As the Stomach Turns

I wrote a post recently mourning the loss of a soap opera veteran. She was the matriarch of a show I watched with my grandmother, when I was a girl.  My nanny called her soap operas "her stories".  She got me hooked on Days of Our Lives.  I blame my mother for getting me hooked on Dark Shadows and The Young & the Restless.


I can only blame myself for General Hospital.


I know that a generation of kids grew up watching soap operas as a staple in their household.  I cannot imagine that the current generation cuddles up on the couch with their moms watching the story lines produced by this decade of soap opera fare.


So, I wonder about the future of soap operas. I (mostly) stopped watching years ago.  Although occasionally I can be found hunkered down with my tiny kitchen television screen enjoying the guilty pleasure of "Y&R".  When no one is looking.


So, who is watching?  Are you a closet soap opera fan or do you proudly admit to it?


DeeDee blogs at Fiddledeedee, when she's not sneaking around watching her stories.

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