Saturday, April 20, 2019

Soap of the Week Poll (April 15-19, 2019)


It is time to vote in our new Soap of the Week reader poll! Vote for the daytime drama, actor, actress and couple that were your favorites this week. In our last poll, Days of our Lives was voted the favorite show by our readers for the 28th week in a row. Days' Chandler Massey (Will) and Camila Banus (Gabi) were favorite actor and actress, while Days' Will & Sonny were favorite couple.

You can vote for your favorites below (one vote per person per day). This week's poll closes on Tuesday, April 23 at 4 p.m. ET.

Today in Soap Opera History (April 20)

1970: Days of our Lives' Julie married Scott.
1978: Ryan's Hope's Faith prepared to married Tom.
1981: Dynasty's first season ended with the return of Alexis.
1987: Days of our Lives' Bo & Hope left Salem.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1942: The Second Mrs. Burton premiered on the Blue Network. The radio soap opera had previously aired on CBS Radio, and would return to CBS four months later.

1970: On Days of our Lives, Julie (Susan Seaforth) finally settled the score with former best friend Susan Martin (Denise Alexander) by marrying the man Susan loved, Scott Banning (Mike Farrell).

Thanks to Scott for sending in the item above.

1978: On Ryan's Hope, Pat (Malcolm Groome) arrived in the middle of Faith's (Karen Morris) wedding to Tom Desmond (Thomas MacGreevy).

Friday, April 19, 2019

Soap of the Week Results (April 8-12, 2019): 'Days of our Lives' Tops Poll for 28th Consecutive Week


The results are in from the We Love Soaps "Soap of the Week" poll for April 8-12, 2019. NBC's Days of our Lives was voted favorite soap opera for the 28th week in a row.

ABC's General Hospital came in second, followed by CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful.

The Favorite Couple this week was Days' Will & Sonny. Day's Chandler Massey (Will) and Camila Banus (Gabi) were Favorite Actor and Favorite Actress.

Check out the complete show rankings below as well as the Top 15 favorite couples, actors and actresses.

RANKSHOWLAST WEEKTOP 3
1Days of our Lives (NBC)1438
2General Hospital (ABC)2341
3The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)3174
4The Young and the Restless (CBS)4200

Today in Soap Opera History (April 19)

1983: All My Children's Verla Grubbs told Phoebe about her father.
1985: Todd arrived in Salem. on Days of our Lives.
1990: Bo Brady returned to Days of our Lives.
1991: Another World's Kathleen unintentionally interrupted
Cass & Frankie's wedding.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1966: On Peyton Place, Ann Howard (Susan Oliver) hired Steven Cord (James Douglas) to investigate Chris's fall from the bluff years earlier, convinced she had nothing to do with it.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (April 18)

1961: As the World Turns Lisa clashed with Ellen.
1967: Jonathan Frid debuted as Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows.
1990: General Hospital's Robin tried to save Casey.
1991: Another World's Jake wanted another chance with Marley.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1961: On As the World Turns, Lisa Hughes (Eileen Fulton) told her in-laws, Chris (Don MacLaughlin) and Nancy (Helen Wagner), she was convinced they were having a boy. Lisa told Chris she would love to name the baby after him. Later, Lisa complained to Penny (Rosemary Prinz) that they weren't close enough but upset Penny when she complained about Ellen.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (April 17)

1967: Barnabas Collins first appeared on Dark Shadows.
1978: Ryan's Hope's Pat was furious with Delia.
1985: Guiding Light's Beth and Lujack made love.
2009: One Life to Live's Talia was murdered.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1942: The final episode of Frank and Anne Hummert's Orphans of Divorce aired on the Blue Network.

1967: On Dark Shadows, Jason confronted Willie (John Karlen) about his suspicious interest in the Collins family history. Victoria told Elizabeth that she was uncomfortable having Willie at Collinwood. Elizabeth agreed, and told Jason she would give him money to get Willie out of town. Jason took the cash but then couldn't find Willie. As it turned out, Willie was in the Collins family crypt trying to open Naomi Collins's coffin. By accident, Willie found a secret room in the mausoleum. Venturing in, he saw a chained coffin. Willie opened it to investigate the contents, and discovered a horror that would change his life forever.