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Top Ten Similarties Between Soap Operas and Russian Novels

10) Serialized
 9) Teenage angst
 8) Complicated family relationships
 7) Complete strangers talk to each other all the time
 6) Love at first sight
 5) Big boring bits
 4) Your brother wants to sleep with your wife
 3) Unrequited love
 2) Deserving murder victims
And the number one similarity between Soap Operas and
Russian Novels:
 1) Guys named Dimitri and Ivan
"In the first case it was necessary to renounce the consciousness of unreal immobility in space and to recognize a motion we did not feel; in the present case it is similarly necessary to renounce a freedom that does not exist and to recognize a dependence of which we are not conscious." -- Tolstoy _War and Peace_
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