The Year In Soaps: Worst Couples of 2014


young-restless-hilary-neil-kissNeil and Hilary, Y&R
Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Ship

We’ve had sinus infections that lasted longer than the courtship between Hilary Curtis and Neil Winters. Which we guess is fitting since sick is exactly what we feel every time we’re forced to watch this young bombshell lead Neil around town like his day nurse. This “couple” went from looking like a father-daughter duo on the Price Is Right to looking like one in the bedroom in what felt like a week. Whatever sizzle they may have had initially was all but forgotten the minute the audience remembered that it was the son, Devon Hamilton who Hilary really had eyes for. And once said billionaire lifted Hilary up on a table in a stifling hot laundry room, viewers collectively went, “Neilary who?”

It’s difficult to ascertain exactly why Hilary is still with Neil. She loves Devon, but feels what, leaving Neil after he regains his sight will somehow lessen the blow? No, girl. You’re leaving him for his son, he’ll be devastated no matter what. At least the show can lessen the blow on us by ending this pairing sooner rather than later.


JJ and Paige's romantic night takes a horrible, unexpected turn.Paige and JJ, Days
50 Shades of Beige

When it comes to terrible couples in 2014 it is hard to surpass the horrific disaster that was Paige Larson and J.J. (Jack Jr.) Deveraux on Days of our Lives. From the moment the couple was paired together, DAYS fans knew that they were in for a mess, and unfortunately, the pairing lived down to the low expectations and then some.

On paper, the pairing, once the history and character of Paige was fleshed out a bit more, sounds like perfection. The son of Jack and Jennifer lusting after the daughter of Eve Donovan and some unknown man (Frankie Brady, please and thank you?) has instant SOAP WIN written all over it, but what we actually got on screen was a complete chemistry-less snoorefest as the pairing went from one plot driven excuse to make up and break up to another. Casey Moss deserves a lot better than being trapped in the pairing from hell. There’s a fiery red-head that recently returned to town…one who happens to be the best friend of his sister. That would be a little easier to swallow than this.


Nina and Silas, GH
I am not your husband. You are not my wife.

sina2The story of a vengeful back-from-the-coma wife and guilt ridden husband sounds intriguing, but Nina and Silas mixed together about as well as oil and water. Pairing two very different characters (and actors) together would normally make for an interesting pairing but in this case they just clashed. Nina is a big hit, keeping us very entertained as a somewhat villainous character that has remained sympathetic. The odd non-reactions from Silas though made us question his “good guy” label which the show has inflicted. Was he suppose to be a victim or hero? Did he ever love Nina? We’re not sure either way, but we never did figure out what Nina ever saw in the guy. Thank the soap gods that GH realized that this couple wasn’t going to work and the characters’ interaction is now kept to a comfortable minimum. Here’s to seeing how Silas and Nina’s now very separate story lines unfold in 2015!


MikiKiki and Michael, GH
The Succubus

Technically this was one of the many names Felix gave Britt a while ago, but we had to borrow it for Lauren Katherine Jerome. This character literally sucks the life out of every scene she’s in, romantically and otherwise. And poor unsuspecting Michael was a casualty of this vortex until he traded in the Corinthos for Quartermaine. You would think a real life relationship would translate better on screen but the mundane, boring, lifeless writing for Michael and Kiki did nothing other than propel them to one of the most fast forward worthy couples on the show. We can’t think of a single thing of significance they did all year other than break up. And even that required a shot of espresso. It’s too bad, because at least Michael and Starr Manning that character who no longer exists in the GH universe had our interest.

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  1. That Hallowedding was the best!

  2. Not super couple. They are one of our Best Couples of 2014 and we explain why. Don’t pretend you didn’t love Hallowedding;)

  3. I totally agree they are still a great couple and are being tested right now. . I hope they will prevail and be happy again.

  4. Carly and Franco were on their super couple list. LMAO.

  5. First of all, thank you for taking time to read and reply to my comment. I apologize if you felt I was speaking for you or anyone else, that was not my intention.

    You’re right, the article in this magazine states an opinion and gives us a series of valid points to support that opinion. I don’t think it was never meant to the tell the audience how to think, that’s the audience’s job regarding any and every article you may encounter.

    I must rephrase what I said about the audience agreeing on #NuWilson. Instead I’d like to say that a majority in the audience seems to agree, and I base this particular opinion on the many comments on #Days’ own Facebook page, stating their disappointment on the couple this last year.

    About Chandler being fired, well, as he was dismissed from his job or discharged from it, and that’s the very definition of firing somebody in the dictionary, I don’t think I was being inaccurate. Sure he would probably have not renewed his contract, I guess now we’ll never know if or when that had happened.

    Again, I apologize for any offense you may have felt because of my comment, and I wish you a very happy new year.

  6. I hold a different opinion of WilSon; I think they are still one of the best couples on Days. The WilSon wedding was spectacular and didn’t sound hollow to me. Being supporting players in Nick’s death and Gabi leaving was fine with me. I didn’t expect them to have a whole separate story during that time. However, I felt there wasn’t any story for WilSon after that. It was all Will being a supporting character in the story for Ejami’s exit and it was horribly written. That was only a reflection of Will and not of Wilson, in my opinion. The WilSon and Paul story has been fabulous so far and something many fans have been waiting for. But having to wait for WilSon again on Days made no bad feelings from me for them as a couple. I wouldn’t call them the best couple of 2014, but I certainly don’t see them as one of the worst… a category reserved for Dannifer and Jaige.

    As far as Guy Wilson playing the part of Will Horton, I immediately saw improvement in the intimate scenes. As far as every day scenes, I’ve been seeing improvement in his acting especially with facial expressions. And he doesn’t forget his lines like Chandler often did.

  7. Chandler wasn’t fired. He wasn’t renewing his contract and they let him go early so that they could do flashbacks of the wedding at a later date. The audience and media do not agree on the recasting of Will and how it’s affected WilSon. The audience and media do not agree on WilSon’s wedding. There are some for and some against the recasting and the wedding. Please do not speak for everyone. This article was meant as an opinion. It is not intended to tell the audience what is fact and how to think.

  8. They should have added Brik to that list!

  9. How could you guys add Dylan with a woman on this list he is the son of one of two original Y&R cast members Nikki and Paul?!?!

  10. Nei and Hilary were the worst couple of 2014! Michael & Kikki the most boring. Silas & Nina never really were a couple. WilSon did not belong on the list!

  11. Audience and media agree on #NuWilson. That’s exactly how fans felt about the wedding, robbed of what should’ve been a truly historic moment. Sad to see what once was a powerful and beloved couple, turn into such a failure. On the business standpoint I can’t agree though. First they fire a 3 Daytime Emmy winner, who’s admired and loved by the audience, almost 4 months earlier; and only 2 months and a half after that we have the wedding. It’s like a ‘Chronicle of a failure foretold’.

  12. Just add Carly and Franco…this list was very accurate…great job

  13. Are there more on the list? I think you guys forgot Carly & Franco, or maybe it missed it. At any rate, Cranco were just AWFUL! and I really can’t like the character Carly ever again because she actually got together with that man and thought it was okay to subject her children to him.

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