VIEWERS CHOICE: Soap Fans Crown The Best Soap of 2017!


Every year, it is the same question. What soap opera did viewers like the most in 2017? In a recent Twitter poll, Daytime Indulgence found out the answer to that very question! We asked soap viewers all around the web what they thought was the best soap of the year. And, the response was enormous! So, what soap opera did soap fans like the most in 2017? Well, the answer is DAYS OF OUR LIVES! Over 30 percent of the Twitter-verse soap population crowned the 52 year old sudser as the best soap of the year!

From a cursed amulet, to a murder mystery, to a jaw-dropping exit, to a huge return; soap fans liked it all! So, let’s take it a look back at the 2017 calendar year of NBC’s Days of Our Lives.

HERE ARE SOME 2017 DAYS HIGHLIGHTS!
When Hope was in prison for shooting Stefano, she was bullied heavily by inmates. Fearing that an inmate might soon kill Hope, Hattie (a friend Hope made on the inside) broke her out of prison. Hope then found her way over to Eric Brady’s farmhouse. After quite the ordeal, Eric nursed Hope back to health.

Anjelica Deveraux was one of the many big returns of 2017! And, Morgan Fairchild was one of the biggest stunt castings for DAYS in recent years. But, after a head scratcher of a storyline, and fans not taking too kindly to Fairchild’s portrayal of Anjelica, the character met her maker when she had a heart attack during a catfight.

One of the most fun moments of the year! Chloe Lane decided that she wanted to get her singing career back on track. And, Julie decided she wanted to give Doug a huge present to celebrate their love. So, the two women pooled their finances and bought Club TBD. But, behind Chloe’s back, Julie renamed the club Doug’s Place. So, here’s a big question for all the DAYS fans out there: Can Chloe and Julie really come together and work as Co-Owners?

Fans got quite the shock and surprise when they discovered that Will was alive and well. And, better yet, brainwashed by Susan Banks to believe he was none other than EJ DiMera! DAYS brought the craziness and the fun with this storyline. Will’s return also brought back some beloved characters. Such as, his mother Sami, the psychotic Susan Banks (and Kristen and Sister Mary Moira). The storyline also marked John Enos’ return to soap operas! Truthfully, soap fans can’t wait to see how this story plays out in 2018!

It was a storyline for the soap history books! The dueling doppelganger story gave us some awesome moments from the year! Deidre Hall and Judi Evans really gave it their all! And, fans loved seeing these ladies back in action! Fingers crossed we see Bonnie and Hattie again!

Okay, so, I think we can all say that a soap fan loves when a writer pulls a storyline from the show’s history. But, I think Jungle Madness was better left in the past. After, their plane went down, a slew of Salem youngsters landed in the middle of an island off the Greek coast. Next thing you know, Lani finds a skull and a journal. And, the nice and sexy P.I. Paul Narita gets bit by a bug and goes psychotic. Thank god he was cured before the Summer was over!

One of the biggest stories in DAYS history is taking place right now! Days of Our Lives has decided to go to a place where no soap has gone in a long time...and that is the telling of a daring social issue. It is a story fans thought would never land on their soap. But, now that it has, the storyline of an unarmed black man being shot by a white cop is turning into the soap highlight of the year. Across the media market, DAYS is being praised for its gut-wrenching performances and its Emmy-worthing writing, directing, and producing. This is a story that will definitely be engraved in DAYS fans minds for years to come!

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Deimos’ Murder
Eve’s Return
The New Ciara
Lucas Falls off The Wagon
Rafe and Hope’s Romance
Abe and Valerie’s Romance
The Double Wedding (Chabby & Paulson)

WELL, IT WAS A CRAZY YEAR IN SALEM! WHAT WAS YOUR FAVE STORY OF THE YEAR? TELL US ALL YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW!

ARTICLE BY: CASEY HUTCHISON
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