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  • Message 201

    , in reply to message 200.

    Posted by Captain Price (U10116750) on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

    "She never once asked who was there..."

    I think she did, but even when they do ask who is it? in EE they (the bangers) just keep banging til the door opens...

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  • Message 202

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    Posted by TimeTeam - sponsored by The Orange Snake (U8837552) on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

    In my version of 'East Ender's Bingo', I can claim a pound from the kitty each and every time the following scenario is shown...

    1. Someone hammers aggressively on the door of the Vic.
    2. The lone occupant (usually a female) shouts out 'Oi! We're closed!'
    3. The hammering continues.
    4. The lone occupant sighs, unbolts the door and flings it open.

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  • Message 203

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    Posted by Captain Price (U10116750) on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

    Bonamai:
    Can't say I do. Dot's like the wise old bird of the show, totally bewildered as to what's happening to humanity, taking refuge in her religion.

    Sean's mum is just completely dizzy and not quite all there. (Did I read on here that she is quite an accomplished actress smiley - erm?)

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  • Message 204

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    Posted by weesnowball (U5509747) on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

    Mikeraphone -
    If only it HAD been Jack the Ripper.......

    smiley - sadface

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  • Message 205

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    Posted by Captain Price (U10116750) on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

    "The lone occupant sighs, unbolts the door and flings it open."

    Try it at your local tonight...see what happens smiley - biggrin

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  • Message 206

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    Posted by eloquentBABbler (U8611040) on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

    Just to say a few things pro-Eastenders:

    1. Sean is a much better character when he's not required just to be the wild-eyed, grinning psycho. In some of the scenes with Stacy, he seems quite bewildered by his own actions and it would've been more interesting if they'd chosen to plot around his fear of inheriting his mother's illness - is it too late for that?

    2. Jean is well-played, IMO. The character's disconnect with the 'normal' world is painfully true. Also good is Stacy's loving but uncomfortable relationship with her.

    3. Stacy and Tanya discussing Max. Good scene.

    4. My favorite recent scene: Bradley telling Abi and Tiffany Star Wars as a bedtime story and their summing up of Darth Vader as a deadbeat dad - mirroring their own experience. Funny and yet a bit sad. And surprisingly subtle for EE.


    Sick to death of: characters (notably Ronnie and Roxy) hitting the neat vodka as a matter of course in EVERY episode. There must be other ways to portray someone as upset. Will Peggy have any profit at all?

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  • Message 207

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    Posted by Harry Webb (U1988656) on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

    Why hasn't there been any mention of the Olympic venue's construction? Isn't the demolition of Walford in its entirety part of the Olympic's scheme? You know? Demolish the TV series and go out to take some physical exercise instead!
    Not so much soap operas, but fat lardy, couch potato operas!

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  • Message 208

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    Posted by MIKERAPHONE (U3696141) on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

    Strange how on Eastenders the London Mayor elections have not been mentioned.

    I do hope on Thursdays episode we see all the residents of Albert Square going out to vote.

    I won't be holding my breath of course....smiley - laugh.

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  • Message 209

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    Posted by Call04 (U7509484) on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

    The PO doesnt need a partition, they have Mrs Masood. And actually Phil has had his comeuppance - his son likes musical theatre!

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  • Message 210

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    Posted by jannemieke (U9267858) ** on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

    Just to say a few things pro-Eastenders: 
    eloquentBABler,yesterday's episode had it's better moments. How good June Brown is at remembering those lines from the Bible:scene with Ian. But as for the shouting,the excessive drinking:the same as usual. Who is the writer of Steven's charactersmiley - dohincredible!!!

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  • Message 211

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    Posted by PaulHammond (U5000908) on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

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    I agree with you that, although it seemed a bit forced in (since I don't think the writers decided to make Stephen gay until recently), his sexuality storyline has been the best thing in it recently.

    Unfortunately, I've got next week's TV guide, and all that good work is undermined by him reverting to the same stalker/psycho storyline that he had his big entrance with.

