I couldn’t believe my eyes. The other day I flipped through channels and there, there in front of me was John and Marlena! Are they still around? I thought. Surely, this is some kind of rerun. Even though they are looking pretty…old.
I googled them and found out they are still around. Two words describe my reaction that day: holy smokes!
Okay, I’m about to disclose something I’m not proud of. I’ll share it but I’m going to ask that you withhold judgment from me. I can’t change the past, it is what it is. So, here goes my confession. I used to be (gulp) a Days watcher.
To be exact, there were two periods in my life when I became familiar with the Salem residents.
The first time, I watched it with a friend. We were in junior high and she was home by herself a lot. When I’d go over to her house we’d watch it together. I could only view it at her house because it wasn’t allowed in mine. My mom didn’t believe in Soap Operas.
But when I was at my friend’s house, we watched it. Bo and Hope. I remember thinking it was “like real life.” Ha! Real life? Oh dear. I’m glad my life hasn’t turned out like those in Salem. I couldn’t handle that much drama.
I was never a committed viewer that first go-round. Basically, I watched it because my friend watched it. I pretty much faked my enthusiasm for the whole thing and quickly fell out of the habit of watching it.
But then, years later when I was in college, I happened upon it again. Something about it reeled me back in and I became a devoted fan for about a year or so. If I remember right, I watched it daily until the storyline I was interested in faded out. Thankfully, I realized how silly it all is (sorry to any Days fans still out there but you gotta admit – there are some pretty far-fetched plotlines).
When I saw John and Marlena was still an item and still struggling to make a go of it (oh, c’mon! Seriously?!) I thought I’d google them to see what I’ve missed the past 20 years. It turns out, I’ve missed quite a bit. There’s no way I can ever catch you up to speed so I thought I’d share the link so you can see for yourself.
I especially like how many times one of their deaths was a story line. And I thought this represented real life?