DC's 10 Best Soap Couples of 2011



No. 2: Shawn and Carly, General Hospital

In a year that saw the twin deities of Doom and Gloom (the Romans call them Guza and Wolf) rule General Hospital with iron, ratings-killing, clenched fists, the budding relationship between reformed mercenary Shawn Butler (Sean Blakemore) and resident bitch goddess Carly Corinthos Jacks (Laura Wright) proved to be one of the few rays of sunlight peeking through the darkness over Port Chuck.

Shawn began his stay in Port Charles as a hired thug working for the latest in a long line of ridiculous, movie rip-off villains for GH, The Balkan. But while fans screamed for everyone and everything associated with The Balkan storyline to scram from their screens, there was something about Shawn that made it okay with viewers if he stuck around. We’re sure the fact that he’s a big, steaming cup of liquid-hot, mocha sex didn’t hurt!

From the moment Carly patched up Shawn’s gunshot wounds, we were itching to see her tend to other body parts he may have in urgent need of care. The longing, passionate looks and that stolen kiss in Hawaii, only made us ache for Shawn to break Carly’s back even more. Here’s hoping we get our wish in 2012.


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Tea & Victor as #1, now I know this list is a joke. That pairing was awful and made Tea even more of a shrew than she already was.

Billy & Victoria? AH can't act her way out of a paper bag and has ruined the Victoria character. BM acts circles around her.

Shawn & Carly weren't even a couple, and Shawn is nothing but another in a long line of Carly props. Like she needs ANOTHER boot licker

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most of the couples on the list have been together for years. I cannot believe Nikki and Deacon. Really?

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Completely DISAGREE in regards to Carly/Shawn and Olivia/Steve from GH. Both couples are so boring. GH needs to get JAX back, pronto! LW has not had the kind of chemistry with any of the other males on the show that she had with IR. And why aren't Olivia and Johnny together? They were sizzling hot, and even though TPTB try to make Steve and Olivia lusty and romantic, I got bored with them very quickly. I was really hoping for a Jolivia reunion....

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EET wrote "Hope and liam, carly and shawn, olivia and steve??? who was smoking crack when they compiled this list LOL??!! And the inclusions were almost as glaring as the omissions - yeah, I love me some jaSam, but I never expected them to make the list, but not including jessie and angie, todd and blair, john and natalie, or steffy and bill over any of or all of those three pairings is just wackiness!"

I am so glad that Jason and Sam were not included. The only part of the list I agree with is Tea and Victor. I have to say GH is certainly in trouble when Steve and olivia and Carly and Shawn are the only couples that can be found to add to such a list. There is real trouble when EET and I are in agreement. This list is ridiculous. Hell, I would have inluded Alexis and Mac before those two couples. What about Robin and Patrick? I am real worried about the show.

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You are kidding me right. Half of these people I dont know as I only watch Y&R and B&B. But I can not believe that Nikki and Deacon made the 10 best and Adam and Sharon Newman made the ten worst. I am glad that this is not a list of the majority or it would be dead wrong.

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I swear i think sometimes ABC, CBS, and NBC pays JAIME for this endless parading of pairings... CARLY and SHAWN are one of the worst pairings in soap history.. Laura Wright has more chemistry with Maurice Bernard than Sean Blakemore.. and thats saying a lot... There is most certainly a lapse in judgement in putting up these HIGHLY publicized PAIRINGS as the top couples...

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"O', Do I love Adam and Sharon...O'...do I? Do I?" Remember that melody? When I see them together, their individual vices evaporate into meaningless poof! All is forgiven by this fan...if they would just give into their wanton desires of late! I just love the angst of their love affair. I want them to have a baby. Yes, a baby that will tie them together for all eternity!

Then there is Todd and Tea. Before I discovered Todd and Evangeline, I was just plain riveted to the latest reuniting of Todd and Tea. Then my sister said one day,

"Talk about chemistry, you should have been watching OLTL when Evangeline was on."

"When was that?" I queried. "Who is Evangeline?"

"I can't explain it: see if YouTube has some old scenes of those two."

I searched, I saw, I grieved. I wish my sister had never told me. I was happy in my ignorance. Now I'm just plain angry and upset that the romance between Todd and Evangeline was thwarted forever! I hate stories without resolution. I'd rather the storyline never saw the light of day! I can only writhe in my misery.

I'm rooting for Y&R Adam and Sharon. They are scorching!

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Although very late, I wanted to add AMC's Jake and Amanda. Despite not being a fan of Ricky Paul Goldin and being a big fan of Christell Strause, I could not deny this couple had chemistry. Before it went off the air, AMC had the most rootable couples in daytime.

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Wow... I think we are watching totally different soaps. I don't agree with any of the couples except for Villy, and a lot of these pairings are on my worst couples list!

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Who got drunk and made this list? Carly and Shawn, Steve and Olivia and Hope-less and Loser...I mean Hope and Liam? Seriously? You put Hope and Liam on a BEST couples list but not Angie and Jesse or Patrick and Robin or Victor and Maggie?

I have to say I like the IDEA of Carly and Shawn better than the execution. Its weird, because I've never been a Carly fan and I always knew it would never work, but I've only enjoyed LW's Carly with Ingo's Jax. I actually, really legit was pulling for Carjax, much to my surprise lol. I like Shawn and I thought at first he and Carly would be interesting but something just doesn't work about them for me, IDK what it is it just feels like they don't fit.

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Good to see Billy and Victoria on here. Billy Miller has made watching Amerlie Heinle bearable, and has improved her 1000% as an actress. Interesting that Heinle couldn't improve herself as an actress when she was married on-show to real-life husband Thad Luckinbill (JT Hellstrom).

Who can forget Victoria's tearful admission when Lucy was ripped out of her arms by Phyllis? Victoria's words, through her tears, "Billy, I told you that if you put her (Lucy) in my arms...", as Vicky cried and cried. It really shows a watcher how dependent Y&R is to have Billy Miller working with Heinle.

I think another Y&R couple deserves some kind of props -- Tucker and Ashley. When 2011 began, Tucker was just a mogul with henchmen Sophia, assistant Neil, and second assistant Cane. The Accident, The Recovery, The Revelation of Devon, The Wedding; has softened Tucker -- just to the point where viewers believe that McCall deserves the Princess of Genoa City - Ashley.

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I agree with this list, especially Hope and Liam. They are young and their love is innocent except the writers are just not getting them back together, which Hope/Liam fans would like to see happen. I am not so happy with Carly/Shawn, Steve/Olivia & Nikki/Deacon. Other than that, the list seems good. Villy should have been #1.

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Cannot believe Jolie did not make the top 10 List!John and Natalie were definitely my fave couple of last year and the couple you rooted for the most to get back together!

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Cannot believe Jolie did not make the list!John and Natalie were definitely my fave couple from last year and the couple
I rooted for most to get back together!