I Don't Watch Soap Opera's

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    Does Anything Actually Happen On Soap Operas?

    So I will confess right now that when I was a freshman in high school I watched General Hospital (that was the Luke and Laura one right? anyone?) for at least three of four months religiously.  You see this guy that I really, really, really, really liked watched General...
    TKD1 TKD1
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2013

    I Hate Soap Opera's

    They're so stupid, long, and annoying. I cannot stand them. And the one I hate the most is Days Of Our Lives. That is so annoying. Too much drama, so boring, etc. Probably just a great way to fall asleep.
    trueheartis2cool trueheartis2cool
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2011


    They all have the same storylines that cycle around- unrequited love; adultery; problems at conceiving or to easy to conceive at an early age; who is the father; and occasionally some debt related issue. My mother was obsessed with them and used to place her life on hold as do...
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    2 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    However, My Grandfather And Uncles Do!

    During a cookout I walk up to my Grandfather and my Uncles who talking about these people and these crazy situations they were in. And you know Im standing there, "ear-hustling" and one of them say's "well - you know he's really her long lost brother" and the other one is like...
    SukYoung SukYoung
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2012

    Most Soap Opera's I Don't Watch!

    I don't find most soap operas interesting. Except for one, which is the Young and the Restless. I love the show, although I find that, as most soap operas do, they undermind your intelligence, with a lot of the writing. But I get angry, stop watching for a period of time, then...
    xxxo222 xxxo222
    46-50, F
    Aug 26, 2012

    Mexican Soap Operas

    They dominate prime time in both networks, Televisa and TV Azteca.They are very formula driven. A few examples: 99.9% of them end in a church wedding and the audience's curiosity is to see what the bride is going to wear. The suspense is to see which suitor the heroine is going...
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    1 Response Jan 21, 2008

    Peering Into Imiginary Lives Of Others

       I hate them. Probably because my older sister boasts she cant miss an episode of Coronation st. ever, and shes a drydrunk dingbat.
    lafsnack lafsnack
    51-55, M
    Jun 19, 2012

    Drama, Drama, Drama

    Real life has enough drama for each of us.  The idea of watching more drama on a soap opera each day just does not appeal to me.  I do my best each day to get drama out of my life and so the last thing I want to do is join the drama of a soap each day. I know people...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 4, 2009

    I Think They're Boring.

    I've seen so many women ( and some men ) get so into these. I think they are boring. Not to mention the poor acting. It almost is a joke. I would rather see  a real fight or someone getting killed. Or maybe a good laugh. American pie movies and Harold and kumar are always good...
    Tara277 Tara277
    31-35, F
    May 30, 2012

    It Seems Pointless...

    I mean you can watch episode and not watch it for another year and still know what's going on...  when I was younger my grandma would watch Days of Our Lives and I'd have to watch it b/c there was NO WAY she was missing it... so as I read my books she'd be watching DoOL... I...
    phidget phidget
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2008

    General Hospital

    Years and years ago,while married to my 2nd wife,I realized how deeply a person could become intwined in a soap opera.I had a best friend name Jimmy Who had a sister name Heather who often hung out with all of Us.In the mean time My wife had a best friend name of Dian.All of us...
    The1960texan The1960texan
    51-55, M
    Sep 29, 2012

    I Dont Have To Watch Soap Opera..

    because my life's already a soap opera.
    nralbano nralbano
    22-25, M
    Jun 12, 2011


    I was watching the bold and the beautiful on saturday (for some dumb, bored, curious and suicidal reason), after not having seen it in years, and i couldnt believe that brooke was still crying over that dork ridge!!! Why is this crap always so redundant and never-ending?? She was...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi
    31-35, F
    Aug 30, 2010

    Sometimes Tacky

    Sometimes soaps r boring and the longer the messier they get
    Deeyor Deeyor
    26-30, F
    Apr 11, 2012

    Too Realistic

    I think they are too realistic. They talk about real life and I kinda watch tv to get out of real life. I prefer cartoons and movies.
    Qeenofsolitude Qeenofsolitude
    Apr 5, 2012

    My Soap Filled Christmas Hell

    It’s hard being the only person in a family of soap opera addicts who doesn’t get the fascination or allure of inflicting the agony of what was the prelude to reality TV on themselves. Does that make me the black sheep of the family? No it makes me the poor soul who has to...
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    3 Responses Dec 9, 2011

    Not Anymore

    I used to watch All My Children and General Hospital when I was in college. A friend got me hooked. I tried to follow the stories once I started working then it got to be too much so I gave them up. A few years ago I happened to watch some of All My Children when I was waiting...
    Morgause Morgause
    41-45, F
    Apr 15, 2011

    Years Ago

    When I was little my grandmother wouldn't miss them. She had a few favorites including "the young and the restless" and "as the world turns" and whatever else came on that channel. I watched with her all summer and can still see some of the scenes playing out...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2008

    Not Anymore...

