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  1. I stopped watching Holby a few years ago, because the quality of the show got so bad. Ratings wise, the show hasn't been doing well either, so it's not a complete surprise, but it's still shocking. Even though it's not exactly the same, feels almost like when CBS announced Guiding Light got axed. The dam has now been broken. If you can axe a 23 year old Holby, you can EastEnders. I've long felt that the UK soaps have been largely on the same path as ours, just on a 10-15 year delay. While I don't think Casualty or EastEnders will get cancelled right away, those two sh
  2. Yeah, from a writing standpoint, EastEnders no longer any better than the US soaps. Only thing it's has over them is they haven't done a bunch of return from the dead stories. The show is making the exact same mistakes the US ones did. It's very sad to watch. They really missed the mark on this serial killer story. First, it's offensive that this what a domestic violence story has been turned into. Second, the actor is terrible and the character isn't that interesting. Only positive aspect is the actor is very attractive, which isn't reason enough to keep him around.
  3. Good. I was really worried how the jury would rule. I hope he rots in hell.
  4. I sure hope so. I don't see how the BBC can continue to ignore how much terrible shape the show is in. Both Jon Sen and Kate Oates need to go, but even just getting rid of Jon Sen would be a massive improvement.
  5. The current state of LGBTQ characters on soaps is pretty dire and in many ways, feels worse now than 5 or 10 years ago. I think a lot of it is the soaps are so risk averse now. The ratings have fallen so low, they are afraid to offend anyone. Not that I necessarily agree with that logic, but I think that's how a lot of soap execs feel. I do have to give DAYS some credit though, they reversed their decision to kill off Will when a lot of other soaps wouldn't have and just kept him dead. Plus, even though Sonny and Will is one of the most boring gay couples ever, overall DAYS, kept
  6. I was just going to say the same thing. They need to fix the mess that's EastEnders first.
  7. Sharon Osbourne was disgusting today. I get Piers Morgan is her friend, but he's not worth going to bat for. Good on Sheryl.
  8. I noticed that too. I wonder how of that support is based mostly on Queen Elizabeth's likability. I do wonder once she passes away, how long it'll continue to survive. At the very least I can see some commonwealth countries going separate ways.
  9. Here's a link to a Snap YouGov Poll, pretty interesting to see the difference between the US and UK. Polar opposite reactions. https://today.yougov.com/topics/entertainment/articles-reports/2021/03/08/meghan-markle-prince-harry-oprah-interview-poll
  10. UK, don't send him back here! We don't want him either! LOL
  11. Maybe I'm just too cynical, but that statement is a giant nothing burger. "Handling it privately" sounds an awful lot like sweeping it under the rug and do nothing.
  12. So in general, I usually don't pay that close attention to the Royal Family. To me, I think having a monarchy is archaic and serve no purpose is a modern society. When Harry and Meghan announced they were going to marry, I didn't start to pay attention a but, but I was curious how an bi-racial American as member of Royal Family would play out. I watched the interview, because Meghan has garnered both compassion and sympathy from me for the way she was treated by the British Press and how the Royal Family let it happen, which was vile IMO. I'm glad Harry and Meghan got out and e
  13. OLTL is the one I'd like the most to come back. I miss it the most of all the soaps. I also agree about all the Edge of Night comments. It's way before my time, but considering how popular crime dramas have always been going back to Law & Order, plus the current true crime popularity, I'm surprised it hasn't been rebooted in some way 10-15 years ago.
  14. When we lost GL, ATWT, AMC and OLTL in quick succession I didn't think any of them would still be on in 2021 except for maybe B&B. I can see them all moving to solely streaming. I've felt for a while now that if given the proper chance, soaps as a genre could thrive on streaming. Steaming's main business model is to gain and keep subscribers, to do that you need a steady stream of content. Few types of shows do that better than soaps.
  15. For me, the main one is the Young and the Restless. Chuck Pratt's reign of terror forced me to stop watching. Even LML and end of MAB weren't as bad as Pratt. When Sally Sussman and Kay Alden came back, I was very excited and felt I was getting exactly I wanted, two people that trained under Bell and could restore that essence of the show, but update it to modern day. When they left or got fired, that's when I realized that the Y&R I want never going to happen. So I asked myself, can I enjoy the show for what it is today? That answer I eventually came to was no. Since then, I haven't wa
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