It’s a bit unfair. Asking a fan to choose their favorite soap is like asking a parent to choose their favorite child (that’s assuming their kids are worth watching closely for at least an hour, five days a week). But we went ahead and did it anyway. Here’s what almost 10,000 of you confessed!
Checking Into the Hospital
It came down to the wire but, in the end, 45% of you picked General Hospital (GH) as your #1 show.
Whether you first fell in love with Dr. Steve and Nurse Jessie, got swept up in Port Charles-mania during the Luke and Laura craze, or love your sleepy upstate New York town best when it’s overrun by mobsters like Sonny, psychos like Franco, and not one but seemingly two Jasons, this is where you pledge your allegiance.
Those Were the DAYS
Only one percent less, 44%, made Days of Our Lives (DOOL) their top pick.
Salem is the undisputed epicenter of supercouples, from Doug and Julie to Marlena and Roman/John, Hope and Bo, Steve and Kayla, Shawn and Belle (you don’t really think it’s over for good, do you?), and many, many more.
A surprise 3rd place went to the no longer airing One Life to Live, with 6% of the vote. It beat out both the still airing The Bold and the Beautiful (BB) and the Number-One rated The Young and the Restless (YR).
The Also Loved
Y&R did show up in the write in slot, as did All My Children, Guiding Light, Another World, and Passions. Unaccounted for were such one-time fan favorites as As the World Turns, Ryan’s Hope, Santa Barbara, Loving… and the international blockbuster B&B!