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  • Message 19701

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    Posted by SJD (U5974316) on Wednesday, 5th December 2012

    And what has happened to Tiffany? Did I blink and miss something?

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  • Message 19702

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    Posted by smiley (U14357686) on Wednesday, 5th December 2012

    Some EE fans are moaning online that ratings aren't what they should be for this time of yr- apart from the odd shock storyline factor ep - and then the Beeb move the BBC3 catch up ep from 10pm to 10.30pm and omnibus moved to midnight that the Beeb are out of love with EE. Here's hoping! smiley - ok 

    Yes they should either get their act together to improve things, or pull the plug on this drivel all together. The phrase “there is no point flogging a dead horse” seems very fitting for EE in its current state. That money can be better spent elsewhere. BBC has been providing some great quality programmes recently, period drama and other dramas. The ridiculous money they spent on EE can be put to much better use on something worthwhile.

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  • Message 19703

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    Posted by GusMcGuire (U7223549) on Wednesday, 5th December 2012

    And what has happened to Tiffany? Did I blink and miss something?  Didn't she get run over by Mike Reid in 1998?

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  • Message 19704

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    Posted by FleetingEileenM (U14106338) on Wednesday, 5th December 2012

    And what has happened to Tiffany? Did I blink and miss something?
    Didn't she get run over by Mike Reid in 1998? 

    I was a bit confused. I recognised the little boy who is Ray's (?) son but who was the older boy at the kitchen table? And yes, where was Tiffany? Left somewhere in the wilds of East Anglia or wherever they went?

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  • Message 19705

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Wednesday, 5th December 2012

    Shirley and her repeated dialogue have returned. It is groundhog day with her character. How many times have we heard her saying the same things like a broken record? 
    Yes, even Derek is less repetitive. At least he manages to occasionally get involved in a different storyline but here is Shirley back from her holiday and what does she immediately do? Start where she left off. Moaning about Phil in the same way to anyone within shouting distance. I really don't see what her moral quandary is - shop Phil to the police for perverting the course of justice!

    Bianca is turning in Billy, the female looser of the square. 
    Yeah, it's rather ridiculous but it seems very clear they don't have the faintest idea of what to do with her. They should just have said she stabbed another inmate and hanged herself on Christmas day - just to add to Walford's usual festive joy.

    And what has happened to Tiffany? Did I blink and miss something? 
    Didn't she get run over by Mike Reid in 1998? 

    I was a bit confused. I recognised the little boy who is Ray's (?) son but who was the older boy at the kitchen table? And yes, where was Tiffany? Left somewhere in the wilds of East Anglia or wherever they went? 

    Those who are not confused are not well informed.

    Tiffany got a blink-and-miss-it line explaining her absence. Something about her being sick and so staying with someone else... after all, why stay with your mother and grandmother?

    The older one is Liam (who was off staying with Thicky for a while) but you probably don't recognise him as he's not wearing his hat.

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  • Message 19706

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    Posted by jannemieke (U9267858) on Wednesday, 5th December 2012

    Prophet, smiley - blush I would not have said it as you write such a good blog which I and all enjoy much but the colours were really a bit difficult to read so thank you for going in white with normal letters. smiley - smooch smiley - smiley

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  • Message 19707

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    Posted by fuzzysquirrel (U15305803) on Wednesday, 5th December 2012

    What's hapopened to Little Lord Fauntleroy these days smiley - laugh one minute Sharon can't possibly be parted from him and now you never see him with her...Walford is excellent for baby sitters aren't they smiley - laugh  I was just thinking about this very question myself.......just where is Little Lord Fauntleroy?????

    Perhaps he being cared for by Michael who is supposed to be caring for his poor child????

    What sloppy poor writing in these recent scripts.

    It really isn't good enough, the writers should be sacked for such poor effort.

    if you need some hints come and read some on this thread!!

