Daytime Confidential's Top 10 Soap Newcomers of 2010
No. 1: Eric Sheffer Stevens, As the World Turns
He may have arrived in Oakdale just as the 'World" was about to stop "Turning", but that didn’t keep Eric Sheffer Stevens from leaving his mark as Dr. Reid Oliver. Brought to town by Luke Snyder (Van Hansis) to help his blind lover Noah (Jake Silbermann), Reid's bluntness and lack of anything resembling a bedside manner had As The World Turns fans remembering another brilliant doc with a nasty attitude, one named John Dixon (Larry Bryggman).The seemingly-impervious doctor wasn’t interested in relationships, compassion or romance. Luke changed all that. By the end of the World, Stevens' breakout performance as the best gay male character ever created for daytime television, along with his smoldering chemistry with Hansis, had many a fan saying "Nuke, who? It's all about Lure, baby!" It's too bad the show made the decision to end Reid and Luke's love story in tragedy, but we have a feeling that won't be the case for this incredible actor's career.