History YMMV / DaysOfOurLives

20th Dec '16 9:39:32 PM MirrorNoir
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** Jennifer Horton, once the NiceCharacterMeanActor reveal happened in the mid-90s when Melissa Reeves was revealed to be having an adulterous affair with a co-star. Jennifer went from the plucky girl next door who's pure heart was such that she was able to redeem a rapist who argued IN COURT that a man can rape his wife and it not being rape, to a self-absorb hypocrite who mocked her husband's post-traumatic stress disorder from having his life destroyed by the DiMeras and who was bed hopping with strangers whenever she thought he was dead.
**Sami Brady: Cold blooded sociopath or fucked up teenager who went though the trauma of losing her mother as a child, being raised by a father who turns out to be an imposture (after being told originally he had plastic surgery) and then being reunited with your real dad only to watch your mom cuck your dad with Fake-dad and try and pass off their bastard as your real dad's and then get raped by the older college age guy who you think is your friend and have him call you a liar when he gets arrested, plus out that he only was your friend because he wanted to rape your half-sister!
*Kate Roberts: only sane woman in a town of fucked up families who wants protect her son from the lunacy of the city and Sami Brady (who the whole town knows is crazy and evil), or a cold and ruthless matriarch who seeks absolute and total control over her son Lucas to make up for how she abandoned and forsaked her other children.



** Jack's death is one particularly nasty sore spot for older fans, as they brought the actor back simply so they could humiliate and kill him off once and for all, all in the name of finally freeing Jennifer Horton up to fuck other men without social stigma.
*** Hope and John fucking on a submarine, resulting in Hope becoming pregnant with John's love child. It created such a nuclear backlash online, and within fandom, that not only did the writers have to bend over backwards once the baby was born, to retcon the child being Bo's (resulting in the meme that was "Mimesex"), but they ultimately killed the child off first chance they could years later.



* TheScrappy - Carrie Brady

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* TheScrappy - Belle. While Carrie Bradyand Sami and Jennifer Horton all worked well in their role as the young blonde female heroine of the show, Belle was widely reviled by fans.
13th Sep '16 1:07:40 PM cdenton
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** Unfortunately in this case [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Stefano was killed this time because Joe Mascolo, Stefano's iconic actor, suffered a debilitating stroke.]] Still, it's nice to think he's really just retired to a nice Mediterranean island somewhere...

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** Unfortunately in this case [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Stefano was killed this time because Joe Mascolo, Stefano's iconic actor, suffered a debilitating stroke.]] Still, it's nice to think he's he really just retired to a nice Mediterranean island somewhere...
13th Sep '16 12:58:12 PM cdenton
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** Unfortunately in this case [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Stefano was killed this time because Joe Mascolo, Stefano's iconic actor, suffered a debilitating stroke.]] Still, it's nice to think he's really just retired to a nice Mediterranean island somewhere...
6th Feb '16 9:43:20 AM nighttrainfm
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation- Marlena and her daughter Belle as selfish cunts who play their romantic suitors against each other so she can have TWO men loving her at the same time is a popular fan interpretation of the character.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation- Marlena and her daughter Belle as selfish cunts jerks who play their romantic suitors against each other so she can have TWO men loving her at the same time is a popular fan interpretation of the character.
26th Jan '16 2:48:36 PM SugarCookie
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** Or if you happen to despise a pairing because one half happens to be a rapist. Jack and Sami are both rapists, as well as EJ, Tony, and several other characters. But apparently being 'cool', 'good-looking', 'damaged', and/or 'badass' makes the fact that committed, sometimes more than once, such a barbaric, traumatising act is a-okay.
23rd Jan '16 2:44:46 PM DrOO7
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* HesJustHiding: Despite WordOfGod that any characters killed off from now on will ''stay'' dead, most fans are using to believe this about Stefano, given the myriad of times he's returned from the dead.
23rd Nov '15 10:26:15 PM cdenton
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* BrokenBase - This happens with any soap opera over couples, characters, etc., but the original tenure of head writer James E. Reilly is still very controversial. Some fans will argue he breathed new life into a show still reeling from the late '80s/early '90s writers' strike and point out that quite a few of his characters (like Sami Brady, Kristen Blake, Lucas Horton, and the Reed-Roberts family) are still very popular to this day. Others will say his use of supernatural and other unrealistic (even by soap standards) elements derailed the show and alienated longtime fans, and that he was just generally a bad writer who relied on shock value, ignored continuity, dragged out storylines, made an incoherent mess out of backstories like John Black's origins and Tony DiMera's parentage, and [[BlackandWhiteMorality reduced characters and their motivations to two dimensions, at most.]] Years and several writing regimes later, there are those who will still assert that the show ''never'' recovered from his first tenure. But even fans who liked his original run will usually agree his second run from 2003 to 2006 was in the end a disaster (even if they did at least like Chelsea Brady and/or the fantastically bizarre and gloriously nonsensical[[GuiltyPleasures Salem Stalker storyline]]).

