Have they finally lost the plot (literally); tonight`s fiasco with James and Emma was the silliest, daftest, most deranged, mixed up, deluded episode I`ve ever seen! My God! what a load of rubbish, and the two nights before weren`t much better. Are the writers on something? drugs? drink? Come on Emmerdale, you can do better than this!!!
Well, the scriptwriters on Emmerdale are certainly back on form. Last nights `special` episode about Ashley`s dementia was, at times just to painful (upsetting) to watch. Excellent acting from the actor who plays Ashley. I seem to recall reading somewhere that he will be leaving the soap early next year. Sad, but inevitable. I really hope this will help will raise awareness of this terrible illness!
So Archers editor Huw Kennair-Jones is leaving The Archers and going over to ITV to work on Coronation Street, and Emmerdale!
Good G**! can it get any worse if tonights offering is anything to go by! Why, I`ve seen better written amateur dramatics down the pub, at my local local village hall. Great bunch of actors, most of them, let down by poorly written scripts.
Witness, yesterday offering, a barn ablaze, Moria pregnant (no kidding, who`d have guessed); Emma reverses a pick-up into the barn, rescues Moria, delivers the baby, then does a runner! Big explosion, barn blown to pieces (nice pyrotecnics, give `em that), Dial 999! shouts Adam. Was it Adam? Fire!! Fire!! - call the Fire Brigade!!
Meanwhile, back in the pub (what`s it called?), Diane calls out, "Lets hold our fire!" Nice choice of words there! Don`t blame Diane though, blame the people who wrote this rubbish!
And another thing while I`m on, how come that Moira`s given birth all of sudden? Just before all these dramatics she was mucking out the horses. Didn`t look pregnant to me - unless I missed something! was it an immaculate conception? it that what it was? God knows!
To cap it all, there`s whatisname, Flyn? lying half dead in the woods with a gunshot wound, very convincing (I did say "great bunch of actors, most of them)! Rescued by Cain and the Vicar (name escapes me) and in hospital, a nurse, when asked if he`ll be ok - what does she (the nurse) come out with - "he`s not out of the woods yet!"
Er, Oh yes he is, the ambulance just brought him in from the woods for gawd`s sake!
Lazy, badly written scripts, all over the place writing, like someone just cobbled it all together after a few drinks down the local - like when you break something and then try to put it back the way it was (eg the Ashley story line) but nothing fits anymore!
PS. Not impressed by the excessive use of `white light` in the church, quite unnecessary, next thing they`ll be lighting up the pub with lasers/strobe lighting!
Thanks for the synopsis of this episode. Not a programme I have ever watched but your description makes it sound strangely appealing in a 'so bad it is good' way.
The pyrotechnics obviously impressed and I've noticed recently that these have improved greatly in TV productions. Used to be strips of fabric waved in front of a red light bulb or a few gas jets. Much more impressive nowadays.
Still if the chap from the Archers is taking over then we can still look forward to implausible plot lines, characters acting completely out of character and a move to attracting the 'yoof' audience.
Poor Robert! so intent was he in saving the Browns (or whatever they`re called) from the wreckage of their car (11th Jan `18) he clean forgot about the poor truck driver! Seems everyone forgot the truck driver! Poor guy! driving along there, happy as larry, probably listening to Jeremy Vine on Radio 2, and wondering what`s for dinner - then these mad idiot drivers` come speeding along, and BANG!!!
I`ve seen some rubbish episodes of Emmerdale over the years but as rubbish goes last night`s offering was rubbish par excellence - Rubbish that had me reaching for the Off button on my remote.
That`s twice this week I`ve given up on watching Emmerdale - all the years I`ve been watching it I`ve never, ever switched off mid-episode.
An intruder at Moria`s wearing a hoodie, in comes Cain wielding a crow bar, hey! what`s your game fella? Turns out to be Moira`s long lost daughter Hannah - oops! wait a sec` Hannah`s had a sex change - she - or do I mean `he` has had a sex change (but mum) looks like a man now (sorry mum), and he - or do I mean `she` now goes by the name of Matty (but mum).
Oh! for gawd`s sake stop saying "sorry mum, yes mum, but mum, no mum" just stop saying "mum" every damn sentence - and stop the waterworks for ch**** sake! look at me - I`m loosing the will to live! I haven`t even mentioned Dougie - I`m sorry Dianne I`m a waste of space (that`s Dougie saying this not me)!
Who writes this rubbish, come on Emmerdale you can do better than this! I can do better than this, just read `wot i wrote` above - it`s rubbish, but it`s equal to the rubbish the Emmerdale scriptwriters` have been churning out lately!