12 Soap Opera Characters Who Deserve More Screen Time
With daytime drama ratings that continue to dwindle, soap opera budgets are slowly decreasing as well. Four shows remain strong on the air; however, the pressure to increase audiences is always hovering in the air. With only 30 minutes to an hour of airtime each day (depending on the soap), this often means that certain characters get major storylines, with some popular ones that get lost in the shuffle. Below are 12 soap opera characters who deserve more screen time.
12. Y&R’s Christine Blair
Cricket used to be a main staple on the Young the Restless (Y&R) during the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. As of late, it seems she only gets pulled into a scene when her D.A. duties allow for a storyline. As one of the most popular Y&R character over the years, it’s time to develop an arc where Christine becomes the main focal point of the story.
11. DOOL’s Lucas Horton
He’s a Horton, as well as Kate Robert’s son and Will’s dad, and he’s still got a ton of stories to tell within Salem, but Lucas doesn’t really get the screen time he deserves. With this renewed romance with Chloe Lane, here’s hoping that fans get to see Lucas Horton a little more each week.