I grew up with the Dynasty/ Dallas generation (I was a Dynasty fan myself), and then became an addict to Days of Our Lives when I was in college in the early 1990s.
I finally managed to wean myself off my soap opera addiction almost 10 years ago, but I’m finding myself sucked into a completely new kind of soap opera playing itself out on YouTube.
There is Ray, the wildly successful star (currently most subscribed to YouTuber), and “womanizer” (always has a different hot girl on his arm). Then we have Phil, the news YouTuber – successful entrepreneur and madly in love with his girlfriend Lindsey.
Then there’s the ever love triangle – Luke, Kristina and Ingrid. Luke and Kristina have been dating for a couple of years, after Kristina had a very public blow-up with another YouTuber she had been dating. However recently we’ve seen a lot of videos of Luke with a very cute, perky Ingrid. He even gave her a cuddly stuffed animal that she takes with her *everywhere* and it makes us all wonder – are Luke and Kristina still dating? Is Luke now dating Ingrid?
Finally there’s Tessa (also known as Meekakitty). She has had a popular channel of her own, but frequently appeared in Ray’s videos as well (and it was thought perhaps she was dating Ray). Then they both moved out to Los Angeles and now Ray has a different hot girl at his side every vlog, while Tessa is vlogging about losing her new apartment and having to couch surf for the next 2 months.
I don’t know why, but I find all this so intriguing and so much more interesting than any old Soap Opera (or reality show for that matter). I’m hooked and can’t wait to find out what happens next!