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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
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Janet

None of them… GH is my favorite

Natalie
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Natalie

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

gino
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gino

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

Stacey
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Stacey

Sorry to disagree, always OLTL

Harry
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Harry

GH has been laughable for the last year or so.

PatF
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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
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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
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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
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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
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PatF

Of the two…ehh. Sure.

Scott
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Scott

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

PatF
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PatF

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

4everDAYS
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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
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sue

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

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

OLTL ALWAYS

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

OLTL FOREVER

jennifer launders
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jennifer launders

OLTL!!

Edna Barefoot
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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
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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
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Annie

Days!

Margy
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Margy

ONE LIFE TO LIVE – THE BEST!!

louisa
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louisa

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

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

Go OLTL!!

Louise
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Louise

Days of our Lives

Lawrence
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Lawrence

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

Tali
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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)
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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
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Mark Y

Aaaaah, Texas!

boes
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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
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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
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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
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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
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James

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

SZima
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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
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Sharonb

One Life To Live

Derrick
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Derrick

DAYS since Y&R has been eliminated!

Jack Evans
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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
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Kate A

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

Omar
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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
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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
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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
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laura

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

Gail
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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
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Andrew

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

abby
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abby

how do i vote??

Scott
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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
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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
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Jeff

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

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

OLTL IS ALWAYS #1

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

OLTL YEAH ERIKA SLEZAK

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

OLTL IS STILL #1

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

OLTL BEATS ALL ELSE

Jamez
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Jamez

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

JJ
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JJ

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

emma
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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
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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… Read more »

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