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Days of our Lives Knocks Out One Life to Live to Win Soap Opera Showdown Tournament!

There are no fans like DAYS fans who mobilized along with other soap viewers to have the long running NBC soap opera named The Best Soap Opera Of All-Time in Parade.com’s week long, Soap Opera Showdown!

In the final, it was the beloved Days of our Lives taking on the beloved and canceled One Life to Live, and after the votes were tallied, DAYS scored with 62.37% of the vote, while One Life to Live had 37.63% of the vote! In the end, it is the drama in the town of Salem that came out victorious over the drama in Llanview!

So what do you think of the results?  Is DAYS the best soap of all-time over OLTL?  Are you happy with the results?  Did you participate in the week long tournament voting?   Let us know!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I like Days and glad it won but if you havent seen all the soaps on the list you really cant pick the best out of them…

Cindy
Cindy

Yes, I participated and am an avid Days watcher, but voted for OLTL. I’m happy Days won if OLTL couldn’t win. These days, DAYS is HOT HOT HOT!!!!

Candice
Candice

Don’t get me wrong, there’s something special about every soap opera. There’s something extraordinary about the whole genre. But Days of Our Lives is not the best soap opera of all time. The official Days of Our Lives facebook page sent out a call for all the fans to vote. DOOL was the only soap in the whole poll to do that and that is how they won every round of the poll. Without question, had Y&R, GH, or B&B done that, DOOL wouldn’t have won a single round. And if the official One Life to Live page had done that, OLTL would have won the entire poll. But alas, that’s not what happened, and so DOOL won the poll. Yet there is something so exceptional about the soap that made it to the final round without even being on the air.

Yolanda Arenas
Yolanda Arenas

I agree, if DOOL fans hadn’t flooded the vote, OLTL would have won. It deserved to win best soap. It was consistently great story telling.

David
David

. Until NBC posted on FB for their fans to vote, it was neck to neck. ABC and Prospect Park didn’t care

Lin
Lin

Totally agree!

Mike
Mike

Pointless Poll. Wow an active soap beats a canceled soap.

SZima
SZima

I agree it was pointless. Any “brackett” poll is unfair and unreliable.

If they really want to get a true (or at least somewhat more accurate) poll, it needs to be a straight-out “vote for your favorite,” include every soap, and then be well publicized for all soap viewers to have the chance to vote.

Patrick
Patrick

foretelling: Days Of OUR Lives – repeat Emmy Winner – Best Serial

I am rabid – LOL

soap box that

C. Laws
C. Laws

Have watched Days from the beginning and it will always be the “best daytime drame” with the best actors in television.

Patrick
Patrick

Thank You… I so agree with you.

it’s often times hard to explain why…. DAYS is better than the other 4…. given how the “other” three are so heralded…..

blah, blah, blah….

CBS – get over yourself…. after today…. sink…. never was #1 in my book
GH…. yikes… dote on about FV and RC… and the yawn 50th

DAYS – Sony – NBC : has made DOOL… must see….

everything about their product…. production is superlative… for the last 2 years… steamy and ALL !!!!

giddy DAYS! lovin it

they take such care… in hiring good actors…. (I digress some… w/Daniel and Gabs) but… they nevertheless fit – Jenn makes me ad nauseum, grans jewel

quality actors who shine… even in lackluster times… and it’s above board and on par expertise showcase

I’m loving the horizon…. with Kristen, Eve… and a must is more Shane and Kimberly

tantalizing stuff…..

now… let’s see more Justin, Adrienne, and Kayla… and i’ll soapbox that much more

truly the best cast who are an act unto themselves

michael.guerrieri
michael.guerrieri

Don’t Bring Jill Farren Phelps

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Congrats Days! Love them all.