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  • Message 19708

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Wednesday, 5th December 2012

    Prophet, smiley - blush I would not have said it as you write such a good blog which I and all enjoy much but the colours were really a bit difficult to read so thank you for going in white with normal letters. smiley - smooch smiley - smiley  Oh, I'm not one to take criticism to heart, jannemieke - especially if it's just about the colour scheme. Don't give it out if you can't take it.

    The colour of the blog isn't really of any consequence to me, so long as people enjoy the content - that's the important thing. Perhaps some of the people that frequent Digital Spy could mention it in passing...

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  • Message 19709

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    Posted by Sam (U15466226) on Thursday, 6th December 2012

    Some EE fans are moaning online that ratings aren't what they should be for this time of yr- apart from the odd shock storyline factor ep - and then the Beeb move the BBC3 catch up ep from 10pm to 10.30pm and omnibus moved to midnight that the Beeb are out of love with EE. Here's hoping! smiley - ok 

    Yes they should either get their act together to improve things, or pull the plug on this drivel all together. The phrase “there is no point flogging a dead horse” seems very fitting for EE in its current state. That money can be better spent elsewhere. BBC has been providing some great quality programmes recently, period drama and other dramas. The ridiculous money they spent on EE can be put to much better use on something worthwhile.

     
    Frankly the BBC SHOULD scrap EastEnders altogether. I used to watch it but gave up about 4 months ago, how glad I am that I did. All it seemed to consist of was verbal sparring, sex and various other problems that characters we didn't care two hoots for were going through. It's supposed to be an "accurate representation" of how people live their lives. NOBODY is THAT depressed in real life.

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  • Message 19710

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    Posted by Ziggy (U14268308) on Thursday, 6th December 2012

    Just watched Sharon somebody on This Morning bragging about how she has written an episode about a stag and hen do. She should put her head between her hands and walk away.

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  • Message 19711

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    Posted by nightmusic (U6275195) on Thursday, 6th December 2012


    'EastEnders' Christmas trailer released ...


    tinyurl.com/cwdum88...

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  • Message 19712

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    Posted by Tweeet (U15280056) on Thursday, 6th December 2012

    Prophet, smiley - blush I would not have said it as you write such a good blog which I and all enjoy much but the colours were really a bit difficult to read so thank you for going in white with normal letters. smiley - smooch smiley - smiley  Same here....thank you smiley - smiley

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  • Message 19713

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    Posted by Tweeet (U15280056) on Thursday, 6th December 2012

    Has Hairdresser of the year Bianca been doing Sharons hair recently because the back of it looks really matted and those hair extensions she's wearing look awful. smiley - biggrin

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  • Message 19714

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Thursday, 6th December 2012

    Has Hairdresser of the year Bianca been doing Sharons hair recently because the back of it looks really matted and those hair extensions she's wearing look awful. smiley - biggrin  Given the fact 90% of the women in the street are bottle blondes... you never seem to see anyone getting their hair bleached...

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  • Message 19715

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Thursday, 6th December 2012

    I was a little distracted tonight, so apologies for the delay:

    wackywalford.blogspo...

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  • Message 19716

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    Posted by DizzyLizzy (U1312492) on Thursday, 6th December 2012

    Spot on Prophet!

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  • Message 19717

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    Posted by Ziggy (U14268308) on Thursday, 6th December 2012

    Prophet, smiley - blush I would not have said it as you write such a good blog which I and all enjoy much but the colours were really a bit difficult to read so thank you for going in white with normal letters. smiley - smooch smiley - smiley  Same here....thank you smiley - smiley  Me too!

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  • Message 19718

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    Posted by Kirsty90 (U2319212) on Friday, 7th December 2012

    well I'm glad Shirley is back, at least some fire there and i loved how she shouted BIMBO to Dragron, that had me in stitches.

    I hope Dragron and Phil get it on as I am so tired of Wooden Jack/Jacknocchio whose only purpose it seems is to be at the right place at the right time or pout over mugs and bottles.

