Our list starts out with the hit soap opera Another World (1964-1999). Taking place in the midwestern town of "Bay City", this daytime exclusive has all the characteristics of the classic soap opera: Love, heartbreak, triumph, etc. The show revolves around several families including the Matthews, Cory, Frame, Winthrop, Love, Hudson, Harrison, and Burrell family.
This classic soap opera All My Children (1970-2011) launched a number of careers during its 40 year lifespan. The story is set in the fictional suburb Pine Valley and revolves around the main character "Erica Kane" as well as her long list of husbands.