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.


Comments

Member since:
6 January 2009
Last activity:
4 years 16 weeks

I don't agree with Jason and Sam being on that list.I also think Daniel and Chloe from Days should have been included.They are disgusting.

Member since:
22 December 2008
Last activity:
2 years 11 weeks

I would have listed Jasam as #1 and Niz as #2 but other than that, the list is correct.  Jasam started the ratings tank, Niz finished it.

EricasEvilTwin's picture
Member since:
15 July 2008
Last activity:
5 weeks 4 days

Boy I am glad I turned in and missed the rest of this LOL

FaisonFanInTexas's picture
Member since:
4 December 2009
Last activity:
7 hours 59 min

Holy crap!  I tuned out and missed alot of this but I'm caught up now...

crusher-oooh, intimidating name.  Why do you have to resort to insulting the other posters?  Nobody is going to change anyone else's mind, so GET OVER IT!  You are SO uncool.

roseblanc-Did you call sassy "old"?!  ALOT of us have been watching the show for 30 years or so because we were HOME WITH OUR MOMMA'S watching when we were 3!  That does NOT make us "old".  And calling EET and daisyclover "NUTS"!?  YOU are the one losin' your MIND!  You are EXTREMELY rude.  We ALL have our opinions on JaSam vs Liason, there is NO reason to start calling people names on the board JUST because you're anonymous.  I've got a feeling that you wouldn't be so rude if you were face to face with these ladies.

Jillian and Jamey-  the way y'all get all INSULTED when somebody disagrees with you.  Y'all have been on EET like white on rice!  How 'bout this?  A little professionalism, please?

Member since:
22 August 2007
Last activity:
8 weeks 1 day

Wow... this debate never gets old apparently. LOL. In regards to me telling people to write in, I did that for Liason and for when news broke that Rick Hearst was being dropped to recurring and when we heard that Greg Vaughan was being let go.  I'm an equal opportunity blogger (I know, I know, not for JaSam though). Yes, I love Liason and no, I am not a fan of JaSam. I have no doubt that most of you expected to see JaSam on this list. We as a team voted. Some of us do not watch all the soaps, some of us do. The DC Team's lists were looked over and "ranked" -so to speak- and that is how our top tens came to life. Was it an exact science? No. Did we expect to be missing some of your Worst Couples? Absolutely. Did we expect for you to disagree with some of our picks? Obviously. Do we have an agenda? No. At this point, any agenda to reunite Liason would be a waste of time IMO. Jonthan Jackson is back. Frons wants what he wants and it would take quite some time to untangle what's be written. Speaking for myself personally, if it ever did happen, I'd be happy to see my couple back together, but I'm over it at this point.

It's pretty much a free for all here, we are not your babysitters but PLEASE, be adults. Be respectful of the DC crew and ESPECIALLY of eachother.

daisyclover1938's picture
Member since:
14 November 2007
Last activity:
3 years 50 weeks

Oh my goodness, is this going to be known as Agenda-Gate from now on? LOL!!

Regan, I brought up your suggestion to write in. It wasn't an insult or an accusation. As Jamey said on this thread, "we promote the couples we LIKE" which is fine... I used the 'write in' thing as an example of that (and the Ric/Greg thing fits right into that). When EET used the word "agenda" she didn't mean there was any "conspiracy" - imo, it was just another way of saying that you promote who you like, and are vocal about who you dislike.

I truly don't understand how this has turned into, *the people of DC have been disrespected* There was no mention of a conspiracy or nefarious intentions on the part of DC. This has been blown so out of proportion.

EricasEvilTwin's picture
Member since:
15 July 2008
Last activity:
5 weeks 4 days

Thank you Daisy.  I even posted the definitions of the words to show that agenda does not mean consipiracy.

I got my hair cut this morning - it was on MY Agenda - it was however NOT a haircut conspiracy  LOL (although now that I have seen how it turned out, I am wondering if some of you got to my hairdresser....hmmmm)

I am trying to be light hearted about this, but if the staff at DC truly thinks that after all my years of involvent with the site  that I dont respect the staff or appreciate the work, then I just dont know what to say. 

Moreover, saying someone has the agenda of supporting liason is not a person attack on your character.  Having two relatively new posters going around call  posters an ASS (in another thread)  or a nutcase is a different matter altogether.

sassysdreams's picture
Member since:
1 January 2009
Last activity:
2 weeks 11 hours

EET - Don't be shy.  I'm sure you haircut turned out beautifully!  Now you'll be styling for New Year's Eve! 

Member since:
22 August 2007
Last activity:
8 weeks 1 day

I took no offense Daisy. I understood what you meant. I don't feel disrespected. We're bloggers (I know my hiatus has been longer than anticipated) and we put ourselves out there. I expect to be called out from time to time.

terrifictam's picture
Member since:
27 December 2007
Last activity:
2 weeks 6 days

..Clouds in your coffee..

