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