Daytime Confidential's Top 10 Couples of 2008



No. 4: Luke and Noah - As the World Turns

Luke (Van Hansis) and Noah (Jake Silbermann) were definitely daytime's underdog couple of 2008. Fans love them, but executives don't know what to do with them. This year Nuke had to contend with an Iraqi refugee wife for Noah, a plot-driven election debacle and a groping grandfather, all while watching their air time and intimacy diminish. After months of enduring the infamous kissing ban, Nuke finally locked lips again in early 2008, but since then the shows of affection between the same-sex couple have been scarce at best. Hopefully in 2009 As the World Turns takes their groundbreaking romance to the next level.


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Robin does not have AIDS, she's HIV+. HIV and or AIDS cannot just go away by taking a pill. It's a life threatening disease, which she has to deal with everyday. There are several pills that she has to take, just to keep her viral load down, but this does not make her "not be one" as you said. Robin never throws her illness in anyone's face, so one of your reasons for not watching GH anymore because of her is just ignorant.

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I love all of the choices! Scrubs is the only reason I keep GH on my DVR, so I can FF to all their scenes...

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I agree with this list for the most part. I really enjoy Spin-Maxie and Liz-Jason.

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I am outraged at the thought of Frons destroying a couple I have grown to love in such a short time. Lucky and Sam have been a bight spot on GH for me. I will only watch live for them. A young ,passionate and sexy couple to be traded for what? Some dude that won't even remove his socks. Frons step away from my couple. The sexy must not be touched.

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allikat....ICAM on everything you said....especially about the pink slips for Guza & Frons!

Thanks DC, you comprised a great list .....and if only you guys were in charge instead of the "ahem" higher-ups of GH.......we might actually have a great soap again that actually makes sense, has happy couples, doesn't kidnap or shoots kids or blatently displays ageism, demeans women, respects vet/legacy characters, shows multi-generational/cultural diversity, balance mob with cops AND know how to do romance!

Why is it so easy for everyone else that watches this soap to see these flaws & want them corrected, than TIIC who NEVER listens or CARES what the fans want???

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The only couple on this list that I liked was Emily and Casey. They had all the elements of a juicy soap couple.
A lot of these, I would actually rank as some of the worst pairings in daytime. I loathe Scrubs. I've always been a Patrick fan but I can't stand Robin and the way that she treats him. The good thing is that at least Paul and Meg weren't on here!
I agree with those who are hoping to see Dinah and Shayne on here next year.

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And Number one is .........

Sami and Lucas on "Days of our Lives"!

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I am bitter that Casey and Emily were broken up for no good reason then put in storylines that were boring. Those two were hot together and there was a lot of story to tell.

I hope TPTB reconsider putting Casey and Emily back together, especially since Dusty treats Emily like crap and Casey/Alison is boring & spark-free.

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No Ej and Sami? No Jared and Natalie?

scrubs? seriously. that was a total let down.

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I think Lily & Cane were on the wrong list. I think Holden & Carly were on the wrong list.

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Thanks so much for naming Robin and Patrick as the #1 couple. They are magical together. Those two, and Spixie, are the main reasons I keep tuning into GH day after day. Nice to see Spixie on your list too, they sparkle no matter what storyline they're involved in.

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First of all, thank you to the kind poster above who corrected Karissa and attempted to educate her about her ignorant comments about Robin's HIV (NOT AIDS).

Thank you DC for choosing the best couple in daytime, GH's Robin and Patrick, as your best couple. 2008 has been a banner year for them, and the birth of Emma has just solidified them as a family. The chemistry Kimberly McCullough and Jason Thompson share is pure magic...I could watch them do just about anything together. I can't wait for the Scrubs wedding!

