Daytime Confidential's 10 Worst Soap Couples of 2009



No. 10: Jason and Sam, General Hospital

Daytime Confidential has a reputation for being a pro-Liason site. Okay, technically this isn't an undeserved rap, since the majority of our bloggers favor the Jason and Liz (Steve Burton and Rebecca Herbst) pairing over JaSam (We still love ya, Jillian!), 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. Brian Frons's manufactured, wannabe Bonnie and Clyde pairing earned their spot on this list without any help from Nurse Liz Webber. After forcing Bob Guza to split up Liason, reportedly citing JaSam's popularity over Liason (yeah, tell that to the Nielsens), Frons and JaSam lovers got their dream come true in 2009, while the rest of us threw up a little in our mouths as Sam re-entered Jason's orbit via a rushed kidnapping storyline for Jason and Liz's lovechild Jake, that saw Sam literally try to make up for having watched Jake being kidnapped herself earlier, not to mention hiring goons to terrorize Jason's son and little Cameron, all before the commercial break during a car scene. If that wasn't bad enough, the moment JaSam begin "finding their way back to one another", GH became a watered down version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, once again, thanks to JaSam's mobtacular activities. Kudos to  Burton and Kelly Monaco for giving it their all in trying to sell this farce, but sorry Fronsie, we ain't buying it!

No. 9: Frank and Natalia, Guiding Light

Poor Frank Cooper (Frank Dicopolous). Ever since his beloved Eleni dumped him to go off to become the next Rachael Ray, Guiding Light's top cop has endured one romantic disaster after another. In 2009, Cupid gave Frank one, final cosmic wedgie by having him fall for latent lesbian Natalia Rivera (Jessica Leccia). Frank remained clueless about Natalia's obvious affections for Olivia Spencer (Crystal Chappell) for much of the year, even proposing marriage to the Friend of Ellen and Portia. Fans of Otalia went crazy when Natalia proved a runaway bride during her nuptials to Frank, only to be found by Olivia, who confessed her love for Natalia at a snow-covered gazebo in the center of town (Swoon!). Not that it was smooth sailing for the pair, Frank's little swimmers had managed to do Greece proud, when Natalia found herself preggers by Harley's big bro. It would have been kinder to put a "Kick Me" sign on Cooper's back. Otalia fans and critics alike were incensed by this sexist, all-too-typical plot twist. Frank went from being one of GL's most beloved heroes, to a representation of everything TPTB were doing to try to quiet the growing Otalia storm. By the end of the show, Natalia and Olivia were finally together and Frank found happiness with Blake (Liz Keifer).Unfortunately that wasn't enough to make us forget how Frank and Natalia had been one of the Worst Couples in Soaps in 2009.


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EricasEvilTwin's picture
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LMAO Rosenblanc now you are pissy because some of us are friendly?:  I love it because  I think your head would explode to know how many of us have either met in real life, skype, chat off site and/or PM regularly

Ive got an idea for you to consider before doing the internet equivalent of writing a check with your mouth that your ass cant cash - maybe the problem is YOU.

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No roseblanc, I will not call you a nutcase.  Insulting posters on this site is not my thing...whether they care or not.

Lol, FaisonFanInTexas...I guess you better make room for me in that loony bin of yours!

So true, dqh257. Sharon and Adam are wrong on so many levels.  Please, just put Sharon back with Nick, already!!

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Faisonfanfromtexas, obviously I don't know you and I don't want to know you cause like you inferred...you belong in a loony bin. 

I don't care if you don't know what I'm talking about.

However, I will whine and bitch at you whenever I want!!!

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EricasEvilTwin with the ugly haircut, I can be pissy when I want. I really don't care you are babbling with your groupies.

I don't understand your statement 
 
"Ive got an idea for you to consider before doing the internet equivalent of writing a check with your mouth that your ass cant cash - maybe the problem is YOU."

Then again, I don't really care.

But, I have to admit, I do get a kick on bashing you because I feel you deserve it.

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Rose I shouldnt have pulled a Liz Webber and snarked at you.  From now on say what you like.  I see now that instead of letting you annoy and/or bait me, I should be giving you sympathy -  I can see where people having friendships on this site might make you feel bad and while I cant do anything about that necessarily I will try to remember to feel pity for you. 

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ashlovesgh- C'mon  over , we got plenty of room and we're havin' a ball!  

roseblanc-      CYA!

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OMG!! People, you have no idea how much I want to go off!! I'm a Greek Jersey Girl, turning the other cheek does not come naturally to me, LOL!!

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EET, FaisonFanInTexas, ashlovesgh - You guys are great.  Best laugh I've had all night!  Can we bring chocolate and champagne to the loony bin? 

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sssh sassy if you are too friendly to eet it will stress out Rosenblanc and we dont want her showing up at our loony bin looking to check in - it would ruin the fun!!

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Heaven for bid! 

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EET, just remember I'm your #1 groupie. roseblanc better not be trying to take my place!

Yes sassysdreams - In our loony bin we've got chocolate, champagne, margaritas and buffalo wings. Also, weekend shopping trips and spa days.

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Sounds like heaven to me!!!

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EET, sassy, daisy, ashlovesgh- roseblanc is not ALLOWED in MY loony bin!  We're all FRIENDS here! 

Who's bringin' the dip?

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SORRY!!  I meant to say OUR loony bin!! 

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LMAO, you guys!!  I know I'm bringing the tequila!

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WOO HOO!!  IT'S A PARTY NOW!!

