As a television fan I've watched my fair share of soap operas over the years.
I grew up binging on Neighbours, Home and Away, Dynasty, The Colbys, Eastenders and Coronation Street, amongst others.
But over all this time only one remains regularly on my playlist - and, without doubt, it's the greatest soap opera of all.
Of course I'm speaking about professional wrestling, and the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment, formerly WWF (World Wrestling Federation)) in particular.
I can hear most of you scoffing at me already, so let me provide some evidence for my bald assertion.
You would have thought that after nearly four decades of watching television I'd have learned not to get too caught in the hype.
Time and time again eagerly anticipated television shows (I'm looking at you in particular Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) arrive on our screens and are a poor relation to what was promised.
But despite this I'm still ridiculously excited about the prospect of Gotham - the television show that will show how a young Bruce Wayne and Jim Gordon became the men we know them today.
Throw in the origin stories of classic DC Comics bad guys like the Penguin and you have a potential for genius.
Traditionally these shows have been relatively good - once Smallville got out of the 'freak of the week' issues of the first couple of seasons it turned into an excellent show for a couple of years before fading badly.
I can still remember the excitement of watching the first few episodes of Heroes when they premiered in 2006.
It was the first television show I can remember that got everyone in my group of friends talking about it.
The cast was excellent and it introduced us to the fantastic talents of Zachary Quinto as epic bad guy Sylar.
"Save the cheerleader, save the world" was the catch cry. It should have been "Save some ideas for the second season".
The second season was... well, it was less entertaining than a Chuck Lorre comedy.
I've been quick to bag our local TV channels when they've done horrible things, so it's about time I gave them praise when it's due.
TV3's relaunch of their online app, now branded 3NOW, is to be welcomed - especially as it opens up their shows to the vast majority of mobile devices used in New Zealand.
They are promising more in the future in addition to shows from TV3, Four and 3 News, including original content.
It's just a shame that there is a dearth of great local content to take advantage of those new opportunities.
TV3 are also, belatedly, taking a leaf out of Netflix's book by making the entire first season of excellent show House of Cards available through 3NOW from 23rd February.
Thank the gods of New Zealand television - we have a new Kiwi born and bred show and it's a winner.
I wrote last week of the importance of giving Step Dave (Tuesday, 8.30pm on TV2) a chance given the dearth of new local programming and the cancellation of past favourites.
Fans of local shows need it to succeed if we're to see more homegrown talent given a chance to shine rather than cheap imports.
That's a lot of pressure for any new show to have placed upon it, even if it's helmed by Kate McDermott (Go Girls, Nothing Trivial, The Blue Rose) and produced by South Pacific Pictures.
It's fair to say I was nervous as I sat down to watch episode one last night - I wanted it to be a hit so much that I would have taken it personally if it had been bad.
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