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* BrokenBase - This happens with any soap opera over couples, characters, etc., but the original tenure of head writer James E. Reilly is still very controversial. Some fans will argue he breathed new life into a show still reeling from the late '80s/early '90s writers' strike and point out that quite a few of his characters (like Sami Brady, Kristen Blake, Lucas Horton, and the Reed-Roberts family) are still very popular to this day. Others will say his use of supernatural and other unrealistic (even by soap standards) elements derailed the show and alienated longtime fans, and that he was just generally a bad writer who relied on shock value, ignored continuity, dragged out storylines, made an incoherent mess out of backstories like John Black's origins and Tony DiMera's parentage, and [[BlackandWhiteMorality reduced characters and their motivations to two dimensions, at most.]] Years and several writing regimes later, there are those who will still assert that the show ''never'' recovered from his first tenure. But even fans who liked his original run will usually agree his second run from 2003 to 2006 was in the end a disaster (even if they did at least like Chelsea Brady and/or the fantastically bizarre and gloriously nonsensical[[GuiltyPleasures nonsensical [[GuiltyPleasures Salem Stalker storyline]]).
23rd Nov '15 10:26:02 PM cdenton
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* BrokenBase - This happens with any soap opera over couples, characters, etc., but the original tenure of head writer James E. Reilly is still very controversial. Some fans will argue he breathed new life into a show still reeling from the late '80s/early '90s writers' strike and point out that quite a few of his characters (like Sami Brady, Kristen Blake, Lucas Horton, and the Reed-Roberts family) are still very popular to this day. Others will say his use of supernatural and other unrealistic (even by soap standards) elements derailed the show and alienated longtime fans, and that he was just generally a bad writer who relied on shock value, ignored continuity, dragged out storylines, made an incoherent mess out of backstories like John Black's origins and Tony DiMera's parentage, and [[BlackandWhiteMorality reduced characters and their motivations to two dimensions, at most.]] Years and several writing regimes later, there are those who will still assert that the show ''never'' recovered from his first tenure. But even fans who liked his original run will usually agree his second run from 2003 to 2006 was in the end a disaster (even if they did at least like Chelsea Brady and/or the fantastically bizarre [[GuiltyPleasures Salem Stalker storyline]]).

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* BrokenBase - This happens with any soap opera over couples, characters, etc., but the original tenure of head writer James E. Reilly is still very controversial. Some fans will argue he breathed new life into a show still reeling from the late '80s/early '90s writers' strike and point out that quite a few of his characters (like Sami Brady, Kristen Blake, Lucas Horton, and the Reed-Roberts family) are still very popular to this day. Others will say his use of supernatural and other unrealistic (even by soap standards) elements derailed the show and alienated longtime fans, and that he was just generally a bad writer who relied on shock value, ignored continuity, dragged out storylines, made an incoherent mess out of backstories like John Black's origins and Tony DiMera's parentage, and [[BlackandWhiteMorality reduced characters and their motivations to two dimensions, at most.]] Years and several writing regimes later, there are those who will still assert that the show ''never'' recovered from his first tenure. But even fans who liked his original run will usually agree his second run from 2003 to 2006 was in the end a disaster (even if they did at least like Chelsea Brady and/or the fantastically bizarre [[GuiltyPleasures and gloriously nonsensical[[GuiltyPleasures Salem Stalker storyline]]).
15th Jan '15 3:10:59 AM cdenton
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* BrokenBase - This happens with any soap opera over couples, characters, etc., but the original tenure of head writer James E. Reilly is still very controversial by soap fan standards. Some fans will argue he breathed new life into a show still reeling from the late '80s/early '90s writers' strike and point out that quite a few of his characters (like Sami Brady, Kristen Blake, Lucas Horton, and the Reed-Roberts family) are still very popular to this day. Others will say his use of supernatural and other unrealistic (even by soap standards) elements derailed the show and alienated longtime fans, and that he was just generally a bad writer who relied on shock value, ignored continuity, dragged out storylines, made an incoherent mess out of backstories like John Black's origins and Tony DiMera's parentage, and [[BlackandWhiteMorality reduced characters and their motivations to two dimensions, at most.]] Years and several writing regimes later, there are those who will still assert that the show ''never'' recovered from his first tenure. But even fans who liked his original run will usually agree his second run from 2003 to 2006 was in the end a disaster (even if they did at least like Chelsea Brady and/or the fantastically bizarre [[GuiltyPleasures Salem Stalker storyline]]).

