Daytime Confidential's 10 Worst Soap Couples of 2009



No. 2: Rex and Gigi/Rex and Stacey, One Life to Live

Even if Madam Delfina (Lea DeLaria) herself had told us back in 2008 that in 2009 Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier) and Gigi (Farah Fath) would end up on Daytime Confidential's list of the Worst Couples of 2009, we would have said Delfina needed to be reported to Dionne Warwick for impersonating a soothsayer. How could one of our favorite couples from '08 end up becoming one we literally hated seeing on our screens in '09? Well, we're about to tell you how, and no, it ain't all about Stacy (Crystal Hunt), though she certainly didn't help matters.

Now granted, we bitched and moaned, and bitched and moaned, and bitched and moaned about how awful Stacy was when the blonde bimbette first appeared in Llanview, determined to steal Rex from her sister. The plot twist made no sense to us, and after seeing Rex and Gigi in a much smarter, well-written triangle featuring the fabulous Adriana "Bitchy Bangs" Cramer (Melissa Fumero) the season before, to say Gigi/Stacy/Rex was a let down is an understatement. But along the way something happened. Stacy, thanks to the arrival of sidekick Kim (Amanda Setton), became increasingly more likeable, (especially once the blond bustier blood bandit was no longer in a romatic storyline with Rex), meanwhile Rex and Gigi were the ones who made us want to chunk our remotes at the TV.

What happened to the scrappy, little waitress Viki Davidson (Erika Slezak) bonded with in Paris, Texas? Where was the smart, sexy comedic foil Bo Buchanan (Robert S. Woods) put so much stock in? In 2009, they weren't on our screens. Instead they were replaced by a pair of unbelievable, moopy humanoids, who although they looked like our Rex and Gigi, acted nothing like them. At one point time, both Lavoisier and Fath took the press, complaining about the storyline, with Fath saying it was the hardest storyline she'd ever had to do in daytime. Wait. Seriously? God made you STERILE after an abortion on DAYS, Farah. COME ON! But even if this storyline was that difficult for the actors to get through, we the fans never had to know that on screen. Sure, speak out till your little hearts content, but ACT on our screens! We deserve no less. Ask Kim Zimmer or Katherne Kelly Lang how they've gotten through decades worth of turkey storylines in daytime, while still giving their fans there all if you need pointers. Or better yet, just ask your costars like Slezak and Strasser. Strasser made it no secret she wasn't feeling Dorian pretending to go gay, but you never would have known it when you tuned in to that groundbreaking episode. Sigh. We really, really want to love Rex and Gigi again, but for that to happen, Fath and JP are gonna have to get over themselves and meet us half way if they don't wanna be on this list again in 2010.


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Niz is awesome.  True the writing is kind of bad but I love them.

Also look at the day to day ratings and people will see that on the Niz days (when Nik and Liz are together) those are the highest days!!

Look at the ratings, it's the proof.

JaSam sucks balls!

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Damn Sassydreams, I didn't know that you were that old. I'm more of a younger viewer and I enjoy RH since she and Lucky were the reason why I started to watch GH as a kid.

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This list was bound to generate a discussion because all couples have fans, and all couples have non-fans.  By reading Jamey's and Jillian's responses to the comments posted here it seems that this list was compiled by tallying votes.  Isn't that the way most polls are conducted?  This is DC's 10 worst couples.  Other sites may not agree with their choices but it does not matter.  I enjoy listening to the podcasts because it is so evident that the participants are fans of all daytime, not only the popular or their personal favorites.  I enjoy reading their best/worst lists for the same reasons. 

I agree with Jasam and Niz being on the worst  couples list because they are terrible couples.  Jason and Sam shared ILYs last week, and there were several Jasam fans complaimimg about their couple being written poorly by the writers, or the lack of emotion shown between them during the scene.  This couple is definitely built on contrived plot points and the majority of the audience is not watching them or the rest of GH these days.  Niz was a terrible idea and has dragged on way too long.  Once Luke found out it should have been over.  Luke wants to rebuild his relationship with Lucky, but keeps something that is sure to cause major problems for his son--yeah not buying it at all. 

I also agree with Rex/Gigi/Stacy from OLTL, and Paul/Meg from ATWT  being on this list.  They are truly the worst couples from those two soaps.

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You're welcome, daisyclover!  Smile

Roseblanc, yes you are entitled to your opinion but, I think calling other posters names is taking it a little bit too far.  How would you feel if I called you a nutcase?

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Well roseblanc I'm not THAT old.  LOL  I also started watching as a kid but in the Luke and Laura days.  I never felt that RH was a very good actor and I still feel that way.  So I simply don't enjoy watching her but in the "old" days I had to if I wanted to watch JJ whom I think is an awesome actor.  At least when she's with Nik I can FF to something more enjoyable as I don't care for either of them!

