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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: 49x218 -- Ep. #12426 (Sep/22/2014)

Prev: 49x217 -- Ep. #12425 (Sep/19/2014)

Sami and E.J. reconnect; Chad levels an accusation of theft at Ben; Clyde keeps Jordan in the line by using her past; Sonny advises Will about his story.

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Available Episodes

Ep. #12428
Sep 24, 2014
Season 49 episode 220

Ep. #12427
Sep 23, 2014
Season 49 episode 219

Ep. #12426
Sep 22, 2014
Season 49 episode 218

Ep. #12425
Sep 19, 2014
Season 49 episode 217

Ep. #12424
Sep 18, 2014
Season 49 episode 216

Ep. #12409
Aug 27, 2014
Season 49 episode 201

Suzanne Rogers
As Maggie Kiriakis (1973-1984, 1985-2003, 2004-present)
Peggy McCay
As Caroline Brady (1982-1983; 1985-2003; 2004-present)
James Reynolds
As Abe Carver (1981-1990, 1991-2003, 2004-present)
Alison Sweeney
As Samantha DiMera (1993-present /Colleen Brady2007-2008)
Kristian Alfonso
As Hope Brady (1983-1987; 1990; 1994-present)
Lauren Koslow
As Kate Roberts (1996-present)
Josh Taylor
As Roman Brady (1997-2004, 2004-present/Chris Kositchek 1977-1987)
James Scott
As E.J. DiMera (2006-present /Santo DiMera 2007-2008)
Shawn Christian
As Daniel Jonas (2008-present)
Arianne 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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49x210: Ep. #12418 recap: Eve enlists Jill to help her break up JJ and Paige by sending her to a college party the two plan to attend... read more.

49x209: Ep. #12417 recap: Sami tells E.J. that he needs to keep his name out of the evidence that he turned over to Rafe. Sami and E.J. end up kissing after Sami confesses how hurt she was over his affair with Abigail... read more.

49x208: Ep. #12416 recap: Kate tells Rafe that Stefano threatened to kill her and that Sami was a witness to the threat. Sami goes along with Kate's story and even adds that Stefano called Kate a whore. Rafe goes to the D.A. with Kate's story and the D.A. agrees to put Kate and Sami on the stand to testify. After Rafe leaves, Kate and Sami discuss their story. Rafe ends up returning and tells them that their testimony will not be needed and that some other evidence has turned up and Stefano is remaining under an indictment. Kate tells Sami that E.J. had to be the one that turned over additional evidence against Stefano... read more.

49x207: Ep. #12415 recap: E.J. meets with Rafe and gives him information that he hopes will keep Stefano's deal from going forward... read more.

49x206: Ep. #12414 recap: Sami is shaken when she arrives home to see her and Kate's portrait replaced with Stefano's. When E.J. enters the room, Sami accuses him of being involved but Harold admits that he got a call from Stefano telling him to prep the house. E.J. sets Harold straight that Sami and Kate are in charge and their portrait should be replaced... read more.
Recurring Guests

John Aniston as Victor Kiriakis (619 eps)
Aloma Wright as Maxine (215 eps)
Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis (207 eps)
Aaron Kunitz as Johnny DiMera (192 eps)
Griffin Kunitz as Johnny DiMera (192 eps)
Lauren Boles as Ciara Brady (183 eps)
Hailey Sinnema as Sydney DiMera (171 eps)
Lauren Sinnema as Sydney DiMera (171 eps)
Judi Evans as Adrienne Kiriakis (164 eps)
Susan Seaforth Hayes as Julie Williams (160 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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