Overview of Days of Our Lives
Some of the show's twists and turns include
Hi, I'm Lauren Zima for About.com and this video gives a quick look at NBC's popular daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives.The show is set in the fictional mid-West town of Salem and revolves around three families: The Brady's, the Horton's, and the DiMera's. Like most soap operas, the plot is filled with drama, romance, mystery, and humor. The shows characters include Maggie Horton, the show's longest running character, the popular couple, Bo and Hope Brady, the scoundrel, Stefano DiMera, and renowned surgeon, Dr. Daniel Jonas.Since its debut in 1965, the show has had its share of twists and turns including kidnapping, fake pregnancies, interrupted weddings, and people returning from the grave. One particular suspenseful plot was discovering the father of Hope William's baby. It was the first time in the show's history where viewers could vote on who they wanted the father to be. In a soap opera-like twist, the viewers wrote in that they wanted Bo Brady to be the father, even though he wasn't even on the ballot.Past controversy of the show includes a storyline in which EJ rapes the woman he has a tumultuous relationship with, Sami. The show also aired its first same-sex kiss between the character Will and a stranger, Neil in 2012.The show and its actors have won several awards over the years, including two major Emmy awards in 2012. Thanks for watching our profile of Days of Our Lives, for more information be sure to check out About.com.