Soap Operas - your take on them?

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Re: Soap Operas - your take on them?

Postby Luca » August 9th, 2017, 2:41 pm

I was drenched Catherine. Umbrella no good at all. Got home in sodden clothes but now drier! Camden Market didn't tempt me I was so wet so visited, had coffee with relative and came home. Now going to watch something on DVD. :D
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Re: Soap Operas - your take on them?

Postby Riocaz » August 9th, 2017, 4:41 pm

Catherine wrote:My grandfather used to always deny watching the soaps which was strange as he seemed to know exactly what was happening in each and every one of the.


As I mentioned above. I haven't WATCHED the soaps in the better part of 2 decades. And yet I seem to pick up the storylines via osmosis. I might not be able to tell you the in and outs of a specific episode but still... ;)
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Re: Soap Operas - your take on them?

Postby Catherine » August 9th, 2017, 4:50 pm

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Catherine wrote:My grandfather used to always deny watching the soaps which was strange as he seemed to know exactly what was happening in each and every one of the.


As I mentioned above. I haven't WATCHED the soaps in the better part of 2 decades. And yet I seem to pick up the storylines via osmosis. I might not be able to tell you the in and outs of a specific episode but still... ;)


My granddad was a cantankerous old git. He complained and had an opinion about everything. He was by all accounts addicted to Soaps without ever admitting it.
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Re: Soap Operas - your take on them?

Postby Luca » August 9th, 2017, 4:59 pm

Forget the soaps but otherwise sounds like people I know!
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Re: Soap Operas - your take on them?

Postby MagicMarmite » August 9th, 2017, 5:07 pm

Lee, my Dad hated Eastenders, had no interest in it at all, used to huff and puff and rattle his newspaper through every episiode.
Also knew every single character and storyline, whlist saying it was a pile of old tosh.

He used to say watching F1 (I was a huge fan, dip in and out now), was boring and like watching traffic go by.
He'd phone me after after race and knew exactly what had happened.
Ah, I miss my old curmudgeon, Victor Meldrew Dad.
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Re: Soap Operas - your take on them?

Postby MagicMarmite » August 9th, 2017, 5:09 pm

Actually, weirdly my teenager is like this now, hates all of my shows, but seems to know exactly who is who in them :D
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Re: Soap Operas - your take on them?

Postby northleedsbhoy » August 9th, 2017, 5:13 pm

Luca wrote:Forget the soaps but otherwise sounds like people I know!


In the club I go to there are several candidates that could make the 'Odd Couple' seem very tame in comparison :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Soap Operas - your take on them?

Postby Luca » August 9th, 2017, 5:25 pm

Great people watching opportunities though NLB. 8-)
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Re: Soap Operas - your take on them?

Postby Badger's mate » August 10th, 2017, 9:06 am

Victor Meldrew Dad


Mrs B once described me as 'a cross between Pop Larkin and Citizen Smith, with Victor Meldrew tendencies' which was distressingly accurate... :D

I'm with your dad on the subject of F1. Used to have some professional dealings with a couple of the teams, in a former life.

I get to see the occasional episode of 'enders each Christmas at SIL's or when they're over here. The same people seem to be involved in the same activities but in different permutations. If she's staying here for a shopping trip there's the odd Corrie on but I don't recognise anybody in it.
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Re: Soap Operas - your take on them?

Postby StokeySue » August 10th, 2017, 1:25 pm

Badger's mate wrote:Mrs B once described me as 'a cross between Pop Larkin and Citizen Smith, with Victor Meldrew tendencies' which was distressingly accurate

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Soap Operas - your take on them?

Postby Badger's mate » August 10th, 2017, 2:20 pm

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Re: Soap Operas - your take on them?

Postby WWordsworth » August 10th, 2017, 5:50 pm

I have watched Coro since I was 8 and I can name all of Ken Barlow's wives.
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