Real Jocks who Love Soap Operas?

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    Nov 10, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    I have a confession to make. I may love the gym..and sport some scruff and be somewhat of a music snob but I faithfully tune into General Hospital and Days of Our lives. It's almost a compulsion because i was simply raised on soap operas. My baby sitters and mom and grandmother all watched Soaps while i was young and the format lends itself to generational viewing. These shows go on for years and you get hooked on characters you've seen for 20 or so years.. shows that last 40 + years. It's amazing. Plus i like the "soapiness" of the genre which is dying fast. To date there are only 4 American soaps on the air: General Hospital (my favorite right now), Days of our lives (semi Favorite), The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the beautiful.

    My favorite soap ever was One Life to Live.. followed closely by the genius PASSIONS...which was batshit crazy and should be worshiped by cult classic fans at this moment because it was so unique.

    Anyhow will anyone admit to being a soap watcher?








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    Nov 11, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    Well my grandmother used to keep up with The Young and the Restless and B&B every day. She's passed away years ago and they're still running, it's kinda weird but yeah, it amazes me how long they last. I used to watch when I was like 8-9 when she'd be watching. But the only time I was ever seriously interested in a soap opera was One Life To Live. Not sure the year but I remember the story I was obsessed with. It was Margaret kidnapping Todd and trying to get pregnant by him. Then Blair had to hunt him down, then she died and all that drama happened. That was the only time I ever really kept up daily with a soap opera.

    I admit though, I would love to be a soap writer. The idea that you have 5 days a week to utilize for stories that you can build over several years is just enticing to me. Especially because it's something you need to be keeping up with constantly. It's sad to hear that those shows are dying though, and this genre of television is becoming ancient and forgotten.

    By the way JackKash, it's not gay to like soap operas!
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    Nov 11, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    When I was a kid I would watch them with grandmother everyday. I wasn't home from school in time for All My Children and One Life To Live so she would VCR those for me. We would watch General Hospital together. I remember well the Luke and Laura wedding and when Viki became Niki.

    Soap operas are dying today because it cost a lot more to pay all those actors and writers than it does to make a talk show.
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    Nov 11, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidWhen I was a kid I would watch them with grandmother everyday. I wasn't home from school in time for All My Children and One Life To Live so she would VCR those for me. We would watch General Hospital together. I remember well the Luke and Laura wedding and when Viki became Niki.

    Soap operas are dying today because it cost a lot more to pay all those actors and writers than it does to make a talk show.


    Ugh, talk shows are awful. I mean some shows are OK but if the entire line-up of shows are talk shows, it'll definitely get boring.

    I just remembered that I was also in love with the OLTL storyline with Jessica's rape and alter-ego Tess, and her mega hot husband... forgot his name... but he was super hot.
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    Nov 11, 2012 1:19 AM GMT
    I was of huge fan of Days Of Our Lives and Passions back in the day.
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    Nov 11, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    As The World Turns...enough said.
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    Nov 11, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    History Channel, and anything to with ancient civilizations and their Gods. I've been hooked since I was 14 years old. Back when there was only the Discovery Channel and A & E Channel. I miss America's Castles! icon_sad.gif

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    Nov 11, 2012 1:29 AM GMT
    Days of Our Lives... loving the Will & Sonny storyline icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 11, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    PASSIONS WAS THE SHIT!!! Lol loved the Ethan and Theresa drama.

    One Life to Live was my fav and now it's GH. I used to watch all the time with my grams! And now me and my mom will be like "Did you watch GH Friday? I was so upset Carly did blah blah blah." Lol

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    Nov 11, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    The Young and the Restless. I DVR it. As much as I like it, I do skip episodes when the story lines start getting too ridiculous.
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    Nov 11, 2012 1:54 AM GMT
    Calcasieu saidAs The World Turns...enough said.


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    I watched the show since I was in high school and hated the way the ended the show last year. The only other soap I watched was Santa Barbara, but now that those 2 are gone, haven't watched anything else.

    The only thing that comes close is Revenge.
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    Nov 11, 2012 2:07 AM GMT
    TennisJock10 saidPASSIONS WAS THE SHIT!!! Lol loved the Ethan and Theresa drama.

    One Life to Live was my fav and now it's GH. I used to watch all the time with my grams! And now me and my mom will be like "Did you watch GH Friday? I was so upset Carly did blah blah blah." Lol



    Me too man!! When i call my mom that is the first thing will talk about... "Oh my god! Did you see what happened to Robin?! AJ is alive! Carly and Todd almost had sex! Elizabeth is a bitch!" .... It's how we bond.

    One Life to live was unjustly canceled... but thats ok because General Hospital has MORPHED into One Life to Live... and i love it. Camp city! Especially if you saw last fridays episode and cliffhanger. That was SO One life to live.



    As for Days... I started watching Days when Sami was a teen and pregnant with Will and the whole Kristen/Susan and John thing...Days was SO exciting back then. I was thrilled when they brought back Kristen. Sonny and Will are a bright spot on the show but.... in reality Sonny and Will are both power bottoms who would not date.
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    Nov 11, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    I record the Young and the Restless and the Bold and the Beautiful daily. There. I said it!
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    Nov 11, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    I haven't watched in a decade or two, but I was in love with Austin.
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    Nov 11, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    ME? LOVE SOAP OPERAS???
    NEVER......icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 11, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    OLTL.. I miss that show
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    Nov 11, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    I catch up with The Young & the Restless every day on CBS.com. We even have a fan club at work. And a couple of the stars of the show follow me on Twitter. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 11, 2012 2:30 AM GMT
    JackKash said
    TennisJock10 saidPASSIONS WAS THE SHIT!!! Lol loved the Ethan and Theresa drama.

