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Soap Opera Showdown Finals: One Life to Live vs. Days of our Lives!

Last chance to vote in Parade.com’s tournament of 16 of the all-time classic soap operas! After a weeks worth of voting competition in their tournament brackets, where the outlet attempts to name the Best Soap Opera Of All-Time, it is down to two!

The finalists are One Life to Live who knocked out All My Children in the semi-final round last night and Days of our Lives which knocked out Guiding Light!  The question is, which fan bases will be the most aggressive and get their show to the finish line?

This next round of voting—which will determine the winner—is now open and will run until 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday night. The champion will be revealed Thursday morning.

So which is the all-time best soap, One Life or DAYS?   Let us know who you hope is victorious!

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Janet
Janet

None of them… GH is my favorite

Natalie
Natalie

I agree Janet! Can’t believe All My Children beat GH! I voted, but didnt know you could vote more than once!

gino
gino

I agree with you Janet, general hospital is the best soap out there.

Stacey
Stacey

Sorry to disagree, always OLTL

Harry
Harry

GH has been laughable for the last year or so.

PatF
PatF

While Days is doing a great job this past year, it would never be able to claim “all time favorite”. And while OLTL was also a good soap in the late 70’s, not a lot people watched it at the end, and it was cancelled. Ironic that people are giving it attention now.

Yolanda Arenas
Yolanda Arenas

OLTL is by far the best soap out there. It had the greatest villains (Mitch Lawrence, Alison Perkins), greatest love stories (Rex & Gigi, Megan & Jake, Cord & Tina), and some great story lines, Eterna (old story), Matthew & Destiny and the baby, Gabrielle and Bo, the musicals. This show had it all!

PatF
PatF

It has had some good moments sure, but that reboot! And this is “all time”…Not Days, not OLTL. And I hate that Days is winning with no current competition. ( Non cancelled shows)

TRW
TRW

Are you kidding? OLTL Was on fire in the 80s with the Rauch spectacles, the 90s with Malone’s character stories and the last few years with the Carlivati/Valentini renaisance. OLTL is clearly the winner of those two choices.

PatF
PatF

Of the two…ehh. Sure.

Scott
Scott

At the time it was canceed OLTL had higher ratings than GH.
Gigi and Rex=yuck.

PatF
PatF

Oh, and YR is my all time favorite with ATWT a close second. Both classic, traditional soap opera at its best.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

The fans voted for ATWT. Y&R was and still is lucky to have the better time slot. Julie Chen may have her eye on that spot. Her husband just might listen to her!!!

sue
sue

OLTL, still missing my show, wish ABC/Disney would get smart and BRING IT BACK!!!!!!

Edna Barefoot
Edna Barefoot

OLTL ALWAYS

Edna Barefoot
Edna Barefoot

OLTL FOREVER

jennifer launders
jennifer launders

OLTL!!

Edna Barefoot
Edna Barefoot

Michael you know enough about me to know no other soap is as special to me as OLTL. Erika Slezak IS & ALWAYS be #1 queen bee of soaps.

Angelo
Angelo

No way erika is not the queen bee, of soaps anymore. Its deidre hall , days of our lives. Sorry to say this. erika was yesterday’s news. nobody wants erika slezak no more.

Annie
Annie

Days!

Margy
Margy

ONE LIFE TO LIVE – THE BEST!!

louisa
louisa

One Life to Live has always been the best soap. ABC goofed, that is clear.

Debbie Harris
Debbie Harris

Go OLTL!!

Louise
Louise

Days of our Lives

Lawrence
Lawrence

Gh is my favorite but i would choose oltl in this situation.

Tali
Tali

Let’s go One Life to Live!! Still miss it ………….had a chance to watch some old ones on you tube yesterday.

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

All soaps deserve the title: Dark Shadows, Another World, Edge Of Night, Days, OLTL, Santa Barbara, Passions, The Doctors, GH, AMC, Ryans Hope, Return To Peyton Place, GL, ATWTs, Search For Tomorrow, Texas, Mary Hartman, Strange Paradise, Y&R, Love Of Life, Secret Storm, Love IS A Many Splendor Thing,…and so many more!!! At one time or another all of these soaps i have liked better than the other…and that constantly change…they were at their best at different times…NO CONTEST HERE!!!

Mark Y
Mark Y

Aaaaah, Texas!

boes
boes

I’m going to vote for OLTL, but if DOOL wins that will be good, too.
AMC was my alltime favorite, with OLTL a close second. But DOOL is the best these days.
Poor GH. Just when things start to look good, the writing goes to the dogs.

