Archive for October 2013

Harumph-ffles!

October 31, 2013

I’m annoyingly behind on this week’s Days because of things like “real life,” but I can’t get enough of this:

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This woman has gone from being the most interesting, revitalized character in Salem to being a damn cartoon. Please spend five seconds worrying about ANYTHING other than Daniel’s relationship with Jennifer, you tiresome nag!

(I want to give credit to whomever made this GIF, but I can’t find an ID anywhere. So into the ether, I shout, “Thank you!”)

Shut Your Mouth

October 28, 2013

I know what gets my LOL of the Week.

“I’m Detective Hope Brady, and I’m here to arrest you two biddies for gossiping!”

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What in the hell was with her big speech to Nurse Amanda Corday and that other dayplayer? “My grandfather was Chief of Staff here 20 years ago, and I’ve been sanctimoniously coasting on his good reputation ever since!” Meanwhile, her sister-in-law, the current Chief of Staff, is in another room berating a young man about his love triangle. Professional!

Although, if gossiping is now a crime, can she have her Aunt Ruffles sent to the electric chair?

Forgive me for engaging in such lurid scuttlebutt, but I’ve gotta say…

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…the scenes of JJ and Theresa’s hook-up were really well done. I’m not sure they could have laid it on any thicker with Theresa’s whole “Ooooh, drugs are fun and I’m bad!” schtick, but there was a seediness to the whole thing that really worked. It felt like one of those awkward real-life hookups where you know it’s going to happen and you’re drinking and just kind of talking and waiting it out. It’s so rare that sex is ever depicted on this show as anything other than Making Love (or rape, their other favorite go-to), so I was surprised by the relative realism of two effed-up young adults trying to get it on.

What Happened in Salem: Week of October 21st

October 27, 2013

Things went from bad to worse for JJ and Theresa…

After JJ stormed out of the house, Jennifer feared that she had no choice but to notify the police that he was violating the judge’s orders. Salem: the city where you go to jail for not living with your parents until well into your 30s. JJ went to hook up with Theresa, who insisted that they take the drug GHB to make the experience more fun. You know what also makes sex more fun? Not overdosing before you can get started! Unfortunately, that’s exactly what Theresa did.

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Ruffling Her Feathers

October 22, 2013

Maggie’s wardrobe has got to be a joke at this point, right?

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I burst out laughing when she came running in dressed like the love child of Captain Jack Sparrow and Little Lord Fauntleroy. Come on! She is completely out of control with the ruffles. And what is with the running around town breathlessly urging Daniel to go bother Jennifer? Get a life, bitch!

And speaking of women of a certain age who need to get a life…

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Kate is off her damn rocker. This whole vendetta against Jordan is beyond insane and irrational. (I have to give credit to whichever writer came up with the bit about Bernardi’s mistress having worked at the hospital and Kate fearing that Jordan could be another plant. I allllmost bought the whole setup in that moment.) Jordan actually scored some points with me when she fired back, “I’m a normal, private person who shows up to do my job!” and followed up with something like, “Why is that so disturbing?” Then again, she hasn’t actually seen how Kate behaves in the workplace…

What Happened in Salem: Week of October 14th

October 20, 2013

Chad got shot, Sami got doubtful, and Eric’s brain showed signs of activity…

Hotel clerk Martha visited Father Eric and left him suspicious that “Fay Taylor,” the mysterious woman from the hotel, might really be Nicole. She did this by offering such shadowy clues as, “I think Fay Taylor might be your friend, Nicole,” which left Eric to put the pieces together himself. He’ll probably get there in another three months or so.

Read the rest to catch up on What Happened in Salem last week!

Gettin’ It Done

October 17, 2013

Did Marge Bernardi just commit the most efficient crime in Salem history?

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She showed up at the “club,” pulled out her gun, and shot someone nearly dead within the first four minutes of the show. Where was the skulking around? The 400 interruptions and false “I see you!” proclamations? I liked the editing (it reminded me of the Coronation Massacre) and the sense of action, but there was some serious suspense missing there.

Some additional loose thoughts on this week so far:

  • The way everyone is carrying on about JJ’s crimes (…selling weed and breaking a window), I’m surprised Melinda Trask isn’t prosecuting and going for the death penalty.
  • Fun game: say “Marge Bernardi” in a super-thick Boston accent.
  • What was with Amanda Corday’s monologue to Sami about how her brother was in the hospital once? Is she going to be a thing now?
  • Why is Daniel so damn interested in that flash drive his kid found in the park? I can’t count how many flash drives I have misplaced in my day. Are people running around town, desperate to find out what’s on them, only to be severely disappointed by the PDF of a blank credit card authorization form I had to print at Kinko’s because my printer at home never works?

What Happened in Salem: Week of October 7th

October 15, 2013

The specter of doom hung over Sami and EJ’s engagement party. Meanwhile…

Kristen had Marlena mugged to get her flash drive back, but the guy she selected from the DiMera Pool of Incompetent Henchman tripped in the park and dropped the flash drive. (Maybe it’s time for the DiMeras to hire a different recruiting agency…) Daniel and Parker came along shortly afterward, and Parker — who has apparently been having playdates with Ciara — was proud to perform his Salem civic duty of never just leaving random meaningless crap where you find it. They took the flash drive home, where they plan to spend many weeks almost inserting it into a computer before getting interrupted, even though there is nothing to indicate that this particular flash drive holds anything of any interest whatsoever.

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