Think of Gabi on Days Of Our Lives (DOOL). Sure, she killed a guy once. But the rest of the time, she’s so good she even went to jail for a crime she didn’t commit! And now she wants to make sure those who put her there pay for it.
Think of The Bold and the Beautiful’s (BB) Hope (Annika Noelle), sleeping with Liam (Scott Clifton) even as his situation with Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) remained “complicated,” or the cabal of JT killers on The Young and the Restless (YR), or Griffin (Matt Cohen) and Kiki (Hayley Erin) having sex behind Ava’s (Maura West).
They’re all examples of basically good characters who took a spin at being bad. Do they get a thumbs up or a thumbs down from the fans? Here’s how almost 6,000 voted!
Tell Me a (Good) Story
For 51% of you, it all depends on the story that led you there. There’s the case of “I’m mad as hell and I can’t take it anymore,” like Gabi’s (Camilla Banus) stint in jail, betrayal by the woman she thought was her best friend.
The whole “can’t have any more kids” thing while said BFF is pregnant (and doesn’t want to be) is enough to justify some payback. Hope wanting to sleep with Liam because… she wanted to… a little less so.
Stay the Course
There are heroes, and there are villains, 29% of the fans beg to differ. Good is good, bad is bad, black is black, and white is white. Grey is never an attractive color, either for carpeting, or for soap characters.
Good Is Dumb
Bad guys are always more fun than good guys, 18% of the audience cheers. So why should established bad guys get to have all the fun? Let’s all be bad – even the ex-priest – and now we’ve got a party!