A monotonous television drama that is on everyday, five days a week, 52 weeks out of the year. Soap operas are known for their attrocious acting, their unrealistically attractive women who have had 5 or 6 plastic surgeries.
On a soap opera the average age difference between a parent and child is roughly 8 years. (Yes, usually a 40 year old woman on a soap will have a son that is over 30)
On any given soap opera episode there are anywhere from 3-6 different storylines, usually interrelated somehow. Every few years or so, the same episodic material is completely recycled. Soap operas are all about couples seeking to elope because their families are enemies. On most soaps there are between 15-30 characters broken down into 2 or 3 families. Someway the families know each other. Either they are business partners or elsewhere.
A soap opera is a show where you can't go 5 minutes without seeing a tampon commercial.
In every soap, in every scene their is a fireplace in the background and a tote of wine.
A soap opera is a show to watch for people with a lot of time on their hands or don't have a life!!!
Mom: Oh, how wonderful, Ridge is about to propose to Brooke!
Me: What is this the 23rd time?
That's a soap opera