All My Children
No. 10: William deVry, General Hospital
Storm Logan, who? Michael Cambias is so 2003. Hello, Julian Jerome! William deVry returned to soaps in 2013 as the latest General Hospital mob boss to challenge Sonny's (Maurice Benard) grip on Port Charles. He did so with swagger and charm.
The handsome actor sold Julian's concern for his secret grandson Danny and his mother, Sam (Kelly Monaco), the product of a one-night stand Julian had with a teenage Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn). He also masterfully drove home Julian's ruthless side, as he schemed to reclaim the city with his diabolical sister Ava (Maura West). With the mob war heating up, another secret offspring on his way home and Julian's unfinished business with Alexis, we can't wait to see what 2014 holds for The Talented Mr. deVry. READ MORE
No. 10: Daniel and Jennifer, Day of Our Lives
Salem U.S.A. was jam-packed with couples we couldn't get enough of in 2013. Unfortunately, not even the heat of EJami, the forbidden affections of Rate or the tainted love of Bristen could fully distract us from the continuing disaster that is Dannifer.
We like the characters of Jennifer Horton (Melissa Reeves) and Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) perfectly fine — when they're apart. But when they're in scenes together, attempting to create chemistry and angst where there's none, we reach for the remote. READ MORE
No. 10: Victor and Tea, One Life to Live
It was the reunion Victor (Trevor St. John) and Tea (Florencia Lozano) fans had been waiting for and boy did the popular One Life to Live couple deliver. While the rest of Llanview—including Victor's sister Viki (Erika Slezak)—may have had "Eh, what's the big deal?" reactions to Victor being alive, that wasn't the case for Tea.
From the moment he showed up at Llanview Hospital, every ounce of Victor and Tea's chemistry was reawakened. Yes, Victor and Tea's storyline suffered mightily throughout the course Prospect Park's reboot, but the intensity of their emotional connection never wavered. READ MORE
No. 10: Room 8, The Bold and the Beautiful
We applaud CBS Daytime's The Bold and the Beautiful for venturing into the world of web serials, but next time can it be an afterhours peek into Brooke's (Katherine Kelly Lang) Bedroom? Room 8 was a lame, dated, vanilla dud — both on TV and on the net.
Guiding Light alums Karla Mosley (Maya) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter) were both welcome additions to B&B in 2013, but we'd like to see them in one of the scandalous, raunchy tales B&B is known for, not used as "C" story fluff. Though we did get a hoot out of Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) popping that waterbed! READ MORE
No. 10: Phyllis Helps Jack Detox, The Young and the Restless
We criticized a lot (okay, most) of the stories The Young and the Restless told in 2013, but you can never go wrong by pairing "The Berg" (Peter Bergman) and "The Staff" (Michelle Stafford) in a meaty storyline. Phyllis helping Jack detox from his addictions to booze and pills was the best of Y&R in 2013. The soap smartly played on the complicated histories of the two iconiccharacters, not to mention their powerhouse portrayers.
No. 10: Robert Scott Wilson, All My Children
All My Children's casting department won the showcase showdown when they found The Price is Right model Robert Scott Wilson for the role of Petey, err, Pete Cortlandt. Wilson brought charisma, charm, maturity and one killer bod to the part of Palmer (the late James Mitchell) and Opal's (Jill Larson) son.
Not even Wilson could save Pete's insipid relationship with virginal Celia (Jordan Lane Price) on the internet soap. However, the digital sparks Wilson and fellow outstanding newbie Brooke Newton created when Pete and Colby were sexing up our second screens, had us needing to download an app for cooling down our laptops, tablets and smartphones. READ MORE