Soaps need more humour, say fans
SOAP fans say they want to see more humour, rather than grim storylines, in their favourite shows.
Four-fifths believe there should be more funny moments in the plots of the series, according to a survey for Inside Soap magazine.
More than a third – 36 per cent – said they wanted to see fewer stories about affairs, and 30 per cent said they would prefer to see less emphasis on “murder and mayhem” – although a quarter said they wanted more.
Just over two-fifths said the shows rarely or never reflected their own lives, and just 18 per cent said a portrayal of a real-life issue in a soap had actually helped them.
Coronation Street was the soap which most accurately reflected reality, according to 40 per cent of the 1,000 people surveyed.
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