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View Poll Results: Boned When...
Never Boned 4 36.36%
The Last Season - El Puerco/Chester is Danny's real father 7 63.64%
Alien abduction - Burt Campbell replaced with lookalike alien 0 0%
Inga - Annoying Character 0 0%
Day 1 0 0%
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:01 AM   #1
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Soap is an American sitcom that originally ran on ABC from 1977 to 1981. The show was created as a parody of daytime soap operas, presented as a weekly half-hour long primetime comedy. Like a soap opera, the show's story was presented in a serial format and included melodramatic plot elements such as amnesia, alien abduction, demonic possession, murder, and kidnapping.
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I voted for the last season. The storylines just kept getting weirder and less interesting. Jessica dying and coming back was the final straw. It also didn't help that Diana Canova left the show so she could prove that she was A Big Girl Now with Danny Thomas.
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Never boned, the only episode I didn't like was the last one which never got resolved.
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I don't think it ever JTS. It should have had a chance to resolve all of it's stories though. The ending was awful.
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The last season was horrible, and the two worst storylines were the dividing of Jessica and Mary with Danny being Chester's son (you don't mess with the cornerstone of a show, which was the two sisters, and how close they were), and Burt's descent into horridness. He became unrecognizable to me with his huge ego. He was not nice to his family, and particularly to Mary. What happened? His character was assassinated in the last season. He went from being my favorite character to someone that I couldn't stand any longer. I have a theory, though. Remember when Burt had a crisis of faith and he visited his old pastor and the pastor died right there on the spot? Maybe the 5th season was to be a "This is Burt's life" type of season. Maybe God or Burt's angel was showing him what COULD happen in his family if he stayed being a sheriff, or if he didn't have faith, or something like that. After the pastor died, things did get wonky, wonkier than usual! The show went from being wonderfully character driven, to just telling storylines, and not caring what happened in the characters' lives.
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Since this show was parodying the soap opera format, extreme/weird plotlines are immune to "jump the shark" criticisms as long as the plotlines were well-done & funny.

If you were to ask the average viewer of Soap, they'd have probably said the extra-terrestrial/Rosemary's Baby storylines were too much for them (but not for me).
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