Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Soap Operas

Yes, I had a stage during my early teens when I watched soap operas. Now, though, I can't stand to be in the same room when a soap opera is on tv. Besides having totally unbelievable storylines, and too many people trying too hard to be "beautiful", I can't abide by the constant shrill tone that eminates from them. Soap operas are "all crisis, all the time." I've had too many years of therapy to purposly subject myself to that. I can't imagine why anyone would want to.


Moneybags said...

I hate soap operas but was forced to watch a Spanish one today called "Mujer de Madera", which translates to "The Wooden Woman". It was just as bad as regularly soap operas, in my opinion.

4HisChurch said...

The few times I have access to cable TV, I've surfed through some Spanish soap operas. I don't know any Spanish, so I can't tell what is going on, but you can tell that it is a soap opera nevertheless!

Joe said...

Here Here! You got that right!

Saint Peter's helpers said...

I think we've all had that stage in our life when we were hooked to soaps. I guess when the soul grows and matures, it loses interest in banal things.

What's worse is that we now have two extremes of TV melodrama:soaps and reality TV.

4HisChurch said...

I hate reality tv, although I admit I don't watch it much. I think its just taking advantage of people's humanity and emotions for other people's fun. Kind of like the ancient Romans.

Renaud said...

Question on that christian page : is that suitable for a christian couple (my wife an I) to own and enjoy very much the whole collection of Sex and the City show.
I think we like the fact it is well written and well shot, as we hardly identify to the four heroins (Charlotte, a bit maybe).
Would you even call it a soap opera ?

4HisChurch said...

Good question, Renaud! I think some of those well written shows are kind of "cross over" shows. I admit to watching Ballykissangel which is an Irish show. My ds tells me, "Mom, that's a soap opera!" I tell him, "But its Irish!" ;)

Carmel said...

I can't stand soap operas too, when I was about 14 and was on school vacation I got into days of our lives for one week and thought, oh my I can't stand this, the storyline was so pathetic, here in australia we call it "Days of our drearies" hehehee.
One other thing I could not stand was "melrose place" everyone was mean to each other!

4HisChurch said...

I've noticed that too--everyone in soap operas is so cruel and shrill.

I confess, Days of Our Lives was the one I used to watch too!

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