- 4 Seasons
Soap is a parody of all the popular soap opera shows on daytime TV. The show is overemphasizes the drama and pokes fun at the outrageous ways soap opera characters have affairs and end up related to each other. The show follows the story of a central couple known as Jessica and Chester Tate. The Tates have a lavish lifestyle where they reside in a beautiful mansion and have a servant named Benson. The Tates are mature adults who have grown children. Many of the stories revolve around the love interests of the Tates and their children, with both Jessica and Chester having several affairs. Jessica has a sister named Mary who is married to Burt. They have a modest lifestyle which balances out the wealth of the Tates. Jessica and Mary often spend time discussing their family problems, which include a son who walks around with a dummy he talks to and a daughter who falls in love with a priest. The stories are often far fetched with people being involved in the mob and a lot of scenes designed as pure comedy. Even the Tates' butler Benson shoots off wise cracks about all the strange members in the family. Relationships come and go and stories become intertwined to add interest to each episode. As with most daytime soap operas, soap is a show which runs a continuous story from one show to the next. Because there are so many different people on the show, each episode usually focuses on two or three stories. One story might be about how Mary suspects Burt of cheating on her when in fact he is involved in a plot with her son from a previous marriage. The stories also poke fun at different topics including religious cults and aliens. The show uses adult humor and is not intended to be taken seriously. From murder to adultery, every topic is approached from a lighthearted comedic point of view.