Soap Operas are no longer fun

@millie02 (6906)
United Kingdom
May 19, 2016 4:45am CST
I have always enjoyed watching soap operas because they were good entertainment when there was nothing better on TV. But these days, all the soap operas ( Eastenders, Emmerdale, Coronation Street etc) all seem to be very depressing. The storylines are all similar and several subjects get often repeated in all the programmes. I am seriously thinking about giving up watching the shows and doing something more interesting instead in the evenings.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
19 May 16
In my opinion soap operas are the most pointless form of entertainment ever conceived.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
20 May 16
I am starting to think this too, even after watching them for many years.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
20 May 16
@millie02 I used to watch Coronation Street and even began with the very first episode, but this was way back when I lived with my parents. My mother always watched the show, so naturally I watched since I was sat in the same room.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
20 May 16
@Asylum I remember when it was only on once a week, 7.30 on a Wednesday evening.
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@Tigerz (78)
• Greensboro, North Carolina
19 May 16
GASP dramatic stare
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
19 May 16
This is a strange comment,what does it mean?
@Tigerz (78)
• Greensboro, North Carolina
19 May 16
@millie02 lol it the soup opera stereo type
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
19 May 16
@Tigerz Oh yes, I see what you mean now.
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@JohnRoberts (61074)
• Los Angeles, California
19 May 16
At least you in the UK still have your soaps. There are just 4 left in the US and they canceled the ones I watched.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
20 May 16
We still have several, but I only watch one nowadays.
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@JohnRoberts (61074)
• Los Angeles, California
20 May 16
@millie02 I wish some of yours would play over. Hulu did have Eastenders.
@marlina (76486)
• Canada
19 May 16
I find watching those soap operas a total waste of time.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
19 May 16
I am starting to think this too.
@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
19 May 16
I've never watched soap operas. They weren't really my thing.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
20 May 16
I don't think you have missed much.
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@Lolaze (3164)
• United States
19 May 16
I could never get into soap operas. There was even a time in my early 20's when I was stuck watching them in the hospital when my mom was ill and still just couldn't get caught up in the plots.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
19 May 16
Perhaps they hold bad memories for you.
@nomus24g (24361)
• India
19 May 16
Soaps are known to stretch beyond their limit..hence becomes boring after a point of time
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
19 May 16
They do get boring after a time.
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