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15 hours ago, DRW50 said:

 

5 hours ago, AMCOLTLLover said:

Have u guys watched the new trailer for the big stunt of Emmerdale with Meena= Damn that was a fabulous trailer but i bet the episodes will be disapointing lmao

I really dig Meena.

They do make good trailers, but I'm tired of the hyperbolic statements that always accompany these trailers, like: "This is Emmerdale at its most ambitious as we take viewers on an exhilarating journey through a series of showstopping stunts. or "Daring and audacious, this is Emmerdale like you've never seen before."

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5 minutes ago, KMan101 said:

Emmerdale is *very* stunt-driven.

They've been that way for a long time. They desperately try and try to re-create the buzz they got for the plane crash in 1993.

If it isn't a lorry crash then it's a house explosion or a gigantic storm or a helicopter accident.....

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3 minutes ago, I Am A Swede said:

They've been that way for a long time. They desperately try and try to re-create the buzz they got for the plane crash in 1993.

If it isn't a lorry crash then it's a house explosion or a gigantic storm or a helicopter accident.....

 

Yeah, as I familiarize myself with their history more and more it comes off like that for sure. "Look what we can do" and they spend all this money and most of the time it doesn't seem to hit the mark. And a lot of their stunts look CGI driven and not great. The plane crash in 1993, which I've watched, was much better done, even if some of it is forced.

 

I have to say they tried to do the same to Coronation Street. It and Emmerdale were very interchangeable for a while. They even have a similar look (the lighting).

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17 minutes ago, KMan101 said:

Yeah, as I familiarize myself with their history more and more it comes off like that for sure. "Look what we can do" and they spend all this money and most of the time it doesn't seem to hit the mark. And a lot of their stunts look CGI driven and not great. The plane crash in 1993, which I've watched, was much better done, even if some of it is forced.

Emmerdale tends to have a better track record with well-crafted stunts than the other soaps. The problem is it doesn't matter if the characters aren't worth investing in, which is mostly  the case now. 

I will say that the stunts on Emmerdale and Corrie are ITV-driven, not producer-driven. The producers have little power in any  major decisions. 

@I Am A SwedeThey were also nice enough to post the last page of the article. I couldn't get it to post here for some reason.

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1 will die and there are rumors it could be Charity lmao (Which i doubt)..

I think those stunts that are mentioned were  started by a trend in the UK in 2010. Hollyoaks started those BIG STUNTS and SOAP CHANGING killings, explosions and whatever u could possibly imagine. It all started with that highly popular Silas Blisset - Serial Killer Storyline and Corries 50th Anniversary Tram Crash stunt. (Which is still one of my favorite soap opera anniversarys)

From there on Hollyoaks got buzz and ratings and praises. Oaks did more and more of those Killer and stunt stuff. All the other UK Soaps tried to cash in from that and create their own serial killer and big stunts.

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1 hour ago, AMCOLTLLover said:

1 will die and there are rumors it could be Charity lmao (Which i doubt)..

I think those stunts that are mentioned were  started by a trend in the UK in 2010. Hollyoaks started those BIG STUNTS and SOAP CHANGING killings, explosions and whatever u could possibly imagine. It all started with that highly popular Silas Blisset - Serial Killer Storyline and Corries 50th Anniversary Tram Crash stunt. (Which is still one of my favorite soap opera anniversarys)

From there on Hollyoaks got buzz and ratings and praises. Oaks did more and more of those Killer and stunt stuff. All the other UK Soaps tried to cash in from that and create their own serial killer and big stunts.

Emmerdale started it with the plane crash of 1993. But stunts weren't really used for the other soaps until the 2000's when Emmerdale did that storm that killed Tricia Dingle on New Year's. 

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On 10/4/2021 at 3:13 PM, DRW50 said:

Emmerdale tends to have a better track record with well-crafted stunts than the other soaps. The problem is it doesn't matter if the characters aren't worth investing in, which is mostly  the case now. 

I will say that the stunts on Emmerdale and Corrie are ITV-driven, not producer-driven. The producers have little power in any  major decisions. 

@I Am A SwedeThey were also nice enough to post the last page of the article. I couldn't get it to post here for some reason.

 

Ah, thank you for the clarity on the decisions being "ITV-driven". That makes a LOT of sense in the context of certain things. 

 

I was probably a little too dismissive of their stunts but like you say ...

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I miss the Sudgens being the frontburner.. Thats why i enjoy everything i get out of the Victoria Sudgen Character.

I miss the Tates too. I hope Jamie ain't dead and will pop up again. There is no confirmation that the actor is through with the show.. I don't get the hate the actor or the Jamie character gets. I enjoyed his last episode and the way he tried to flee with Dawn. Dawn + Jamie belong together.

People complain about the lack of humor or comedy in this show but i think thats nonsense. The Jigsaw date of Diane, the irish banter between Bernice and MacKenzie and so on.

Aprils bullying story really touched my heart in the last couple of weeks and i feel kinda sorry for Bob and April in this.

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