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The storylines follow the day-to-day activities and personal relationships of these characters.
"Soap narratives, like those of film melodramas, are marked by what Steve Neale has described as 'chance happenings, coincidences, missed meetings, sudden conversions, last-minute rescues and revelations, deus ex machina endings.'" These elements may be found across the gamut of soap operas, from East Enders to Dallas.
Australian and UK soap operas also feature a significant proportion of romance storylines.The main characteristics that define soap operas are "an emphasis on family life, personal relationships, sexual dramas, emotional and moral conflicts; some coverage of topical issues; set in familiar domestic interiors with only occasional excursions into new locations".Fitting in with these characteristics, most soap operas follow the lives of a group of characters who live or work in a particular place, or focus on a large extended family.Soap operas rarely bring all the current storylines to a conclusion at the same time.When one storyline ends, there are several other story threads at differing stages of development.