VOTE: Best Soap Couple of the Decade





As the 00’s come to an end and we look forward to the 2010’s Daytime Confidential pauses to look back at the best of the past decade. In the coming days Daytime Confidential readers will be able to vote for their favorite soap actors and characters in a variety of categories.

Voting ends December 24 at midnight and readers' votes in all the categories will be discussed in a “Best of the Decade” podcast to air the week of January 28.

Whether they are General Hospital’s Patrick and Robin, As the World Turns' Luke and Noah, Days of our Lives’ Bo and Hope or any of the many other popular soap couples, they heat up our screens, inspire fanbases and drive us nuts when they aren’t together.

Open voting has ended.

Who is the best soap couple of the past decade?

Bianca and Maggie - AMC
1% (81 votes)
Jack and Erica - AMC
0% (33 votes)
Leo and Greenlee - AMC
1% (67 votes)
Ryan and Gillian - AMC
0% (13 votes)
Tad and Dixie - AMC
1% (58 votes)
Zach and Kendall - AMC
3% (186 votes)
Holden and Lily - ATWT
0% (9 votes)
Jack and Carly - ATWT
2% (135 votes)
Luke and Noah - ATWT
7% (498 votes)
Simon and Katie - ATWT
0% (25 votes)
Brooke and Ridge - B&B
1% (44 votes)
Brooke and Nick - B&B
1% (50 votes)
Deacon and Bridget - B&B
0% (6 votes)
Taylor and Ridge - B&B
0% (29 votes)
Belle and Shawn - DAYS
0% (25 votes)
Bo and Hope - DAYS
2% (114 votes)
John and Marlena - DAYS
1% (85 votes)
Sami and EJ - DAYS
3% (210 votes)
Sami and Lucas - DAYS
1% (50 votes)
Jason and Liz - GH
19% (1350 votes)
Jason and Sam - GH
6% (446 votes)
Luke and Laura - GH
2% (133 votes)
Nikolas and Emily - GH
0% (28 votes)
Robin and Patrick - GH
5% (352 votes)
Sonny and Carly - GH
1% (85 votes)
Danny and Michelle - GL
0% (21 votes)
Harley and Gus - GL
1% (63 votes)
Harley and Phillip - GL
0% (7 votes)
Jonathan and Tammy - GL
1% (80 votes)
Josh and Reva - GL
2% (107 votes)
Olivia and Natalia - GL
23% (1626 votes)
Ross and Blake - GL
0% (10 votes)
Bo and Nora - OLTL
2% (109 votes)
Dorian and David - OLTL
0% (35 votes)
John and Evangeline - OLTL
1% (78 votes)
John and Natalie - OLTL
1% (81 votes)
Kyle and Fish - OLTL
2% (158 votes)
Todd and Blair - OLTL
0% (30 votes)
Viki and Ben - OLTL
0% (34 votes)
Luis and Sheridan - Passions
0% (7 votes)
Theresa and Ethan - Passions
0% (19 votes)
Timmy and Tabitha - Passions
0% (12 votes)
Caleb and Livvie - Port Charles
0% (13 votes)
Lucy and Kevin - Port Charles
0% (23 votes)
Rafe and Alison - Port Charles
0% (7 votes)
Dru and Neil - Y&R
1% (38 votes)
JT and Colleen - Y&R
0% (23 votes)
Nick and Phyllis - Y&R
1% (82 votes)
Nick and Sharon - Y&R
2% (122 votes)
Paul and Christine - Y&R
0% (5 votes)
Victor and Nikki - Y&R
2% (128 votes)
Total votes: 7030

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AlistairCrane's picture
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I went with Theresa and Ethan, although my vote's not showing.

Dueler312's picture
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The one I thing is the best couple is not on there. I think Starr and Cole are the best Soap Couple of the decade.

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Wow so many to choose from for me it's Bianca and Maggie
                                                                           Leo and Greenlee
                                                                           Holden and Lily
                                                                           Jack and Carly
                                                                          Bridget and Deacon
                                                                         Taylor and Ridge
                                                                          Bo and Hope 
                                                                           Jack and Jennifer
                                                                          John and Marlena
                                                                         Belle and Shawn
                                                                           Sami and Brandon
                                                                         Luke and Laura
                                                                            Reva and Josh
                                                                              Sharon and Nick
                                                                             Paul and Christine
                                                                             Jack and Phyllis

    

                                                                           

                                                                         

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Bianca and Maggie without a doubt. I still miss my BAM. Hell, I still miss AMC, cause whatever is on my screen is not AMC right now.

