Yul Rachmawati, Tangguh Okta Wibowo


This study attempts to explore how the reception of the audiences after watching Preman Pensiun (PP) soap opera, a comedy soap opera by Aris Nugraha which has aired up to three series. The problematization of this study comes when PP soap opera raises a question, how do audiences’
response in the city other than Bandung? This study tries to understand how receptive thugs who are retired or ex-thugs after watched PP soap operas in their daily lives. For data collection, researchers conducted in-depth interviews after approaching three informants as former thugs in
Yogyakarta. The result of this study is the communication of former thugs in daily life after they  have constructed and reproduced values adopted from PP soap opera. Last, PP soap opera gives pleasure for the ex-thugs in providing entertainment, but also it gives ironic pleasure and paradox
when they feel away with the pleasure. 


daily lives of ex-thugs; ironic pleasure; Preman Pensiun soap opera; reception of thugs

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