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Old 31-01-2013, 22:00
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Oh my word, it gets dafter and dafter each week, next week looks.....actually I can't think of a word
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Old 31-01-2013, 22:00
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Oh my word, it gets dafter and dafter each week, next week looks.....actually I can't think of a word
Put it to rest. We need PROPER DRAMA not fake crap
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Old 31-01-2013, 22:02
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Well as if that wasn't predictable.

I keep thinking of new ways and twists for characters but lol... wouldnt happen in this Waterloo Road but would in Waterloo past.
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Old 31-01-2013, 22:05
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Unfortunately this Daniel Chalk not being his real name is guff, unless he has legally assumed another identity....but then none of his previous life would "exist".... There is no way any lawyer could divulge anything...
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Old 31-01-2013, 22:10
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Disappointing episode but I didn't mind the Chalky and Kevin scenes.

Already tired of the Barrys messing around, it's just exactly the same as the Kellys from before.

Connor and Imogen get way too much screentime as well.
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Old 31-01-2013, 22:13
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Already tired of the Barrys messing around, it's just exactly the same as the Kellys from before.

Connor and Imogen get way too much screentime as well.
I agree with these points.

Those 2 were tedious enough last year...
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Old 31-01-2013, 22:23
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Why do soaps always have to spoil serious stuff with silly things? The Kevin/Chalky stuff would have been enough...
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Old 31-01-2013, 22:28
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How come he speaks to a selection of the school and not just the Upper 6th??? LOL
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Old 31-01-2013, 22:31
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How come Chalky still has scars??? Those would be temporary???
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Old 31-01-2013, 23:05
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Disappointing episode but I didn't mind the Chalky and Kevin scenes.

Already tired of the Barrys messing around, it's just exactly the same as the Kellys from before.

Connor and Imogen get way too much screentime as well.
Totally agree, the Connor and Imogen plot is getting tedious , the Barrys are boring and predictable. However I did enjoy the Chalky and Kevin story line . Ah well, I'm still watching, sadly, but have to escape to the kitchen because no one else can stand to watch.
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Old 31-01-2013, 23:32
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I found the Chalky scenes when he talked about feeling shame and how he 'should have been able to stop him' heartbreaking because I've heard those words myself from someone in a similar situation. It's a guilt that a man feels he has no right to feel at all - and to make it worse, that's often what others say about him.

It was a strong story - predictable to some, maybe, but strong all the same and the dilemma about whether to join others from the same institution in a court case is another nightmare that often only crops up many years later.

There is no right or wrong about what a victim 'should' do, only the wrong of the abuse. WR has lost its way a bit recently, and this all came a bit out of the blue in some ways, but both actors played the anger and the doubt very well, I thought, going from what I've seen in 'real life'. I was finding it hard not to cry when Chalky was talking about it being 'his fault'.
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Old 31-01-2013, 23:52
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I found the Chalky scenes when he talked about feeling shame and how he 'should have been able to stop him' heartbreaking because I've heard those words myself from someone in a similar situation. It's a guilt that a man feels he has no right to feel at all - and to make it worse, that's often what others say about him.

It was a strong story - predictable to some, maybe, but strong all the same and the dilemma about whether to join others from the same institution in a court case is another nightmare that often only crops up many years later.

There is no right or wrong about what a victim 'should' do, only the wrong of the abuse. WR has lost its way a bit recently, and this all came a bit out of the blue in some ways, but both actors played the anger and the doubt very well, I thought, going from what I've seen in 'real life'. I was finding it hard not to cry when Chalky was talking about it being 'his fault'.
I shed a few tears at the Chalky/Kevin story - it was brilliantly acted by the 2, and particularly Tommy Knight as a debutante.
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Old 01-02-2013, 00:55
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I interviewed Kirstie Steele (Imogen Stewart ) yesterday for my radio show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx-K5HRPZj8


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Todays episode was back to how it use to be, I use to get emotional in some scenes and its gone a bit of a comedy recently but its nice they have gone back to how it should be
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:45
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I quite liked the Kevin and Chalky scenes. Apart from that, it was another disappointing episode. I'm getting a bit sick and tired of the Barrys stiring and Connor and Imogen getting too much screentime while other charatcers are just sitting in the background. Next week's episode looks even more bizzare than ever.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:30
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I'm having to use the subtitles as I can't understand much of what the Barrys are saying. It might help if they didn't gabble
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:45
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Pack it off to CBBC as the new Grange Hill. That's all it is now.

Poorly written cliched tat for teenagers
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Old 02-02-2013, 19:34
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what happened about the stolen cars surely barry would of been arrested
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Old 03-02-2013, 00:44
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I interviewed Imogen Stewart on my radio show if anyone is interested

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx-K5HRPZj8
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:26
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Michael gets more bizarre by the week. Now he wants to keep a pupil who has admitted to arson in school and makes him do a confession in front of other pupils. Please tell me there are no heads remotely like him!
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:35
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I found the Chalky scenes when he talked about feeling shame and how he 'should have been able to stop him' heartbreaking because I've heard those words myself from someone in a similar situation. It's a guilt that a man feels he has no right to feel at all - and to make it worse, that's often what others say about him.

It was a strong story - predictable to some, maybe, but strong all the same and the dilemma about whether to join others from the same institution in a court case is another nightmare that often only crops up many years later.

There is no right or wrong about what a victim 'should' do, only the wrong of the abuse. WR has lost its way a bit recently, and this all came a bit out of the blue in some ways, but both actors played the anger and the doubt very well, I thought, going from what I've seen in 'real life'. I was finding it hard not to cry when Chalky was talking about it being 'his fault'.
Such a shame that something as serious and deep-rooted as this is trivalised and dealt with in the one-hour format. Never mind that the scars would have faded instead of being raw welts, no-one who has spent the past 30 years hiding from his past and refusing to confront his abuser will do a complete 180 after a 5 minute talk.

As for Michael wanting to keep an arsonist in the school, where's the consistency? What does a pupil he likes have to do to thrown out?
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Old 07-02-2013, 20:58
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3 mins to go.
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Old 07-02-2013, 21:00
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OK- let's see how they do with the returning squaddie plot..
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Old 07-02-2013, 21:05
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I love Grantly.
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Old 07-02-2013, 21:06
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Barry Barry
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Old 07-02-2013, 21:13
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I really can't stand Barry.
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