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Ah, it is that time again my fellow SONers, time to rank the soaps! I know, we still have a month left in 2012 but whatever. All of the soaps took on some major changes this year. Y&R, GH and Days got a new team behind the scenes. B&B saw two of its mjaor stars from the start quit. So how do they stack up against each other?

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1. GL reruns on Youtube and DVD

2. ATWT reruns on Youtube and DVD

3. Saynotoursoap's Youtube channel

4. Edge of Night Youtube

5. Doctor Who

6. Some of the Supernatural fan fiction I've read in the last few months.

7. Random Real Housewives and Kardashians episodes I watched on Netflix

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1. GL reruns on Youtube and DVD

2. ATWT reruns on Youtube and DVD

3. Saynotoursoap's Youtube channel

4. Edge of Night Youtube

5. Doctor Who

6. Some of the Supernatural fan fiction I've read in the last few months.

7. Random Real Housewives and Kardashians episodes I watched on Netflix

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1. GH: By far the best soap in 2012. RC/FV have rejuvenated the show and created a lot of excitement. I love the long term story that started with Robin's "death" in February, Duke's return in August, then Faux-Duke/Faison revelation in November.....and the story is not over yet. This long term plotting has been RC's best story. Heather/Todd duo was fun to watch as they switched Téa/Sam's babies. Though the storyline only took five months to tell (I wish it was longer), I liked how it was slowly revealed (John/Jason finding out the truth, then Sam finding out, then Heather kidnapping the baby, then the rooftop hostage that led to the reunion). I also liked the 3 week short story of Jerry poisoning the water supply which lead to a location shoot adventure that you just don't see anymore on soaps. AJ's return has been really good so far and it looks like there's a Quartermaine family resurgence. The show actually has cliffhangers, the most out of any soap this year, that made me excited to watch the next episode. GH has also done a wonderful job not spoiling everything - Robin's faked death, "Duke's" return, Faison's return, Sean Kanan playing AJ. So sum it up, GH is back to being a fun soap to watch. The style of the show is my style of a show I want to watch every day.

2. B&B: There's a reason why Hope/Liam/Steffy triangle has been responsible for B&B's great ratings in 2012 and up from last year on a consistent basis - it's classic soap opera. And it's clear that these 3 are able to carry the torch and lead the show into a new generation. Bill Spencer was fun to watch this year and I'm glad to see him ascend to top 2 male leads.

3. Y&R: Not a very good year though I didn't totally hate the show.....but I'm starting to dislike the show ever since Griffith took over.

4. DAYS: Sad to say that my favorite soap is ranked last. sad.png One word to describe the year: boring. There was a lot of backstage drama with TPTB that resulted in the show having no direction at all. Stories were abrupt ended (though some can say that was a good thing). There was only one great week: the DAYSaster. Or good episodes here and there (ie) Stefano getting shot episode. I've been really disliking the show since September and I just cannot connect to any of these new stories.

For 2013, I think GH will remain as the best soap. They still have Robin to be rescued and reunited with her family, Faison to be exposed, Duke to be rescued, AJ/Tracy battle for ELQ, how the AJ/Michael relationship will proceed and how that will affect Sonny/Carly, it seems the Nurses Ball will be brought back.

Since DAYS is my favorite soap, I really hope the show picks up steam in 2013 because Jan/Feb/March will be crucial months as NBC will decide to renew the show or not. Right now, I don't think DAYS can compete with GH so I hope the show will at least improve to #2.

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For me this is really hard, actually. That is why I did not post mine right away like I intended to but have been working on this list for an hour now.

1. B&B

2. GH

3. Days

4. Y&R

Well, B&B as number one was easy and a nobrainer for me. It has been consistently entertaining and well done all year long, something none of the others can say. More than that, its actually on like a two-three year stretch of greatness right now. They toned down the traingle and dragging it on too long and gave it a much needed break and I was surprised they did it with Liam being with Steffy and not hope. I am excited to see it pick up again as this triangle has been the breakout of the show since iot started for me, and clearly many others. I dont miss Ridge at all. Stephanies goodbye was so well done, and such a tribute to both her and Susan. I love Bill & Katie too. They really just need to work on Marcus, Rick, Thomas and Caroline. I wouldnt mind a little more Thorne too.

