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Old 24-01-2013, 03:45
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Eastenders is great at the moment!

Sure it has it's problems, sure it's been better in the past but right now the programme is extremely watch-able! People might moan about the Brannings but they've been on form since Christmas and it maybe a bit much at times but they are by far the most interesting family on the Square at the moment.

The Masoods have been over-saturated in the past but right now, it's just right, and I for one really like Ayesha. I'm loving Roxy and Alfie, the friendship between Bianca and Kat have been interesting and even though it's been rather Branning centric recently there has been more of a community feel to the show again. In the Vic this week we've had Kat, Bianca, Billy, Jack, Sharon and Dot, all who aren't part of the big storyline of the week but simply there to create more of a community feel. It's been a LONG time since we've had multiple characters just filling the bar, usually it's just extras and the likes of Winston.

And Tuesday's episode was fantastic! Some top draw stuff from Jake Wood, Jo Joyner and Kierston Wareing. And finally Tanya grew some balls and chucked out Max. Hopefully this is the end of the their toxic relationship for at least a few years. I do like Max and Tanya together but they need some time apart.

And before people start, talking about the inevitable Max/Tanya reunion, I'd just like to refer to other iconic couples who have been back on, back off for years. Couples splitting up, getting back together, splitting up and then getting back together isn't anything new! Look at Pat & Frank, Phil and Sharon, Bradley and Stacey - all had reunions and breakups and no one moaned as much as some on here. Newflash! It's not anything we've not seen before and when a couple have the type of chemistry that Max and Tanya, it's not surprise they're pushed back together eventually!

But all in all. It's been good. I'm enjoying my Eastenders again!
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Old 24-01-2013, 04:16
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While I don't agree with EE being great, it's good that you don't care what anyone says And for what it's worth I'm glad you're enjoying it.
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Old 24-01-2013, 04:58
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Eastenders is great at the moment!

Sure it has it's problems, sure it's been better in the past but right now the programme is extremely watch-able! People might moan about the Brannings but they've been on form since Christmas and it maybe a bit much at times but they are by far the most interesting family on the Square at the moment.

The Masoods have been over-saturated in the past but right now, it's just right, and I for one really like Ayesha. I'm loving Roxy and Alfie, the friendship between Bianca and Kat have been interesting and even though it's been rather Branning centric recently there has been more of a community feel to the show again. In the Vic this week we've had Kat, Bianca, Billy, Jack, Sharon and Dot, all who aren't part of the big storyline of the week but simply there to create more of a community feel. It's been a LONG time since we've had multiple characters just filling the bar, usually it's just extras and the likes of Winston.

And Tuesday's episode was fantastic! Some top draw stuff from Jake Wood, Jo Joyner and Kierston Wareing. And finally Tanya grew some balls and chucked out Max. Hopefully this is the end of the their toxic relationship for at least a few years. I do like Max and Tanya together but they need some time apart.

And before people start, talking about the inevitable Max/Tanya reunion, I'd just like to refer to other iconic couples who have been back on, back off for years. Couples splitting up, getting back together, splitting up and then getting back together isn't anything new! Look at Pat & Frank, Phil and Sharon, Bradley and Stacey - all had reunions and breakups and no one moaned as much as some on here. Newflash! It's not anything we've not seen before and when a couple have the type of chemistry that Max and Tanya, it's not surprise they're pushed back together eventually!

But all in all. It's been good. I'm enjoying my Eastenders again!
Bradley and Stacey yet - but then they were a crap couple too and very repetitive.

Phil and Sharon no: they were never a couple in the 90s; and in 2001 they got tgoether then broke up and havent been together since. So not the same at all.

Frank and Pat - yes, but they had LONG periods in-between. Hell - Pat had a whole relationship that many even preferred to Frank (not me, always thought Roy was a drip). The same cannot be said for Max and Tanya - Vanessa and greg were plot devices and nothing more.

What I think people object to is the swiftness of the merrigo-round. It started with Shannis - and was just about bearable there - but even then was the weakest part of that storyline.

EE greatest couple, Den and Ange, once they split that was it. EE should learn from that.
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Old 24-01-2013, 06:59
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I'm still enjoying EastEnders.
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Old 24-01-2013, 08:32
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The storylines arent very interesting and drag on. There is a lack of originality and imagination with ln.
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Old 24-01-2013, 08:46
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Someone on DS showing some positivity

Good for you OP
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Old 24-01-2013, 09:03
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I won't give up on the show but it's far from great at the moment.
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Old 24-01-2013, 09:08
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I have a problem with EE at the moment because of all the affairs/love triangles. Can the producers/writers not think of any other storylines? It's so depressing.
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Old 24-01-2013, 09:25
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I am still enjoying it as well, I luv EE and always will, it isn't perfect and has it's problems, like the Lola/Phil storyline, noway would Phil get Lexi, that is stupid, but apart from that I still think EE is the best soap by a landslide, it has the best set of Actors/actresses in any soap, imo.
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Old 24-01-2013, 10:00
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Bradley and Stacey yet - but then they were a crap couple too and very repetitive.