    So what's the message with that? Being a bit nuts can turn you gay? Or being confused about your sexuality can make you into a psychopath?

    There's something entirely random about such character changes - especially, when their result is to make you think that the character has learnt nothing from all those weeks of different storylines, and appeasing Lucy by not shopping Stephen first time around becomes the stupidest thing Ian Beale ever did.

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  • Message 212

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    Posted by Pizza (U2178233) on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

    I do hope on Thursdays episode we see all the residents of Albert Square going out to vote.

    I won't be holding my breath of course..... smiley - laugh 
    Because that would be really exciting, wouldn't it?

    You a had a smiley - laugh in your post, but no smiley - yikes or smiley - doh . You're slipping.

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  • Message 213

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    Posted by MIKERAPHONE (U3696141) on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

    Points of Pizza.

    Sorry...smiley - doh

    I was just hoping that all the residents had
    not thrown away their Polling cards...smiley - laugh

    It won't be mentioned of course along with the London Mayor as that would be too realistic.
    But what about :...smiley - yikes
    The price of petrol these days
    The price of food these days

    My gas and Electric just keep going up.

    NO Never mentioned

    Think that is a full house on the old...

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  • Message 214

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    Posted by Pizza (U2178233) on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

    smiley - laugh

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  • Message 215

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    Posted by Bruce the Barbarian (U3520602) on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

    Strange how on Eastenders the London Mayor elections have not been mentioned. 
    ...or the local elections?



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  • Message 216

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    Posted by Harry Webb (U1988656) on Thursday, 1st May 2008

    Here's a question. The insidious rise of the number and frequency of TV soap operas has coincided with a gradual but unstoppable decline in voter participation at elections. Is their a correlation between the two and, if so, also a causal link? Has the increase in interest in inter-personal politics overtaken interest in party politics? Is party politics in Britain effectively dead?

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  • Message 217

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    Posted by PaulHammond (U5000908) on Thursday, 1st May 2008

    < Is their a correlation between the two and, if so, also a causal link?>

    I think the answer you're looking for is "No".

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  • Message 218

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    Posted by Captain Price (U10116750) on Thursday, 1st May 2008

    "But what about :...
    The price of petrol these days
    The price of food these days

    My gas and Electric just keep going up."

    If a street cleaner can afford to rent a flat in London, then i'm guessing petrol there is around £0.20/litre and the average monthly leccy bill is £1.50


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  • Message 219

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    Posted by Harry Webb (U1988656) on Thursday, 1st May 2008

    "I think the answer you're looking for is "No"."

    Are you sure about that? I'm not.

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  • Message 220

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    Posted by PaulHammond (U5000908) on Thursday, 1st May 2008

    Yes, I'm sure about that.

    Get back to me when you've got something more serious to say.

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  • Message 221

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    Posted by Richard (U10098356) on Thursday, 1st May 2008

    Well I guessed it was Sean banging on the door so Roxy probably knew too.

    Steven at the end was classic! Everyone will turn against Christian but the slaters already know steven's gay so it wont last v long. plus if christian were going now they wouldn't have made him and roxy best friends.

    Jean has a mental illness. We should be compassionate not calling her annoying. Although... she is annoying actually

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  • Message 222

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    Posted by melody-jane (U4738463) on Thursday, 1st May 2008

    i like sean's mum i think she can be funny!

    how did roxy get her hair exensions in that quick? in the morning she had her hair in shortish plaits and the next time we see her (the same day, a bit later) she has got long curly hair! i've had hair exensions in, and they take ages to fit!

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  • Message 223

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    Posted by CAPTAIN CHEEKYPANTS (U8098892) on Friday, 2nd May 2008

    Didnt you know?

    A hole has been ripped in the fabric of the space time contineum right in Albert Square. This would explain the number of Mitchells that keep turning up unannounced but everybody knows and gives them a job straight away.

    It may also explain why when someone finds a way out of the square all memory of their exsistence is erasred from peoples minds.

