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Old 19-09-2011, 00:17
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I know over the last few series' it has had major changes in terms of casting, but after watching Wednesday's episode I can honestly say I think I am falling out of love with it. It just really isn't the same without Karen, I really liked her. I cannot take to this series at all. Although I will give it a chance, it was only the first episode but ... just

Also with the show moving to Scotland, I really don't think it is going to help. I know it has been commissioned until 2014, but I truly believe viewing figures may go down.

What does everyone else think?
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Old 19-09-2011, 00:21
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i really think, judging from wednesday';s episode, that it has lost its touch. I found it boring to be honest and i wont be watching this weeks 'cause of corrie, but i don't know whether i'll go back the week after either.

Too many cast changes, too many new teachers that i already don't like. Plus where's eleanor chaudry?? she seems to have vanished off the face of the earth. but, saying that, it does seem to be the tradition of every new series of WR .

Hope it does get better though.
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Old 19-09-2011, 00:25
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I'm surprised it got a 2nd series, nevermind a 3rd etc... it's done well to get this far, think it's more popular now than it was when it began. I doubt moving to Scotland will make any difference, if the storylines are there, then it will still be watchable. Besides Wednesday evenings aren't that great for telly, so it's not got much to contend with. Great to see Jaye Jacobs join the cast, she was great as Donna on Holby City.
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Old 19-09-2011, 01:18
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I honestly haven't been fully in love with the show since Rachel Mason left; I never really took to Karen Fisher much, which was a shame because it could've been so good. I haven't seen the latest episode, and I'm in no rush to, which is worrying for me!
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Old 19-09-2011, 05:14
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Meh, I've come around to expecting and accepting new headmasters in Waterloo Road. I like the new one - he is a bit like a more sensible and 'tapped on' Jack Rimmer to me.

And it's not always the writer's fault - Eleanor left after the first ten episodes of Series 7. Originally, the episodes we're seeing now would have been Series 8 - but they combined them to make Series 7 thirty episodes long.

I don't believe it's the end of Waterloo Road at all - I think it's fan base has changed since Series 1, even since Series 3. I remember people saying they couldn't watch it after Jack or Rachel left!
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Old 19-09-2011, 10:13
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I don't think it was the most exciting of episodes, but still good. It seemed to be setting up new characters and establishing them - something it hasn't done for a few series.

The first episode of a new series, which has new characters in is always a bit of a 'dull' episode in comparison. I never liked the first one Karen Fisher was in and thought I would be giving up with it, but she actually turned out to be really good, and I'm sure this head teacher will be similar.
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Old 19-09-2011, 11:26
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I know over the last few series' it has had major changes in terms of casting, but after watching Wednesday's episode I can honestly say I think I am falling out of love with it. It just really isn't the same without Karen, I really liked her. I cannot take to this series at all. Although I will give it a chance, it was only the first episode but ... just

Also with the show moving to Scotland, I really don't think it is going to help. I know it has been commissioned until 2014, but I truly believe viewing figures may go down.

What does everyone else think?
i totally agree with you waterloo road is not the same without karen but its still a good show to watch if there's nothing else to watch they should defiantly bring karen back
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Old 19-09-2011, 11:47
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I gave up on WR after Rachel left. Just lost something for me.

It's made by the same people who produced Bad Girls and that show also had unexplained character disappearances. Strange really.
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Old 19-09-2011, 11:55
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I can't see how this Scotland move will work.
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Old 19-09-2011, 14:09
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I'm currently just about to start series 5 and out of interest, watched Wednesday's epsiode and thought i'd share my views.

Now, obviously, I haven't seen Karen Fisher in action yet, so I can't comment on her performance, so essentially, I'm judging my opinions going from Rachel to Michael Byrne and there is no comparison whatsoever, I missed Rachel Mason!

