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Old 31-12-2012, 00:13
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Which are the 3 characters in Emmerdale that you think need to be axed? And why?

For me it would have to be -

1. Cameron - he can't act at all, hard to understand and always mumbles. It's getting abit annoying now....

2. Robbie - don't think I really need to explain on this one ha.

3. Bernices new fella (forget his name) - he's only just arrived but already he's coming across as a poor mans Grayson Sinclair. Got a feeling he's going to be a dull character, who goes nowhere. Be suprised if he's kept on after his initial 6 month contract. Why wait, get rid now!
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Old 31-12-2012, 00:47
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1. Debbie - First off before I go a little mean. I'm sure Charley Webb is an absolutely lovely person. She can't act. I haven't seen a clip of her playing Debbie where she hasn't had a glazed-over disinterested look on her face. Also, I just don't think Debbie is needed. She is tied to characters that are at the heart of the show but she herself is not. I've found her to be on a whole a pretty one-dimensional character.

2. Cameron - It isn't even me not liking him. I wouldn't say he's the greatest of actors. I don't like that his current story meant the end of Tom Lister on the show (who is just a riveting actor as far as I'm concerned no one else could have made Carl as iconic as he did). It's just the way this story is going. It's going to end with him leaving the show in some form. You can see it coming from a mile off.

3. Kerry - I don't understand what the character adds to the show. I think the actress isn't bad. She could play a great character, this isn't the one though. She isn't even really adding anything to the Amy character and I don't understand the romance with Andy. (No Chemistry there). I've also been thinking she's kind of a jokey version of a mix of Becky and Kylie from Corrie. It's just not working. I say bid her a due and maybe we'll see her on another soap playing a character that she can really sink her teeth into.
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Old 31-12-2012, 00:57
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Only 3 here's the ones at the top of my list!

Robbie - What could have been a really interesting character has been ripped to shreds by the lad playing him! I know its harsh but he is simply the worst actor ive ever seen because of that Robbie has no depth, no emotion, and no presence and for that he is a completely useless character!

Megan - The character dosnt work for me at all! I dont know if its Gaynor Faye or the writing but with that creep son of her's they make one of the most unconvincing villain type duo's ive ever seen all of her material is boring and unconvincing!

Ali - Vile, Horrible, Repulsive character she has ZERO redeemable features about her at all which makes her in my eyes impossible to like!
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Old 31-12-2012, 01:02
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Only 3 here's the ones at the top of my list!

Robbie - What could have been a really interesting character has been ripped to shreds by the lad playing him! I know its harsh but he is simply the worst actor ive ever seen because of that Robbie has no depth, no emotion, and no presence and for that he is a completely useless character!

Megan - The character dosnt work for me at all! I dont know if its Gaynor Faye or the writing but with that creep son of her's they make one of the most unconvincing villain type duo's ive ever seen all of her material is boring and unconvincing!

Ali - Vile, Horrible, Repulsive character she has ZERO redeemable features about her at all which makes her in my eyes impossible to like!
I think the problem with Megan, is that one minute she's an ambitious business woman with a strong sense of family loyalty and a very caring side (e.g her friendship with Zak). The next minute she's scheming and conniving. I never feel that I know which one is the 'real' Megan.
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Old 31-12-2012, 01:04
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The ENTIRE SPENCER CLAN (sorry harsh, but the baby too) surely that could happen.........

Debbie Dingle.....and Charity - in a head on crash with the Spencers

Robbie the gnome......
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Old 31-12-2012, 01:09
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I think the problem with Megan, is that one minute she's an ambitious business woman with a strong sense of family loyalty and a very caring side (e.g her friendship with Zak). The next minute she's scheming and conniving. I never feel that I know which one is the 'real' Megan.
Yeah your spot on and its with that is when i say i dont know whether its the writing or Gaynor Faye that's the problem! In situations like that you would have sussed out by now what is her real character but with her i aint got a clue she is all over the place and tbh I've lost my patience with her and have zero interest of her character because of that!
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Old 31-12-2012, 01:11
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Rachael - she's just so spineless and defeatist.
Dan - nice guy, but too much of a doormat to be interesting
Robbie - thoroughly unpleasant, every time I think that a redeeming quality is showing through, it turns out he's just putting it on to con Declan.
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Old 31-12-2012, 01:51
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Yeah your spot on and its with that is when i say i dont know whether its the writing or Gaynor Faye that's the problem! In situations like that you would have sussed out by now what is her real character but with her i aint got a clue she is all over the place and tbh I've lost my patience with her and have zero interest of her character because of that!
too true. She has been in it for almost a year. You'd think that her character would be clearer by now.
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Old 31-12-2012, 01:59
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Only 3? Could make your way through 70% of the cast tbh.

I'll start with Dan, has there been an episode in the last 3 months ( that he has featured in ) where he isn't moping in either the pub or cafe? Its just boring me, Chas is back mate.. GO FIND CLOSURE.

Laurel, Ashley and her went through so much together and it was chucked away to start a new life with.......... Marlon? Wreck your marriage to start afresh with the pub microwave chef?

