I'm posting this here as the soaps mentioned straddle daytime, primetime, UK, US, Australia and so on. I'm just wondering what people's feelings were when certain soaps they loved, or once loved, drew to a close? And what was the "local reaction" for want of a better phrase, when it came to the show's ending? As in was there much coverage online, in newspapers, on TV etc. Were people distraught at the demise or were they past caring at that stage? I know that the US daytime soaps that ended in the 00's/10's garnered international comment because of the longevity of the shows whereas there's other shows that just petered out. There's a few shows that I watched that I watched that came to an end that I'd mixed feelings about. Brookside - I recall watching the last episode but solely because I happened to be in that night. Brookside was moved around the schedules so much that it had reached "is that still on air?" status by the time it was put out of it's misery. The pared down episodes with fewer cast and post watershed swearing made it feel unlike the show I once enjoyed so I wasn't too sad to see this one go. I know it's end got small mentions in the press but it didn't grace the cover of any magazines unlike some other shows on their way out. Sunset Beach - I wasn't prepared for this one to go. I felt it had plenty of life left in it but NBC clearly thought otherwise. Because of it's cult following on this side of the Atlantic, it's demise did garner some newspaper coverage, unheard of for US daytime soaps that are usually regarded as cheap schedule fillers. Family Affairs - this show had more overhauls than a Real Housewife's face but I still liked it. Unlike some other UK soaps, it wasn't shoved around the schedules in it's dying days and kept the same timeslot for the entirety of it's run. While it's premise wasn't particularly different from the other UK soaps, it probably had the most diverse cast at that time, so it was a shame to see it go for that reason. It garnered comment in the press because of it's status as one of Channel 5's inaugural shows but Family Affairs never really was a show to get TV mag covers during it's life so I don't recall it receiving any in it's death either. Night and Day - I loved this show but ITV tested the limits of even my dedication with it's schedule changes and pushing the show further and further into a Sunday night / Monday morning graveyard slot. It was another one that people didn't realise was still on air and it petered out in the early hours of Monday mornings with little or no mention in the press. Breakers - like Sunset Beach, I loved this show and thought it could've run and run. From what I've read, it never really got the support of Network Ten where it aired in Australia and when BBC One dropped it in the UK (relegating it to the then fledgling digital channel BBC Choice), Network Ten gave even less of a sh*t. Unlike Sunset Beach, I was unaware of the show's cancellation, only learning when the show stopped abruptly during it's airings on Irish TV.