In a year that sawdays of our livesleft Network Television after almost 57 seasons and moved exclusively to Peacock as a new broadcast house, airing only three daytime dramas. Times are definitely changing.
Now that 2022 is drawing to a close,Michael Fairman TVTake a look at our annual listThe best and worst soaps.As every year, we would like to take this opportunity to recognize the amazing work in front of the camera and behind the scenes by talented men and women whose tireless dedication to the grind of producing and performing the genre is an achievement in itself. Along with naming the best moments and performances of the year, there were several not-so-stellar moments, with characters, plots and more that received the dubious honor of some of our "worst".
A note:In our opinion, 2022 was not a remarkable year for soap operas. There was sometimes lackluster and lazy storytelling between the four long-running series, and for that reason our annual Kudo Festival is not nominated for the Best Soap Opera of the Year award.
While we recognize that many of you have your own views and decisions and may disagree or agree with ours, we encourage you to share your opinions with us as well. Above all, respect the opinions of others as you want them to respect yours.
Finally, we would like to wish our long-standing community something elseMichael Fairman TVand soap fans everywhere, Happy New Year. All of you with your passion for the genre itself make this a unique form of entertainment with a special connection between the audience, the performers and the stories themselves.
So come on... theThe best and worst soaps...and with that... out in 2022!
THE MOST EFFECTIVE SOAP
The brave and the pretty
Over the year, B&B has surprised viewers with some major plot points and revelations that left us speechless or scratching our heads.
THE MOST FUN SOAP
days of our lives
Laughter, thrills and wacky or wacky surprises, DAYS continues to be the most entertaining soap opera with its "go ahead" tagline and over-the-top storylines. It would be nice to see him infused with a little more emotional heart in 2023.
The most disappointing soap
The young and the restless
It was difficult for us to find a story or two throughout the year that made us want to tune in every day. The show will celebrate its golden anniversary in 2023 and we hope exciting stories will be written about the strengths of its all-star cast in the future.
SOAP THAT NEEDS MORE BALANCE
When GH is good, it's the absolute best drama on daytime television, bar none. The cast is sensational, the emotional episodes provide Emmy-winning material for the show, and some of the stories have sets involving many on-screen characters. On the other hand, many stories happen simultaneously, often with characters that don't mean much to us and often go nowhere. With a few adjustments, GH will celebrate its 60th birthday in 2023.
BEST LIMITED SERIES
Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter 2
This was a perfect five-episode arc, narrated with story nods, clever writing, and appearances from Kristian Alfonso, Peter Reckell, Steve Burton, and Miranda Wilson to boot.
BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Maura West - Ava Jerome - Hospital General
Any year that Maura West is involved in a top story is always a smart move. In 2022, Ava took an emotional toll and fought as only she can. West's scenes - when she found out her husband Nikolas had slept with his mortal enemy Esme Prince, his confrontation with the bad girl and the aftermath shows us why West is in a league of his own.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A STORY
Melissa Claire Egan – The Chelsea Down – The Young and the Restless
This story was very close to many and perfectly narrated by Y&R's Melissa Claire Egan. It made sense that Chelsea would lose all hope and find no way to move on after all of her past transgressions and failures and her complex relationship with her sons: Johnny and Connor. As Chelsea rose to the roof to contemplate ending her life, and then its aftermath, it could be argued that Egan will take home Emmy gold in 2023.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LIMITED ROLE
Alison Sweeney - Sami Brady - Days of Our Lives
DAYS head writer Ron Carlivati has always found the sweet spot in writing Sami and giving Alison Sweeney material to sink her teeth into every time she returns to her home on the soap opera. In 2022, after her marriage to Lucas explodes and the truth is exposed, Sami finally finds her sister Belle in EJ's bed. This time Sami leaves Salem, she defends herself with limited theatrics, telling EJ, "I've been playing ping pong between you and Lucas for almost two decades and I'm done. . You're not worth the gunpowder to blow up. I want to point out that if you hadn't believed his lies, we would be together now. Thank God it happened the way it happened so I could learn my lesson. 'Cause I can't even count the different ways you found to break my heart. So I'm done. Good luck with Bella or whoever comes after her. I hope you make each other miserable. I had it. With you. With this place. With all that!" And with that, Sami leaves Salem and leaves Salem again. BRAVO to Sweeney!