    I have a job...who has time for the soaps???
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    Dec 20, 2007

    Not Interested....

    The daytime soap opera are very boring and sometimes hard to follow, especially if you're not a regular viewer. I just don't like the drama involved. I'm not into that. I used to watch soap opera like Baywatch and Beverly Hills 90210. But I was young then. I'm just not...
    noaht43 noaht43
    46-50, T
    Oct 18, 2012

    Never ever. Why watch stuff like

    that when there are good TV series you could watch instead (or waste time on the internet... *sigh*)?
    Paulette90 Paulette90
    26-30, F
    Oct 6, 2015

    I Was Forced To Watch Them!

    When I was a kid my mom took us over to the next door neighbor to babysit us because she went to work a lot. The one thing I hate was when she would make us watch Days of our Lives, All my Children, and General Hospital. Through the whole three hours of torture I was wanting...
    PureEvil PureEvil
    18-21, F
    Dec 27, 2011

    I Grew Up With Them

    My Mother was a huge watcher of daytime soaps. I never did get into it, but for a short while, I watched days of our lives with a girl I was dating. I never watched it again after we broke up though.
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    1 Response Nov 30, 2010

    Our Own Comedy Show

    Actually I have watched soap operas. My friend and i got so bored one afternoon and the only thing she could get on her tv were soaps. So we turned the volume on and made up our own words. Seems infantile and I suppose it is, but man alive, I don't think we ever laughed so hard...
    WakgUp WakgUp
    31-35, F
    Jan 27, 2012

    I've Never Watched One

    They seem so horrible cheesy. I do admit I love randomly going around during a get together after some drinks to dramatically say "Que...hora...es?!" True story.
    fortysixandtwo fortysixandtwo
    22-25, F
    May 23, 2012

    Waste Of Time

    I hate soap operas. I stopped watching them when I was like 19 I never wanted to see them again. If I be out at a doctor’s office or place If the soaps are on the TV it offends me I don’t want anyone to see me even in a room showing soaps. They are meaningless to me I rather...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy
    41-45, F
    Oct 16, 2011


    The Bold and the beautifull is my favorite! It never ends, and its like geroine to people that wacht it, once u get hooked up that's you, that tapeworm just gets bigger and bigger. Funny this is how we call soap operas in poland(where i come from) tapeworms, see the allegory?:P
    obIivion obIivion
    22-25, M
    Apr 16, 2011

    NO Way

    Soaps are just not my thing.  I used to watch Days of Our Lives a while back but I got bored with it.  I hate soaps.    
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 14, 2008

    Never Been That Bored Myself.

    I remember my mother watching these thing's when I was a kid. She would never miss an episode scared she would miss somthing. To listen to her you would think they were real and these people really existed. Soap opera's are for people that cant find somthing better to do with...
    Robert1256 Robert1256
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2012

    Soap Opera's

    Soap opera's,A waste of time,Nothing's real,True to life,Far better,Go out,Experience life.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Jan 17, 2012

    No Thanks

    I avoid all soap operas, they seem so gloomy and depressing with far too much melodrama and contrivance. It's voyeurism, watching other people live their usually dramatic lives and live through a secondhand experience. No thanks.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2010

    Reality Check

    This is so cute! Who needs to watch soap operas on tv when you have Yahoo's News to entertain with all the soap suds. Next on Young And The Restless, Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend run into her ex-boyfriends proving Disney right that is indeed a small world. Coming up next on...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    Jan 15, 2013

    I Raise The Bar

    Soaps not for me anymore. I used to watch it. Before EP. Living in the desert with no one to talk to then gave me no choice. I watched a few episodes of: The Timid and The Ugly. Also known as The Bold and The Beautiful. LOL I'm sorry. I did say I had no choice;0) I don't...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright
    4 Responses Mar 14, 2012

    I Don't Know Why, But I Hate Soaps!

