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  1. Unfortunately, Bella is getting on my nerves. It was her fault Simone left so I don't have any sympathy that she feels lumbered with Roo. Don't blame Maggie for suspending her for setting off the fire alarm as she needs discipline. Willow's reaction to Justin and Leah was absolutely wonderful. Her conversation with Bella, fishing for information from Irene and telling Justin that's she's happy for him (when obviously she wasn't happy that he moved on) were hilarious. Had to laugh at Leah saying Justin and Willow were together for a long time - right. Found Irene quite annoying the way she was acting when she first heard the news from big mouth Marilyn.
  2. Have to admit, I found it really funny when Dean was winding Colby up about him kissing Jasmine in the photo although Robbo was actually pretty cool about it. Didn't like it when Justin told Tori she doesn't owe Robbo/Jasmine anything. Whilst I think she has no obligation to help them, let's face it this whole mess is her fault. John made a good point about Simone .
  3. Marilyn: "Now, I'm not sure if you know but our Jett is just out of hospital" - No Marilyn they couldn't possibly have known that. Ziggy made me laugh when she was all hyper as Justin came in to open up and she was already working. I thought for a split second she had gone down Brody's route but realised she was still under the influence of alcohol. I actually ended up feeling quite sorry for her, firstly when Maggie thought she was behind the graffiti and then when she went to confront Brody at salt. Interesting listening to Simone talk about how she was struggling financially in Uni as I always had the impression she was reasonably well off (Or at least had parents that were). Whilst Raffy had nothing to do with the graffiti slating Simone, I think she probably enjoyed it too much. I haven't really liked her attitude even though it is very understandable. I don't particularly like Simone but I did feel really sorry for her when saw what was written about her. I felt even sorrier for her when she found out Bella was responsible. She looked pretty devastated. You can argue her and Brody leaving is probably a good thing and probably the fairest thing to do with regards to Ziggy. The only thing I would say is I can't help but think the way Brody's acting, if things don't work out with Simone then he could go back to drugs again. Thought Maggie's 'Good luck' scene to Simone was very professional although she's probably over the moon Simone's going.
  4. From what I understand it was handrails he put up in the bathroom/bedroom and an extension to the kitchen tap. Handrails actually don't take that long. You're marking a couple of holes, aligning the rail and drilling and screwing them in. Whilst, I'm not too keen on Simone, I have to admit, I did feel a bit sorry for her when Raffy kept making digs. She genuinely looked very hurt. I'm not liking this side of Raffy and I was disappointed Ryder just kept quiet as he clearly didn't agree with how she was acting. Maggie seemed to relish the fact that Simone didn't know about Brody's past with drugs. Whilst I'm not keen on Maggie either, I can't say I blame her as Simone has ruined her daughter's life. Have to say I was a little surprised myself and just assumed it was all dealt with off-screen. I did find it interesting that it was brought up that Ziggy not only knew about if from the offset but actively supported Brody. Simone didn't seem to take to well to that.
  5. Since she had the epilepsy? Jasmine's face when she saw Robbo turn up at Salt during the night out. Really awkward conversation with Simone and Maggie. I can't actually blame Maggie for her reaction and thought she was quite correct. I did find it quite funny that Marilyn was stuck in the middle and didn't say a word (Unlike her) and she felt very awkward. I loved the scene when Simone went to confront Maggie about sabotaging her chances of renting a house because she believed she gave her a bad reference and Maggie told her she did the opposite to get rid of her. Simone literally didn't know how to reply to that.
  6. Loved Brody's response to Irene when she told him he wasn't wasting any time when she saw him with Simone. It's none of her business what goes on with them. I have to admit, I found it quite funny when Brody and Simone were casually eating breakfast without a care in the world and it just kicked off. I think Justin's been really fair to all the parties involved here. Even the way Simone approached Justin, he was very diplomatic about it. Whilst I am finding Mason annoying, I can't really blame him for kicking off as I would be exactly the same in his position. In a way I like the fact that Brody wants to move Simone in without thinking about the consequences. Even when Justin and Mason went to speak to him about him and he was fairly dismissive he wasn't thinking logically which is consistent with him being an addict. So as I mentioned before if things don't work out with Simone, it would be very plausible for him to go back on the drugs again. I loved the way Justin and Leah were trying to covertly arrange a time and place for a bit of hook-up sex. All I can say with regards to Raffy is that the cannabis must be working as she seemed unrealistically astute when she figured it out. Funny how it's more power with Leah having no strings attached sex and boasting about it but if it had been the other way round and Justin had bragged about it in his blog he would have been using her and there would have been backlash. Glad to see Robbo back (It's about time). Well it looks as though he wants to move past what happened with Tori before. It will be interesting how things progress with him Jasmine, Tori and the baby.
