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Old 16-03-2013, 22:50
Dan_Cbbc
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After watching reruns each weeknight of 2003 and now 2004
episodes of Home and Away, anyone remember how great it was back then?

I've just reached the episodes were Barry Hyde has become the new headmaster who remembers how much the kids hated him and the protest organised by Jade and Seb?, then there was storylines like Brodie returning and taking Alex from Hayley, then we also had Kirsty and Kane's wedding and kirsty's pregnant lie, anyone remember these storylines and what did you think of them?
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Old 16-03-2013, 23:14
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I remember some of them, it was around the time I started watching H&A.
Never found Kirsty and Kane realistic, the guy attacked her sister.
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Old 16-03-2013, 23:15
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Ah the good old days.
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Old 17-03-2013, 00:27
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I think Home and Away was at its best during the Tasha/Mumma Rose & the Believers storyline. Absolutely gripping at the time.
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Old 17-03-2013, 00:48
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I think Home and Away was at its best during the Tasha/Mumma Rose & the Believers storyline. Absolutely gripping at the time.
Your joking right?
Home and Away was at its best in the 90s!!!
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Old 17-03-2013, 00:49
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I think Home and Away was at its best during the Tasha/Mumma Rose & the Believers storyline. Absolutely gripping at the time.
Yes! It was utterly bonkers but gripping. The show did sensationalist storylines really well. Someone would always get lost at sea or lost in the bush. It was a brilliant time to be a viewer of Home and Away.
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Old 17-03-2013, 01:55
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I miss Noah.
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Old 17-03-2013, 01:57
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2004 and 2005 was amazing great writting characters ect the sarah lewis/stalker storyline was better then alot of the stuff we get over here
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Old 17-03-2013, 02:10
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2004 and 2005 was amazing great writting characters ect the sarah lewis/stalker storyline was better then alot of the stuff we get over here
I wish the soaps over here would do something like that too. But the problem is complainers.
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Old 17-03-2013, 02:58
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I actually think 2004 was around the time I stopped watching; it may as well have been renamed "The Kirsty and Kane Show", because every week there was a new twist to their story. I lost track of the pregnancy story; lied about being pregnant, pretended to lose the baby, found out she was really pregnant, then really lost it, was pregnant again etc. etc.

That said, 2002-3 was definitely top form stuff; Alf's brain tumour/delusions, Angie Russell (one of soap's best villains), the first time Kirsty and Kane got together, the boat disaster, Leah being a surrogate for Sally and Flynn, some really good stories.
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Old 17-03-2013, 11:57
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It was great - Sarah Lewis, ZoŽ and the cast made it great.
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Old 17-03-2013, 12:28
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Yeh I think it was all going well until about 2007ish until it was no longer Home and Away....think the credits changed for the worse around then and all the favourite characters were all leaving.

Sarah Lewis, Noah, original Hayley, Ric, Matilda, Beth, the Sutherlands - everyone had left by then. We did have Belle (but I really hated how no one found out that she caused Flynn's initial fall which made him a bit worse off), Nicole, Roman, Martha....but it just felt too different. I think that is also when Home and Away started changing to its more filmic look, but it just felt there were far too many changes happening. And also the storylines just got weaker and weaker and I think 2007 was the entrance of gangs and crimes (Started with Johnny cooper and his lot, then had Roman's criminal friend (Gardy??), and now the Braxtons....6 years of gangs/crimes with unlikeable characters is a bit too much! Just hope that once the Braxtons are gone, the focus changes; also now the 3 day rule makes it worse and they can no longer do disasters as they used to! (the last hurricane was just rubbish - they need to look at the 2006 helicopter crash and the 2002 tidal wave (sunset beach copy but still good to watch!) and the sarah lewis saga to look at quality disasters! Penn Graham was a waste of an year, the Hugo storyline was another waste of an year. Never liked Annie or Geoff or Jai as I thought they were all pretty weak actors.....I think 2012 has been a bit better, but a long way to go to get on par with pre-2007.
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Old 17-03-2013, 13:21
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I think 2004 was a turning point for H&A as before then I think the show was a lot more family orientated but the Sarah Lewis story turned it a lot darker and more adult, and from then on they got braver and more edgy.
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Old 17-03-2013, 13:57
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I miss those days, its a bloody boring show now
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Old 17-03-2013, 14:02
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They should reintroduce characters to the opening credits and put a new family in the caravan park
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Old 17-03-2013, 14:53
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The show is good in my opinion. They still always seem to have hospital storylines all the time, basic accidents these days - just not an earth quake, wedding venues exploding, then the helicopter transporting the injured crashes, a tsunami hits, a crazy cult taking over, only for him to return as a farmhand, fall down a mine shaft with his victim and embark on a relationship with her.
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Old 17-03-2013, 15:20
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The show is good in my opinion. They still always seem to have hospital storylines all the time, basic accidents these days - just not an earth quake, wedding venues exploding, then the helicopter transporting the injured crashes, a tsunami hits, a crazy cult taking over, only for him to return as a farmhand, fall down a mine shaft with his victim and embark on a relationship with her.
But I think its just that the basic accidents these days happen like in every episode these days in my view....which is too frequent i feel...though yeah although there were more "odd" disasters those days, they still felt more gripping and the characters seemed to develop more after they happened and led to more stories....nowadays it just rotates, especially with the Braxtons - one week its oh I will try and change, the next week they are involved in a crime and it just rotates round in circles....i dunno...
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Old 17-03-2013, 16:15
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Haven't watched it since like.... I think the last storyline was Hugo/Martha. Debating whether to watch it again.
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Old 17-03-2013, 16:22
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Originally Posted by Kirsty_Warren;64*****5
Haven't watched it since like.... I think the last storyline was Hugo/Martha. Debating whether to watch it again.
Sally's back soon, that's when I'm gonna start watching it again
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Old 17-03-2013, 16:24
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Sally's back soon, that's when I'm gonna start watching it again
Not for long, though.
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