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Rated 39 points - posted 4 years ago by BrendaKaye in category Television.
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General Hospital Report Abuse
Running from 1963 to present this successfully rated soap opera has been a hit with all ages.
232 points - added 4 years ago by BrendaKaye - 10 comments
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have watched this show since its beginnings.....one thng I have learned......No one is ALL good and no one is ALL BAD....I love SONNY and LUKE.......always have, ALWAYS will.....no matter how bad they make them SEEM.....
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love this show. well written. plots excellent. watch it every day.
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im a guy and i watch ...my defense is always that bruce lee watched it ...which is true ...and we all know bruce lee is a bad mofo
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Please don't take General Hospital off the air. I work during the day and watch it every night on cable. It is one of my favorites. You should survey the people that record this show or watch it at night on cable. People are watching.
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If you want a GOOD soap, actually the BEST, that would be The Young & The Restless, i USED to watch AMC, OLTL, General Hospital, it got SO RIDICULOUS (General Hospital), i stopped watching all of 'em, i would go visit my daughter every few months, (she's addicted to it as well), and the same thing was playing as when i was there a few months earlier, i asked her if that show had ANY OTHER plot, i mean that Sonny and his NONSENSE was on AGAIN, another year passes, and it's the SAME THING. If you want a GOOD soap to watch, i'm tellin' ya, ya need to switch to TYATR
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my adult daughter and I watch this every day. we will call each other up and say "oh my gosh, did you see what happened on gh today". We would be soooo upset to lose this part of our daily lives, please do not even consider losing gh.
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Love, Love, Love this show. My husband makes fun of me but I catch him watching when he thinks I'm not paying attention. It is just to good!
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have not missed a day since 1975 , If I could only watch one show ever, this would be the one! So entertaining, so much drama, great characters, and actors. My day would not be the same without my General Hospital!
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I'm 59 and male and all my friends make fun of me because I watch this show but I don't care its awesome I watch it every day and haven't missed an episode since 1979
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I'm 23 and male and all my friends make fun of me because I watch this show but I don't care its awesome I watch it every day and haven't missed an episode since 2006
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All My Children Report Abuse
133 points - added 4 years ago by BrendaKaye - 4 comments
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I am in my 60` s and have been watching for years .Please don`t take All my Children off the air.I think we have enough reality shows and especially cooking shows. I think you need to poll the viewers in an older age group to get an opinion that really counts. Lets boycotte ABC as Hoover has withdrawing their advertisment. Anyone have any ideas?
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This is outragist, I have been watching All my Children since the beginning, this is not fair for the viewers who have been a true fan of the show. This is my time from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm, Kids have there shows in the morning, and the reality shows are evening. Please don't take our shows away from us. I'm sure there are alot of viewers who feel the same way.
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Please don't take All My Children off the air. I work during the day and watch it every night on cable. It is one of my favorites. You should survey the people that record this show or watch it at night on cable. People are watching
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I'm 48 and have been watching since I was 20. Never miss an espisode.
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Dark Shadows Report Abuse
117 points - added 4 years ago by BrendaKaye - 3 comments
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My brother and I were crazy about this show! We couldn't wait to get home to watch! Check out the oldies on Netflix!
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I grew up with this show as well. i would race home from school so I wouldn't miss a minute of it. You couldn't Tivo it back then.
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I grew up with this show> I loved it>
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Days Of Our Lives Report Abuse
Surprisingly not higher on the list. This soap has run from 1965-present and still maintains high ratings.
117 points - added 4 years ago by BrendaKaye - 8 comments
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what would any of us days fans do if they took it off, lol, just please let steffino die at some point,I've watched days since I was a liitle girl with my mom and grandma and still watch it today
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Another one my mom would watch! The good old days!.....sigh!
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I watched this show when I was a teenager and then didn't watch for many years. Came back to it when my daughter went to collage in 93 and watched it. It didn't take long to catch up and many of the same actors were still on there. Love the show even though many of the medical things drive me crazy since I am a nurse....they could use a medical consultant. DO NOT CANCEL!!!!!!!!
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I love this show as well, think it should be number one. Rafe is a great character, funny that EJ never pays for anything. It is a soap! Wish I didn't like it since it's on in the middle of the day.
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Would not know what to do if Days was canceled. Have watch it since back in the 60's. My Mom was a fan from the start! Bo and Hope are awesome!
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I hope Days continues. I have watched it since 1970. Rafe is wonderful and I like him being in a relationship with Samy. If only we can get the 'real" Rafe back!!
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I've watched Days since 1973, I don't know why it's not higher in the ratings. I've always enjoyed watching, I hope it stays on for a long time
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I hate this show, when will it be canceled?
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One Life To Live Report Abuse
81 points - added 4 years ago by BrendaKaye - 3 comments
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I have been watching this show from the beginning, I look forward everyday for 2:00pm for One Life to Live. I don't think this is fair for the viewers who has been keeping up with the show. This is my time from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Kids have morning T.V. with there shows and night time have there reality shows. Don't take away our shows in the afternoon, it's not fair.