Similarly easy and without hesitation, Y&R is last. The show is truly atrocious and I do not know what else to say about it.

Where I had the hardest time was GH and Days. I like GH a lot right now but I do not love it. Monicas sudden Saint AJ routine bugs me, Sam still serving no purpose bugs me, i dont care about the hospital stories at all, and Konnie existing and being a huge storyline really turns me off from the show. But on the flip side I love that Sean kanan is back, that Jason is dead, and that we have had a return to the hospital. I dont mind all the vets returning but i also fear a redo of Rons OLTL anniversary disaster. Its very 50/50 for me.

Days was awful under M&D, who somehow out did JER 2.0 and Hogan and Dena as the worst show runers ever, like i didnt know it could be done. I did enjoy a few things, will sticking it to sami, sami and marlena and carries dynamics, adrienne and justin popping up, and maggie/melanie moments but that is about it. The show however the past two months has slowly - very, very slowly - started to turn around. I am loving this baby story, i am obsessed with kristens return. I am curiously optimistic about the next few months but the show is still just so boring.

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This is the year I gave up Days. I think the last episode I watched was the return from the daysaster, or maybe I watched one after that. I just looked at pregnant Nicole and Sami mooning after EJ and I said to myself "I can't watch this again, it's the same crap every year with the same four characters".

GH gets my vote as best of the year, not that there are many soaps left to choose from.

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This is the year I gave up Days. I think the last episode I watched was the return from the daysaster, or maybe I watched one after that. I just looked at pregnant Nicole and Sami mooning after EJ and I said to myself "I can't watch this again, it's the same crap every year with the same four characters".

I gave up too but started again after the daysaster. I will say this too, thank got the new team removed nicole from the quad and backburned the triangle from hell. Sami finally has a life outside of propping Ej and Rafe and it has been glorious. I hope it keeps on, because I can not with this triangle that eats the show alive. And its even worse because it isnt even about Sami, shes reacting to the men and propping them.

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It doesnt feel that way. Just yesterday we had Rafe and EJ throwing zingers at each other over Sami. The triangle is still in effect, especially with Rafe and Sami reconnecting over the Gabi/Will drama and EJ now being her boss to try and win her back. Sami's life still seems to revolve around both men.

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It doesnt feel that way. Just yesterday we had Rafe and EJ throwing zingers at each other over Sami. The triangle is still in effect, especially with Rafe and Sami reconnecting over the Gabi/Will drama and EJ now being her boss to try and win her back. Sami's life still seems to revolve around both men.

I didnt say it went away, just that it was backburned. Ok, well not on for 37 minutes a epsiode 5 epsiodes a week anyways, lol.

I think with her job and her playing a supporting role in the will/gabi and kristen storylines she has more of a life than we have seen her have since at least 2006.

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I didnt say it went away, just that it was backburned. Ok, well not on for 37 minutes a epsiode 5 epsiodes a week anyways, lol.

I think with her job and her playing a supporting role in the will/gabi and kristen storylines she has more of a life than we have seen her have since at least 2006.

Maybe but her role in the Will/Gabi story has been primarily about Rafe. As soon as she found out about Gabi, she was going on and on about how Rafe needed to know and of course she ran right to him as they teamed up to get to Gabi's side. Her role in Kristen's story has been all about EJ trying to win her over with Kristen connecting with him by offering to help him with Sami.. It seems as if every story angle they give her is ultimately about them. Her brief involvement (which only amounted to her finding out and reacting) with Caroline's alzheimer was the only thing done with her the last several months that was not about them at all.

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Of the 4 soaps, they have been boring to me.

Each of them have their little moments but they are lacking any excitment...lol

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I only watch GH and I would give the show a D+.

It's poorly written, and every story is ill conceived. The day to day dialogue is not consistent (script writers need to stick to the same story until it's over). Oh, and when something is brought to conclusion, we can negotiate that D+ to a C-.

Under a different regime, GH could easily be a very high B or even an A-.

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1. GL reruns on Youtube and DVD

2. ATWT reruns on Youtube and DVD

3. Saynotoursoap's Youtube channel

4. Edge of Night Youtube

5. Doctor Who

6. Some of the Supernatural fan fiction I've read in the last few months.

7. Random Real Housewives and Kardashians episodes I watched on Netflix

WIN, WIN, and let me say once more, WIN.

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