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  • Message 224

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    Posted by MIKERAPHONE (U3696141) on Friday, 2nd May 2008

    So Gus just leaves the Square to go to Scotland.

    Has he left a forwarding address for his mail ?

    Who will rent the flat he had ?

    No doubt in a weeks time not one person will ask
    "Has anyone heard from gus ?"

    another character who goes and no one EVER enquires about them...smiley - doh

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  • Message 225

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    Posted by Mistern (U2728023) on Friday, 2nd May 2008

    Sorry, I blinked for a moment, but a minute ago all the BBC was full of trailers about Bianca returning, yet she doesn't seem to be in EE at the moment. What happened and what was all the fuss about?

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  • Message 226

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    Posted by DizzyLizzy (U1312492) on Friday, 2nd May 2008

    You must have missed her shouting match with Mrs. Masood last night then? smiley - erm

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  • Message 227

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    Posted by MIKERAPHONE (U3696141) on Friday, 2nd May 2008

    Oh yes.
    A child playing hopscotch on the pavement....smiley - yikes

    Was a Health and Safety check done ?

    What if the girl slips on the chalk ?

    Good to see some old games have not been completely forgotten.

    All that fuss about washing it all away...smiley - laugh

    A good downpour will do the trick....smiley - laugh

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  • Message 228

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    Posted by PaulHammond (U5000908) on Friday, 2nd May 2008

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    I like her. I used to like her when she only appeared every now and then when Stacey went back to her house to sort her out for a week, and then everyone forgot about her again for 7 months - so I'm actually pleased she's become a regular character now.

    I think she and Lacey Turner act very well together, and her pathetic, needy love for Sean even makes me occassionally sympathise with *him*.

    She's certainly a better and more interesting portrayal of someone with a mental illness than either Psycho Sean, or confused/closeted/suicidal/dangerous/whatever we need for the script this week Stephen.

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  • Message 229

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    Posted by imogentate (U1285691) on Friday, 2nd May 2008

    Isn`t Jean on medication to control her illness, so why is she always so hyper? I have always understood that people with bi-polar have "episodes" but are not hyper all the time.

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  • Message 230

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    Posted by Bruce the Barbarian (U3520602) on Friday, 2nd May 2008

    All that fuss about washing it all away...

    A good downpour will do the trick. 

    Absolutely, mike.

    I'd be delighted to see the kids round here playing hopscotch instead of staying indoors on their computers.

    And soapy water ruining the flowers? It never did our garden any harm during the drought of '76 when EVERYBODY was watering gardens with waste water!
    smiley - doh

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  • Message 231

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    Posted by Bidie-In (U2747062) on Friday, 2nd May 2008

    Hopscotch can be very dangerous and the potential for damage must not be underestimated.

    A case in point - a friend who left school more than 20 years ago shocked her husband and children by leaping about like a mad thing on a hopscotch grid they came upon whilst out for a walk. smiley - laugh

    Husband threatened divorce, children needed therapy. smiley - doh

    The risks are real. Women cannot resist these grids. High heels make it all the more risky - not to mention using your face powder compact as a "counter". And don't get me started on skipping ropes or elastics.....

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  • Message 232

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    Posted by Marian (U1059583) on Friday, 2nd May 2008

    I couldn't agree more its just gotten far fetched and not very interesting , the Minty/Heather saga, Gus leaving to go on tour with a band! , Steven going from schizo to gay in 30 seconds flat, Bianca still wearing the same clothes after about 10 years -give us a break! I think they should have a massive cull, Steven,Heather , Bobby Davro, Honey , Ben, Mrs Asian stereotype postwoman , Claire, anyone basically who is lame implausible or there just for comedy value, Eastenders isn't really meant to be funny leave the slapstick for Corrie!

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  • Message 233

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    Posted by Marian (U1059583) on Friday, 2nd May 2008

    I reckon the hoodie yoofs have gone to the same place as that basketball team that were in it a few years back and were suddenly in every episode lurking about the background until their storyline finished and they were binned.

