"He wanted to watch Santa Barbara, his favourite television soap opera"

Santa Barbara was an American television show broadcast between 1984 and 1993. It's popularity saw it aired in over 40 countries and gain a collection of awards including 24 Daytime Emmy Awards and 18 Soap Opera Emmy Awards, among many other smaller awards. The show revolves around the eventful lives of a select few families of Santa Barbara, California, especially the wealthy Capwell family and the rival Lockridge family. Other characters included the more modest Andrade and Perkins families.