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This is my best show. I love the characters. I do not know what I am going to do with my time now.
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Please don't take One Life To Live off the air. I work during the day and watch it every night on cable. It is one of my favorites. You should survey the people that record this show or watch it at night on cable. People are watching.
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The Young and the Restless Report Abuse
Running from 1973 to present this soap opera has ranked fifth on the list and rated 8.4.
69 points - added 4 years ago by BrendaKaye - 5 comments
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Y&R is not goood anymore with these new writers. Its the same ole storylines with diff characters. They have a lot of bloopers ( I pay attention) and I see a lot of them. Unbelievable things these ppl do. The writers must think the audience is stupid. Need to remove this soap too! or better yet? REPLACE these dumb writers!
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I Love Y&R have been watching for years. Love them all, I recently saw Nickie as a young girl who played Darlene on The Waltons so young & beautiful and still is. Please Don't ever take my Y&R OFF the air
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Could never understand how Brooke started out really young when it all began but yet married every male in the Forrester family.....including the old man, Eric......and have kids with them all (pretty much!)
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BEEN WATCHING Y & R SINCE 1976, WOULDN'T WANT TO WATCH ANYTHING ELSE, LOVE THE UPS AND DOWNS OF ALL THE CHARACTERS, NICK AND SHARON ARE MY FAVS BUT I REALLY DON'T LIKE THE NEW MALCOHM, SHAMAR MOORE WAS THE BEST, KEEP UP THE GOOD SHOWS, WISH KANE WOULD COME BACK FROM THE DEAD, LOVED HIM. NEIL NEEDS TO MARRY THAT LAWYER SHE IS HIS SPEED, BUT HOPE HE ISN'T THE FATHER OF THE NEW BRIDES BABY, HEE HEE, LOOSE JACK HE IS REALLY BORING IN THE SHOW, NEVER SHOWS MUCH INTEREST TO ME, SORRY JACK JUST YOU AND VICTOR ARE GETTING ON MY NERVES WITH THE CONSTANT BATTLE, ITS OLD NEWS, MORE ON.
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I've been watching y&r since I was in middle school and I am a 43yr young woman. I never get tired of watching. The best thing cbs has done was airing it at 7pm its a pleasure watching at that hr.
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90210 Report Abuse
because it hes evolved beautifully from beverly hills 90210 to 90210
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Coronation Street Report Abuse
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As The World Turns Report Abuse
40 points - added 4 years ago by BrendaKaye - 1 comment
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Even my husband and brother-in-law liked this one! My mother watched this one since the start!
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Santa Barbara Report Abuse
From 1984-1993 this long-running soap opera was quite popular with the middle-aged and stay at home moms - ranked 7.3
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DALLAS! Report Abuse
Larry Hagman & Co. - Simply the best soap opera of all time. Hands down.
32 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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best show ever on tv
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Guiding Light Report Abuse
28 points - added 4 years ago by BrendaKaye - 1 comment
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Watched this one when I first got married! Loved it!
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Another World Report Abuse
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The Bold and the Beautiful Report Abuse
22 points - added 4 years ago by BrendaKaye - 1 comment
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Love this Soap....Have been watching the CBS line-up since middle school. Tell CBS not to cancel this show. The daytime line-up should remain diverse. The Talk is a phenomenon that cannot be replicated by removing a thirty-minute drama that will gain ratings from the loss of ABC's daytime dramas.
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EastEnders Report Abuse
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Passions Report Abuse
17 points - added 4 years ago by BrendaKaye - 1 comment
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i loved this one and i was sad when they canceled it :(
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The Edge of Night Report Abuse
One of the best.
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One Tree Hill Report Abuse
It's an amazing show, anyone who watches it .. falls in love with it :D
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Ryan's Hope Report Abuse
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Peyton Place Report Abuse
0 points - added 4 years ago by BrendaKaye - 1 comment
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I watched this when I was in high school. It was definitely a soap opera but aired at night. I wish it would come out on cd.
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Sunset Beach Report Abuse
0 points - added 4 years ago by BrendaKaye - 1 comment
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Best soap opera ever! I still go on you tube to watch memorable moments. Funny, suspenseful, thrilling, love, mysterious, campy, love love love it.
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Port Charles Report Abuse
-1 point - added 4 years ago by BrendaKaye - 1 comment
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It was areally good spin off of Generall Hospital. I wonder what ever happened to the actor that played Lucy?
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Neighbours Report Abuse
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Hollyoaks Report Abuse
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Home and Away Report Abuse
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Never Too Young Report Abuse
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Undressed Report Abuse
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Desire Report Abuse
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The Babysitters Club Report Abuse
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Hidden Palms Report Abuse
Here today gone tomorrow. 2007 was the year of Hidden Palms and although the show did well, it was immediately removed.
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