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  • I am not really sure what is going on.

    So we have a new guy in the hot seat, he is giving us wafting camera shots and deep and meaningful, cuts between on going stories with rising music just to drive home the pain and drama.

    Except there isn't any.

    Some poignancy is great and thought the ronnie roxy death was a bit beautiful and all wrapped up prettily it lacked reality.

    The simple fact is real poignancy comes from grim reality.

    Eastenders is definitely lacking that at the moment. Feels more like episodes of Dawson creek.
  • Eastenders xmas episode 2016

    The most deadest most boring episode I have ever seen in my entire life! Very disappointing! Tbh the entire year 99% has been the most boring year for eastenders ever witnessed! Why would we want to see people taking out bins and having arguements over that? Why would we want to see Dot a very old lady getting blind?? So boring!! No deaths, no madness nothing just borrrrringggg! I may have to resort to watching Corronation Street now.
  • More Claudette

    She is a beautiful and charismatic character. She is so interesting and we are always looking forward to seeing on. So we hope to see her more
  • Someone should be sacked ...

    ... over the ridiculous Christmas Day episode. Bobby can lift up a flat screen TV and hurl it down the stairs? Not possible. Dennis is shown wearing a seat belt but is thrown out of the car. Not possible. Stacey watches a nativity play while in the last stages of labour. Not possible. Mick buys Linda a wedding dress. Ridiculous. Women like to buy their own wedding dress. For goodness' sake, give the actors something credible to work with.
  • No Storylines No good or Bad seeing of actual life

    I don't watch this crap but my misses does I don't really know why because this show is worst one ever on tv I rather watch the whole street arguing 24/7 & fighting there's no storyline just sounds like an argument all time. Coronation street & emeraldale has a story line to it :D

    This is why it's bad everybody will agree unless they don't know what are decent shows

    1 miserable

    2 never no Happy scenes Always Sad scenes

    3 Always leading to trouble & loads of cheating involve

    4 involving Violence & Drugs

    5 Bad influence to the public Why because people that watch could be violent & drugs from watching it sorted it out

    BBC what the fuck are allowing on TV
  • rubbish story lines

    Am so sick of hearing about Lucy's murder the story line as just gone on way to long. The story lines at the moment are just ridiculous. And what's Ronnie mitchel all about will she just kill anybody that looks at her the wrong way. You need some new writers eastenders, how you win awards over ccoronation street is beyond me. The only saving Grace in the show is Danny dyer who plays Mick carter and the whole of Carter family are very good.. they played the rape story line very well.... So eastenders can we please have some new story lines to watch this Christmas or is it going to be yet another story set around Lucy's murder.
  • Lacey Turner needs better script

    Lacey Turner has returned to Eastenders, having previously demonstrated superb and believable acting skills. I am not a great EE fan, simply because the show gives me heart burn and grief at tea time, and I would rather come home to a believable and light hearted soap. But Lacey Turner had great scripts and gave excellent performances. She has now been turned into miss nicely nicely around the square and everyone's shoulder to cry on. You may as well give her a job as a social worker! Poor girl, what a waste of good acting talent. My family are all driving me made with this question!!
  • Dean Wicks

    I just watched tonight's eastenders and Dean has been let out of prison for Stans funeral. My issue is why was he let out without police officers? He came out of a taxi with his mum and dad freely walking around. In my experience if a person is given a day pass to go to a funeral then the prisoner is handcuffed then chained to one of the officers cuffs. So why have eastenders made a mistake like this? Prisoners will think it's ok to wander freely on a day release for a funeral a week after their arrest!
  • is east enders damaging our society?

    story lines are so bad, the stupid cockney slang, the complete negativity, the lack of proper morals, the complete lack of any wisdom, the lowest form of acting... the list could go on all night. I think it is contributing to a breakdown in our society. there is never any real joy, never anything to love, no real inspiration. no wisdom, nothing new, etc etc
  • not good enough

    I tune in and tune out again. kat storyline being dragged out for all its worth. just forget the money and get a grip kat. you have kids to look after! need more likeable characters and positive story lines. they could still write dramatic story lines and have a bit more comedy.
  • Battle of the Boneheads

    Compelling TV - Eastenders now delivering a challenge - who is officially the worst actor on BBC -Just when you thought Nick Cotton had edged Mick Carter, in comes his hapless girlfriend with an act to reinforce every Irish 1970's stereotype you can that this show is supposed to be based in the east End- as Mick would say- your avin a larf- drag a paper thin murder out for months- your avin a is too shite for words.
  • EastEnders

    I think you need some new story lines, some happier than others like others but am not going to be critical about it because I have only started watching this ever since two years ago - therefore would not know about others. Anyway, I think you need a bit more of a storyline with Aleks Shirov and his marriage with his daughter too. Please reveal who is the main suspect/ murderer of Lucy Beale soon and get a few characters back up and running. Oh, and Linda Carter needs to reveal her rape. Love your show!
  • Eastender

    I think Eastenders is a complete bag of SHIT these days you do nothi g but drag out story lines and by the time anythings revealed its no longer exiting. I dont kno who os writing the scripts but they need to be sacked!!!! You have bought back 2 of the best charectors "stacey and ronnie" and uve gave them complete fucking shit story lines. U NO longer have my viewing good luck with future reward. Which i doubt ull be geting u useless fucktards.
  • Shouting?

