Aren't soaps fundamentally meant to be done in a "real" style (hence not using things like incidental music)? Foraying into POV material (especially if the POV involves e.g. delusion, hallucination etc) is therefore a distinctly "un-soap" thing to do.
It's an un-Eastenders/Corrie/Emmerdale thing to do, but Hollyoaks has been film-effect for years and has - if I remember rightly - also had incidental music for a while too.
Holby City and Casualty - both now film effect, though they didn't start that way - are pretty soap-y, although I think a lot of people would probably deny that (but be unable to explain why). Holby used to end episodes with a "songtage" and Casualty has just started using the odd bit of incidental music.
Last edited by davidhorman on 3 June 2019 9:52am