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30th Mar '17 6:31:08 PM DrOO7
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After a lull in the late 80's and early 90's a resurgence of the formula began to gain steam for a new generation in the mid 90's and early 00's, with the likes of ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'' Nick and Sharon, JT and Coleen, ''DaysOfOurLives'' Lucas and Sami, Shawn and Belle, Austin and Carrie, ''AllMyChildren'' Mateo and Haley, Edmund and Maria, Leo and Greenlee, Bianca and Maggie, ''GeneralHospital'' Sonny and Brenda, Lucky and Elizabeth, Patrick and Robin and so on. Many articles spoke of this new breath of life in the formula as riveting as well as the daring new directions some couples went, Bianca and Maggie being the first Same-Sex Supercouple ever conceived for example.

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After a lull in the late 80's and early 90's a resurgence of the formula began to gain steam for a new generation in the mid 90's and early 00's, with the likes of ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'' Nick and Sharon, JT and Coleen, ''DaysOfOurLives'' ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' Lucas and Sami, Shawn and Belle, Austin and Carrie, ''AllMyChildren'' ''Series/AllMyChildren'' Mateo and Haley, Edmund and Maria, Leo and Greenlee, Bianca and Maggie, ''GeneralHospital'' ''Series/GeneralHospital'' Sonny and Brenda, Lucky and Elizabeth, Patrick and Robin and so on. Many articles spoke of this new breath of life in the formula as riveting as well as the daring new directions some couples went, Bianca and Maggie being the first Same-Sex Supercouple ever conceived for example.



* Luke and Laura on ''Series/GeneralHospital'', while there have been other couples named retroactively, as stated above, they where the couple that coined the term and quite easily the most famous example.
** Frisco and Felicia, also from General Hospital.
** Duke and Anna.
** Sonny and Brenda.
** Lucky and Elizabeth.
** From the spin-off series ''Series/PortCharles'', Rafe and Allison, and Caleb and Livie.
* ''Series/AllMyChildren''
** Cliff and Nina, which hold the record in daytime history for the most divorces and remarriages of a Supercouple, four times, in their 10 year reign.
** Tad and Dixie, the series longest running.
** Jessie and Angie which made history as the first African-American Supercouple.
** Greg and Jenny.
** Bianca and Maggie, which also made history as the fist same sex Supercouple.
** Continuing on the groundbreaking barriers that AllMyChildren broke, Noah and Julia were the first interracial, he African-American, she Hispanic, Supercouple.
* ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns''.
** Steve and Betsy
** Also, Holden and Lily, Bob and Kim, Carly and Jack, and Tom and Margo.
** Luke and Noah. Their first kiss made history by becoming the first gay male kiss on American daytime television.
** Or Luke and [[EnsembleDarkhorse Reid]], who became immensely popular overnight. Even the most hardcore [[PortmanteauCoupleName Nuke]] fans found themselves hoping for a [[PortmanteauCoupleName LuRe]] HappyEnding. [[spoiler: [[DeathoftheHypotenuse Tragically,]] they don't get one. Though [[BuryYourGays Reid's death]] still doesn't reunite Noah and Luke in the end]].
* ''Series/DaysOfOurLives''
** Bo and Hope, often called the Soap's signature coupling, and ranked often alongside Luke and Laura as one of the greatest love stories in daytime.
** Doug and Julie, which is often cited as the first Supercouple.
** John and Marlena.
*** Ironic as John was originally thought to be Roman, making them a rare pairing to make up two different Supercouples between Roman and Marlena, though John and Marlena became the much more popular couple, often seen after only Bo and Hope as the shows most enduring romance.
** Steve and Kayla.
** Jack and Jennifer (It is worth noting that Jack was the RomanticFalseLead for Kayla before Kayla got together with Steve and Jack with Jennifer.)
* ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'' most famous pairing would be Victor and Nikki, forming a modern day Pygmalion.