  7. Think Ben is being very good about this (relatively speaking). He's shown a lot of restraint so far re Brody. Whilst I don't like what Brody did to Ziggy, I cheered when he called Tori out (even though I didn't agree that he only ruined his life as he's ruined Ziggy's as well). Although I found it really annoying when Tori was bitching to Justin about it. I think her attitude was understandable but given her level of deceit re Robbo I didn't like that she got on her high horse. So I was glad Justin talked her into being more understanding. I quite liked the fact that Ziggy was happy to see Dean. I think those two have a good friendship and I like that Dean is the one supporting her this time. I was half expecting Dean to mention Brody getting out of shape when he tried to hit on Simone at Salt a while back. Thinking about this, this storyline has actually been quite realistic. Brody got involved with Ziggy far too soon. He was basically a recovering drug addict that partly relied on the relationship to prevent himself from relapsing. He only married Ziggy after pressure from the Astoni's because they were worried Maggie wouldn't live to see her daughter's wedding when she was suffering from cancer. The marriage happened far too quickly and I would imagine he was probably under quite a bit of pressure although he couldn't openly express this. Thinking about it like this, I guess it's not surprising that Simone coming along has effectively offered him a way out and probably explains why he at least thinks he's in love with her. I still really can't blame Maggie for her attitude towards Simone. It's going to be extremely difficult for those two to work together. As I said last week, Maggie must have been tempted to fire her on the spot. Obviously she knows she can't do that but that episode seemed to suggest that as she can't get rid of her because of the affair, she will either make life difficult for Simone or look for any other employment related excuse to fire her. Whilst, I for the most part can't stand any scenes with John/Marilyn and Raffy, I haven't minded the stuff with the Palmers and Jett at all. As he's off screen now though, I would probably be quite happy if they both went to Germany for a bit.
  8. Have to admit, Justin made laugh again with his uncomfortable facial expressions when the truth came out about Brody and Simone. I don't like the fact that he's getting flack off Mason for it (who was annoying with his whole self-righteous attitude) and by the looks of the preview probably from Ben as well. He was in an impossible position although I do accept with Tori he did effectively force her to tell Robbo the truth about the baby but the affair is slightly different. The scene with Maggie and Simone when Maggie got the phone call and Simone instantly knew what it was about was everything I could have hoped - The look of disgust, venom and rage on Maggie's face and Simone's look of absolute fear. The best part was seeing Maggie having to suppress her feelings for the sake of professionalism. I was actually expecting her to impulsively sack Simone then and there. It will be interesting to see how this storyline progresses. One possibility is that Brody could end up loosing Simone, which could make him relapse and start doing drugs again. So Ben decided not to go with Maggie when she went to pickup Ziggy's stuff. I'm looking forward to Ben and Brody's first meeting since Ben found out about the affair. I suspect it's not going to be pretty. Was actually a little disappointed Ziggy just walked away like that from the caravan after she discovered Brody and Simone.
  9. Good to get a surprise every now and then and whilst it was inevitable Brody and Simone were going to be found out, I wasn't expecting it to be in yesterday's episode. I do have to admit whilst I generally find Ziggy quite annoying I did feel quite sorry for her (and pretty much have sympathised with her throughout most of this storyline). All her initial suspicious about Simone and everything she suspected has been confirmed. Going by the preview it will be interesting to see what happens with Simone and Maggie later on today. Thought Ben has given Dean far too many chances already. Whilst I make no secret of how much I've hated Ben in the past, I do think there have been a couple of instances now where he's put sentiment ahead of business. Not evicting Alf from the Bait Shop and keeping Dean on this long. Surprisingly quite enjoying the stuff with Alf and Martha.