    Congratulations to the BBC for making a TV show that deaf people don't have to use subtitles for. Each and every episode handily has all the characters screaming at each other.
  • max or jay

    hi I change my mind about killing Lucy Beale. it was not Max. it is jay. I am sorry about what happened. I watch you everyday. did you know that Max sleeps with Emma. Emma I'm really that you are upset. but I need to tell you.
  • "The Carter Family"

    I have been watching Eastenders for many years and have absolutely loved it until the Carter family arrived. I feel they have had a good run now and wonder if anyone feels as I do. It always takes time to get used to new characters, but why so many dominating the show now ?There acting is terrible, apart from Timothy west. Danny/Mick is terrible, either a bad actor or the direction is very bad. There have been many great characters that have been written out of the series which is such a pity. I think one person who wrote a review suggested Eastenders should be called The Carter Show, and I must say I agree. I am sure the programme must be losing viewers.
  • eastenders the end

    I cannot believe how ridicules Eastenders become; some of the dialect is completely awful, it feels like some of the story lines are just to fill in time.

    I am not a prude but all this gay kissing plus some of the heterosexual kissing is so over the top it's becoming embarrassing to watch.

    You really do need to up your game.

  • Eastenders

    I have watched Eastenders since the beginning but now I find it full on constant doom and gloom there never seems to be a happy event. I was very disappointed that Carol and David's wedding day was not a happy event after all these years. He could have stayed and supported her through her cancer and made a more tender storyline as Carol and David are two of the best actors in the show. No wonder they are not winning awards at the moment.
  • Eastenders

    It is great to watch the soaps my mum watches it and i do faulase
  • 30mins of pure boredom

    30 mins about Carol and David are you serious BBC and writers need to pull there finger out and start making some good new story lines or eastenders will just fizzle out very soon I have watched eastenders for years and this is the worst ive ever seen debating to just stop watching for the poor story lines keep coming
  • Eastenders

    Eastenders is the one soap which i have watched since the beginning, but now even I have switched off. Who cares about this new family ??? It should be called the Carter Show, everytime you watch an episode there's another of the clan turned up !!!!

    Absolute Rubbish now, where have they got these writers from? Some of the best and funniest characters ie: Kim, Denise, Dot are never in it now.

    Get a grip BBC!
  • Who is an Idiot? ME.

    I have got to watch Enders, but I have got to admit, My Lady keeps digging at me and calls me an IDIOT, as I keep taking the MICK, out of it all, somehow the producers managed to collect the ugliest people in one production, ie, the UNnaturals, liars, cheats,weaklings, but I will go on switching to the channel just to see how bad it will get!!!!!!
  • An all-time fave,Eastenders

    Eastenders is one of my favorite soaps I've watch since the beginning! I have a passion for British Soaps and totally appreciate the opportunity to able to watch such an awesome and down-to-earth thanks to those who make it possible!
  • Christmas wouldn't be the same without Eastenders...

    ...there to deliver a fight, divorce, murder, arson or children being taken away from hysterical mums by social services. About as uplifting as breaking down on a motorway in a hailstorm, Eastenders is a 30 minute package of depression and despair.
  • My Favourite Soap of All Time

    For as long as I can remember, I've watched EastEnders with my mum whilst eating dinner in front of the TV or when I'm having dessert in the kitchen. Stacey (Lacey Turner) has to be one of the best actresses on EastEnders and I'm hoping the rumours of her return are true.
  • Eastenders is one of the best soap on TV and i'd personally love someone like the whole of the slater crew to come back on it they made the programme and bring about 2 more new slaters and get Ruby Allen back and bring Danielle and Bradley back from dead


    Eastenders is one of the best soap on TV and i'd personally love someone like the whole of the slater crew to come back on it they made the programme and bring about 2 more new slaters and get Ruby Allen back and bring Danielle and Bradley back from dead and then make a massive come back for Stacey and the Slater gang like i'd love to see the Slaters bring more slaters like cousins , aunties , other family relatives and then if Bradley and Daniellle and Ruby came back we would proberly see one of the most loved characters Stacey Slater be happy for a change with the baby and two old bezzie's and then her hubby Bradley it would amazing to see and then i'd love Lauren Branning (Jac) be pregnant with Ryans baby and then Lucy (Melissa) return with a baby and i'd love to work on eastenders maybe in about 4 or 5 years i should be on your screens

  • Could EastEnders be the most depressing TV show on earth?!

    Eastenders at heart is a good idea. A look at the normal people living in the biggest city in Britain. However, the characters that are developed from this idea are far from my idea of normal British people.

    Who on earth thought that a laundrette would be a good setting for a scene?! This is 2005 and the automatic washing machine was invented some time ago.