 

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BigDEDE, we are on the same page with Niz.  They are hot together and Liz is just great with Nik and away from Jason, so Team Niz.

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hmmm cool blue you bring up an interesting question.  How many DC bloggers are there and how many of them even watch any one given show?  So how did they keep the list from getting too geared toward one show.  So they have ten worst...was there x number of slots per show??

So lets say there are 15 dc bloggers and any one given show has 3 slots, how many would have to pick a certain couple to get them on to the list??

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Oh one other thing, since JaSam is number ten any one addition to the list bumps them, so cool blue while I agree with you that personal preferences vary, i have yet to see one poster on here that even is SLIGHTLY positive about JR and Marissa.   I think there was also ONE fan that liked Rebecca/Nik and I give her that even though she typically said kill rebecca and give us back Emily and a Nem baby.

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Rosenblanc I just saw your nutcase post again.  For your info, just last week we were in the debate thread laughing at all the crazy nicknames for both Sam and Liz.  If I took it all so seriously then why would I have ever laughed at crotch crickets and Skuba skank.

Do yourself a favor and know a little something about people before you run you fat mouth.

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Wow...I've never felt so riled up on an internet discussion thread. I just have a couple of things to add.

1. This list IMO for the most part is complete BS, I never did get how these kinda lists are compiled..*sighs*

2. It's surprising to me how the argument shifted to the name calling of EET and Daisy, WTF??

3. How some Liasonites think that Jasam and Jasam alone are responsible for the declining ratings never ceases to amaze me. Are u guys serious??? Even when other soaps gets cancelled, somehow users go back to Frons and Guza and how they favor some actors/actresses...blah..blah..blah  Did the ratings just suddenly plummet when Jasam got together? If they did, I must've missed that part. Is anybody forgetting about Skate breakup for the adding of Olivia (there WERE a lot of Skate fans), Logan suddenly being made to be a psycho killer, the retelling of Luke and Laura story with the addition of Ethan as Luke's son, Claudia's death at the hand of a teenage boy, Coop, Detective Beaudry, and Georgie (who all had opportunity for some juicy storylines) dying, or even the infinitely disgusting Niz? Oh no, let's forget about other events and put all the blame on JASAM!!

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I agree with this list..I just think Jasam should be WAYYY higher on the list

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sb_fan - AMEN!

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Yeah, I'm not sure how debating about a list is "taking it too seriously" and "nuts" but insulting posters is perfectly okay.

Just thought of another couple, Lucas and Chloe on DAYS.

EDIT: Great Post sb_fan!!!

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Lucas and Chloe...LMAO I dont even watch Days but a minute here and there and even I know they were stinkaroo.

SB Fan as always YOU ROCK.

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You guys at DC just hate JaSam with a passion. Time to let it go guys, just let it go. I'm no Jason or Sam fan, people know that. Do I care that they are a couple, no but they have a ton of fans and good for him. I'd rather see Jason with Sam than anybody else on GH. Let it go guys, let the bitterness go, lol. 

 I totaly agree with the rest of the list. Niz is barf worthy.

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Yeah Ladyofthelake you caught us! That's why I posted 2 JASAM videos with one of me saying I AM A JASAM FAN http://daytimeconfidential.com/2009/11/24/hi-im-jillian-a-jasam-fan

! BUSTED! I hate Jasam.. .*rolling eyes*

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EET we watch them ALL! (I don't watch AMC). Jasam's on the list end of story. Liason's not on the best couple list so that proves there's no conspiracy.

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Soaps are serios business! Laughing out loud

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Jasam is the next supercouple just like Niz is!

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Blackjaxs, I  think your post really highlights what's wrong with the character of Sam and why I could never support JaSam as a couple.  GH really needs to answer once and for all - Is KM a lead or supporting actress?  As it stands, the show seems to recognize her popularity by continuing to pair her with leading male actors, but for some unknown reason they just cannot seem to commit to making Sam a lead character.  I hate the clingly (Olivia-like) Sam that is on my screen right.  Please me more of the tough, kick-ass ship's captain and lead private investigator.

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Wait, why would Liason be on the list? They broke up in 2008.

A lot of people have mentioned LikNiz but I didn't put them on my list because I don't really see them as being a "couple" -- I guess I just see Lucky/Liz/Nik as a triangle more than anything else. So I'd put them on Worst Triangles for 2009, lol

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daisyclover the last time: Jasam's on the list. All the complaining about it's not going to make us take them off. It was put to a vote and the Jasam fan (which is myself) was out VOTED. There is no conspiracy if there was, Liason would've appeared REGARDLESS of when they broke up. ALL of this "agenda" and conspiracy thoughts towards this list is the MAIN reason why I NEVER said a thing about Jasam and never jumped into the frey and may just return to NOT saying a damn thing also.

