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    Guiding Light-Phillip’s descent into madness. Grant’s acting was incredible, but instead of telling an interesting story about mental health we got a convoluted way of writing off the star of the show

    All My Children- Erica’s un abortion. I can pretty much suspend disbelief for any soap story, but wow this was tough. Plus the actor who played Erica’s son couldn’t act. They could of came up with a much more interesting to give her a son.

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    Totally agree on the Philip going crazy storyline. HATED IT! What a way of ruining a beloved character. Literally broke my heart that they did this.

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    Days of our lives- Melaswen

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    One Life to Live- Mitch is Jessica’s father

     

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    Totally agree on the Philip going crazy storyline. HATED IT! What a way of ruining a beloved character. Literally broke my heart that they did this.

    the whole thing was just a mess

    Alan and Phillip had their issues but no way he would have killed his own son.

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    The killing of Will Horton.

    The killing of Alan Quartermaine.

    The killing of A.J. Quartermaine.

    The killing of Frankie Frame.

    Thou shall not kill off legacy characters unless the performer associated with the role has died or retired in real life!

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    Agreed, Freeman. And Most recently, the killing of Laura Horton.

    That garden of Eden storyline on Days with Austin and Greta was awful.

    The alien storyline with Rex and Cassie on Days was bad too.

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    I’d forgotten about that horrendous virtual reality story with Austin and Greta.

    Agree about all the killings of legacy characters. And about Mitch being Jessica’s father. What an awful twist. Then Jessica reverted mentally to being a 16-year-old, which also was terrible.

    Melaswen was also really bad, but at least it was a bad story in service of returning a bunch of vets to the canvas. DAYS was so lacking in discernment at that time.

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    Young and the Restless-Neil Winters kidnapping his ex wife

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    OLTL

    The Underground City of Eterna

    Carlo Hesser uses mind control to get
    Viki to try to kill Kevin

    Todd kidnaps a paralyzed, amnesiac Marty, convinces her she’s in love with him and tricks her into having sex with him.

    Victor Lord comes back from the dead to steal Jessica’s heart but Mitch tries to give him Natalie’s instead.

    Mitch plans to impregnate Jessica, who he believed to be his biological daughter at the time.

    Nora marries a closeted gay serial killer and then has a stroke and is paralyzed after the truth comes out.

    The endless saga of Spencer Truman.

    Niki taking Jessica to a bar when she was a child where she’s molested by a pervert.

    Viki gave birth to a child without knowing it on two separate occasions.

    GH

    Alexis fakes DID to get away with killing Alcazar

    Alexis dresses up as a man so she can work as the Quartermaine’s butler and see baby Kristina after Ned wins custody.

    Sonny and Emily fall in love!

    Denise DiMuccio

    Olivia Jerome both times

    Nelle comes to Port Charles to takedown Carly for absolutely no reason.

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    Thank you OLTLfan for re-traumatizing me with memories of those mostly awful storylines! I actually disagree about Nelle – anyone who gives a hard time to the dreadful Carly Corinthos has reason enough as far as I am concerned!!! (; While I agree that Nora’s story was awful I must admit I thought Hillary B Smith acted the hell out of it! Also I must admit I loved Alexis in her male guise! (;

    I loved the Orlena storyline on ATWT – until they changed actresses and changed the story from Orlena being a cool collected killer to an insane crazy woman ): Claire Bloom was amazing but Lynn Milgrim was a huge mistake…

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    OLTL: Todd/Victor saga was the absolute worst, complete with Irene, who died of cancer, coming back.

    B&B: Stephanie setting Brooke up to be raped

    Days: Laura Horton’s death, Gwen and her woe is me tale, Will Horton’s death

    GH: Sonny paying no consequences for killing AJ. Michael was mad at him for 30 seconds.

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    UGHHHH! I had forgotten about that short dalliance between Sonny and Emily. How disgusting.

    Also agree that it was insulting, awful, unbelievable and downright maddening that Sonny didn’t pay for AJ’s murder and that Michael forgave him (the whole town actually).

    The continued hero-ification of Sonny and Jason has been a constant source of disgust for me. Even though GH has such great actors and I love Elizabeth, Ned, Alexis, Olivia, Monica, Laura, Scotty –all the legacy characters basically, I really can’t completely love this soap because of Sonny and Jason. Especially now that they have kids who are growing up. It’s about time they had a good storyline where they leave the mob, maybe because their kids pressure them. But really, it’s just horrible that the hero of this show is a mob boss.

    And while I’m at it, the killing of legacy characters is always terrible (Y&R’s John Abbott and Colleen Carlton, DOOL’s Laura Horton, for example), GH under Robert Guza’s terrible second regime was absolutely horrific in this regard. Tony Jones, Alan Quartermaine, Georgie Jones and Emily Quartermaine were all sacrificed… and for what?! Ughhhh…

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    I’d forgotten about that Sonny/Emily thing as well. Gross, but not as gross as the Ridge/Bridget flirtation on B&B. Absolutely disgusting.

    Sonny killing AJ and everyone just ultimately being fine with it was awful, but Michael basically having to eat crow at the end of his short crusade against Sonny was even worse. The sheer volume of terrible things this show has had Sonny do and then shrugged off like it’s nothing is truly unbelievable.

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    Well, from OLTL the entire Santi Crime Family saga has to be one of the most inept, criminally boring storylines they ever came up with. That and the Jessica/Antonio relationship which basically ruined Antonio Vega for me.

    Another OLTL storyline, the entire story involving Antonio Vega, Keri Reynolds and her mother Liz Reynolds and RJ Gannon. I love me some Sherri Suam, but this storyline was a hot mess.

    Oh, the Mendorra storyline involving Tina Lord and the Mendorra crown jewels was also pretty awful.

    GH: The Panic Room storyline with Ric Lansing and Carly. All of the convoluted Cassadine storylines involving Helena, Starvros and Stefan in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.

    AMC: The previously mentioned un-abortion storyline was a catastrophe from start to finish; but I will slightly defend Colin Egglesfield as Josh, who has turned into a dynamic actor and whose performances I always enjoyed. It was a tragedy how his character exited the show.

    I also want to mention pretty much all of Fusion as a storyline was just the worst. It pretty quickly overtook the show and dominated the airtime and was never all that interesting at all. It started off with potential for a rivarly between Erica and Liza, but ultimately became focused on Greenlee, Kendall and a bunch of other uninteresting supporting characters who came and went without making much impact.

    Also, I can’t forget to mention Zoe/Zarf, a poorly plotted, poorly written waste of time.

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