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Soap Opera Digest Names One Life to Live Best Show of 2011!



In the brand new issue of Soap Opera Digest which includes their highly anticipated Best & Worst in Soaps in 2011, the publication had named the canceled, One Life to Live as the Best Show of 2011!  And, if you pick up a copy of the issue at newsstand now you will see that OLTL picked up many “Bests” including Best Story of the year for Tale of the Two Todds!  And, Best Social Issue for the Teen Bullying story.  OLTL also picked up a nod for Best Special Episode for the hilarious and very memorable Vicker Man Premiere!

The Young and the Restless was picked as the Most Disappointing Show of 2011, while another canceled soap, All My Children was picked as the Most Improved Show of 2011.  The Worst Story of the Year honors went to Chloe’s A Prostitute on Days of our Lives.

From Best and Worst Wedding,  Best and Worst Recast, Best and Worst Villain, Best and Worst Location, Best and Worst Triangle, there is lots to discuss as the magazine expounds on their choices! Make sure to grab a copy.

All we can say, is kudos to SOD for getting it right giving the Best Show of 2011 to One Life.   This is the year that it will most certainly be the critics darling.

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only agree if victors not dead!

Victor was the best! I can’t stand scarface Todd!

I should get that, I always loved SOD’s best and worst of magazines. And OLTL deserves Best Soap, along with Y&R as Worst Soap. They got those right!

I wonder who had worst wedding.

I totally agree—–OLTL is the BEST soap on TV!!!! ABC is STUPID for cancelling it!!!! They have lost so many viewers !!!! If they don’t want our soaps, SELL THEM!!!

Wouldn’t it be something, if OLTL wins the Emmy for Best Show after itso cancelled.

I hope this happens,so we can laugh right in the faces of ABC

It’s such a shame that they canceled the best soap on tv! I’ve always considered it the best soap and have been a loyal viewer since day one. Why did they have to break our hearts all over again by promising us a re-boot future and then pulling the plug?

and so the best soap is being replaced with a horrid makoever show with the equally horrid Tim Gunn…makes sense huh?

Gonna go out and get this issue. OLTL deserves every best that they got!!! What an amazing year for OLTL!!! Too bad ABC doesn’t realize the jewel that they are throwing away.

Agreed. Let’s all make this the biggest selling issue ever. Perhaps if all the fans purchase a copy, Soap Opera Degist can hand Brian Frons and ABC those numbers too !

sorry, please correct my typo in “degist” to “digest”


I’m going to buy it also! It’s been years since i’ve bought a SOD also!

OLTL was voted Best Story: Tale of Two Todds, Most Shocking Plot Twist: Gigi/Stacy, Best Triangle: Viki-Charlie & Echo, Best Returns: OLTL Vets, Best Exit: Dorian Lord, Best Social Issue: Bullying, Best Special Episode: Vickerman Premiere, and Best Show….In the worst category OLTL received the following….Worst Secret: Who Killed Eddie Ford, Worst Exit: Marty, & Worst Trend: Dual Roles

The next one was received, but had nothing to do with what OLTL did…it was
Worst News: The Cancellations of AMC & OLTL (Which made Brian Frons the soap fans’ biggest villain – a title that he earned),

I’m thrilled for One Life to Live and I’m hoping that some bright and creative entrepreneur will find a way to save this show. With 2.6 million viewers and cast and crew willing to do whatever it takes to keep the show alive, why can’t someone make this work?!

After the week of Thanksgiving, OLTL is at 2.8. They have over 400,000 viewers from last year. I wish someone would pick it up too.

Not gonna happen. It’s over folks. Move on and devote your energy to save the four soaps left so that they don’t suffer the same fate.


The other four soaps are not worth saving. OLTL is the only that should be saved.

i know victor is not dead OLTL & AMC is the best shows on tv and the best dramss they have ABC have a nerve to cancel the best soaps on air what are they tnking

I hope OLTL submits the Todd reveal or the Todd/Blair cabin scenes for Emmy consideration. Hands down, the best episodes of the year.

Hey.. and before we lose our show.. let not forgot how even Janet Jackson gave credit to the show in one of her first hits “What Have You Done For Me Lately” from 1986…

“You ought to be thankful for the little things,
but little things are all you seem to give
You’re always putting off what we can do today
Soap opera says, you’ve got “One Life To Live”
Who’s right, who’s wrong?
What have you done for me lately?”

Maybe we need a OLTL trivia page… so we all can remember and discover how much this show touch everywhere.

Yeah I always thought that was cool that she put that in her song! And let’s not forget Sarah Michelle Geller is a big fan of OLTL instead of AMC while it was still on, that says a lot.


You are so right this is the worst story lines I have ever see

I love Roger Howarth, the original, the one and only!!! Victor is alive and I am happy for Tea!! And Danni.
Now I want the Special farewell Issue of the magazine. One Life To Live Tribute!! WHERE, wHERE do I find It?? Thank you for your help!! Long live Vicki!! And the memory of her father, Walter Slezak!! He would be so pleased for and of his beautiful daughter!! Thank you, Vicki, for your life on OLTL!! Love it!!! And you!! Thank you, cast, for the memories. Max…take good care of him, Blair!!

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