Watch Dirty Soap
"Dirty Soap" was a reality television series about the little-understood world of soap operas. The show primarily focused on the professional and private lives of actors on "General Hospital," "One Life to Live," and "Days of Our Lives," but the show's healthy servings of drama, backstabbing and beautiful people could also appeal to audiences who are not familiar with soap operas. The show ran for one season on E! between September 2011 and January 2012, and was produced by, among others, television host Kelly Ripa.
The show's appeal lay in the similarities between the overwrought romantic and personal entanglements on the average soap opera and the complex relationships and lives of soap opera stars. Audiences watched "General Hospital" star Kelly Monaco step the dating scene and "One Life to Live" actress Farah Fath negotiate a romantic relationship with co-star John Paul Lavoisier. One of the more dramatic events in the show took place when "General Hospital" actress Kirsten Storms fell mysteriously ill. Her illness threatened her ability to continue her acting careers, it was later revealed to be endometriosis and she was able to seek treatment.
While "Dirty Soap" only lasted one season, the show had its fans, particularly among regular viewers of soap operas. Brian Hewson of the fan website "We Love Soaps" wrote, "As a hardcore soap opera fan, I found 'Dirty Soap' to be a riveting look at the lives of soap opera stars." Indeed, soap opera fans seemed to embrace this glimpse into the private lives of their favorite stars, and while the show had the potential to hold a broader appeal, it struggled to find an audience outside of the diehard world of soap opera fans. If you're interested in watching some real-life drama set in the world of daytime television, "Dirty Soap" is a great choice.
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- First Aired: March 05, 2012
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- First Aired: November 13, 2011
Kelly pushes Farah to confront J.P. during a camping trip, and things don't go so well. Plus, Nadia decides to surprise Fary at dinner with Brandon, but doesn't know Fary has a surprise waiting for her as well.
- First Aired: November 06, 2011
Brandon begs Nadia to stand up to her mom; Farah's personality takes its toll on her relationship with John-Paul; Kelly reconnects with an old friend.
- First Aired: October 30, 2011
Nadia hires an interior designer for a photo shoot; Farah considers becoming an egg donor for Danny; Kelly struggles to get her weight under control.