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  • Djoko
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    #425280

    Eileen Davidson should’ve been number 2 not number 21 and too many Marlena mentions.

    http://www.tvguide.com/News/60-Greatest-Soaps-1067217.aspx

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    Jake
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    #425282

    “Ridge is not a Forrester” is among the stupidest plots from B&B, it only allowed the new wave of near-incest romances in the process. No Brooke or Taylor moments?

    Still, great list. 

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    EmmyLoser
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    I really enjoyed this list.  It’s funny how many of the big DAYS moments do involve Marlena, but she’s the character they used when going for the gusto, I suppose. 

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    Boidiva02
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    IMHO, the list is a tad-bit “GH” heavy… but all the moments they picked seemed appropriate. Of course there are some I’d move higher or lower, but overall a good list.

    Shocked they put the Posession of Marlena so high, considering it was not critically well-liked and is among the main reasons fans stopped watching that show…

    Shocked that with all the GH stuff they didn’t make mention of Carly bedding  Tony and the reveal that Carly is Caroline. That was a pretty major GH moment.

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    EmmyLoser
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    Did Marlena’s possession drive away DAYS viewers?  I was under the impression that the opposite was true, that it made the show more watched and certainly more talked about in soap and mainstream circles, even if critics didn’t like it.  But I know a lot of people feel like that possession storyline and the boost it gave to DAYS was the start of a trend that was not very good for soap writing overall.

    The moment I really would have put higher, though, was Bo riding off with Hope on the back of his motorcycle in her wedding dress.  I feel like that’s the classic Bo/Hope moment from the classic Bo/Hope era, and Bo and Hope are not just DAYS’ greatest supercouple but one of the top supercouples in all of soaps ever.

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    Djoko
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    I don’t think the possession storyline drove viewers away, but the ratings were so high that after it was over there was nowhere to go but down.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    They included the “AMC” 2011 cancellation cliffhanger. It was a significant moment because the show went off the air, but on its own terms it was a rather mediocre soap “event.” So many more interesting things happened in the 15 years I watched soaps regularly.

    I would have included Cassie’s death on “Y&R.” Maybe the best single episode of any soap in the 2000s.

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    alokin
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    ^^^ Absolutely agree, Daniel. Considering the fact that Cassie’s death was such a milestone moment involving and affecting so many of the show’s core characters, plus the fact that it still has repercussions to this day, driving story almost a decade later as we’re seeing currently played out on screen, I also feel it most certainly was deserving of a place on that list.
    Still, a great list… though I feel I don’t really have the correct authority or wisdom to judge if all of these events were correctly ranked in the manner they were or deserving of being on the list in the first place (!), as the great majority of them occurred before my time.

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    EmmyLoser
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    I hadn’t noticed that Cassie’s death wasn’t on the list, but absolutely it should be.  What a story that was.

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    BTN
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    Cassie’s death should be there. You had so many characters involed in that story. It affected everything. Really memorable emotion moment. Melody Thomas Scott did some of her best work and the use of the theme music.

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