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* SoapOpera Examples:
** ''Series/GeneralHospital'':
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Luke and Laura on ''Series/GeneralHospital'', while Laura. While there have been other couples named retroactively, as stated above, they where the couple that coined the term and quite easily the most famous example.
** *** Frisco and Felicia, also from General Hospital.
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Felicia.
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Duke and Anna.
** *** Sonny and Brenda.
** *** Lucky and Elizabeth.
** From the spin-off series ''Series/PortCharles'', ''Series/PortCharles'' (a ''GH'' spin-off, incidentally):
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Rafe and Allison, and Allison
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Caleb and Livie.
* ** ''Series/AllMyChildren''
** *** Cliff and Nina, which hold the record in daytime history for the most divorces and remarriages of a Supercouple, four times, ''four times'', in their 10 year reign.
** *** Tad and Dixie, the series longest running.
** *** Jessie and Angie which made history as the first African-American Supercouple.
** *** Greg and Jenny.
** *** Bianca and Maggie, which also made history as the fist same sex Supercouple.
** *** Continuing on the show's groundbreaking barriers that AllMyChildren broke, traditions, Noah and Julia were the first interracial, he African-American, she Hispanic, Supercouple.
* ** ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns''.
** *** Steve and Betsy
** Also, *** Holden and Lily, Lily
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Bob and Kim, Kim
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Carly and Jack, and Jack
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Tom and Margo.
** *** Luke and Noah. Their first kiss made history by becoming the first gay male kiss on American daytime television.
** *** Or Luke and [[EnsembleDarkhorse Reid]], who became immensely popular overnight. Even the most hardcore [[PortmanteauCoupleName Nuke]] fans found themselves hoping for a [[PortmanteauCoupleName LuRe]] HappyEnding. [[spoiler: [[DeathoftheHypotenuse Tragically,]] they don't get one. Though [[BuryYourGays Reid's death]] still doesn't reunite Noah and Luke in the end]].
* ** ''Series/DaysOfOurLives''
** *** Bo and Hope, often called the Soap's signature coupling, and ranked often alongside Luke and Laura as one of the greatest love stories in daytime.
** *** Doug and Julie, which is often cited as the first Supercouple.
** *** John and Marlena.
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Marlena. Ironic as John was originally thought to be Roman, making them a rare pairing to make up two different Supercouples between Roman and Marlena, though John and Marlena became the much more popular couple, often seen after only Bo and Hope as the shows most enduring romance.
** *** Steve and Kayla.
** *** Jack and Jennifer (It is worth noting that Jack was the RomanticFalseLead for Kayla before Kayla got together with Steve and Jack with Jennifer.)
* ** ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'' most famous pairing would be Victor and Nikki, forming a modern day Pygmalion. Pygmalion.
** ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful''.
*** Ridge and Brooke.
*** Some would say Ridge and Taylor as well.
** ''Series/{{Passions}}''
*** Sheridan and Luis.
*** Ethan and Theresa.



* Ridge and Brooke on ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful''.
* Sheridan and Luis on ''Series/{{Passions}}''.
** Ethan and Theresa as well.
21st Feb '17 8:33:35 AM foreverrhapsody
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* Steve and Betsy on ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns''.

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* ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns''.
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Steve and Betsy on ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns''.Betsy
13th Feb '17 1:38:17 PM ajitter89
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After a lull in the late 80's and early 90's a resurgence of the formula began to gain steam for a new generation in the mid 90's and early 00's, with the likes of ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'' Nick and Sharon, JT and Coleen, ''DaysOfOurLives'' Lucas and Sami, Shawn and Belle, , ''AllMyChildren'' Mateo and Haley, Edmund and Maria, Bianca and Maggie, ''GeneralHospital'' Sonny and Brenda, Lucky and Elizabeth, Patrick and Robin and so on. Many articles spoke of this new breath of life in the formula as riveting as well as the daring new directions some couples went, Bianca and Maggie being the first Same-Sex Supercouple ever conceived for example.

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After a lull in the late 80's and early 90's a resurgence of the formula began to gain steam for a new generation in the mid 90's and early 00's, with the likes of ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'' Nick and Sharon, JT and Coleen, ''DaysOfOurLives'' Lucas and Sami, Shawn and Belle, , Austin and Carrie, ''AllMyChildren'' Mateo and Haley, Edmund and Maria, Leo and Greenlee, Bianca and Maggie, ''GeneralHospital'' Sonny and Brenda, Lucky and Elizabeth, Patrick and Robin and so on. Many articles spoke of this new breath of life in the formula as riveting as well as the daring new directions some couples went, Bianca and Maggie being the first Same-Sex Supercouple ever conceived for example.



** Lucky and Elizabeth.



** Bo and Hope.

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** Bo and Hope.Hope, often called the Soap's signature coupling, and ranked often alongside Luke and Laura as one of the greatest love stories in daytime.



** John and Marlena

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** John and MarlenaMarlena.
*** Ironic as John was originally thought to be Roman, making them a rare pairing to make up two different Supercouples between Roman and Marlena, though John and Marlena became the much more popular couple, often seen after only Bo and Hope as the shows most enduring romance.


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* ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'' most famous pairing would be Victor and Nikki, forming a modern day Pygmalion.
27th Jan '17 5:19:31 PM ajitter89
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** Marvel as well has other Supercouples in [[Franchise/FantasticFour Reed Richards and Sue Storms]] aka. Mr. Fantastic and The Invisible Woman, which has remained one of the most longest and enduring Superhero Marriages of all time and [[Franchise/XMen Scott Summers and Jean Grey]] which while Jean has been paired with Logan/Wolverine once in a while, she always ends back with Scott in one way or another.
22nd Jan '17 8:11:01 PM ajitter89
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** Duke and Anna.
** Sonny and Brenda.
21st Jan '17 1:06:27 PM ajitter89
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** From the spin-off series ''Series/PortCharles'', Rafe and Allison, and Caleb and Livie.



