Daytime Confidential's Top 10 Soap Newcomers of 2010
No. 2: Brianna Brown, General Hospital
We were half temped to create a special category for Brianna Brown, Biggest Character Save of 2010. The actress came thisclose to being on our Top 10 Babies Who Didn't Know Where They Were In 2010 List, but then something magnificent happened. General Hospital had the bright idea to turn boring, mealy-mouthed Dr. Lisa Niles into a baby toy-boiling, stalking, cool-as-a-cucumber sociopath, thus lighting a fire under the stagnating Scrubs coupling. Instantly we went from hating Lisa because she bored us, to loving to hate her because she was tormenting our beloved Dr. Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough), all because of that cheating cad with the perfect tan, Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson). Brown, who sucked at playing a flirty former friend with benefits for Patrick, excelled at playing an unstable-yet-methodical ice queen mess. Heather Webber would be proud and so are we.