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Old 17-12-2012, 11:02
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i know over the past few years we have have killings beatings ect but is time time Eastenders had some proper dark scenes again?


i would like to see londons gangster scene shown again not as much as 2006 but what if jay or someone ended up getting in too deep and they show his struggle and how dangerous it can be ect

Yes you can see we have had dark scenes but what Eastenders use to do well is scary dark gritty violent scenes

any thoughts?
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Old 17-12-2012, 11:19
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sounds epic, it'll defo make EE more gripping than what it has been lately
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Old 17-12-2012, 15:59
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I think it does. It's hard to take EE seriously right now, so if they really delve into something dark it might claw a bit of credibility back My only worry is that the OFCOM parade would be on the phone in about 4 seconds if they thought there was a case, and that the shocking writing that's been seen in various stories recently would come into play and make the whole thing a bit of a joke.
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Old 17-12-2012, 16:15
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Lorraine has already said she plans to create a 'warm, family friendly show' so I don't think so....
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Old 17-12-2012, 17:41
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I think it does. It's hard to take EE seriously right now, so if they really delve into something dark it might claw a bit of credibility back My only worry is that the OFCOM parade would be on the phone in about 4 seconds if they thought there was a case, and that the shocking writing that's been seen in various stories recently would come into play and make the whole thing a bit of a joke.
Unless it breaks the code so what? The vastly complained about babyswap still saw high viewing figures. The ratings are not down because of that. In the 80s Mary Whitehouse caused a major fuss over EE and it went further then in my view. Little touches like actually topless calendars in the bar then bikini ones and the language was much worse.
Its social realism and sometimes dark themes is what made it popular it should get back to that. EE rarely does comedy well.
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Old 17-12-2012, 17:50
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Unless it breaks the code so what? The vastly complained about babyswap still saw high viewing figures. The ratings are not down because of that. In the 80s Mary Whitehouse caused a major fuss over EE and it went further then in my view. Little touches like actually topless calendars in the bar then bikini ones and the language was much worse.
Its social realism and sometimes dark themes is what made it popular it should get back to that. EE rarely does comedy well.
Yes Figures went up by the episode and the more complaints the more viewers tuned in. It got quite a high figure for the April reveal too.

Lorraine has already said she plans to create a 'warm, family friendly show' so I don't think so....
If this is the case then a New EP is in order
Lorraine should know that EastEnders isn't and never has been a warm and Family show. Yes a little bit of Warmth is good but don't over do it.
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Old 17-12-2012, 18:19
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If this is the case then a New EP is in order
Lorraine should know that EastEnders isn't and never has been a warm and Family show. Yes a little bit of Warmth is good but don't over do it.
What can you tell us about your overall vision for EastEnders? Are there any particular changes or differences that you'd like the viewers to notice as your episodes continue coming through?

"Absolutely. I've been reinjecting the show with love and warmth"
That's what she said, so I'm not expecting any hard-hitting storylines tbh. Misery and despair is EastEnders at its best.
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Old 17-12-2012, 18:20
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Yes, I am in favour of subjecting the masses to a family struggllng with poverty.
Very dark and unglamorous. Let's see how that goes down.
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Old 17-12-2012, 18:20
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That's what she said, so I'm not expecting any hard-hitting storylines tbh. Misery and despair is EastEnders at its best.
Exactly and if people don't like it maybe they shouldn't be watching EastEnders as that's the way it's been for many years.
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Old 17-12-2012, 18:22
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Yes, I am in favour of subjecting the masses to a family struggllng with poverty.
Very dark and unglamorous. Let's see how that goes down.
You mean like the piss poor example we have had with Bianca?
80s got it right with Lofty in the bedsit and the Fowlers.
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Old 17-12-2012, 18:23
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Yes, I am in favour of subjecting the masses to a family struggllng with poverty.
Very dark and unglamorous. Let's see how that goes down.
It will go down well. All the dark and depressing episodes of EastEnders bring in the viewers and this has always been the way.Look now EastEnders has started to be come lighthearted and people are not happy with the show.

The Babyswap caused outrage but people couldn't help themseleves from tuning in and the viewing figures saw a nice surge for a few weeks
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Old 17-12-2012, 18:26
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Lorraine has already said she plans to create a '
warm, family friendly show' so I don't think so....

Oh dear god
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Old 17-12-2012, 18:39
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Lorraine has already said she plans to create a 'warm, family friendly show' so I don't think so....
why have i got a image of people dancing in the vic to hannah montana dressed in hippy clothing
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Old 17-12-2012, 19:10
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You mean like the piss poor example we have had with Bianca?
80s got it right with Lofty in the bedsit and the Fowlers.
Yes indeed. Let's get back to realism rather than give in to the the vulgar taste of the majority. Isn't that what the BBC/public service is about? Educating the masses?
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Old 17-12-2012, 19:22
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yes the show was at its best when the trevor and mo things were happening
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Old 17-12-2012, 19:24
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yes the show was at its best when the trevor and mo things were happening
Yep the whole Trevor/Mo storyline was fantastic and so was Kat being Zoe's mother and finding out Uncle Harry was the father.
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Old 17-12-2012, 19:25
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yes the show was at its best when the trevor and mo things were happening
I completely agree. A storyline along the lines if that would be good
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