    The characters in EastEnders are wholeheartedly depressing. They're a prime example of everything that's gone wrong with this country! None of them seem to have any money because they either spend it in the betting shop (another drab location) or the "Queen Vic". To pick one, "Dot Cotton" seems to lead a totally useless existance. She's in her 70's and is more adept with hair colour products than the young girls in the 'Square.

    It seems that there is a market every day in Walford, with the stallholders selling all manner of rubbish stuff. To add to the programme's continuity issues, it seems like there's a constant stream of people waiting to buy. Now, excuse me for looking into this, but isn't Walford in the East End of a thriving city which has real shops? Hell, if they can afford to keep a Laundrette running in this day and age, there must be customers for a few shops!

    How much grey can we get in one programme?! Grey men, grey women and worst of all, grey settings. EastEnders is the worst continuous use of the licence fee and is as much of an embarassment as Noel's House Party. Keep off!
  • This is my life

    I just love eastender iam one of it big fans. It just put ohter soap to same. At 8:00 on a mon and a fri or 7:30 tue and thur iam on bbc1 no matter what it is just the best soap erver made no wonder it geting a usa v of it. So one tip for erver one just wach eastenders.
  • If it's not careful Eastenders will follow the same fate as Brookside, Crossroads and soon Family Affairs.

    I used to love Eastenders, especially in the days of Tiffany Mitchell (Martine McCutcheon) and Bianca Jackson (Patsy Palmer). My favourite storyline was probably that of Tiffany and Grant's relationship. (Grant being the only Mitchell I could stand) Whatever happened to those days?

    When you switch on Eastenders now it feels like a totally different show with it's preoccupation with gangster-type storylines. I thought once the Mitchell clan left that would be the end of it, but instead Sam "thick-as-two-short-planks" Mitchell styled herself as something that can only be described as Walford's own "Godfather" (or should that be Mother?)Did viewers find it believable that when Phil left she took over all his businesses (which he previously deemed her too stupid to be part of)and ran them like clockwork? Did they heck! Of course in true Sam style she was conned by family friend and solicitor, Marcus who conned her into thinking Phil wanted all the businesses sold for cash before running off with the proceeds himself. Upon hearing she was penniless gangster husband Andy Hunter threw her out. He was later killed by 'gentleman' gangster Johnny Allen. Andy still had the last laugh though by leaving his home (formerly the Mitchell HQ, until Sam convinced Andy to buy it for Phil's on-the-run fund) to employee Pat Evans and his business to old friend Dennis Rickman. Penniless Sam (who'd just told Ian to shove his chippy job believing she was about to inherit Andy's wealth) discovered the only thing Andy had left her was his wedding ring, stating that maybe she could sell it and get her roots done. In my opinion this should have been where Sam cut her losses and left Walford, but no apparently the entire Mitchell clan (Peggy, Phil and Grant) are about to make a return. Hmm let's hope it's as sucessful as Dirty Den's return.

    In my opinion Eastenders relies too much on the Mitchell family. Eastenders has moved on so much since they were last in it properly that I don't think there is a place for the Mitchell's anymore. Phil and Grant returning isn't too bad (although Ross Kemp has done lots of good stuff in his time away, much better than Eastenders) it's the return of Barbra Windsor (Peggy) I dread. Whenever she is on screen it feels too much like she thinks she is still in a Carry-On movie and brings the tone of the show down.

    My main gripe about the show currently is the whole Sharon/Dennis union. Why people think this is entertaining and these two make a good match is beyond me. The constant whispering and whining from Sharon and moodiness from Dennis is enough to drive anyone potty. When Den Snr first arrived back on the scene I had high hopes that we would see a father/son relationship develop between them. Instead Dennis' only purporse these days seems to be to serve as eye-candy. It's also funny how Dennis Rickman has changed from being the bad-boy who slept his way around the square and was always in trouble to the caring considerate "perfect boyfriend" material; which seems to be a move to keep the lovelorn younger viewers (affectionately known as "Shannis Tweenies" by many a forum) interested. When Sharon and Dennis headed off to America at Christmas a large proportion of the nation breathed a sigh of relief. Sadly it was not meant to be as both characters have recently returned and within five minutes I found myself unable to bear it for a moment longer and switched over..... I haven't been back since. Maybe when these two characters leave, or they split them up (inevitable for any soap couple) I will be able to watch again.

    For me Eastenders is at its most enjoyable when we see storylines involving characters like Jim, Dot, Pauline, Sonia and Martin. This feels more like what Eastenders was originally meant to be about, normal families in the East End of London.
  • A boring soap like Emmerdale and Coronation Street so change the channel!

    Eastenders is another boring soap just like Emmerdale and Corenation Street but I have givin this show a mark higher because I don't see it as much as I see Emmerdale and coronation Street but it is still boring. Eastenders is to be known as the best soap and it has been made number 1 in the top 20 of programmes week after week. I do think it is a boring saop though and i'd rather watch another channel. Eastenders has also got a lot of argueing in it just like Emmerdale and Coronation Street. Hope they can make a soap which is better!
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