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Lol FaisonFanInTexas!  And nobody better crash it! Smile

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GH Lover, you do realize that Liason weren't a couple in 2009 right? Hey if you want to justify JaSam by bringing up Liason, all the power though.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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All this talk of yummy frosty drinks finally made me thirsty but since we're waiting here for the snow to start falling any minute now I elected to make a cup of chocolate hazelnut hot chocolate with a splash of Godiva Liqueur!  YUM!  

Hot chocolate anyone?  

 

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"EET, just remember I'm your #1 groupie".

Daisy, uhhh...excuse me!! but I'm EET'S #1 groupie. I'm a texan girl and I will throw down if u try to take my spot

And about that loony bin people keep talking about, i'm gonna need my own room with full access cable and a computer so I can watch all the Jasam vids I want. OH...I will also provide the booze..guaranteed!!

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Great list, DC! And dead on...although I think Jasam should be #1.  =)

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 I get - and agree with - most of the couples.  Because most of the couples were "meant" to be a potential viable couple.  But Frank and Natalia on GL?  Frank was clearly always meant to be the third wheel.  The "root for" couple was Olivia and Natalia... but I thought it was great that Frank was the odd man out (literally!)  Frank has been a good guy for so long, you feel for him, even if you knew he wasn't right for Natalia.  The scene where Buzz tried to persuade Frank maybe he shouldn't go through with the wedding... was heartrbreaking.  

So yeah, Frank and Natalia weren't the best couple of the year.  But they were never meant to be.  But having a "good" third person to this story... it added juice to the story.

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Sassy now I want a glass of that!! YUM...

SB-Fan and Daisy - feel free to duke it out.  The poster that spreads the most JaSam love in the next week wins LOL

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sassysdreams: that sounds fabulous!!! I'll take some Smile

sb_fan: Well I'm a Jersey girl so I can throw down with the best of them, lol!! But to keep the peace, and to have access to your booze, I'll back off, lol!! :)  I'll go back to being Billy Warlock's #1 groupie!  And yeah, we'll have JaSam TV 24/7!

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EET & daisyclover - I'll make up a big pot of it.  Stop by anytime! 

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 Frank and Natalia could've been good, but they got ran over by the Otalia train

Mallet/Marina from GL should've made the list--they were a complete and utter disaster and gag-fest

Frankie and Randie on AMC are sleep-inducing....Cornelius Hunt Jr. is too good a talent to be wasted with that pair....I've liked his chemistry with Stephanie Gaschet (Madison) and Ambyr Childers (ex-Colby) 10x more than the snoozefest that is Frankie/Randie....if they insist on the pairing, they definitely need to re-cast Randie in 2010--Brooke Kerr anyone??

as for Ryan/Erica, I just ate and don't wanna vomit so I'm not even going to go into that gag-fest.....I actually liked the Ryan/Erica pseudo mother/son relationship they had for years, and was SO glad that they never went there with them--AMC proved me wrong in '09

My poor Elizabeth Webber Spencer over on GH....they haven't known what to do with her since Lucky's drug addiction/sleeping with Maxie back in '06....Liason redux was a disaster for my money (despite Steve and Becky's chem) and Niz was even worse...friendships (especially with opposite sex components) are far too rare in soaps nowadays and Nik/Liz was one that I liked and one that I'm glad they never "went there" with.....this Niz debacle in '09 showed why


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I want to be in the Loony too
I am proud JaSam Jason fan I will fight the best I can
And I have many JaSam Clips and Pics to make the room amazing .........
and I will also bring Dominos and Tequila ... Like a good JaSam night ....

And the people of DC was it necessary to do that .....
JaSam maybe not your cup of tea But They are great couple they had more to do than Liason over the two stupid years ..........
I will mention Liason cos this is the only reason you put jaSam there ...
I was Liason fan but I know JaSam are better ........
As soaps watches you should Look at JaSam without Liason because if you will look closely you will see how good they are .........

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This Liason/Jasam feud is the stupidest thing happening in daytime! Does anyone else feel like me and could give a flying rat about either? Seriously, I can't believe anyone would want their "girl" paried with that brain damaged stonecold killing void also known as Jason Morgan? What does the guy have to offer any woman except the chance to be shot at on a good day and shot on a bad day. The chance to become a mobster mouth peice. The chance to play second fiddle to his bromance with sonny,  put up with his needy, whiny "best-friend" carly and have to show compassion for the obnoxiously selfish mini mobster, Micheal? All that and a side of kidnapping a few times a year, of course! Naturally, whomever is "with" Blinky at the moment gets the royal treatment because the chosen one would only tolerate the most loyal, caring, understanding and fairest of them all, but wait until it's time for the break-up, your girl will be thrown under the bus faster than you can "Jason Quartermaine is dead" because we all no Super J's shit don't stink.

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OK why Jason??
1 He is hotttttttttt !!!
2 after all he when you take the killing side he is a sweet guy , that will do everything for you , he is patient, he will listen you you without judgment ..
3 he is caring , he loves his friends and he will help them no matter what ..
4 he will always try to do the best he can and to do the good thing no matter how it is hard
5 he is safe he will not hurt you as many can ...

There is a reason why Robin, Carly , Courtney , Liz ,Sam fell in love with him .....

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GH LOVER-  You are more than welcome to join us JaSamers in the loony bin.  We have room for all!  We are havin' a great time!  And at this point, we're pretty sloshed.

Good job explaining why we LOVE Jason!

sassy- Oh man!  I missed Godiva Liqueur?  Damn that early wake up call!