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  • Message 234

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    Posted by Richard (U10098356) on Friday, 2nd May 2008

    OK I'm actually impressed by the twist at the end. Steven is STILL crazy! But knew sean hadn't gotten rid of the REAL drugs. That one was obvious.

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  • Message 235

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    Posted by Bruce the Barbarian (U3520602) on Friday, 2nd May 2008

    Yes, I agree with your post, longlivejacko.

    Nice ending.

    smiley - devil

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  • Message 236

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    Posted by DarkPassenger (U1161181) on Friday, 2nd May 2008

    Real coke doesn't fizz and bubble like that when you flush it away in a hurry either.

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  • Message 237

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    Posted by eloquentBABbler (U8611040) on Saturday, 3rd May 2008

    Isn`t Jean on medication to control her illness, so why is she always so hyper? I have always understood that people with bi-polar have "episodes" but are not hyper all the time 


    I don't see her as hyper, just a little disconnected from the world and trying a bit too hard to fit in. I'm with John up the thread a bit - I like her and I like the interaction between her, Sean and Stacy. It actually mirrors some of my own family experiences, so I see it as realistic.

    Bianca, unfortunately, is fulfilling all my fears. I couldn't put my finger on it until last night when I realised she embodies all those depressing parents you see on the news whining about how their little darling 'is no angel but didn't deserve an ASBO / prison sentence / execution just because they set fire to their teacher / mugged their grandmother / hit up their schoolmates for protection money. In short, she's too realistic.

    No, Bianca. Don't berate Whitney for stealing. Tell her off for getting caught. Twice. smiley - doh

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  • Message 238

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    Posted by Mistern (U2728023) on Saturday, 3rd May 2008

    You know, I still can't get over Bianca calling one of her daughters Whitney! How inappropriate is that?

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  • Message 239

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    Posted by eloquentBABbler (U8611040) on Saturday, 3rd May 2008

    Whitney is Bianca's step daughter so she presumably had no input to the name.

    But why would it be inappropriate?

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  • Message 240

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    Posted by PaulHammond (U5000908) on Saturday, 3rd May 2008

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    I have to admit to quite liking the bit where Whitney maintained that it was all Ricky's fault, for not giving her £20 when she demanded it.

    The look on Sid Owen's face as she argued that his failure to stump up the cash was tantamount to asking her to go around in just her bra was priceless.

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  • Message 241

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    Posted by Bruce the Barbarian (U3520602) on Saturday, 3rd May 2008

    Real coke doesn't fizz and bubble like that when you flush it away in a hurry either. 
    That's because it was baking soda.

    His mum made such a fuss over her baking soda being nearly empty and she swore she'd bought a new one.

    Sleight of hand when he 'picked' the bag up off the table?

    smiley - winkeye

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  • Message 242

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    Posted by Richard (U10098356) on Saturday, 3rd May 2008

    Seen pictures in papers of Steven trying to kill Pat after she has a car accident. Does she find out about Lucy or something? Why would he want to kill her?

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  • Message 243

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    Posted by Groupie Does The Jinglebell Rock (U8114936) on Saturday, 3rd May 2008

    Bianca, unfortunately, is fulfilling all my fears. I couldn't put my finger on it until last night when I realised she embodies all those depressing parents you see on the news whining about how their little darling 'is no angel but didn't deserve an ASBO / prison sentence / execution just because they set fire to their teacher / mugged their grandmother / hit up their schoolmates for protection money. In short, she's too realistic.

    No, Bianca. Don't berate Whitney for stealing. Tell her off for getting caught. Twice.  


    Yep, she sure is...isn't she a wonderful, shining example of motherhood? Effin' and blindin', screeching at and arguing with neighbours, condoning stealing and "vandalism" (okay, Mrs Masood went way over the top about the flowers, and by the by, aren't they supposed to be poor? Where did she get 42 quid to buy flowers? Methinks there's a postoffice embezzling story line in the works smiley - winkeye)

    I have to admit to quite liking the bit where Whitney maintained that it was all Ricky's fault, for not giving her £20 when she demanded it.

