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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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Next: 49x170 -- Ep. #12378 (Jul/14/2014)

An argument between Theresa and John ends in violence; Sami's news stuns Will and Sonny; Eric pushes Sami to abandon her revenge plans; Hope and Aiden react to the moment they shared.

Prev: 49x169 -- Ep. #12377 (Jul/11/2014)

Sparks fly during a romantic dance between Hope and Aiden; Marlena's hidden talent is revealed; Abigail's worst nightmare becomes a reality.

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Available Episodes

Ep. #12381
Jul 17, 2014
Season 49 episode 173

Ep. #12380
Jul 16, 2014
Season 49 episode 172

Ep. #12378
Jul 14, 2014
Season 49 episode 170

Ep. #12378
Jul 14, 2014
Season 49 episode 170

Ep. #12377
Jul 11, 2014
Season 49 episode 169

Ep. #12376
Jul 10, 2014
Season 49 episode 168

Ep. #12375
Jul 09, 2014
Season 49 episode 167

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 DiMera (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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22x246: Ep. #5596 recap: Shane and Kim are drinking a tropical drink from a pineapple. Shane asks if she misses Hawai'i. Roman walks up and says "aloha". Kim says it looks she's not the only one who cut her trip short. They discuss Kiriakis. Then they all stop to watch Diana and Kriakis ener the restaurant... read more.

22x229: Ep. #5579 recap: Shane and Gabrielle are sitting in a car, when Gabrielle mentions that Shane is making her feel under-dressed. Shane says he's thinking of dropping in on Kim's sister's wedding - which should raise quite the stir... read more.

22x228: Ep. #5578 recap: At the hospital, Jennifer bring Mike his tuxedo. Jennifer asks Mike his opinion about eloping with Frankie... read more.

22x209: Ep. #5559 recap: It was a dark and stormy night...... read more.

22x205: Ep. #5555 recap: In her loft, Kayla stares despondently at her cereal bowl. Jack knocks on the door and Kayla runs to open it. Jack dismisses his chauffeur. Kayla asks Jack why he isn't at the hospital -he replies, "since I'm not, it'd be nice if you let me in". Kayla lets him in. Jack shows Kayla a headline about Steve "lying" at the trial [He is doing this for an undercover operation.] Kayla tells Jack she doesn't need to see it, she was there (at the trial). Jack says he was wondering why she had not visited him yesterday, and now he knows. Jack says she needs a friend and that's why he's here... read more.
Recurring Guests

John Aniston as Victor Kiriakis (608 eps)
Aloma Wright as Maxine (213 eps)
Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis (207 eps)
Aaron Kunitz as Johnny DiMera (188 eps)
Griffin Kunitz as Johnny DiMera (188 eps)
Lauren Boles as Ciara Brady (178 eps)
Hailey Sinnema as Sydney DiMera (171 eps)
Lauren Sinnema as Sydney DiMera (171 eps)
Judi Evans as Adrienne Kiriakis (160 eps)
Susan Seaforth Hayes as Julie Williams (159 eps)

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Warning: Days of our Lives guide may contain spoilers
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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