I have addition for that one posted above:
The Cursed Pregnant Women = 8 out of 10 pregnant woman in soap operas will either suffer from miscarriage or they will simply have
bleeding, which I found very annoying and disturbing. Can't give examples for this, there's just too many lol. It was like our local
writers are very sadistic against pregnant women. Please, can't you just give a woman a nice and healthy pregnancy?
The Mistaken Culprit = The main protagonist will be setup by the antagonist, then puts into jail for the crime he/she didn't commit. Examples: Sara in Doble Kara, Cardo in FPJAP, Maningning in Prinsesa Ng Banyera, Katherine in Iisa Pa Lamang, Miguel in Bukas Na Lang
Kita Mamahalin. (From other network, Magkaibang Mundo and Sa Piling Ni Nanay has the same thing)
The Prison Break by the Protagonist = this is like a twin of the Mistaken Culprit. The protagonist will escape to clean up his/her name.
Examples? 5 out of 7 I mentioned above did it, including the ones from the other network's drama lol.
The Prison Break by the Antagonist = usually this one happens when the soap is nearing it's end, mostly on the finale week. The main antagonist is already imprisoned, but as what I called it, he/she will escape to wreck havoc for the last time.
The Cursed Cellphone - when people needs it the most, it's either out of coverage area (no signal) or dead battery lol. This one happens in movies too.