Daytime Confidential's Top 10 Worst Couples of 2008




No. 10: Cane and Lily - The Young and the Restless

It's a tried and true soap opera staple for two people who had their hearts smashed by their respective partners to end up hooking up on the rebound, but when soft touch Cane (Daniel Goddard) and uptight Lily (Christel Khalil) got together after their respective breakups from wild children Amber (Adrienne Frantz) and Daniel (Michael Graziadei), "Lane" a couple about as appealing as an evening of watching paint dry—in Peapack—was born. Luckily for Y&R fans, firecrackers like Billy (Billy Miller) and Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) are around to keep things interesting.


No. 9: Josh and Cassie - Guiding Light

There are some lines that not even soap opera siblings should cross. Guiding Light crossed such a line when they penned the shark-jumping, vomit-inducing storyline that had Cassie—the beloved half sister Reva promised her dead mother Sarah she would find and reunite with her family— embarking on a relationship with Reva's soul mate Josh Lewis (Robert Newman), while Reva battled breast cancer no less. Yes this sucktastic storyline had it's origins in 2006 and sure, Cassie (Nicole Forester) and Josh (That's Josh-ua to you Princess Pole Twister!) didn't know Reva was sick at the time, but that didn't keep this storyline from making fans ill. No, this wasn't the first time the sisters had battled it out over a man—both wore the San Cristobellion tiara when respectively hitched to Prince Richard—but Reva's "Bud" should have been off limits. Cassie's penchant for hoeing herself around with such charmers as Cyrus (Murray Bartlett) and her unending obsession with her children (the dead one and the demon seed) didn't help matters. Thank the Soap Gods original Cassie Laura Wright had the good sense to jump ship to General Hospital rather than play out this turkey of a storyline. Poor Nicole Forester didn't know what she was getting herself into.


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Glad to see Lily/Cane on the list and really glad to see Peg at #1.

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Awww... the hate for Peg just warms my heart! Tongue

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Gosh, I knew Peg was going to be number one. It seems like I'm the only one in the world that loves them! =/

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OH MY GOD, PEG I hhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this couple so much, they make me lose the will to live whenever they come on the screen. Now that Craig is back, if he manages to kill these two in a slow and painful way, he will forever be my hero. One can only hope.

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I couldn't agree more that AMC's Ryan has never recaptured the romance he had with Gillian with any other partner. I absolutely loved them and was heartbroken when they killed her off. Only time I've ever enjoyed Ryan's character.

I think the actress that plays Annie is great and deserves a much better pairing.

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Well, where AMC is concerned, I like Taylor and Jake. I actually thought Jake and Amanda were too forced. And, while I do agree about Ryan and Gillian- I liked Annie and Ryan as well. In the beginning. It didn't measure up to Ryan/Gillian, but at the time, I thought Annie was exactly what Ryan needed, and I enjoyed them.

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agree about TAYLOR & JAKE....she's so great with BROT (or FRANKIE) & he was totally hot with AMANDA (& would've been with GREENLEE)

on the subject of RYAN & ANNIE...keep ANNIE, dump RYAN!
if nothing else, ANNIE is *at least* entertaining!

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Yeah, Lily and Cane and Paul and Meg are on the list. You couldn't wish for more.

Only maybe stop for a short time by the question where are B&B's Nick and Katie and Brooke and Ridge...??? LOL

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How did Lucas & Chloe from DOOL not make this list???

Secondly, M&M rock! Spixie should stay friends, they have no sexual chemistry.

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How did Nick and Melanie make your list (their early scenes were cute and fun) when Chelsea and Daniel didn't? Seriously? The show tried to pretend Dan was in his thirties with his lame surfer talk, Chelsea barely knew him and had hero worship in her eyes, Dan was striking more chemistry with every other female he interacted with, his feelings for Chelsea came out of no where (obviously now we know he has a complex with sick women) and they acted like Nick wasn't even a consideration.

I know some people liked Chelsea and Daniel but by and large people LOATHED that coupling more then any new coupling I'd seen on boards.

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One thing I'd definitely disagree on - in terms of Annie and Ryan, I'd keep Annie and sending Ryan packing. I never had any use for Annie, but her brand of crazy is at the top of my shelf lately, while Ryan continues to be a self-righteous bore.

