Goede tijden gemist is very popular soap opera of Netherland. It began on 1st October 1990 and is still running on RLT4. This makes it the longest running soap opera in Netherland. Till date, it has viewed more than 5,000 episodes. It is always broadcasted from Monday to Friday at 8:00 pm (20:00 hours). However, it has its summer breaks, which is from June to September.
This soap opera has numerous records to its credits. It is one of the highest rated and most watched soap in Netherlands since it has viewers around 1.5 million. It has been inspired from The Restless Years which is an Australian soap.
Plot and Increasing Popularity of GTST
The story is mainly set in a fictional town of Meerdijk. It revolves around the lives of many families like Van Houten, Sanders, Alberts, Bouwhuis and De Jong. Like every other soap, it also has business, marriage, kidnapping and divorce as the key events of the soap. This helps in keeping the viewers glued to the soap.
At the end of every season, the director provides a cliff-hanger so that the viewers get interested for watching the next season. Most of the cliff-hangers revolve around family drama. However, some of them revolve around unexpected twists and disasters.
Recently, this soap has become famous for its controversial storyline. Some of the most controversial storylines which have been shown are the truth behind Stefano Sanders’ paternity, the death of Frits van Houten, homosexuality jail and drugs, etc.
For increasing its popularity, it hosts its own live event every year, which is called GTST live. If one is a crazy fan of GTST, one can get entry and interact with his/her favourite star. Recently, the show has started its spin-off since there were too many characters to fit in one show. The latter revolves around the lives of young characters of GTST. However, many new characters have been added.