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#1 allmc2008

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

The other day I was trying to figure out why I like Daytime so much. I noticed that with Primetime you are constrained to one Genre. You can't have Law and Order do a story Grimm does. With daytime, you can have one story about medicine, another about family, another about law, and the other about Time-Travel. I also like that they run daily.

 

So why do all of yall like Daytime?


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#2 Golden Duck

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

The drama. I've always loved dramas.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

Honestly? I grew up on it. If not I doubt I'd be into it.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

I love the idea of watching a brand new piece of scripted television when the sun is shining at its brightest.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:44 PM

Oh, and the hot guys.

 

Guys on soaps are just hotter to me than the ones on primetime.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:04 AM

One reason and one reason alone:


 

Basically, if my mother and grandmother didn't watch, I would've given up on it years ago and never looked back.
 


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:32 AM

I'm not sure if it's that I like them so much as I'm sure they fill some sort of void in my emotional damages and whatnot, the characters always being there to enjoy even when your friends are assholes. Just being honest LOL. I do enjoy them though for the most part but I probably wouldn't be so into them if I hadn't started at like 14.


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#8 Pine Charles

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:36 AM

Bitchy women + Hot men


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#9 Mr. Vixen

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:49 AM

Well first and foremost, I grew up with it. But I was always captivated by the drama, the love, and the VIXENS!
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

When I was a child, it captivated my attention with all the silly plots, the belief in 'eternal love' and similar [!@#$%^&*] (see Sunset Beach).

Then during my teenage years, it fit perfectly for some time, while I was going through a dark period (see The Young and the Restless).

And now? Mostly just to pass time. (once again, The Young and the Restless).


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

Honestly? I grew up on it. If not I doubt I'd be into it.


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#12 Susan Hunter

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

In no other broadcast medium can you follow a character's journey from birth to 'death' in almost real time.  For example, I remember when Sami and Eric were born.  I remember when Stefano kidnapped them.   I remember when Sami returned to Salem when she was 15.  When she saw John and Marlena on the conference room table and so on....

 

Movies and primetime are great, but  I don't feel you get as intimately involved with the characters' lives as you do in daytime. 


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

Because I grew up watching them, and when you've been watching since you can remember, you get invested in them.

I doubt I would have started watching on my own.
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#14 partyperson25

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

Good question.Everything. I mean most can relate to it,others are just plain hooked. But me,I grew up with it,I can relate to it,it got me hooked,I have something to look forward to every weekday,and anything anyone else can come up with happy.png


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:14 PM

Well, my first reply was a tad in jest.  Even though I do love the bitches and sexy men (tongue.png), I have to agree that the characters almost become like old friends/family members; it's definitely a comfort to watch and "visit" them. 


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

My reasons are a combination of several already listed.  I like characters I can relate to, the sense of family and community, cliffhangers, the chance to truly explore character and develop story by playing out over a long time period daily, the interplay between stories/different genres, and the craft that goes into good soap writing.  Attractive people don't hurt but they would not grab me without these other elements.  I could never stomach Sunset Beach or Passions for more than an episode or two.


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#17 partyperson25

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:19 PM

Well, my first reply was a tad in jest.  Even though I do love the bitches and sexy men (tongue.png), I have to agree that the characters almost become like old friends/family members; it's definitely a comfort to watch and "visit" them. 

My reasons are a combination of several already listed.  I like characters I can relate to, the sense of family and community, cliffhangers, the chance to truly explore character and develop story by playing out over a long time period daily, the interplay between stories/different genres, and the craft that goes into good soap writing.  Attractive people don't hurt but they would not grab me without these other elements.  I could never stomach Sunset Beach or Passions for more than an episode or two.

 Agreed


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

The continuing story. The cliffhangers. The crazy rich people and their "problems." The catfights. The glorious diva bitches. And some beautiful love stories.

 

...Once upon a time.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:25 PM

Well, my first reply was a tad in jest.  Even though I do love the bitches and sexy men (tongue.png), I have to agree that the characters almost become like old friends/family members; it's definitely a comfort to watch and "visit" them. 

Exactly.  I remember when I first moved to Montreal--and my only sense of family was watching AMC and OLTL everyday (or whenever I could--I didn't have a TV for a while and this was just a year or two before youtube and online viewing--I did have a few exceptionally kind friends who I think found it amusing to invite me between classes to hang out at their apartment over lunch and watch AMC which none ofthem "got"--but they all knew how much it meant to me). 

 

I do find the sense of history genuinely appealing--and the type of stories that at their best soaps can tell in a way no other shows can.  I admit, there's also genuinely just a sense of "comfort" food there--which is prob why when OLTL was canceled I moved on to GH so easily.  I never had the history of mothers/grandmothers (or fathers) watching soaps--in fact it was kinda looked down upon by my family although once I became hooked on AMC when I was 11 one Summer vacation, I found out that my mom was a huge Edge of Night fan the year she was home with my brother as a baby in the 70s, and that my grandma had memories of listening to Ma Perkings, Guiding Light and Right to Happiness on the radio.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

Oh, and the hot guys.

 

Guys on soaps are just hotter to me than the ones on primetime.

 

Speaking of which, don't you find it more titilating when you see a soap hunk without a shirt on *because* of that fact that we see them day after day, year after year, as opposed to some random model with a perfect physique?

 

I love the continuing drama, and seeing the same characters year in and year out going through various tragedies and triumphs of life. I started watching serialized dramas at the age of 7 (Beverly Hills 90210, Sisters, then later Melrose Place, etc.) and the best payoff is watching a storyline that's well-planned and laid out and there is clearly an endpoint in mind, but you love watching the characters get to that point. I love the sense of history, and the characters and situations that came and went in the past... when I first started watching DAYS, I *loved* learning new things about the show's past... i.e. I was SHOCKED to learn that Marlena had a real-life twin sister and was SHOCKED that Marlena had been on the show for nearly 20 years, because I thought she was only in her late 30's, not pushing 50! I think that's part of the fun in getting into a soap that's new to you but been on for years, because you learn delicious new facts along the way.

 

I love my divas. There's very few leading men I watch for and always root for (like Peter Reckell's Bo and Robert Newman's Josh) but I have a laundry list full of favorite divas! smile.png


Edited by Gray Bunny, 23 January 2013 - 04:58 PM.

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