Forums Days of Our Lives My Ideal Days Cast Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total) Author Posts May 5, 2011 at 9:44 pm #117872 Anonymous 2897 Posts Working within the parameters of Days’ current set-up, here’s my ideal dream cast for Days going forward. Currently the show has 26 contract actors, so I’ve kept my list to about the same. My preferred actors are in parentheses. Contract 1) Marlena 2) John 3) Hope 4) Bo 5) Jennifer 6) Jack 7) Carrie 8 ) Austin (Patrick Muldoon) 9) Sami 10) Lucas 11) Nicole 12) EJ 13) Kate 14) Stefano 15) Maggie 16) Will 17) Carly 18) Chad 19) Vivian 20) Brady 21) Lexie 22) Abby (recast) 23) Nicholas Alamain 24) Sarah Horton 25) Eric Brady 26) Jackson Kiriakis *27) Jeannie Donovan *28) Andrew Donovan *If there is room in the budget, I’d bring these two characters on. Recurring 1) Victor 2) Doug 3) Julie 4) Justin 5) Adrienne 6) Caroline 7) Roman (Wayne Northrop) 8 ) Celeste Perrault 9) Ivan Marais 10) Don Craig Characters I’d Bring Back for Short-Term Story Arcs 1) Peter Blake 2) Frankie Brady 3) Alan Harris 4) Bill Horton 5) Laura Horton 6) Hattie Adams (Andrea Hall-Gengler) New Love Triangles and Quadrangles -Caroline/Victor/Maggie/Don -Stefano/Kate/Bill/Laura -Brady/Nicole/Eric -EJ/Sarah/Nicholas -Abby/Chad/Jeannie -Will/Jackson/Andrew -Carly/Lexie Jeannie Donovan is a nurse by day, but it’s just a cover for her top-secret job as an ISA agent. Jeannie doesn’t want her family to know she’s followed in her father’s footsteps. Jeannie’s tough, headstrong, and working undercover to topple the DiMera/Kiriakis crime syndicates. Although it doesn’t manifest itself immediately, Jeannie suffers from the same condition as her mother: multiple personality disorder. Supercouples John/Marlena/Bo/Hope/Jack/Jennifer –> I’d keep these six together and toy with NON-romantic pairings like Hope/Jack, Marlena/Bo, and Jennifer/John May 8, 2011 at 12:17 am #407168 marknsprmo 407 Posts I like your list pretty well. I would stick Doug and Julie on contract and make them like the early Dr and Alice Horton were. They were kind of the platform inwhich the show revolved around. They kind of had their fingers in every pot. I would also like to submit Steven Olsen and an offspring (as played by Steven Schnetzer) who is Julie and Hope’s brother. I am SURE he has had some dealings with the Dimera family in Europe and may be a primary player in some of the reasons that the Dimera family came to Salem to start with. For instance it could explain how Tony ended up married to Liz Chandler. Perhaps Tony and Steven were college roomates and introduced Liz (and Kate) to the Dimeras. He could have also been a spy for the Dimera family at some point. If Steven suddenly showed up after 30 some odd years, he could make life interesting for the Dimeras and for the Hortons once again. Maybe he has a daughter as well that could mix it up with the younger group. Perhaps she is a figure skater and Hope takes an interest in training her. Maybe she falls for Chad….. May 8, 2011 at 5:38 am #407186 Anonymous 2897 Posts Doug and Julie don’t need to be on contract. I’d say the screentime they receive now is fair. They are really just supporting characters and not driving story. Plus, being on recurring allows Susan Seaforth Hayes to make the occasional appearance on Y&R as Lauren’s mother, the bitchy Joanna Manning. *heart* There is no room on the show for characters we haven’t seen in over 25 years like Steve Olson or Tommy Horton or Sandy Horton or Jessica Fallon. Days was silly to create Nick Fallon and then never bring back his grandmother Marie for scenes together. At least they were smart by bringing on Nathan just as his grandmother Maggie was starting to appear more. May 9, 2011 at 8:24 pm #407317 Camp is not a sustainable model 828 Posts my version of your list would have: Contract 1) Marlena 2) John 3) Hope 4) Bo 5) Jennifer 6) Jack 7) Carrie 8) Caprice (recast with Amelia Marshall) 9) Sami 10) Lucas 11) Nicole 12) EJ 13) Kate 14) Stefano 15) Maggie 16) Will 17) Carly 18) Chad 19) Vivian 20) Brady 21) Lexie 22) Abe 23) Brandon 24) Celeste 26) Theo (aged to a teen) *If there is room in the budget, I’d bring these two characters on. * Nurse Lynn Recurring 1) Victor 2) Doug 3) Julie 4) Caroline 5) Roman (Wayne Northrop) May 9, 2011 at 9:33 pm #407322 ghrulz12 0 Posts I remember the Celeste/Caprice story that was hinted at but never went