Friday, September 18, 2009

soap operas

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In yesterday's post I wrote my thoughts on the current state of soap operas as well as saying farewell to the longest running soap (72 years), Guiding Light.

This week's Aloha Friday question is...

Do you watch any soap opera(s)? If so, which one(s)?

My first two soaps were Guiding Light and then, As the World Turns. Through the years, I have stuck with As the World Turns and on average, watch it twice a week, just to keep up with the characters and story lines. I also watch Young and the Restless with about the same frequency.

Aloha Friday is hosted each week by Kailani of An Island Life.

19 comments:

Michelle said...

I have never watched a soap opera in my life.

kailani said...

No soap operas for me. I'm too afraid of getting addicted.

wkiskizt said...

I don't watch any soap operas, but when I was young my mom would put on The Young and the Restless quietly and lie on the couch for a nap while I played in the living room. I was shocked to find it's still on. Honestly, how would you feel if you spent your entire life acting on a soap opera? Yeesh.

Ave said...

Nope.

Momma Roar said...

My mom had off work in the summers and I can remember watching The Young and The Restless with her. I watched it some during college and when we were first married. But, now with kids, I rarely turn it on.

I've always loved the movie Mr Mom - a portion of it takes a spin on Y&R LOL!!!

Jennifer said...

I do not watch soap operas.

pam said...

I watch One Life to Live. I have always been a Soap fan, I watched Another World with my mom as a little girl.

AudreyO said...

Many years ago I watched the ABC soaps, All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. It's been years now and I don't watch any soaps.

Jamey said...

I LOVE Y&R. I honestly can't believe how many people don't watch them, but then like you said most moms/wives work during the day now. My life is so busy/stressful at times it's nice to see what kind of ridiculous story line they can come up with next! It's my one hour break from reality!!

blueviolet said...

I used to watch All My Children but that was over 20 years ago.

Becca said...

I used to watch Days of our Lives and Passions...but now Passions is off the air and I just don't have time to keep up with any soap operas.

Heidi Jo said...

college i did some. but i never could get into it. my grandparents did, when we were kids and it was always the cbs station.

Christine said...

I used to watch The Edge Of Night and Another World. When they took them off, I quit watching soaps unless you count things like Grey's or E.R., the night time soaps.

Christine said...

OK, now I am confused. Was there a soap called Another World or was I watching As The World Turns? LOL Which world was I watching?

Jenni Jiggety said...

Oh I am a HUGE One Life to Live and General Hospital fan. I have been watching those since I was a kid because my own mother watched!

I don't get to see them often...but sometimes I turn on SoapNet on the weekends and catch up.

mellisarock said...

I used to watch all my children back in the day!! Good ole Erica Cane. Aloha!

MightyMom said...

I'm guessing you can guess my answer to this....seeing as how I don't have television.....

Huckdoll said...

Mine were All My Children, Days of Our Lives and Young and Restless. Come to think of it, I kind of miss the soaps.

Paula said...

I love soaps! I grew up watching them and continue to watch them. At one time I was watching as many as five soaps Y&R,B&B,GL,ATWT,and Another World. Of course now there is really only one soap that I watch regularly-General Hospital. I no longer have time to watch a lot of soaps so I only watch the ones that will hold my interest and as of now GH fits that description. I think I will always have a fondness for the genre no matter which soap I am watching.

Paula of Paula's Soapbox
http://www.paulas-soapbox.blogspot.com