    Could someone appoint Puppy Alfie at Walfords police as already getting worked up over where a candle is bought is the right feature of qualifying for a job there.
    I can't remember where I bought my apples which I have with me today so I might have an affair, ohhhhh noooooo

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  • Message 19719

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    Posted by Tweeet (U15280056) on Friday, 7th December 2012

    Half Day Alice had another half day I see smiley - laugh ...please find her some new lines EE.

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  • Message 19720

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    Posted by childofthestones (U15491546) on Friday, 7th December 2012

    It made me laugh when Allice said she was owed some time! I think she probably owes THEM some!

    Considering we've been in recession for about 4 years the storyline about the Minute Mart seems a little late...considering her chat with Ian Beale is the shop now going to sell fruit and veg?

    And this mystery about the candles is just laughable! Alfie immediately suspects something is up because Kat lies about where she got a candle?

    I can't believe Phil would scupper his chances by saying they weren't engaged any more...it's not like him to come clean about anything is it?

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  • Message 19721

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    Posted by Ziggy (U14268308) on Friday, 7th December 2012

    It made me laugh when Allice said she was owed some time! I think she probably owes THEM some!

    Considering we've been in recession for about 4 years the storyline about the Minute Mart seems a little late...considering her chat with Ian Beale is the shop now going to sell fruit and veg?

    And this mystery about the candles is just laughable! Alfie immediately suspects something is up because Kat lies about where she got a candle?

    I can't believe Phil would scupper his chances by saying they weren't engaged any more...it's not like him to come clean about anything is it? 
    The Minute Mark already sells veg I saw some nice aubergines in there yesterday.

    I don´t know why people aren´t up in arms about the safety issue of having a candle in a young boys bedroom.

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  • Message 19722

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Friday, 7th December 2012

    It made me laugh when Allice said she was owed some time! I think she probably owes THEM some! 
    That was pretty hilarious - I thought I was hearing things when she said it.

    Considering we've been in recession for about 4 years the storyline about the Minute Mart seems a little late...considering her chat with Ian Beale is the shop now going to sell fruit and veg? 
    Considering the economy, it's a miracle that the Minute Mart hasn't gone out of business as people shop at the supermarket for goods at a fraction of the cost.

    And this mystery about the candles is just laughable! Alfie immediately suspects something is up because Kat lies about where she got a candle? 
    The real mystery is why Kat didn't TELL THE TRUTH? There was no reason to lie but then, why hasn't she been straight forward with Alfie about the Phantom Shagger and is continued advances FROM THE START?! She didn't need to tell Alfie who it was, just that he was still putting the moves on her but oh, right - that might have MADE SENSE.

    I can't believe Phil would scupper his chances by saying they weren't engaged any more...it's not like him to come clean about anything is it? 
    It doesn't make a lot of sense, does it? If he was going to chicken out the second it looked as if someone might tell the SS Officers of ZE SOCIAL, then the whole faux engagement seems pointless.

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  • Message 19723

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Friday, 7th December 2012

    wackywalford.blogspo...

    I just saw the "trailer" for Christmas... I've seen people on youtube do a better job and I've watched youtube poop AND AMVs! Still, if the purpose was for it to be hilariously overblown and try to make what will be dull and dreary orders of magntiude more epic than it stands any feasible chance of happening by using every cheap trick in he book? Mission accomplished.

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  • Message 19724

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    Posted by Kirsty90 (U2319212) on Saturday, 8th December 2012

    so Bianca cannot afford a Christmas tree??

    Of course not if the only 3 job options in entire London (Cafffff, Booty's, Minute Mart) have no vacancies at the moment, so life might as well be over then.

    @Prophet, very well spotted, how can the Hogson just run out of the BUZZIN club on a working night with Lucy, unless his hour's day work was over of course

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  • Message 19725

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Saturday, 8th December 2012

    Of course not if the only 3 job options in entire London (Cafffff, Booty's, Minute Mart) have no vacancies at the moment, so life might as well be over then. 
    But Bianca HAS a job!

