When Will The Soap Gods Answer Our Prayers About Ditching Dannifer on Days of Our Lives?



Why can't TBTB simply write Daniel (Shawn Christian) and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) off Days of Our Lives? Let them walk off into the sunset together. They can use the money they free up to bring back Peter Reckell as Bo Brady.

Dannifer is such a colossal waste of time. Christian and Reeves have absolutely no chemistry. Nadia Bjorlin's performance as a manipulative Chloe is the only saving grace, in what is otherwise DAYS' biggest creative black hole.
 

DAYS is so close to becoming a high performance vehicle again, but every time Dannifer is on screen, the soap sputters and starts spewing oil, like a beat up, old jalopy. Seriously, how can two people be so boring, even during a love scene?  

Elsewhere in Salem, Sonny (Freddie Smith) was about to tell Will (Chandler Massey) about Kate (Lauren Koslow) and Rafe (Galen Gering), when Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) walked up. After Lucas left, Sonny stopped himself from spilling the dirty deets. 

Will went off to see his horny granny. Kate demanded to know why he signed his rights away. She and Rafe pressed Will really hard on the topic, but once again Lucas interrupted everyone.

Kate quickly figured out Lucas knew what Will was hiding. She demanded her son tell her what was going on. Lucas refused, saying if she found out she'd end up doing something that would hurt Will.

Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Kristen (Eileen Davidson) were about to have sex, when Brady thought he saw someone watching them from outside a window at the DiMera mansion. He went outside to look, but didn't find anyone.

20 Responses

  1. Avatar of SZima
    SZima

    Couldn’t agree more! I FF all Dannifer scenes…love and otherwise. They are as awful to watch as Liam/Hope were on B&B.

    Actually, Sonny did not spill the dirt on Rafe/Kate to Will.

  2. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    I couldn’t agree more with you, Luke. This pairing is thrown down our throats nearly five days a week. The best episodes? The ones were Jennifer and Daniel are not on-screen. So yeah, let them walk off into the sunset and be done with them. I don’t need Jennifer anymore. She’s a Horton but I stopped caring a long time ago.

    Hopefully Kate’s going to find out about Nick and gives this boy a very, very hard time.

    There is a reason for Brady’s stupidity… he’s so horny all the time, I feel we most of the time see him and Kristen have sex or are about too. LOL

  3. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    I do NOT know!!!

    Just today I was watching Wednesday’s episode and thinking how perplexing it is to see Kristen & Brady friends with Daniel & Jennifer. Talk about two couples, and storylines, worlds apart from each other! Dannifer being the utterly worst and Bristen the best.

    I’m not gonna lie about the rest of the show either. I love Days, it’s still my second favorite soap. But there are still so many problems.

  4. Avatar of zanefan
    zanefan

    I think it’s a tie for which couple is more boring: Dannifer or Abigail/Cameron.

    Abigail is her mother’s daughter; sadly a beautiful, vivacious actress like Kate Mansi is saddled playing the world’s dullest 20-something.

  5. Avatar of 80srockfan
    80srockfan

    Write out Shawn Christian ,Melissa Reeves,Nadia Bjorlin ,Drake Hogestyn,Joseph Mascolo

    Give me Peter Reckell & Stephen Nichols But I want Stephen in a new role as the new Villain in town

  6. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Chicken Little Horton needs to leave town! And take Bratigail Horton with her! Shawn Christian is a good actor who has the POTENTIAL to be a viable leading man……..with decent writing and a decent pairing. Put him in a triangle with Kristen and Brady. Sheesh! Just get rid of this chicken-munching heffa!!! Enough is enough!!! |( |(

  7. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    Melissa Reeves seems to be there to collect her paycheck and nothing else. Even in big, dramatic scenes she seems half-asleep. Or maybe after all these years, we’re finally waking up to the fact that she’s a weak actress.

    I never thought I would see the day when Nadia Bjorlin would be the only actress delivering the goods in a storyline.

    As alstonboy said above, Shawn Christian might probably do well in a guy/girl/guy triangle. From his very beginnings on Days, they’ve featured him in nothing but girl/guy/girl triangles and it has not worked.