BEST SINGLE PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A STORY
2022 has also brought us some harrowing performances from multiple actresses in a single performance within an episode or short arc. Here are some that stand out from the rest:
Mishael Morgan – Amanda se encuentra con Devon namens Abby – The Young and the Restless
The 2022 Daytime Emmy-winning leading lady returned to Y&R to wrap up her story, and she did it with heartbreaking emotion and heartbreak as only Mishael Morgan can.
Sal Stowers - Lani deixa Salem - Days of Our Lives
Sometimes we save the best for last, and in the case of Sal Stowers, he gave it his all in his final episode as Lani said goodbye to his family before serving his sentence.
Sharon Case - Sharon finds out Rey is dead - The Young and the Restless
When Sharon's intuition tells her that Rey is dead and she learns the fateful news from Nick, she provides Case with a canvas to depict Sharon's devastation. The trouble was, Case didn't have anything else to do on screen for the rest of the year.
Finola Hughes – Anna ve morir a Peter – Hospital General
Anna blamed herself for Peter's existence in the first place, but fittingly, when the boy's time on this earth ended, this super-spy Devane didn't call the medics, but instead ensured his evil reign ended. In the capable hands of Finola Hughes, the scene was mesmerizing.
Marci Miller - Chad Says Goodbye to Abigail at Her Grave - Days of our Lives
As Abigail visits Chad at his grave, she gives Chabby fans a fitting farewell to a DAYS couple. Miller's low-key performance as Abigail was the perfect antithesis to Billy Flynn's grieving husband.
BEST OVERALL ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kelly Thiebaud – Britt Westbourne – Hospital General
This is the second year in a row for Kelly to receive our highest honor for supporting actress. In 2022, the story got even more poignant as Britt's battle with HD progressed, and as the end of the year brings her departure from the show, we're reminded of this actress' power. Kelly can handle anything: playing hardball, desperation, devotion, humor, darkness, imperfection, and most importantly, humanity. Thiebaud made GH a better show every time he appeared on screen.
Emily O'Brien - GwenRiztschech- days of our lives
Amanda Setton - Brook Lynn Quartermaine - Hospital General
BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Billy Flynn - Chad DiMera - Days of Our Lives
Could there be anything more heartbreaking than Chad avenging Abigail's death, confronting her killer (Clyde) and reuniting with his beloved wife at her grave? Flynn was so masterful in these scenes and throughout the journey of the grieving husband trying to identify his wife's killer. Billy's performance should earn him some Emmy love in 2023.
BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR
Nicholas Alexander Chavez – Spencer Cassadine – Krankenhausgeneral
The best thing about Nick Chavez's work is that it is never overstated, often understated. However, when Spencer explodes and lets her emotions run wild, it's pure soap opera gold. Look no further when Spencer finds out that her own father slept with his so-called girlfriend. Let's not forget when Spencer risked everything to save Trina's life in court and ended up in jail for it...or how he just can't step out of the way and admit what he feels and who he loves. Chávez is a real discovery for GH. Now the trick…. How long can they keep this dude going when the sky's the limit for his burgeoning acting career?
Greg Rikaart - Leo Stark - Days of Our Lives
Matthew Atkinson - Thomas Forrester - The Bold and the Handsome
Dan Feurriegel - EJ DiMera - Days of Our Lives
BEST SINGLE PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A STORY
Jason Thompson – Billy salva a vida de Chelsea – The Young and the Restless
Y&R used one of its best actors in a story about depression and suicide attempts, with Billy being the only one who found Chelsea on the verge of ending her life. What followed were scenes of an insecure and defenseless man trying to do the right thing. Thompson's performance was honest and raw, and for anyone who was on either side of a suicide attempt, it showed viewers how a split-second decision can save the life of someone you love or care about.
Maurice Benard - Sonny has a manic episode in front of Nina - General Hospital
Earlier this year, as Sonny regroups at Port Charles, he stops taking his bipolar medication and it is Nina who witnesses his erratic and emotional behavior. Finally, the two sit in silence while he rests his head on her shoulder. When Sonny realizes he needs help, he is vulnerable. It reminds us that given the material, Benard is the best actor possible.
