do you watch soap operas?

@djmarion (4905)
Philippines
January 16, 2008 4:54am CST
at home during freetime or leisure time with your family, what do you like to watch? do you prefer movies or watch soap operas?
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@kazey901 (175)
• United States
16 Jan 08
I hate soap operas, I have wrestling to cover that for me :D. I like watching lifetime movies or some simples shows like reba or still standing is what me and my hubby watch.
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@djmarion (4905)
• Philippines
23 Jan 08
like you i also dont like soap operas, there are more of exaggerated dramas of life. i like action movies instead.
@luvstochat (6916)
• United States
16 Jan 08
I only watch one soap opera and that is Days of Our Lives I like to watch shows like House and ER and I do like some reality shows like The Apprentice and American Idol. I like to watch movies there are several movies that I want to see I really want to see The Game Plan with Dewayne the Rock Johnson.
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@shymurl (2769)
• United States
16 Jan 08
I use to watch soap operas. But it has been so long that when I try to watch them I get lost in the different plots. I work on the weekends and have alot of stuff recording on tivo. so during the week I try to catch up on my tivo. If i'm caught up on that i'll usually put in a movie.
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• Philippines
19 Jan 08
When I used to live with my family (when I was younger), I watched soap operas because the ladies at home watch them. Actually, once I get interested in the storyline, it makes me wonder what would happen next especially if the story line is fast paced. I remember when I was younger, some soap operas here in the Philippines would last for years. Thankfully, now, the story ends within a few months.
• Philippines
19 Jan 08
Now that I live on my own, I prefer to go online on my freetime. :)
@jaded22 (828)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
I do watch soap operas at times but most of the time I feel that these soap operas are exaggerations of reality. xD I watch it but not so much. :P
@MissyK (52)
• United States
14 Aug 08
Of course, I do. I've been a fan for years. I used to tape on my VCR or watch reruns on SOAPNET if I couldn't catch it during the day. The quality of the writing has gone down considerably since I first started watching though, so now I just download or watch streaming clips online of certain characters and couples I've loved through the years. I like watching movies, too. It just depends on what mood I'm on. Movies can satisfy me in one way that soaps cannot, and vice versa. Movies are, obviously, shorter than soap operas. I can watch for one or two hours and know at the end that the story will be over (unless it's part of a trilogy). Soap operas, however, are never ending. One thing that soap operas provide, that I can't get from movies or prime-time shows, is a continuation of family lineage. Where else can you see a character grow up before your very eyes and years later see said character's children and grandchildren having their own drama-filled stories? With family, I often just watch movies. It's shorter and more convenient. My sister watches some soap operas as well, but we just catch up with them on our own individual spare time.
• United States
18 Feb 08
I'll watch them when I have nothing else to watch. I use them sometimes as inspiration for my own stories whenever I'm in a writing mood.
@fadilah8 (207)
• Malaysia
4 Feb 08
not like..but i watch it when i watch it..u know when i sit in front of tv..nothing to do,if they being aired so i'll just watch it.. but one soap opera that keep me watching is RUBI...all the actors are playing their character very well...
@andak2007 (3230)
• Philippines
19 Jan 08
I usually don't watch soap operas because i find it boring in the long run, then comes down to just one ending...but now im really liking this particular seni-serye because it only lasts for 3weeks and the pace of the story is very fast.."Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara". Thats about it, after that i turn on to Lifestyle Network.
• India
18 Jan 08
I would prefer watching a very good movie but if I don't find a good flick, I will not mind watching soap operas. I do follow few of them.
• Philippines
18 Jan 08
Honestly, I do not watch local soap operas (I am from the Philippines). I find them very boring because their plots are very predictable. Besides, you see the same faces over and over. Just like the others who have responded to this discussion, I also like Days of Our Lives. I used to watch General Hospital when I was younger. I also watch Sunset Beach when I was in college.
@ANSHAIL (58)
• India
18 Jan 08
at home during freetime to watch television or movie.
• United States
16 Jan 08
I rarely watch soap operas, but not the ones here from the U.S - I seldom watch ABS-CBN TFC (The Filipino Channel) which is highly known and popular in the Philippines which has all sorts of filipino soap operas and by far they are the best to watch - and believe me they do put people into tears. I watch "Maging Sino Ka Man", "Pangarap Na Bituin", "Maalala Mo Kaya", "Bituing Walang Ningning" - it is quality, shows like this keeps you watching them and for the next to come. But I prefer movies of all types - comedy, horror, drama, mafioso movies, based on the true story movies and the like. I keep up to date with the new and latest movies that are upcoming. Also what new released DVDs have already debut in stores.
@Melody1 (968)
• India
16 Jan 08
I prefer movies anytime to soaps.
• United States
16 Jan 08
I only watch one soap opera and that is All My Children. other shows i enjoy watching are Wife Swap, Supernanny, House, and Extreme Makeover Home Edition. I watch the soap opera by myself. The other shows my b/y will watch with me some. If the whole family watches something it is usually cartoons or a family movie we all will watch.
@youless (84923)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Jan 08
I like watching soap operas. It is a very relaxing TV program and you can have a rest for your mind. Most soap operas are very funny and I do enjoy it. Besides it won't spend you a long time watching it. Usually it takes about half an hour watching it.
@honeylore23 (1086)
• United States
16 Jan 08
hello djmarion, every night, during weekends we (the whole family) use to watch soap opera, it has become our habit. We tune in our TV in local channel and watch the 4 consecutive soap operas. After that, we go to bed together.
• United States
16 Jan 08
If its just me i will watch the soaps but if my family is home with me we will usally put in a movie that we all can watch.