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Message 1305771 - Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 11:51:51 UTC

I can only discuss the UK soaps here I'm afraid but it would certainly be interesting to hear from other countries.

The three main ones in the UK at present are Coronation Street, Eastenders, and Emmerdale, there have been others in the past. In my opinion they have definitely lowered the tone in the UK. 25 or 50 years ago we had decent story lines and good acting. Not any more. All we get from all three are strident females, screeching at the tops of their voices, complaining about their relationships. That is not acting, that is just untalented people shouting, and the producers go along with it.

Gullible people watch these soaps and think it is a true to life example of how everyone else behaves, so they start to do it as well. Add in the intense competition between the soaps for the annual awards, and it just gets worse, year by year.



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Message 1305816 - Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 20:20:53 UTC

I cannot comment, Chris. I have not looked at any soap for 15+ years, they bore the pants ...


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Message 1305824 - Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 20:34:12 UTC - in response to Message 1305816.

I cannot comment, Chris. I have not looked at any soap for 15+ years, they bore the pants ...

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Message 1305879 - Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 22:50:24 UTC

There is a good one, but thankfully not on TV.....

..The Archers.


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Message 1306015 - Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 6:49:58 UTC

The only "good" bit about the soaps are the closing themes.
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Message 1306026 - Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 8:01:58 UTC

As a strident female myself I must be one of the gullible. I was so thrilled to be able to catch up with Eastenders after leaving the UK. I can't get BBC iPlayer here but people upload the soaps to youtube so I can watch them on the same day as in the UK.

I also caught up with Casualty, another good one, and quite subversive in it's way.

What lowered the tone in the UK was thatcherism, changed the culture into the greedy mess that we now have.

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Message 1306029 - Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 8:14:18 UTC - in response to Message 1306026.
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What lowered the tone in the UK was thatcherism, changed the culture into the greedy mess that we now have.

Hmm?.... (-100)...Perhaps we should go back to those pre-Thatcher days...I should
think not!!
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Message 1306095 - Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 14:19:18 UTC - in response to Message 1306026.

As a strident female myself I must be one of the gullible. I was so thrilled to be able to catch up with Eastenders after leaving the UK. I can't get BBC iPlayer here but people upload the soaps to youtube so I can watch them on the same day as in the UK.....

Haven't you heard of proxies ?

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Message 1306122 - Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 16:41:27 UTC

Hiyah Hev,

Casualty has evolved from a soap-drama into a docu-soap, and is actually very good. We won't go into Thatcher, I know your views! Not sure about a strident female, certainly one that has strongly held views. The main difference is that you had an education, and have some brain cells between your ears. Unlike these pathetic young kids on the soaps today.

Would you let your son marry a soap actress?

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