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Romantic Pairings that Should Have Been Off-Limits—But the Show Did Them Anyway

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2 minutes ago, titan1978 said:

ATWT- Henry and Katie.  It just ruined the good things they had as friends for no reason.

 

This happened? The last ten years of ATWT are such a blur, honestly. They changed their minds literally every 2 minutes. A thousand monkeys on a thousand PCs could have come up with a better show.

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3 minutes ago, Faulkner said:

I had this in the back of my mind when posting. I know soaps in many ways are about the seedy and breaching propriety (it’s soapy goodness, after all), but this was so gross to me. They could have even teased it, but not allowed it to go all the way, as there IS drama in unfulfilled temptation. 

 

So true. 

 

I just feel like sibling swapping exes is so expected nowadays that we're numb to it. Hell, even the characters are. 

 

We read stories about Kim/Bob/Jennifer and the toll it took on everyone for decades, and none of the stories are like that now. I feel these writers do it for shock factor with no long story. 

 

Plus, I'd like to see a soap where the sibling had respect for each other and didn't screw another sibling's ex. That would be more shocking to me. That should be the next thread topic--"Which soap sibling did NOT sleep with their sibling's ex?"

4 minutes ago, juppiter said:

 

This happened? The last ten years of ATWT are such a blur, honestly. They changed their minds literally every 2 minutes. A thousand monkeys on a thousand PCs could have come up with a better show.

 

Yep. 

 

It happened around the time Mike and Katie were a thing. Or maybe a little before once she realized Simon wasn't coming back. 

 

Honestly, most of Henry's romances were duds with Vienna being the exception. I do think that when they had brought Bonnie back that it would've been interesting to see Bonnie/Henry occur in hopes of delving more into Vienna/Bonnie's history in Europe. 

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20 minutes ago, NothinButAttitude said:

 

Yep. 

 

It happened around the time Mike and Katie were a thing. Or maybe a little before once she realized Simon wasn't coming back. 

 

Basically, Katie decided to make Mike jealous because he'd turned his attention to Jennifer  (while TC was on maternity leave. )  Katie planned a wedding, hoping Mike would stop it. When he didnt, Henry's sincere vows to her convinced her to give him a chance. It didn't last long, as Jen was pregnant with Craig's child and Katie was determined to break them up. 

 

Speaking of Katie and relationships that shouldn't have happened....Jack and Katie. Jack acted like Katie was a friggin' saint, not a two timing whore who stabbed her friend Carly in the back out of pure jealousy. 

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11 hours ago, juppiter said:

 

Tammy and Jonathan was fine... First of all, first full-cousin marriage is legal in several states, and they were only half-cousins who weren't raised together.

 

Legal or illegal. Blood relatives shouldn't date on soaps or in real life. This is just my opinion. But I realize my morals were born from the customs and norms of where and by whom I was raised (culture). 

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Craig and Jennifer Munson.  Another yucktastic pairing.  Honestly, they should've just left Craig Montgomery with Sierra in the 90s, the writing for him in the show's final 15 years or so was an unmitigated disaster!

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Spinner and Emma - Degrassi The Next Generation  - WTH was that? Not only did Spinner date her BFF Queen Manny Santos. They hardly ever hung out together because of them being in different grades. (expect that time Emma hung around Spinner and co. before Rick had the school on lockdown), but they end up getting married and according to the last Degrassi reunion they were still together. I mean they couldn't get Daniel Clark as Sean to reunite Emma with her true love (Sorry Ellie and Sean fans) 

Even Miriam McDonald (Emma) was not a fan of that relationship at all and told the show's co-creator Stephen Stohn basically WTF were you thinking man in this video? 

 

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5 hours ago, ajsp35801 said:

 

Legal or illegal. Blood relatives shouldn't date on soaps or in real life. This is just my opinion. But I realize my morals were born from the customs and norms of where and by whom I was raised (culture). 

I wouldn't have minded them if the show had the balls to just go all out that this was a sick twisted relationship. Soaps think they are daring doing something like this but then bland it out into "Twu Wuv," and soap conventions. Jonathon was a sick and was fun as such, as the anti-hero...annoying as hell, and Tammy...was there even a character there? She lived for Jonathon and was blond and pretty and nice and....that was it.  If the show had presented them as a bit of a Roger and Holly "this aint good but we can't keep our hands off each other" and kept Jonathon as a villain...then yes, they could have worked short term.

 

 

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Mary Rutledge marrying her adopted brother, Ned Holden who she grew up with on The Guiding Light. Yeah, GL had a thing with incest from its inception.

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22 hours ago, ajsp35801 said:

 

Legal or illegal. Blood relatives shouldn't date on soaps or in real life. This is just my opinion. But I realize my morals were born from the customs and norms of where and by whom I was raised (culture). 

 

While I agree there's a squick factor, my objection was more based on the fact Jonathan only initially screwed Tammy to humiliate and ridicule her and punish Reva and Cassie (and I think at one point, Cassie even nearly screwed him herself for some reason). That gave it a "rapemance" vibe, where Tammy was continually excusing his behavior and rages because she "wuved" him so. And the cherry on the sundae was Jon then taking off with his and Lizzie's daughter, with the excuse that "those Spauldings" were going to raise his daughter "wrong". RME. Jon was a rageaholic [!@#$%^&*]. 

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2 hours ago, dragonflies said:

I don't know if this counts but Erica Kane & Ryan Lavery

They were so gross. I remember a great line where Annie asked Erica how her daughter would feel about her taking her sloppy seconds. Of course Erica slapped her, but it was true.

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Ryan/Erica stopped making sense the minute they put Susan Lucci and Cameron Mathison together in anything resembling a love scene.  Their chemistry was just wrong.

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12 hours ago, DeeeDee said:

Devon & Tyra.


Nothing says love like humping immediately after you learn you're not blood related.

They then had Tatyana Ali as Roxanne come in horrified, but of course they never shown her confronting the both of them. 

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