Soap of the Week Poll (April 16-20, 2018)


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, General Hospital was voted the favorite show by our readers for the fourth consecutive week. GH's Steve Burton (Jason) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) were favorite actor and actress once again, 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 Monday, April 23 at 4 p.m. ET.




All Five Seasons of 'Friday Night Lights' Now Streaming on Hulu

Just in time for the weekend, another fan-favorite series is now available to stream – in its entirety – on Hulu: Friday Night Lights.

Fans can now head to Hulu to watch every episode of the acclaimed series, and relive their favorite moments from Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) & Tami (Connie Britton), as well as all of the Dillon High School football team.

Friday Night Lights comes to Hulu in a new agreement with NBCUniversal. The series joins a full offering of beloved shows streaming on Hulu, including ER, Felicity, Dawson's Creek and the complete TGIF block.

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.
"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."
― Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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).

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

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.
"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."
― Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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.

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.
"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."
― Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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.