I'm pretty sure, if not everyone than almost everyone has watched a soap at some time. Even if it's just to see what the fuss is all about. Like all tv programs we have to check it out. They do become an addiction and people get hooked. Just like those watching "The Walking Dead" and "Sons of Anarchy".
There used to be some many soaps on. I remember watching the Secret Storm, the Guiding Light, As the World Turns, The Doctors, Another World, all long gone now. Of course as a teen into dating I had other things to do and they weren't important in the scheme of life at that time. Then marriage and a baby gave me more time and "Days of Our Lives came on after my daughter was born an this stay at home Mom was hooked. Still watch it today with that same daughter (Darla) at noon. A spin-off of that, Another World, had me also. I was a teeny bit sad to see it go, but such is life.
There was a time that Days was so popular they claimed businessment watched it a work and colleges had what they called "Days 101" were the kids planned their classes around that time slot. I can attest to that at as my son went to campus offshoot of the UW and he said they all gathered to watch it. How funny. Though I'm not surprise. At one time when I was working nights at the local high school, I came in and heard a few girls complaining of missing out now that school was in session again and wondering about what happened today. I gave them the heads up and from them on they waited until I came in to ask about it.
I've watched the Young and the Restless at times, but it didn't really grab me. My sister Jodi is hooked there and tapes it daily.
But I ramble. There were also the night time soaps (tho they tried not to call them that) like Dallas, Dynasty and Falcon Crest. Working nights saved me from these, for which I'm grateful. We really can get caught up in tv and miss the beauty of the world around us. It's kind of sad really. Am I still hooked on something. Yes (head hanging) I am. NCIS, is my addiction.
Are you hooked on a tv show? Were you ever hooked, or still are, on a soap? If so, enjoy, but take the time to "smell the roses" as they say.