Daytime Confidential's 10 Worst Soap Couples of 2009



No. 3: Billy and Mac, The Young and the Restless

It was inevitable for The Young and the Restless to attempt to play out one of their greatest young adult love stories, when the soap decided to reverse Kay Alden's boneheaded move of making Billy and Mac (Billy Miller and Clementine Ford) cousins. By revealing that Jill Abbott (Jess Walton) wasn't really the daughter of Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) in 2009, Y&R's writing team freed the once starcrossed lovers to finally be together. It's too bad Billy and Mac's magic left with David Tom and Ashley Bashioum. Billy and Mac as a couple were over long before the insatiable Miller or the unimpressive Ford joined the soap opera. Felled by numerous bad recasts, fans had all but forgotten the sweet teen romance from the late 90's'/early 00's. Y&R managed to circumvent the Billy recast curse by hiring Miller in late 2008. The actor proved not only to be an amazing recast, but quickly became one of the best leading men in the soap's storied history in 2009 (Yeah, we said it!). Unfortunately we can't say the same for his screen partner. While Ford may possess a decent pedigree (in case you were under a rock in 2009, she's the daughter of Cybil Shepherd), and a sapphic fanbase from her L-Word days, the actress recites her dialogue in the most robotic, monotone manner we've seen on Y&R since Brenda Epperson vacated the role of Faux- Ashley Abbott. Sorry Y&R, this ship has sailed and sunk. Let's move on already.


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 Love the list, and also agree that Alison is missing. She is simply painful to watch in any pairing. Definitely agree with Jason and Sam on the list, Frons and Guza are pushing the "romance" so hard these days it seems desperate.

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Wow, roseblanc, that's a little harsh.  EET is passionate about JaSam, and there is nothing wrong with that!!

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roseblanc thank u for saying what ive been feeling. eet and daisyclover are both nuts, eet showed it by going back for posts which were made decades ago. jasam weren't on the list so what! they won't be on it with all that bitching and moaing ur doin also.

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There's a line between passionate and crazy. I just think EET crossed over to the insane side!  

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As for Jason and Sam, for me they're built on a quicksand of omissions of fact and unanswered questions. There's no firm foundation there for this reunion because the writing has to pretend that what should have been a defining part of their history never happened. Consequently, they're just not very entertaining to watch. On screen it actually looks like the writers and the actors are having to tiptoe around too much of the past to make this believable as the great love they're trying to depict. It's all very bland and weak.

when kidnapping, hired gun toating thugs, black mail, and death threats are part of a relationships demise,  there should be a whole lot of hurdles, and discussions before jumping back in bed together.

everyone sayd that they want to see them have this discussion, and address everything,  but that is not going to happen. because there is no way to write that story, and still make it believable that these two are together.

also,  i think it is funny,  that they have an abuse story line going for Sams baby sis, trying to make it appear like they are addressing a serious issue,  while romantisizing(sp?) the fact that sam is sharing her bed with a man that just threatened to kill her, two years ago.

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sorry. i forgot to shut off the quote box.

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How about JR & Marissa from AMC???  Total and complete snorefest with ZERO chemistry whatsoever.  I was shocked they weren't on the list!

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Crusher & Roseblanc - Way over the line IMO - I might not always agree with Daisy & EET (ok mostly never) but to call them insane and crazy is just wrong.  They have a passion that is nice to see in this day and age.  When I strongly disagree with one of them I usually pass over their comments until I settle down thus avoided saying something in the heat of the moment.  Maybe you two should do the same.

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sweetiepie wrote:
Season, love you and and respect your opinion, but seriously....this is Jason not, Lucky we are talking about.   as much as I liked GV and KM together, Lucky and the lack of adventure just didn't do it for Sam, and she admitted as much to Maxie.  Sam has always been an adventure seeker.  Sorry, but this girl is not the brownie baking, laundry folding brownie type. 

Well, I wouldn't call Brenda and Robin brownie baking, laundry folding types. My comment was directed at people saying that Sam and Jason are so much better than Liz and Jason simply based on the fact that Sam has no problem dating a killer. One of my issues with JaSam is the fact that Sam supports Jason just a little too much.

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Ravennite, thank you!!!

Crusher: getting into a lame little pissing match where we call each other names and hurl insults at one another is not something I'm interested in...

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Ravennite thanks

Crusher - I hear you were attacking folks in the YR thread too - is your NYE resolution to pick fights??  As for the older posts, its a search engine - took 2 seconds and those post were made this year/  Since this IS the year in question, why would they not be relevant??

SKYEBABY - THANK YOU TOO -- that was exactly my point,  I realize that JaSam isnt everyone's cup of tea, but to me Marissa and JR are a prime example of a couple that should have been on the list instead.   Jamey says JaSam were cute and had chemistry only at one point in the year and I would argue that no one at least as far as I have noticed has ever made the claim that Jarissa EVER had chemistry. 

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I have no feelings one way or the other on the Jason/Elizabeth or Jason/Sam topic, but there is no way I would have put Jason/Sam on the list at the exclusion of Adam and Sharon on Y&R. That couple is without a doubt the worst of 2009 and really makes me want to take that show off the dvr.  I already fast forward through all their scenes, which is a shame since I actually like Sharon.

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I am totally with you,  skyebaby416,  J.R. and Marissa definitely should have been on the list. Now that's a couple that was forced.

I have always love the passion between JaSam and Liason fans, but let's not bring name-calling into this please. No one is going to get everything they want as far as pairings, so take it easy, guys.

