There's a lot of television miniseries that have aired over the years that could easily be slid into the soap opera genre. When the prime time soaps were at their zenith in the 1980s, there were a host of miniseries that aired to quite obviously "cash in" on the genre. Here's some that come to mind: Hollywood Wives Bare Essence Malibu Yes, there were others. And yes, I am well aware that Bare Essence evolved into a short-lived prime time series, just as Paper Dolls did a couple of years later. Any thoughts on these shows?