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I suppose I am addicted to soaps, namely Coronation Street, Eastenders and Neighbours. I was going to say I don't know why I'm addicted to these soaps but having just written them down I realise that they all have an underlying theme - they are all based in a Street or Square and are all about the various families who live there. Now, if I was a psychologist I would probably come up with some deep seated reason for this coincidence, but I'm not, maybe there's a psychologist reading this who could analyse it for me?
Personally, I think, (although some of the storylines are a bit too far fetched at times), mostly one can identify with what happens to the characters - weddings, funerals, births, marriages, christenings, job loss, theft, fires, car crashes, accidents etc., etc. In other words everyday life!
Often, after watching one or another of them, I find myself saying "Well, what will he/she do about that" and find myself speculating on their actions after some tragedy or crisis has befallen them. Then I admonish myself saying "You fool, it's not real". I know I'm not the only person who does this because quite often the topic of conversation at work can be what has happened in the previous night's episode of any of the soaps and the various scenarios that could be played out in the future.
Why do we get so involved with soaps? Are our own lives so dull that we have to watch some fictional character playing at real life to get excited?
Years ago I was also hooked on Dallas and Dynasty but because they were depicting rich American families I didn't identify with the characters at all, however it didn't stop me asking the burning question that was on everyone's lips some years ago.....
WHO SHOT JR?
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