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Mar 9 2014, 04:20 PM
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It was just a wild hope. I wish American soaps are like European soaps. They have way more realistic sets and they often film outdoors. They also film on actual parks rather than stupid looking studio parks.
Agreed. American soaps used to be like that, it's too bad that time has passed. Although Days seems to be in the worst shape. The other soaps have done things like filming outdoors and going on location fairly recently.
I sure can't speak about European soaps in general because I'm watching only a couple of them but none of them airs "so early" in Daytime like American soaps. They usually air about 5.30 pm - 8 pm (Daytime or Primetime). I'm not sure (so, please, correct me if I'm wrong) if there are European soaps that air 11 am- 3 pm. And I think, time-slot makes a huge difference.

IMO, European and American soaps just have different strengths and weaknesses. Yes, they often film outdoors in Europe, but cast members don't stay for a long time (which means few (or none) legacy characters), American soaps have definitely "more classic" plots/storylines, "more chic" wardrobe/make-up etc.
I think the reason the actors leave regularly on Euro soaps is Europeans don't distinguish between t.v. actors and movie actors. If you're good, you're good. Personally, I prefer the realism of European soaps. People look more real and they live more real lives. Aside from soaps, most good ideas now comes from European t.v., specially the Brits. The British excel at TV.

As for sets, I don't know why is NBC starving Days. I watch GH their wardrobe and set designs are much better. People actually have offices, including mobsters. No one conducts a business or runs a multimillion corporation from a park bench or a coffee shop.
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