No. 10: Neil and Harmony, The Young and the Restless
We're sure the brass at The Young and the Restless hoped pairing uptight, buppie Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) with another sassy, sistah from the streets would generate the same kind of heat Neil's relationship with street urchin-turned-fashionista Drucilla Barber (Victoria Rowell) accomplished in the 90's. It didn't.
Man, was it painful to watch two popular, talented soap stars like St. John as Debbi Morgan—as promiscuous, recovering crackhead Harmony— attempt to manufacture chemistry where there obviously wasn't any to be found.
No. 10: Molly and TJ, General Hospital
General Hospital has been giving us cute teen couples since Laura (Genie Francis) and Scotty (Kin Shriner). In 2012, the tradition continued when precocious Molly Lansing Davis (Haley Pullos) fell hard for TJ (Tequan Richmond), the wayward charge of Shawn (Sean Blakemore). Molly and TJ have survived parental interference, hormones and toxic water, but can the YA lovebirds contend with Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) and Connie Falconeri (Kelly Sullivan), now that they're interning at Manning Enterprises?
No. 15: The Graysons, Revenge
Retribution is a dish best served over the holidays, if you're a member of the Grayson clan on ABC's smash primetime soap Revenge. Blackmail, corporate espionage, insider trading and not-quite-fatal tumbles off balconies could all be on the gourmet menu, but for the chance to break holiday bread with Queen Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), we'd risk it.
No. 5: Robert Adamson, The Young and the Restless
From the moment we were reintroduced to sexy Lincoln Heights star Robert Adamson on Nick-at-Nite's premiere nighttime soap Hollywood Heights, we started wishing the new brass at The Young and the Restless (Who happened to be his HH bosses Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith!) would cast him as lookalike Joshua Morrow's son Noah Newman. As CBS Daytime Chief Angelica McDaniel tweeted to @dcconfidential ahead of Adamson's casting news breaking, "sometimes wishes come true." Indeed they do!
No. 10: Berrenger's Department Store, Berrenger's
In 1985, NBC debuted Berrenger's, a splashy, primetime serial about a glamorous, New York City department store dynasty. The soap opera from Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick was meant to be a competitor for ABC's Dynasty and CBS primetime sudsers Dallas, Falcon Crest and Knots Landing among others.
Unfortunately, suds lovers were only able to follow the antics of the Berrenger family, friends and foes for 13 short episodes. A pre-Generations Jonelle Allen and future Dallas and All My Children hunk Jack Scalia both appeared. Watch an NBC promo for the premiere of Berrenger's (at the 24 second mark) below!
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No. 10: Edward Quartermaine, General Hospital
This week, the dysfunctional, insanely-rich Quartermaine family of Port Charles, New York will say a final farewell to patriarch Edward Quartermaine. The Sept. 2012 passing of John Ingle, who began playing the role in 1993, led the brass at General Hospital to allow Edward to die with Ingle.
GH is paying tribute to Edward and Ingle by having the beloved curmudgeon's death coincide with Thanksgiving, the Q's most infamously-disastrous holiday. Edward's grandson Ned Ashton (Wally Kurth) and adopted granddaughter Skye Chandler Quartermaine (Robin Christopher) will join surviving Q's, Dr. Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson), Tracy Quartermaine (Jane Elliot), Michael Corinthos III (Chad Duell), Sam McCall Morgan (Kelly Monaco), Baby Danny Morgan and fresh-from-the-dead AJ (Sean Kanan), to say goodbye to their beloved "Grandfather". READ MORE