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EastEnders: Discussion Thread

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Now that I can only make time for Emmerdale and Shorty, there have been times where I am interested in things with Corrie and Hollyoaks, but not one damn thing on this show sounds, and judging from the trailer, looks at all watchable. I can't believe I was so wrong about Sean O'Connor. I blame Y&RWorldTurner for always hyping that era of the show O'Connor first worked for lulling me into a false sense of security.

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1 hour ago, Bright Eyes said:

Now that I can only make time for Emmerdale and Shorty, there have been times where I am interested in things with Corrie and Hollyoaks, but not one damn thing on this show sounds, and judging from the trailer, looks at all watchable. I can't believe I was so wrong about Sean O'Connor. I blame Y&RWorldTurner for always hyping that era of the show O'Connor first worked for lulling me into a false sense of security.

 

The show is basically monologue, monologue, stall stall stall, with all the major beats always played offcamera. No characterization that is consistent (my favorite was Jay being hostile to disabled people for a day), and lots and lots of the black holes known as Lauren and Whitney. The characters are generally unpleasant and the tone of the show is often very regressive and bigoted. 

 

It's watchable, but that's about it. 

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Are they doing Mick and Whitney or not? She looks like she's getting some sort of bonkers bipolar arc.

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48 minutes ago, Vee said:

Are they doing Mick and Whitney or not? She looks like she's getting some sort of bonkers bipolar arc.

 

She still has a thing for him (she called him up pleading for him to come home in an episode earlier this week). No idea if he still does for her or if that has been dropped. 

 

Some guy from Game of Thrones is currently on the show as the manipulative boss and soon to be bed partner of ever-hapless Lauren. He's boring as hell - I have no idea what he was like on there.

 

http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Eddie_Eyre

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Poverty storylines are literally the most boring storylines in soap so I don't understand why one is running with Denise straight after the Carter one.

 

 

then the Taylors too, who look like a 2nd rate rip off of the Jacksons. I expect they'll go the same way as the Millers though. Having said that the bloke from Benidorm is good.

 

I am enjoying the show but I wish the bullies would either disappear or somehow get their comeuppance/be redeemed. I am 5 eps behind though.

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The show just feels aimless now, they're trying to be all ~realistic~ but it falls flat, and is ultimately boring, the bins, the community center, the leaks at the Vic, Denise's empty fridge. EastEnders never had to try that hard to be realistic. And then you have a bunch of random filler stories going nowhere. The stunts they came up with this year, for example. Tracey getting fired (I mean who cares?), post-it's invasion, Woody/Tina's one night stand... I mean they have at least an episode a week that's somewhat good, but maybe it's time to bring in a new producer. I also find the younger scene to be dead, Lauren & Abi are still there but haven't been relevant in years, it feels to me as though no one wants to write them off but no one has any idea what to write for them either, Whitney is kind of the same, Ben & Jay are in perpetual limbo. Bex is the only one that feels like she could lead the near future but her stories are repetitive and bring her down.

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 The WLIW/PBS episode on Wednesday began with Pauline gazing at a photo of newborn Dennis. There was a close up shot of Mark's photo on the shelf. Later in the episode she told Joe that she still felt intense anger that she had outlived one of her children. I guess it's the last time Pauline was ever shown in anything resembling a sympathetic light.

In the same episode Ian was taking Bobby to the creche and Bobby emerged from the house wearing Lucy's old Cinderella costume. Tee hee. Maybe he clocked her because he found out she'd given it to Oxfam? 

 

Britbox has Redwater-first episode is already up.

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