  10. That scene where Irene was having a go at Tori in the Diner, Jasmine came in gave Tori a bigger serve, announced to everyone she was having a baby, Mason, Alf and Raffy were all watching was absolutely wonderful! I loved the way Tori wanted Jasmine to keep her voice down not wanting the truth to get out. Let's be honest though, Irene was right. She kind of deserved that. The reactions to the news afterwards were hilarious. Particularly when Leah said it was nobody else's business. Funny how it's nobody else's business because Tori is her friend (Although it would be a different story if she was fishing for information). And when Marilyn took Jasmine's side because she's female and John took Robbo's side because he's male. It was also funny when Ziggy was slating Tori and Brody really didn't like it and defended her (not because Ziggy was slating his sister but obviously because of the affair with Simone). I'm surprised Simone is still around TBH. This has gone on probably longer than I would have expected. It's a shame because when you exclude the affair she's having with Brody she does seem like a fairly nice person. Although I'm not really keen on how close she's getting to Maggie given that she's been sleeping with her daughter's husband. Justin is really cracking me up. It seems to be a common theme where every time something is going on with Brody/Simone, he's sitting at the bar making funny facial expressions and asking Brody what he's doing. I appreciate he's trying to look out for Brody/Ziggy but there comes a point where there's only so much he can do and it would probably be best to leave Brody to it. If Simone is really trying to move on with her life though she should leave the bay. It's really not fair her sticking around.
  11. I have to admit I was quite enjoying Tori bricking it with the pregnancy when Jasmine was grilling her last week. And I absolutely loved Jasmine giving her a serve when Tori came to confront her afterwards. I was watching part of the scenes in yesterdays episode in the gym so had to read the subtitles and it was interesting trying to guess what was being said just before the subtitles showed up during all the Tori pregnancy stuff. Anyway I'm glad Leah and Justin did their intervention and forced Tori into telling Robbo the truth as I didn't like the way they celebrated it with her before when Jasmine saw them. Tori's level of selfishness was unreal. And it was annoying seeing her constantly make excuses for her actions e.g. her claim it was Jasmine's fault it was affecting her own relationship for sticking her nose in the first place. It will be interesting to see where it goes from here. Although I will say I did like Tori in that black dress. I felt sorry for Ziggy last week when she collapse whilst Brody was sleeping with Simone. The first thing that occurred to me was the same thing I thought when Jasmine was suspicious with Tori - It's not going to take Justin very long to figure out what's going on. I'm assuming from the phone call Justin had in yesterday's episode that Brody was with Simone again. I was over the moon when I saw both Chelsea and Coco leave the bay in the same episode on Friday. I thought it was absolutely wonderful. Hopefully neither of them will be back although I'm surprised Chelsea didn't go to the police. Perhaps she's not ready to face Neil yet.
  12. I didn't realise Justin didn't know Tori was pregnant. In one hand I did understand why he agreed to keep quiet it being his sister but on the other I didn't like the way he and Leah were firmly behind her although Tori has made her decision and isn't going to change her mind so they probably both thought there was no point being on her case. Tori made me laugh again. The way she was wincing when she saw Robbo in the Diner, told Justin/Leah that Robbo saw her under her breath and they they all quickly slipped out. Also when they were toasting the pregnancy and had to make up an excuse at Salt when Jasmine asked what they were celebrating. I was a little surprised Jasmine checked Tori's medical records so quickly as I don't think that would have generated enough suspicion. Towards the end of the episode my thoughts were who's going to figure out Tori is pregnant first between her and Robbo as he was also suspect. Still wasn't happy with Mason especially when Ryder was trying his best to show that he wasn't going to take advantage of Raffy. Mason obviously found it funny Ryder was squirming. I'm glad Ryder told Raffy and she called Mason out on it later on. He had better watch himself. Raffy is spending quite a bit of time at the Morgans and they don't want to give her an excuse to just be tied to John and Marilyn all the time if interfering in her love life is going to put her off going there although she was OK about everything afterwards.