    @Prophet, very well spotted, how can the Hogson just run out of the BUZZIN club on a working night with Lucy, unless his hour's day work was over of course 
    Ha, an hour? That seems like far too long for an Eastenders word day! Nah, he'll have just seen someone in the club and said "Can you watch the bar for five minutes?"

    Which makes me think of the market... Am I the only person that feel as if it has been almost completely forgotten? If it wasn't for Ian working the stall and Alfie's trip to Germany, it feels as if we wouldn't have seen it for months.

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  • Message 19726

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    Posted by nightmusic (U6275195) on Sunday, 9th December 2012

    Did I hear Alice say she wasn't going to work as she was owed some time off!!

    She's had so many days off since she started it's a wonder they know who she is.
    Wish I had her job, whatever it is.

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  • Message 19727

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    Posted by Tweeet (U15280056) on Sunday, 9th December 2012

    Where is Shirley supposed to be staying while she terrorises Phil smiley - biggrin...don't tell me the B and B smiley - erm.

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  • Message 19728

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Sunday, 9th December 2012

    Did I hear Alice say she wasn't going to work as she was owed some time off!!

    She's had so many days off since she started it's a wonder they know who she is.
    Wish I had her job, whatever it is. 
    Yes, it would be a bit like someone that just won the lottery saying they never win anything but Half-Day Alice isn't exactly bright.

    Where is Shirley supposed to be staying while she terrorises Phil ...don't tell me the B and B. 
    It must be, she was in the B&B to say goodbye to Jay & Denise before she found out that Ben was Lexi's father... and did we EVER get a DNA test to confirm that?

    If I was Phil, I wouldn't trust her on the subject, especially when he's spent considerable time and money (not to mention perpetrating fraud) on trying to get custody PURELY on her say so.

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  • Message 19729

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    Posted by jannemieke (U9267858) on Sunday, 9th December 2012

    I have been thinking,....... at night when I can't sleep: surely some one of the crayon crew and the actors must have read this thread? Especially you Prophet and to a lesser extent us, put them to shame at the trash they present us with. Last week I saw a scene between Susan and Karl in Neighbours, it was a believable scene, a moment of reflection between the 2 how sorry they were about how things were now between them after Karl's infidelity. No screaming, no slamming of doors etc... It was also worth an Oscar for best actor and actress compared to the inferior, poor performances by some of the EE actors. But I will stop thinking about it, especially at night. The effect on my blood pressure has been very bad. smiley - yikes

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  • Message 19730

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Sunday, 9th December 2012

    Like many middle class people, I suffer a crippling addiction to The Archers... two of the ongoing storylines focus around two things Eastenders is fond of - infidelity and money problems and yet, The Archers really sells both of them.

    These are storylines that have been running for months... it's not like Bianca reappearing on the Square, promising she'll get a tree and then (shockingly) not having the £40+ pounds to get one.

    Ed & Emma have had this precarious existence for some time and - much as can happen in real life - a few things just come along and they're struggling to make ends meet. It doesn't feel as if it's out of the blue and there's no chance that they can just ignore it and it'll go away. They've had to move back in with Emma's parents but at the same time, Ed is too proud to really take help - even though he needs it.

    And what's wonderful about it is that it still plays into existing things - like the long running tension between Ed and his brother Will for reasons too long for even a brief summation of.

    You really do get the sense that both Ed & Emma are struggling though, feeling the weight of their debts and their struggle to put food on the table, balanced against the need to save face. It's impossible to even compare it to the here today, gone tomorrow financial problems of Albert Square.

    There's no mention of what impact the repossession of the restaurant will have on the Masood family... they took out a second mortgage to finance that and now they don't even have any income from it, so how exactly are they keeping their heads above water?

