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Empire(2015)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama, Music
3.2/5 (with 138 votes)

A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.

With Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, ...

General Hospital(1963)

TV-14
| 36min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
2.4/5 (with 63 votes)

Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.

With Lynn Herring, Jacob Young, Mathew St. Patrick, Chase Masterson, Stuart Damon, Bryan Craig, ...

EastEnders(1985)

30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
1.9/5 (with 62 votes)

The everyday lives of working-class residents of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough.

With Shona McGarty, Ross Kemp, Patsy Palmer, Maddy Hill, Gillian Taylforth, Letitia Dean, ...

The Haves and the Have Nots(2013)

45min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
3.6/5 (with 29 votes)

Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots is a new television drama from the prolific writer, director and producer Tyler Perry. The show follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their opulent Savannah, Georgia, mansion.

With Gavin Houston

Dallas(1978)

1h per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
3.2/5 (with 22 votes)

The world's first mega-soap, and one of the most popular ever produced, Dallas had it all. Beautiful women, expensive cars, and men playing Monopoly with real buildings. Famous for one of the best cliffhangers in TV history, as the world asked "Who shot J.R.?" A slow-burner to begin with, Dallas hit its stride in the 2nd season, with long storylines and expert character development. Dallas ruled the airwaves in the 1980's.

Directed by Michael Preece, Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Robert Day, Russ Mayberry, ... - With Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Charlene Tilton, Barbara Bel Geddes, Lesley-Anne Down, Linda Gray, ...

The Bold and the Beautiful(1987)

TV-14
| 30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
1.7/5 (with 20 votes)

Continuing drama combining romance and intrigue set against the glittering backdrop of Beverly Hills and the American fashion industry.

With John McCook, Susan Flannery, Jim Storm, Darin Brooks, Alley Mills, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, ...

A Herdeira(2017)

45min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
1.9/5 (with 20 votes)

The story of a girl created by the gypsy community but who in fact is heiress of a great empire. The woman who robbed her in the past now sees her future threatened. The return of the Heiress unleashes struggles of power and affections and a love to withstand anything.

Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong(2014)

TV-14
| 1h per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
3.4/5 (with 16 votes)

Follow the relationships of a group of husbands and wives that live and love on the same street. While the neighbors come from very different backgrounds, their lives are similar – raising children, dealing with exes, worrying about money and keeping romance in their relationships. But just below the surface — secrets, lies and deception threaten to destroy what they have built.

Days of Our Lives(1965)

TV-14
| 1h per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
2.8/5 (with 16 votes)

The Horton and Brady broods endure the romantic trials of life in Salem, a Midwestern hamlet filled with evil geniuses, star-crossed lovers and a rich family history.

With Macdonald Carey, Eileen Davidson, Brynn Thayer, Elaine Princi, Deborah Adair, Lauren Koslow, ...

Melrose Place(1992)

44min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
2.6/5 (with 16 votes)

Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that aired on Fox from July 8, 1992, to May 24, 1999 for seven seasons. It follows the lives of a group of young adults living in a brownstone apartment complex on Melrose Place, in Los Angeles, California. The show was created by Darren Star for Fox and executive produced by Aaron Spelling for his company, Spelling Television. It is the second series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. Season one and season two were broadcast on Wednesday at 9pm, after Beverly Hills, 90210. In 1994, for its third season premiere, the show moved to Monday at 8pm. The show had many cast changes during the run. Thomas Calabro was the only original cast member to remain on the series throughout its entire run. The show earned several Golden Globe nominations and placed #51 on Entertainment Weekly's "New TV Classics" list.

With Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, Amy Locane, Doug Savant, Grant Show, Andrew Shue, ...

The Young and the Restless(1973)

30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
2.3/5 (with 15 votes)

The rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott, Baldwin and Winters families.

With Jeanne Cooper, Daniel Goddard, John Driscoll, Tammin Sursok, Michael Graziadei, Michael Damian, ...

Coronation Street(1960)

30min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Soap / Telenovela
2.9/5 (with 15 votes)

Coronation Street is a British television soap opera first broadcast on Granada Television in 1960. It was soon syndicated on other ITV franchises. The programme concerns the lives of the residents of Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional area of Salford, and centres around its terraced houses, cafe, corner shop, newsagents, textile factory and the Rovers Return pub. The programme was devised in 1960 by local scriptwriter Tony Warren at the recently formed Granada Television in Manchester. Warren's initial kitchen sink drama proposal was rejected by the station's founder Sidney Bernstein but he was persuaded by producer Harry Elton to produce the programme for thirteen pilot episodes. It was first broadcast on 9 December 1960 and within six months had become the most-watched programme on British television. It has been one of the most financially lucrative programmes on British commercial television, underpinning the success of the Granada Television franchise and the broadcaster ITV. Coronation Street is made by Granada Television at Granada Studios in Manchester. It is shown in all ITV regions as well as internationally. On 17 September 2010, it became the world's longest-running TV soap opera in production. Coronation Street is noted for its depiction of a down-to-earth working class community combined with light-hearted humour and strong characters.