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 GH Jason and Liz ,Sonny and Carly, oltlViki and Clint,amcKrystal and Adam

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At first glance of just the post title I was like, "Oooh, I have to check this out and see who's there to choose!" When really looking at it, it says DECADE! For me it's GL's Gus & Harley. No question about it. That's the couple I enjoyed most throughout the decade. A close 2nd is AMC's Tad & Dixie. I was so hooked on them at the start of the decade, but overall, their storyline was terrible or non-existent. There are some wonderful other choices, like Otalia, Nuke, Harley & Phillip, Ross & Blake, Josh & Reva, Leo & Greenlee... But I can only choose one - my GusH. Smile

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Even though they will only be a couple for a couple of months this decade, I had to vote Kish. LOL 

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dkp wrote:
Even though they will only be a couple for a couple of months this decade, I had to vote Kish. LOL 

Yes, Kish. The most underwhelming and chemistry-less couple in daytime HISTORY.

Ugh. Okaaay. I suppose you're going to say Passions was the best Soap ever now?

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Voting is secret so I won't say for  which couple I voted, but I will point out that as the industry tries to stay afloat they might consider diversity. I count 3 African Americans, 4 Hispanics, and 4 Gay couples. One of those AAs was Evangeline paired with John, the pairing was the first and last time I enjoyed Michael Easton. TPTB need to do more or some color blind casting, why couldn't Lisa on GH have been Black, Hispanic, or Asian, for one recent example?

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So many great couples to pick from but I have to go with Jason and Sam!  They always pull at my heartstrings...I love them so. Lol

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Anamal, no need to be rude.  I'm a newer soap viewer and have only been watching soaps a few years and don't know most of those couples, so I voted who I personally like. Just cause you disagree so be it. It was either Kish or Nikki & Victor for me.

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SO hard to choose! My first choice wasn't on there, either: Marcie and Al/Michael, OLTL. Even death couldn't keep them apart!  I voted for my second choice, Scrubs, b/c I think they are a good representation of a modern couple, struggling to balance their demanding careers w/ family life. Also, showing that a person can live w/ AIDS and still have a fulfilling life is compelling.  While you could hardly call Liason a couple since they were actually together a total of a nanosecond, they are my third choice. They say more w/ their eyes than most couple say to each other in a week!  Then I'd go w/ Zendall, Leo and Greenlee, Todd and Blair and Bo and Hope. Can I have a top 7 list, lol?

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Oh and Kish

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too hard too hard!!!! there are too many to choose from... it would be hard enough to pick favs from each individual soap but to have to pick one from all ahhhhh

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I voted for Patrick & Robin, but where were Lucky & Liz and Georgie & Dillon?
 

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Robin and Patrick on GH
John and Natalie on OLTL

They are the BEST couples in a long time. 

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Liason, Liason, LIASON!

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Oh Liason for sure!!!

Seriously at the close of the 20th century and the start of the 21 century, the best couple or non couple of the decade was Liason. I just loved them from 99-2003.  Then we had them again just for a little while in 2007-08.  It was great while it lasted though I want the next decade to be the Liason wedding decade.

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No one does it better than Jason and Elizabeth GH.  They are the best couple/non-couple of the decade to me.  Their eyes say everything.

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Jonathan and Tammy! Sexy, heartbreaking and dark. I know many blame those two as the reason the soap died, but the breakout phenom Tom and the subtly georgous Stephanie sold this compelling lovestory.

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For my favorite Soap Opera Couple of  the decade has to go with Belle and Shawn Brady from Days Of Our Lives. This was the first young couple I saw when I first started to watch days when I was nine years old. I loved them two so much especially when Kirsten Storms, and Jason Cook were in the roles. They had great chemistry with one another. They dealt with a lot of stuff including all the problems they parents went through. Such as a princess pretending to be your mom. Also your mother being a killer. Them two went through a lot together. I hope Days rescue Jason from GH and recast Belle with Marcy Rylan. They need to come to Salem ASAP.

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Where are Edna and Precious? I think the nomination committee is prejudiced against inter-species couples. Shame.

karen

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Even though their storyline was total crap at the end, I still voted for Otalia. And go Liason!

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It's an easy one for me... and it's a couple that has actually been on for the last decade and is protrayed by the same actors.  Their chemistry has sparked a following spanning their length of time on the show. I found an on-line sista&brutha-hood who adopted me into their family where we find comfort during the long doughts. I can't think of another couple who's spawned more homemade vids or fan fictions. They even have their own fan fiction awards!!!  They've soldout  two fan events and we are hoping for a third.


Jason and Elizabeth
- and Cake is the frosting! -

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Gotta go with Jason & Elizabeth !

Love this couple so much!

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 For me, it was a toss up between Leo and Greenlee & Ryan and Gillian.  What tipped the scale is that--after Gillian died--Ryan grief-boinked his way through Pine Valley.  That's when his character was ruined for me.  And it's salt in the wound that he has mentioned Gillian maybe twice since in the past eight years.  She was the love of his life!  Well, she was the FIRST love of his life.  Ridiculous.

So.  Yeah.  Leo and Greenlee.

