The Year In Soaps: Best Couples of 2014

Hope & Aiden, Days of our Lives
Nobody Wants to Be Lonely

aidenhopeSet aside any problems that you might have with the developing love story of Days of our Lives‘ Hope Brady and Aiden Jennings, and look at things objectively. Not only is this a gorgeous couple but they have chemistry too! We know some of you might protest this addition to the list because you’re still holding out for more Bope… We’ve we’re afraid we’ve got some bad news for you — Bo Brady’s not coming back to Salem anytime soon, and that’s the best thing to happen to Hope.

We aren’t the biggest Hope fans, but we know she’s too dynamic and important of a character to waste on the sidelines, pining for her off-screen husband who’s been whisked away on a secret mission. Granted, the Hope we all know from the past would probably be out there hunting for Bo, but who’d turn down silvery blond lawyer eager to spend afternoons in bed at the Salem Inn?

Hope is anything but dumb especially with her own feelings and seeing her finally move on after struggling with feelings both on and off screen, is a testament to her strong willed nature to survive. Even with Aiden’s questionable background currently coming to light, we’re rooting for Hope and Aiden to pull through in the long run! Just don’t kill Hope like you allegedly killed your ex-wife, Aiden!


Katie and Ridge, The Bold and the Beautiful
Episode # 6775
What Is All This Sweet Work Worth?

It may have recently ended, but when the relationship between the youngest Logan sister and the Dressmaker was good, it was amazing to watch. Who knew that simple conversations, walks in the park and poetry could yield such an alluring couple?  It was perfect in its simplicity.

Ridge sought something more stable and mature when he opted for the brunette and Katie longed to be first in someone’s heart again. Granted, it took her faking a coronary to get it, but who really wanted Brooke and Ridge part 27 anyway?

Ridge came back with a new face (hello Daytime Icon™ Thorsten Kaye), a new swagger, but unfortunately the same old wandering eye and allergy to commitment remained. So it was no real surprise when he decided to throw out a good thing fora couple of stolen kisses with Caroline Spencer, The Sequel. Ridge is nothing if not the walking embodiment of RADD (Relationship Attention Deficit Disorder.) Katie being 10x stronger than she was a year prior knew a dog when it hollered and rightfully dropped Forrester’s leash the moment he was no longer worthy of her Love’s Philosophy. And still, even their breakup was beautiful. Sigh… who knows, maybe the couple dosey doe The Bold and the Beautiful has perfected will swing Katie back to Ridge in the future.

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11 comments

  1. Indeed they did everything to destroy Ej and Sami this year..and to add much insult to injury use the most out of character plot to do it..This Abby bs TAINTED all Ej and Sami scenes and dynamic..whereas it was their last year on this freaking show..how insulting and cruel. I will not forgive.

  2. As much as i love Ej and Sami, this year was certainly not their year (maybe the worst..although there were several others seriously offensive too..) ! And it was a damn shame after all the long overdue built up of 2013.
    This year did everything to destroy Ej and Sami and what made Ej’s character as well as his dynamic with Sami unique. Ej cheating on Sami whereas he finally had her after almost a decade pining for it..how preposterous and with a character as irrelevant to him as this Abby (by the way she is not a younger model since she will never be in Sami’s league..NEVER and even less with the miscasted actress playing her) is..pathetic and ridiculous !
    Then the fallout of the story where Sami was treated as a total pariah whereas she was the wronged party and the little culprit was coddled by everybody and their mothers..even Ej (how stupid and pathetic for his character..ewwwwww) kept defending the girl who blackmailed him for sex and threatened to destroy the family he always wanted..And finally a totally rushed reunion bam bam thank you madam and Ej being killed by a slimy dayplayer..What a ‘great year’ for these characters..indeed..sarcasm.
    In reality this year was a total nightmare who totally destroyed Ej as a character..the core was made cheap..the ultimate offense for a character as far as i am concerned. As a result it totally made me despise this show and their hack of writers/producers and now i am not watching anymore and i don’t miss it in the least..Good job Days !

  3. Totally agree with your choice what a couple Ejami were the show is so crap to watch without them i can see why Ken Corday said last week them leaving created a void on the show in another he knows his show is rubbish without Ali and James. That stupid cheating story line cost us both of them i never be convinced doing that story line wasn’t the reason why both Ali and James didn’t leave come on both leaving at the same time and deciding this just before they saw the script that would destroy Ejami forever. EJ would never cheat on Sami with any woman he loved her so much totally ooc for EJ they were a super couple they never boring to watch look at grief sex in Nov 2011 only Ejami could had sex at that time when they mourning the loss of their son it shocked so many fans.

    I am missing Ali and James so much the show is not the same without them its horrible to watch now .

  4. Lmao at Ejami being featured. Just no. Days didn’t have any couples worth mentioning last year, they all were written awfully badly. Ejami hogged all the airtime, but it doesn’t change the fact that the writing was extremely poor and all over the place and both of the characters were written OOC. And I dare to say the classic supercouples John and Marlena and Bo and Hope were way more popular in the 90s than Ejami ever were during their run.

  5. I miss EJ and Sami so much! And to the many Ejami fans out there, myself included, they were indeed worth everything!

  6. Ejami – They had a horrible year! It was so bad that I was cheering when they left the show. They belong in the worst couples of 2014. Complete opposite of how I felt in 2013.

    Days – I don’t think any of their couples belonged in the best couples category in 2014.

  7. There’s no mistakes. These are our opinions and we explain why we made these choices. Thanks for reading.

  8. This list has a lot of mistakes. Was this based on a poll?

    Franco & Carly were terrible together. There are times when a couple who aren’t meant to be together work very well, but this is not the case. They were a joke.
    Stitch & Victoria were like watching paint dry. There is no spark at all.
    Hope & Aiden were also boring as hell… Way too slow-paced. Katie & Ridge are okay but they are just apart of B&B’s worn out formula of pairings… Nothing out of the ordinary. None of these couples should be on this list.

    The only options I agree with are Hilary/Devon – amazing chemistry and Nathan/Maxie – kudos to GH for giving us a young couple we can root for. Sam & Patrick are great too. They have a lot of spark. Julian & Alexis are great too, albeit a bit overrated. And of course EJami are definitely the couple of the year, whether you love or hate them.

    There were a lot of couples that should have been on. Nick/Sharon were so entertaining throughout the year, despite being doomed from the moment they began falling back in love, but the chemistry is still there between Case and Morrow. Y&R really proved that supercouples aren’t dead. In fact they were one of only a few interesting pairings this year, and ten times better than the likes of Victoria & Stitch. Secondly, I have been loving Liam & Ivy on B&B. Maybe not many people agree, but they are a refreshing change. And I guess they don’t count really as a real couple, but I have been thoroughly enjoying Elizabeth and Jason (Jake)- Herbst and Miller just shine together – even though it’s been a couple months. Anyway, half of the couples on this list can put me to sleep.

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