TV GUIDE'S SUMMING UP 2008 IN SOAPS INCL. Y&R, THE WORTHY & THE WORTHLESS?

What do you think about this. these are the fan rating.

BEST SOAP OPERA:
The Young and the Restless
BEST HEAD WRITERS:
Hogan Sheffer and Maria Arena Bell, Y&R
SMARTEST EXECUTIVE IN DAYTIME:
Maria Arena Bell, Y&R
WORST HEAD WRITER:
Dena Higley, Days of our Lives
MOST MISMANAGED WRITING TEAM:
The 5348 head writers of Guiding Light
MOST PROMISING NEW DAYTIME TALENT:
Sri Rao, General Hospital: Night Shift
BEST SCRIPT/BREAKDOWN WRITERS:
The writing team of OLTL

BEST QUOTE OF THE YEAR:
"I’m Erica Kane — everything I do is breaking news!"
—[i]AMC’s writing team
WORST QUOTE OF THE YEAR:
"I don’t think there is an appetite in this society right now to watch this show five days a week; they don’t have the time or the energy."
—ATWT Executive Producer Christopher Goutman
WORST SOAP:
Guiding Light
MOST DISAPPOINTING SOAP:
One Life to Live
MOST FRUSTRATING SOAP:
As The World Turns
BEST DIRECTING IN A STORY:
OLTL
BEST LOCATION SHOOTS:
OLTL
WORST LOCATION SHOOTS:
GL, ATWT (tie)
BEST LOOKING SHOW:
OLTL
WORST LOOKING SHOW:
GL

BEST LOVE STORY:
Amber and Daniel, Y&R
MOST SURPRISING CHEMISTRY:
Maxie and Spinelli, GH
WORST LOVE STORY:
Todd and Marty, OLTL
MOST ADULT ROMANCE:
John and Blair, OLTL
MOST WASTED PROMISING NEW COUPLE:
Emily and Casey, ATWT
MOST IMPROVED COUPLE:
Gloria and Jeffrey Bardwell, Y&R
WORST NEW COUPLE:
Nick and Katie, B&B
WORST COUPLE:
Paul and Meg, ATWT
WORST LOVE TRIANGLE:
Aaron/Alison/Chris, ATWT

MOST RIVETING BREAKUP:
Nikki and Victor, Y&R
WORST BREAKUP:
Sami and Lucas, DAYS
BEST KISS:
Sharon and Nick in Paris, Y&R
MOST CONTROVERSIAL KISS (OR LACK THEREOF):
Nuke, ATWT
BIGGEST MAN-WHORE:
Nick Marone, B&B
BIGGEST SLUTS:
Sam McCall and Carly Jax, GH
HORNIEST CHARACTER:
Tess Brennan, OLTL
SEXIEST BAD BOY:
Brad Carlton, Y&R
BEST RENEWED RIVALRY:
Emily and Margo, ATWT
BEST ALL-TIME RIVALRY:
Dorian and Viki, OLTL

MOST IMPROVED CHARACTERS:
John McBain, OLTL; Nikki Newman, Y&R (tie)
MOST RUINED CHARACTER:
Sami Brady DiMera, DAYS
DUMBEST CHARACTER:
Cane Ashby, Y&R
MOST OVEREXPOSED AND OVERRATED COUPLE:
Rex and Gigi, OLTL
BEST REVIVED LOVE TRIANGLE:
Sharon/Nick/Phyllis, Y&R
MOST DISAPPOINTING LOVE TRIANGLE:
Carly/Holden/Lily, ATWT
MOST DISAPPOINTING LOVE STORY:
Noah and Luke, ATWT
BREAKOUT PERFORMER:
Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, Y&R)
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A STORYLINE — FEMALE:
Jeanne Cooper (Katherine/Marge, Y&R)
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A STORYLINE — MALE:
Trevor St. John (Todd, OLTL)
WORST PERFORMANCE IN A STORYLINE:
Justis Bolding (Sarah post-waterfall, OLTL)
MOST SURPRISING PERFORMANCE ON SUCH A BAD SHOW:
Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS)

BEST CASTING:
Tamara Braun (Reese, AMC); Lisa LoCicero (Olivia, GH) (tie)
BEST NEW CHARACTER:
Janet Ciccone Snyder, ATWT
WORST NEW CHARACTER:
Claudia Zacchara, GH
WORST CASTING:
Erin Sanders (ex-Eden, Y&R), Molly Burnett (Melanie, DAYS) (tie)
BEST RECAST:
Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R)
WORST RECAST:
Justis Bolding (Sarah, OLTL)
BEST MALE NEWCOMER:
Mark Lawson (Brody, OLTL)
BEST FEMALE NEWCOMER:
Yaya Da Costa (ex-Cassie, AMC)
BIGGEST WASTES OF TALENT:
Lesli Kay (Felicia, B&B); Catherine Hickland (Lindsay, OLTL) (tie)
WORST NEW FAMILY:
The Montezes, OLTL

BEST STAR-CROSSED LOVERS:
Starr and Cole, OLTL
WORST STAR-CROSSED LOVERS:
Ridge and Brooke, B&B
MOST TORTURED COUPLE:
Bill and Lizzie, GL
MOST IMPROVED ACTOR:
Drake Hogestyn (John, DAYS)
MOST IMPROVED ACTRESS:
Melissa Fumero (ex-Adriana, OLTL)
BEST COMEBACK:
Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams (Angie and Jesse, AMC)
MOST DISAPPOINTING AND FRUSTRATING COMEBACK:
Andrea Evans (ex-Tina, OLTL)
MOST OVEREXPOSED COMEBACK:
Grayson McCouch (Dusty, ATWT)

WORST CASTING DECISION IN HISTORY:
Firing Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn (Marlena and John, DAYS)
BIGGEST CASTING COUP:
Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake) and Beth Ehlers (Taylor) dump GL for AMC
WORST SOAP HOP:
Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Y&R to B&B
BEST SOAP HOP:
Eileen Davidson (Ashley), B&B to Y&R
WORST CASTING COUP:
Anything Barbara Bloom facilitated, CBS

BEST STORYLINE:
Robert’s colon cancer, GH: Night Shift
WORST STORYLINES:
Todd and Marty Rapemance and Mendorra, OLTL (tie)
MOST INNOVATIVE STORYLINE:
Bess/Tess/Jess must integrate to solve the Hope-Chloe baby switch, OLTL
WORST SOCIAL ISSUE STORYLINE:
Theo’s autism, DAYS
CREEPIEST PLOT TWIST:
Brian kisses his step-grandson Luke, ATWT
BIGGEST DISPLAY OF INSANITY IN THE HISTORY OF DAYTIME TV:
Vincent’s pregnancy storyline, Passions
BEST SECRET:
Chloe is Esther’s daughter, Y&R
WORST SECRET:
P&G’s kissing ban against ATWT’s Nuke
BEST CORPORATE TAKEOVER:
Gloria and Jack reclaim Jabot, Y&R
WORST CORPORATE TAKEOVER:
Dorian DiMera takes over BE, OLTL
MOST SURPRISING EPISODE OF THE YEAR:
Reva and Josh’s Always movie wedding finale, GL
BIGGEST NEWS SCANDAL:
Who’s writing Days of our "Scabbers"?; P&G forces Martha Byrne out; DAYS fires Hall and Hogestyn (tie)
MOST BITTERSWEET NEWS:
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