Haha Jamey I honestly love you more and more each passing week.
All the best in the New year

Member since:
22 January 2008
Last activity:
2 hours 27 min

Professionalism is very overrated. I do me. If it doesn't line up with Emily Post, well POO on her. Salutations! Tongue

Member since:
22 January 2008
Last activity:
2 hours 27 min

Oh, and I didn't get insulted Faison For Life, I simply pointed out that EET's assumptions about how Luke and I do things—based on, I don't know, Tarot cards???—were off base.

samrocks's picture
Member since:
16 September 2008
Last activity:
2 years 34 weeks

Jamey...See, that's where YOU'RE wrong - EET, Daisy, and I use TEA LEAVES.  Tarot cards are for amateurs, LOL. 

daisyclover1938's picture
Member since:
14 November 2007
Last activity:
3 years 50 weeks

And don't forget my crystal ball, lol. **I predict lots of violence and mob mayhem on GH in the coming year**  

EricasEvilTwin's picture
Member since:
15 July 2008
Last activity:
5 weeks 4 days

Yesterday you said my thoughts were implanted but then you deleted that post.

I was kind of wondering implanted by who??  Do I need to start wrapping my head in tin foil LOL.

Member since:
8 November 2009
Last activity:
24 weeks 6 days

Both Jason & Liz and Jason & Sam deserve to be on this list and near the top. Why anyone would want their favorite female character with Jason is beyond me. He is one of  the worse soap characters ever.

Niz deserves to be higher. For Liz to go from the disaster that was her and Jason to the disaster that is her and Nik just shows unorginal and lazy Guza is.

If Guza couldn't put Liz and Lucky back together organically, then he should have let Liz be alone. Or bring on someone new. Not throw her with her ex husbands brother.

Member since:
8 May 2008
Last activity:
1 week 12 hours

Dawn, Niz is hot and sexy and needs to be a couple.  I like LNL, but they need a long break before getting back together again.  Mostly everyone on the show bang siblings and it is ok, so why not Liz?

Member since:
8 November 2009
Last activity:
24 weeks 6 days

Niz is not sexy, not hot, and there is not one once of chemistry between Tyler and Becky. And having Liz bang her ex husband's sibling just because everyone else has is not a valid argument for Niz. It's just shows you are supportive of lazy and incompetent storytelling.

Member since:
14 December 2008
Last activity:
20 weeks 4 days

Great list, guys! I originally thought Zendall would be on your list as worst couple for AMC but I had forgotten about Frankie and Randi. They're definitly worse! But I still would've put Zendall above Ryan and Erica  and I'm a Zendall fan, but they've had such a bad year.

FaisonFanInTexas's picture
Member since:
4 December 2009
Last activity:
7 hours 59 min

My name is FaisonFanInTexas, not Faison Forever, but thanks for playing.   
I am not against taking up for yourselves, but a COUPLE of y'all get defensive and sarcastic if someone disagrees.  Yep, I KNOW WE do it, too at times.  But WHY are you ARGUING with posters who disagree?  "OH YEAH, we do it to piss you off."  Um, just DON'T respond.  Let US hack this out.  Let US argue about it.  You ALREADY told us your opinion, WHY do you get all aggressive and defensive about it?
WITHOUT calling each other "crazy", "old", "nuts" and "barbarian".

Yeah, I guess it would be WRONG to show some PROFESSIONALISM at your job...
What the HELL was I thinking?  Emily Post can go to hell, that's NOT what I'm about, but being hostile, sarcastic and rude isn't either.

BTW-tea leaves...tarot cards...a crystal ball.....mwaaahaha!

 

Starrgirlfish's picture
Member since:
8 June 2008
Last activity:
2 years 29 weeks

FaisonFanInTexas wrote:
WITHOUT calling each other "crazy", "old", "nuts" and "barbarian" Yeah, I guess it would be WRONG to show some PROFESSIONALISM at your job...What the HELL was I thinking?  Emily Post can go to hell, that's NOT what I'm about, but being hostile, sarcastic and rude isn't either.

---------

Oh, PU-HLEASE!.....This is a site dedicated to soaps, not the world news. What's there to be professional about? What would be the point?....."Today on General Hosptial Sonny and Lisa flirted while Olivia got jealous. Now dear readers, I can't tell you my opinion because some might disagree and think it unprofessional of me to disagree with them.".....*eye-roll*

FaisonFanInTexas's picture
Member since:
4 December 2009
Last activity:
7 hours 59 min

I swear I think some of y'all have JUST WANT to argue! 
WTH are you talking about?!  WORLD NEWS..HUH?  Do y'all pay attention AT ALL to what is said?  "What's there to be professional about?"  Are you serious?  I just joined this site a few weeks ago and lately it's more about attacking the people on the boards more than talking about the soaps!

DID I NOT JUST SAY THAT YOU'VE GIVEN YOUR OPINIONS, LET'S LET SOMEBODY ELSE TALK!?

AND, AS USUAL, A SARCASTIC RESPONSE!!!!!

