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    • Tallaght
    • By Tallaght 11th Aug 18, 4:05 PM
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    What is your favourtie Soap opera ?
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    • 11th Aug 18, 4:05 PM
    What is your favourtie Soap opera ? 11th Aug 18 at 4:05 PM
    Eastenders lately has been very poor acting and storylines.Emmerdale and Coronation street just seem to get better as time goes on.
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 11th Aug 18, 4:14 PM
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    Brookside.
    It's not on any longer. . .
    "Luck happens where hard work meets opportunity"
    • worldtraveller
    • By worldtraveller 11th Aug 18, 4:15 PM
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    As a kid in the 60's I wasn't allowed to watch Coronation Street, but could watch Crossroads.

    Repressed, or what?!

    I'll admit that I hadn't seen Emmerdale (Farm) again until recently. I still remember Ma Sugden, et al., but I did, somewhat, enjoy the latest version.

    However, it did seem to be full of the likes of, pointless, idiot, second house owning, nouveau riche yuppies, rather than the original farming community characters. Mind you, that's probably life to a tee today though!
    Last edited by worldtraveller; 11-08-2018 at 4:53 PM.
    There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more...
    • miriamac
    • By miriamac 11th Aug 18, 4:16 PM
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    • Tallaght
    • By Tallaght 11th Aug 18, 4:24 PM
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    Who could forget Eldorado
    • tommix
    • By tommix 11th Aug 18, 4:29 PM
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    Listening to Giacomo Puccini's 'La Boheme' in a Radox Bath.
    • worldtraveller
    • By worldtraveller 11th Aug 18, 4:31 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 4:31 PM
    Listening to Giacomo Puccini's 'La Boheme' in a Radox Bath.
    Originally posted by tommix

    Wonderful!
    There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more...
    • worldtraveller
    • By worldtraveller 11th Aug 18, 4:32 PM
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    Who could forget Eldorado
    Originally posted by Tallaght
    Probably a lot of people!
    There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more...
    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 11th Aug 18, 4:37 PM
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    Listening to Giacomo Puccini's 'La Boheme' in a Radox Bath.
    Originally posted by tommix
    I don't like the heroine in that. She is too self centred.

    All Me Me, Me Me.
    Every Village has its Idiot.

    If you don't know who your Village Idiot is

    it is probably you.
    • WillimS
    • By WillimS 11th Aug 18, 4:39 PM
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    Soaps have been destroyed by bringing characters back from the dead, how many ex-characters have been brought back 'from the dead', now the new trend following Emmerdale and Coronation Street is 'long lost children'. All of a sudden loads of characters have got 'secret children', from years ago, its blimmin daft.
    • tommix
    • By tommix 11th Aug 18, 4:49 PM
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    I don't like the heroine in that. She is too self centred.

    All Me Me, Me Me.
    Originally posted by Head The Ball

    I wouldn't have a clue, I've only ever heard it in Italian..I know it's about a poor poet and a poor seamstress falling in love cos I just read it on Wikipedia..

    It's the combination of music and radox though..Imo a soap opera made in heaven.
    • kabayiri
    • By kabayiri 11th Aug 18, 4:57 PM
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    My fave soap opera is Channel 4 News.

    Every time the Cathy Newman character appears we are treated to a Greek tragedy
    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 11th Aug 18, 5:00 PM
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    I wouldn't have a clue, I've only ever heard it in Italian..I know it's about a poor poet and a poor seamstress falling in love cos I just read it on Wikipedia..
    Originally posted by tommix
    The seamstress heroine is called Mimi.
    Every Village has its Idiot.

    If you don't know who your Village Idiot is

    it is probably you.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 11th Aug 18, 5:00 PM
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    Pobl y Cwm. It's as daft as the others, but my excuse is that I use it to keep up with my Welsh.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • walesrob
    • By walesrob 11th Aug 18, 5:16 PM
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    Brookside.
    It's not on any longer. . .
    Originally posted by Jackmydad

    Agree, I missed my weekly dose of 'calm down, soft lad'. The storylines did get a bit silly towards the end.
    Why do they always send the poor?
    • Prinzessilein
    • By Prinzessilein 11th Aug 18, 5:57 PM
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    General Hospital
    Emergency Ward 10
    Crossroads

    After this I stopped watching soaps.
    • Pennywise
    • By Pennywise 11th Aug 18, 7:00 PM
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    The only really good one with believable characters is Doctors.
    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 11th Aug 18, 7:03 PM
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    I had a soft spot for Hollyoaks when I was a student but I don't watch soaps as I'm rubbish at keeping up with them. We used to watch Coronation Street when I was little as my gran liked it because it was Northern, and she thought if we all watched it the extra people would help it beat Eastenders, which we didn't like because it was set in London. Nowadays I catch an episode of Eastenders once every five years or so and I watch it just to see if Ian's still in it, and to marvel about how utterly unrepresentative of London it is. There is no way that people running market stalls or working part time in pubs and greasy-spoons would be able to live in whole houses in what would now be a very desirable London square. To be fair, soaps have never been about realism but still ...
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 11th Aug 18, 7:07 PM
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    We dont watch british soaps. We got into the habit of watching neighbours and home and away in the late 80s and have never broken it.
    • keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    • By keepcalmandstayoutofdebt 11th Aug 18, 7:21 PM
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    Forgive evening soap it is Doctors, without hesitation.
    "If you are caught in a rainstorm, once you accept that you'll receive a soaking, the only thing left to do is enjoy the walk"
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