By Chloe White, Tori O'Mara & Jake Phillips CONVECTIONS OF SOAP OPERAS
2. Genre In Soaps there are various genres that directors try to get across tothe audience. Here are some for example: Romance, Thriller,Conflict, Love, Sexuality, Fights. The genre of a scene chosen chooses whats going to happen in aepisode. The whole episode is chosen around the genre. By Chloe White 3. Conventions of soap operas I think the biggest audience for soap operas is women aged 20-40mainly because the time they are shown and the storylines thatthe use. The name soap opera stems from the original dramatic serialsbroadcast on radio that had soap manufacturers, such as DialCorporation, Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive and LeverBrothers, as sponsors and producers. These early radio series were broadcast in weekday daytime slots,usually five days a week, when most listeners would behousewives this was to target the right sort of audience they aretrying to attract. By Tori OMara 4. Representations Representations are used to stereotype and countertype. Gossip isused to create conflict, based in real life but with more tragedy.They have a range of characters to get a wider audience. The nameof the soap will help with the connotations of its themes, lifestylesand conflicts.By Jake Phillips 5. BasedThe whole soap will be around 19-25 based around uni and year oldsthe clubbing scene (Chloe)(tori)The soap will be set in aAll of the characters will bestudent village. (Jake)interlinked (Jake) Our new soap idea.All of our story lines will beThe soap will alsocontroversial including:be based around Gay relationships, sexualexams (tori)harassment, jealous twins,heartbreak and murder.(Chloe) 6. Main charactersLacey turner- Steph (bitchy)Simon Bird-Lucas(geek)Georgie Porter- Lucy (Promiscuous)BrookeVincent-Jess(Lesbian) The veronicas- Courtney Channing Tatenum and Charmaine (twins) Chase (Hot guy) 7. Plot for our soap operaSteph (is in a relationship with Chase) goes to the club with Chaseand they meet up with the other main characters. They all startdrinking and Lucy takes advantage of Chase and starts kissing himpassionately. Although Steph is looking on from the corner with thetwins she decides to get revenge by kissing Lucus. Then Jess seesthe jealous kiss and punches Steph which breaks out into a fight.