Originally Posted by harrypalmer
Their story had wound up to a natural conclusion. After all the troubles, and that gangster idiot getting her into an Indecent Proposal situation. At that point we could see she loved Alfie no matter what.
Now she comes across as a heartless sex addict and tart.
Time to get shut. Alfie can stay.
Agreeing with this bit. I absolutely loved Kat and Alfie and grew up watching them. They've been ruined since they've been brought back, which is a shame as I was really looking forward to them being back on the screens. As much as Kat may have been a tart back in the day, I think the way her relationship developed with Alfie would have changed her.
Originally Posted by soapnut
She's not necessarily hated and adored by some, the character has just run it's course the producers have seen to that, same as Ronnie's did. Only difference being, Jessie obviously has no intention of leaving even though her character's popularity has wained (as a result of the storylines) and Ronnie was still massively popular. Shame really as Kat had so much potential again upon her latest return and they go and thrust another affair upon her leading the audience to hate her even more. Why couldn't the writers have taken Kat and Alfie down the marriage guidance counselling route? This would still have provided plenty of drama and would also have been a more credible and realistic approach to the characters' situation, instead of taking the easy option yet again and just letting Kat have another affair even it is with a silly twist! EE seem to avoid exploring real situations and going more in-depth with promising storylines, they did exactly the same with Tanya's cancer, which, unsurprisingly, she miraculously recovered from. Only Jo Joyner's amazing portrayal gave the story any substance and realism, it was handled extremely poorly and irresponsibly research wise. Unfortunately, Kat has become a charicature of herself and Jessie can no longer display any acting skills due to the criminally poor material she is given.
Also agree with this. The actors and actresses, no matter how good they are, can only do so much when given such poor material. I absolutely hate this storyline and wish EE would stop messing with Kat and Alfie.
Just because everyone loved the whole "will they, won't they get together" storyline years ago, doesn't mean we enjoy a "will they, won't they split up" one.