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  • Message 19731

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    Posted by FleetingEileenM (U14106338) on Sunday, 9th December 2012

    Last week I saw a scene between Susan and Karl in Neighbours, it was a believable scene, a moment of reflection between the 2 how sorry they were about how things were now between them after Karl's infidelity. No screaming, no slamming of doors etc... It was also worth an Oscar for best actor and actress compared to the inferior, poor performances by some of the EE actors. 
    Yes, they were two of the best characters in my Neighbours-watching days ages ago.

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  • Message 19732

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Sunday, 9th December 2012

    Yes, they were two of the best characters in my Neighbours-watching days ages ago. 
    Oh, how times have changed... I remember when I was yungun, Neighbours was viewed with some derision, little more than light weight Antipodean fluff that certainly didn't compare to the gritty Eastenders.

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  • Message 19733

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    Posted by childofthestones (U15491546) on Monday, 10th December 2012

    If Derek professes to love his faaaamily so much, why wouldnt he buy a tree for Bianca? All he brought round was a box of tinsel that Tyler got. And theres Max buying two stupid big reindeer.

    Who laughed hen he said "we're going to have a nice normal loving family Christmas" ?!?!?!?!

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  • Message 19734

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Monday, 10th December 2012

    If Derek professes to love his faaaamily so much, why wouldnt he buy a tree for Bianca? All he brought round was a box of tinsel that Tyler got. And theres Max buying two stupid big reindeer. 
    I assume that this is one of those pride things, where it takes several attempts for Bianca to accept charideeee. Given that Derek seems to have started living in that kitchen though - buying a tree seems to be the least he could do!

    I suspect the box of tinsel was just to further highlight Bianca's attempts to usurp the biggest loser in Walford crown from Billy Idiot in his absence though, as it's a way of further demonstrating that she's unable to provide for her family the second she gets out of prison.

    Max buying two grotesque reindeer... Just... why? He's been pleading poverty because of his secret secret, which he needed to go running to Derek for help with just a few weeks back and they've repeatedly talked about the cost of the wedding... so yes, buying ugly Christmas decorations MAKE PERFECT SENSE!

    Who laughed hen he said "we're going to have a nice normal loving family Christmas" ?!?!?!?! 
    It wasn't as ridiculous as when Alfie said "This'll be the best Christmas Walford ever 'ad!", a line so infamous for its inaccuracy, even Doctor Who referenced it but that's merely confirmation that Eastenders is actually part of Doctor Who continuity.

    Maybe that means Jane was in an episode of Torchwood... which could explain how she teleported to Florida!

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  • Message 19735

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    Posted by Suki (U4915486) on Monday, 10th December 2012

    Some EE fans are moaning online that ratings aren't what they should be for this time of yr- apart from the odd shock storyline factor ep - and then the Beeb move the BBC3 catch up ep from 10pm to 10.30pm and omnibus moved to midnight that the Beeb are out of love with EE. Here's hoping! smiley - ok 

    Yes they should either get their act together to improve things, or pull the plug on this drivel all together. The phrase “there is no point flogging a dead horse” seems very fitting for EE in its current state. That money can be better spent elsewhere. BBC has been providing some great quality programmes recently, period drama and other dramas. The ridiculous money they spent on EE can be put to much better use on something worthwhile.

     
    Frankly the BBC SHOULD scrap EastEnders altogether. I used to watch it but gave up about 4 months ago, how glad I am that I did. All it seemed to consist of was verbal sparring, sex and various other problems that characters we didn't care two hoots for were going through. It's supposed to be an "accurate representation" of how people live their lives. NOBODY is THAT depressed in real life. 
    You are if you watch EE. smiley - biggrin
    My main problem is I don't like any of the characters or give a damn!

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  • Message 19736

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Monday, 10th December 2012

    That is always a serious problem...

    For a list of less serious problems:

    wackywalford.blogspo...

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  • Message 19737

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    Posted by smiley (U14357686) on Tuesday, 11th December 2012

    That is always a serious problem...