  8. Avatar of cheesehead91182
    cheesehead91182

    I turned on days last week cuz I’ve been home recovering from surgery. What I saw was still the same mess that has been on since Tomlin came back. Chloe making a fool of herself over that idiot daniel is so stupid and out of character and the whole romance with jennifer is gag worthy. The baby saga with will is a dud, I want scheming manipulative Will back, and if they had to do this stupid baby story why isn’t Marlena involved? I would think she would be more worried about Will being a parent then Brandy’s grown ass getting involved with Kristen. But anyway I turned the show off after about 20 min and decided to watch Coronation Street on Hulu, I would suggest anyone look for a good soap do the same, Coronation Street is better than any of 4 current US soaps still on the air.

  9. Avatar of lostfan
    lostfan

    Yes, they are incredibly boring. But Nadia is still a lousy actress. yes, she is beautiful, but she still talks in a monotone and sucks the energy out of any scene she is in.Even as a villainess, her lack of skill is quite evident. Not trying to be mean.

    Would love to see Peter Reckell come back as well as Stephen Nichols. Also, I still want Phillip, as played by Jay Kenneth Johnson, back–he is so hot and a good actor–good at drama and comedy.

  10. Avatar of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    I’m afraid that the problem with Dannifer is not Jenn per say, but Daniel. And the problem with Daniel is Shawn Christian IMO. He is such a generic hunk actor. There is nothing interesting about him, and his acting repertoire consists of constipated grimaces, and hand wringing (LITERALLY!). He is like those generic hunks in those straight to DVD unrated Shannon Tweed erotic films. Why he is still on the show is beyond me.

    I think that if the show recast Daniel with another seasoned vet, the pairing would be easier to take. Shawn Christian looks and acts like a surfer, yet we are supposed to believe that he is some brilliant surgeon? I guess that’s like Joey Tribiani’s Dr. Drake Ramoray (Friends). No way!

    I will never accept this horrible pairing. Bad enough I can’t stand Jennifer, but to have to endure love scenes, and angst ridden ‘I want to be with you, but…’ scenes. ENOUGH! Fire Gary Tomlin!!

  11. Avatar of rpjohnson
    rpjohnson

    I agree. The problems with Days is the show films so far ahead, that it is impossible for the writers and the show-runners to know what is working with fans. I wish there was more balance on the show. When Kristen came back, she was on every day. Now, it is Chloe/Daniel/Jennifer. Am I the only one who thinks it is crazy that a woman that looks like Chloe would act so pathetic over a man that she has barely seen in two years?

    I want Kristen to step away from being so one-dimensional and start interacting with the other powerful women in Salem. Where are the bitch fights with her and Kate? Nicole? Sami?

    The new Cameron is such a bore, it is embarrassing. Why has Abigail gone from Chad to Austin to Cameron to Chad to Cameron all within two years? It is crazy and boring. Why did they have to recast Cameron, when the only connection he had to the show was Lexie.

    I no longer care that Jennifer is a Horton. She is not a Leading Actress for the show.

    Can we not find something for Hope to do? The explanation of not having Bo around is ridiculous. I would love to see another “Salem Strangler” storyline and let “Days” get rid of some of the dead weight. The show does not need to have screen taken up by the likes of Abe, Roman, Kayla, Adrienne and Justin, however sporadic, if they are not driving story. I want more Kate, Nicole, Eric, Maggie and Victor. Recast the role of Brandon and Taylor. Cast the role of Jennifer’s son. Please bring back Melanie. Can we bring Lindsey Hartley back as a new character?

    I would also love to see Peter Blake come back to the show. A handsome, leading man in his 40s would be great. Maybe a new man for Hope?

    I also would love to see the show age the character of Ciara. Doesn’t the show need an infusion of teens (but please let them have some acting experience).

  12. Avatar of rpjohnson
    rpjohnson

    The problems with Days is the show films so far ahead, that it is impossible for the writers and the show-runners to know what is working with fans. I wish there was more balance on the show. When Kristen came back, she was on every day. Now, it is Chloe/Daniel/Jennifer. Am I the only one who thinks it is crazy that a woman that looks like Chloe would act so pathetic over a man that she has barely seen in two years?

    I want Kristen to step away from being so one-dimensional and start interacting with the other powerful women in Salem. Where are the bitch fights with her and Kate? Nicole? Sami?

    The new Cameron is such a bore, it is embarrassing. Why has Abigail gone from Chad to Austin to Cameron to Chad to Cameron all within two years? It is crazy and boring. Why did they have to recast Cameron, when the only connection he had to the show was Lexie.