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* BrokenBase - This happens with any soap opera over couples, characters, etc., but the original tenure of head writer James E. Reilly is still very controversial by soap fan standards.controversial. Some fans will argue he breathed new life into a show still reeling from the late '80s/early '90s writers' strike and point out that quite a few of his characters (like Sami Brady, Kristen Blake, Lucas Horton, and the Reed-Roberts family) are still very popular to this day. Others will say his use of supernatural and other unrealistic (even by soap standards) elements derailed the show and alienated longtime fans, and that he was just generally a bad writer who relied on shock value, ignored continuity, dragged out storylines, made an incoherent mess out of backstories like John Black's origins and Tony DiMera's parentage, and [[BlackandWhiteMorality reduced characters and their motivations to two dimensions, at most.]] Years and several writing regimes later, there are those who will still assert that the show ''never'' recovered from his first tenure. But even fans who liked his original run will usually agree his second run from 2003 to 2006 was in the end a disaster (even if they did at least like Chelsea Brady and/or the fantastically bizarre [[GuiltyPleasures Salem Stalker storyline]]).
27th Sep '14 1:26:55 PM MagBas
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* BrokenBase - This happens with any soap opera over couples, characters, etc., but the original tenure of head writer James E. Reilly is still very controversial by soap fan standards. Some fans will argue he breathed new life into a show still reeling from the late '80s/early '90s writers' strike and point out that quite a few of his characters (like Sami Brady, Kristen Blake, Lucas Horton, and the Reed-Roberts family) are still very popular to this day. Others will say his use of supernatural and other unrealistic (even by soap standards) elements derailed the show and alienated longtime fans, and that he was just generally a bad writer who relied on shock value, ignored continuity, dragged out storylines, made an incoherent mess out of backstories like John Black's origins and Tony DiMera's parentage, and [[BlackandWhiteMorality reduced characters and their motivations to two dimensions, at most.]] Years and several writing regimes later, there are those who will still assert that the show ''never'' recovered from his first tenure (just see JumpingTheShark below). But even fans who liked his original run will usually agree his second run from 2003 to 2006 was in the end a disaster (even if they did at least like Chelsea Brady and/or the fantastically bizarre [[GuiltyPleasures Salem Stalker storyline]]).

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* BrokenBase - This happens with any soap opera over couples, characters, etc., but the original tenure of head writer James E. Reilly is still very controversial by soap fan standards. Some fans will argue he breathed new life into a show still reeling from the late '80s/early '90s writers' strike and point out that quite a few of his characters (like Sami Brady, Kristen Blake, Lucas Horton, and the Reed-Roberts family) are still very popular to this day. Others will say his use of supernatural and other unrealistic (even by soap standards) elements derailed the show and alienated longtime fans, and that he was just generally a bad writer who relied on shock value, ignored continuity, dragged out storylines, made an incoherent mess out of backstories like John Black's origins and Tony DiMera's parentage, and [[BlackandWhiteMorality reduced characters and their motivations to two dimensions, at most.]] Years and several writing regimes later, there are those who will still assert that the show ''never'' recovered from his first tenure (just see JumpingTheShark below).tenure. But even fans who liked his original run will usually agree his second run from 2003 to 2006 was in the end a disaster (even if they did at least like Chelsea Brady and/or the fantastically bizarre [[GuiltyPleasures Salem Stalker storyline]]).



* JumpingTheShark - when James E Reilly began writing it.
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