Days of Our Lives

Interracial Love in the Afternoon: Daytime Soap Opera Relationships

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It is glaring that amongst soap opera supercouples, there are few pairings with people of color, especially interracial couples. … In 2016, interracial couples only scratch the surface of storylines on daytime television.

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‘Days of Our Lives’: Punishing Nicole’s Fetus

Days of Our Lives, one of four surviving daytime soap operas on television. Written by Janyce Denise Glasper for our theme week on Infertility, Miscarriage, and Infant Loss.  Since 1998, Nicole Walker, played by the very talented Arianne Zucker, has been the scheming, manipulative, alcohol twirling villainess of fictional Salem, Illinois on Days of Our […]

‘Days of Our Lives’: Soap Operas and Social Norms

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” (Slow, repetitive, and mesmerizing.) While soap operas are often ignored (or recognized with an emphatic eye roll) by critics, one can look to them for the state of social norms in America. Days of Our Lives, an NBC soap opera that has been […]