YMMV / Soap

  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Chuck and Bob. Originally, the writers intended for Chuck to be Peter's murderer. But as season one progressed, Chuck and Bob became so popular the producers realized they couldn't write them off the show, so they changed the identity of the murderer to Chester.
  • Informed Attractiveness: While Jessica Tate was by no means difficult on the eyes (and her personality and red hair certainly didn't hurt), the way the show set her up as being simply irresistible to virtually any man who crossed her path was a little over the top.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • Quite a bit of the cast, especially Billy Crystal (and for those of us that are old enough, Robert Urich).
    • Robert Englund as a member of the Sunnies cult only slightly less sadistic than Freddy Krueger.
    • Jack Gilford as Saul. Yes...THAT Saul.
    • Howard Hesseman and Gordon Jump sharing a scene a year before they'd become WKRP in Cincinnati's Dr Johnny Fever and Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson.
    • Himmel, the German detective Ingrid hires to find out who murdered Peter was played by William Daniels.
    • Jodie's hospital room mate from season one was one of the inmates from Patch Adams.
    • The announcer was Rod Roddy, who later did several game shows including The Price Is Right and Press Your Luck.
    • Stu Silver wrote 47 episodes. Silver is best known as creator and executive producer of Webster.
    • Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon wrote 12 episodes. Both are best known for creating Mama's Family and The Facts of Life.
    • Danny Jacobson wrote seven episodes. Jacobson is best known as co-creator and executive producer of Mad About You.
  • The Scrappy: It's pretty easy to see why Carol is so hated by the fandom. It's made even worse by the fact that women like her are, obviously, Truth in Television.
    • El Puerco doesn't have a lot of fans, either, given his unpopular storyline and how many feel he made the show Jump the Shark.
  • The Woobie: Jodie, oh so much.
    • Jessica many times, but especially after she was convicted of Peter's murder and when she thought Chester was dead.
    • Mary.