Good message, bad message, they were both good as it turned out.
Why is the Great British Public so in thrall to soap operas with see-through plots ? Are our lives so mundane that we need to look in at others with such dysfunctional
existences ? Do we become addicted to the plot, the people or the daily cliffhanger ?
In this country there must be oh, at least 10 daily soap operas, the viewing figures, when added together, come to more than the total UK population !
We have, in order of my awareness of them;
Eastenders, an everyday story of cockney folks;
Coronation Street, an everyday story of Mancs;
Nieghbours, an everyday story of suburban Aussies;
Home and Away, yet another everday story of Aussies;
Emmerdale, an everyday story of Yorkshire Dales folks,
The Bill, an everday story of police;
Brookside, and everday story of Scousers;
Holyoaks, an everyday story of Chester folks,
3 or 4 or more day-time tv soaps I can't even remember the names of.
Oh yes, South Park was on telly last night and I bloody well forgot.