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Soap Operas Are Dead—Long Live the Soapie!

5 of our favorite South African soap operas and where to watch them online

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Growing up, my siblings and I knew that once we were done with clearing up the dishes after dinner, at eight o' clock, we'd have to be seated in front of the television in time for our beloved soap opera. Our show—to my mother's annoyance, but oddly to my father's delight—was "Generations." I knew that my schoolmates, friends, other family and literally every black child with a TV at home would be doing the same. We'd go on to discuss that night's episode the next day at school. This became a culture. We grew up with the characters in the show, and from this culture came a loyalty to all kinds of soap operas forever after.

And so trust me when I say that South Africans are going to lose their minds now that Showmax has made several addictive soap opera dramas available this July!

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