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Old 14-12-2012, 17:26
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Hcc has always been a key setting of hollyoaks involing students, the last lot had alot of potenial but where wasted so what now?

will we have to wait for september 2013 to see it again or will kirkwood reintroduce halls/hcc?
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Old 14-12-2012, 17:32
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Apparently next year will be the 'year of the family' so probably not. I reckon it will be all McQueens, Osbournes, Cindy & Tony and Brendany from this point on...and i'm already bored with it.
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Old 14-12-2012, 17:45
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I'm sure all this years students will end up leaving. Well, Rob and Annalise. Ash and Will have family ties I guess. Barney may stick around with the Carmel thing but it's not been on-screen for a bit.
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Old 14-12-2012, 18:04
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Annalise needs an OCD storyline!!!
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Old 14-12-2012, 18:16
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the show's been going since 1997 so the year of the family may help older fans reconnect with the show. Broaden the appeal of HO rather than just concentrate on students.
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Old 14-12-2012, 18:27
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the show's been going since 1997 so the year of the family may help older fans reconnect with the show. Broaden the appeal of HO rather than just concentrate on students.
A lot of Hollyoaks viewers are older viewers according to Channel 4's own data. It's Hollyoaks target demographic that they need to attract and they won't do that featuring older characters more.

What Hollyoaks needs is stronger and younger characters as the main focus like they use to to win back thier target audience. If older viewers still watch then thats a bonus.
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Old 14-12-2012, 18:36
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A lot of Hollyoaks viewers are older viewers according to Channel 4's own data. It's Hollyoaks target demographic that they need to attract and they won't do that featuring older characters more.

What Hollyoaks needs is stronger and younger characters as the main focus like they use to to win back thier target audience. If older viewers still watch then thats a bonus.
Easier said than done. Watch them populate the world with shadows of characters that have gone before. If you keep doing more of the same you just getting more of what you always got. I believe there is a wider audience for HO. The target demographic is hard to cater for solely, because they entertain themselves in lots of different ways now to 1997. There's just so much on offer with on demand tv and multi-media platforms. I'm not saying neglect the demographic, I'm just saying broaden its appeal. Or...well look at the viewing figures and work it out.
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Old 14-12-2012, 18:48
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I like all the teens, I'd like to Rob and Annalise get Chez Chez some day and Barney to be integrated with the McQueens, now that would be utterly fantastic. Ash can keep with the Kanes and Will... well he can go back to the piece of wood he came from...
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Old 14-12-2012, 21:03
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Easier said than done. Watch them populate the world with shadows of characters that have gone before. If you keep doing more of the same you just getting more of what you always got. I believe there is a wider audience for HO. The target demographic is hard to cater for solely, because they entertain themselves in lots of different ways now to 1997. There's just so much on offer with on demand tv and multi-media platforms. I'm not saying neglect the demographic, I'm just saying broaden its appeal. Or...well look at the viewing figures and work it out.
What they need to do is get the balance right, it seems like they haven't been able to do that for years. Either its teen led or family and older character led, they need to make it so the two are mutual. That's when the show works best. Having said that, I do think they need to remember that there are 4 other soaps that concentrate on older cast members, Hollyoaks is meant to be for the younger viewer and it has always had a studenty theme and that should be respected, not brushed aside to try to appeal to a wider demographic.
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Old 14-12-2012, 21:20
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What they need to do is get the balance right, it seems like they haven't been able to do that for years. Either its teen led or family and older character led, they need to make it so the two are mutual. That's when the show works best. Having said that, I do think they need to remember that there are 4 other soaps that concentrate on older cast members, Hollyoaks is meant to be for the younger viewer and it has always had a studenty theme and that should be respected, not brushed aside to try to appeal to a wider demographic.
I couldn't agree more. That's exactly what I was saying. Nobody is talking about changing the target audience, but by including the families in the dramas that teens and students end up in, you have something that everybody can relate to. Likewise older characters have crisis that younger people can support and solve and it tests them in a unique way that also offers opportunities for young characters to become role models for young people out there who are trapped with dysfunctional parents or elders who are flawed. This is just an example, but there are a lot of young people who for one reason or another end up being the principle carer in a family or have to find the strength to be the grown up at a young age and protect younger and older in their family, for the sake of the family. Yes the show needs to be aimed at a target demographic and that shouldn't change, but there is more to HO than students. I'm excited about seeing the families becoming more integral and how this tests the writers and actors alike. Also, it gives an opportunity for the more experienced older actors to pass on their experience to some very talented younger actors and help the talent grow. It'll spread the love a bit and I honestly feel HO appeal will be broader. It doesn't need to change a lot, but the premise BK is suggesting of the year of the family is an exciting one.
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Old 14-12-2012, 23:42
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I couldn't agree more. That's exactly what I was saying. Nobody is talking about changing the target audience, but by including the families in the dramas that teens and students end up in, you have something that everybody can relate to. Likewise older characters have crisis that younger people can support and solve and it tests them in a unique way that also offers opportunities for young characters to become role models for young people out there who are trapped with dysfunctional parents or elders who are flawed. This is just an example, but there are a lot of young people who for one reason or another end up being the principle carer in a family or have to find the strength to be the grown up at a young age and protect younger and older in their family, for the sake of the family. Yes the show needs to be aimed at a target demographic and that shouldn't change, but there is more to HO than students. I'm excited about seeing the families becoming more integral and how this tests the writers and actors alike. Also, it gives an opportunity for the more experienced older actors to pass on their experience to some very talented younger actors and help the talent grow. It'll spread the love a bit and I honestly feel HO appeal will be broader. It doesn't need to change a lot, but the premise BK is suggesting of the year of the family is an exciting one.
I just hope he gets it right. I was excited when I heard he was coming back but i've lost all faith in him in last couple of weeks of endless McQueen's and Savages - plus the fact that he seems to want to go over old ground and nothing that exciting in the upcoming spoilers. If this is the sort of thing he's got planned, then i'm dreading it, it just seems tired. The only thing i'm looking forward to is Brendan and his Dad.
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Old 15-12-2012, 15:26
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Well if he can't get it right he doesn't deserve to be in charge. I agree with what you're saying actually about endless McQueens and Savages. Terrible. It is interesting actually, I wonder what he actually means by year of the family? There aren't any really. Just the McQueens and Savages, then the Osbournes I suppose but I don't really see them as a unit some how. All the families are all a bit dysfunctional.
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Old 15-12-2012, 16:15
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Apparently next year will be the 'year of the family' so probably not. I reckon it will be all McQueens, Osbournes, Cindy & Tony and Brendany from this point on...and i'm already bored with it.
The Kanes?
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Old 15-12-2012, 17:14
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What about them? I love the Kanes, i'd be happy to have them on screen but from what I gather none of the actors who play them have been filming much and the only thing BK said about them was that they were good actors and he wanted them to have some fun...basically he has no plans for them in the near future. Annoying because they are the only family unit that still feels fresh and unexplored.
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Old 16-12-2012, 11:27
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maybe new families are coming in?
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