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Huh? Jillian, I don't care if JaSam is on the list - I expected them to be on the list. My original post definitely argued it, but isn't that what we do here?? I don't want you to take them off the list.... I just asked why Liason would be on any Couples list (Best or Worst) since they broke up in 2008. And I never said anything about a "conspiracy." I really don't think I deserve you getting pissed at me, or other posters insulting me.

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If other posters are insulting you maybe they aren't agreeing with what you say. It happens, they do it to me. I'm not referring to you about the conspiracy, furthermore I am not having posters insult you so can't help ya on that. *kanye shrug*

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Yeah, I think it's safe to assume that if people are insulting me, they're not agreeing with me. But I wasn't expecting you to help me out with that, I was making a point, lol. But it's all good. I shouldn't be so thin skinned... especially since I'm free to insult people who disagree with me too. Thanks Jillian! Have a nice night! *kanye yawn*

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Started out reading the comments with good natured laughs (as a long time Jasam fan) and found that I couldn't tear myself away from the ugly spectacle of name calling (yes there was extensive name calling, "nutcase" was peppered in freely). While there was some interesting "debate" posts many were downright mean. I think I need to take a break from reading the posts, now I feel icky.

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To be a couple don't you actually have to do more than have sex? How can Adam and Rafe be the worst when they weren't even a real couple? Or is it that this is the worst idea of a couple of the year? That I can get. lol

And I guess JaSam being number 10 on this list is being generous with you guys. I'll take it. lol

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Jillian Bowe wrote:
Yeah Ladyofthelake you caught us! That's why I posted 2 JASAM videos with one of me saying I AM A JASAM FAN http://daytimeconfidential.com/2009/11/24/hi-im-jillian-a-jasam-fan

! BUSTED! I hate Jasam.. .*rolling eyes*

I was being sarcastic. I know your a JaSam fan, I do hear the podcast and read your posts. Why so serious? These posts are getting ugly, nobody can joke around, state their thoughts without people jumping down each others throats.  Must everything, every topic be a fight on the boards? Ya, the people at DC have a right to their opinions, fans have a right to post their opinions. It's just getting old that a fight always breaks out.

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Mac and Billy were the worst couple of 2009 for all soaps. There was no way in hell this was ever going to work. Y&R should have left this tired expired teen love story dead and buried. I mean it was destined to flop and tank from the get go. This was the 3rd different version of this couple in the last 9 years, and these two roles have been recasted a grand total of 6 times ever since, that is all the proof we needed to know this was gonna be an epic failure. The whole thing was played out and ran it's course many years ago. CF and BM having zero chemistry didn't help. The awkward scenes between them were painful to watch.

The characters are so mismatched. Mac is so boring and Billy is so entertaining. A horrible fit with the actors and characters. The whole thing was a trainwreck in every possible aspect in the acting, writing, and concept.  I think that once you lose both orginial portrayers from a once popular couple, you really need to just move their characters in different directions, and putting the new actors in the same scenes as the old ones made it ten times worse. Cheesy sappy flashbacks. Boring dull scrapbooks. Audio tape of their bad singing. So contrived. So forced. So pathetic. CF and BM failed to recreate these old memories. It was a no win situation for them. AB and DT are the only ones who could make all these flashback scenes click. 

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Jamey and Luke I respect you so much and I love this site ..
I know you are die hard Liason fans I don't understand why but whatever ......
But you are totally pushing the limit here .........
Calling JaSam bad couple is not just opinion it is because you couldn't get your way ...
You know there are many JaSam fans here that like them and there more many that are not Jason Sam fan that they are GH fans that think they are not bad at all that they are even better than before ......
I can give you many sites ....
JaSam were amazing this year we had them happy and having fun how can you say that the Mexico scenes were bad ??
they were amazing they both were more hotter than every love scenes I saw in a while
and what about the Carnival scenes were Jason was with her and laughing . I never saw Jason laugh that much as he with Sam
and what about the morning after when he and Sam were having fun and were down the stairs were all PC were there ??
and what about the Spixie Non wedding - were JaSam were together in public having fun and not scared of it ..
and what about that night of Love that was the most beautiful love scenes ever
You can't tell me that all this scenes deserve JaSam to be a worst couple ??
I am not big fan of Scrubs But I love scenes like that they had made me think they are amazing couple .......

You chose to put JaSam out of spite not because you looked at JaSam scenes outside side of Liason connection .....
They didn't had a chance ......

I love this site and I am not giving it up I will turn Jamey Regan and Luke to the dark side of JaSam