My understanding is that there's a complete run of DAYS - it was even raised as an issue for in Corday's recent lawsuit against Sony that they wouldn't allow him to sell earlier seasons of DAYS pre-2015 or so. I imagine since it's always been co-produced by Corday Productions they might've made sure to keep all those tapes better than a huge company like Sony/Columbia would. It's the same for Y&R iirc.I'm guessing a lot more of the pre-1980 stuff is out there for Days, even if it might be incomplete. NBC/Corday sold Days into syndication in Australia early on, though I can't recall just how early (the show began in 1965). They would have prepared broadcast-quality tapes to send to Australia, and the Aussie network airing it would have perhaps done a better job holding on to those tapes than the US networks did (since US networks re-recorded new episodes over the old ones, using the tape over and over). But like I said it might be stray episodes or parts of episodes rather than a significant "run" of consecutive episodes, which is what a programmer would want if they planned to rerun them.
Those old AOL episodes aren't the source of a lot of the episodes this user has uploaded. I'm very curious where these full episodes of Days came from. What a treasure trove. There are even GL episodes from the 50's and ATWT from the 60's -- all much further back than any of the AOL episodes ever went. (Was ATWT one of the series that AOL put up? I only remember AW and Texas.)It was very early on (obviously--AOL?!) but they were probably the source of these episodes you mention.
Oh, you're right...Days isn't even a P&G soap, obviously. It's just that whenever I hear "watch them quick before they're taken down," my brain automatically goes to P&G and their jealous and sometimes litigious guarding of their soap properties.Those old AOL episodes aren't the source of a lot of the episodes this user has uploaded.
Susan, from the tiny bit I've seen is an interesting character. She gets pregnant by David and is pissed that she's pregnant. She gets sort of railroaded into marrying David who she knows is in love with Julie and she's pissed about being pregnant and trapped in a loveless marriage and Denise managed, (in the two or three episodes that I saw) to imbue Susan with a combination of bitchiness and empathy. At least in the few episodes I saw, I felt for her even though she is the spoiler, though maybe that's just because I like Denise so much. I'd love to see when she goes off the deep end and shoots David and stands trial for that. The Julie-Susan rivalry is epic. They fight over David and then Scott and then Doug.She just radiates likeability and empathy.