    For a list of less serious problems:

    wackywalford.blogspo... 
    Still not watching EE but going by Prophet’s witty and detailed blog it seems like another excruciatingly boring episode.

    Phil/Lola/Dragron/Shirley can’t be any more tedious really, if it continues to repeat the same scenarios and scenes in each episode.
    Is Shirley stalking Lola or something as it seems like she is the person Lola seems to be running into all the time?
    Dragron’s below par acting can't be helping either. And she continues to have forgotten the existence of her precious Lord Fountleroy. Now that Ian is running the stall and Dragron is always at Phil’s, who is providing babysitting for him? 24 hrs crèche I guess, or he too has been teleported somewhere into a blackhole.

    This storyline was ridiculous in the first place with SS being shown as gestapo, but it seems to have gotten worse. Why would the social consider Don Mitchelloni as a safe and more viable carer than Lola? Don Mitchelloni has just had a child sentenced for murdering someone. Not much of a track record for good parenting there or one that would fill Social with confidence. Whereas Lola at least is someone who hasn’t put her child at risk and even if they had any concerns regarding her parenting, she should be seen as the best option in Social Services eyes. Logically they would have returned the child home and monitor Lola, whilst providing help and support re housing, benefits, job prospects. The courts will demand an assessment of Lola with her child before any other options are tried, and Lola’s solicitor would easily be able to argue a return home with close monitoring or at the very least a mother and baby residential assessment of Lola. The baby will be with her either way. No need for this Don Michelloni palaver.
    Of course that would be the case if EE made any logical sense.

    I further see from your blog prophet that Tanya’s cancer flu gets a mention. And what is Abby 2, getting upset over the broken nose of a tacky Christmas decoration reindeer? I can see how that would upset Oscar but not Abby. As if one half brain Alice wasn’t enough.

    The less said about the retarded Alfie, horrible Kat and The Phantom S*agger tripe the better.

    I happened to catch the Christmas trailer in between programmes on BBC1 and dear oh dear. There is no hope for this programme under Burger’s King’s replacement either, if they think the Phantom s*agger, the mummified Cora and Scotch Egg and Tanya’s dramas are going to be its focus. How many times are they going to have to see Scotch Egg and Tanya get married and one crisis or other interrupting things and ruining the *bliss*.
    Christmas is supposedly the most important time for EE and so much effort used to go into making it interesting. This year seems like another piece of drivel which is making the culmination of Yusuf’s storyline last year look like Oscar worthy.

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    Posted by Tweeet (U15280056) on Tuesday, 11th December 2012

    Love to see EE turn Half Day Alice in to a crack dealer that turns her Auntie Carol's "suddenly appeared garage" in to drug den. smiley - laugh...we could all write a much more interesting script then the bilge they're putting on our screens every week. smiley - laugh

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  • Message 19739

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    Posted by jannemieke (U9267858) on Tuesday, 11th December 2012

    Like many middle class people, I suffer a crippling addiction to The Archers... two of the ongoing storylines focus around two things Eastenders is fond of - infidelity and money problems and yet, The Archers really sells both of them.

    These are storylines that have been running for months... it's not like Bianca reappearing on the Square, promising she'll get a tree and then (shockingly) not having the £40+ pounds to get one.

    Ed & Emma have had this precarious existence for some time and - much as can happen in real life - a few things just come along and they're struggling to make ends meet. It doesn't feel as if it's out of the blue and there's no chance that they can just ignore it and it'll go away. They've had to move back in with Emma's parents but at the same time, Ed is too proud to really take help - even though he needs it.

    And what's wonderful about it is that it still plays into existing things - like the long running tension between Ed and his brother Will for reasons too long for even a brief summation of.

    You really do get the sense that both Ed & Emma are struggling though, feeling the weight of their debts and their struggle to put food on the table, balanced against the need to save face. It's impossible to even compare it to the here today, gone tomorrow financial problems of Albert Square.

    There's no mention of what impact the repossession of the restaurant will have on the Masood family... they took out a second mortgage to finance that and now they don't even have any income from it, so how exactly are they keeping their heads above water? 


