Top 5 Favorite Daytime Storylines?
I thought it would be nice to see which storylines in daytime have meant the most to people and were their favorites. So lets list them and why in order from 5 to
5. Passions: All about Eve
For Eve the past was catching up to her. A stolen baby from a once love affair with Julian Crane…A history of drugs, alcohol and whoring around…A singing career that didn’t happen…The payoff…A life changed as Eve became a stick conservative and raised two daughters with her husband TC, all the while harboring these secrets. Add in a desperate housewife (Ivy) wanting to get her hands on her former flame. Some pictures from a bird statue that reveal parts of Eve’s past with Julian. Being blackmailed by the lady of the Crane manor… And just when you think the coast is clear here comes your adopted sister (Liz) who blames you for her being molested by your father. Now she wants revenge. She wants to wreck your life the way she felt you wrecked hers when you were too busy trying to hang with the upper-class and be someone you were not, all the while neglecting your family. And with that you have a storyline to die for.
4. ATWT: Legal Entanglements
Take Oakdale’s DA Jessica Griffin whom is in love with the Dr. Ben Harris an honest noble guy to a fault. Bring in James Stenbeck’s legal representation T. Marshall Travers and blackmail him into running against Jessica. Then have Jessica start to have feelings for a man working for the wrong side of the law and end having passionate sex with him while her daughter bonnie and her man Isaac and company are trying to get the goods on Marshall so they can take down James. Now things have gotten complicated and soon the tape is released just as Jessica has regretted what she has done. Relationship to Ben over! Now James whom has been convicted by now DA Travers shoots him and Jessica rushes to aid the man only to learn that James was blackmailing with information he had on the whereabouts of Marshall’s daughter. Jessica then takes Marshall in as he recovers. But when their wires get crossed Marshall sexually assaults Jessica, in which he believes was not an assault. This set’s up the stage for Bonnie seeking her avenge her mothers assailant when he is cleared of all charges and brings Ben back into the arms of Jessica albeit hard.
3. Y&R: Who’s the Daddy?
One drugged up night back when we were “down with OPP” Malcolm mistaken slept with Dru who believed he was Neil. 9 months later a baby girl was born and Dru didn’t want Malcolm to have any paternity test. She was sure the baby was Neil. It had to be Neil’s! Or so she thought. fast forward about 12 to 13 years later and a secret that has been kept ominously starts to unravel. A returned from the dead Malcolm has had a new outlook on life after going over that cliff in Africa and wants to know if Lily is his or not. Add in a nosey Syphilis who wants to get the goods on Dru to stick it to her nemesis under the guise of doing what’s right, A daughter who knows the truth at least as much that her mom slept with her “uncle and husband whom is has been played the fool longer than TC Russell and we have the set up for an eventual revelation that will drive Neil into arms of Carmen Mesta and cause Dru to return to her street gurl roots to save her marriage.
2. AMC: Janet takes over Natalie’s life.
What is a sister to do when her blonde beautiful and successfully skinny sibling has it all: a man, a career, people who love her and a body to die for? Well I’ll tell you what she does? She tries to steal that man and when that does work. She has plastic surgery to look like her sister and then kidnaps her on the day before her wedding, keeps her in a well and takes over her sister’s life. Yes Janet posted as Natalie. But only Herald the dog knows the truth. If only he could speak English. Nat is later saved by Dimitri Marick and suffers from amnesia. But she regains her memory before making the mistake of marrying the rich man and eventually Janet gets caught and faces a trial. But when Trevor and Nat thing the ordeal is over when Janet forced to tell the truth on the stand. Janet has another thing for them. She reveals that she is pregnant with Trevor’s child and that they will never be rid of her. This sets up the stories for years to come.
1. Days: The Baby Switch.
Now near and dear to my heart is the storyline that reenergized my love for the daytime genre. It is nothing more then when Lexie and Abe adopt a white baby with the help of Stefano. Unbeknownst to them both that the baby is actually Hopes and was switched at birth through the machinations of Dr. Rolf. As things start to unravel and Lexie has had a year to bond with her son. She becomes to determine to keep the only child she has, even if it turns out to be Hope. When her father leaves town to escape being arrested she convinces Abe to move into the Dimera mansion and starts her path down to the dark side of the force willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that she keeps Isaac. This leads to her trying to leave the country and later getting caught. And this set’s up a major story arch where Lex descends into madness and only her mother Celeste who had her back no matter what can see her through what happens when Stefano has gotten into your head.