Harry
Harry

Ron has been Tweeting that this contest is rigged. Of course if GH was winning he’d be screaming victory from the roof tops Howard Dean style.

Marcia Markin
Marcia Markin

Days Of Our Lives better stay on the air. I have been watching it since I was a little girl….. The oter soaps ae ok,but they don’t beat DOOL!!!! Save DOOL!!!

Ricardo
Ricardo

Days of our lives, got renewed until september 2016. That was announced, last week. I am so happy, that days of our lives got renewed.

James
James

Agreed on GH. This was some weird bracket poll. They should have all been voted on together.

SZima
SZima

The brackets made zero sense! It should have been a straight vote for your favorite. And I read it didn’t even include ALL the soaps that have been on the air, so how is that fair?

Sharonb
Sharonb

One Life To Live

Derrick
Derrick

DAYS since Y&R has been eliminated!

Jack Evans
Jack Evans

It’s idiotic – my all time fave soap is ALL MY CHILDREN – second in line is One Life –
I currently watch Days, there’s hardly anything left to watch – I’m not really interested in what some absurd competition states –

Kate A
Kate A

All My Children is the best! I am still missing it!

Omar
Omar

Who cares, LOL..I think this whole poll is rigged or faulty at best..The soap you love is the soap that is the best..I am hoping all the remaining 4 network shows increase in ratings and the shelved online ones return at some point and time..I do not think the serial drama daytime genre is over and we need to get the next generation on board.

That said, if you love this poll, then congrats to DOOL being choose best soap of all time according to PARADE.COM

su0000
su0000

you can vote as many times as you like if you do not click out..
I voted for OLTL about 30 times LOL ..

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I thought you had better taste than that. Maybe Eileen Davidson’s return to DAYS in the roles of Kristen, Susan, Sister Mary and Tommy will change your mind. Join in the fun!

laura
laura

You sound obsessed. Lol. Oltl will never come back again. Lets enjoy, the rest of the soaps.

Gail
Gail

I’ll give you tomorrow, let me be the one you share it with. And each day that follows, cuz we only have ONE LIFE TO LIVE!

Andrew
Andrew

Oltl any day.
..tina cord viki Natalie asa et al

abby
abby

how do i vote??

Scott
Scott

I think it is quite obvious which one is really the BEST by looking at the photo they chose to put with the article.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

They chose pictures representing AMC, Y&R and GH along with a story about OLTL, but DOOL still was he victor!!! Days of our Lives is on NBC, the Hourglass Network!

DAYS welcomes Kassie DePavia in the role of Eve!!!

DAYS is once again bringing us Eileen Davidson!!!

Jeff
Jeff

GH is my all time fave, but DOOL should win this final showdown.

Edna Barefoot
Edna Barefoot

OLTL IS ALWAYS #1

Edna Barefoot
Edna Barefoot

OLTL YEAH ERIKA SLEZAK

Edna Barefoot
Edna Barefoot

OLTL IS STILL #1

Edna Barefoot
Edna Barefoot

OLTL BEATS ALL ELSE

Jamez
Jamez

OLTL! OLTL! OLTL! OLTL! OOOOLLLLLTTTTTTLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JJ
JJ

Great showing OLTL!!! Everyone should take notice and get this show back on the air ASAP!

emma
emma

It ‘s always One Life To Live from now until the end of time. Please bring back the soaps on daytime and put ( GH) back at 3:00 Clock eastern time and put ( One Life To Live ) Back at 2:00 Clock eastern time . One LifeTo Life is the 1th number in book right along with General Hospital thery are the best two show ever . Make your soap fan happy and bring it back ( OLOL)………PS always ONE LIFE TO LIVE FOREVER

Stefan
Stefan

It’s hard for me to choose I was born watching days of our lives and started watching one life to live when I was in sixth grade after passions the show I watched from the beginning when I had just turned 4 in 1999 and got cancelled in 2007 I started watching GH in September 2011 right before oltl went of the air to me these four will always be tied for first place I love different things about different shows I loved Star and Cole’s forbidden love because of their parents hatred for each other also I loved the best frienemy’s Vicky/Dorian and Blair/Tea so glad Blair’s actress is coming to days also Tess/Jess Bess and their different reactions to people mainly Vicky and Natalie on Days I have loved Lucas and Sami love story and Shawn and Belle’s along with the serial killer storyline fallowed by the island that looks identical to Salem where they are still alive and Mimi I miss her and want her back I am excited to see Molly Burnett come back as Melanie Jonas and last but not least the guy we love to hate Stefano with passions I loved the Theresa/Eathan/Gwen love triangle team Theresa all the way he may have wanted Gwen at times but he always need Theresa with Kay/Miguel/Charity triangle I was conflicted because I love both girls and their relationship and love they have for him and lastly who could for get Tabitha taunting the town with her magic trying to kill Charity with her help from in other then her sweat sidekick Timy making his Martimy’s lol so sad that the actor died in 2002 I loved him and GH I love Maxi trying to get her baby robin trying to save Jason and Sabrina and Patrick helping each other through the tragic loss of their baby boy who came and left to soon they are all awesome in their respected unique ways