And I like Taylor and Jake. Sue me. Wink

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So glad to see the acknowledgment of Cane, Lily, Billy and Chloe. I think Lily and Cane are as boring as waiting for the deep hair conditioner to work--in addition to the paint dry example. While I think Chloe and Billy are hotter than a two dollar pistol, as my dad would say. So...I'm actually totally supportive of a Lily/Cane reunion. They can totally get it on with their boring selves as long as it means Billy and Chloe get together. They are so sparky with eachother. I look forward to a relationship between those two that is like "two porcupines in love." (I borrowed that phrase from Entertainment Weekly). That would make for good soap.

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Nick and Melanie was so right on they are one of the worst besides others like John and Bair One Life To Live Sarah and Chris One Life To Live ,I`m shocked that Mattlet and Marina weren`t on the list .

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WOW, I can tell I hardly watch any soaps anymore when I don't recognize or watch 9 out of 10 of the couples on the list.

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You forgot Luis and Fancy. Way to represent Passions, Daytime Confidential.

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M&M suck!!! They better not ruin spixie!

You should have put Ryan and greenlee in the last as well. THEY SUCK!! And jared and Natalie BORING!

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Paul and Meg really deserve this awesome honour! Any couple who can make me not enjoy James Stenbeck being on my screen deserves it! The really are the Vortex of Suck!

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I Jeffrey/Reva should be on this list too!!

GL/AMC/ATWT/GH/B&B/Y&R Fans!!!!!!!!!

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Thanks for including Alison from ATWT. I like the character ok, but every romance story she has had in the past almost 2 years has been awful or boring with the minor exception of Chris. They actually had a little something interesting before the sexual harrassment lawsuit.

I want Alison as far away from Casey as possible (and I want Casey back with Emily).

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I would include ATWT's Luke and Noah for worst couple because of boring chemistry and bad writing and plot heavy crap they been giving to shine. I hate Peg with a passion and and another couple should been on the list, OLTL's Vanessa and Cris. Cris and anyone suck the life out a couple and the actress is horrible and needs to leave Llanview, altogether.

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IMHO, Maxie and ANY ONE is a disaster! She is way too selfish to give herself to anyone other than herelf. It's been "All About Maxie" for the last year or two. I usually FF through anything involving her and Spinelli. He is wasted on her.

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Spinelli & Nadine would be interesting.

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I am sad to see lily and cane on the list, they do not deserve to be there, now boring is chloe and i hope they do not paired her with billy please. also love meg and paul, all soaps should have a balance when it comes to good and evil.

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bardougle the only selfish girl on GH is Shrewlu FAKEspencer!

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Where are Harley and Cyrus?!?! They were god awful and ruined both characters almost to the point of no return! Ok, y'all know I had to get that out of my system...Cyrina fan...can't help myself. Anyways, other than that I'm pretty happy with this list. Peg at Number 1 totally works. That couple is so bad we named them: The Vortex of Suck! LOL!

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You also forgot Jolu!

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I disagree with most of the list, but whatever Nick and Melanie are on there so i am happy Smile

@AC I actually liked Fancy and Luis, the only pairing i disliked was Kay and NuMiguel (really disliked the actor) and Noah/Paloma (-.- recast screwed the final season), also hated Father/son but we will leave Vincent out of this Tongue

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I'm sorry some don't like Lily w/Cane. I've never liked her much until with him ...I like their storyline and I don't think its the worst but I understand how it is. On the otherhand...

Cassie with Josh propelled me right out the door. I couldn't take it...It just wasn't right. I was a GL fan for decades but I just couldn't get with this one on any level whatsoever it was just wrong wrong wrong. They should've aborted the storyline quickerthanthis.. I'm not a professional writer but even I could see this was a turkey stuffed w/ lemons. Disaster ...I wrote and tried to tell them but they wouldn't listen...I'm glad to finally see I'm not alone after all these years.

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OMG paul and meg are the only reason why I watch ATWT sometimes they are perfect for eachother harley and cyrus are worse, freeaking beth and coop are worse MALLET AND MARINA ! jesus!!!

LONG LIVE PEG.

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Cassie and Josh killed my love for GL. It was so wrong and the fact that TPTB kept it going for so long was an insult to the fans. NF never had a snow ball's chance in hell of becoming a fan favorite after that. Jeffery and Reva should be on this list too, talk about boring.