There have been some pretty ridiculous soap opera storylines over the years. Who could forget when Marlena was possessed on Days of Our Lives (DOOL)? Or the recent storyline involving Jack Abbott’s doppelganger on The Young and the Restless (Y&R)? Then there was little Jake Morgan coming back from the dead on General Hospital (GH). The good still outweigh the bad when it comes to daytime drama, and there have even been some incredible, ground-breaking soap opera storylines to compensate — here are the 11 best:
11. The Corinthos Men Struggle With Being Bipolar
Thanks to Emily Quartermaine, Sonny Corinthos was able to address his bipolar disorder in 2005. The storyline helped increase awareness about mental health, and the stigma often associated with this illness. Fast forward some years, and now because the disorder is hereditary, Morgan Corinthos, Sonny’s son, seems to be struggling with the very same mental health issues. The storyline with Morgan provides further insight into an issue that currently plagues our society, and is helping to educate another generation of soap opera fans in regards to mental health.