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Offline luckygibbo

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Re: The Soaps
« Reply #285 on: 04-03-2018, 02:49:01 »
He's always been a saint in my eyes, George. He typifies all things good about Australia. That dress sense is bang on.  ;D
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Offline Courtenay

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Re: The Soaps
« Reply #286 on: 04-03-2018, 06:56:57 »
 :o ;D

Offline Dottie

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Re: The Soaps
« Reply #287 on: 04-03-2018, 15:46:46 »
Met him and his other half Dame Edna Gibbo, liked her did not like him, no personality at all as a male.
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Offline luckygibbo

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Re: The Soaps
« Reply #288 on: 05-03-2018, 07:42:09 »
Barry is actually a pretty boring person in  his own persona. Can never understand his popularity.
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Offline Mudgie

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Re: The Soaps
« Reply #289 on: 06-03-2018, 01:04:16 »
As some of you know already I love my soaps on tv, but sadly, the storylines have started to get rather nasty these days and it saddens me to say that I fear I shall be turning over in the future.
Coronation Street Last night we saw a Vicar taking hard drugs in the church with his druggie brother, Bethany a young 18 years old who has already been groomed by a Paedophile group of men, this storyline went on for approx 10 weeks, going back to a club which can only be described as a Brothel to work, finally finishing off with her glassing a man in the face and her being arrested.  Now, what does that say to our children, all of this was before the 9 pm watershed?

Eastenders We have a male walking around Walford threatening and blackmailing the hardest men in the square and they are letting get away with it, but again this is only saying to the youths today "look you could do this it is so easy" Once again to pump up the storyline drugs are being used in the Queen Vics loo and young people are being very disorderly in the bar area scaring the regulars away.

I must sound a sad person who watches soaps but I am no way a saddie I just enjoy light entertainment but this week the soaps seem to be trying their hardest to shock viewers and see how far they can go. I don't watch Emmerdale but I bet a similar thing is happening there as well because they all seem to follow each other.
Dottie,
I never watch them. However my wife has followed ‘Doctors’, on BBC I think, but is giving up on it because she says the storylines would be more suitable for after 9pm than lunchtime and that is very much what you are saying about other such programmes.

Offline Mehershirin

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Re: The Soaps
« Reply #290 on: 25-07-2018, 13:51:50 »
No need to watch any Soap Operas now, Trump provides the ultimate in Soaps daily..

Offline Jane Marple

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« Reply #291 on: 25-07-2018, 18:17:52 »
Soaps for me is just Emmerdale.  Gosh it's good at the moment, and there's a guy called Graham in it at the moment, and boy what a dream boat he is.  Moody, masterful, you name it, he's oozing with it! ;D ;D
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Offline luckygibbo

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Re: The Soaps
« Reply #292 on: 26-07-2018, 05:16:38 »
Emmerdale never caught on here, Jane. We had Cor. St for years. Eastenders ran for a time then fizzled out. I love my Brit. drama. Morse, Vera, Shetland, etc.
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Offline Merrytel

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Re: The Soaps
« Reply #293 on: 26-07-2018, 06:10:54 »
Vera !......now there you are talking about some good entertainment .

Offline PuffTheMagicDragon

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Re: The Soaps
« Reply #294 on: 26-07-2018, 13:21:44 »
We like that kind of programme too, including some of the American equivalents............ nothing too serious  8)

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Offline luckygibbo

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Re: The Soaps
« Reply #295 on: 26-07-2018, 13:59:57 »
The ones I can't take are where they go back, or have a side series. I love Morse (books and movies), but cannot stand Endeavour. It's simply a diabolical representation of a great fictional character. Could not come to terms with Lewis- Robbie without Morse- nah!!! Ironically the only thing that keeps Neighbours going here is that it's big in the UK.   I still love my eps of All Creatures, Heartbeat and the like.  ;D GGGGRREEENNNGGGRRRRAAAASS!!!
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Offline Jane Marple

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Re: The Soaps
« Reply #296 on: 13-08-2018, 18:46:18 »
Is anyone watching Emmerdale at the moment.  If so, has Lachlan really killed Rebecca! :-\
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Offline Booklover

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Re: The Soaps
« Reply #297 on: 13-08-2018, 21:22:13 »
I only watch Neighbours ... it is much better than any of the English soaps in my view. Somehow, it's gentler in spite of having some sometimes tragic story lines. The weather looks good too! 

Offline Dottie

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Re: The Soaps
« Reply #298 on: 14-08-2018, 00:15:01 »
I dont watch it Jane so I cannot help on that one sorry  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: The Soaps
« Reply #299 on: 14-08-2018, 10:40:40 »
Mrs Q loves Neighbours - and Home and Away.
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