TV soaps are finally dying, "driving an overall decline in TV viewing figures"

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

Are you sad enough to watch any of the following?

Coronation Street
1
2%
Eastenders
0
No votes
Emmerdale
1
2%
Hollyoaks
2
3%
Casualty
0
No votes
Doctors
2
3%
Holby City
1
2%
None
52
88%
 
Total votes: 59
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PostRe: TV soaps are finally dying, "driving an overall decline in TV viewing figures"
by Kriken » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:34 pm

I guess it's no big surprise. I myself don't watch soaps anymore and haven't done in years.

Don't really watch TV anymore, but when I was somewhat internetless for a time and binged on TV, I did occasionally watch and enjoy an episode of Doctors when I saw it on. And probably would watch an episode if for some reason I had to watch TV and there wasn't much else on.

Hollyoaks was a guilty pleasure in my mid-teens. I knew it was straight trash, trashier than most of the others, but that was part of the charm. The other shows just seemed miserable. And I did like some of the storylines, like when Clare tried to kill off Max.

I believe I also briefly followed Eastenders but can barely remember a thing about it, apart from any of the 'iconic' characters. I remember enjoying Harry Hill's coverage of it and the other shows a good deal.

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by Tsunade » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:57 pm

I hardly have the TV on anymore unless it's for Netflix.

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by Dowbocop » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:56 pm

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Frank wrote:The air crash was the beginning of the end for neighbours. Soaps don't need massive disasters shoehorning in year or so. Didn't everywhere burn down a few years later, too?


The fire was around 8-9 months before the plane crash (though the fire episode was probably one of the finest episodes they ever did).

Neighbours went through a particularly rough patch around 2008-11, but then some new producers were brought on board and it's improved massively since.

Was 2008 when it moved to Channel 5 and went HD? My uni mates and I watched it, but for some reason as soon as it left the Beeb we all outgrew it.

Speaking of soap disasters:

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by floydfreak » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:42 pm



Also the link to Brookside & Hollyoaks is the person who played Jacqui Dixion is not in Hollyoaks same character just different name due her going into witness protection in Brooookie.



Hollyoaks back in the day had some fit babes in it only fittest one now is Amanda Clapham who plays Holly Cunningham :datass: :datass: :wub:

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BobbyDigital wrote:I wanna move out of the UK (to L.A. or somewhere similar in the USA) but don't know how to really.


A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.
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by Vermilion » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:32 am

Brookside was great, but then Channel 4 started dicking around with the broadcast times in order to purposely lose viewers so that they could then axe it.

It's like when Channel 5 decide to move an american series (they've done it with several US dramas over the years) from it's 9/10pm time slot to midnight, and then say they're axing it due to a lack of viewers. Well of course there's a lack of viewers, you moved it to bloody midnight you tools!

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by Hyperion » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:53 am

Used to watch Neighbours after CBBC all the time, but stopped when it went to Channel 5. Watched EastEnders a bit in the early 00's but haven't watched a soap for years now. Barely watch TV anymore.

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by NickSCFC » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:54 am

Hyperion wrote:Used to watch Neighbours after CBBC all the time, but stopped when it went to Channel 5. Watched EastEnders a bit in the early 00's but haven't watched a soap for years now. Barely watch TV anymore.


The thing I liked about Neighbours and Home & Away is that they were places you wanted to live, they've been a great advert for the country and have inspired emigration from the UK.

Corrie and EastEnders are the complete opposite, they're dreary and, in my opinion, have helped glamourise chav culture.

I'm glad to see people are now abandoning them in droves.

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by Dowbocop » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:18 am

floydfreak wrote:[
Also the link to Brookside & Hollyoaks is the person who played Jacqui Dixion is not in Hollyoaks same character just different name due her going into witness protection in Brooookie.


