Days of Our Lives Just Keeps on Going

I haven't watched a soap opera since the dwarf on Passions died, but I'll read a book about any show biz topic, so I'm currently absorbing a history of Days of Our Lives by executive producer Ken Corday.

In the epic work, Corday talks about how the long-running soap survived budget crunches and economic turndowns.

In 2008, he regretfully had to terminate long-time characters like John and Malena, as the home audience bit their hands in horror.

And Patch, Kayla, and Tony DiMera also were made to bid a sad adieu to Salem, to the unspeakable despair of millions.

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But Corday valliantly stuck with Stefano, Victor, Kate, Caroline, and Maggie, beefed up the enduring Bo and Hope, and came up with a "double-switch" baby story that helped keep the plug from getting pulled for a while longer.

And the Days keep going. In fact, the show just got nine Daytime Emmy nominations.

Does anyone have any idea what the fuck I'm talking about here, 'cause I sure don't?

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