Would you believe me if I told you that I’ve watched soaps?
Not a lot of them and in fact there has only been one soap in particular that I ever watched consistently.
Passions however was the one show I obsessed over as a teenager. It took the concept of soap operas added some witchcraft and had me hooked.
Interestingly enough, I found it on YouTube and discovered a few things about the show and myself…
For One, I didn’t watch nearly as much of the show as I thought I had. Looking back on it all I’m not even sure how I convinced myself I’d watched most of it since the show originally aired in 1999 well before I would’ve sat down to watch it.
In fact I didn’t actually start watching until late in 2004 when a broken foot had me couch-ridden for a few weeks.
Since starting the show from the beginning a month ago, I manged to make it to episode 205 of the 2,331 episode series. I started for the Theresa/Ethan, Chad/Whitney story-lines but suffer through the terrible writing for the shenanigans of Tabitha and Timmy and the chance to see the exact day the characters I recognized came into the cast.
The show follows the lives and loves of the Lopez-Fitzgerald’s, Crane’s, Russell’s and Bennett’s; four prominent families in the lush New England town of Harmony. The show is very much blue collar vs white collar with your standard mix of lust, drama and intrigue.
One of the first things I noticed is that I had no idea who most of the cast was. Apparently the cast I grew to love and root for are the replacements for the originals. The Russell’s remained in tact except for Simone who went through three alterations before the show ended.
Theresa, Luis and Pilar were there from the beginning but the Ethan I knew hadn’t taken over the role until 2002. Each episode is around 30 mins long or so, and has been playing consecutively in the background of my life.
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