  13. Despite the serious nature of the storyline Tori is still cracking me up. Her reaction and facial expressions when Jasmine told her and Leah she was getting engaged were hilarious. And I think she will keep delaying telling Robbo about the pregnancy for as long as possible. At least until she's past the point where she can't abort the baby. Thought Brody was going to do a full on Gordon Ramsey. So Ziggy is celebrating being a couple for a year on the however-many-months-they've-been-married wedding anniversary. Ziggy's so happy, Ben admits he was wrong about Brody. Oh boy, this is going to end really badly. I do actually feel a bit sorry for her because she isn't really doing anything wrong. Just trying to be a wife. So Simone was a lot better than she was last week and she seemed more like the person I actually quite liked when she first turned up. I do think she and Brody could have been quite good together and if Brody was simply going out with Ziggy, I would have been rooting for them but I can't whilst he's married. Shame really because given this predicament everybody loses. Simone can't be with Brody, Brody can't be with Simone and Ziggy's been screwed over again. Had to laugh at Ross's line to Chelsea "No wonder you married the idiot. You don't shut up either". - Yep. Found Colby's losing it funny after Ross drove away initially when Colby chased him. I did quite enjoy the car chase scenes although the whole thing very much reminded me of Brax on a mission. Thought it was a turn up for the books Dean trying to talk Colby out of shooting Ross given how he wanted to get the 'boys' to deal with him after he found out he killed Colby's mother. Have to admit that was pretty cold blooded the way Colby just shot Ross like that. Initially I was surprised he and Dean just decided to torch the body as I thought they were just going to leave him there but at least they have done a Robbo and tried to dispose of it. I'm not happy that Dean is now an accessory. So Colby starts married life as a murderer. I'm still a little shocked with the whole thing. Just the manner they dealt with the aftermath. People are going to start wondering if Ross really did get away. I mean even John immediately questioned whether Colby and Dean would go after him. And Chelsea is extremely suspicious and already questioning their story. As annoying as I find Coco generally, I don't agree with Maggie immediately forbidding her to take the scholarship without even discussing it properly. Although this seems very similar to when Maggie rejected Roo's offer to teach abroad a few weeks ago. Will be interesting to see what happens with Alf and Martha.
  14. Killing Ground - Very disturbing film!
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  17. Slade

    Coronation Street

    I would say Corrie's definitely my favourite soap at the moment. I quite like David (I like his dry, cynical sense of humour) but I was utterly disgusted when he attacked Gary. Even if he goes to jail I wouldn't have a problem with that as he could have killed him despite putting aside the believability of the assault in the first place given the size difference and the fact that Gary was knocking seven bells out of him during the first round of boxing. One of the problems with the David/Josh rape storyline is very similar to the Ross Barton acid attack story in Emmerdale. They could have chosen a character that is easier to sympathise with. David has proven to be psycho on more than one occasion, causing the car crash which resulted in Nic's brain injury because Nic slept with his wife. And whilst he loves his kids a lot of the time he doesn't come across as a particularly likeable person. Even the way he acts towards his own mum. It may have been better if they had chosen Chesney or someone who you could argue is essentially a good person. In saying that I am still interested in this storyline to see how it progress. In particular I would like to see Shona's reaction if she finds out. I think the actor who plays Josh is doing a great job. He comes across as totally slimy and I will imagine he's probably done this before and if he hasn't will probably do it again. David was right about one thing though - Sarah was an idiot to take Gary back after cheating on her and getting another woman pregnant. I was fully on Bethany's side when she tried to make life difficult for them as I wouldn't be happy if that was my mother. In principle I like the idea of Rana and Kate. I remember when Kate was dating Imogen, Rana would constantly give them dirty looks and Kate put that down to homophobia where I imagine a lot of people would have realised that she fancied her. I recall when Rana was drunk and kissed her and even though Kate pushed her away you could tell by her reaction afterwards that she liked her. However the first problem I have is Zeedan. He's got a really raw deal in this and for a small period of time was made out to be the bad guy and unreasonable because he was heart broken his wife was cheating on him. Another issue I have is that as a person I don't particularly like Kate. She just doesn't seem that nice. I also don't like the way she treated Sophie. And just last week even though Sophie was clearly still affected at