Since their inception, soap operas including Days of our Lives (DOOL), General Hospital (GH), The Young and the Restless (YR), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB), told the story of core families. Detailing the ups and downs and struggles the family members experienced.
The family center is the reason many soap fans tune into daytime drama day after day. However, it recent years it seems the serials have moved away from this concept, which is what made them popular in the first place.
Soap Hub asked if you think soaps have moved away from their family traditions. With almost 15,000 responses, fans had plenty to say about this question and the results may have some startling implications for the future of the genre!
Back To Their Roots
A huge 70% of you want to see soaps get back to the basics. You think that your favorite stories have moved too far away from their core families, and you desperately miss this aspect.
While love triangles and murder mysteries may be fun, you miss the real, everyday struggles daytime drama used to portray. You don’t need all the flashy guest stars and sometimes unrealistic storylines these days.
Soaps started out simply, and you long for the day they return to the simplicity that made them so great!
Families Still Make Them Great
Some fans had no clue what we were talking about. In fact, 22% of them feel that their favorite daytime shows still focus on families. Afterall, what are the Newmans, the Forresters, the DiMeras, and the Quartermains if not families?
While the storylines may (or may not) have changed, ultimately, the family stories still remain, and that’s just the way you like it!
Finally, for 8% of you, the move away from core families in daytime is a great thing. You appreciate how the genre has grown and changed with the times. If it had stayed the same, no doubt it would’ve faded out decades ago.
You know that nothing stays the same, and you embrace the change.
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