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3.
Some signs that you're watching a soap opera:

-You're watching it between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM.

-It looks like it was shot on a camcorder.

-The acting is extremely melodramatic and over-the-top.

-The quality of the writing makes you realize, "Hey, maybe the second season of Heroes wasn't so bad after all."

-The cast was picked solely for their looks, not because they have any real acting talent (which they usually don't).

-Somebody just came back from the dead in a totally unbelievable manner.

-Everybody is related to one another in some convoluted fashion.

-Everybody is having sex with one another, even if they're related (and don't know it).

-Are years of backstory getting in the way of the show's ever-more-outrageous plotlines? No problem. Just retcon it all away.
Soap operas only exists to give work to the actors, writers and directors who couldn't make it on primetime television, and to give stay-at-home soccer moms something to do during the day.
by kjrooney July 10, 2008
 
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1)Any show that is watched between the hours of 10 am and 2pm that exists so that a woman can sit on a larg sofa, eat yogurt, lemon cookies, and icecream, relax. Typically are in a bad mood close to 3pm when they know the kids are coming home.
2) Any show that airs during the morning, early afternoon hours that is characterized by bad acting, a huge amount of airtime dedicated to crying, and bad lines that would never be said in real life.
' She was on the couch all day today..'
'yeah, it's those damn soap operas'
by Laety April 19, 2006
 
9.
A type of show that gets addicting overtime.
Soap opera:

Sarah: "Oh John, please don't leave me!"

John: " I'm so sorry Sarah, I love Katie more and my love for you is becoming weak. I'm sorry"

Sarah: *Sobs*
by CarlosX December 26, 2005
 
10.
an incredibly boring daytime TV show which women like watching.
Joe: My mom watches soap operas during the day.

Mike: Maybe she's got nothing better to do and maybe she's really bored.
by funny fella January 15, 2014
 
11.
1.A kind of show that is very depressing and that is very sexually dramatizing. There is no shagging, no nudity, there worst than reality TV.

2.A kind of show that is worse than Jerry Springer and gayer than crossing over.
General Hospital sucks! As the World Turns reaks of death! All my Children sucks ass! The Young and the Restless is Roc Hudson gay! All soapoperas must and needs to be cancelled and taken off the air on CBS, ABC, and NBC pemantantlly.
by Super Trouper October 19, 2003
 
12.
Something everyone would want to happen in his \ her life once in a while, but it never happens ...
Some soap operas are a lot worse than some brands of soap ...
by Silent Bastard August 16, 2011