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Soaps get a lot of crap, but one of the things they've always excelled in is portraying great friendships on their canvases. What're some of your favorite soap opera friendships?

 

AMC: Erica & Opal; Mona & Myrtle; Ruth & Mona

 

ATWT: Nancy & Katie (please don't shoot me)


OLTL: Karen & Viki

 

PASSIONS: Tabitha & Timmy

 

Y&R: Dru & Sharon; Nina & Cricket; Ashley & Olivia (I'll ignore the Brad affair); Nikki & Katherine; Neil & Ryan; Colleen & Lily

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Cass, Felicia and Wallingford from AW own this thread. 

 

Others that I liked

Passions: Theresa/Whitney and Tabitha/Timmy

DAYS: Hope/Jennifer and Will/Chad/Sonny

GH: Robert/Anna and Cam/Trina/Joss/Dev

 

And although the writing could have been better, I did kind of like Thomas and Vinny on B&B

 

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15 minutes ago, Faulkner said:

GL: Kat and Bridget (one of the reasons I was never fully on board with a David/Bridget pairing)

That was always complex to me - while Kat were Bridget were friends, you always got the sense that Bridget's friendship with David was a lot deeper and they were soulmates on some level.  

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ATWT: Lisa & Barbara, Carly & Molly, and even though I really came to hate Katie, early Henry & Katie were superb.

 

B&B: Sally & Lauren, Sally & Darla, Stephanie & Taylor

 

GL: Vanessa & Maureen


AW: Cass & Felicia, Rachel & Felicia 

 

Y&R: Katherine & Nikki, Rex & Jill, Nina & Christine, Ashley & Olivia

 

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15 minutes ago, soapfan770 said:

ATWT: Lisa & Barbara, Carly & Molly, and even though I really came to hate Katie, early Henry & Katie were superb.

 

B&B: Sally & Lauren, Sally & Darla, Stephanie & Taylor

 

GL: Vanessa & Maureen


AW: Cass & Felicia, Rachel & Felicia 

 

Y&R: Katherine & Nikki, Rex & Jill, Nina & Christine, Ashley & Olivia

 

 

Katherine and Nikki drove me nuts. Maybe if Katherine wasn't always so pro-Victor I would have found them easier to tolerate but the way she shoved Nikki towards Victor and encouraged her to forgive him of any and everything was exhausting. 

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GH: Emily and Liz

 

So much history. Although the moments were short-lived, it such was nice seeing them as professionals, having a giggle at the nurse's station in between patients. 

 

Y&R: Sharon and Dru, Nina and Christine

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It’s funny: her friendship with Nina was Cricket’s saving grace on Y&R for YEARS. She was insufferable in nearly every other context, but LLB and TC were great together.

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The Doctors had a lot of terrific friendships:

 

Matt/Nick

Maggie/Althea

Carolee/Liz

Martha/Toni

Mike/Hank Iverson

Toni/Lauri

Martha/Lauri

Penny/MJ

Sweeney/Missy

Greta/Kim

Greta/Missy

Mike/Hank Chambers

Sara/Bettina

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Days:

Maggie & Marlena

Caroline & Frankie ( Celeste)

Melissa & Hope

Kayla & Mike
Lexie & Hope

Jack & Diana

Jack & Isabella

Jack & Billie

Jack & Kate

Jennifer, Kristen, & Billie

Bo & Marlena 

Roman & Abe

 

AW:

Cass & Felicia

Rachel & Donna

Matt & Josie

 

GL

Roger & Maureen

Alan-Michael & Gilly

Josh & Bert

Fletcher & Alex

The Four Musketeers
 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Faulkner said:

GL: Kat and Bridget (one of the reasons I was never fully on board with a David/Bridget pairing)

 

2 hours ago, BetterForgotten said:

That was always complex to me - while Kat were Bridget were friends, you always got the sense that Bridget's friendship with David was a lot deeper and they were soulmates on some level.  

 

David, Kat and Bridget has echoes of Bob, Kim and Lisa to me, although they're not exactly the same since Bob and Lisa were once married and had a son together.  Similar in a sense that even though you got the sense that Lisa sometimes looked at Bob as the "one that got away" in a sort of "what if" type of contemplation, you knew that Lisa loved Kim and respected Bob and Kim's relationship.

 

Other friendships that I loved were:

Margo and Jessica/ATWT--I'm choosing to ignore that ridiculous Doc story

Dru and Sharon/Y&R--Somehow it worked and I enjoyed it.

Tom and Craig/ATWT--80s Tom(s) and Craig were like brothers, their bond was so tight.

Betsy and Sierra/ATWT

Jack and Leanna Love/Y&R (80s)-- The playboy and the misandrist, what a combination but both Lester and Crampton had such easy chemistry that you believed them as co-conspirators who actually got along famously.

Colleen and Lily/Y&R-- They were sweet and the friendship should've continued. Another reason why it was so wrong to kill off Colleen.

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Some of my favorites, that were not related to each other-

 

GH- Brenda & Lois

Frisco and Anna

Sean and Felicia

Liz and Emily

 

GH really thrived for the 1980’s and early 90’s on friendships.  On that show the friendships were the families, because they had moved away from core families.

 

DAYS-

Marlena and Bo

Billie/Jennifer/Kristen (early Reilly)

 

AMC- Myrtle and Erica

 

GL- Vanessa and Maureen (discovered through YouTube, they are now one of my all time favorites).

 

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