Soap operas have been a part of our daily lives for decades and over the years fans have seen many scandalous storylines. Sometimes, the writers don’t get it right though, and fans are left with some really ridiculous storylines as a result. Below is a list of the 12 most cringe-worthy storylines to ever hit the daytime television screen:
12. Young & The Restless — Will the Real Cane Ashby Please Stand Up?
Y&R’s Cane Ashby arrived on the show in 2007 as a bartender at the nightclub, Indigo. This handsome young man with his alluring Australian accent quickly became a lead character and a fan favorite. But good things don’t always last. Goddard was fired from the show and viewers watched as he was shot to death. When heartbroken Y&R fans campaigned for his return, he was rehired. The fans had spoken and Y&R listened! But how would writers explain how Cane was brought back to life? With Lily seeing the ghost of Cane, of course! Believing that she is going insane, she seeks a therapist’s help but she’s not crazy or seeing things. The man believed to be Cane who was shot on screen was none other than his long-lost identical twin Caleb! Cane was back, and while this was most definitely some cringe-worthy story writing on Y&R’s behalf, fans were just happy they brought back their favorite Aussie.