Tanner Novlan – Sheila tem Finn sequestrado – The Bold and the Beautiful
In one of the year's most shocking twists, Finn turns out to be alive and being secretly cared for by his adoptive mother, Li. It wasn't until Sheila found out about his whereabouts that the film "Misery" evolved, in which Sheila half-tortured her biological son before escaping from captivity. Meanwhile, Finn tries to get away from her so he can reunite with his wife Steffy, who he believes is dead. Novlan showed up for it, proving that not only is she another hot soap opera, but she can act as well.
BEST PERFORMANCE OF A LONG TIME Veteran
Kathrine Kelly Lang – Brooke Forrester – The Bold and the Beautiful
B&B put Brooke to the test in 2022! The 35-year veteran of the series had two stories blaming her for something she didn't do! From the New Year's Eve party with Deacon... to the CPS call from the voice changer app, Brooke cried all year and wondered how this could have happened to her. Remember: A) Sheila switched the champagne bottles so Brooke would think she was drinking non-alcoholic champagne when in fact she was drinking real champagne and kissing Deacon. Brooke is an alcoholic from the start. B) Thomas pretends to be Brooke calling CPS so Ridge thinks she gave up on her son and he leaves her for Taylor. Lang brings it up all the time, and it would be nice for her to get an Emmy nomination in 2023, but sometimes the storylines she's dealing with are just too long and ridiculous. STREAM FOR FREE! Hopefully 2023 will give the character a chance to find her center without machinations and without the need for a man, especially Ridge!
The biggest DOFUSES
Soap opera writers really coddle some of these key characters in their favorite soap operas.
Nikolas Cassadine, Hospital General
Number one has to be Nikolas Cassadine, he's become the ultimate jerk. Sleeping with your son's girlfriend? Lying about an affair with Elizabeth? Lock Esme up in Wyndemere? This guy used to be so smart and cunning, and this character has hit rock bottom.
Jack Abbott, The Young and the Restless
Do you have the great Peter Bergman and make a fool of Jack Abbott too? Is he so dumb that he would just fall for the questionable Diane Jenkins? The audience at home feels like Ashley! Every time he sees his brother staring at Diane or defending her, he gets a bad taste in his mouth combined with a look of contempt.
Ridge Forrester, The Brave and the Beautiful
We have no sympathy or empathy for Ridge Forrester. He can't even tell Brooke why he's so upset about leaving her and he runs back to Taylor and then explodes. This character needs a serious makeover, or even better, deep therapy.
BEST CHILD ACTOR
Henry Joseph Samiri - Douglas Forrester - The Bold and the Handsome
Hail Douglas! Henry Joseph Samiri is a real insider tip for B&Bs. He was great earlier in the year when "drunk" Granny Brooke kissed Santa, and even better later when he revealed the truth about his dad and his voice-changing shenanigans to ruin Granny Brooke's marriage to Ridge. Congratulations.
BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE
Elenco de Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Capítulo 2
It was just plain fun watching the stories intertwine with suspense, humor and high-stakes adventure. It showcased beloved and returning favorites, new cast members and more. Everyone brought their top game.
Photo: Gilles Toucas
BEST FEMALE BÖCHST
Kimberlin Brown - Sheila Carter - The Brave and the Beautiful
Sheila had an amazing year in history, she shot her son and his wife, somehow survived it all, wore a wig and prosthetics, tricked Deacon into letting her stay with him, cut off her toe, her fights with Li, his apparent alliance with Bill , and more. Yes, B&B let Sheila get away with EVERYTHING, but Brown is so good in the role that she has to be commended for making Sheila so pathological that we can't wait to see how she gets away with putting her life behind to spend the scenes. Time.
Avery Pohl – Esme Prince – Hospital General
BEST MALE VILLAIN
William Christian - TR Coates - Days of Our Lives
TR was also a murderous villain with a nasty drug addiction! it was not good to seeEx all my childrenThe good William Christian (ex-Derek Frye) plays the dark and evil TR?
BEST SCENESTEALER AND BEST EXTENSION
Alley Mills – Heather Webber – Generalkrankenhaus
Alley Mills was a surprise recast for Heather Webber's Mad Town when Robin Mattson was unavailable to reprise her role as GH. Mills reinvigorated Heather and made us count the minutes until she popped back onto our screen to cause even more trouble. Mills transitioned from crazy Pam and her lemon bars at the B&B to the latest "Cray-Cray" as Heather on GH.
