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Days of our Lives

Days of our Lives

"Like sands through the hourglass so are the Days of our Lives..."

Those immortal words are spoken by the one and only Macdonald Carey (Tom Horton), who played the role from the first day until his death in 1994. It has become one of the most iconic opening scenes in television history, and has remained virtually unchanged since 1965.

This show is a daily soap opera that has recently celebrated its 48th anniversary and has aired over 12,000 episodes. Set in the fictional town of Salem from the beginning, the characters have faced several problems such as kidnapping, love triangles, presumed deaths, and several divorces and breakups.

During the 1980s, the soap opera super-couple phenomenon spread to Days, which created Bo and Hope, Steve and Kayla, and Jack and Jennifer.

Since its debut in 1965, it has played a big role in American pop culture and was even satirized on the popular sitcom, Friends.

To hear the theme and opening narration click here.
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Episode Info

Next: 49x112 -- Ep. #12320 (Apr/18/2014)

EJ and Abigail discover photos of them have been printed. Rafe begins probing into Nick's past. Hope and Aiden run into another issue as they continue planning the gala. JJ confides in Paige.

Prev: 49x111 -- Ep. #12319 (Apr/17/2014)

Rafe wants to discover Gabi's secret. Will makes a custodial agreement with Gabi. Brady ends what he had going on with Theresa. Aiden and Hope begin planning St. Luke's Summer Gala.

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Available Episodes

Ep. #12322
Apr 22, 2014
Season 49 episode 114

Ep. #12321
Apr 21, 2014
Season 49 episode 113

Ep. #12320
Apr 18, 2014
Season 49 episode 112

Ep. #12319
Apr 17, 2014
Season 49 episode 111

Ep. #12318
Apr 16, 2014
Season 49 episode 110

Ep. #12317
Apr 15, 2014
Season 49 episode 109

Ep. #12310
Apr 04, 2014
Season 49 episode 102

Suzanne RogersSuzanne Rogers
As Maggie Kiriakis (1973-1984, 1985-2003, 2004-present)
Peggy McCayPeggy McCay
As Caroline Brady (1982-1983; 1985-2003; 2004-present)
James ReynoldsJames Reynolds
As Abe Carver (1981-1990, 1991-2003, 2004-present)
Alison SweeneyAlison Sweeney
As Samantha Brady (1993-present /Colleen Brady2007-2008)
Kristian AlfonsoKristian Alfonso
As Hope Brady (1983-1987; 1990; 1994-present)
Lauren KoslowLauren Koslow
As Kate Roberts (1996-present)
Josh TaylorJosh Taylor
As Roman Brady (1997-2004, 2004-present/Chris Kositchek 1977-1987)
James ScottJames Scott
As E.J. DiMera (2006-present /Santo DiMera 2007-2008)
Shawn ChristianShawn Christian
As Daniel Jonas (2008-present)
Arianne ZuckerArianne Zucker
As Nicole Walker (1998-2006, 2008-present)



Reviews: 57
One of My Favorite Soap OperasRating: 3 likes, 0 dislikes

I've been watching Days for as long as I can remember. When I was little, I watched it with my grandmother and have been watching it on and off ever since. Luckily, as with any soap, it's easy to miss a week or so but catch back up in a matter of episodes. Read more

Review posted on Monday, August 27th 2007 at 2:23 pm


Reviews: 1
i love daysRating: 3 likes, 0 dislikes

i just wanted to say that i love days i had to look into voting for the show since i heard that ratings had gone down , cause i have always enjoyed watching days that is 1 hour of the day i tryt o make free to set and watch days and thats pretty hard when you have a husband and 5 kids and home to take care of but as long as i can remember i set with my grandmother and mom to watch days and i have always been a big fan , and right now it has been extremely interesting now that the dimmeras are back and with that gorgeus EJ Wells and his intrest or shall i say now obsession with his dear sammantha the show has became extra interesting i think it would be good for the show if samis baby does belong to EJ ,maybe even her have twins one belonging some how to EJ one belonging to lucas and there be a good twin eveil twin thing going on down the road but that is just my opinoin and i think it is great that sami finally got married but man with her sceaming past she should have married Ej but lucas and her have such a past so thats my veiw of it and i hope that days will stay on air cause it is my fav to watch signed charity c from texas Read more

