DC's 10 Worst Soap Opera Couples of 2012
No. 1: Victor and Sharon, The Young and the Restless
One thing you can say for Maria Arena Bell, she saved her yuckiest mess for last on The Young and the Restless! How did La Bell wrap up a head writing/executive producing stint that saw—among other catastrophes—a gaslighting stepson wiping up afterbirth in a purple dress, a child abuse victim dressing up like a rodent to rob banks and a woman dying by falling into the open mouth of a volcano? We'll tell you how, by having a 70-something man romance his daughter figure.
Women sleeping there way through families is as old as the soap opera itself. Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) did it on Guiding Light. Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) does it on The Bold and the Beautiful, and we love those characters and storylines! The difference between those aforementioned vixens and Sharon Collins Newman (Sharon Case), however, is that Sharon wasn't known for using sex as a weapon.
Save for one odd kiss, amid a period of mental instability for Sharon, she always thought of Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) as the father she never had. Victor in turn treated Sharon like one of his children, whether she was currently married to a Newman son or not. So for him to suddenly start popping Viagra when she walked in the room was just plain gross.