->'''Chris''': It just cracks me up that ComicBook/LexLuthor’s path to sinister corporate super-villain world domination begins with deciding how much money to allocate for traffic lights in [[FlyoverCountry Granville.]]\\
'''David''': I bet we won’t even see Superman fly or wear a costume when this is over; the dramatic final shot will be Lois and Clark closing on a mortgage.
-->-- '''Chris Sims''' and '''David Uzumeri''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/comicsalliance-recaps-smallville-episode-5x09-lexmas/ on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Lexmas")

A continuing series focusing on the personal relationships between several characters, usually following the form of the traditional daytime SoapOpera or PrimeTimeSoap. The difference is that the characters live in a world in which supernatural events and beings are commonplace, and as such the characters may often come into contact with vampires, ghosts, witches, etc. In some cases, the show's characters are themselves supernatural beings.

The original supernatural soap was ABC's daytime drama ''Series/DarkShadows'', although the form was perhaps perfected by Creator/JossWhedon's cult hit ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and its spinoff ''Series/{{Angel}}''.

Supernatural Soap Opera is a subgenre of UrbanFantasy and SupernaturalFiction. Compare FantasticComedy.


[[AC: Literature]]
* Literature/TheRedNecklace
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''

[[AC: Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/AmericanGothic''
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven''
* ''Series/BeingHumanUK''
** ''Series/BecomingHuman''
** ''Series/BeingHumanUS''
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
** ''Series/{{Angel}}''
* ''Series/{{Carnivale}}''
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}''
* ''Series/DarkShadows''
* ''Series/DeadLikeMe''
* ''Series/{{Haven}}''
* ''Series/HemlockGrove''
* ''Series/H2OJustAddWater''
* ''Series/KamenRiderKiva''
* ''Series/KindredTheEmbraced'', a short-lived soap based on the ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' RPG.
* ''Series/KyleXY'' (more of SciFi, though).
* ''Manga/LePortraitDePetiteCossette'' (Granted, it may be a 3 episode OVA, but...)
* ''Series/MakoMermaidsAnH2OAdventure''
* ''Series/NightAndDay'' plays constantly at the edges of this. While the supernatural elements - ghosts, monsters, vampirism, angels, demonic possession - aren't vital drivers of the ongoing plot, and could often be considered as existing within characters' imaginations and/or symbolic rather than literal, the ambiguous presentation means they can't easily be dismissed as such.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime''
* ''Series/{{Passions}}''
* ''Series/PointPleasant''
* ''Series/PortCharles''
* ''Series/{{Roswell}}''
* ''Series/RoundTheTwist'' is this for kids, although the soap elements are either low key or pervasive depending on the season and episode.
* ''[[Literature/ScryersGulch Scryer's Gulch]]''
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}''
* ''Series/{{Spirited}}''
* ''{{Split}}''
* ''StrangeParadise''
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
* ''Series/{{TeenWolf}}''
* ''Series/TrueBlood''
* ''Series/TwinPeaks''
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''
* ''Series/VampireProsecutor''
* ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}''
* Surprisingly, there have been some Latin {{Soap Opera}}s (known as Telenovelas) in this genre, like "''La otra mitad del sol''", "''La mujer en el espejo''", "''Vampi''" and "''El voyagem''", among others.
** ''LaOtraMitadDelSol'' (The Other Half of the Sun) was about two murdered lovers meeting again years later after reincarnating.
** ''LaMujerEnElEspejo'' (The Woman In The Mirror) is about a homely woman who uses a magical mirror to become beautiful- the problem being, normal mirrors still show her true appearance.
** ''{{Vampi}}'', as the name clearly indicates, revolved around vampires, more precisely a model/singer turned vampire who goes to live in a small town as part of her attempts to free herself of her sire and his own attempts to claim her.
** ''ElClon'' is about a rich man who [[CloningBlues pays to have a clone "son" of himself made]]. However this Telenovela is better remembered for its extensive use of Arabic cultural trappings.
** ''{{Victorinos}}'' has a psychic predict that three men born on the same day, all named Victorino, would meet some day- and one of them would then die. The novela follows their individual lives (which range from decent to criminal) until the day they meet, with the audience left to guess which one would die.
** ''Aurora'''' is about a woman who was put in [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] to save her life, and wakes up 20 years later, to find that the man she loves is now married, and her daughter is now a grown woman.
** ''WesternAnimation/SimplementeRita'' was a rare ''animated'' version of a Telenovela, which operated on CartoonPhysics.
** ''De Oro Puro'' (Of Pure Gold) is a telenovela about an inmortal woman who had a daughter with the power of premonition.