Top Ten Greatest Soap Operas

The Top Ten

1 Days of Our Lives

My mum told me soap operas where awful bad acting and the soaps looked like they where performed on a stage. Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital. Emmerdale or Coronation Street should be number 1 not stage soaps.

Stefano DiMera. The Phoenix who’s died 12 times.

2 Young and the Restless

Live this story and characters. Wardrobes are beautiful. Been with this story since a child. Love it!

Beautiful story line and very emotional ones.

I wish terry lester will come back from the grave and rejoin the cast. may God have mercy on his soul

Yes we are still enjoying the story line, however it is becoming a bit draggy in parts and places wish they would get on with the good story finishes!

this will last over 70 years. - schwanie

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3 General Hospital

As winner of the most daytime Emmys for best drama, and the longest running drama still on air, and still most watched daytime event ever, GH still rocks and is as good as ever under Chris Van Etten the show has great dialogue and acting, again centering around the hospital, as it should.

Yes I love this show!
The men are just beautiful! - studyislandisboring

This should be number 1! The characters and the storylines are just so great!

Always enjoy the good acting in this Soap, however the story is dragging where the real identity is slowly unfolding..DNA or what?...get on with it!

4 All My Children
5 The Bold and the Beautiful
6 Another World

I watched AW from the beginning, and was very saddened when it went off the air... my favorite

7 One Life To Live
8 As The World Turns As The World Turns As the World Turns is an American television soap opera that aired on CBS for 54 years from April 2, 1956, to September 17, 2010. Irna Phillips created As the World Turns as a sister show to her other soap opera Guiding Light.
9 Guiding Light
10 Santa Barbara

Best soap opera which has ever been on TV.
It had everything: Humour, unforgettable storylines and great actors.
Too bad that it got cancelled. I guess many, many people would be happy to see the show again but unfortunately it never gets repeated.

The Contenders

11 EastEnders EastEnders EastEnders is a British soap opera; the first episode was broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 19 February 1985. EastEnders storylines examine the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in the fictional London Borough of Walford in the East End of London.

Best of the best. Nothing can top it! Acting is flawless as well as the writing. Coronation street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks just copy it, but can never do it like Albert Square.

12 Dallas
13 Hollyoaks
14 Dynasty
15 Coronation Street Coronation Street Coronation Street is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on inner-city Salford.
16 House of Anubis House of Anubis House of Anubis is a mystery television series developed for Nickelodeon based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis.

Like I said this is the best show I have ever seen

17 Passions
18 Home and Away
19 Search for Tomorrow
20 Fair City
21 Sunset Beach
22 Ryan's Hope
23 The Doctors
24 Emmerdale
25 Neighbours
26 Falcon Crest
27 The Bill
28 Casualty Casualty
29 Holby City
30 Port Charles
31 Loving/The City
32 I Am Frankie
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Top Remixes (4)

1. EastEnders
2. Coronation Street
3. Hollyoaks
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1. Young and the Restless
2. All My Children
3. General Hospital
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1. Young and the Restless
2. General Hospital
3. Days of Our Lives
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