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Battle of the Nighttime Soaps

What would you say was your favorite Nighttime Soap vs the actual best written?

Which had the hottest male casts?

Which had the best actors?

Which had the best storylines and editing etc.?

Which were the worst, in your opinion?

I love Melrose Place, and adore Billy aka Andrew Shue. So sexy. And Marcia Cross was the best actor to come out of these shows. She was brilliant and elevated the material with her terrific acting

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by Anonymousreply 12Yesterday at 2:11 PM

Knots Landing, hands down. It was more like a real soap opera and much more relatable. I

by Anonymousreply 1Last Saturday at 11:56 AM


The gay policeman is hot!

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by Anonymousreply 2Last Saturday at 11:58 AM

Soaps are hard to rank based on writing because the best soaps are never well written. Nobody likes "relatable" soaps because nobody watches a soap for relatability, they watch soaps to see Alexis and Krystal fighting in a fountain.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Saturday at 12:09 PM

Another vote for Knots Landing. Unforgettable storylines, literate scripts, strong leads, and great cast chemistry. What a run.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Saturday at 12:10 PM

Knots Landing was the best. Peyton Place and Dallas also were great. Next one down the list would be Falcon Crest.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Saturday at 12:12 PM

[quote]Nobody likes "relatable" soaps because nobody watches a soap for relatability

Not true at all. The best soaps have always been relatable, but it was a "heightened reality". And when soaps were at their most popular, before Luke and Laura, they were more down to earth. As Bill Bell said, the key to good soap opera is to always feel like you're looking in on your neighbors.

Peyton Place is another soap that was excellent.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Saturday at 12:30 PM

Dallas and Falcon Crest.. Dynasty 3rd. I never got not Knots at all

by Anonymousreply 7Last Saturday at 3:26 PM

Peyton Place

by Anonymousreply 8Last Saturday at 3:38 PM

Hey, newsflash! This is a GAY site. Knot's-fucking-Landing? Are you kidding me?

DYNASTY, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 9Last Saturday at 3:57 PM

No love for me?

by Anonymousreply 10Yesterday at 9:06 AM


by Anonymousreply 11Yesterday at 9:22 AM

R9- the trio of Knots leading leading ladies (Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee and Donna Mills) are gay icons. Knots wasn’t as over the top as Dynasty, but still has a big gay following. Clearly.

by Anonymousreply 12Yesterday at 2:11 PM
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