Why are they all so attactive in soaps?

  • beaujangle

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    Apr 11, 2009 11:54 AM GMT
    In all soap operas, almost every actor is hot such as Bold & Beautiful, General Hospital and so forth ....

    Also, I notice that in Latin American ones, omg, they are drop dead gorgoeus!
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    Apr 11, 2009 12:14 PM GMT
    yes they al appear hot and studly..

    The liberal amounts of makeup.. heh liberal.. hahaha, let me rephrase that..

    The plastered on make up.. soft lighting, soft focus and copious botox and face lifts are all the help
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    Apr 11, 2009 12:19 PM GMT
    AHAHA! So true. Latino Telenovelas often feature the most perfect human beings on earth... and I want to strangle every single one of them for all that goddamn drama! icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 11, 2009 12:50 PM GMT

    They smell so good and easy to carry.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 11, 2009 1:28 PM GMT
    Now this is a simple answer, come on! Ratings. Mostly women watch the soaps and you want good looking actors & actresses working . With ratings slipping these days, they need everybody to look hot.
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    Apr 11, 2009 1:45 PM GMT
    easy: people are naturally attracted to ugly out of shape people, and the soaps are making a point of using beautiful, physically attractive people to challenge the prejudices of their viewers. Tht´s how it works isn´t it?

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    Apr 11, 2009 1:51 PM GMT
    Lostboy saideasy: people are naturally attracted to ugly out of shape people, and the soaps are making a point of using beautiful, physically attractive people to challenge the prejudices of their viewers. Tht´s how it works isn´t it?



    Hahahahaha.

    Although there's always an exception to prove the rule.

    Ladies and Gentleman, I introduce to you, the one and only.... Ian Beale.

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  • dreamer121

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    Apr 11, 2009 4:32 PM GMT
    They need something to counter the mediocre acting.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Apr 11, 2009 4:57 PM GMT
    Um, they're actors. That by itself makes them generally more attractive than the average person.

    Next, they're actors in roles that very few straight men are ever going to watch. You want to get housewives to watch ridiculous programs, you need to give them fantasy that's more appealing than daily reality. And part of that involves very pretty men.

    Really, not a terribly difficult concept.
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    Apr 11, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
    beaujangle saidIn all soap operas, almost every actor is hot!


    There's a man who has never seen Coronation Street.
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 11, 2009 5:15 PM GMT
    dreamer121 saidThey need something to counter the mediocre acting.


    The bad acting is a staple of the genre, though. All over the world it seems to be the same. The lines are always forced and melodramatic. I think that's why women like them.
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    Apr 11, 2009 5:16 PM GMT
    It's to make the vaginas of lonely housewives tingle
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    Apr 11, 2009 5:32 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidNow this is a simple answer, come on! Ratings. Mostly women watch the soaps and you want good looking actors & actresses working . With ratings slipping these days, they need everybody to look hot.



    Exactly!!



    I'm a DooL watcher, myself. I still can't believe they killed Tony DiMera off, I mean, he was in no way hot... but he was on the show FOREVER.
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Apr 11, 2009 5:47 PM GMT
    Folks it is simple as someone already pointed out.
    The producers are constantly sampling their target audience (mostly women ) and notice that the guys are often close to the height of the women meaning they are very short!

    Typically the male actors in soaps are short, gay gym bunnies icon_smile.gif ok I am generalizing but I have met so many like that.
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    Apr 11, 2009 9:35 PM GMT
    tafkalil said
    I'm a DooL watcher, myself. I still can't believe they killed Tony DiMera off, I mean, he was in no way hot... but he was on the show FOREVER.


    That's OK, I'm sure he'll be back!
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    Apr 11, 2009 10:34 PM GMT
    Not as if they would try to use attractiveness as a way to get more audience, and even go as far as using artificial means to increases this even more.
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    Apr 12, 2009 12:34 AM GMT
    You're so busy drooling over their hotness that you don't realize that they can't act to save their lives.
  • dantoujours

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    Apr 12, 2009 12:36 AM GMT
    Coronation Street fan here. No. They aren't all handsome, by any means, but I like the story lines.
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    Apr 12, 2009 12:52 AM GMT
    Y&R baby Y&R.
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    Apr 12, 2009 1:01 AM GMT
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