Whenever it comes nearly any new or unique thing whether it be technology, advancement or anything else, America is the one name which comes first to mind. With its influence felt all over the world, especially in the entertainment arena, it’s not just the usual fare. With time there have been numerous shows and soaps based on a wide variety of topics for different audience but one show that picked everyone’s attention was Soap Opera. Yeah, we are talking about American soap operas, which are popular all over the world.
Having achieved historic developments in the broad field of entertainment, soap opera is one of the types of American entertainment that not only Americans but people in Spain, Canada, and many more countries loves to watch. The television industry in America has grown with time from soap operas based on various topics. There has been a continuous rise over the years in soap operas with newer and more unique bases.
The decade of 80s was best one for soap operas. Whether it being Falcon Crest or Dallas or many others, the wicked villains, lovable characters, and other aspects of these soap operas maintained audience interest for years. These soaps were not only loved in America but in places like Spain, Canada and other regions had a taste for these opera soaps. One big good example of popularity of these opera soaps in Spain etc is that in 2011 Spanish network la Sexta announced plans for having its second channel completely devoted to soap operas and telenovelas, making a profit from its association with Televisa.
Now what more can be said to describe the popularity of American soap opera all over the world?
Since the the 19080’s there have been many efforts to replicate soap operas whose influence can be seen Herederos, in 2007, Orozcos, etc. Those who were born after soap opera’s golden era often look down on them because they mistakenly associate them with telenovelas, and unless they are Spanish-speaking, are uninterested in telenovelas.
Anyhow, whatever it is, though audience taste has changed from time to time, soap opera with soap-like shows “Lost”, “Breaking Bad” or “Game of Thrones” in television’s top spot, it can be said that soap opera had their own audience and no matter the changes in viewing habits. Soaps will come back soon, fulfilling the desires of soap fans the world over!