    I no longer care that Jennifer is a Horton. She is not a Leading Actress for the show.

    Can we not find something for Hope to do? The explanation of not having Bo around is ridiculous. I would love to see another “Salem Strangler” storyline and let “Days” get rid of some of the dead weight. The show does not need to have screen time taken up by the likes of Abe, Roman, Kayla, Adrienne and Justin, however sporadic, if they are not driving story. I want more Kate, Nicole, Eric, Maggie and Victor. Recast the role of Brandon and Taylor. Cast the role of Jennifer’s son. Please bring back Melanie. Can we bring Lindsey Hartley back as a new character?

    I would also love to see Peter Blake come back to the show. A handsome, leading man in his 40s would be great. Maybe a new man for Hope?

    I also would love to see the show age the character of Ciara. Doesn’t the show need an infusion of teens (but please let them have some acting experience).

  13. Avatar of blake3b
    blake3b

    I was thinking the same thing watching it today, when will Days realize Daniel is not worth it. And if they can’t write jack and Jennifer why do they have no problem with these two?

    I agree that Chloe is the only interesting thing in this story.

  14. Avatar of blake3b
    blake3b

    I was thinking the same thing watching it today, when will Days realize Daniel is not worth it. And if they can’t write jack and Jennifer why do they have no problem with these two?

    I agree that Chloe is the only interesting thing in this story.

  15. Avatar of cord2012
    cord2012

    [quote]Cast the role of Jennifer’s son. Please bring back Melanie. Can we bring Lindsey Hartley back as a new character?[/quote]
    I thought I read that Jen’s son has been cast and is filming, but Days has not released info on the actor yet.

    If they bring back Melanie, they would most likely have to recast, as MB seems to be having no trouble booking films and TV guest spots.

    LH is currently working on the new AMC.

  16. Avatar of Soap_Stud
    Soap_Stud

    Daniel is written like such a wimp. He was more interesting and entertaining when he originally arrived and was hopping from one hot spot to another. Jennifer has such a great history with the soap, but the show really did damage her when Jack’s death never really seemed to impact her. I would be sad if Salem was without Jennifer Rose, but I could see why the show would want to give the character a break.

    I do not know that a lot of new characters need to come onto the canvas. I just would like for some of the current characters on the canvas to get some more airtime. If the show does bring on a character, I would love for it to be a love interest for Lucas. Bryan Datillo is too talented not to be used more.

    Yes, like many stated, the REAL problem is how far in advance the show tapes. It would serve the better to shut down for two months. When something isn’t working, fans have to wait up until four or five months before there are any changes.

  17. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    To be honest, I don’t think the shooting schedule matters in terms of Days’ storyline development. This regime is not one to go changing storyline “just because fans want it to change”. I know, it’s pretty gruesome and I have gotten this distinct impression. It seems clear Days has a regime who will do whatever kind of stories they please, no matter what the fans think about it.

    The Dannifer pairing has been going on since last August, fans have been very vocal about disliking it, and yet it has only intensified month by month.

    Bo has been absent for months, yet another thing the fans have been very vocal about, and they still haven’t explained his abscence, or recasted him. Even though it’s a glaring omission to have one of the most important leading men of the show to just drop off the face of the earth.

  18. Avatar of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    Yeah, I found the Dannifer/Chloe mess mildly amusing in the beginning–mostly because of Nadia Bjorlin–but now I just FF through any scene with Dannifer(the only other thing I’ve ever FF’ed through on a daytime show is Lane on Y&R). It’s insane the lengths that these writers go to to make Daniel viable; as Jamey said so succinctly in one of DC’s podcasts, stop trying to make Daniel Jonas happen, it’s not gonna happen!

    Having said my peace on that, the rest of the show is still must-see television in my book,although I wasn’t feeling the Chloe/Nicole exchange on Wed’s ep. Firstly because NB’s acting–which hasn’t been completely unfortunate since her return–was back to being horrifically bad in those scenes(hard to show real emotion when you talk in monotone and can’t actually emote). Secondly, I hated the way Nicole was written here; instead of taking shit from that hooker my Nicole would’ve grinded her into dust beneath her six-inch heel and kept walking. I understand the need for a little redemption with the character, but they’re completely throwing her edge out the window in favor of making her acceptable for Eric.

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