BEST MALE STAGE THIEF
Greg Rikaart - Leo Stark - Days of Our Lives
To say Days loves Leo and Greg Rikaart enjoys playing the role is an understatement. This is a perfect combination of insightful writing and the right actor to make what's on the page even more entertaining. Rikaart is so amazing in the role that Leo has become the gift Salem keeps giving!
BEST TEAR USER
Hope se reencontró con Bo e Zack in Heaven – Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Capítulo 2
Not a dry eye stayed as Hope briefly goes to heaven and is reunited with her love Bo Brady and later their son Zack. It was beautifully performed by Kristian Alfonso, Peter Reckell and Scott Shilstone.
Best Guest Actor
Linda Purl – Peyton Honeycutt – Krankenhaus-General
The best thing about the long "Staircase in Jacksonville" was that Carly's old nemesis Peyton was part of the story and TV and movie star Linda Purl gave a good role to sink her teeth into while Peyton dug her claws into Carly for a while . .
Holly and Robert say goodbye - General Hospital
It was nice to finally have Emma Samms back as Holly Sutton for a limited season. His comeback worked best when he appeared in scenes alongside Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio). When it came time for Holly to run off and finish the story, Robert and Holly kissed, he took her Ice Princess diamond necklace and GH fans got a chance to reminisce a bit. Well played.
Brook Lynn ist Bailey Louise und Maxie – Hospital General
When Peter finally died and Maxie was able to safely raise their son, Brook Lynn felt it was time to bring him back to his birth mother. In a heartbreaking scene, Brook Lynn brings the girl back to Maxie. Beautiful work by Amanda Setton and Kirsten Storms.
Taylor chose Ridge in Aspen - The Bold and the Beautiful
When Taylor ran away from Ridge in the Aspen Mountains, was she really running or was she waiting for him to catch up? Eventually he does, the romance begins and it doesn't work out.
THE WORST MURDER MYSTERY
Abigail Murder Mystery - Days of Our Lives
It was a huge disappointment that after all the suspects and months of false leads it turned out that Clyde Weston was Abby's killer. Clyde's justification for being the killer was the weakest part of the story.
DAYS celebrates its 57th anniversary by revisiting Julie's shoplifting plot in its debut episode
It was a very smart move to use footage from the 1965 pilot episode of DAYS with the original Julie, so 57 years later Shawn arrests the adult Julie for shoplifting.
Susan Walters - Diane Jenkins - The Young and the Restless
Although the story got longer, it was great to see Susan Walters again as the troublemaker Diane JenkinsThe young and the restlesswhen the show decided to "bring the character back from the dead".
Rena Sofer as Quinn - The Bold and the Beautiful
After all the preparations for Quinn and Carter finally dating, we have received news that Rena Sofer has made the decision to leave the series. Instead of creating a proper exit story or even ONE scene with her, viewers find out that she has disappeared and her best friend Shauna arrives and reveals that Quinn has left Carter. We understand that soap opera contracts require quick changes, but what better way to handle this change? Maybe even a Facetime video of Quinn explaining herself to Carter? Just say'.
BEST COUPLE IN TRAINING
Spencer and Trina crossed the starsHospital GeneralThey are all. In this case, GH wrote the story, building the suspense and keeping viewers waiting and hoping and wishing that the two would finally have their romance, or even how about a big kiss? Stay tuned in 2023.
Anna and Valentin – General Hospital
They're sexy, sophisticated and now all we have to do is see them in a high stakes drama where they meet again against all odds. 'Vanna' captured the imagination of GH viewers with its portrayal of maturing love, played by the always excellent Finola Hughes and James Patrick Stuart.
The worst couple
Austin y Maxie – General Hospital
It doesn't work on so many levels. Bring Maxie back to Spinelli and find an actress (sorry Kelly Thiebaud left the show) who can hold her own against Roger Howarth and we're worried.
Ashland and Victoria - The young and the restless
They've monopolized so much airtime and we don't care. It's been the Ashland and Victoria Show for so many months and our heads were spinning.
