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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 20:36
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I hate Eastenders

My wife loves it, but I can't stand it. What is the attraction?
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 20:41
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You could say the same for any soap - there are those that like and those that don't.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 20:43
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Never had the need to watch it. I fear your wife is using it as a training manual to decide on how you will be disposed of. I would remove all sharp objects if I were you!
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 21:35
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Love it when Enders comes on, 'cos it means I get 30 mins on the Playstation with no nagging....
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 21:35
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Seems it`s compulsory viewing to enhance one`s aggresive behaviour.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 21:47
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Met one of the script writers some years back and they explained that the storylines were so depressing was because A) It tittilates the viewers and B) the lives of the characters were always worse than that of the viewers allowing a sense of satisfaction to be engendered by said viewer.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 22:11
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Leave it aat, it ain't wurf it.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 22:29
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"Shut it you Slllaaaggg , I'll get it sorted alright darlin? "
Kind of reminds me of when that grossly overcompensated "thespian" Raymond Winston I think his name is/was had a go at doing Henry VIII , "Oimmm Enry the Aiffff, int oi? , int oi Ehhh?"
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 22:51
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Women love misery. Soap plots are full of misery. Ergo, women love Eastenders.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 02:07
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Norman Tebbitt summed it up circa 1988...

"The dregs of humanity swilling around in a barrel of their own filth."

Or words to that effect. 😆
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 02:28
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Perhaps he was referring to Parliament.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 11:29
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Used to watch up to the point Martin Kemp left. It was just getting ridiculous. Many years later I caught a snippet while visiting someone's house, where Sharon, Bianca, and some other hatchet faced hag, were in the QV. A scary combination of ugliest looking bitches ever seen on a tv screen at the same time, and it wasn't even the halloween special.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 11:52
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In my BBC days, I was seconded to BBC Elstree one year. Nothing to do with Eastenders, but we would sometimes see the actors in the bar. One day, June Brown, Sid Owen and a few others were there, but they stayed in character ! ‘Ricky’ and whoever he was with were having a typical Eastenders argument about where he had parked the car, and June Brown was seated in a corner, still made up as Dot; wreathed in thick cigarette smoke saying “well, I don’t know” etc. in her character, Dot’s voice.

What struck me about the Eastenders sets was the ‘dirt’ that had been painted around the light switches.

As to the actual program, can’t stand it - or any soap for that matter. They are so argumentative and depressing.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 11:59
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June Brown used to live locally, met her a couple of times in Tesco and the pub - a very nice lady. Rudolph Walker is/was another local; saw him in the Kenley Arms a couple of times but never to speak to.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 12:26
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Nope not a fan, and considering the amount of Murders it has had in one square, it amazes me people still live there.
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 06:55
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On the positive side, it means that I'm not disturbed when it's on. But it was on most evenings over the Christmas break, sometimes for one hour, sometimes two half hours.
I can never understand how so many market traders can afford so much time and money in the pub when they have small businesses to run. Don't watch it, but has it ever dealt with struggles with VAT, or tax returns? Has anyone ever been investigated by HMRC?
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 17:32
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If you didn’t suffer from depression before you will after watching that rubbish
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 21:53
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On the positive side, it means that I'm not disturbed when it's on. But it was on most evenings over the Christmas break, sometimes for one hour, sometimes two half hours.
I can never understand how so many market traders can afford so much time and money in the pub when they have small businesses to run. Don't watch it, but has it ever dealt with struggles with VAT, or tax returns? Has anyone ever been investigated by HMRC?
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