Series: Days of Our Lives
"Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives."
Very very long-running
US daytime Soap Opera
which debuted in 1965, rivaling Coronation Street
for popularity and longevity. It's also the only thing left on the NBC
daytime schedule that isn't Today
focused on the Hortons, a family who tended to become doctors. As time went on, more focus was given to the rivalry between the Italian DiMeras and the Irish Bradys, while still keeping the Hortons at the forefront.
Despite being generally grounded in reality, the show has featured stories involving aliens, ghosts, and mad scientists
. These are generally considered to be the worst seasons — or the best
A popular show among daytime drama queens
This series provides examples of: