Armenian soap operas have overwhelmed Armenian TV channels since 2000s. They are quite popular among locals, though sometimes undergo criticism as well.
Are you sitting at home and have no idea about how to spend your evening? Have no mood to go to cafes or walk along the streets? Do you want to combine like sitting on your favorite sofa with something interesting?
Turn on your TV! Armenian soap operas are here to dispel your boredom. Armenian soap operas passed the test for time and occupy over 30% of local airtime.
They are touching, funny, thrilling, entertaining and these soap operas know how to keep you in front of TV boxes for hours. Here are 10 Armenian soap operas worth watching!
Armenian Soap Operas #1: Another Soul
Armenian soap operas vary in genres. So, if you are crazy about melodrama, suspense and kind of a mystery then this soap opera is for you. Based on Julio Jimennes’ novel, this soap opera was broadcasted on Shant TV in 2016.
It is about famous pianist Maria Baveyan who has everything. She has a loving family as well. Unfortunately, her husband dies at an early age and she remarries. Her second husband falls in love with her beautiful niece Eva. They do everything to take her wealth. Marie’s daughters are in danger. She has to save them and punish Eva and Vahag.
Ylena Borisenko, Sofia Poghosyan and Narek Makaryan star in the soap opera. It was quite successful as the local population kept watching it till the last episode. It’s interesting to see how Maria takes her revenge.
Armenian Soap Operas #2: Anna
Grasp a box of napkins and a glass of water to keep you calm and wipe your tears! You are going to experience the hardships the soap opera’s main characters pass through.
Anna lives in a small Armenian village with her mom and dad. During the war in Artsakh Anna’s father passes away. Anna moves to Yerevan with her mother. It takes them great pains to survive. In the end Anna becomes a lawyer.
Armine Poghosyan and Arpine Israyelyan perform the roles of the main characters. This soap opera was broadcasted on Armenian Public TV in 2010. Unlike other Armenian soap operas, this one faced nearly no criticism.
Who knows? Maybe every viewer felt for Anna’s family. Some people even joked that they looked forward to watching another episode all day long. This is a sign of a high rating perhaps.
Armenian Soap Operas #3: The Stranger
Those who are crazy about intrigues are welcome. “The Stranger” is a brand-new soap opera among Armenian soap operas. It mixes crime and drama. Of course, love triangle is no exception here.
Three close friends spend most of the time together. When growing up one of the friends falls in love. And the drama begins. The soap opera is aired every business day on Shant Premium.
Davit Aghajanyan, Marinka Khachatryan with her expressive eyes and Sisian Stepanyan make the main angles of this love story. Feedbacks are quite encouraging in terms of rating.
Armenian Soap Operas #4: The Deer Path
The war in Armenian land of Arstakh at the beginning of the 20th century is one of the most important events in Armenian history. Therefore, it is expressed in various spheres of arts. Armenian soap operas also tackle the issue this or that way.
However, the soap opera “The Path of Deer” has brought it to another level. This is a story of an Armenian pilot Davit. This military drama is close to everybody’s heart here in Armenia. Popular actors such us Khoren Levonyan, Hrachyan Harutyunyan, Marjan Avetisyan and Rosie Avetisova create the atmosphere of the soap opera that keeps the viewers glowed to TVs.
Armenia TV premium broadcasts it. There are only 20 episodes. To put it simple, this soap opera is a real quality work.
Armenian Soap Operas #5: The Leaders
Endless fights, competition and a bunch of emotions. These are the main things that the large number of leaders in this soap opera provide. It is about how posh rich people can be. The eternal inequality of rich and poor is one of the main problems tackled here.
Love, crime and hostility are another issue in the soap opera. It has been broadcasted on Armenian TV since last year. Imagine how popular it is that Kazakh TV channel bought the rights to broadcast it as well! Yeah! Our leaders are that famous!
Artashes Alexanyan, Albert Safaryan and Ara Deghtrikyan make the list of leaders. As for the success of this soap opera, some people find it to prolonged. But it never keeps them from watching it.
Armenian Soap Operas #6: The Honeymoon
To be frank, Armenian soap operas mostly tackle the same basic issues. Here is another one to show you the love story of two who can never be together. Sounds very cruel, doesn’t it?
One broken heart here, another in the hospital. The latter appears in hospital because of casualties. The two sweethearts try to elope secretly. They fail.
Kentron TV is the channel that broadcasts this soap opera every business day. Eterie Voskanyan, Arevik Adumyan and singer Vache Amaryan star here. They suffer, fight and live in their own way. Unfortunately, the rating of this soap opera is not that high among other Armenian soap operas.
Maybe it’s because it has just started to be aired. But still it has its loyals.
Armenian Soap Operas #7: Station
Again, a love story filled with drama and romanticism. Armenians are real source of love and care, aren’t they? So, this two people meet as strangers. Later on, they become the closest people for each other. However, it is here that one of them misses the train, the other has only a one-way ticket. Kind of no way back.
Armen Elbakyan, Christine Kujumchyan, Varujan Margaryan, Alexander Babasyan and Vahan Hovsepyan create this dramatic storyline. Armenian ATV broadcasted it in 2016.
Armenian Soap Operas #8: If I find you
You know family is everything to an Armenian. This is why “If I find You” was a real success. People loved it here in Armenia. This is another soap opera broadcasted on ATV.
It enlarges upon love once again. This time this love is towards mothers and children. In other words, the soap opera is a family drama. This soap opera is a kind of debut for little Anahit Mkrtchyan. She is the main character.
Armenian Soap Operas #9: Life Goes On
It goes without saying that soap operas have some psychological impact as well. Sometimes they coincide with real events. Among Armenian soap operas “Life Goes On” is the very case.
Actually, the producers of this soap opera choose different life events and make an episode. In the end, a psychologist explains everything. Watch the soap opera! Maybe you will find answers to all of your questions! The soap opera is aired on Armenian Public TV every day.
Armenian Soap Operas #10: School of Angels
This is not a fairytale or a legend. This is a soap opera based on reality. It’s about schoolmates from the same yard. They live, study and make friends all together.
Four of them are especially close. They trust each other and never cheat. This soap opera was broadcasted in 2010 on Armenian Public TV. People loved it, as it was all about good friendship, school and everyday life. Even children watched it.
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