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  • adjective Attributive form of soap opera, noun.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • 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.

    Contract Killings on the Sets of Soaps and Sitcoms

  • 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."

    Whatever it Takes: The Real Story of Gordon Brown and New Labour by Steve Richards

  • 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.

    Kings

  • 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.

    Why Sam can't pay his mortgage (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • “City of Angels,” on the other hand, is typical Hollywood self-involved soap-opera bullshit.

    Top 10 Pointless Remakes » Scene-Stealers

  • 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.

    Carne Ross: Down With Leadership

  • 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.

    "It's the wrong kind of place to be thinking of you..."

  • 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 …”

    My review of Globe Theatre’s production of Marion Bridge…

  • 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.

    April 2009

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