I'm a bit of a youngin when it comes to soaps, but I was obsessed with Passions. Brooke fucked her husband Eric (with Eric fathering Brooke's children Rick and Bridget).
It was the cheesiest thing on the planet but I was 9 years old the year it premiered and I wanted Charity and Miguel to adopt me. It should be her being held hostage and about to die. John Black fucking the shit out of Marlena on that conference table. Stefano basically forcing Marlena to reveal her affair with John at Belle's christening. I was 9 when this aired and I remember the commercials vividly. Brooke fucked her son Ridge (with Ridge fathering Brooke's son RJ).
Susan's fake teeth fly out, Marlena ends up escaping and tells John everything. Here are the final moments when Kristen finally breaks down but Marlena's entire recap of everything Kristen used to be on youtube but I couldn't find it.
Soaps used to generate HUGE ratings in the late 70s and early 80s.
The Golden Age of Soaps was probably from 1970-2000.
Guiding Light - Ross cross-examines Annie on the stand after she accuses Reva of pushing her down a flight of stairs, killing her baby (which unknown to everyone is actually stillborn) and has her arrested. Hard to believe it was only four years that the character was gone.
Annie breaks down and reveals all that she's done in an attempt to win back Josh from Reva. Seemed a lot longer hence the shock/excitement that she was the mystery woman at Maison Blanche.
I think this story arc lasted about a year and a half. The scene where you saw for the first time Marlena levitating over her bed.
Everyone in the room just screamed and started high-fiving. Another good scene is when after Vivian Alamain has buried Carly alive, she lies on the freshly covered grave and just rolls in the dirt.I grew up with the soaps because my grandmother loved them...Loving, All My Children, One Life to Live, General Hospital.... and Maxie's heart transplant, Marty Saybrooke's gang rape and the trial with Todd Manning and Nora....Alas, no clip of it on You Tube, although the soap opera websites say it was one of the Top Three most memorable moments in that show's history. RACHEL: You didn't think I'd let her borrow a real diamond necklace, did you Sharlene? Brooke was also the catalyst for Sheila Carter (Brooke's best friend) trying to kill Stephanie over and over again - including having her poisoned/drugged and sent to a mental hospital for months.The character was Jennifer Pace Phillips (played by a young Morgan Fairchild) and she was an unhinged psycho bitch. In all of Bill Bell's great feuds, Stephanie versus Brooke was the only that never made any sense to me. My favorite soap moment is when Lauren started receiving mysterious puzzle pieces, and when she received the last one, it revealed a photo of her having sex with Brad (she was married to Scott at the time)." And she crashes through a sliding glass door to the patio, in slow motion, with muted sound effects and broken glass everywhere. timed perfectly to punctuate the over-the-top speech. Soaps like Days of Our Lives and General Hospital have no audience outside the USA, and honestly look cheap as fuck compared to Bold that goes on multiple location shoots every year to places like Australia, United Arab Emirates, Italy..r44 got it right.