if your choice is other reply below
Mad Men, but no Grey’s Anatomy?
greys is mostly a procedural with sleeping around
Is Mad Men a soap?
Game Of thrones is a soap
Mad Men is a serial drama and it has lots of soap elements
‘Grey’s is/was half melodramatic procedural and half relationship/hooking-up drama. It’s definitely a soap. If Mad Men’s there then The Sopranos, Friday Night Lights and Game of Thrones should be as well.
there is only 10 spots
Big Brother 😉
boardwalk empire Homeland The OC Gossip girl Scandal i can’t list them all
But if you’re gonna mention something as heavy and self-serious and attempting to be high art as Mad Men it makes sense to list those other shows. It’s more comparable to The Sopranos than Revenge and Desperate Housewives. It just stands out from that list of unabashedly melodramatic, frothy, traditional soap fair. Putting ‘Grey’s or The OC in its place would have made the list legit.
just because mad men has many awards and is a critical darling does not mean its unfair to be on this list
I voted other because my favorite Primetime Soap (Knots Landing) wasn’t on the list….and I think that Twin Peaks was close enough to the format that I would’ve considered it.
I would say other (Twin Peaks), if you could consider it a soap.