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Soap Opera News - Best and Worst of 1997
Topic Started: Dec 14 2010, 07:18 PM (2,095 Views)
CarlD2


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Story of the year
Most heartbreaking story
Surprising story twist
Outstanding newcomer
Most welcomed return
Outstanding actor
Outstanding actress
Supporting actor
Supporting actress
Underused actor
Underused actress
Best couple


AMC:

Maddie saga
Plane crash
Trevor, Amanda and Janet
Carrie Genzel (Skye Chandler)
Michael Lowry (Jake)
John Callahan (Edmund)
Susan Lucci (Erica)
Mark Consuelos (Mateo)
Julia Barr (Brooke)
Michael E Knight (Tad)
Jill Larson (Opal)
Adam and Liza

AW:

Toni's rape
Kirkland's accident
Bobby Reno is Shane Roberts
Rhonda Ross (Toni)
Lisa Peluso (Lila)
Tom Eplin (Jake)
Jensen Buchanan (Vicky)
Mark Pinter (Grant)
Kim Rhodes (Cindy)
Anna Stuart (Donna) and Stephen Schnetzer (Cass)
Jake and Vicky

ATWT:

Racism
Barbara's pregnancy
Damian's 'career' change
Lesli Kay Sterling (Molly)
Jon Hensley (Holden)
Daniel Markel (David)
Martha Byrne (Lily)
Benjamin Hendrickson (Hal)
Ellen Dolan (Margo)
There are a lot of underused actors and actresses
Carly and Jack

B&B:

Sheila vs. Maggie and James
Stephanie's discovery about Lauren's affair with Eric
Thorne divorces Macy
Adrienne Frantz (Amber)
Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke)
John McCook (Eric)
Kimberlin Brown (Sheila)
Ian Buchanan (James)
Barbara Crampton (Maggie)
Charles Grant (Grant)
Bobbie Eakes (Macy)
Eric and Lauren

DAYS:


Kristen and Susan
Billie battling drugs
Susan's wedding
Jensen Ackles (Eric)
Jason Brooks (Peter)
Drake Hogestyn (John)
Eileen Davidson (Kristen/Susan/et al)
Roark Critchlow (Mike)
Louise Sorel (Vivian)
Lauren Koslow and Bryan Datillo (Kate and Lucas)
John and Marlena

GH:

Murder of Dr. Pierce Dorman
Brenda left at the altar
Monica held Dorman hostage
Lisa Cerasoli (V)
Genie Francis (Laura)
Maurice Benard (Sonny)
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis)
Steve Burton (Jason)
Sarah Brown (Carly)
The Quartermaines
Sonny and Brenda

GL:

Reva's trial
Buzz's amnesia
Nola going psycho
Taye Diggs (Sugar Hill)
Beth Ehlers (Harley)
Justin Deas (Buzz)
Cynthia Watros (Annie)
Jerry ver Dorn (Ross)
Elizabeth Keifer (Blake)
Jay Hammer and Maureen Garrett (Fletcher and Holly)
Harley and Phillip

OLTL:


Custody battle over Starr
Marty and Patrick's love story
Starr's unlikely donor
Stehen Markle (Mel) and Florencia Lozano (Tea)
Don Jeffcoat (Joey)
Robert S. Woods (Bo)
Robin Strasser (Dorian)
James DePaiva (Max)
Gina Tognoni (Kelly)
Philip Carey (Asa)
Hillary B. Smith (Nora)
Andy and Antonio

PC:

Terror stalks General Hospital
Lucy loses her baby
Scotty has grown up
Jennifer Harmon (Karen)
Kin Shriner (Scott)
Wayne Northrop (Rex) and Lynn Herring (Lucy)
Edward Albert (Bennett)
Lisa Ann Hadley (Julie)
Jon Lindstrom (Kevin)
Patricia Crowley (Mary)
Karen and Joe

SuBe:

Meg and Ben's love story (also named Best Couple)
Caitlin's miscarriage
Elaine killed Del
Sarah Buxton (Annie)
Peter Barton (Eddie)
Sam Behrens (Gregory)
Lesley-Anne Down (Olivia)
Timothy Adams (Casey)
Kathleen Noone (Bette)
Randy Spelling (Sean)
Sherri Saum (Vanessa)

Y&R

Danny and Phyllis' breakup
Nina's low self-esteem
Victor's marriage to Diane
Sandra Nelson (Phyllis)
Heather Tom (Victoria)
Eric Braeden (Victor)
Lauralee Bell (Christine)
Scott Reeves (Ryan)
Tricia Cast (Nina)
Peter Bergman (Jack)
Jeanne Cooper (Katherine)
Nick and Sharon
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Thanks for posting.

Nick and Sharon won best couple that year for Y&R. :wub:

Y&R used to be so good, I remember loving every single storyline and watching all of them.
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CarlD2


1997 I thought was an uneven year for Y&R, but I loved the way Kay Alden tweaked the stories starting in early/mid 1998. That was a great time for the show.

1998-1999 was also the last time I enjoyed Nick and Sharon.
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A year off, but Carl I LOVED 1997. I found it much better than 1998 where the stories seemed to drag on forever. I have most of both years on DVD and definitely preferred Bill Bell's stuff. Once Kay Alden took over in 1998, it wasn't bad, just dragged on and I thought she had a more narrow character focus. It was definitely a different tone.
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AMC:

Maddie saga
Plane crash
Trevor, Amanda and Janet
Carrie Genzel (Skye Chandler)
Michael Lowry (Jake)
John Callahan (Edmund)
Susan Lucci (Erica)
Mark Consuelos (Mateo)
Julia Barr (Brooke)
Michael E Knight (Tad)
Jill Larson (Opal)
Adam and Liza


The Maddie saga was when Erica "adopted" a new baby that turned out to be Maria's dead baby, right? I remember this story receiving a lot of mixed reviews, so I am surprised to see it under "Story of the year."
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#BringonJulexis

jarlena still rules!!!
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Go Eileen for being voted/named best actress!! And Jarlena for best couple regarding DAYS.

1997 were an awesome year!!
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Well I watched a lot of soaps in 1997, it was the zenith of soapdom in my life. Thanks for sharing.
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