Aria
Aria

The parade poll sounds rigged but who cares it’s a supplement to a newspaper and a bad one at that…

Amanda
Amanda

The right soap won!!! #DAYSOFOURLIVES

Chris
Chris

Maybe that is because people could vote countless times. I ignored the poll once I realized this.

boes
boes

I’m really happy that DOOL got this recognition. While OLTL was my favorite of the two, DOOL comes in such a close second that it doesn’t matter to me.
And I think both soaps are similar, in that both shows have, at times, been treated like the ugly stepchild, while both shows have also shown good quality over extended periods that are recognized by the fans but not always by the press or TPTB.

IMO, DOOL has stayed truer to the core soap values that drew me in to soaps to begin with, qualities that GH and Y&R only sporadically celebrate anymore.

I hope ALL the remaining shows continue on as long as possible and continue to grow stronger. I’ll miss OLTL and AMC always, but having DOOL around makes me one happy soap fan.

Tali
Tali

Yes, I participated, but I voted for OLTL. Miss it soooo very much and yes…….I still watch the old video on youtube. Still love John McBain & Natalie Buchanan and Rex & Gigi.

Robert Lee
Robert Lee

Boo! However congrats to Days!

Lin
Lin

I love One Life to Live. Fans voted for OLTL to show that it is still beloved and we want it back. We voted to show we still care. But ABLSleaze and Propect Park did nothing to help the voting while NBC did.
I only watched OLTL AMC and GH . I used to watch some very old soaps no longer on the air, but don’t want to start watching any I have not seen before. I beg PP or ABC or some other entity to bring back our AMC ad OLTL. At the very least one of those channels like TV Guilde take over the old shows Soapnet Re-ran.

Barbara t loves One life to live
Barbara t loves One life to live

I AGREE WITH YOU LIN <3

louisa
louisa

OLTL is the best soap. I enjoy some of the others, but they will never be as good as One Life to Live. No contest.

ABC really goofed. They need to bring it back.

Christy
Christy

KUDOS TO OLTL!! 2nd place is still great!

Brenda
Brenda

I voted for Days in the final round. Days is kicking ass . Love it.

Liz Arnold
Liz Arnold

#OLTL will always be my favorite soap. I’ve watched since the beginning. When you invest that much time into a soap (I’ve watched All My Children since day 1 too), it’s devastating to lose. #OLTL was the red headed stepchild in the ABC lineup for years and to have it place second in this poll and to be ranked higher than any other ABC soap is testament to how wonderful the show is. It taught me tolerance as a young girl from a rich lilly white town that didn’t know the difficulties and experiences of others except through those I saw in Llanview.

Much changed through the 43 1/2 years in Llanview but it was always the same in that it was there for me every weekday. I still hope that one day it will be there for me and all the other One Lifers again.

nancy
nancy

congrats days you did it i’m so proud of you

JJ
JJ

All of the networks should look at this and realize that OLTL should still be on the air!!!

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Chrishell Hartley Dishes Jordan’s Latest Return; Freddie Smith, Judi Evans & Wally Kurth Chat On The Kiriakis Clan On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

On the latest episode of ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’, Chrishell Hartley talks with host Michael Fairman on the new and mysterious developments with Jordan Ridgeway.  For Jordan, revealed to Rafe (Galen Gering), that she gave birth to a baby boy, and Rafe goes off to find the child and brings baby David back to Salem.  But who is the biological father? Chrishell weighs-in on her thoughts on all the drama, and if Jordan and Rafe might rekindle their past romantic feelings.

In addition, Hartley dishes her new reality series Selling Sunset, where she is thrust into the cutthroat world of real estate agents.  The series now airing on Neflix, puts Chrishell in the middle of the female agents of the Oppenheim Group Real Estate company.  During the podcast, Chrishell talks about the blurred lines of reality TV and what the experience was like for her, in particular dealing with the competitive female agents.

For fans of NBC’s This Is Us, Chrishell’s husband, Justin Hartley (Kevin) was just featured in the season finale, where viewers learned in a flash-forward that Kevin Pearson is the father of a young boy.  Chrishell shares her thoughts on that episode.

