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Old 03-01-2013, 20:03
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I'm a lapsed EastEnders fan having not watched it regularly since Chrissie Watts reign but I do always tune in around Xmas as they usually have good storylines coming to a head around this time. Having seen Kirsty Branning, I do like the actress Kierston Wareing and think she will be a great asset to the show if written for correctly.

Now I could be reading into things a bit too much but there were a couple of scenes that I've seen where she's had lines reminiscent of previous EE female icons. When she arrived on Christmas Day and was out in the hallway with Max and Tanya, Max tells her "That's enough" and she responds "I haven't even started" much like Pat shouting "I haven't even started" at ex husband Pete when he warned her off when she first arrived in the Vic. Then when Tanya went to see Kirsty in the B&B, Kirsty told her that she wasn't leaving without Max as "That's what I want Tanya. And that is what I'm gonna get". This reminded me of a scene between Kathy and Angie from the 80's where Angie says she's going to fight for Den as "He's still the man I want. And he's the man I'm gonna get".

As I said, this could be purely coincidental given the repetitive nature of EE but I know they have done stuff like this before in the past like having Dennis exhibit characteristics of Den (prior to Den's resurrection) like jumping over the bar, having Stacey dress like Kat and having Pauline act like her mother Lou in order to try and elevate these characters to the same legendary status as their predecessors. Corrie even tried it last year when Michelle and Tracy were fighting in the street and Dennis remarked that it reminded him of his mother (neither Michelle or Tracy are a patch on Elsie Tanner IMO). I do think that Kirsty has potential to be a memorable EE character. She certainly has a look which makes her stand out from the crowd like other EE icons of the past (Angie's big hair, Pat's earrings, Kat's leopard print, Kirsty's lips and hair). I think she also has the acting capability to deal with a variety of storylines if required. What do others think? Also, does anyone know how long she is signed up for? Given her previous film work, I'm wondering will she be around long enough to make a big impact or will she go back to doing films as soon as the opportunity arises?
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:05
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I certainly think Kirtsy has potential to be a great character, and she is one of the most interesting new characters in years. But 'icon' is pushing it a bit far.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:05
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Icon? Steady on.

The only thing I now about her so far is she's got a fat lip.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:25
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I don't get why people are so obsessed with her :O
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:26
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I don't get why people are so obsessed with her :O
I was just going to type exactly this. Pointless, done to death, awful looking character.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:27
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Icon? Steady on.

The only thing I now about her so far is she's got a fat lip.
those lips take me back to Leslie Ash - not quite as bad but on your face () sorry in your face botch up job because I can't believe she was born with those.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:27
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I don't get why people are so obsessed with her :O
because she is so hot and a good character, oh and can act
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:30
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She needs to take that wig to Tanyas salon and get it sorted.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:32
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Hot?
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:34
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She is an attractive character. Max should have more respect for his wife
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:35
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I can't understand how hot can be looking dirty, having trashy hair, fat lips, overdone eyeliner and some boots. Give a woman the dirty look and she's 'hot.' What the term should be is looking like a filthy sh*g.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:36
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I can't understand how hot can be looking dirty, having trashy hair, fat lips, overdone eyeliner and some boots. Give a woman the dirty look and she's 'hot.' What the term should be is looking like a filthy sh*g.
well said
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:36
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I'm hoping she buries Tanya alive.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:37
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There's something about her...very watchable.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:40
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I can't make my mind up at the moment as I don't like the storyline. I know it's a different twist on Max and Tanya having problems but it still feels repetitive. I think she could potentially be a good character but I can't help but feel disappointed that she's been introduced as part of a love triangle for Tanya and Max.

And does the square really need another hard faced woman?
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Old 04-01-2013, 17:00
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Well I love her brilliant addition to the show
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Old 04-01-2013, 17:03
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There's something about her that basically draws us in and no it's not the lips...

Did we get an explanation as to who those guys were, the ones who were chasing Derek?
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Old 04-01-2013, 17:13
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Have they found someone with Chrissie potential I wonder?
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Old 04-01-2013, 17:18
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I give her 18 months before the actress wants to move on.
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Old 04-01-2013, 17:22
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Did we get an explanation as to who those guys were, the ones who were chasing Derek?
They were obviously her relatives or something, probably the main guy was her brother. The writers were trying to imply they were after Max for money but clearly looking back now they were obviously trying to get Derek to tell them where Max was. The money side was just Derek telling Max they wanted more money, when clearly they didn't. That was just about Derek scamming Max.
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Old 04-01-2013, 17:23
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It is way to early to say this surely.
Personally I don't see what all the fuss is about, as others have said
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Old 04-01-2013, 18:08
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I don't get it...shes really just another Roxy...looks like trash and behaves like trash.
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Old 04-01-2013, 18:27
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She's definitely a great actress, and I can't make my mind up about the character.
Yes she's perceived as a trashy woman so to speak, but she's not outrightly been bitchy (Apart from when she first met tanya). She's made it clear she doesn't want trouble and wants to be civil about things.

I want Max to be with Tanya but the woman has her reasons for sticking around, she's been treated like dirt for the past year, and wants the man she's in love with.
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Old 04-01-2013, 18:28
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She's not even been there 2 weeks...
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Old 04-01-2013, 18:30
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I don't get it...shes really just another Roxy...looks like trash and behaves like trash.
How does she behave like trash?
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