Daytime soaps run on couples; prolific pairings that intrigue and enchant viewers. However, some of those duos aren’t necessarily of the love and romance variety.
Daytime Soaps – Best Bonds
In fact, there’s a twosome on each soap, right now, that fits that bill. Check out our choices for the best non-couple couples on soaps right now.
Lucas and Sami, Days of our Lives
Remember when Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) and Sami (Alison Sweeney) were making beautiful music as “Lumi” on DAYS? Well, it’s been years since the duo hit the sheets, having come full circle from friends to co-conspirators to enemies to lovers and all the way back to friends.
These days, they’re co-parents and confidants, who can have tough conversations, broach any topic, and get each other to open up about anything. Heck, Lucas seems to be the only one who Sami can tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but to. It’s a testament to their implicit trust in one another.
Carly and Jason, General Hospital
Originally lovers, Carly (Laura Wright) and Jason (Steve Burton) moved beyond that decades ago and have never looked back for good reason. Their friendship is more powerful than some physical bond and gives new meaning to the words, “I’ve got your back.”
Jason is Carly’s rock in times of trouble. Just look at how he’s been there to protect her and her children since Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) “death.” Meanwhile, Carly would defend her mobster pal with her last dying breath. It’s a relationship that’s real, honest, and impurely pure.
Thomas and Hope, The Bold and the Beautiful
A dysfunctional obsession – Thomas’s (Matthew Atkinson) with Hope (Annika Noelle) – has morphed into one of BB’s most interesting duos. Thomas’s near-death experience has made him kinder, gentler, and less bedeviled, not to mention suddenly aboveboard.
He even exposed the fact that Liam (Scott Clifton) wasn’t Steffy’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) baby daddy, knowing full well it could clear a path for Liam and Hope to reconcile. The dramatic turnaround has been a long time coming and validated Hope’s irrepressible faith in Thomas. It’s a refreshing take on their once twisted relationship and opens up all kinds of positive possibilities.
Kyle and Mariah, The Young and the Restless
YR has created the perfectly platonic girl-guy friendship between Mariah (Camryn Grimes) and Kyle (Michael Mealor). The pair have grown close over the years, as they’ve become each other’s person to talk to and confide in whenever they’ve got a problem or a major secret.
Think back to Mariah’s woes with Tessa (Cait Fairbanks) and, now, Kyle’s scandalous past with Tara (Elizabeth Leiner). It’s a connection that’s totally genuine. They’re always supportive of one another and often dole out advice, but know to hold back on the judgment.