What is / was your favourite soap opera and why?

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  1. MelChi profile image78
    MelChiposted 6 years ago

    I don't watch soapies anymore, I might catch a few minutes of "Days of our Lives" when seeing what else is on though - just to see if the whole Bo, Hope, Billie love triangle is still happening.  More than a decade ago, I was completely hooked on "Santa Barbara" and "Loving".

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Coronation Street, it's older than me and is filmed and about characters from my hometown.

      1. MelChi profile image78
        MelChiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I've never heard of that soapie, but it must be interesting if it's filmed about people living in your hometown..

    2. nmdonders profile image84
      nmdondersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I used to watch Days of Our Lives.  I remember back in the day when the Hope, Billie, Bo love triangle was going on.  I didn't know they brought that back up.  I stopped watching it after the Princess Gina, Father John thing about 10 or so years ago.  Last couple of times I checked it seemed really different.  I saw Will grown up and last I remember he was a baby.

      1. MelChi profile image78
        MelChiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        That's about the time I was really into Days as well.  I think I actually stopped watching because of all the drama with Sami....it got very old. I happened to catch a few minutes the other day and noticed that Hope apparently has a 4-5 year old daughter. I've missed a lot, lol. It was good fun back in the day though.

  2. Johan Smulders profile image82
    Johan Smuldersposted 6 years ago

    No time to watch soaps. Obviously some enjoy them but I cannot understand why. Rather spend time on the hub pages!

    1. MelChi profile image78
      MelChiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Lol! Yip, me too. I used to enjoy them though...but that was years ago..

  3. ThriftyBoomer profile image61
    ThriftyBoomerposted 6 years ago

    I grew up in the 1950s with my grandmother watching As the World Turns every afternoon. Her housework and shopping were always done before it started at 1:30 pm.

    1. MelChi profile image78
      MelChiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's a great reward for after doing the housework and shopping!

  4. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    I watch Korean "telenovelas" made into movies at Netflix

    1. MelChi profile image78
      MelChiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've never heard of that, don't think it was brought to SA..

  5. tirelesstraveler profile image77
    tirelesstravelerposted 6 years ago

    Nothing like General Hospital and Dark Shadows.  They were back to back when I was in junior high.  Watched General Hospital in College.  The last time I watched a soap, I thought I had tuned onto a porno sight then got out fast. Looked at the listing and it was indeed a soap opera.

    1. MelChi profile image78
      MelChiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Never seen GH, but have heard that it was a good show. It's true - there are a lot of soapies like that. I remember people complaining about Loving saying that the characters are always either in bed or in the hospital!

  6. T4an profile image73
    T4anposted 6 years ago

    I have watched most of my life.  Watching them with my Mom as a child and then continued.  I used to watch almost all of them and then just watched The Young and Restless for over 30 years. I started to watch Coronation Street about 5 years ago and haven't looked back. I finally had the nerve to stop watching the Y & R.  The writing is horrible, or they think we are just idiots to accept the storylines that they repeat year after year.  I think Victor has been married 12 times, almost every wedding someone gets shot and don't forget the miracle plastic surgery makeovers which allows evil women to come back as as a well liked character and destroy lives. Ridiculous.  Coronation Street is superior to any American soap.  It is realistic, dramatic and funny at the same time.  The characters are not perfectly made up, or wearing the most expensive clothes.  98% of them are working class citizens and when they are outside, they are really outside.  No fake sets there.

  7. MelChi profile image78
    MelChiposted 6 years ago

    I've never watched the Y & R but it sounds a lot like Days of our Lives! You're the second person who has mentioned Coronation Street - I will definitely keep a look out for it.  I used to be very much into The Bold and the Beautiful and watched this with my Mom, but eventually it became a bit tiresome watching Ridge try and choose yet again between Taylor and Brooke.

    1. T4an profile image73
      T4anposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I used to watch Days but stopped when Marlena became obsessed with the devil.  You should try Coronation Street.  Here is one of the latest episodes.  We are about 6 weeks behind the UK.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwDI_RBIAto

  8. MelChi profile image78
    MelChiposted 6 years ago

    Looks like an awesome soap to start watching - I think I'll see if we can get some more of the episodes, thanks! smile

  9. profile image54
    gautams1posted 6 years ago

    Young and the Restless. Because it was my mom's favorite soap opera. So, we always had it on during the day time when I was growing up. Then my mom stated watching the Bold and the Beautiful. So, we started watching the Bold and the Beautiful. I do love the story lines and I always wanted to se what happens next. I do have to admit that it has been over 20 years since I have seen a soap opera.

 
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