Nancy and Clyde - Days of Our Lives
This was embarrassing for Nancy's character, not only because she was cheated on by her longtime husband Craig, who seems to have suppressed his sexuality of being with men all these years, but later episodes find her keeping up with Clyde's murder. Rough.
MOST TORTURED CHARACTER
Sasha Gilmore - Hospital General
Losing her baby, battling addiction, losing her husband, battling addiction hasn't been a good year for poor Sasha at GH. Can a woman go two days without a misfortune in her life? Kudos to Sofia Mattsson for portraying Sasha's inner pain, but come on! Sasha needs a bright spot in her life right now, or at least a trip around the world where all expenses are paid!
CHARACTER THAT NEEDS BETTER WRITING
dr Austin Gatlin-Holt - Hospital General
GH doesn't seem to figure out what she's up to with Dr. Austin Gatlin-Holt, and beloved fan favorite Roger Howarth languishes in the role. Is Austin a nice guy? A really bad guy? The story with "cousin" Mason was complicated and hopefully in 2023 we can get a clear direction for this character..
Tabyana Ali – General of the Hospital
It wasn't an easy feat slipping into Sydney Mikayla's shoes, but Tabyana Ali brought her own style to Trina and we all fell in love with her for it. From her emotional courtroom drama to her lust for Spencer, the death of her boyfriend Rory, and everything in between, Tabyana is a rising star.
Allie/Chanel/Johnny - Days of Our Lives
Talk about breaking old soap tropes and doing it right!days of our livesI didn't do the traditional here. They had a young wife (Chanel) who wasn't in love with two brothers, but with brothers... Allie and Johnny. In this sexually fluid story, it was a breath of fresh air to give new meaning to the word "triangle" on a soap opera.
Brooke/Ridge/Taylor - The Bold and the Beautiful
Watching the three characters play table tennis was pure frustration for longtime viewersThe brave and the pretty. While bringing Krista Allen to BOLD as the new Taylor was a brilliant casting decision, for months we had doubts as to whether or not Taylor would bring Ridge back. However, nothing is clean and up-to-date. With so much cheating on the part of Taylor's sons and Ridge being a complete jerk, we prayed for this whole triangle to stop. I hope so for now as Brooke and Taylor are best friends now and have cut Ridge out of their lives.
AGAIN THE BEST 'GRAT-TO-TE-TO' OF THE DAY
Trevor John Street - Tucker McCall - The Young and the Restless
We love TSJ and Y&R had the hit of the year, releasing the once-loved bad boy fromto live a lifeto CBS Daytime as remastered by Tucker McCall. St. John is such a great actor that his scenes seem effortless and we think viewers should give him a chance and allow him to play the character in 2023 without having any preconceived notions about what the role was like before or after has played.
CHARACTERS WHO DESERVE THE BIGGEST BITCH SLAPS
Steffy und Thomas Forrester - The Bold and the Beautiful
There were weeks we wished Brooke Logan Forrester could have slapped Steffy and Thomas in Timbuktu! How many nasty, manipulative conversations could these siblings have about how they would do anything to bring their parents, Taylor, and Ridge together? We thought Steffy was a hero, which made her antics even more confusing! Luckily, she ended up denouncing the semblance of a Taylor and Ridge wedding ceremony and revealed that Thomas called CPS on himself, not Brooke.
BEST INDEPENDENT SERIOUS
General Hospital Episode 15,000
While there haven't been that many standalone soap opera episodes this year, GH has brought us the milestone of 15,000 episodes centered around Laura Collins and featuring the entire cast. With the dedication of veterinarians and the incredible genius Francis, the deep history of this show is always special to remember.
Leo Stark and Craig Wesley - Days of Our Lives
While we commend DAYS for delving into the story of a middle-aged man coming out and finding love in a same-sex relationship, the often comedic antics made it hard to root for Craig and Leo at times. , and especially because Leo proved ambiguous from the start.
BEST LINE IN HISTORY
Finn Lives - The Brave and the Beautiful
This story worked on many levels. At first it was a shock! Sheila shot her own son and then his wife. Then, after everyone believes Finn has died, along with his adoptive mother Li's odd behavior, it is revealed months later that Finn is actually alive. The story got even more interesting from there as Sheila tried to keep her birth son locked away while he recovered from his injuries so he couldn't escape and reunite with his wife Steffy. Eventually, Steffy and Finn reunite in Monte Carlo and the story closes.