    The look on Sid Owen's face as she argued that his failure to stump up the cash was tantamount to asking her to go around in just her bra was priceless. 


    I have to disagree with you Paul, I thought the whole thing was tasteless, but then that was my view on most of this week's episodes...I think I'll stop watching it altogether, it's becoming too much of a chore and not much of anything in the way of entertainment. Ricky is a waste of space, and a spineless one at that...

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  • Message 244

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    Posted by anjin56 (U8567372) on Sunday, 4th May 2008

    Having the Jacksons back is just terrible....all it does is glorify this dreadful behaviour and lack of self-respect and that of others..it's not even vaguely amusing....and the Sean/Gus storyline is just so bad I can't think of a decent adjective to describe it...

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  • Message 245

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    Posted by MIKERAPHONE (U3696141) on Sunday, 4th May 2008

    Must admit seeing these one parent badly behaved respect lacking families is not my idea of entertainment.

    Why can't we have a nice middle class family of 4 move into the Square.

    The husband works in The City.
    His wife is a teacher and both teenage children attend school regularly and both attend church EVERY Sunday.

    Is that asking too much.

    Also SURELY the East End of London would have more Ethnic characters if it was meant to Mirror real life.

    Not a Polish builder in sight.

    Not an illegal immigrant anywhere
    Not even hiding in Pat's loft...smiley - laugh

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  • Message 246

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    Posted by MIKERAPHONE (U3696141) on Sunday, 4th May 2008

    How about a gypsy family move into The Square ...smiley - yikes

    How about squatters move in to an empty house nearby and gets blamed for theft in the area.

    There must be more Social issues that can be covered rather than the extremely irritating Bianca family.

    Strange how not one person in the Square has mentioned the price of petrol going up.
    Not even Charlie The Cab Slater...smiley - yikes

    As long as The Vic and Kaff don't put their prices up all will be peace and harmony....smiley - laugh

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  • Message 247

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    Posted by MIKERAPHONE (U3696141) on Sunday, 4th May 2008

    With the cost of mortgages/rent combined with Council tax,how do the residents of Albert Square manage to eat in the Cafe or Pub so regularly?.

    Surely the credit crunch must be hitting thousands of pubs nationnwide,yet still full in the Vic.

    Plus they can always find money for a new dress or suit for a residents wedding too...smiley - laugh

    Would be nice to see how they are coping with rising living costs instead of
    "What You 'avin then ?"

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  • Message 248

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    Posted by Richard (U10098356) on Sunday, 4th May 2008

    Have to say Gus' exit will go down as being the worst exit in EE history apart from Dan Ferrara who just disappeared. He had Winston and Mickey and a few market people saying goodbye. Obviously not a popular guy. Not even Gary said bye! And how unrealistic. Yes of course, let's make Gus leave with the girl who he met on a monday fell in love with by tuesday and who had cheated on him by the end of the same week. Pathetic! Also I quite liked the Gus/Sean storyline. I think Gus should've committed suicide - we haven't had one of those on the square for years!

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  • Message 249

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    Posted by MIKERAPHONE (U3696141) on Sunday, 4th May 2008

    Met on a Monday
    Fell in love on a Tuesday
    Cheated on by Friday.

    Sounds like an old Craig David song....smiley - laugh

    Have to agree that people jacking in their job,leaving their home and moving away on a whim happens all the time.

    A month from now his name won't even be mentioned.

    What's happened to Keith Miller.?
    Not been in for ages.

    I bet he's feeling the credit crunch...smiley - laugh

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  • Message 250

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    Posted by DizzyLizzy (U1312492) on Sunday, 4th May 2008

    You're spot on there Mikeraphone.

    There was a story on my local news the other week that 72 pubs in London had closed in the last year, due to credit crunch and the smoking ban..........and yet the good residents of Albert Square still manage to keep the tills ringing in the Vic....smiley - erm

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