Love in the afternoon is what makes soaps go around and there’s almost never a time when a new crop of couples isn’t sprouting up.
With spring in the air and the signs of things anew, Soap Hub is ready to choose the top pairs to watch in the coming months, even if this isn’t a duo’s first go-around.
General Hospital, Julian and Kim
Yes, there’s still an army of Julexis fans out there, and some Jasam fans want to see Drew with anyone but Sam and think Kim is the answer. However, there’s something to be said for new and different and Julian and Kim are just that.
They seem to bring out the best in one another and this week proved that they even have quite the electric spark, even if they’re just in an uncomfortable pullout couch (or so Kim describes it). Julian is a town outcast and Kim is brand-new to town and they found each other.
There’s not pre-conceived notions about the other. It’s just two lonely people who may have met their match.
Days of Our Lives, Ciara and Tripp
A few months ago, we thought this was going to be all about Claire and Tripp, but my how things have changed.
Tripp definitely had a thing for pretty young Claire from the second he laid eyes on her and we knew Theo would be leaving Salem soon, freeing the songbird up for a new romance.
But, then Ciara returned to town and there was an immediate spark between Bo’s daughter and Steve’s son. Living together as platonic roommates (with Claire) put them in proximity enough for something to develop beyond friendship and that first kiss a few weeks ago solidified them as a couple on the rise.
The Young and the Restless, Nick and Sharon, Redux
For more than two decades the names Nick and Sharon have gone together like cheese and wine in Genoa City. They just fit, despite a host of breakups and makeups over the years.
The thing that tore them apart seemingly for good was the tragic death of their daughter, Cassie, something many couples just can’t survive. But, still, they have been drawn together in the years since and almost made it official again three years ago.
Both moved on with others after their last breakup, but now they’re living together again and the sparks are flying. Is it time to admit these two were destined for togetherness and reunite them for good?
The Bold and the Beautiful, Hope and Liam
There was Steffy and Wyatt, Steffy and Liam, Hope and Wyatt, and Hope and Liam. Well, Wyatt has definitely moved on with Katie, but Hope and Steffy still want Liam. With Steffy sleeping with Liam’s dad, Hope may finally get her man.
Yes, there’s a new Hope in town, but she has spunk–and she also has Liam’s eyes and ears right now as he deals with all the chaos in his life. Sure, Steffy is carrying his child and Hope is trying to do the right thing and push him towards his estranged wife, but we all know that’s not what she really wants.
This could be an epic love story in the making once again–or an epic triangle, so we’ll have to tune in to see which way this will go.