Top US night/daytime soaps

by TVM-Liveforever | created - 28 Feb 2016 | updated - 04 Oct 2018 | Public

My favourite US soaps

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1. Knots Landing (1979–1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

The residents of Knots Landing, a coastal suburb of Los Angeles, deal with various issues such as infidelity, health scares, rape, murder, kidnapping, assassinations, drug smuggling, corporate intrigue and criminal investigations.

Stars: Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 2,254

My all time favourite US soap, poor Val, lol

2. Dynasty (1981–1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.

Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Gordon Thomson

Votes: 6,375

3. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Set in the vineyards of California, this primetime soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

Stars: Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Chao Li Chi, David Selby

Votes: 3,194

4. Dallas (1978–1991)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

J.R. Ewing, a Texas oil baron, uses manipulation and blackmail to achieve his ambitions, both business and personal. He often comes into conflict with his brother Bobby, his arch-enemy Cliff Barnes and his long-suffering wife Sue Ellen.

Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

Votes: 11,510

5. Paper Dolls (1984)

60 min | Drama

This series which was initially a television movie about modelling. The character of Racine, the modelling agent, is there. As are the two young models, Taryn Blake, who has been modelling ... See full summary »

Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Dack Rambo, Mimi Rogers, Richard Beymer

Votes: 167

6. One Life to Live (1968–2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

One Life to Live centres takes place in the fictional town of Llanview, PA.around the wealthy Lord family, and the middle-class Woleks and Rileys.

Stars: Erika Slezak, Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Votes: 2,173

7. Hotel (1983–1988)

60 min | Drama, Romance

The misadventures of the staff and guests of the St. Gregory Hotel.

Stars: James Brolin, Connie Sellecca, Nathan Cook, Shari Belafonte

Votes: 1,214

8. The Colbys (1985–1987)

60 min | Drama

This spin-off of Dynasty (1981) featured the adventures of Jeff and Fallon Colby and Jeff's other wealthy relatives in California.

Stars: Charlton Heston, John James, Katharine Ross, Emma Samms

Votes: 833

9. The Bold and the Beautiful (1987– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama, Romance

The saga of high fashion glamour, honor, romance, passion, and most importantly, family.

Stars: Katherine Kelly Lang, Ronn Moss, Susan Flannery, John McCook

Votes: 6,951

10. Peyton Place (1964–1969)

30 min | Drama, Romance

The original primetime soap took place in the title town, which was founded by the Peyton family, whose members included the Harringtons. Some of the plots involved Rodney Harrington, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Nelson, Barbara Parkins, Warner Anderson, Dick Tufeld

Votes: 489



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