SoapLand - The Battle Of The Love Triangles: The Result

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  1. Richard Channing

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    Now it's the turn of the love triangles. Every soap has got them, but which are the ones that kept you most enthralled? Probably self-explanatory, but just in case, we are focusing on triangles that went on for some time and where feelings were involved, rather than sordid affairs or one night stands. And no love squares, each of your 5 entries should contain three character's names.

    So, which trio will come out on top?
     
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    Is this the "torn between two lovers" triangle? Because in many cases the person "in the middle" no longer loves the one he/she used the love.
    Krystle-Blake-Alexis is always referred to as a love triangle, but Blake didn't love Alexis anymore. But Alexis stil had feelings for him...is something like this eligible?
     
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    I don't know if this is simplifying it too much, but I'd say as long as each one of the trio has or had feelings for one of the other that makes it a love triangle. For example I wouldn't call Pam/Bobby/Katherine a love triangle because Bobby was never remotely interested in Katherine, whereas Sable/Jason/Frankie I would call a love triangle because, although Jason may no longer be in love with Sable, she's his wife/ex-wife and he still has some feelings for her. So, I think cases of jilted ex's would count. But saying that I've never really thought of Alexis/Blake/Krystle as a love triangle.

    Anyway, that's my take on it but I'll leave it up to people to interpret the term as they will.
     
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    1. DYNASTY: Krystle - Matthew - Claudia (because I found it a little more poignant than Matthew - Krystle - Blake)
    2. THE COLBYS: Sable - Jason - Francesca
    3. FLAMINGO ROAD: Constance - Fielding - Lane Ballou (he never really loved Constance but he was married to her)
    4. FALCON CREST: Cole - Melissa - Lance
    5. KNOTS LANDING: Tom - Paige - Greg

    I wanted to include Sue Ellen - Peter - Lucy, but he didn't love Lucy and he was never involved with her one way or another.
     
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    1. Alexis-Blake-Krystle (Dynasty)
    2. Pam-Bobby-Jenna (Dallas)
    3. Val-Gary-Abby (Knots Landing)
    4. Brenda-Dylan-Kelly (Beverly Hills 90210)
    5. Lance-Melissa-Cole (Falcon Crest)
     
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    1. Valene / Gary / Abby (Knots Landing)
    Because the impact on the show was huge. And that chemistry!



    2. Sable / Jason / Frankie (The Colbys)
    Because of Beacham and Heston. And because that powerful, lengthy divorce papers scene is prime time at its very best.



    3. JR / Sue Ellen / Dusty (Dallas)
    Because of the series of increasingly overblown, dramatically staged confrontation set pieces at varied locations (the airport; Southern Cross; the Cotton Bowl) in the first third of Season Four. Oh - and the back from the dead thing. This one had it all really.



    4. Ben / Valene / Gary (Knots Landing)
    Because of the layers.



    5. Claudia / Steven / Ted
    (Dynasty)
    Because the bookshop meeting gave a refreshing twist on the oft-seen "wife and mistress size each other up" scenario.
     
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    1. Pam/Bobby/Jenna (I really struggled with whether it would be this or Pam/Bobby/Mark. I loved Mark and how tragic it was that Pam felt she had to marry him because he was dying, but I did like Jenna up until Swansong and all the drama and heartache that triangle created)

    2. Val/Gary/Abby (Honorable mention to Val/Gary/Jill and Val/Gary/Ben...actually how many love triangles and squares were these two in?? They must hold the record)

    3. Lance/Melissa/Cole (I almost went with Chase/Maggie/Richard but it wasn't really explored enough, it only really got momentum in the run up to Chase's death)

    4. JR/Sue Ellen/Cliff (Mostly for how furious it made JR and how much Sue Ellen loved to stick the knife in over it)

    5. Sable/Jason/Frankie (Might have rated higher if Ross' performance/role had been as compelling as Heston's and Beacham's)
     
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    Oooh, I forgot Laura/Richard/CiJi....
     
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    I don't know if it counts as a love triangle if it's all in one person's head. (Or was it....??)
     
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    Surely I can't be the only one who sensed something?

    Don't worry, I won't post my fantasy triangles here....:hide:
     
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    1. Val/Gary/Abby, KL (natch...)

    2. Chase/Maggie/Richard, FC
    3. Jason/Sable/Frankie, D2:TC
    4. Krystle/Blake/Alexis, Dynasty
    5. Greg/Paige/Anne, KL
     
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    1. Val/ Gary/ Abby (Knots Landing)
    2. JR/ Sue Ellen/ Dusty (Dallas)
    3. Pam/ Bobby/ Mark (Dallas)
    4. Lance/ Melissa/ Cole (Falcon Crest)
    5. Alexis/ Blake/ Krystle (Dynasty)
     
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    1. Val / Gary / Abby
    2. Cole / Melissa / Lance
    3. JR / Sue Ellen / Dusty
    4. Chase / Maggie / Richard
    5. Ben / Val / Gary
     
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    1. Val / Gary / Abby
    2. JR / Sue Ellen / Dusty
    3. Ben / Val / Gary
    4. Krystle / Blake / Alexis
    5. JR / Sue Ellen / Cliff
     
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    I've never really been a fan of love triangles. I find it annoying when I have a favorite couple, and they get mixed up in a triangle with a character that I don't like at all. It almost never is the case that I like all 3 characters involved, or all 3 actors.

    But let's try this out. The triangles where I didn't hate 1 character and wanted that person dead and gone from the show:

    1. JR - Sue Ellen - Cliff (Dallas)
    2. Alexis - Blake - Krystle (Dynasty)
    3. Pam - Bobby - Jenna (Dallas)
    4. Sue Ellen - Cliff - Afton (Dallas)
    5. Jock - Ellie - Digger (Dallas)
     
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    Is this still going on? Or has Ridge made a decision?
     
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    He changes his mind every few weeks. I figure another thirty years and he will make a decision and stick with it. Maybe.

    A few years ago he even changed his face and his accent, but that's another story.
     
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    I hated that bloody triangle!!!!!!!! :2B:

    It's over with, though. Taylor is long off the show. And Ridge was re-cast with another actor around 4 years ago. Which means that Ridge's on-air chemistry with characters have changed. Brooke now has more chemistry with Bill Spencer.




    It's strange how I know these things even though I have only seen about 30 minutes of B&B since 2012. One minute here, one minute there every 3rd month or so. That's apparently all one needs to see to know what's going on. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    But he looks like Ridge I, doesn't he?
     
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    They're both good-looking dark-haired men. But other than that...?

    Here they are...

    Old Ridge --- New Ridge --- Bill

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