DC's 10 Best Soap Couples of 2011
No. 2: Shawn and Carly, General Hospital
In a year that saw the twin deities of Doom and Gloom (the Romans call them Guza and Wolf) rule General Hospital with iron, ratings-killing, clenched fists, the budding relationship between reformed mercenary Shawn Butler (Sean Blakemore) and resident bitch goddess Carly Corinthos Jacks (Laura Wright) proved to be one of the few rays of sunlight peeking through the darkness over Port Chuck.
Shawn began his stay in Port Charles as a hired thug working for the latest in a long line of ridiculous, movie rip-off villains for GH, The Balkan. But while fans screamed for everyone and everything associated with The Balkan storyline to scram from their screens, there was something about Shawn that made it okay with viewers if he stuck around. We’re sure the fact that he’s a big, steaming cup of liquid-hot, mocha sex didn’t hurt!
From the moment Carly patched up Shawn’s gunshot wounds, we were itching to see her tend to other body parts he may have in urgent need of care. The longing, passionate looks and that stolen kiss in Hawaii, only made us ache for Shawn to break Carly’s back even more. Here’s hoping we get our wish in 2012.