Lisa Rinna recently said that all daytime dramas will disappear in the next 5 years. Indeed soaps in the US are in dire straights. The ratings are way down, and they just cancelled "Guiding Light" which had been on radio and TV for 72 years. Some blame the decline of daytime drama on the fact that so many women are working days now. I think maybe the MTV generation don't have the patience for slowly paced and plotted shows like daytime drama. Indeed some directors claim they don't like to hire actors from daytime drama for primetime because they have the bad habit of speaking their dialogue too slowly and filling it with too many long pauses. For primetime you need to do more zippy dialogue. Anyway do you think soaps will disappear totally, or that they will plod on? Or even that they will make a comeback?
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