Discussion in 'Moopy TV' started by Ag, Jun 17, 2009.
The list is based on digitalspy's lose definition of soap opera...
I only do Corrie, EE and The Bill, altho I never classified The Bill as a soap...
I dropped Hollyoaks almost as soon as I moved to Brighton...
The only one of those I will NEVER EVER miss is Holby City.
Eastenders is my only NEVER MISS
Corrie is FIFTY next year... *Bet comes back for 90th time/ Ken dies*
I used to watch four Neighbours, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Eastenders) religiously but now I don't watch any.
Neighbours became rather bland and I gave up after Sky+ing it on five. Watching a few episodes back to back make your realise what a waste of time it is.
Emmerdale lost it around the time Sadie left. It's far too comedic and some of the Dingle 'antics' are beyond ridiculous. I'm not sure i'll ever get back to watching it. Maybe if they do another disaster storyline.
The Rosie kidnap saga and that awful new family put me off Corrie. I also detest Kym Marsh. I tried watching some of it recently and I got very confused over what was supposed to be going on with Eileen's family.
Eastenders is still the best but again nothing is going on. Nasty Nick coming back really is a sign they're running out of ideas. It's been done to death. They need some new fit young men to spice it up a bit, and some big stories for Pat.
I only watch Coronation Street regularly and dip in and out of EE, Emmerdale and Holby City.
Eastenders and Holby. Holby often gets me QUITE EMOTIONAL
Your avatar is disgusting Jark.
I've stopped watching ANY of them
And to be honest I don't really MISS them
CHannel 5 should REALLY LEARN that an audience does NOT follow a program just because they've bought it... By either conincidence or deliberate thought, Neighbours went SO SHITE when it moved...
I miss Brookside.
I watched Neighbours for the best part of 20 years and stopped when it joined FIVE.
It is rubbish these days, as is Hollyoaks.
Only Eastenders at the moment.
I don't actively watch any but my flatmate watches Eastenders so I sometimes catch the tail end of it
I couldn't tell you what's happening though or the names of the characters beyond Peggy, Phil, Pat, Janine, Dot, Bianca & Ricky
It does for when I don't have the energy to find decent porn
SURELY you know Stacey? And I would've thought BIG MO would be right up your avenue Lou
Only Corrie really but I've started watching Neighbours again since I joined the ranks of the unemployed. I know it's past its prime but it's still preferable to anything else on the daytime TV schedule. I also shamefully confess to a bit of Doctors viewing because my Mum has a strange affection for it.
Is Big Mo even still IN IT?
Leila Morse is truly one of the least convincing actresses I have ever seen
Only Eastenders. I live in Holland so I'm limited to the BBC as that's the only British channel I get here (well BBC 1 and 2 anyway)
She's awful But in a so-bad-she's-brilliant sort of way. And I never FAIL to giggle when she namedrops 'Chinese Walter' or 'Fat Elvis'
is it Patsy Kensit snogging Alan Carr?
An altogether more breed
Just ENDERS and HOLLYOAKS now. Used to watch Corrie, i caught some a couple of months ago and couldnt understand a thing or recognise half the cast. Used to love Neighbours, dont wach it, and stopped watching Home & Away (which was my fave) after the move to channel 5
I've watched ALL at various times, but NONE now.
Same as me. And I've watched all of them other than Emmerdale, The Bill or Doctors regularly at some point. Those three I've only ever caught odd episodes of.
It's all about Corrie.
I sometimes watch Eastenders but by far I prefer RIVERCITY - Scotland's highest quality entertainment.
If you go to Glasgow, you'd be hard pushed to spend half an hour there WITHOUT spotting one of the cast.
Oh Corrie has a massive place in my heart, my dream is to one day work on it. I've been a bit naughty recently and haven't watched an episode in about 3 weeks or so. This might be a side effect of the last one i watched being all about KIM MARSH.
Even when it's a bit shaky though i still find it very watchable, they have the best writers I think by quite a long way. Character wise they're also very strong, although at the moment there re about 5-10 characters i couldn't give a shit about (Fuck off Tina's Dad and the Windasses). A few years ago I loved every single one, all 50+ of them, which was a massive achievement.
Eastenders I also quite like, and these last few years it's been filled with many good characters again. I just don't want to watch two soap (TOO MUCH COMMITMENT) and you still do get some utter shit with Easties. They try harder with their storylines and sometimes fail harder because of it I think. I adore Jean Slater though, and Barbara Windsor.
That sounds like Leeds and Emmerdale. The cast are everywhere.
Eastenders and Coronation Street a couple of times per week but not religiously
I used to watch Neighbours and Home & Away as a kid. Eastenders when I was a bit older, but haven't watched any of them in years. I never really understand how people can have the time to follow one of the ones that is on several times a week, but perhaps they are watching less of the Food Channel than I am.
Im quite sad noone really watches Home & Away here
I stopped watching it when it went to Channel 5. Then must have started again about 3 years ago, with several breaks inbetween.
Its actually really quite good with some "dramatic" storylines. Fortunately I have persuaded some of my friends to give it a go and they now love it
Other than H&A, I only watch Hollyoaks, although I can happily miss it for a week at a time. I get irritated by it because they do tend to drag storylines out for too long...much like most soaps I guess.
I stopped watching Eastenders about 2 years ago when it just got too dull and depressing. And I have never watched Coronation St, The Bill or Emmerdale.
That's exactly my problem (well not the food channel bit). Of course I know I spend far more time arsing around on the internet than my mother does watching Corrie each week, but it's the thought of the COMMITMENT to it that puts me off. I like my TV to be very much 'dip in, dip out'. Even series I follow I record and then watch them when I want to. With a programme that is on 3 or more times a week, I know they would just stack up and I'd never get around to it. Of course there's the fact that none of the soaps appeal to me very much to consider as well.
I only really watch Corrie and Neighbours, I do have about a month to catch up on the former though.
Do you get any of the American soaps in the UK? When I was in Sydney last year I was amazed that DAYS OF OUR LIVES was quite popular there. That's the one American soap I "watch", more accurately sit at the computer with the nearby tv turned to that channel. The amusing thing with American soaps in general is their very elastic sense of time. One evening's party can take place over several weeks of episodes, but in the same time period a baby can be born and grow into a toddler that walks and talks (within a year or two that toddler will be a troubled teenager).
Corrie was, is and always will be amazing
It has a great mix of camp and sombre, never takes itself too seriously, and does a great job at making its characters real, in that the long term characters aren't heroes or villains, they don't tell you who to like; all characters are likeable and flawed in different ways and they interact differently.
There are more long term characters in Corrie too, so the history of the show is more prevalant.
Eastenders is by far the most insulting, patronising, badly acted and badly written television show around today. I cannot think of anything worse. I'd rather watch Corden & Horne.
aaarrgh, I love Sunset Beach. That got quite a cult following in the UK.
It was all about Annie. Oh and Susan Ward. Oh, and that woman who was an alcoholic despite always looking pristine and managing to scheme quite lucidly.
Sunset Beach is one of the greatest shows ever broadcast on television anywhere in the world, ever.
"Dat gurl is BAAAAAD to de bone!"
Too true. Coronation Street is so brilliantly character driven that it doesn't need constant drama.
Eastenders needs the big plots but the turnover of storylines is rapid, making the drama insipid and the characters ever more inconsistent. I also find it to be ridiculously sentimental (there is always some reference to the cockney 'blitz spirit') and it's attempts at replicating Coronation Street's comedy are frankly cringeworthy.