Television has always been a fantastic way to tell thoughtful, emotional stories and to take our minds off the stressful daily routine. And since the middle of the 2000s, we have been enjoying the so-called ‘Golden Age of Television’. But the road to the mind-blowing action series, sharp comedies, and touching dramas have been long and bumpy. And it starts with the soap operas. The melodramatically eventful shows have laid the foundations of the television programs that we know and love today.
From the moment they started airing on TV, they have ruled both daytime and primetime television. Week after week, year after year, soap operas gradually turned into obsessions for millions of people around the world. Some of the most successful and loved soaps have been on the air for decades, introducing new characters, changing hundreds of plots, and dealing with issues and beliefs of different generations.