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Old 23-08-2012, 20:47
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I think Laurie Brett is a secret alchoholic in this..
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:48
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Comments like yours make DS need a like button
Or an Unlike Button?
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:49
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Oh I love these halls thing.
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:50
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Jane Beale's Waterloo Rd Son doesn't sound Scottish, he sounds Northern Irish.
plu the fact his real name is Shane O'Meara? Good Scottish name...
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:50
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haha love the drunkness
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:50
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I think Laurie Brett is a secret alchoholic in this..
and abusive!
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:50
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HOw long before that teacher ends up wrapping herself around a lamppost?
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:51
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Oh I love these halls thing.
I'm surprised its taken so long for them to think of this. Would have opened up more scope for storylines a few series back.
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:52
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For a new school, they seemed to have kitted out the boarding house with the contents of a Victorian garage sale...
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:53
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Bunty the dog is on the run
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:53
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Oh no, not another nutjob.

Too many people with weird 'issues'.
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:53
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Some brilliant views to be fair
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:53
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I'm surprised its taken so long for them to think of this. Would have opened up more scope for storylines a few series back.
There are quite few state boarding schools but it wouldn't have worked at Waterloo Road (version 1), of if they did they would've had to have them from the start.
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:54
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Whatever it is it's certainly unrealistic. It'll be interesting to see what qualifications they will be offering, as some pupils who made the move will be half way through their GCSEs and A levels, so you'd assume they'll have to continue to study an English curriculum, yet most of their intake is from the local Scottish community, so I doubt they'd be doing anything other than the Scotttish qualifications.
Funnily enough, the curriculum is now part of the plot.
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:55
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It's your man from Taggart as a rival headmaster!!!!
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:55
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Scottish state system versus free Academy?
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:57
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Funnily enough, the curriculum is now part of the plot.
Interesting, but they still haven't explained how the curriculum is working there. I hope the benefactor isn't going to feature in every episode, flashing her cash and wanting to introduce some crazy new idea every week saying she'll pay for it.
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:58
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Next week on Waterloo Road: more mentally unstable psychos. Tune in!
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:58
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Next week looks good! A normal day in Waterloo Road..lol!
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Old 23-08-2012, 20:59
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Well it's certainly different from the original concept of Waterloo Road. Hope it doesn't go the same way that Grange Hill did when they started changing the concept.
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Old 23-08-2012, 21:01
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Quite a good opening. Didn't reallhy think about the likes of Maddi, Kyle etc until towards the end
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Old 23-08-2012, 21:01
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Not sure about the whole move to Scotland. Cannot stand the red head bitch, she needs a slap.
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Old 23-08-2012, 21:02
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So did Denzil get a memorial? really can't be bothered watching as he was the only character I actually liked
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Old 23-08-2012, 21:05
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So did Denzil get a memorial? really can't be bothered watching as he was the only character I actually liked
Apparently there is a memorial featured in a future episode, think it's the 3rd episode.
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Old 23-08-2012, 21:06
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Well it looks like I'll be gaining an hour each week from now on. This series looks like it will be the end of Waterloo Road for me. That was the worst, most foolish, most clichéd hour of television I've seen this week.

The characters in the last few series were already getting silly, but these were abysmal. The whole boarding school idea is ludicrous. The fantasy idea that some rich ex-pupil driving a Ferrari can keep 500-odd kids in school is idiotic.

The writing is trash. The dialogue is wooden and vacuous and most of the performances are wooden too. This series has run it's natural course, it needs the axe immediately to make room for something better.
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