being dumped by Kate, Kate was trying to talk to her as if nothing happened. Even Aiden had more sympathy for Sophie than Kate did. When Zeedan kissed Leanne I thought that was absolutely cringeworthy and could barely bring myself to watch the TV. However what I found hilarious was when Carla and Kate saw Zeedan trying to apologise to Leanne about it out on the street and in the Rover's afterwards and even though they couldn't hear what was going on it was clear to Carla that Zeedan had tried to hit on her. I just found Carla and Kate's conversation about it hilarious. Zeedan and Rana are kidding themselves if they think this arrangement of staying together for a year (just to save face) so Zeedan can inherit a large some of money is going to work. Although we can see Zeedan is trying to get back with her. I would say this is probably the first time in quite a while where I don't actively dislike Michelle. I used to strongly dislike her when she was with Steve, so much so they when he knocked Leanne up I was firmly on his side. And I was enjoying seeing her suffer when Will was stalking her. Just a shame Leanne ended up being the injured party trying to help her. Although since she's gotten with Robert she hasn't been as bad. I do have to say though I really like the fact that Oli slept with Carla and only wants to spend time with Michelle when Carla's going to be there. I also really liked the fact that Carla is absolutely bricking it because of how Michelle's going react when she finds out. I do think Oli genuinely fancies Carla but I can't help thinking he's doing it to get back at his mum as well. Eva can't really be that surprised Aiden didn't believe her or want to get back with her when she told him about the baby. OK so he was wrong to cheat on her but that doesn't justify her stealing his family's business, his flat and putting all the factory employees out of work. It was quite frustrating because there were no repercussions for either her or Adam despite them committing a fairly serious crime. I don't think it matters that Eva sold the flat she stole from him and gave him half the money after selling it. The damage had already been done. I do remember when they were going to get married and Toyah locked Maria in one of the hotel rooms because she was going to expose everything. I was absolutely cheering when Maria escaped and stopped the wedding. She did Aiden a massive favour. But after going through all that Aiden would have been pretty stupid to get back with Eva. I think this whole idea of Eva basically being surrogate for Toyah is completely ridiculous. I'm assuming it's still going ahead now or has Eva left for good and Toyah's going to have to think of an excuse to tell Peter why they're not going to have a baby. Although now that Simon knows it will be interesting to see what her next move is. I do think Simon's gearing towards being the devil child. I can't believe Peter's attitude after finding out he was responsible for mugging Audrey. He and Leanne have also let him get away with stealing money from Toyah. Maybe they should call the police because at this rate he's only going to get worse. Although I did enjoy him blackmailing his own aunt. I used to think he was completely vile and utterly repugnant but now, not only is he one of my favourite characters in the show but is shaping up to becoming one of my all time favourite soap characters - Pat Phelan! AKA evil incarnate. In terms of greatness right up with Paul Robinson. I love the lying, scheming, manipulating etc. I'm so glad he framed Anna Windass for attempted murder and got her locked up as I hate her (It's a shame he can't do the same thing to Liz McDonald). Even though he was in the wrong I was on his side against Garry, Seb and Nicola. I would agree with anybody who refers to him as a cold-blooded murderer. There are a couple of things I would say - firstly he didn't actually kill Michael. Michael had a heart attack and he let him die. I actually didn't think that was illegal until I read about a case where someone drowned and another person who was present made no attempt to save them resulting in their prosecution. Secondly I didn't really understand the point of the Andy storyline. I thought initially it was a way at some sort of redemption but then I wondered if some sort of plot device to go past the point of no return i.e. as per my first point with Michael you could always argue that Phelan didn't actually do anything but in the case with Andy he did decide to kill him. I was actually surprised with how well he coped with it as after Michael died it did seem to bother him slightly but in the case of Vinnie, Andy and Luke, no remorse. I'm glad he survived Eileen pushing him into the sea (I don't actually dislike Eileen and actually feel quite sorry for her). Hopefully he will come back to Weatherfield and cause mayhem.
  18. Closing Numbers. Interesting film...
  19. Oh wow I didn't even realise the BTTB site is now encrypted. Excellent.
  20. I see the Forum software has been updated. Thanks guys (Dan/ChrisJ?) Look forward to seeing the new features. One that I've immediately noticed is there are now other options in addition to liking a post. Will be interesting to see how that goes....
