Let’s face it, happy couples are boring couples. On soaps. In real life, boring is the goal. If you want to see your favorite couple front and center, you know they need to be facing some serious drama. The only question is, what kind of drama is your fave? Almost 7,000 viewers weighed in:
Someone In Jep
Nothing says love like one partner fighting for the other, 38% decree. This way, they can be together and apart at the same time. Think of Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Victor (Eric Braeden) trying to protect each other on The Young and the Restless.
Or how about Ben (Robert Scott Wilson) fighting to find Ciara (Victoria Konafal) and prove Hope (Kristian Alfonso) wrong on Days Of Our Lives? It’s a classic love story!
Another 32% echo the above and stress that it should be when one half of a couple is accused of a crime. Like Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) standing by Franco (Roger Howarth) – to the point of getting married in jail – on General Hospital. Or Carly (Laura Wright) and Sonny (Maurice Benard)… uhm, all the time.
How will fans know a man is hot unless there is another woman trying to steal him away, 18% ask reasonably. Like Liam (Scott Clifton) and Hope on The Bold and Beautiful.
Without Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) batting her eyes at him with babies galore, would Hope even think of trying to send Liam back to his ex?
Death Not Be Proud
Only 2% of the audience is open to a crises of the medical variety. No deadly diseases, thank you. Sick people are unattractive. Besides, illness doesn’t offer as many opportunities for big dramatic gestures like a good love on the run story. No sickness!