Simply soapy. How to teach soaps. What is a soap?. Broadcast serial drama, characterized by a permanent cast of actors , a continuing story , tangled interpersonal situations , and a melodramatic or sentimental style.
How to teach soaps
4. Settings (recognizable environments)
5. Narrative pleasures (complex structure, feminised ending, cliffhangers)
6. Realism (surface, emotional, social)
7. Limits of realism (no links to wider world; individualization; mis/under-representation)