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Old 04-11-2012, 23:27
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I used to love home and away but since 2011 its really really gotten awful this year has revolved around love storys and the braxtons

I think its time it returned to how it was between 2000- 2005 more commuity and summer bay storys


Bring back titles and theme tunes with a natural sunny beach theme

Storyline ideas:

give the dinner a full revamp its to dark and coffe shop return it to a more open time set with bright colours

Have alf start working there again with leah and irene

revolve less around love storys and more around family

move alf into a new location and move harvey roo and marlyn too

move a brand new family into the summer bay house

come next september introduce a fresh new bunch of characters for summer bay high


Axe:

Heath
bianca
indi
april

Returns:
Sally
ric
maddie
cassie
duncan


only some brief ideas , any other ideas or opionions on the show?
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Old 04-11-2012, 23:30
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Well everybody will have their own ideas about who they'd like to return. To be honest it's more about the fundemental aspects of the show, that the show is focussing on the right things, and the writing, and making sure all the writers are on the same page about the type of show H&A should be. Get that right and you can make the show work with any characters and things like changing a set don't really matter.

They have tried to bring the show back to its roots before - sometimes successfully, sometimes not. But they never stick at it long enough. After a few months it's back to drugs and crime again.
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Old 04-11-2012, 23:32
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Well everybody will have their own ideas about who they'd like to return. To be honest it's more about the fundemental aspects of the show, that the show is focussing on the right things, and the writing, and making sure all the writers are on the same page about the type of show H&A should be. Get that right and you can make the show work with any characters and things like changing a set don't really matter.

They have tried to bring the show back to its roots before - sometimes successfully, sometimes not. But they never stick at it long enough. After a few months it's back to drugs and crime again.
Yes but look at Home and away up too 2010 there was atleast a wide ranges of storys even if it was Crime the odd time the past 2 years have been all crime and love storys
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Old 04-11-2012, 23:33
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I'm not disagreeing.
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Old 04-11-2012, 23:36
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I think with the big Neighbours shake up of 2013 there will be a big H&A shake up around 2014 with contracts up for renewal etc.
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Old 04-11-2012, 23:48
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What the OP wants will only happen if they complete clear the decks with most of the producers and writers.
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Old 04-11-2012, 23:52
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What the OP wants will only happen if they complete clear the decks with most of the producers and writers.
they should bring back bevan lee or dan bennet both there eras where great
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Old 05-11-2012, 00:00
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You could argue that Dan Bennett (despite having a successful and in many ways enjoyable era) actually started the show on its downward spiral by introducing too much drama and crime with not enough follow-through which only got worse and worse after he left, finally getting to this point where many viewers have had enough.

However a revert back to how the show was in 2005, despite its flaws, would be a massive improvement.

Bevan Lee I think has pretty much washed his hands of the show.
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Old 05-11-2012, 00:02
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You could argue that Dan Bennett (despite having a successful and in many ways enjoyable era) actually started the show on its downward spiral by introducing too much drama and crime with not enough follow-through which only got worse and worse after he left, finally getting to this point where many viewers have had enough.

However a revert back to how the show was in 2005, despite its flaws, would be a massive improvement.

Bevan Lee I think has pretty much washed his hands of the show.
was it bevan or dan who created the sarah lewis/stalker storyline

although it had crime it was one of home and aways most gripping storys and involved the whole bay
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Old 05-11-2012, 00:08
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They were both different storylines.

The Sarah Lewis storyline was in 2004 and really only had a couple of episodes of violence/crime, afterwhich it was all about the emotional fallout. This was Bevan Lee. He had nothing to do with the stalker storyline.

In 2005 Daniel Bennett wrote the stalker storyline and linked it back to the Sarah Lewis story. This story was all about the violence, crime and drama which went on for months. After it finally ended there was very little emotional fallout and it was straight into the next dramatic storyline (which was Brett Macklin destroying the Bay).

It was still a very good storyline and a million times better than what we have now.
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Old 05-11-2012, 00:11
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They were both different storylines.

The Sarah Lewis storyline was in 2004 and really only had a couple of episodes of violence/crime, afterwhich it was all about the emotional fallout. This was Bevan Lee. He had nothing to do with the stalker storyline.

In 2005 Daniel Bennett wrote the stalker storyline and linked it back to the Sarah Lewis story. This story was all about the violence, crime and drama which went on for months. After it finally ended there was very little emotional fallout and it was straight into the next dramatic storyline (which was Brett Macklin destroying the Bay).

It was still a very good storyline and a million times better than what we have now.
see i prefer those type of storys, i Dont know if it just me but Home and away seems to constanly revolve around realtionships theses days just break up and make ups
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Old 05-11-2012, 00:19
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Well it's just love and relationship storylines mixed with violence/crime/drugs drama. Neither of which is what H&A should be exclusively about.

As you said in your first post, there's no family drama or feeling of community. When was the last time someone was fostered and they actually showed the effect of being fostered on a child? The last time they really focussed on it, that I can think of, was Jai in 2008, and IMO even that was done badly.
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Old 05-11-2012, 00:22
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Well it's just love and relationship storylines mixed with violence/crime/drugs drama. Neither of which is what H&A should be exclusively about.

As you said in your first post, there's no family drama or feeling of community. When was the last time someone was fostered and they actually showed the effect of being fostered on a child? The last time they really focussed on it, that I can think of, was Jai in 2008, and IMO even that was done badly.
Exactly though its worrying though many of the new cast the braxtons and the actor who plays sid walker have said home and away is no longer a soap its a drama

So unless we get a new ep soon I dont think we will see any big changes
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Old 05-11-2012, 00:30
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I have given up hoping for any changes, I accepted a while ago the show has changed beyond recognition and I very much doubt that any EP who comes along now will want to change it back. This is why I have stopped watching but I still watch the Early Years every week as that is the REAL Home and Away.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:51
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Neighbors is a lot better these days
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