Quote madhearts4liason: I love soaps..I believe they are balanced..there is some violence..but also strong friendships..love..good v/s evil..scandals..controversial subjects like..homosexuality..hiv..They put characters in many situations..circumstances..and when you have watches soaps as long as I have..even though u know they are fictious characters..But I have grown up with some..I've experienced all the love..laughter..deaths..reunions..births..It's not real life..but you start to relate to the characters and their situations..just like you would someone in real life..I think it's pretty well balanced..and violence is a part of life..and the truth is..you cant watch the news without seeing it..sometimes watching things unfold in soap land..can take our minds off the bad things in the real world..I dont think that's so bad..It's entertainment..it's an escape..and everyone needs those once and awhile.
I agree with you!! Soaps are not anymore real than their chacters are but we go there to escape our lives and see people we wish we could be. That's why it's called entertainment!!!! 3)