Yep, Emmerdale is a British soap and I definitely think you should watch it! Obviously with it being a soap its impossible to catch up on everything seeing as it has been going on for yeeeaaars and its on every day of the week.
As you’ve probably noticed I reblog a lot of two guys, Aaron and Robert (AKA Robron) and you can find their storyline in quite a lot of places that I would 100% recommend watching. The lovely stulot has uploaded (half) monthly long videos of all Robron scenes on Dailymotion which is a perfect places to start and would be super easy to catch up with. You can also find storylines of other characters on YouTube if you want to get an even better background of the show in recent years like the Coira (Cain and Moira) storyline or the Barton boys storyline.
It can seem daunting, but I promise you do pick it up as you go along. I started watching the show blind too and I know a large majority of this fanbase did too, so you’ll be fine I promise :))
I definitely think you should watch it, if not all of it then at least the Robron storyline because THEY ARE ONE OF THE GREATEST COUPLES ON TV RIGHT NOW. It is anything but your typical gay couple storyline, there’s so much drama and angst (and I mean so much, please prepare yourself for pain). The chemistry between the actors is just, ugh the show really struck gold with them, you can’t force that kind of chemistry, its got to happen naturally. If you’re into heartbreaking but beautiful and life-overtaking ships robron is definitely for you!
Added bonus: the tumblr Robron/Emmerdale fandom is one of the greatest fandoms and every single person would welcome you with open arms because everyone is so damn lovely (ironic for a ship with so much pain really ;D)