Soap operas, whose viewers have been on the rise globally, are potentially a major force in the transmission of values and lifestyles and sexual information to young viewers. The purpose of this article is to introduce the reader to the content of Arab soap operas in terms of family ties and physical encounter. It examines the themes of various Lebanese, Syrian, and Egyptian soaps and describes the differences, if
any, in the portrayal of the three sub-societies.
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