For me, I just felt that Alec Newman just wasn't suited to the role of head teacher, with Eva Pope, she seemed well suited and believable as a head teacher, whereas with Alec, I was constantly aware he was acting, I can't quite explain it, am I the only one?
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Old 19-09-2011, 14:44
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Waterloo Road hasn't been the same since the end of Series 4 when Chlo/Donte/Maxine/Janeece(the first time round) left.

It's lost what it had originally, and definitely not gained anything since.

But then, I guess, it's just personal opinion...
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Old 19-09-2011, 14:54
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I'm currently just about to start series 5 and out of interest, watched Wednesday's epsiode and thought i'd share my views.

Now, obviously, I haven't seen Karen Fisher in action yet, so I can't comment on her performance, so essentially, I'm judging my opinions going from Rachel to Michael Byrne and there is no comparison whatsoever, I missed Rachel Mason!

For me, I just felt that Alec Newman just wasn't suited to the role of head teacher, with Eva Pope, she seemed well suited and believable as a head teacher, whereas with Alec, I was constantly aware he was acting, I can't quite explain it, am I the only one?
I really liked Karen Fisher, even from the beginning. No one seemed to warm to her, but I did. I wish she had stayed with the show, Waterloo Road said they had big plans for her character, but hey ho it is done with.

Yeah I just cannot warm to Mr Byrne. It is probably because it is the first episode. But it does seem he has a bit of a dark side to him, which is good, Be good to see a teacher with a dark side, so I have my hopes on that front. We shall see.
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Old 19-09-2011, 15:21
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I was very disappointed in Waterloo road last week. It was really boring. I hate to say it but I think the show is going down hill. Also the teachers arn't as good as the ones that have left. I really miss steph and ruby. They were really funny!
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Old 19-09-2011, 15:34
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I miss Steph too!! why did Ruby leave?
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Old 19-09-2011, 15:37
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Ruby left to write/get a novel published.
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Old 19-09-2011, 15:40
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You've only seen one episode. Give Michael a chance.
After Jack, I didn't like Rachel but I warmed to her, and the same goes for Karen Fisher. Series 1 & 2 had similar cast members so when I watched series 3 I didn't like it at first because there were so many new characters. The same thing in series 5 happened and to be honest, Those ended up being my favorite series. It was due a cast change and I'm sure you warm to them soon.

- If anybody was wondering, Amy Porter has left the show because her Mum got a job in London according to their website and Kyle will be back in a few episodes time. I think George might have been busy with his dancing career?
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Old 19-09-2011, 16:18
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I thought this series(well the 2nd part) has taken it back to what it was by adding the gang aspect to it.
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Old 19-09-2011, 19:45
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I think the show badly needs a Steph or Ruby type character.
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Old 19-09-2011, 19:53
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I thought last weeks episode wasn't great but i'm all up for seeing how it goes. I really don't think the Scotland move is going to work and I think it will be that, that will be the end of Waterloo Rd.
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Old 19-09-2011, 20:05
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I'm not watching anymore. I was getting fed up last series.

It's for young adults who can identify with being at school. it's just not my cup of tea anymore. I left school a long time ago, 7 years now and I now find teenaged children more and more annoying as time goes by.
It's just boring to me anyway.

I watched bad girls right up until it ended. I found it hillarious, probably for the wrong reasons. but hey.
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Old 21-09-2011, 11:10
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i'm a massive fan of the show and think it could be starting to lose its touch. this series has A LOT of new cast members. I got to visit the set in July and saw the cast photos and there were so many people that weren't in it before! some will be school inspectors, students and others. whether this is whats making the show lose its touch, i dont know?
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Old 21-09-2011, 11:13
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Don't know if this has been asked before but is it deliberate that the new head teacher is Scottish then?
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Old 21-09-2011, 11:14
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Series 3 and 4 were genuinely the best WR ever did IMO, I wish Mika + Chlo could come back - something Pastoral a la Kim or something!
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Old 21-09-2011, 11:20
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Aslong as Grantly is still in it, then i'm not bothered.
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Old 21-09-2011, 11:21
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Aslong as Grantly is still in it, then i'm not bothered.
and Tom
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