10 Worst Soap Opera Couples of 2014

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No. 10: Clyde and Kate, Days of Our Lives

James Read and Lauren Koslow share crackling chemistry on Days of Our Lives. Unfortunately, we can't get invested in a pairing that finds glamorous Kate Roberts falling for a pedophile from Poplar Bluff. Considering what Kate went through with Curtis Brown, shouldn't her radar be on high alert whenever creepy Clyde walks into the room?

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No. 9: Michael and Kiki, General Hospital

Brothers steal women from one another on soaps all the time. When it comes to Kiki Jerome (Kristen Alderson), however, Morgan (Bryan Craig) should have sent Michael (Chad Duell) a gift basket for taking the preachy bore off his hands on General Hospital.

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No. 8: Ridge and Katie, The Bold and the Beautiful

Can someone please play that Beyonce song for Katie Logan (Heather Tom) again? Bey said if he likes it, he should put a ring on it, not a string on it! It's time for Katie to kick douchey designer Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) to the curb on The Bold and the Beautiful.

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No. 7: Dylan and Avery, The Young and the Restless

It must be exhausting to be Avery Bailey Clarke (Jessica Collins) on The Young and the Restless. Her sister and niece are a pair of hot messes and her boyfriend isn't much better.

Avery should be hoarse from going around screaming at people who did Dylan McAvoy (Steve Burton) wrong in 2014.  First there was his bio mom Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott); then his faux daddy Ian Ward (Ray Wise). Now poor Avery is having to bellow at her hottie ex for trying to steal Dylan's coffeehouse. Can Avery hook up with a guy capable of fighting his own battles in 2015?

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No. 6: Daniel and Jennifer,

Days of Our Lives

Days of Our Lives is determined to make Dannifer a thing, and we're pretty much resolved to let them do so. We're tired of griping about how awful the couple is year-after-year, so we guess we'll just gear up for yet another 12 months of 40-something angst, sturm and drang for frowning Jennifer Rose Horton (Melissa Reeves) and her sullen Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) on Days of Our Lives. Yay.

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No. 5: Fluke and Tracy, General Hospital

We never thought we'd see the day General Hospital's formerly brilliant Tracy Quartermaine (Jane Elliot) needed to be fitted for a dunce cap. Sure, Tracy's been a fool for love before, but this Fluke (Anthony Geary) farce has turned her into a blithering idiot. Make it stop.

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No. 4: Wyatt and Hope, The Bold and the Beautiful

Nothing says true love like deciding to marry one brother, because the brother you really wanted to marry was five minutes late to meet you. Hope Logan's (Kim Matula) wishy-washy affections for brothers Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) on The Bold and the Beautiful drove us batty in 2014.

While we get the star-crossed aspect of Liam and Hope's connection, Wyatt especially came off looking like a tool this past year. When Hope suggested breaking up with him so she could date both Wyatt and his brother, he just gave off that goofy grin and said "Sure!" Dude, develop some self respect and find a couture straitjacket for your mama.

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No. 3: Jack and Kelly, The Young and the Restless

At first, Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) was only interested in trying to pay Kelly Andrews (Cady McClain) to leave town on The Young and the Restless. We wish the neurotic mess of an adulterous, ex-school teacher would have taken the money.

Jack and Kelly's groan-mance was overkill from the start. They both loved Vivaldi! How would they tell Summer (Hunter King)?! Jack wasn't over Phyllis (Gina Tognoni)! Abby (Melissa Ordway) was snarky! Did we mention Vivaldi?!

We rolled our eyes every time Jack teared up over this woman. Considering he also turned on the waterworks with ease for Phyllis, Nikki, Patty's doppelganger, Sharon, et al., we weren't all that moved.

Jack Abbott needs a strong, formidable woman, not a wilting, tragic flower. He could also use a trip to the eye doctor. Those tear ducts must need medical treatment at this point.

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No. 2: JJ and Paige, Days of Our Lives

It was a smart idea to have the troubled son of Jack (Matthew Ashford) and Jennifer Deveraux (Melissa Reeves) fall hard for the daughter of Jennifer's girlhood nemesis Eve Donovan (Kassie DePaiva) on Days of Our Lives. On paper, the scenario reads like soap opera gold.

Unfortunately, we saw nothing but pyrite on our screens regarding the JJ (Casey Moss) and Paige (True O'Brien) coupling in 2014. Why waste a sexy, virile teen hunk on such a milquetoast, mealy-mouthed goody-goody? #FreeJJ

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No. 1: Franco and Carly, General Hospital

Previously smart women made some majorly dumb choices in Port Charles, New York in 2014. At least Tracy Quartermaine (Jane Elliot) had the excuse of not knowing she was allowing a sociopath into her bed on General Hospital. He has the same face as her beloved Luke (Anthony Geary)! What the heck was Carly's (Laura Wright) excuse for letting the guy who orchestrated her son's rape come anywhere near her?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, serial murdering artist Franco (Roger Howarth) didn't mean for Michael to be raped and the tumor made him terrorize Josslyn (Hannah Nordberg), Jason (Billy Miller), Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Lulu (Emme Rylan). That reasoning wouldn't fly for any mother on the planet, especially a mama lion like Carly.  Luckily, an evil eye necklace cam recording CarSon sex was all it took to finally free us from this hideous pairing. Say that three times fast!