    The only ones I will even look at are the Mexican soaps. They are just too funny! Overly dramatic, that's why & of coarse I can't understand a freaking thing they're saying. Plus they make fun of them on E!
    PrettyPixie PrettyPixie
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2008

    Soap Opera's

    These are such a waste of time. Just look around at what is going on in life, same thing.  
    HospitalCorpsman HospitalCorpsman
    36-40, M
    Sep 11, 2008

    Everything Has Turned Into A Soap Opera

    When I was a kid soap operas were for housewives to watch in the afternoon after the house cleaning and before the kids got home from school. I would see a bit of one now and again, but couldn’t watch for more than a few minutes—too serious and dark, and distinctly adult...
    Southpaugh Southpaugh
    Apr 6, 2012

    I Hit 100 Experiences By Telling You That I Dont Watch Soaps!

    My roomate has been watching Dallas ... old seasons on dvd!!! cracks me up sometimes I happen to be in the room, I don't quite understand how I could possibly get hooked on that one. The clothing from the 80's is hillarious!
    browneyedgirl23 browneyedgirl23
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2008

    Young Lad Beaten To Death With Plastic Fly Swat By Ma Baker.

    That is how i imagined the headlines would read. Ma Baker was my mum, or at least that's what i personally named her. We clashed like crazy and she so irritated me by her ways. We would scrap with each other in that non touch mother son way. The cutting words aimed back and forth...
    lafsnack lafsnack
    51-55, M
    Dec 3, 2012

    No Way

       I can't stand them. They always seem to be the same. Unfortunately, some of the evening shows I get hooked, turn into them.
    Percheron Percheron
    41-45, M
    May 6, 2008


    I cannot stand soap opera's they are boring. Way too dramatic lol . I remember I was nine and I was flipping through the channels and one of the characters suppossedly had a baby but the baby was a plastic doll lol it was hilarious because it looked so unprofessional.
    nayhas nayhas
    13-15, F
    Dec 19, 2012

    Soap Opera? I Say Nah. No.

    YES. Yes, I don't watch soap opera's. It's not my kind of thing, simple as that. I'd rather spend my time helping my mom in the kitchen or help our neighbor in gardening XD
    knoel knoel
    18-21, M
    Aug 23, 2011

    I Used To

    but now I don't have time. Too many other things to do. :(
    Sasha4Buck Sasha4Buck
    41-45, F
    Mar 17, 2011

    But Not Because I Look Down On Them

    I don't watch soap operas anymore because they bore me.  I used to like them, and to an extent, I wish I could still get "into" the story lines. Unfortunately, I think I've grown out of them.  Oh, by the by: the title of this group is misspelled. ...
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    1 Response Dec 21, 2007


    The only time I watch any Soap Opera's is with my mom when I come to visit. I keep annoying her about that show, teasing and mocking...its funny and fun about it.
    Cupcake2 Cupcake2
    22-25, M
    2 Responses May 29, 2011

    I Don't Need To!

    As anyone who knows me agrees that what has been going on in my own life has been like a blooming soap opera!!!
    lostbird lostbird
    51-55, F
    13 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    Not My Thing

    I used to glance at them as my ex girlfriend liked watching them but not my cup of tea at all. They all seem to be the same sometimes I found myself getting mixed up between them. And most of the time all you see is gloom and doom not much happy moments to be found.
    gelroller gelroller
    46-50, M
    Jul 16, 2012

    Not Now

    I use to watch some soaps. I got bore with them. The story line is in a forever rotation with nothing new added. Yet at the same time I found myself scheduling my life around their airing time. I don't want anything to control me to the point that it dictates my schedule like...
    ColorMeReal ColorMeReal
    41-45, F
    Mar 28, 2008

    Not Appealing

    I just feel they tend to repeat story lines and just generally don't appeal to me at all. I get really fidgety if nothing exiting happens every 5 minutes. I watched an entire soap once ( well, was made to) and they mostly just sat around talking. I couldn't bear it at all.
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Jan 8, 2008

    Neither Do I

    have you ever notice  the dissfuncional  people in these shows are all well healed  if these people are so screwed how in hell do they manage to make so much money,same goes for reality shows how stupid do the producers of these shows think viewers are 
    bloke bloke
    56-60, M
    1 Response Dec 20, 2007
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