A sizzling couple is a staple of summer storylines on soaps. Some summers deliver better than others. This year, Days of Our Lives unleashed the "Summer of Cin", while throwing an anniversary wedding for John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall). Other shows, like The Bold and the Beautiful, recycled scripts and pairings providing little incentive to tune in. Then B&B gave us the soap couple...er...rivalry we cared about.
Most pairs were real couples, others were rivals, while some may not have been expected. These are the pairings that burnt up our TV screens, drove story, teased us, and left us wanting more.
Here are our picks for Summer's Top 10 Soap Couples: