Soap Opera’s 12 Most Cringe-Worthy Storylines Ever
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.
11. General Hospital — The Ice Princess
One of this iconic soap’s most unbelievable storylines was back in 1981 when Alexandria Quartermaine acquired the infamous Ice Princess, the world’s largest uncut diamond in Rio. She had it sent to Port Charles, but during the shipment, the diamond was stolen. Luke Spencer was hired to find the thieves and get the diamond back into their possession. Luke, Laura and a WSB agent found themselves on the private island of the Cassadine family where they discovered that Mikkos Cassadine had plans to create a new Ice Age and Port Charles was going to the first to freeze! Enter the hero, Luke. He managed to turn off Mikkos’ weather machine and the head of Cassadine family was killed in the process. But really, can a diamond rule the world and can a weather machine create an Ice Age? Not likely!