Essay by poisonous_acid June 2005

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First of all I would like to say that soap operas are short film serials which are linked to each other and which present the life of some people. Because these film serials were helped financially by soap companies they were named soap operas.

As time passed by these soap operas began to become very fashionable in Romania too as more and more TV stations started broadcasting such kind of films. Therefore the numbers of the people who are watching them is constantly rising and especially the number of the teenagers who are getting more and more interested in soaps. Many teen-

agers after watching them tried to act or to behave like an actor from the soap did thinking that in this way maybe he could become more popular.

Nowadays in Romania are two categories of teenagers. There are the ones who are in favour of watching and not only soap operas, and there are the ones who are against this.

I'm sure that the number of the teenagers in Romania who are crazy about soap operas is higher than in many other countries. For instance I saw on the TV that a group of teenagers opened some kind of a club only for soap opera fans. The building in which this club opened is covered with posters of famous soap opera actors. The members of this foundation are dancing on the music from the soaps and trying to imitate their idols.

The existence of such kind of foundations in Romania really strikes me. I could never imagine that these soaps can be loved so much by the teenagers. The reasons why they like to watch soaps are very numerous. I tend to think that many teenagers watch them in order to relax or because they find...