The bad girl has been a soap opera staple since Julie Horton shoplifted from Bartlett's Department Store in 1966. It's fun to watch people scheme and backstab and do vicious things, but it's important that the people in question have some motivation for being the way that they are (popular reasons include parental neglect, loving a man involved with another woman, multiple personalities; etc.)
Along the way, the girls got badder and badder and their motivation became murkier and murkier. Two young characters currently feeling the wrath of viewers across America are Maxie Jones on General Hospital and Chelsea Benson Brady on Days Of Our Lives. They're both bad and have multiple crimes under their belt, including drug dealing and vehicular homicide, and yet...they aren't fun to watch. But the question is: which one is worse?
I will outline my opinions using the very professional plus and minus form of critiquing.
I firmly feel that the inability to rid the world of Michael Corinthos once and for all lost this contest for Maxie. So congratulations stillborn (EXCEPT NOT!) Chelsea, for only being the second most horrible character in soaps!
- Promising Ingénue