are you addicted to soap operas?

Philippines
September 17, 2007 8:07pm CST
are you addicted to soap operas? i know of people who watch TV from morning till they retire at night. the soaps could be korean, chinese, filipino, latin or american. but as long as their soaps, they are glued. i am not much into soaps or TV for that matter because I am working and i think that it is a waste of time watching, but for some they say that it is a respite from everyday or real life. the soaps make them cry, feel in love, or angry with the characters. they also forget their own problems because they only talk about the problems of the characters of the soaps. how about you? are you also into soap operas?
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
18 Sep 07
I've watched Days of Our Lives for about 20 years. There were a few years in the middle there where I stopped watching because I was studying. I tape it every day while I'm at work and I watch it with my husband while we eat dinner. Yes, it's my way of unwinding and it's so unrealistic that my mind is able to just relax for a bit. I remember when my kids were little they'd watch it with me. A few months ago my oldest son - now 24 - saw it was on and remembered most of the story line for a certain charachter eons ago.
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• Philippines
18 Sep 07
oh my gosh! Days of our Lives had been on for that long??? I didn't know. No wonder it doesn't seem to end while I was in Singapore! I stayed there for 3 months and there seems to be no conclusion. Is Deidre Hall part of the original cast? Gee.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Oh, it's been on way longer than that! They just had some huge anniversary show a while back - 40 or 50 years or something??? I don't think Deidre Hall is "original" although I'm pretty sure she's the only one that has played Marlena... The only person I know of that's been on the whole time is Alice Horton, although I'm sure her children are originals also - Doug and Mickey come to mind.
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• Philippines
19 Sep 07
what? they had been on that long? how many plots had they been created? my gosh! how could they have kept it that long and that interesting? hahaha now i am intrigued.
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@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
18 Sep 07
i watch some soaps but only really only at a night time ones. some times i might sit down through the day and watch some but usually later of an afternoon but thats rarely happens.
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• Philippines
19 Sep 07
hi meljess? are you working or just staying at home? am just curious, what happens if you sit down all day watching TV? i mean, all the world is passing by, but what happens to your household chores? just asking. thanks!
• Australia
19 Sep 07
i work a few days a week, and i couldnt sit down all day to to watc TV... my chores are always done before i sit down to relax
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• Philippines
19 Sep 07
hey that is so cool! are you in the united states? that is what's nice in your country. you can work just a few days a week and you can already earn enough for your needs and even for some extra. and you can your TV time as well! what do you do for a living?
18 Sep 07
I'm into soap operas like the mexican telenovelas. They are relly interesting and addicting. There was this particular one almost everyone in my country used to watch, cuz everyone always waited till 9 o'clock to watch it. You could gogle it and see for yourself the reason people find themselves glued to the TV- It's Cuando seas mia (When you are mine)
• Philippines
18 Sep 07
hi! from what country are you? our countrymen really like latin telenovelas here in the philippines. i'm just not sure if they are mexican, such as those starred by Thalia...then we have the Colombian one, betty la Fea, which has run 3 times already! :-)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
haha that's the problem with soaps. people get so hooked but when there is a problem with the network, they just take it out, move it to a new timeslot, etc. and then the viewers are just kept hanging. in the philippines, when a show doesn't rate, they try to kill certain characters and introduce new ones, and if the show still doesn't rate, it gets a tragic story ending and eventually the show is canned. hehehe
19 Sep 07
Yeah it's really funny. One of my sis friends says they kill characters because they can't pay their money or when they start rebelling with the drector. LOL. But they are still worth waching if you get the complete video. I think you order it. My mum had one then 'Marimar' it was like up to part 12 just because it was a soap opera.
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@archer1811 (1099)
• Philippines
18 Sep 07
I dont love watching soap operas, because I am busy. I go to work everyday and i came home at night so I dont have a time for watching tv's. I am spending my free time for my son, even in weekend that i dont have to go to work. What i love to watch is a cartoons or children shows, and some game shows but for soap operas i dont want to waste my time for it.