Gobbie, no redeeming qualities, at all.
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Old 31-12-2012, 02:06
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Gobbie - complete brat
Dan - miserable sod, most people get over break ups quicker than this ...
Cameron - killed Carl, just has this bizzare way about him these days.
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Old 31-12-2012, 02:46
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In particular order, since they all deserve horrible deaths:

1. Laurel

2. Marlon

3. Debbie
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Old 31-12-2012, 07:08
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1. All the Spencers. Not one of them can act.
2. Mini-Macey. Brought in as a joke, surely
3. Kai-ree. Vulgar.
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Old 31-12-2012, 07:15
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1 - Ali - Character hasn't worked since being introduced and is totally pointless. The idea with a 'rough and ready' character like this is that we see the hard exterior hides a soft centre, but Ali is like concrete covering stone.

2 - Laurel - Liked her before her personality transplant, but the dalliance with Marlon has totally ruined her beyond repair.

3 - Debbie - Charkey Webb can act as we saw during her relationship with Jasmine and subsequent murder plot, but the material given to Debbie over the last year has made her so unlikeable and unemotional, it's grating.
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Old 31-12-2012, 07:24
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Gwen. spot on target, definately the 3 worst in the programme
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Old 31-12-2012, 09:12
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Katie, Declan and Megan.

I was so looking forward to Gaynor Faye's arrival, but I can't stand these characters and the place needs a really good new family.
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Old 31-12-2012, 09:41
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Megan. good actress but it`s just not happening .
Robbie. stupid character
rhona. cant stand her at all
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Old 31-12-2012, 12:51
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I think the problem with Megan, is that one minute she's an ambitious business woman with a strong sense of family loyalty and a very caring side (e.g her friendship with Zak). The next minute she's scheming and conniving. I never feel that I know which one is the 'real' Megan.
Sadly this is what happens when you introduce a character with little more than a single long term plot in mind.

Megan's whole existence on the show has simply been to push the "dysfunctional" Macey's - from the long lost son to the business backstabbing merry go round that seems to be never ending.

We have seen her vaguely being sympathetic to Zac and having a meaningless one dimensional relationship with Carl, neither of which were written with any depth or substance - so rather than fleshing out the character of Megan, they've just served to confuse the personality boundaries of the character.




Too many of ED's recently introduced characters are suffering from being written as plot device characters rather than fully rounded indivduals.
Priya is a classic example - there is no substance to her whatsoever - she's just a plot device in the David / Alicia storyline.
Hazel was another sad example - her only purpose was to be the anguished mother of a teraplegic son who wanted to die - by the end she had become a bit of a joke with her overused catchphrase.
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Old 31-12-2012, 13:06
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Rhona - All she does in moan. What does Paddy see in her? Get rid of Rhona and bring back Brett the vet to take her place

Priya - I don't think she really contributes anything to the programme.

Bernice and her new bloke - For the same reason as Priya.
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Old 31-12-2012, 13:19
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In no particular order....

Marlon - I do not see what his character has to offer any more. Could easily leave.

Cameron - Same reasons as everyone else really. I just never liked his character at all, and I don't think the chap playing him is the greatest. He just mumbles all the damned time.

Adam - What's the point of him?

I could add many many more, (several Dingles or Sharmas, Kerry etc), I'd give some of the new characters time to settle before picking them lol.
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Old 31-12-2012, 13:42
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Adam - utterly pointless character now. They should do something with him or get rid.

Rachel - does nothing but whine. I get the impression that we're supposed to sympathise/empathise with poor Rachel's plight. I don't.

Any of the recent new additions/returnees: Vanessa, Bernice, Steve.

Here's hoping that one/more of the above cross Cameron's path in the near future
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Old 31-12-2012, 13:55
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Which are the 3 characters in Emmerdale that you think need to be axed? And why?

For me it would have to be -

1. Cameron - he can't act at all, hard to understand and always mumbles. It's getting abit annoying now....

2. Robbie - don't think I really need to explain on this one ha.

3. Bernices new fella (forget his name) - he's only just arrived but already he's coming across as a poor mans Grayson Sinclair. Got a feeling he's going to be a dull character, who goes nowhere. Be suprised if he's kept on after his initial 6 month contract. Why wait, get rid now!
Totally agree with your 3 - and really more could go too - priya, dan, chas, charity, rhona, kerry... I could go on- think my "mild" hangover is making me a touch cranky today
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:03
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Adam - the guy who plays him can't act. That's enough reason for him to go.
Cameron - ditto.

So many contenders for the third spot.
But......Laurel.
If she shoves off [she can go to look after one of her parents who conveniently needs a carer] then we can get Marlon back to his single self and we can get Ashley back [somehow] into the Church.


I want them to make Megan, Robbie and Debbie more likeable.
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:07
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Kerry- Totally ridiculous and common as muck.
Amy- Winey old cow.
Cameron- deadwood.

And obviously the Spencer gang.

Urban nightmares.
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:11
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Got to agree with the Rhona comments. Liked her to begin with, but she's awful nowadays.

Weird thing is, she's not meant to be a soap bitch but she's turning in to one, but we are still all meant to like her?!
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:21
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In particular order, since they all deserve horrible deaths:

1. Laurel

2. Marlon

3. Debbie
Agree with all of these.

Would not miss Robbie, Declan or Megan.

Cameron will be a gonner this year anyway, when he gets found out for his murders.
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