The year end Best and Worst lists are beginning to roll out! Every year one of the most highly anticipated, and one that we always enjoy seeing the opinion of, is that of legendary soap opera magazine, Soap Opera Digest!
In their latest issue on sale now (12/16/2013) the editors name their picks for the best and worst performances, best and worst shows, best and worst couples and much more! However, we wanted to share with you their three top Bests for 2013!
ABC’s General Hospital was named Best Show! SOD cited, “The show’s 50th was, in the end, a marvelously fitting milestone year, tinted with nostalgia, driven by nimble, forward moving story-line thrust and providing a strong sense of the expansive Port Charles community!” In addition, SOD goes on to say that GH’ greatness over the calendar year was in large part due to its tremendous cast.
Roger Howarth was given the Best Actor accolades for his performances as Todd Manning in the online revival of One Life to Live, as well as his role as the new Franco on General Hospital! SOD noted, “When outside forces required him to retire his most enduring and complex soap creation, Todd Manning, from the GH universe, Howarth closed out his run like a champ!” SOD also adds that he tackled one of the greatest challenges in taking on the role of Franco, and making him a leading man.
Eileen Davidson, who stole the show on NBC’s Days of our Lives as Kristen DiMera in 2013, was named Best Actress along with her stints as Ashley on The Young and the Restless! SOD said on their choice, “The actress made you feel for her sexy, complicated alter ego, and she demonstrated an impressive knack for smoothly transitioning from cool, calm, and collected to frenzied mania without it feeling forced or rehearsed.”
Make sure to pick up your copy of Soap Opera Digest to check out all their choices! And make sure to be on the lookout for On-Air On-Soaps Annual Best and Worsts List coming the last week of December! I
n the meantime, what do you think of SOD’s choices of General Hospital, Roger Howarth and Eileen Davidson? Do you agree, or disagree? Let us know!