Soap operas similar to NBC's "Days of Our Lives" include "All My Children," "As the World Turns," "The Young and the Restless" and "General Hospital." These shows all feature controversial plot lines with several dramatic twists.
"Days of Our Lives" premiered on Nov. 8, 1965, and is still producing new episodes as of July 2015. "Days of Our Lives" focuses on the trials and tribulations of the Brady, Horton and DiMera families. Soap operas such as "General Hospital" and "All My Children" also center on one or more specific families. Plot lines for "Days of Our Lives" and similar soap operas include marriage, divorce, rape, infidelity and financial difficulties.