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

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

Back in the day, shows like General Hospital, Dallas and Dynasty ruled. Since the late 80’s, it’s been Y&R dominating my T.V.. Some story line’s I’ve loved and others, not so much. I think the biggest key is the stability the show has had. Their is a core group of characters/actors, that have been around since the late 70’s, early 90’s. My biggest concern is, what happens when Victor’s gone. As much as I don’t like his character, he stirs the pot.

3 General Hospital

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!

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.

4 All My Children
5 Another World

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

6 The Bold and the Beautiful
7 One Life To Live
8 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.

9 As The World Turns
10 Hollyoaks

The Contenders

11 Guiding Light
12 Coronation Street
13 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.

14 Emmerdale
15 Home and Away
16 Neighbours
17 Dallas
18 The Bill
19 Dynasty
20 Casualty Casualty
21 Passions
22 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

23 Search for Tomorrow
24 Holby City
25 Sunset Beach
26 Ryan's Hope
27 The Doctors
28 Falcon Crest
29 Fair City
30 Port Charles
31 Loving/The City
32 I Am Frankie
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Top Remixes (4)

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

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