 30 years ago.

Nicole. Okay…..but Nicole?

GOSH. IF ONLY THERE WAS SOME WAY DAYS COULD GO BACK IN TIME TO CAPTURE VINCENT IRIZARRY 30 YEARS AGO WITH ANOTHER ACTIVE DAYS FEMALE CAST MEMBER.

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I MEAN, IT WOULD BE COOL IF PICTURES EXISTED. AND THE CHEMISTRY EXISTED. AND, YOU KNOW, IT WOULD BE ALL RIGHT THERE.

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I MEAN, HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE IF THAT PERSON WAS, LIKE, ALREADY PART OF THE DAYS CAST?

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I can’t be the only person who, when Helena and Deimos’ past was mentioned, went “Huh?”

Was there no one at DAYS who thought of this? C’mon, folks. Is there even a Telenext to complain about the photo usage? Can we not break a twenty and pay them to show it for a day?

I just have to figure one of two things is true.

(1) Judi and Vincent don’t care much for working with each other. I’ve heard nothing of the sort, and I know about as much as the next viewer re: backstage gossip, but hey, it’s possible.

(2) DAYS missed a giant opportunity to capitalize on existing talent/chemistry. There’s been a lot of change backstage as well as in front of the camera.

#1 is a possibility, but based on everything else I see with this show (“Kassie DePaiva is driving a rare interesting story on the show? Let’s write her out!”) you’ll forgive me if I tend to believe #2.

Those sands keep slipping through the hourglass, sadly……..

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One thought on “DAYS: Letting obvious sand slip through the hourglass

  1. Patrick,

    I find myself scratching my head over this one too. Only thing I can figure to explain it is the Deimos storyline was written long before Vincent Irizarry was cast. So, there must be plot reasons why Helene looks like Nicole and not Adrianne. Perhaps the plot points are specific enough to Nicole that it was not possible to change it to Adrianne when Vincent got the part.

    Of course, it’s also entirely possible that TPTB are so oblivious that they do not realize Vince and Judi had a sizzling romance back in the early 1980s. They’re oblivious about so much else (like killing off Will in a homophobic manner, thoughtlessly killing off Bo immediately after reuniting him with Hope, revising John Black’s past for the (yawn) umpteenth time, thinking the bad lighting would make the show look better, etc), maybe they honestly don’t remember about Beth and Lujack.

    As much as I’m enjoying Vince in the part, I’m still seeing lots of David Hayward in Deimos. I hope they give him more material to develop Deimos into a full formed character. Deimos is by far the best addition to the show in a while. With the loss of Stefano, they need a good villain.

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