With Philip Middlemiss, Mikey North, Chris Fountain, Sally Ann Matthews, Jimi Mistry, William Roache, ...

Dark Shadows(1966)

3.4/5 (with 14 votes)

Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The show was created by Dan Curtis. The story bible, which was written by Art Wallace, does not mention any supernatural elements. It was unprecedented in daytime television when ghosts were introduced about six months after it began. The series became hugely popular when vampire Barnabas Collins appeared a year into its run. Dark Shadows also featured werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and a parallel universe. A small company of actors each played many roles; indeed, as actors came and went, some characters were played by more than one actor. Major writers besides Art Wallace included Malcolm Marmorstein, Sam Hall, Gordon Russell, and Violet Welles. Dark Shadows was distinguished by its vividly melodramatic performances, atmospheric interiors, memorable storylines, numerous dramatic plot twists, unusually adventurous music score, and broad and epic cosmos of characters and heroic adventures. Now regarded as something of a classic, it continues to enjoy an intense cult following. Although the original series ran for only five years, its scheduling as a daily daytime drama allowed it to amass more single episodes during its run than most other science-fiction/fantasy genre series produced for English-language television, including Doctor Who and the entire Star Trek television franchise. Only the paranormal soap opera Passions, with a total of 2,231 episodes, has more.

The Lord of the Skies(2013)

45min per episode | Crime, Drama, Soap / Telenovela
2.6/5 (with 14 votes)

Set in the 1990s, these are the life and times of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, a man who became the head of the Juárez cartel. Nicknamed “El Señor de los Cielos” (Lord of the Skies) because of the large fleet of airplanes he used to transport drugs, he was also known for washing more than $200 million through Colombia to finance his huge fleet. He is described as the most powerful drug trafficker of his time.

Emmerdale(1972)

30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
2.0/5 (with 13 votes)

The lives of several families in the Yorkshire Dales revolve around a farm and the nearby village. With murders, affairs, lies, deceit, laughter and tears, it's all there in the village.

With John Nayagam, Richard Thorp, Chris Chittell, Clive Hornby, Stan Richards, Steve Halliwell, ...

Famous in Love(2017)

TV-14
| 1h per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
2.7/5 (with 12 votes)

Ordinary college student Paige gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. She must now navigate her new star-studded life and the highs and lows that come with being the new It Girl in town as well as balancing her college workload.

With Bella Thorne, Carter Jenkins, Keith Powers, Perrey Reeves

Dynasty(2017)

45min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
3.4/5 (with 11 votes)

The reboot follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children focusing on Fallon Carrington, the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class.

Directed by Brad Silberling - With Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley, James Mackay, Robert Christopher Riley, Rafael de La Fuente, Grant Show, ...

Dynasty(1981)

46min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; Fallon, pampered and spoiled; Steven, openly gay; and Amanda, hidden from him by his ex-wife, the conniving Alexis. Most of the show features the conflict between 2 large corporations, Blake's Denver Carrington and Alexis' ColbyCo.

Directed by Irving J. Moore - With John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, John James, Gordon Thomson, Pamela Bellwood, ...

Chicago Hope(1994)

1h per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
3.7/5 (with 10 votes)

Chicago Hope is an American medical drama television series, created by David E. Kelley. It ran on CBS from September 18, 1994, to May 4, 2000. The series is set in a fictional private charity hospital in Chicago, Illinois. The show is set to return in the fall of 2013 on TVGN in reruns.

With Jamey Sheridan, Carla Gugino, Lauren Holly, Mark Harmon, Peter MacNicol, Roxanne Hart, ...

Doctors(2000)

30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
2.0/5 (with 9 votes)

Set in the fictional Midlands town of Letherbridge, defined as being close to the city of Birmingham, this soap opera follows the staff and families of a doctor's surgery.

Neighbours(1985)

30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
2.9/5 (with 8 votes)

Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera. It was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985. It was created by TV executive Reg Watson, who proposed the idea of making a show that focused on realistic stories and portrayed adults and teenagers who talk openly and solve their problems together. Seven decided to commission the show following the success of Watson's Sons and Daughters, which aired on the network. Although successful in Melbourne, Neighbours underperformed in the Sydney market and struggled for months before Seven cancelled it. The show was immediately bought by rival network Ten. After taking over production of the show, the new network had to build replica sets because Seven destroyed the originals to prevent its rival from obtaining them. Ten began screening Neighbours on 20 January 1986, taking off where the previous series left off and commencing with episode 171. Neighbours has since become the longest running drama series in Australian television and in 2005, it was inducted collectively into the Logie Hall of Fame. On 11 January 2011, Neighbours moved to Ten's new digital channel, Eleven. The show's storylines concern the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in Erinsborough, a fictional suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. The series primarily centres around the residents of Ramsay Street, a short cul-de-sac, and its neighbouring areas, the Lassiters complex, which includes a bar, hotel, cafe, news office and park. Neighbours began with three families created by Watson – the Ramsays, the Robinsons and the Clarkes. Watson said that he wanted to show three families who are friends living in a small street. The Robinsons and the Ramsays had a long history and were involved in an ongoing rivalry. Pin Oak Court, in Vermont South, is the real cul-de-sac that has doubled for Ramsay Street since 1985. All of the houses featured are real and the residents allow Neighbours to shoot external scenes in their gardens. The interior scenes are filmed at the Global Television studios in Forest Hill.

