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Television Soap Operas

Oct 17, 2022 ByAndrew Parker

A soap opera is a long-running television or radio series, often characterized by drama, ensemble cast, and melodrama. It began in the 1930s with 15-minute daytime episodes and was later adopted by televisions in the early 1950s. Here are a few television soap operas to watch. The Bold and the Beautiful is an American television soap opera about a wealthy family who owns a Ridgeview Industries company. Their daughter, Brooke Logan (played by actress Kaley Cuoco), falls in love with her boss, Wyatt Cain (played by actor Joshua Morrow). She marries him after he proposes to her. However, she soon finds out that he is not what he seems to be. He is a con artist who takes advantage of people’s kindness. He even tries to kill his wife, Brooke, and their unborn child. The show was created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillips for CBS.

One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on ABC television for more than 43 years. This soap opera starred actors, Michael Easton and Kristian Alfonso. It is about a man named Victor Lord who runs a business called Lord Enterprises. He falls in love with a woman named Starr Manning. They start dating, but Victor later finds out that she is pregnant. He then realizes he loves her and wants to help raise the baby. Agnes Nixon created the show.

General Hospital is an American daytime television soap opera that starred actors, Paul Taylor and Laura Wright. It is about two doctors named Luke Spencer and Nathan West working together at a hospital. They fall in love with each other and get married. But they soon discover that Luke is a womanizer who cheats on his wife. After finding out the truth, he decides to leave town. Created by Frank and Doris Hursley, the show is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production and the second in American history after Guiding Light.