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Emmerdale... very sad tonight. Canโ€™t these soaps have just 1 happy occasion without it turning to sadness by the end of the episode ?!!!!

nipperjwb
9 months ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig9 months ago

Unfortunately no. This is why I no longer watch soaps. I need programmes to cheer me up, give a bit of a laugh or light entertainment. Soaps don't do that anymore. I think it's great that they tackle big issues, like suicide, mental illness etc but one sad storyline at a time is enough!

I'm assuming something bad happened at zac and lisas wedding?

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nipperjwb
nipperjwb
Original Poster
9 months ago

I donโ€™t want to give any spoilers !! I dont watch soaps anymore apart from Neighbours cuz everyone knows thatโ€™s real and how all Australians live (jokes) ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Emmerdale was on the tv in the background and i was singing along to hilly billy rock then ended up watching it.....

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig9 months ago

nipperjwb Fair enough. I was just assuming it must have been to do with that as I knew it was happening last night. My mum and mother in law watch them. They say it is an escape from everyday life. I would rather escape into a comedy!

For all we know neighbours is an accurate account of how Australians live!

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nipperjwb
nipperjwb
Original Poster
9 months ago

MrsCraig as much as I would like to find out for real if Neighbours is a docusoap (though I very much doubt that ๐Ÿ˜‚) Iโ€™m afraid of flying !!

Im like you and would rather escape in comedy than the darkness that has become most soaps.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig9 months ago

nipperjwb unfortunately I think you might be right! But it would be lovely to find out! My husband isn't a fan of flying either.

I know that soaps are supposed to replicate real life so that they are relatable but they take it a bit too far sometimes!

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nipperjwb
nipperjwb
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9 months ago

MrsCraig they really do !

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley9 months ago

Lisa died soon afterwards, you sort of know it's going to happen that way! She wanted to leave and retire which is fair enough so I don't see what else they could have done really! I'm not sure Soaps reflecting real life is always a good thing, yes, they do get some high profile topics across to viewers but so much of it is doom and gloom, sometimes you just want escapism!

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig9 months ago

JoTarpley NOOOO!! Not Lisa! I don't watch it anymore but I remember her in it from when I was young! I agree that they get a lot of high profile issues across but as you say, it's too much doom and gloom. There needs to be some happiness!

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Lynibis
Lynibis9 months ago

I was convinced a while back that what happened was going to happen, everything pointed that way but I too won't spoil it. Tbh thought it was the only way it could go otherwise they would have missed a good opportunity. But yes, I agree there is too much angst in soaps these days and I haven't watched Eastenders for about 10 years, corrie spasmodically and I guess I don't even follow Emmerdale diligently.

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Mummyk
Mummyk9 months ago

I love watching the soaps some of the harder storylines are amazing. Give some light on daily troubles we face in the world ๐Ÿ™‚

Sometimes the story lines do drag on though

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