I don’t follow the various overseas soapies, although I will admit to watching Isidingo compulsively when I am home, so I don’t get embroiled in the lives of Steffy, Liam, Taylor, Katie, Hope, Thomas, Maya, Rick, Bill and Caroline.
The plot synopsis for the month of July find the above dealing in love, rivalry, secrets, blackmail, business, betrayal and general intrigue. Same as any other soapie, really. All very enthralling for those of us who follow them.
I wonder if the scandal and negativity of soap operas has a positive or negative impact on our lives. Do we become more or less sympathetic to real people as a result of watching the TV intrigues? Or does the world of tv drama not impact on our real worlds at all?