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Phyllis and Nick-the early years
Nuke-the early years
Dru and Neil
Sami and Rafe
Sonny and Jason

Victor and Nikki

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There are some really great couples on the list....However I had to go with  in my eyes the classic love story of Jason and Elizabeth....while they have been 10 years in the making, their relationship has a solid foundation yet there is plenty of angst to bring in the soapy element!!

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 My vote would have gone to Jessica and Cristian (OLTL). I know they ended in 2000, but they were a couple for a tiny portion of this decade so they should have been included. But i voted for my second choice, Simon and Katie of ATWT! After them i would have said Leo and Greenlee (AMC) or JT and Colleen (Y&R).

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siomonstuart2003 wrote:

Sonny and Jason

LMAO!! 

My pick is Patrick and Robin. 

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Where is Bill and Lizzie from Guiding Light?!?!

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Where are Lucky and Liz? They were actually a couple and got married. Jason and Liz were nothing but a lame and  contrived affair. They were never officially a couple. And thank god for that because Liz deserved better than that murdering pig.

That being said, I voted for Patrick and Robin.

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Tad & Dixie, together forever!!!!!!!!!

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Liason all the way......

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Oh and Jessica and Brody/Antonio/Christian also todd/blair, john/evangeline

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I HAD to go with Jason and Elizabeth or Liason. They are the reason I became a GH fan, the reason I joined the 'online' world, the reason I started making Mvids, the reason I keep putting myself through the ups and downs and heartbreak of loving a soap couple. They are the classic 'bad boy/good girl' that everyone tries to keep apart, but nothing and no one can permantely break the bond they have. They will find their way back together. Its not a matter of if, but WHEN. Viva Liason!

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Where is Vivian and Victor from DOOL??not yet??  maybe next year...
 My vote goes for the sweet,sweet Olivia and Natalia a beautiful story.

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Well I almost voted Timmy and Tabitha from Passions, but had to stay true to my EJami love - so I voted for EJ and Samantha!  Shocker huh? lol

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I would've voted for Bill and Lizzie, my favorite all time couple but they are MIA.  Booo

Oh well, since Bizzie is missing I voted Leo and Greenlee.  It was between them and Simon and Katie and I flipped the coin, l love them both

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 GH JASON AND SAM ..........................

Jason and Sam had such amazing Story , ever since they met and they had  such a amazing  road.........
The lost of the baby was so powerful for both of them and how from that point they helped each other....
Their break up was so hard for both ....
And this year how they reconnect and forgave each other for what they both did was great ....... they bring the best of each other ....

Liason I was their fan But they were not that great, it became so boring and also the fact that Liz always chose Lucky over Jason was not love ........... she never really loved him  and that is alone shows they were not a real couple 

JASAM ALL THEY WAY AND I HOPE FOR JASAM LEATHER JACKET FAMILY IN THE NEXT DECADE.....

Also I have  to go with SaSon , why didn't you guys put them also ...

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Where all the Jammy fans at?! Gus & Harley are a close second for me.

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THANK YOU for not having that DOOFUS Cane and TWIT Lily on this list. No doubt their 12-year-old followers would be coming here to vote a million times.

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Loking at  th list, it was so hard to choose, my first instict was to wit Ryand and Gillian, pr Greenlee and Leo, but neithier of them had the rich history that Tad and Dixie had. Then I scrolled down and... Yes! Dorian and David! A pairng with great entetainment value, chemistry and rich history! They remain my favourite OLTL couple even when David's not aon the show. Long live Dorian and David!

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My choice was LIASON all the way. The are one of the most screwed over couples I have ever seen. They have never been given a fair shot because of Frons' personal bias.  Even still, they have more chemistry the most couples can ever dream of having and their story was organic from the beginning and felt real unlike Jasam which feels fake, forced, and propped.
Even though they have never been given a chance to become a true couple they still have an enormous following with fans.
They could have been a supercouple if they were given a chance.
My second choice would have been Todd and Blair even though I think their love story has ended and I am enjoying Todd and Tea now.

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I thought this was going to be tough but I can honestly say that Liz and Jason have been the couple for me this past decade.  It's rare to find a couple that has managed to keep me interested even though they've never been officially given couple status.

Thanks Frons, Guza and the rest of the idiots over at GH

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JASAM WILL ALWAYS GET MY VOTE BUT IF I COULD PICK MULTIPLE COUPLES I WOULD HAVE PICKED SCRUBS / JONATHON&TAMMY / NICK&SHARON / ZACH&KENDALL / && KISH. 

Smile

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Let me ask you Daytime Confidential,

Who do you think I voted for?

Wink

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GO LIASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Nuke, without any hesitation.

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Oh, most definitely Jason and Elizabeth. They've been in potential "couple" status this WHOLE decade, with the same actors.

Vintage Liason was one of the most beautiful friendships/bonding that was ever told in my opinion.

*sigh* Definitely, Jason and Elizabeth.