Discussion of Eastenders Essay
‘Switch that rubbish off!’ this is often a sign that the younger generation of a household are gathered to watch the next instalment of the UK’s most highly viewed soap opera ‘Eastenders’. In my experience, I always knew when one of the many soap opera’s was about to begin as I would hear that exact instruction, (or one of similar meaning), being aimed, towards my sisters as they switch on the television between the hours of seven and nine o’ clock of most weekday evenings. My Father felt so strongly that this word ‘rubbish’ was the only way to describe soap operas, for a while we had a television ban and had to force ‘conversation’ during dinner times!
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One particular Soap Opera, which has brought its own genre to our screens, is Neighbours; this came onto the BBC from Australia in March 1985. The main reason for its success was the fact that it was based in a whole new environment in the sunny, leisurely lifestyle of Australia. It is still on television today and is considered to be the third most successful Soap Opera in the UK.
In terms of codes and conventions, I feel Eastenders is the best platform to look into. In my opinion, a big part of its success is from the major, ongoing storylines, it creates and perfects the