''Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten'' (Good Times, Bad Times) is a German daily SoapOpera. It is broadcast on RTL in prime time. It is the most popular soap opera in Germany.
The series started in 1992 as an adaptation of the Australian soap opera ''TheRestlessYears'', which had at the time (also by RTL) already been adapted into a Dutch version called ''GoedeTijdenSlechteTijden'' (1990), which is still the most popular soap opera in its home market as well. The Restless Years only ran for four years, and had already ended its run in 1981.
* AbusiveParents: Jasmin's adoptive father raped her when she was a child.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Gerner family
* BrotherSisterIncest: John Bachmann and Emily Hofer
* CitizenshipMarriage: Dascha and Philip
* DrugsAreBad: Dominik's addiction to cocaine. Also Emily's heroin addiction.
* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: Jasmin and Katrin Flemming
* LocalHangout: Mauerwerk
* LongRunners: Airing since May 1992.
* LoveTriangle: Hey, it is a soap opera.
* NotBloodSiblings: Jasmin and Dominik
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Dascha is supposed to be an illegal immigrant from Kazahkstan but she speaks perfect German with no accent.
* ParentalAbandonment: Hannes Bachmann
* SurpriseIncest: John Bachmann and Emily Hofer. First time they slept together they were unaware of their relation, second time however they were well-aware.