Review posted on Sunday, May 13th 2007 at 4:09 pm


Reviews: 23
Worst soap opera in the history of TelevisionRating: 0 likes, 3 dislikes

I have my reasons why I don't like this show, It's just the same thing each episode boy meets girl, boy marries girl, boy and girl have a baby, boy murders someone, I could go on and on but the list is long. If Days of our Lives was more realistic then I would probably like it because no one has as many babies in almost each episode and their is always has to have a conspiracy going on and I'm just discussed with that. If it were my choice this show would not have lasted past 1968. I don't know why so many people like this show but good for you because I don't. This show needs verity something different each episode something that you could enjoy. Read more

Review posted on Monday, January 21st 2008 at 10:27 am

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22x38: Ep. #5388 recap: Steve and Kayla run into each other at the town square (which is currently a skating rink). Kayla invites Steve to the New Years Eve formal party at Neil's. Steve jokes about a "cucumber bun" and then says he's booked up. She says "it's no big deal and doesn't matter anyway," then runs off. At the loft, Bo & Hope invite Kayla to go to the party with them. She tells them she's going to go to bed with book. Kayla opens the door to find Steve in a tux. Steve says he's from the Johnson escort service. He says he's never been to a fancy deal, but he thought he'd try it out. Bo teases Steve. Hope tells Steve he looks fantastic. As he leaves, Bo jokingly tells Steve clothes don't make the man, Steve says "lucky for me". After Bo & Hope leave, Steve pulls out yellow roses for Kayla... read more.

21x249: Ep. #5343 recap: The Brady Fish Market is collecting supplies for peole that lost belongings in the tornado. The lights flicker and power is about to go out. Roman comes in with more supplies from the Police Dept.
Hope says she came down to help... read more.

21x203: Ep. #5297 recap: Liz Chandler comes home and picks up the phone to call Herb Fields to find out if she got the part... read more.

21x202: Ep. #5296 recap: Kayla searches for her keys. Steve sneaks up and startles her.
She tells him to get out of her way, she has a wedding to get to.
Kim walks into the church. Shane comes in, sees Kim and turns to leave.
Kim tells him to stay. Calliope leads a parade of women coming in to help Marlena dress... read more.

21x139: Ep. #5233 recap: Neal gets a call from the hospital. Robin was caught in a fire at the ambassadors. Hope worries about when Bo will show up. A shot is heard. Many people run to the noise... read more.
Recurring Guests

John Aniston as Victor Kiriakis (602 eps)
Aloma Wright as Maxine (209 eps)
Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis (207 eps)
Aaron Kunitz as Johnny DiMera (182 eps)
Griffin Kunitz as Johnny DiMera (182 eps)
Lauren Boles as Ciara Brady (174 eps)
Hailey Sinnema as Sydney DiMera (171 eps)
Lauren Sinnema as Sydney DiMera (171 eps)
Judi Evans as Adrienne Kiriakis (159 eps)
Susan Seaforth Hayes as Julie Williams (153 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Soaps
Status: Returning Series
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 01:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: November 08, 1965
• Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives (Summer Title), (Used In USA)
• Days (Short Title), (Used In USA)
• De dingen des levens (Flanders Title), (Used In Netherlands)
• Des jours et des vies (Used In France)
• Dni naszego życia (Used In Poland)
• DOOL (Informal Short Title), (Used In USA)
• Horton-sagaen (Used In Denmark)
• I gode og onde dager (Used In Norway)
• Los días de nuestras vidas (Used In Venezuela)
• Meres agapis (Alternative Spelling), (Used In Greece)
• Päivien viemää (Used In Finland)
• Tak jde čas (Used In Czech Republic)
• Våra bästa år (Used In Sweden)
• Zeit der Sehnsucht (Used In Germany)
• Zile din viata noastra (Used In Romania)
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