DS Question #16 - What About Today?
Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:38 am
Could a soap opera like Dark Shadows survive today (daytime or nighttime)?
Liz wrote:Well, I'm curious what you classify as a primetime soap. It's obvious that Dallas was one.
But isn't Parenthood, Grays Anatomy.....even Revenge?
DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:nebraska, let me correct your Texan there...it's "bidness" not business.
SnoopyDances wrote:Of course, this is the main reason I don't watch much TV anymore.
SnoopyDances wrote:I think the look of a "soap" has changed. They are focused more toward younger audiences now. Shows like Beveryly Hills 90210, Dawson's Creek, Grey's Anatomy, Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girls, One Tree Hill, etc....seem to focus on teen/young love more than the adult soaps of yesteryear. From what I can tell, these new shows have all the drama, back stabbing, betrayal, cheating, soul searching, who's baby?, etc., just in a high school or college setting. Or teens and parents dealing with teen issues.
As for Dark Shadows knock-offs, I would think True Blood, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Buffy the Vampire Slayer all resemble the goth/gore element, while updating the story lines to modern times. And teen issues....
I have no idea how I survived my teen years without all of these problems.
Of course, this is the main reason I don't watch much TV anymore.
Here is link to popular TV shows to give you some ideas...