DRW50

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  1. DRW50 added a post in a topic Thirteen UK/AUS Stories That Were Scrapped   


    I got it mixed up a little. The producer didn't sue them - the guy who came up with the story did.
     
    https://web.archive.org/web/20121103183045/http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/scriptwriter-lost-job-after-giving-ira-a-role-in-soap-1555686.html
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  2. DRW50 added a post in a topic Thirteen UK/AUS Stories That Were Scrapped   


    No, I mean he had a nice ass. It was a joke, mostly.
     
    I think there were also rumors about Peggy/Alfie.
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  3. DRW50 added a post in a topic Thirteen UK/AUS Stories That Were Scrapped   

    There's an old rumor, probably not true, that if Barbara Windsor hadn't abruptly left EE for two years because of health problems, Peggy was going to have a fling with Dennis. 
     
    There was also a rumor, I think, that Mark was supposed to have an affair with Nick. 
     
    (with the ass John Altman had in those days I'm not all that surprised Nick was surrounding so many gay rumors...)
     
    I think Mark was also supposed to become a racist and be involved in hate attacks, and I think maybe become a drug addict, but David Scarboro quit the show due to mental stress. 
     
     
    Oh, and Julie Martin on Neighbours was supposed to kill herself. The actress played Julie as desperate and fraught in her final weeks, until suddenly, near the end, they told her she wasn't going to kill herself after all, she was going to be murdered. 
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  4. DRW50 added a post in a topic Thirteen UK/AUS Stories That Were Scrapped   

    No, he wasn't going to rape her - I guess a bunch of other men would have. 
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorna_Cartwright
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  5. DRW50 added a post in a topic Celebrity Big Brother UK v. US   

    How desperate do you have to be for press that you put someone with a very known history of anti-Semetic, Nazi imagery in the house at a time when anti-Semitism is rife in the UK?
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  6. DRW50 added a post in a topic Thirteen UK/AUS Stories That Were Scrapped   

    They missed out quite a few mostly from earlier soap years.
     
    Eastenders has always had a ton - the alcoholic woman Phil had an affair with in 1997 or 1998 was supposed to be gang-raped (the actress quit the show rather than play the story). In 1990 a new producer was going to kill Pauline via a terminal illness and have an IRA bombing in the Square, killing Pete and leaving Wicksy paralyzed. The whole thing was scrapped and the producer sued the BBC.
     
    In 1969, Corrie's ratings were sliding and a new producer was going to have a slew of ideas, including a new black family, I think a gay character, and Emily was going to have a baby out of wedlock. None of this happened - I think the closest they got was a hippie character living in Weatherfield.
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  7. DRW50 added a post in a topic Coronation Street: Discussion Thread   

    TimWil, you probably already know this, but Sherrie Hewson is on CBBUK this season.
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  8. DRW50 added a post in a topic AMC: Fear The Walking Dead   

     
    I was being hyperbolic, but hiring one actress to overcome all the shortcomings in a script (which she didn't even do) was basically what I was replying to. Anyway, sorry for the hyperbole. I was mostly just reacting because while she was decent enough, I didn't really get the hype as I watched the episode before I read the comments.
     
     
     
    (Sorry for the screwed up quote)
     
    I also thought it was a really bad idea. I don't understand why a black man needed to be cast in that role.
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  9. DRW50 added a post in a topic AMC: Fear The Walking Dead   

     
    She's perfectly competent and I am happy to give her a chance - I was mostly responding to the idea that the show was a wasteland she was hired to singlehandedly save.
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  10. DRW50 added a post in a topic GH: August 2015 Discussion Thread   

    It's hilarious when I see people saying things like you can tell Ron is now gone and JP has taken over because there are no vets and all new characters instead, and because Sonny is being written as a hero. Where the hell have they been the last year and change, especially when they had Michael give AJ back? I knew that would happen - the fans who would sacrifice kittens to sniff his shoes can't wait to talk about how much worse the show is without him, even when his material is still airing.
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  11. DRW50 added a post in a topic LATEST RATINGS: GH Bleeding Out; New Low For 3rd Straight Week in W18-49 Viewers   

    DAYS has been "done" for about 8 years now. Irna Phillips shows don't die that easy.
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  12. DRW50 added a post in a topic Emmerdale: Discussion Thread   

    Bob's cellmate is beating him and now threatening his wife in order to get Bob to get him stuff and now to get Harriet (who is supposed to testify against the man in court) to perjure herself on his behalf. Harriet told Bob she'd worked something out and will lie to the man, but Bob's sentencing is first, so she's hoping to find a way to get Bob out safely. 
     
    It's just a depressing story, albeit well-acted. And I'm tired of all of them talking SO LOUDLY in the visiting area where anyone can hear, yet no one does.
     
    So Ross wants revenge. It's a little contrived, but I'll accept it as long as he doesn't go after Finn. 
     
    I really like the friendship between Megan and Sam. I've grown to like Megan a lot more lately. It's been a pleasant surprise.
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  13. DRW50 added a post in a topic News Anchor & Her Camera Man Shot, Killed.   

    I thought this was an interesting article that goes into the whole feeling that what we saw wasn't "real."
     
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/27/virginia-shootings-reality-show-paradox-tv-dont-seem-real
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  14. DRW50 added a post in a topic News Anchor & Her Camera Man Shot, Killed.   

    I made the mistake of watching a Youtube video (of Alison Parker reporting for CNN) and sure enough, there were tons of comments insisting the whole thing was faked. I hate that [!@#$%^&*] so much. Some people still say that about Sandy Hook and now we're getting it again. It's disgusting and pathetic.
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  15. DRW50 added a post in a topic Emmerdale: Discussion Thread   

    I have a feeling they were venting with David because Chelsea Halfpenny is now on Casualty and couldn't come back to the show. 
     
    I'll be so happy when this triangle is over. Debbie and Ross are just a black hole together. He and the nurse really had a spark.
     
    Ross looks better with the curls - I wish they could keep them.
     
    The acting is good but I can't take much more of this Bob prison story.
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