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by Rapidly-Greying » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:35 am

Vermilion wrote:
Rapidly-Greying wrote:Another neighbours fan here. I stopped watching it when they killed Harold bishops granddaughter Serena. I liked it because it acknowledged the real world,they'd reference films and tv shows. And who can forget when the pet shop boys stopped in Ramsey street to ask for directions.


I've been watching it since 1995, and as you were watching before the air disaster in 2005, you must remember Dee Bliss (Madeleine West).

That's very interesting
Last year, the actress rejoined the cast as a conwoman pretending to be Dee (Andrea Somers) who tricked Toadie out of a whole heap of money. They thought it was over, but now Sonya (Toad's 2nd wife) found out that she has turned up in a hospital in Hobart, only this may not be the fake Dee, it could well actually be the real Dee who was missing presumed dead after the wedding day disaster in 2003.

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by floydfreak » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:32 am

I stopped watching Neighbours when it went CH5 i look at it now and again when browsing thru the channels but it looks rubbish.

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BobbyDigital wrote:I wanna move out of the UK (to L.A. or somewhere similar in the USA) but don't know how to really.


A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.
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by Dual » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:24 am

Don't like the use of 'finally' in Op.

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by Ad7 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:04 pm

Imagine actually sitting down and watching any of that drivel. The reason it's dying out is the sad strawberry floaters that watch them get the same voyeuristic buzz from Facebook so they just use that instead.

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by Moggy » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:52 pm

Ad7 wrote:Imagine actually sitting down and watching any of that drivel. The reason it's dying out is the sad strawberry floaters that watch them get the same voyeuristic buzz from Facebook so they just use that instead.


Emmerdale is better than Breaking Bad mate.

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by NickSCFC » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:57 pm

Moggy wrote:
Ad7 wrote:Imagine actually sitting down and watching any of that drivel. The reason it's dying out is the sad strawberry floaters that watch them get the same voyeuristic buzz from Facebook so they just use that instead.


Emmerdale is better than Breaking Bad mate.


Typical Tuesday morning at the office...

People aged 18-39 - "Did you watch Game of Thrones last night?"

People aged 40-65 - "Did you watch Eastenders last night?

The world is going to be an infinitely better place once all the baby boomers have died off (barring relatives and loved ones of anyone on this forum, obviously)

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by Moggy » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:01 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Ad7 wrote:Imagine actually sitting down and watching any of that drivel. The reason it's dying out is the sad strawberry floaters that watch them get the same voyeuristic buzz from Facebook so they just use that instead.


Emmerdale is better than Breaking Bad mate.


Typical Tuesday morning at the office...

People aged 18-39 - "Did you watch Game of Thrones last night?"

People aged 40-65 - "Did you watch Eastenders last night?

The world is going to be an infinitely better place once all the baby boomers have died off (barring relatives and loved ones of anyone on this forum, obviously)


Game of Thrones will be pretty gooseberry fool when everybody over 40 is euthanized under the NickPlan.

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by KK » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:03 pm

I used to watch Neighbours all the time but stopped when it moved to Channel 5.

Used to watch Doctors as well but once Doctor Norks left what was the point.

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by NickSCFC » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:15 pm

Moggy wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Ad7 wrote:Imagine actually sitting down and watching any of that drivel. The reason it's dying out is the sad strawberry floaters that watch them get the same voyeuristic buzz from Facebook so they just use that instead.


Emmerdale is better than Breaking Bad mate.


Typical Tuesday morning at the office...

People aged 18-39 - "Did you watch Game of Thrones last night?"

People aged 40-65 - "Did you watch Eastenders last night?

The world is going to be an infinitely better place once all the baby boomers have died off (barring relatives and loved ones of anyone on this forum, obviously)


Game of Thrones will be pretty gooseberry fool when everybody over 40 is euthanized under the NickPlan.


Yeah, I think Arya and Bran's storylines make me want to reconsider my stance.

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by Vermilion » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:32 pm

KK wrote:Used to watch Doctors as well but once Doctor Norks left what was the point.


Dr Norks?

https://youtu.be/o60W286cm-E?t=42s


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