    One Life to Live was my fav and now it's GH. I used to watch all the time with my grams! And now me and my mom will be like "Did you watch GH Friday? I was so upset Carly did blah blah blah." Lol



    Me too man!! When i call my mom that is the first thing will talk about... "Oh my god! Did you see what happened to Robin?! AJ is alive! Carly and Todd almost had sex! Elizabeth is a bitch!" .... It's how we bond.

    One Life to live was unjustly canceled... but thats ok because General Hospital has MORPHED into One Life to Live... and i love it. Camp city! Especially if you saw last fridays episode and cliffhanger. That was SO One life to live.



    As for Days... I started watching Days when Sami was a teen and pregnant with Will and the whole Kristen/Susan and John thing...Days was SO exciting back then. I was thrilled when they brought back Kristen. Sonny and Will are a bright spot on the show but.... in reality Sonny and Will are both power bottoms who would not date.



    I miss OLTL! Jess and her multiple personalities were just too entertaining. Idk How I feel about AJ being alive again. Jason "dies" and now AJ returns. I can't watch GH these days unless I do it online. The move to 2 o'clock has made it difficult. icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 11, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    Dark Shadows, yup I was a kid when it was on, they should revive it, though the movie sucked.
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    Nov 11, 2012 2:42 AM GMT
    TennisJock10 said
    JackKash said
    TennisJock10 saidPASSIONS WAS THE SHIT!!! Lol loved the Ethan and Theresa drama.

    One Life to Live was my fav and now it's GH. I used to watch all the time with my grams! And now me and my mom will be like "Did you watch GH Friday? I was so upset Carly did blah blah blah." Lol



    Me too man!! When i call my mom that is the first thing will talk about... "Oh my god! Did you see what happened to Robin?! AJ is alive! Carly and Todd almost had sex! Elizabeth is a bitch!" .... It's how we bond.

    One Life to live was unjustly canceled... but thats ok because General Hospital has MORPHED into One Life to Live... and i love it. Camp city! Especially if you saw last fridays episode and cliffhanger. That was SO One life to live.



    As for Days... I started watching Days when Sami was a teen and pregnant with Will and the whole Kristen/Susan and John thing...Days was SO exciting back then. I was thrilled when they brought back Kristen. Sonny and Will are a bright spot on the show but.... in reality Sonny and Will are both power bottoms who would not date.



    I miss OLTL! Jess and her multiple personalities were just too entertaining. Idk How I feel about AJ being alive again. Jason "dies" and now AJ returns. I can't watch GH these days unless I do it online. The move to 2 o'clock has made it difficult. icon_sad.gif


    Fridays show was entertaining as hell.

    They post GH here usually around 12:30 every week day after the episode ends...http://www.youtube.com/user/SimplyGH Very reliable.


    I'm just happy to have Todd, Starr and John. And Blair will come back soon.. sooo theres a little bit of OLTL there in GH...and We have Connie/Kate to remind us of Tess/Jess. Actually Connie is better than Tess in many ways.
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    Nov 11, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    JackKash said
    TennisJock10 said
    JackKash said
    TennisJock10 saidPASSIONS WAS THE SHIT!!! Lol loved the Ethan and Theresa drama.

    One Life to Live was my fav and now it's GH. I used to watch all the time with my grams! And now me and my mom will be like "Did you watch GH Friday? I was so upset Carly did blah blah blah." Lol



    Me too man!! When i call my mom that is the first thing will talk about... "Oh my god! Did you see what happened to Robin?! AJ is alive! Carly and Todd almost had sex! Elizabeth is a bitch!" .... It's how we bond.

    One Life to live was unjustly canceled... but thats ok because General Hospital has MORPHED into One Life to Live... and i love it. Camp city! Especially if you saw last fridays episode and cliffhanger. That was SO One life to live.



    As for Days... I started watching Days when Sami was a teen and pregnant with Will and the whole Kristen/Susan and John thing...Days was SO exciting back then. I was thrilled when they brought back Kristen. Sonny and Will are a bright spot on the show but.... in reality Sonny and Will are both power bottoms who would not date.



    I miss OLTL! Jess and her multiple personalities were just too entertaining. Idk How I feel about AJ being alive again. Jason "dies" and now AJ returns. I can't watch GH these days unless I do it online. The move to 2 o'clock has made it difficult. icon_sad.gif


    Fridays show was entertaining as hell.

    They post GH here usually around 12:30 every week day after the episode ends...http://www.youtube.com/user/SimplyGH Very reliable.


    I'm just happy to have Todd, Starr and John. And Blair will come back soon.. sooo theres a little bit of OLTL there in GH...and We have Connie/Kate to remind us of Tess/Jess. Actually Connie is better than Tess in many ways.



    Sorry Im busy now. Watching GH, be back later. Haha
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    Nov 11, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    Not so much soaps, but I love me some telenovelas. Rebelde was the best! I also really like La Usurpadora and Maria Isabel. Abrazame Muy Fuerte wasn't bad either.
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    Nov 11, 2012 3:19 AM GMT
    I used to watch As the World Turns. I started watching in in 1985 until it ended in 2010. It was great mindless entertainment!
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    Nov 11, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    Young and the Restless (Y&R)

    Bold and the Beautiful (B&B)
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    Nov 11, 2012 3:25 AM GMT
    I used to watch Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live & Passions for a couple of years. But, the shows were too slow for me. Haven't watched any soaps for about 10 years.

    I have to say that some drama shows are a lot like soaps (i.e. Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, Revenge, etc...). Can't stand any of them now.