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Days of Our Lives 

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A chronicle of the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem.
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 228 wins & 498 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Frances Reid ...  Alice Horton 3,990 episodes, 1965-2018
John Clarke ...  Mickey Horton 3,879 episodes, 1965-2010
Deidre Hall ...  Dr. Marlena Evans / ... 3,832 episodes, 1976-2020
Macdonald Carey ...  Dr. Tom Horton / ... 3,667 episodes, 1965-2018
Josh Taylor ...  Roman Brady / ... 3,494 episodes, 1977-2020
John Aniston ...  Victor Kiriakis 3,359 episodes, 1985-2020
Suzanne Rogers ...  Maggie Horton / ... 3,290 episodes, 1973-2020
Kristian Alfonso ...  Hope Brady / ... 2,830 episodes, 1983-2020
Bryan Dattilo ...  Lucas Roberts / ... 2,743 episodes, 1993-2020
Matthew Ashford ...  Jack Deveraux / ... 2,664 episodes, 1988-2020
Susan Seaforth Hayes ...  Julie Williams / ... 2,533 episodes, 1968-2020
Drake Hogestyn ...  John Black / ... 2,424 episodes, 1986-2020
Bill Hayes ...  Doug Williams / ... 2,387 episodes, 1970-2020
Lauren Koslow ...  Kate Roberts / ... 2,355 episodes, 1996-2020
Alison Sweeney ...  Sami Brady / ... 2,267 episodes, 1987-2020
Peter Reckell ...  Bo Brady 2,242 episodes, 1983-2016
Joseph Mascolo ...  Stefano DiMera / ... 2,067 episodes, 1982-2016
Thaao Penghlis ...  Tony DiMera / ... 2,030 episodes, 1981-2020
Melissa Reeves ...  Jennifer Horton / ... 1,935 episodes, 1985-2020
Arianne Zucker ...  Nicole Walker / ... 1,898 episodes, 1998-2020
James Reynolds ...  Abe Carver 1,867 episodes, 1981-2020
James Scott ...  E.J. DiMera / ... 1,840 episodes, 2006-2014
Eric Martsolf ...  Brady Black 1,663 episodes, 2008-2020
Galen Gering ...  Rafe Hernandez / ... 1,648 episodes, 2008-2020
Stephen Nichols ...  Steve Johnson / ... 1,638 episodes, 1985-2020


"Like sands through the hourglass... so are the Days of Our Lives." These words, spoken by late cast member Macdonald Carey, open every episode of this daytime drama, chronicaling the trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


The show celebrated its 10,000th episode on Monday, 21 February 2005. The episode began with a special introduction by Frances Reid (Alice Horton) as she reflected on the first days filming (nearly 40 years ago!), with a short clip from the very first episode. At the show's close, Frances returned stating that she felt that Sami's trials and tribulations were just beginning and to join the show tomorrow as they began their second 10,000 shows. See more »


One episode from 1993 incorrectly credited Frances Reid as "Francis Reid". See more »


[Shawn, Belle and Phillip on Mimi's lot for the first time]
Shawn: Well say something Phil. You like it, you hate it?
Phillip: I don't know man, it's kinda gloomy.
Belle: Oh no! Not you too! This is getting old.
Phillip: I'm serious. It is a sunny hot day, so why's it so dark back here?
Shawn: Seems to be the burning question, isn't it?
Belle: Would you two stop, okay! It's shade! You know how trees create shade by blocking the sun by their many branches and leaves. Even you two nincompoops can grasp that subject!
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Referenced in Friends: The One with the Tiny T-Shirt (1997) See more »


Days of Our Lives
Written and Performed by Ted Corday, Tommy Boyce, and Bobby Hart (1965 to present)
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Like sands through an hour glass...
26 November 2002 | by luvnsweetSee all my reviews

...these are the days of our lives." These famous words spoken by MacDonald Carey and the hourglass. The history of Days is rich with great storylines and not so great storylines, couples that are multi-dimnesional, unique, fun-loving, dramatic, funny and couples who are just a bore. The history of Days of Our Lives is similar to other soap operas in existence but in my opinion, Days has one of the richest history. It has some of the best cast in daytime and some of the most memorable storylines.

How can I talk about Days and not mention my favorite couple on that show? Jack Harcourt Deveraux and Jennifer Rose Horton portrayed by the brilliant and gorgeous Matthew Ashford and Melissa Reeves respectively. Their love story is unique, dramtic, poignant, funny, sexy, romantic, and enduring. Matt and Missy portray these characters so vividly and the viewer knows exactly just what they are going through. (note: I am talking about J/J during the late 80's, early 90's right now their storyline is kind of shaky. We don't know what Jennifer feels although I have a pretty clear idea) Anyway the chaste and "good girl" Jennifer falling in love with the "town pariah" is just one of the best love stories, if not the best one, in daytime history. These are two characters who have flaws and fears yet they overcome some of them and have dreams with the help of one another. With the help of Jennifer, Jack realize that he is worthy of love. Jack pushed Jennifer to be the best of journalist that she can be and guided her. To quote a fellow Jack and Jennifer fan (Jennifer whose werbsite "No Ordinary Love" is just wonderful) "They were an unlikely couple from the beginning--the young, innocent girl next door and the town pariah who everyone thought was irredeemable. But what unfolded was a love story that was poignant, funny, sexy, romantic, and most of all, enduring. In Jennifer, Jack found redemption from his past sins, and in Jack, Jennifer found her strength and spirit. Together they faced numerous obstacles and adventures that only made their love stronger."

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Release Date:

8 November 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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| (1965-1975) | (1975-)

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16:9 HD
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