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LADIES OF THE LAKE Season Two Bows On Amazon Today

The highly-anticipated second season of the hit digital drama series, Ladies of the Lake is now available as of today and streaming on Amazon.

Executive Produced by Michael Caruso (he is also the writer of the series), and DAYS Kyle Lowder, who also stars in the series, ‘Ladies’ picks up six months following where season one left off.

Season one and the original concept was based on an adaption of Days of our Lives executive producer, Ken Corday’s novel of the same name.  Corday is also behind Ladies of the Lake season two, and executive producer.

DAYS favorite, Arianne Zucker (Nicole) is back and has been upped to series regular.  Look for other familiar faces to join the other all-star soapy cast including: Rob Scott Wilson (Ben, DAYS), Kathleen Gati (Liesl, GH), and Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix, GH).

Check out the trailer for the exciting and mysterious new season below.  Then let us know if you might just be binge-watching Ladies of the Lake season 2 via Amazon Prime video soon via the comment section below.

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DAYS Preview – Week of June 18, 2018

This week on Days of our Lives, Lani (Sal Stowers) is in danger as the baby she is carrying is in trouble.  How will the outcome of her premature delivery send reverberations through Salem for not only her, but JJ (Casey Moss), and Eli (Lamon Archey) as well?

Elsewhere, Ciara (Victoria Konefal) does not want to return to Salem, and opens up to Ben (Rob Scott Weston) about what has been happening in her life, which brings them closer.  Will Ben insist she go back home?  Will Ciara look past all of Ben’s previous horrible acts, and get to know him for who he is now?

Meanwhile, John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall) continue to plan their wedding, and Chad (Billy Flynn)  offers up to assume the role of CEO of Titan … and then, what will happen now that Will (Chandler Massey) was injected with the serum pf Dr. Rolf’s to attempt to regain his memories?

Check out more teasers below for the action in Salem, and check out the latest DAYS promo from NBC here.

Monday, June 18

Will has a flash of memory.

Tuesday, June 19

The Hortons rally around Eli and Lani as she undergoes an emergency c-section.

Wednesday, June 20,

Will keeps a secret from Paul.

Thursday, June 21

Hope is relieved when Ciara calls her, but is upset by her daughter’s news.

Friday, June 22

Kate makes a huge confession to Chad.

So, what are you looking forward to seeing most this week on DAYS? Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Ben Recalls The Terror He Caused In The Cabin!

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On Wednesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) has brought Ciara (Victoria Konefal) to a very familiar place to him, the old abandoned cabin in the woods where he had: tied up Chad (Billy Flynn) and Abigail, where he had traumatized Abigail, and where she had given birth to Thomas, and where he murdered the midwife, Wendy (Denice Duff).  Throughout the episode, Ben flashes back to all those moments in time, and the heinous acts he perpetrated.

For this episode, DAYS re-created these key scenes in Ben and Abigail’s back-story, by having Marci Miller redo the scenes, originally played at the time by Kate Mansi.  Both Wilson and Miller were riveting to watch.

In present time, as Ben tends to Ciara’s wounds, he looks around the cabin and flashes to kidnapping Abigail.  When Ciara finally starts regaining consciousness and starts to moan, it brings back memories of Wendy aiding Abigail in the birth of her son, Thomas.  He recalls murdering Wendy and burying her.  Ben begins to relive more and more moments, and then the horrific time he wanted to set Chad and Abby on fire.  Ben continues to get more beside himself, and begins to pant recalling it all.

Later, Ben is standing in a corner, staring at the flame of the lighter that had been used to start the fire that had nearly killed Chabby. Just then, Ciara wakes up and takes a look at Ben. and she screams,”Oh my God.”

What did you think of the performance of Rob Scott Wilson? What did you think about Marci Miller redoing the scenes originally that aired that were played by Kate Mani? Comment below.

 

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