  21. Raffy reminds me of a younger, nicer version of Ronda Rousey - Feisty, headstrong and a bit of a smart arse. I like her.
  22. I wasn't interested at all at first and like An eye for an eye wasn't going to bother. I hardly ever use the main website but just out of curiosity decided to have a look and the content on that page in particular some of the pictures have made me very interested so I will try and watch them now. It will be good to get an update on Kyle and will be worth watching the episodes just to see Isla even though it probably only is a cameo. I like the fact there's going to be a crossover with the two specials. I assume they are going to be available to stream on My5. Once again, thank you very much for taking the time to produce this page. I can see clearly you've gone to quite a bit of effort for only two episodes and yet again purely for the benefit of the UK users.
  23. OK finished a marathon session of season 7. My initial thoughts are it mirrors season 3 in that the first half of was better than the second. I really liked Lily as a character and I loved the fact that she was torn between supporting the Mystics (who were her adopted family) and Stefan and Damon (who were her actual family). I quite liked the dynamic between the various Mystics and certainly thought there were some good characters. Particularly Valarie and the romance with Nora/Marie Louise. Nora/Marie Louise came across as extremely spoilt and immature but I think the latter half of the season when they both decided to die together showed that they truly loved each other. Valarie developed quite a bit as a character. She started off as another vampire but the back story of her falling in love with Stefan, getting pregnant and Julian beating her and forcing her to lose the baby showed she had another side to her. And we gradually saw her empathising with Caroline when she was pregnant with the next generation of Gemini twins and helping to protect them and also aiding Stefan escape from the vampire hunter, rekindling her relationship with him and letting him go when she knew he was in love with Caroline. For me the worst part of the season was when they killed Lily off. I was very disappointed with Damon's attitude towards her on her death bed. He could have a least said something positive but she went to her grave thinking that he hated her. I would like to think Damon loved her in his own sort of way and I did think he was sorry the way things ended but was too stubborn to admit it. One of the things I found fascinating about Lily was that she allowed herself to be dominated and bullied by men to the point where it took priority over protecting her own family. We saw this with the Salvatore brother's when they were kids and to a lesser extent with the Mystics or more specifically Valarie when she mentioned what happened with Julian. Unlike before when she tried to escape from her husband but didn't this time she sacrificed herself (or so she thought) to protect them from the man she loved. After Lily's death things started to fall apart. It didn't feel like a family with the rest of the Mystics and they were all killed off with the exception of Valarie. Although he had help from Valarie I thought Stefan was able to kill Julian way too easily as they gave the impression he was quite a powerful vampire. Then I found the stuff with Rayna Cruz hunting after Stefan (which was the basic premise for this season) and The Armory's pursuit of Bonnie and various others quite mundane and repetitive. I did like the part where they were doing the spell to transfer Rayna into Bonnie's body to stop Bonnie from dying and Rayna had her final revenge saying that Bonnie would assume the role of the Hunter and dedicate her life to going after vampires. It was also really good to see Klaus again and I didn't even mind Tyler showing up for a couple of episodes. You can't have an end of season without a cliff hanger so we now see Damon and Enzo on a pursuit of evil rounding up bodies for who knows what. The second half of the season made me think that they should only really continue doing this for a couple more seasons tops and perhaps call it a day. The main reason I continued watching was because of Damon. I really like his personality and find his dry, cynical sense of humor highly amusing. It's not even so much what he says but the way he says it that I find funny. If he wasn't in the show there is a good chance I would stop watching it. They're currently showing season 8 but I'm all TVD out so need a break for a while. I wanted to make a start on The Originals, season 1 but even though it's only 10 episodes, I'm not even sure I could watch it right now.
  24. My main issue with Hope is that there appears to be very little that's likeable about her. She's selfish, self-absorbed and dishonest. Justin gives her a job and she uses the opportunity to commit credit card fraud, not even considering the fact that it could have affected his livelihood. The one thing I will say about her is her love and dedication towards Raffy are impressive. And if she had to I think she would throw herself in front of a bus to protect her. Despite her lack of likeability I do prefer her over Mason and Brody who are two of the worst characters on the show for me at the moment. People say that she's boring but I'll take her over Mason any day of the week. Another massive thing in Hope's favour for me is that she annoys Phoebe.
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