Well, I'll give Marlena the pass on this, but not John. It's stupid that John has two nannies anyhow since it appears Belle/Brady live together whether it's with John or Marlena. It doesn't seem like the kids stay apart so John stop wasting money! But I am already at the Possession part where John hires Chelsea who really is underrated. The amount of times John/Marlena were kidnapped/in jail/possessed/etc I assume Chelsea had to put in a lot of overtime and then the poor girl got retconned out of history for the Nanny they briefly brought back that was related to Celeste and not the nanny we saw on the show. Anyhow, I need to stop thinking about Jarlena's childcare decisions lol. It's just more exciting than the Possession I am watching right now. It really does drag in the middle but I am committed!
I too actually liked RKK's Bo and Billie better as a couple than PR's Bo and Hope.
Oh and since we are on the subject of unpopular opinions in that other thread, here is one: Krista Allen's Billie was not the same character as Lisa Rinna's and Lord knows that wasn't an Emmy-worthy performance but... I kinda liked her.
Sky and Raven were annoying and helped killed Edge of night
Marland was only good as head writer on ATWT for only the first two years. And his dialogue..yikes..so unrealistic.
Claire Labine should have been removed as head writer before 1981.
Cruz and Eden were over rated on Santa Barbara.
I actually don't think there's anything to invest in with the current Sonny and Carly. I've never felt it was serious this time. I feel the 2010s iteration of them has always been a marriage of convenience and comfort for the characters in their heart of hearts, nothing more. It could break apart tomorrow. And it's clearly the show out of ideas.