    Prophet, I know what you mean. A good soap is a good tv program, I like a good soap, good as a fix of escapism . A bad soap is wasting time but having a lot of fun in here. smiley - ok smiley - smiley

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  • Message 19740

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Tuesday, 11th December 2012

    Still not watching EE but going by Prophet’s witty and detailed blog it seems like another excruciatingly boring episode. 
    I do sometimes feel I go into a little TOO much detail but I'm glad you enjoy it.

    Phil/Lola/Dragron/Shirley can’t be any more tedious really, if it continues to repeat the same scenarios and scenes in each episode. 
    I'm going to guess that what we get will be Lola flip flopping on whether to trust Phil and Shirley constantly appearing to tell her Phil is bad news and for some reason, Sharon has been thrown into the mix - I know not why. It's certainly not because of her acting... someone should tell her that being breathy ALL THE TIME =/= acting.

    Is Shirley stalking Lola or something as it seems like she is the person Lola seems to be running into all the time? 
    Yeah, it's ridiculous when they just KEEP meeting up outside. Seriously, when I go for a five minute walk to the shops I look as if I'm ready to hike to the South Pole... I know that I'm in the lands North of the Wall, far beyond the magical barrier of the M25 but come on! Who is going to spend all day outside on the Square if they could be inside?

    Why would the social consider Don Mitchelloni as a safe and more viable carer than Lola? 
    Yeah, it makes no sense. We've got ZE SOCIAL prying Lexi from her mother's arms due to dirty plates and nappy rash and yet we're supposed to believe a career criminal with a string of broken relationships, a son who hated him and just got sent down for murder, a daughter he has apparently forgotten and presumably some suspicion that he was involved in covering up 'Ev's murder IS A BETTER CHOICE?!

    The less said about the retarded Alfie, horrible Kat and The Phantom S*agger tripe the better. 
    Alfie has a look of deep thought trying to piece together this whole pawnshop slip that most people reserve for moments of existential crisis...

    I happened to catch the Christmas trailer in between programmes on BBC1 and dear oh dear. There is no hope for this programme under Burger’s King’s replacement either, if they think the Phantom s*agger, the mummified Cora and Scotch Egg and Tanya’s dramas are going to be its focus. How many times are they going to have to see Scotch Egg and Tanya get married and one crisis or other interrupting things and ruining the *bliss*. 
    Brannings, Brannings, Brannings spells boring, boring, boring...

    They're making the Mitchell monopoly seem like an amateur operation. How many Branning storyline do we have? Let's see...

    1. Tanya's cancer flu THE RETURN.
    2. Joey/Lauren incest.
    3. Long lost Ava.
    4. Hogson/Hogdaughter/Hogfather - ad nauseum.
    5. Hogfather's plot again Carol.
    6. Scotch Egg's SECRET SECRET.
    7. Half-Day Alice's apathy!
    8. Bianca's money problems...

    And on and on it goes.

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  • Message 19741

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    Posted by Maxibaby (U14151672) ** on Tuesday, 11th December 2012

    "7. Half-day Alice's apathy!"

    Had to smile when Hogfather said to Hogdaughter that he thought she would be at work ........

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  • Message 19742

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    Posted by LoopyLobes (U14384399) on Tuesday, 11th December 2012

    Who is Phil's daughter? I honestly have no idea!

    I see Ian Beale's completely cured of his breakdown then!

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  • Message 19743

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Tuesday, 11th December 2012

    Who is Phil's daughter? I honestly have no idea!

    I see Ian Beale's completely cured of his breakdown then! 
    Uh... his daughter... give me a second. You know you can Google this stuff, right?

    Louise Mitchell - the daughter of Phil and Lisa Fowler.

    en.wikipedia.org/wik...

    And for tonight's madness:

    wackywalford.blogspo...