Phil and Sharon no: they were never a couple in the 90s; and in 2001 they got tgoether then broke up and havent been together since. So not the same at all.

Frank and Pat - yes, but they had LONG periods in-between. Hell - Pat had a whole relationship that many even preferred to Frank (not me, always thought Roy was a drip). The same cannot be said for Max and Tanya - Vanessa and greg were plot devices and nothing more.

What I think people object to is the swiftness of the merrigo-round. It started with Shannis - and was just about bearable there - but even then was the weakest part of that storyline.

EE greatest couple, Den and Ange, once they split that was it. EE should learn from that.
wasnt that because she left though? I think it would've been a far different story if she's stayed on the show...

Also didn't their endless merry-go-round drag on for like 3 years or something?
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Old 24-01-2013, 13:45
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wasnt that because she left though? I think it would've been a far different story if she's stayed on the show...

Also didn't their endless merry-go-round drag on for like 3 years or something?
yeah but its was silly of the previous EP of EE, Mr Kirkwood to say that he compared Max and Tanya to Den and Angie when as Filiman pointed out, never kept getting back together!
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Old 24-01-2013, 14:08
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I'm quite liking it at the moment, but that might be because I like the Brannings which not many people on this forum do!
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Old 24-01-2013, 14:10
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EE - I don't care what anyone says...

Great way to open a debate.
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Old 24-01-2013, 14:10
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I'm also enjoying it at the moment and also think the Max / Tanya split could be permanent this time. Kirkwood kept comparing them to Den and Angie whereas I feel Newman isn't quite so convinced of this.
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Old 24-01-2013, 14:57
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I'm enjoying it but only because I like the build up to Max and Tanya's inevitable split. I hope they never get back together.
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Old 24-01-2013, 15:02
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I'm enjoying it but only because I like the build up to Max and Tanya's inevitable split. I hope they never get back together.
Yeah, they need to stay separated.
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Old 24-01-2013, 15:08
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EE - I don't care what anyone says...

Great way to open a debate.


Must admit, I chuckled at that thread title.
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Old 24-01-2013, 15:21
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Must admit, I chuckled at that thread title.
Me, too.
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Old 24-01-2013, 15:21
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I'm surprised so many think this will permanently split Max and Tanya. In my opinion for their standards this isn't an issue to lead to a permanent split
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Old 24-01-2013, 15:25
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I'm surprised so many think this will permanently split Max and Tanya. In my opinion for their standards this isn't an issue to lead to a permanent split
Unfortunately That's why I can't take the couple seriously.
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Old 24-01-2013, 15:28
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I am not what might be described as a hard core soap fan - I watch sporadically, and recently have gotten into watching Eastenders again a bit more regularly. I therefore have no desire to 'defend' any soap doggedly.

However, I'm amazed by the extent to which posters on this forum seem to think that they represent the majority if people who watch soaps. They absolutely do not. They are much more invested, and much more highly critical.

The fact of the matter is that probably eight or nine million people watch Eastenders, and enjoy it, without much further ado. They like the Brannings! The family are at the centre of the most dramatic story lines, and are made up of some of the show's most talented actors. All of the comments on this forum, to the effect of, 'everyone hates Eastenders, I hope the writers know it's on the verge of total failure, I wonder if the actors are aware how much standards have slipped' etc are almost amusing, so disconnected are they from the reality outside if this forum.
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Old 24-01-2013, 15:30
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Well they didn't win the NTA did they. Mind you, David Witts won best newcomer over Natalie Gumede for his 'looks' it appears, so it's hardly fair.
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Old 24-01-2013, 15:31
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Unfortunately That's why I can't take the couple seriously.
They should have just kept them together after using Greg and Vanessa to get them back with each other. Max's secret should have been something totally unrelated to women for a change.
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Old 24-01-2013, 15:37
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They should have just kept them together after using Greg and Vanessa to get them back with each other. Max's secret should have been something totally unrelated to women for a change.
If only, eh?

I was kind of hoping it had more to do with the thugs, or the Lithuanian gang Derek mentioned having a row with in Manchester.
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Old 24-01-2013, 15:38
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If only, eh?

I was kind of hoping it had more to do with the thugs, or the Lithuanian gang Derek mentioned having a row with in Manchester.
Yeah that would have been a lot better, them storming the Branning household on Christmas Day Still get the powerful scenes with Jo and Jake too.

Don't really get how paying off thugs fits in with Kirsty but hey what do I know
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