History Series / DaysOfOurLives

13th May '17 11:26:56 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* Dork Age Supernatural Wacky plots days went downhill.

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* Dork Age DorkAge Supernatural Wacky plots days went downhill.
13th May '17 11:26:43 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* StraightGay - Sonny Kiriakas absolutely. Will Horton, especially the version played by Guy Wilson, also fits to a lessor extent.

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* StraightGay - StraightGay: Sonny Kiriakas absolutely.comes to town to be with his parents, popular 80s couple Justin and Adrienne, and quickly reveals himself to be gay. While his parents and cousin Abigail knew prior to his arrival, most people, including his eventual love interest Will Horton, are surprised because the athletic, adventurous Sonny doesn't seem gay. Will Horton, especially the version played by Guy Wilson, also fits to a lessor extent.
22nd Feb '17 8:34:36 AM Larkmarn
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* SignatureScene: poses Marlena Floating on her bed, Marlena revealed As a serial Killer, Kristen Blake expose on her in elvis priestly Wedding and many more.
9th Feb '17 5:03:42 PM StatuesqueRangale
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*SignatureScene: poses Marlena Floating on her bed, Marlena revealed As a serial Killer, Kristen Blake expose on her in elvis priestly Wedding and many more.
20th Dec '16 9:21:34 PM MirrorNoir
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* TheChewToy: Jack Deveraux. Especially under Reilly's pen (as the writer hated Matt Ashford), but especially in his final stint on the show, where he was mocked repeatedly by Jennifer for the huge amount of post-traumatic stress disorder he suffered after the 2002-2006 Salem Stalker storyline (most notably, being stabbed, vivisected, trapped on an island for nearly an entire year THEN failing to be rescued with everyone else, nearly escaping only to find the wife who you reunited with was a fake who dragged you back to being imprisoned, only to be freed to find your wife was sleeping with the sleazy son of a grifter who was trying to seduce members of your wife's family to leach off their money! And even when you are reunited, that pesky terminal illness you thought had beaten years beforehand comes roaring back and nearly kills you, AGAIN).



**Subverted with Jack, who was widely reviled throughout Salem following his rape of Kayla (and his subsequent ACQUITTAL for the rape, which was achieved by Jack going before a jury and basically arguing that martial rape isn't rape-rape and getting a jury to buy that defense). Only through pure force of will from Jennifer Horton, plus Patch and Kayla both forgiving Jack for his crime (since the rape was brought on by Jack finding out that Kayla never loved him and that Patch had forced her into the loveless marriage because Jack has severe health problems that everyone was expecting to kill him), did polite society in Salem forgive him



*FourLinesAllWaiting: Pretty much was Sami's fate for the bulk of Allison Sweeney's run on the show. Sami's storylines were almost always isolated from the main cast, especially the various Stefano storylines. Granted, this allowed writers to have a secondary BigBad for other stories, but it got very frustrating, watching Sami only having tangible awareness of the crap going on around her, especially since Stefano and his various schemes are part of the core reason why she ended up a sociopath.



**Peter Blake is more of an ExiledFromContinuity situation due to the fact that Melissa Reeves had an affair with the actor who played Peter, which damn near killed her marriage and led to her being made to quit the show (when her husband caught her mid-fuck and forced her to chose the show or her marriage) and led to legal problems over the abrupt nature of her quitting. When Reeves and the show agreed shelf their legal issues a couple of years later, Reeves came back on the condition that the writers never mention whatsoever the Peter Blake character or the entire arc with her sleeping with Peter/Jack trying to win her back.



** Before that, even in the early 1980s the show followed ''Series/GeneralHospital'' in presenting more action-oriented storylines and fewer storylines dealing with medical or domestic drama.

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** Before that, even in the early 1980s the show followed ''Series/GeneralHospital'' in presenting more action-oriented storylines and fewer storylines dealing with medical or domestic drama. This would be deconstructed though when General Hospital, in the wake of the writers on Days hitting gold with Sami Brady, 18 year old sociopath. General Hospital turned Jason Quartermain into a sociopath (though even more severe case, with Jason suffering full-on memory loss and ability to feel empathy for others) but becoming an anti-hero instead of villain.
*** Several characters also got retooled, when TheBusCameBack: Jack's past as a rich preppy/yuppie was jetisoned in order to have him be more blue collar. Billie went from girl from the wrong side of the tracks foil for the more uptown Hope, into being a full on action girl and secret agent. Phillip went from brash and arrogant jock with a secret heart of gold to being a respectable and honorable man who ended up getting cucked by his best friend.
**** Riding the bus didn't protect you from being retooled: Vivian started out as a villainous matriarch but quickly turned into a comedic villain character who often found herself being dragged into storylines against her will as a sidekick for other villains (Sami, Stefano). Jack went from evil rapist yuppie to tragic Byronic anti-hero after the writers retconned him and Patch as long lost brothers. Or in the case of Sami, going from one of the most evil characters on the show, to being the lead female heroine in large part to ratings slump and them having no one else left on the cast they could focus on as the face of the show, due to budget cuts forcing them to jetison most of the old guard.
16th Dec '16 4:49:13 AM StatuesqueRangale
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11th Nov '16 10:52:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* EyepatchOfPower: Steve Johnson wore a patch over his damaged eye and was generally the most BadAss character on the show during at least his first run.

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* EyepatchOfPower: Steve Johnson wore a patch over his damaged eye and was generally the most BadAss badass character on the show during at least his first run.
18th Oct '16 5:08:19 PM nombretomado
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* ShowWithinAShow: In ''{{Friends}}'', where Joey plays a doctor in a slightly more ridiculous version of the show. Many non-American ''Friends'' fans don't realize ''Days of Our Lives'' is a real show.

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* ShowWithinAShow: In ''{{Friends}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', where Joey plays a doctor in a slightly more ridiculous version of the show. Many non-American ''Friends'' fans don't realize ''Days of Our Lives'' is a real show.
13th Sep '16 1:05:20 PM cdenton
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* BuryYourGays: Not long after becoming part of the show's first married gay couple and the show's first out gay parent, Will Horton becomes the victim of a serial killer. It quickly proved to be an unpopular story development among viewers ''and'' the cast.

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* BuryYourGays: Not long after becoming part of the show's first married gay couple and the show's its first out gay parent, Will Horton becomes the victim of a serial killer. It quickly proved to be an unpopular story development among viewers ''and'' the cast.
13th Sep '16 12:48:12 PM cdenton
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* BuryYourGays: Not long after becoming part of the show's first married gay couple and the show's first out gay parent, Will Horton becomes the victim of a serial killer. It quickly proved to be an unpopular story development among viewers ''and'' the cast.
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