THE WORST STORY
Elizabeth Webber's Mental Torment and Past - General Hospital
This story was so complicated when it should have been a showcase for Rebecca Herbst. First we put Liz in a "fugue state"... then we see her having some flashbacks at the top of a staircase... later still we see a woman being pushed down the stairs. As the story developed, she brought Liz's parents, Jeff and Carolyn Webber, into play. Liz visits her childhood home after decades, only to find out that Jeff had an affair with Finn's wife, Reiko, while she was working at the school.Doctors Without Borders.It is revealed that Liz found out about this and got into an argument with Reiko, who fell down the stairs and later died in the hospital. This all seemed to have more to do with creating a rift between Finn and Liz than Liz's past. It was also concerning that Carolyn used hypnosis tactics on her own daughter to trick her into blacking out the entire event.
Billy's Podcast - The Young and the Restless
That just doesn't work on a daytime soap, or at least not the way Y&R did. They loaded the phenomenal Jason Thompson with a story where he speaks into a microphone. The show tried to speed up the story several times, notably when Billy used a pseudonym to expose Genoa City's weak points, and it still didn't work. Give Thompson something better, please.
The Case of Ashland Locke - The Young and the Restless
As we noted above, so much airtime was devoted to Victoria and Ashland's relationship and society's game of cat and mouse that no one could care less about the ending. It was as if the Ashland Locke character had taken over the show for months. Mind you, it was nice to see Robert Newman again after Richard Burgis left, but this story was so boring. The kicker was that Nick "killed" the guy and we never heard from him again.
PLOT TWIST BUT ABSURD
Sheila und Bill forman una alianza – The Bold and the Beautiful
From spoilers to 2023, this might be a ruse, but if you go outside of what aired the last week of 2022, Dollar Bill is on the dark side defending Sheila Carter and threatening to sue Taylor for shooting her years ago when Steffy and Finn file charges and try to put Sheila behind bars. OKURR, understood? What makes this so absurd is that Bill previously helped Finn reunite with Steffy and helped Li defeat Sheila who was holding Finn captive. you will know
CHARACTERS WHO MUST RECEIVE THEIR COMPENSATION
As much as we love her, that's enough, right?
Sheila Carter - The brave and the beautiful
Kristen DiMera - Days of Our Lives
Victor Cassadine - General Hospital
THE END OF THE ROAD EVERYONE WAS WAITING FOR
Death of Peter August – General Hospital
In early February 2022, Peter August finally met his maker, thanks to Felicia knocking him out with a crowbar.
MOST USED PURPOSE
Go back and count the number of times these props were mentioned in the story or dialogue and your head might be spinning..
Sprachwechsler-App: The Bold and the Beautiful
Sheila's Toe - The Bold and the Beautiful
Orchid - days of our lives
THE WORST USE OF TRANSPORT TO PREVENT MARRIAGE
Quinn rides his bike to Carter and Paris' wedding - The Bold and the Beautiful
It sounded so ridiculous. Are we to believe that Quinn will hop on a bike off the promenade in Venice or wherever, take a ride, and be there in time to crash Carter's wedding in Paris? Well, somehow the bike got her there, and she made it. This is not what we would call good use of a remote location session.
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BIGGEST HEADLINES: TRAGIC DEATHS IN THE WORLD OF SOAP
2022 will be remembered as the year we lost so many beloved stars and their families including:
He has nothing -The Daytime Emmy Award-winning star ofAnother worldHe tragically died from a brain injury after his car crashed into a house.
sonia eddy-The end of the year brought the shocking news of GH favorite Sonya Eddy after complicated surgery.
Harrison Wagner- The youngest son of GH's Kristina Wagner and Jack Wagner has been found dead after years of addiction.
Jerry Verdorn– Two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner fromexamplemito live a lifesuccumbed to his battle with cancer.
Helmut Huber- Susan Lucci's husband and manager has died unexpectedly at the age of 84.
What do you think of our picks for The Best and Worst of Soap 2022? Reach an agreement? Disagree? Who would be your top picks in several of our categories? Let us know in the comments section.