anywhere. Celeste received a chain of paper dolls at Stefano’s will reading in 2002, and it was heavily suggested that she and Caprice were enemies. I miss Celeste and her friendship with Caroline especially. I like how she was “Frankie” when she was with Caroline. Celeste should be back not only supporting Lexie but Caroline as well (would LOVE to see Celeste tell Maggie to keep her hands off Caroline’s man!), and she should even be involved with Vivian. Too bad they didn’t bring back Ivan because he and Celeste briefly dated. Days would be a lot more fun if they had their resident psychic onscreen. May 9, 2011 at 11:50 pm #407337 Camp is not a sustainable model 828 Posts [quote=AlistairCrane]I remember the Celeste/Caprice story that was hinted at but never went anywhere. Celeste received a chain of paper dolls at Stefano’s will reading in 2002, and it was heavily suggested that she and Caprice were enemies. I miss Celeste and her friendship with Caroline especially. I like how she was “Frankie” when she was with Caroline. Celeste should be back not only supporting Lexie but Caroline as well (would LOVE to see Celeste tell Maggie to keep her hands off Caroline’s man!), and she should even be involved with Vivian. Too bad they didn’t bring back Ivan because he and Celeste briefly dated. Days would be a lot more fun if they had their resident psychic onscreen.[/quote] Yes it would be. I have always had this idea that Celeste would return realizing that she and Stefano had once been married and thought they had gotten it annulled, but that was only ruse by Stefano so he could get at Marlena. Anyways she would return engaged to some mystery man and would seek to end their marriage once and for all. Stefano would want to keep this on the DL so that Kate never knew of it. Then have Caprice return and blackmail both Stefano and Celeste to get what she wants and start to delve into Caprice’s past with Stefano including her helping him with John Black all those years ago only to get stiffed. May 11, 2011 at 5:36 am #407550 bobby_nj 2 Posts My version of your list would be a smaller and better cast, budget reasons remember, then Days could get better and less focus on certain ppl…Also id bring Doug/Julie back with story, airtime and a contract… CONTRACT: 1) Marlena Evans Black 2) John Black 3) Hope Williams Brady 4) Bo Brady 5) Doug Williams 6) Julie Williams 7) Scott Banning 8) Chloe Lane Banning (she would marry Quinn whos Scott ;)) 9) Carly Manning 10) Daniel Jonas 11) Jennifer Horton Jonas (shed marry Daniel,enough Jack,tired plotline) 12) Abigail Deveraux 13) Melanie Layton 14) Brandon Walker 15) Taylor Walker DiMera (she marries EJ who then is presumed dead, id give EJ a rest, love James Scott but hes on everyday) 16) Nicole Walker DiMera 17) Stefano DiMera 18) Kate Roberts DiMera 19) Chad DiMera 20) Will Horton 21) Sami Brady Hernandez 22) Rafe Hernandez 23) Van Hansis as Eric Brady 24) Vivian Alamain 25) Laura Horton 26) Maggie Kiriakis & Victor Kiriakis (new patriarch/matriarch for Salem) recurring characters: 1) an aged Ciara (to about 13) 2) Gus (Vivian always has to have a right hand man) 3) Maxine 4) Abe & Lexie (their never on much anyway) 5) Roman Brady 6) Caroline Brady new plotlines would be a gay Will finds out Uncle Eric is gay as well, Nicole vs Taylor over the DiMera fortune (Battle of the widowed DiMera wives as Stefano plays both of them with Kate’s help), Vivian and Gus get involved with a maniac who wants to kill them both (a little history for DAYS fans, Ivan’s family would be after Vivian for screwing her old butler over), Bo is middle aged well besides the pancreatic problem he had 2 years ago-this time he would battle colon cancer and Hope/Ciara would be at odds cause Ciara would be showing signs of being a selfish brat and Julie would see alot of her younger self in Ciara and set her straight… Doug & Julie would be very unhappy to see Scott and Chloe marry and Julie and Victor would agree on one thing: they see Chloe as a “disease” that sucks up men, Julie would resort to her manipulative sides to get Scott to see what a pain in the ass Chloe is to the Horton men… Maggie & Victor would be in the Kiriakis house, Maggie would be lady of the manor, she also would be annerved to see Sarah Horton is back in town and whoring around, will she drink again, will Victor stop her in time? 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