** Cliff and Nina, which hold the record in daytime history for the most divorces and remarriages of a Supercouple, four times.

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** Cliff and Nina, which hold the record in daytime history for the most divorces and remarriages of a Supercouple, four times.times, in their 10 year reign.


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** Doug and Julie, which is often cited as the first Supercouple.
** John and Marlena
20th Jan '17 7:45:42 PM ajitter89
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Other Soaps, most notably ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' quickly sought supercouple pairings of their own, eventually leading to a standard formula for the phenomenon that was repeated endlessly during the 1980s. For example Alice and Bob, a pair of StarCrossedLovers, would fall in love after a short period of WillTheyOrWontThey but a misunderstanding would drive them apart. One of the couple (usually Alice, but sometimes Bob and occasionally both) would then marry the RomanticFalseLead. This marriage would quickly fall apart and after some more adventures Alice and Bob would reunite and marry. Often Alice would be subjected to an attempted or actual [[RapeAsDrama rape]] along the way, usually by her husband who turned out to be a villain. These storylines, if successful, gathered high ratings and press attention for their show. Soap writers took great care to groom their next supercouple [[SoapWheel long before the first were concluding their arc]] in order to maintain a certain amount of UnresolvedSexualTension. This BetaCouple would then replace their previous counterparts as the show's OfficialCouple once the previous couple had gotten married.

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Other Soaps, most notably Sister Series ''Series/AllMyChildren'' and [=NBC=]'s ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' quickly sought supercouple pairings of their own, eventually leading to a standard formula for the phenomenon that was repeated endlessly during the 1980s. For example Alice and Bob, a pair of StarCrossedLovers, would fall in love after a short period of WillTheyOrWontThey but a misunderstanding would drive them apart. One of the couple (usually Alice, but sometimes Bob and occasionally both) would then marry the RomanticFalseLead. This marriage would quickly fall apart and after some more adventures Alice and Bob would reunite and marry. Often Alice would be subjected to an attempted or actual [[RapeAsDrama rape]] along the way, usually by her husband who turned out to be a villain. These storylines, if successful, gathered high ratings and press attention for their show. Soap writers took great care to groom their next supercouple [[SoapWheel long before the first were concluding their arc]] in order to maintain a certain amount of UnresolvedSexualTension. This BetaCouple would then replace their previous counterparts as the show's OfficialCouple once the previous couple had gotten married.


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After a lull in the late 80's and early 90's a resurgence of the formula began to gain steam for a new generation in the mid 90's and early 00's, with the likes of ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'' Nick and Sharon, JT and Coleen, ''DaysOfOurLives'' Lucas and Sami, Shawn and Belle, , ''AllMyChildren'' Mateo and Haley, Edmund and Maria, Bianca and Maggie, ''GeneralHospital'' Sonny and Brenda, Lucky and Elizabeth, Patrick and Robin and so on. Many articles spoke of this new breath of life in the formula as riveting as well as the daring new directions some couples went, Bianca and Maggie being the first Same-Sex Supercouple ever conceived for example.
20th Jan '17 7:29:17 PM ajitter89
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* Cliff and Nina on ''AllMyChildren''.

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* Luke and Laura on ''Series/GeneralHospital'', while there have been other couples named retroactively, as stated above, they where the couple that coined the term and quite easily the most famous example.
** Frisco and Felicia, also from General Hospital.
* ''Series/AllMyChildren''
**
Cliff and Nina Nina, which hold the record in daytime history for the most divorces and remarriages of a Supercouple, four times.
** Tad and Dixie, the series longest running.
** Jessie and Angie which made history as the first African-American Supercouple.
** Greg and Jenny.
** Bianca and Maggie, which also made history as the fist same sex Supercouple.
** Continuing
on ''AllMyChildren''.the groundbreaking barriers that AllMyChildren broke, Noah and Julia were the first interracial, he African-American, she Hispanic, Supercouple.



* Luke and Laura on ''Series/GeneralHospital''.
19th Jan '17 4:07:27 PM arctichigh
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* DC have another one in the live action adaptation ''Series/TheFlash2014'' - Barry and Iris. Like in the comics, Barry has other love interests, as does Iris on the show, but neither the show nor its creators have ever denied that they are destined to be together. They become the OfficialCouple near the end of season 2, and many consider their relationship to be the emotional centre of the series. Their love also happens to span at least three timelines and two earths. Supercouple, indeed.
18th Oct '16 7:22:53 PM nombretomado
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Eventually this formula was picked up by other genres, most notably with Ross and Rachel from ''{{Friends}}'', who resolved their WillTheyOrWontThey late in the show's second season and spent the next eight years playing out this trope (Ross even married another woman along the way, as well as marrying and divorcing Rachel at one point).

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Eventually this formula was picked up by other genres, most notably with Ross and Rachel from ''{{Friends}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', who resolved their WillTheyOrWontThey late in the show's second season and spent the next eight years playing out this trope (Ross even married another woman along the way, as well as marrying and divorcing Rachel at one point).
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