DC's Top 5 Soap Opera Newcomers of 2012

No. 1: Hunter Haley King, The Young and the Restless

Is her name Hunter, or is it Haley? Child, who are you asking? Whatever she calls herself, Ms. King has provided a dose of much-need, angsty teen spirit on The Young and the Restless.

As Summer, the daughter of town prince Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) and slightly-sociopathic sex kitten Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford), King took over an integral role in the Genoa City mythology. The Hollywood Heights alum has impressed from day one, transforming Summer from a vapid, little nothing into a pretty little liar.

While we're not wowed by the teen bullying storyline she's currently featured in, King shines whenever Summer gets to dine at the grown-up table. Don't believe us? Just watch a scene of her opposite Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan), as Summer wrestles with the guilt of having caused her estranged aunt to lose her baby, and try not to feel something. 


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Bring back Lindsay as Summer. And put her in short shorts.

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Pls don't bring that other chick as Summer back! She was like nails on a chalkboard with her acting. This new actress I like her in the role and like the chemistry with Red (The Staff)...

Robert Adamson who plays Noah I just thought he was a little too old for the role. He can act seeing his work on Lincoln Heights on ABC Family.

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Robert Adamson is fucking yummy. And he can really act. Fantastic recast. I agree with many here, RA should definitely be on top...of this list Wink

Overall, great list. Agree with it, except the order.

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Can Trey please stay on GH? Critics and fans love him and the character. His story line and romantic pairing were the problem not EV. He just needs a better story is all.

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Keep Trey and send Krissy back to school. A Trey/Starr/Michael triangle would have been nice.

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Agree with all except number 1, can't stand her!