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• Philippines
18 Sep 07
you are so right. soaps are for those who have nothing to do all day. but if you have a career and a family to take care of, soaps would be the last thing on your mind. i don't have a family yet, but my work takes so much of time. :-)
@bizmom (515)
• United States
18 Sep 07
I use to watch them with my mother whenever i was home sick - and unfort that was alot! i have Asthma BAD!! :( so i sort of got hooked - then when Rick Sprigfield was on ( those from the 80s will know who i mean) lol lol but then when he left i was bored! :( now NEVER watch to busy as well! i just cant get myself into all that *fake* romance stuff anymore lol lol sorry just cant do it!! lol lol
@meaculpa (339)
• Philippines
18 Sep 07
I do not have the time to watch soap operas. I would rather watch with my kids like cartoons, disney channel, news,etc.
@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
Soap opera, good thing I am not, I do not even have a TV set where I live atthe moment. it's better to spend my time here at my lot lol
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• Philippines
22 Sep 07
hahaha that's right perry. and where you will earn, too. soap operas just strain our eyes and don't pay us. haha they also use up energy. haha
@meholl (510)
• United States
18 Sep 07
I love watching 2 soap operas, but I won't be upset if I miss it for a month or two. Like right now, we haven't added cable to our bills, and we have been in this house for almost 2 months. Once a week I catch up with what has happened online. I enjoy the characters more than the story line anyways.
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• Canada
18 Sep 07
I used to faithfully watch all the abc soaps. Now I'm down to just General Hospital. I've watched that probably since I was in grade school. The soap that I really like and watch faithfully is the British Soap, Coronation Street. The people are a little bit crazy, but more real than American soap operas, which are glamorous, unlike real life! lol
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• Philippines
18 Sep 07
hey cool! hahaha I think I've heard of General Hospital, but I am not familiar with Coronation Street. hehehe Though when i was in singapore a few years back, i did watch Days of our Lives. It's cheeky but it got me hooked as I was alone in the apartment and had no one to talk to. hahaha
@gesell03 (173)
• Philippines
18 Sep 07
tv shows evoke emotions that you normally dont have in your life, or things you wish you could have, im not addicted to soap operas but i do watch koreanovelas sometimes because they make me laugh, or the men there are extremely sweeet and lovable, the kind that you really dont see in real life. although i must admit i hate to watch some soap operas that have the same stories and predictable endings. like the girl is poor and the man is rich and when they get married its already a happy ending, i usually like stories that could make you laugh and then show that men and women are equal, filipino telenovelas seriously need to stop producing stories that repeat the same theme over and over again, they need to come up with real stories, not just actors who are elite, rich and then its like a cinderella story everytime, this telenovelas seriously need to teach the people to face reality and actually be productive in life.
@meholl (510)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Passions and Days of Our Lives. But some of the story lines are getting so old and corny that I really don't miss them that much. And on the internet, it seems that they tell about the interesting parts of the shows
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• Philippines
22 Sep 07
hahaha hi mel! so you would rather just read the storyline on the internet rather than watch them? well if you really come to think of it, that saves time. and you can check the internet at your comfortable time. you don't have to really follow the airing hours and then feel bad that you have missed an episode. hahaha imagine how these soaps affect us, no?
@pillusch (1149)
• Mexico
18 Sep 07
Well, not really, but I can understand how people can get 'hooked' to them. In England, for example, there is a particular soap opera, 'Coronation Street´, that has been going on for over 30 years! And I remember, back in the eighties when living in England, I jut watched what I supposed was a movie. It turned out to be the first installment of an australian soap opera, I forgot the title. But can you imagine, I watched all the other parts, because I wanted to know how it ended?
@ggaaiill (196)
• Philippines
18 Sep 07
Yes I am also addicted to soap operas. Specially when the situation it somewhat similar to my life. You can also learn alot from soap operas. You get idea's on how to handle things.