- adj. Attributive form of soap opera, noun.
“Sure, the plot holes were still there, but the second season benefited greatly, I think, from the creators knowing that they had to get on with it, from having to trim off the fat and lose the soap-opera melodrama.”
“Now that Newt Gingrich has declared his determination to fight it out until the convention in August, the year's news "agenda" will be wholly dominated by the soap-opera arguments of the presidential contest.”
“The premise, after all, sounds like the set-up to a joke: “A nun, an actress and a soap-opera addict walk into a kitchen …””
““City of Angels,” on the other hand, is typical Hollywood self-involved soap-opera bullshit.”
“Setting out his stall, he explains: "The soap-opera dimension, the feuds, the shouting matches, the frustrated ambition, was compelling, but not in the end as important as the disputes over policy … [which] touched voters 'lives.”
“At this point he appears almost to be trying to turn it into a tragic, drawn-out soap-opera like epic so that it will make a better book deal.”
“Whether it's weirdly symbolic tales of anthropomorphic forces, or the soap-opera dramatics of the Greek pantheon, you can make up lots of stories about the gods in conflict and cooperation.”
“My worry with Jack is not so much (or not simply) that he might be a signifier of ill-considered prejudicial clichés at play in the series, but that he might be a signifier of a soap-opera sensibility, a capacity of the show to slip from drama into melodrama.”
“Legend has it that the prim soap-opera impresario Irna Phillips was outraged that Jane House, who portrayed Liz, was also appearing on Broadway as the stripper-wife of Lenny Bruce.”
“It's a diverse group, including medical students, interior decorators and a soap-opera actor who goes by the name Pete.”
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