10 March 2011

Sick in style in the soapies

How do you know you are watching a soapie? There's always someone in hospital - and they look extremely glamorous.

Watch any soapie, and before long someone will be in hospital. Accidents, comas, amnesia, dread diseases: they always manage to look well-groomed and elegant though. Not like in real life.

All patients have their own rooms. Endless gnashing of teeth by loved ones at someone's bedside is never interrupted by someone in the next bed asking them to pipe down – he wants to sleep.


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