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I wish I had been with y'all that were drinkin' vodka and eating popcorn for this!  Good stuff!  Now I need a NAP! 

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Did a gay person compile this list?? What on earth are Adam and Rafe doing in the #1 spot?!? HELLO! They were never supposed to *be* a couple. Adam screwed Rafe to keep him from finding out the truth. It was never supposed to be anything more than that. Sour grapes, anyone? You'll get your gay storyline. This wasn't it.

Adam and Sharon, maybe. Because they're actually a couple. But my #1 choice goes to Master Cane and Miss *I have cancer and can't get a manicure* Lily.

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WORST SOAP COUPLE:    Les Moonves and Barbara Bloom

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"but our mourning over the loss of Liason had absolutely nothing to do with why JaSam finds itself on our list of the Worst Couples of 2009— we promise."

Yeah right!  Whoever wrote this crap is an idiot! 

Liason sucks, always did and always will!  Liz sucks in general no matter who she's with!  No more Liz!!!


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daisclover shut up. your an idiot like your friend eet.

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Oh Momma!  I haven't even read everyone's responses yet...but I can't wait!

I find this thought bouncing around in my brain constantly and at the most inopportune times...my mind wanders first thing in the morning, throughout the day and it's usually one of the last things I think about at night...how can Jason & Sam possibly be together again?  Setting all prejudice aside...I can't reconcile it for ANY reason. 

I think Frons and his storyline meddling is the worst thing that has happened or ever will happen to ABC soaps and the JaSam fans should be falling down on their knees every night and giving thanks to God above for him because the majority of the GH fans are still in shock or completely disgusted by his most recent brain(dead)child. 

The JaSam reunion is doing two things...it's causing Sam to lose any ground or credibility that she had begun to gain as a viable character separate and apart from her role as Jason's Head Turd Polisher AND the Jason Romantic Mystique is losing it's luster...instead of being an anti-hero we're seeing him for what he really is...a thug and killer.  There's no romance...only the cold harsh reality of their low life and  pointless, lackluster lifestyle. 

I cannot believe...for any reason...that Jason would give up everything he's ever hoped or dreamed of for a relationship with Sam....and....I cannot believe...for any reason...that Sam would so easily slip back into the demeaning role she escaped from.  The humiliation, the degredation and the abuse (however justified) that she suffered courtesy of Jason...and with very little effort whatsoever on either part...she slips right back into her role as Jason's Penthouse Pet.  It's disgusting.

If this is Frons' version of Love in the Afternoon it is NO WONDER that GH continues it's steady decline in the ratings.  It's sad...

So to whoever compiled this list...I COULDN'T AGREE MORE...I'm only disappointed they weren't Number 1....they should be able to win at least ONE poll for the love of Pete.

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Oh crusher if only I could be as witty as you.  I am rushing right off to add "be as brilliant as Crusher" to my list of new years resolutions. 

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After reading a few pages I had to come back to add something...

In all my years on the internet...EVERY major (all-inclusive) soap site that I've ever been involved with has been accused of being pro-Liason.  I've been on sites where the site owner clearly does NOT like Liason and the site is cited ad nausem as being a pro-Liason site.  Cracks me up.

I think this proves one thing...we're everywhere. 

And we are many. 

It's not a conspiracy...it's a fact.

BTW...whoever made the quicksand analogy...BRILLIANT.  A little slice of heaven...

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DN - Unfortunately for you and all the other liason fans you're delusional!!! 

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BAC is a vortex of suck that the writers just can't stop shoving down viewer's throats.  There is absolutely no chemistry between BM and CF and their scenes look awkward and forced.  I seriously hope they can finally let that ship sink in peace and move forward in 2010.

 

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Crusher, since when is it okay to tell someone to shut up?  Or to call them an idiot?  Why do you need to make it personal like that?

JaSam fans are everywhere too, thank you very much.  Lol.

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sassysdreams...I'm not into personal attacks so I'll refrain from addressing your comments.

However, if you'd like to debate the issue at hand I'll be happy to consider your point of view.

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Adam and Rafe was a horrible pair just like Marissa and JR.  Marissa can get hit by a bus for all I care and JR should be with someone like Greenlee.  Go Niz

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ashlovesgh, thank you!!! Smile

And since someone just told me to shut up, I'll do just the opposite.  On my list for worst couples: Jake/Amanda, Ryan/Erica, JR/Marissa, Bianca/Reese, Frankie/Randi  (AMC). Sonny/Claudia, Johnny/Olivia, Alexis/Jerry (GH). Brooke/Ridge (B&B), Melanie/Anyone (DAYS)

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DN - With both sides having a huge amount of very loyal fans it is pointless to debate the issue with you.  As a long time viewer of GH (more than 30 years) I know which characters I like and which I like with each other and I also know which actors I enjoy watching.  I never enjoyed the Liz/Jason pairing and I don't enjoy watching RH in general.  We each have our own taste and sensibilities so we will simply have to agree to disagree. 

 

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Ravennite613, you can avoid bashing Daisy and EET but I have the right to my opinion, which is that EET is a nutcase since she/he takes things regarding jasam and liz too seriously.  EET really needs to chill before her/his head combust!!!

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Daisy I agree with the earlier post - please just shut up already you are as bad as that dumbass friend of yours EET.  That and you are right about most of those pairs and well its just annoying how right you often are LOL

Doodle I posted something in the Debate thread when you get a chance because I dont want to get sidetracked in this thread, but what did Jason give up for Sam??  You lost me on that one