I used to watch soaps religiously. As a kid, I got quite an education. My BFF and I watched One Life to Live from the beginning. I loved Mark (played by Tommy Lee Jones) and Julie but Julie was "frigid". I had no idea what that meant as a 11 year old but I knew it was bad.
One of my favorite lines from the show... Two sisters are talking and the one says her married lover stayed with her for dinner and she was so happy! The other sister said, "if he stays until breakfast next time, he is yours."
I watched soaps for about 20 years and then just stopped. I recorded them for a long time during those years and it just got to be too much time.
I love how many people had amnesia and multiple personalities.