Orange(2016)

24min per episode | Animation, Drama, Soap / Telenovela
3.8/5 (with 7 votes)

One day, Naho Takamiya receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Kakeru Naruse. The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets, and she wants to fix these by making sure the Naho from the past can make the right decisions—especially regarding Kakeru. What's more shocking is that she discovers that ten years later, Kakeru will no longer be with them. Future Naho asks her to watch over him closely.

Hollyoaks(1995)

TV-14
| 30min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Soap / Telenovela
1.7/5 (with 7 votes)

The daily soap that follows the loves, lives and misdemeanours of a group of people living in the Chester village of Hollyoaks where anything could, and frequently does, happen...

With Ross Adams, Nick Pickard, Stephanie Waring

Silvana Sin Lana(2016)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
2.0/5 (with 7 votes)

A high society woman loses everything and has to move with her three daughters, and her mom to a middle-class neighborhood.

Holby City(1999)

1h per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

Drama series about life on the wards of Holby City Hospital, following the highs and lows of the staff and patients.

With Jules Knight, Niamh McGrady, Alex Walkinshaw, Amanda Mealing, Louise Delamere

Falcon Crest(1981)

50min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
2.7/5 (with 6 votes)

Falcon Crest is an American primetime television soap opera which aired on the CBS network for nine seasons, from December 4, 1981 to May 17, 1990. A total of 227 episodes were produced. The series revolves around the feuding factions of the wealthy Gioberti/Channing family in the Californian wine industry. Jane Wyman starred as Angela Channing, the tyrannical matriarch of the Falcon Crest Winery, alongside Robert Foxworth as Chase Gioberti, Angela's nephew who returns to Falcon Crest following the death of his father. The series was set in the fictitious Tuscany Valley northeast of San Francisco.

With Jane Wyman

Ouro Verde(2017)

50min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
2.3/5 (with 6 votes)

Zé Maria Magalhães is an innocent young man who, suddenly, sees his dreams and family destroyed by a man's greed: Miguel Ferreira da Fonseca, a powerful banker. For 15 years, Zé Maria is forced to remain hidden, in a life of lies, in another country, imprisoned by the memories of the past, having to assume a new identity. Today, he is a great farmer, owner of the Ouro Verde empire, known as Jorge Monforte, and has become one of the richest men in Brazil. The course of time only fueled his desire for revenge, making him lose the sense of right and wrong and the ability to love. Fifteen years later, he returns to Portugal, ready to avenge the past and destroy Miguel Ferreira da Fonseca.

Home and Away(1988)

20min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
2.1/5 (with 5 votes)

Home and Away is set in the fictional town of Summer Bay, a coastal town in New South Wales, and follows the personal and professional lives of the people living in the area. The show initially focused on the Fletcher family, Pippa and Tom Fletcher and their five foster children Frank Morgan, Carly Morris, Steven Matheson, Lynn Davenport and Sally Keating, who would go on to become one of the show's longest-running characters. The show also originally and currently focuses on the Stewart family. During the early 2000s, the central storylines focused on the Sutherlands and later, the Hunters. Home and Away had proved popular when it premiered in 1988 and had risen to become a hit in Australia, and after only a few weeks, the show tackled its first major and disturbing storyline, the rape of Carly Morris; it was one of the first shows to feature such storylines during the early timeslot. H&A has tackled many adult-themed and controversial storylines; something rarely found in its restricted timeslot.

Soy Luna(2016)

45min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Kids & Family
2.6/5 (with 5 votes)

Luna leads a happy life in Mexico where she enjoys skating. Her life change overnight when a wealthy woman offers Luna's parents a job in Argentina and also to pay an elite school for Luna. Luna and her family moves to Argentina. She should start a new life, makes new friends, but soon she discovers the Jam & Roller, a rollerskating club, where she can not only prove her talent on wheels, but also on the stage singing. And that's not all, Luna is adopted and her parents have never kept her adoption a secret. However, Luna is suddenly overtaken by her past after moving to Argentina.

Directed by Jorge Nisco, Martín Saban - With Ruggero Pasquarelli, Valentina Zenere, Michael Ronda, Karol Sevilla, Rodrigo Pedreira, Ezequiel Rodríguez, ...

O Outro Lado do Paraíso(2017)

50min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
2.2/5 (with 4 votes)

In Tocantins, we meet Clara, an innocent young woman when it comes to love affairs, who lives next to her grandfather, Josafá, in Jalapão. She meets Gael, a good-humored, but explosively tempered man, heir to a wealthy family of Palmas. The attraction between the two is immediate and Clara soon gives in to this passion - she hardly knows that this love will take her from heaven to hell! For 10 years, Clara will be hospitalized in a psychiatric clinic. During the closing period, the young woman thinks about how she ended up there, strengthens herself and understands that she was the victim of a major blow.