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November 29, 2006

Careers in Soaps

This story on BBC News suggests that young people do not get good career role models from characters in soap operas.

I'd have thought (*) this was self evident. Soap characters really aren't good role models for anything.

Relationships - always having affairs to spice up the story, broken homes the norm.

Work - in the laundarette, market trader, bar staff and other McJobs etc etc

Health - pies and chips, always in the pub

Drugs - always drinking alcohol, harder drugs frowned upon though

Sport - Err, never for these couch potatoes

Technology - the kids play on consoles, actually understanding a PC would be unheard of

Literature - tabloids

God I'm so depressed now, just thinking about it.

(*) caveat - I gave up soaps over 10 years ago, please tell me I'm wrong and it's all much better now.

(meant to finish this article off, but never did, so posting it finally, as is)

Posted by se71 at November 29, 2006 02:39 PM


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