12 year old "eye roll"...       

 

 

Starrgirlfish's picture
Member since:
8 June 2008
Last activity:
2 years 29 weeks

Again, I would LOVE for you to explain why you think it is so necessary to be professional on a site dedicated to soap operas. You still haven't answered the question.

And are you saying that your posts are not sarcastic and not in an attacking manner? Because I'm pretty sure using multiple explanation marks and using capital letters is the internet definition of yelling.

daisyclover1938's picture
Member since:
14 November 2007
Last activity:
3 years 50 weeks

Starrgirlfish, I'm not going to speak for FaisonFaninTexas, nor am I commenting on DC, but I will make a comment about professionalism in general. It has nothing to do with subject matter of a site or whether we're talking about the news. A place of work, for instance, usually stresses a professional atmosphere, it has nothing to do with what is actually done there (what product they sell, what industry they're in, etc...) Professionalism, IMO, is a code of conduct, the manner in which you speak, behave, or present yourself, etc... It has nothing to do with the news. I think you might be thinking of the whole biased/unbiased thing, factual news vs. opinion, which I don't think FaisonFaninTexas is talking about.

Again, before anyone freaks out on me, I'm NOT talking about, or commenting on DC. I'm just stating what I think "professionalism" means and how I think FaisonFaninTexas is using the term...

Member since:
24 November 2009
Last activity:
4 years 15 weeks

Faisonfanfromtexas, you can join EET and rest of the crazies in the Shadybrook loony bin. Seriously, you're too full of yourself and your opinion of "professionalism" is laughable. Anyway, if y'all crazies were saying all these garbage crap in my face, I would tell y'all to get your heads examined.
 
Sassy, didn't mean to insult you with your age but I was just giving my view as a younger viewer. However, you like EET needs to take some chill pills.

EET and daisy, you crazies are sounding more messed up with y'all posts. Conspiracies? Seriously, get some help before y'all lose it for real. EET, maybe the bad haircut is due to your craziness. Hope you take some more chill pills!!!

Member since:
24 November 2009
Last activity:
4 years 15 weeks

ashlovesgh, you can and I won't care. And you're entitle to your opinions too!!! Since you and the rest of EET groupies are friends, y'all can all have fun in Shadybrook loony bin!

Starrgirlfish's picture
Member since:
8 June 2008
Last activity:
2 years 29 weeks

Thank you Daisy. I definitely agree with your comment on what professionalism is. I didn't mean to make it seem that I was comparing professionalism to only the news. I was just using it as an example since DC reports soap news.

I think there is a difference in where professionalism is needed in real news vs. soap news.  People reporting real news would definitely present themselves differently from the staff at DC in my opinion.

It doesn't seem as necessary to me.

FaisonFanInTexas's picture
Member since:
4 December 2009
Last activity:
7 hours 59 min

No, I do NOT attack the posters on this site.  Yes, sometimes I am COMICALLY sarcastic, about the characters on the show.  I do NOT attack the other posters just because I do not agree with them.  I never said, "Don't yell."  Find that for me in my posts!  Go ahead..... I'll wait..... FIND it. 

Still waiting....

Honey, I don't INFER, I say what I mean.
And when I use caps, I don't consider it yelling, I consider it  making the word(Drunk accentuated.   Would you really LOVE for me to explain?  Why are you yelling? 
 

Yeah, I guess it is wrong to expect people who run the site to be professional.  I mean, after all, it's a "soap site", why should we expect people to be professional?

Give me a break.

12 year old *eye roll*

FaisonFanInTexas's picture
Member since:
4 December 2009
Last activity:
7 hours 59 min

roseblanc-  Honey, I RUN the loony bin!  You are so hostile and so damn CUTE!  I don't know why you are so mad and attacking the posters on this site.  WTH are you talking about that we are "full of ourselves"?  Since you don't KNOW us, that screams, "pathetic, trying to draw attention to yourself".  I honestly don't even know what you are arguing about since you left that behind long ago to attack the other posters instead of talking about the soaps.

You don't know me, I don't know you, let's keep it that way.  I've got no more time for children.  Whine, whine, whine, bitch, bitch, bitch.......

daisyclover- exactly right on the professionalism thing.  Thanks, I don't know why I was having a hard time saying it like I meant it. 

SO!!  What were wee talking about again....

 

dqh257's picture
Member since:
20 May 2009
Last activity:
11 weeks 6 hours

I'm worn out by all the GH handwringing.... that being said, the worst couple of the year has to be Sharon/Adam on Y&R, hands down. Sharon is being written as horribly unintelligent (what else is new?), Nick is being written as having never really had feelings for Phyllis, and now Adam is supposed to be a viable love interest after having denied Sharon her daughter and for gaslighting Ashley? This story is more insipid than anything GL aired over its last few months as it limped along toward cancellation. It makes no sense, character motivations don't jibe from episode to episode, and I'm horribly confused and worn out by all the garbled reasoning for anything that's done.