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Later in the podcast, Freddie Smith (Sonny), Judi Evans (Adrienne) and Wally Kurth (Justin) talk on what’s going down with the Kiriakis family including:  Justin and Adrienne’s “officiating” Eve and Jack’s wedding; while Sonny tries to help Will cope with the news of Will’s brain tumor and what may be left for their future together.  Plus, Judi talks about how Freddie got chosen to play the role of Sonny in the first place, since she screen-tested with him.

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At the end of the episode, Michael asks Freddie, Judi, and Wally to play a game called, “Dish, Dirt, or Delight” were they pick a name out of dish and offer up thoughts on some of their past or present co-stars from DAYS.   Listen to what they had to say!

Download this latest installment on iTunes here, or take a listen at NBC.com/Inside Salem.

Then let us know,  what was your favorite part of this episode of Inside Salem? Who do you hope turns out to be the father of Jordan’s baby?  What do you think will happen next for Sonny and Will?  Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Will Learns He Has A Brain Tumor; What Next For WilSon?

On Days of our Lives, Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Chandler Massey) have been through the wringer.  Just like any power couple in “soapdom” they are constantly pulled apart by circumstances that drives distance between them, or prevents them from being happily reunited.  But then, isn’t that was soaps are all about … or, do these boys deserve a bit of peace and quiet?

On Wednesday’s episode of the NBC daytime drama series, Rex (Kyle Lowder) and Sarah (Linsey Godfrey) drop the bomb on WilSon.  Sadly, Will has a small brain tumor, although believed to be benign, it is is in a section of his frontal lobe that makes it most likely inoperable.

Will asks if that explains his headaches and why he has been passing out, and Rex confirms that is the cause.  He also says the tumor is likely benign, because the larger ones are usually cancerous.  The next step is to do a biopsy.  Rex advises Will to not exercise, drive, work, and to avoid stress right now.

Later at the Kiriakis mansion, Will Google’s brain tumor’s on the internet and is emotionally overcome with what it says.  In tears and looking very sad, Sonny comes on to the scene to comfort Will, but Sonny is looking concerned himself, trying to put on a brave front for Will.  Then, Sonny and Will admit they are frightened for what’s ahead, but Sonny says they must try to stay positive.  Will cries.

These scenes were nicely played by Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith, who always bring it in their scenes.

Look for more drama ahead for the duo and their on-screen families as Will deals with this new health crisis.

So, what does Will’s tumor mean for the future of WilSon?  What do you think will happen next? Are you upset that Will has this diagnosis? Do you want the duo to finally have some down time from all the drama, especially after getting Leo Stark (Greg Rikart) out of their lives?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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‘A Mermaid For Christmas’ Featuring DAYS & More Soap Notables Coming Your Way

On Wednesday, executive producers Kyle Lowder (Rex, DAYS), and Michael Caruso and Barbara Caruso, announced their last project and this time its a holiday film for the entire family!

The cast includes: Lowder along with Jessica Morris (ex-Jen Rappaport, One Life to Live), Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS) Kathleen Gati (Liesl  GH), Sheree J. Wilson (Ex-Dallas), and newcomer Emma Demirjian.

According to the films’s creator, writer and co-executive producer, Michael Caruso,  A Mermaid For Christmas is “filled with warmth, humor, whimsy, and just a touch of magic that combines classic Christmas themes with an escapist fantasy element that only a mermaid can provide.”

Principal photography will begin this spring for a 2019 holiday release.

The Carusos other projects have included: Winterthorne and Ladies of the Lake in which Lowder was also an EP.

In a tweet, Caruso expressed: “FINALLY!! So excited to begin a brand new journey & bring you some holiday fun for the whole family w/ & many more. No matter what you celebrate there’s always room for holiday magic!

While Lowder tweeted: “THRILLED to finally announce this. So grateful and excited to tell this beautiful story and share it with you all this holiday season.”

So what do you think about a holiday movie starring some of these popular folks from the soaps? Intrigued by the premise? Comment below.

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