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Jan 16 2013, 02:31 AM
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The message that you shouldn't rely on soap operas to provide a moral compass? :shrug:
But viewers can still find the premise upsetting, and that is fair. It doesn't make them fools with misplaced moral compasses (compii??). And viewers want different things from their stories, from fictions they invest in, and this is also ok.
Of course they can. People can have whatever opinions they want to have and, no, I don't believe their opinions on soap stories are a reflection of their morals. Nor do I think I implied that with my response.

The poster simply asked what kind of message was Days sending and I think all soaps send pretty much the same message with their constant storylines about baby swapping, bed hopping, and back stabbing. And that message is that they are here to entertain and not to send a moral message. If they ARE trying to send a moral message, they are doing a heinous job at it IMO.
LOL, I anticipated I response like this, so let me clarify as well. I am sure you understand that anyone is allowed any opinion he or she wants to have, and I wasn't implying that you were implying that one's attitude regarding a soap, what they like and find delicious in a storyline, reflects what they would like or find delicious in real life.

But for some, they want different or better or whatever from stories they have invested in, and a soap opera - as a narrative that in some ways reflects current times, that is transmitted to millions of home - has the power to send a messages if a viewer wishes to look for it in certain situations (such as the portrayal of women, or the portrayal of a gay relationship, or single-parent relationships, or in some cases storylines to do with real issues such as abuse, ptsd, eating disorders, etc). I tire of this idea that it's just entertainment. For some people for some issues it's not, and to expect more or different of one's show is not an unreasonable expectation or grievance.

I know you wouldn't deny anyone his or her own strong opinion or reaction, or judge it as wrong or bad or whatever. I am just suggesting that in some cases, viewers might want their soaps held to a different standard. Perhaps it IS a foolhardy wish, but I can understand.

ETA - I understood you meant "you" as "one" ;)
ETalsoA - that LOL was not directed at you, in case it came off obnoxiously like that. It directed at me, as most of my laughing often is, to show my, mmmmm, displeasure with myself that I didn't do a better job clearly articulating in the first post.
Edited by elci525, Jan 16 2013, 02:59 AM.
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