Daytime Mystery Soaps - My Favorites

Often these soaps had mystery stories, whodunit stories, dramedy, suspense, secrets exploding.
In mine and my families and few friends opinion they are the ultimate tv has ever put out.

Bold and Beautiful is not in this list because sadley it rarely ever had a mystery story, but you will find it under my Dramedy Serial List.
View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
Guiding Light (1952 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family... (60 mins.)
 
2.
The Edge of Night (1956 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the fictional city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes... (30 mins.)
 
3.
As the World Turns (1956 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants. (60 mins.)
 
4.
The Doctors (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Dr. Matt Powers is head of Hope Memorial Hospital in the town of Madison, concerning himself with the staff and patients with their attending dramas... (30 mins.)
 
5.
Another World (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The continuing story of life in the Midwestern town of Bay City, and the love, loss, trials, and triumph of its residents... (90 mins.)
 
6.
Days of Our Lives (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A chronicle of the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem. (60 mins.)
 
7.
Dark Shadows (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences. (30 mins.)
 
8.
All My Children (1970 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Set in the fictional East Coast suburb Pine Valley, All My Children is the decades-old, risk-taking soap that centers around Erica Kane and her long line of husbands. (60 mins.)
 
9.
The Young and the Restless (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Set in Genoa City, Y&R is the long-running soap that tells the story of the struggle behind the business- and sex-savvy Abbott and Newman clans. (60 mins.)
 
10.
Ryan's Hope (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Set in Riverside on the upper West Side of Manhattan, Ryan's Hope centered mostly on the working class Ryans... (30 mins.)
 
11.
Texas (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Daytime Drama, spun off from "Another World," which followed Iris Carrington from Bay City as she rediscovered Alex Wheeler... (60 mins.)
 
12.
Capitol (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
This daytime serial dramatized the power struggles and personal machinations between two feuding political... (30 mins.)
 
13.
Loving (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
"Loving" takes place in the fictional town of Corinth, PA, centering around the lives of the wealthy Alden family... (30 mins.)
 
14.
Santa Barbara (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
In Santa Barbara, California, the fascinating and tumultuous life of the rich Capwells around who gravitate other families... (45 mins.)
 
15.
Generations (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Soap opera about two families, one black and one white. (30 mins.)
 
16.
The City (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
"The City" picks up where "Loving" left off. After a rash of serial killings, several of Corinth, Pennsylvania's... (30 mins.)
 
17.
Sunset Beach (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Having discovered her fianc Tim Truman kissing another woman, Meg Cummings leaves her home in Kansas... (60 mins.)
 
18.
Passions (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In the world of power and money, the wealthy and powerful Crane family rule the town of Harmony from their mansion on Raven Hill... (60 mins.)
 
19.
General Hospital: Night Shift (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Hey! Lando Calrissian from Star Wars is in this! How bad can it be? (60 mins.)
 
20.
Port Charles (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Spin-off of "General Hospital" focusing on the professional and personal lives of the first year interns at Port Charles' General Hospital... (30 mins.)
 
21.
General Hospital (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld. (60 mins.)
 
22.
One Life to Live (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
One Life to Live premiered in 1968, centering on the lives of the citizens of the fictional town of Llanview... (60 mins.)
 
23.
Search for Tomorrow (1951 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(30 mins.)