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I'm glad to see OLTL's Viki and Charlie on this list, as well as GH's Spixie but I think AMC's Zendall and Jesse and Angie were both more solid couples than these two. Viki and Charlie were apart most of the year and just reunited recently. Spixie are BFF's with one benefit (so far) and you'd hardly call that a couple compared to Zendall or the Hubbards. Jesse and Angie got a beautiful wedding this year and despite a few problems, were solid most of the year as was Zendall.

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Wow....

Completely....bull crap.

Emily and Casey? WTH? What a discusting worthless pairing. They slept together a few times, married and Emily ran back to Dusty. Committment and love? Bulllll crap.

Glad Dinah and Mallet/ Cyrus and Marina aren't on the list though!

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Becca, your take on Gigi and Rex is right on IMO. I liked them at first, but then their story became rushed (I guess to accomodate Melissa Fumero's departure) and very heavy-handed. The whole love that transcended time thing was a big much. But now that they've been given something of a rest, I am starting to enjoy them again.

Viki and Charlie are good, and it's nice to see one of the vets getting a fullblown romantic story.

But Jared and Natalie are the couple on OLTL that really do it for me. I realize they're not everybody's cup of tea, but I don't think there's a hotter pairing on any soap right now. They simply sizzle.

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3 October 2008
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i'm glad to see daniel and amber at number 2
they deserve it!!!
they are an amazing couple
i havent loved a couple like them on soaps
in YEARS!

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Lusam Lusam. I love them. You are right with the surprise. I knew they would be good but I was blown away with how hot the couple is. I hope they keep them together and Lucky and Sam will get married and have kids. I loved the mexico adventure. This couple has so much chemistry.

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22 December 2008
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Yeah that's funny. You mean like the Liz & Lucky fans with usernames like Jasamislove? What a joke. Liason fans love Liason because they see true deep love. Sam was a psycho that he dumped in the dirt and threatened to kill as soon as he realized he could have the woman he'd always wanted. So don't flatter yourself the ratings prove that Jasam sucks. It just goes to show how strong a couple Liason is, Jasam has had more screen time in the last two weeks than Liason had in 2 years, and Lusam has sex every other day, and Liason still stomps Jasuck in the polls week after week. If it were not for the writers, NOBODY would feel Sam was a threat to Liason, the death threat, Steve's attitude etc has made it clear she's not.

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Hats off to the committee who actually gave kudos to both Liason and Lusam (my personal favorite)

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I am not a Scrubs fan but even I have to admit this has been their year. Between the baby daddy reveal, Nightshift with Robert, the wedding and baby Emma -- the only good thing GH has done this year is Scrubs and I don't like them as a couple. I love Robin and I love Patrick.
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4 March 2009
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Just loved seeing Liason on there, much deserved!! A couple that has been so close, but never really had a chance. Both original portrayers, both fantastic together on screen and why these two aren't officially a couple yet, IS BEYOND ME. the writers just never seem to give them a chance, scared?? You can't pay for their chemistry, and better yet they now have a son on screen together, what more reason do we need? Also a plus for me, is that Jake is also a Quartermaine, I'm so ready to see the Morgan family grace the Q Mansion, I want to hear Edward comment on those baby blue eyes of Jake's!!

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I love seeing Bill && Lizzie on there .. one of my faviorte GL couples.

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Great job putting Viki and Charlie on the list...part of the reason soaps were so great years ago was that they told stories for the ENTIRE cast....love was found not only with the younger characters, but with the older, more mature ones as well....Viki and Charlie have such a sweet and endeaering quality to them that makes you want to root for them

I'm not a Liason fan at all, and their pairing worked in 2001, NOT 2007-08....LOVE the fact that Robin/Patrick are # 1 on the list....Scrubs are the heart and soul of GH and their love story has been the anchor of the show for a long while now....baby Emma's birth was so sweet

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Are you kidding me...Robin and Patrick number one....this list is off. IMO the number one couple for 2008 is Jash...the writers could've done more with them instead of killing the love of jessica's life Nash...and pairing her up with boring Brody. Jash/Tash pairing will always be number one on my list next to Liason.