Santa Barbara is an Emmy-winning American television soap opera that aired on NBC from July 30, 1984, to January 15, 1993. The show revolves around the eventful lives of the wealthy Capwell family of Santa Barbara, California. Other prominent families featured on the soap were the rival Lockridge family, and the more modest Andrade and Perkins families. Dominating the show's early years is the feud between the Capwell and Lockridge families, with the five-year-old murder of family scion Channing Capwell Jr. as a major recurring plot point. The show is best remembered for its witty dialogue and sometimes tongue-in-cheek situations that often seemed like an affectionate parody of the genre.