Many longtime soap fans have fond memories of watching the shows growing up while others aren’t even sure when they started their daily viewing habits.
Do soaps serve as in the afternoon or the cure for school’s out summertime boredom? Both, perhaps…
Soap Hub asked what age you started watching daytime dramas, and nearly 10,000 of you answered. Check out the intriguing results below.
The Early Days
Childhood is when many fans began their lifelong love affair with this genre. At least 67% of you started watching as a kid.
Perhaps you watched in the afternoons while you helped your mother, grandmother, or other important person fold laundry.
Or, maybe you’d see your stories during the long summer breaks from school and found yourself rushing home as you got older to see exactly how residents of your favorite fictional towns fared every day.
You fondly remember these days of innocence and simpler times in your life before adulthood, and tuning in daily reminds you of those days so long ago.
At least 24% of you started watching as an adult. Perhaps your co-workers talked about their stories, and you found yourself captivated. Maybe you found yourself at home, and you wanted some company while going about your daily business.
Whatever your reason, you started, and you’re still hooked to this day. Whether you tune into to watch the happenings in Salem, Genoa City, Port Charles, or LA (or all of those), you really love following the lives of the eclectic assortment of characters who reside in those fictional cities.
The final 9% of you began following these serials in college. During studying or maybe during study breaks, you found the ups and downs of these fictional people the perfect escape. These stories may have helped you relax and de-stress after hours of lectures and tests.
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