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  • Message 19744

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    Posted by LoopyLobes (U14384399) on Tuesday, 11th December 2012

    Um... Yes, I could google this stuff, but that rather kills the friendly conversation, don't you think? Please don't be mean to me after I was the only one who liked your lovely purple on black font smiley - sadface Anyway, thanks for the info, I would have had to ask you also who Lisa Fowler was, but instead I clicked on her name within the Wiki link. I wasn't watching Eastenders back then so I had no idea about Louise. Don't ever feel obliged to answer my questions if you don't want to.

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  • Message 19745

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    Posted by happeecow (U11693632) on Tuesday, 11th December 2012

    I also love The Archers, and EE needs to take some lessons from their writers. Lilian's infidelity is really poignant, and has been set up for some time now. It's all character-led and believable.

    It's as a soap should be, particularly since viewers tend to be long-term. There's no reason why EE writers can't have medium and long term storyline strategies. It would certainly make it a richer series, and as a flagship, it deserves that kind of thinking.

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  • Message 19746

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Tuesday, 11th December 2012

    Please don't be mean to me after I was the only one who liked your lovely purple on black font 
    I had my guilt gland surgically removed due to an overdose of Vick's vaporub - so, I'm afraid that won't work on me. I liked the purple and black too. Oh well. Also, that wasn't me being mean - that's generally noticeable.

    I'm just not sure I see the purpose of me recounting this stuff. All I do is Google it because that's faster and more accurate than my memory. It's the discussion of the information, not the information itself which is interesting.

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  • Message 19747

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    Posted by LoopyLobes (U14384399) on Tuesday, 11th December 2012

    Ok. See ya!

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  • Message 19748

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    Posted by minnie3 (U7451737) on Tuesday, 11th December 2012

    Utterly cringey tonight. I know Mo had Tommy but surely he would be around some of the time. Kat is so annoying. Loved the way Sharron called little lord Faunteroy who seems to have vanished into Boarding creche.

    Denise and her stupid shop. If she is outside constantly then isn't her shop a bit vulnerable and rubbish carol singers and Whitney looked like a banana.

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  • Message 19749

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Tuesday, 11th December 2012

    I also love The Archers, and EE needs to take some lessons from their writers. Lilian's infidelity is really poignant, and has been set up for some time now. It's all character-led and believable. 
    Oh, I agree - that isn't to say Ambridge isn't a little pocket of unreality... it most certainly is but it's consistent within itself and is a lot more like the real world than Eastenders ever aspires to be.

    And yes, a lot of that is very much down to the characters. Lillian's choices here are not out of the blue, this isn't Sharon returning to Walford and catching Jack's eye after and having moved in with him before the month was out... this is something that has been on the cards for months and you'd just never see something like this happen with Eastenders.

    If this situation was done in an Eastenders manner... Lillian would have met Matt's brother, had an affair, been found out and would either then either totally forget about it and return to life with Matt or hook up with his brother. Probably done and dusted in three months, six months at the most.

    Thank goodness for The Archers!

    It's as a soap should be, particularly since viewers tend to be long-term. There's no reason why EE writers can't have medium and long term storyline strategies. It would certainly make it a richer series, and as a flagship, it deserves that kind of thinking. 
    I suspect that with the frequency of episodes and the bloated cast, that's impossible. With actors often away for a significant portion of the year, it would probably take a team JUST to co-ordinate the logistics of anything particularly long term.

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  • Message 19750

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    Posted by Kirsty90 (U2319212) on Wednesday, 12th December 2012

    Lmao Prophet, Count Moonula appearing from a fog, where do you think that up smiley - smiley smiley - smiley

    So Arthhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhur also suffers from the empty mug syndrome.
    Imagine how delighted everyone would have been if someone had taken the keys from that machine and Alfie would have been stuck up there all Christmas and New Year.
    Goon1 still reads his lines from some paper on the floor it seems.

    So Wooden Jack really needs to make a FUSS about Oscar, despite forgetting his other 4 children, charming

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