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  1. That is only a small detail that could be written differently. Matt could have been younger or older.... And who knows, was Nathan in prison in whole 1996?? Or was he let out off screen?? A lot of things can have happened off screen, since the charachters doesn't get mentioned. I think the show doesn't use the potential it have with the charachters they already have developed. The show would have been more grounded if they use the past much more, instead of creating new characters all the time. It feels very random sometimes. For me Matt's storyline was very messy, and didn't have a good
  2. As I said in an another tread, Matt should have been Irene's grandson. Matt's father was played by the same actor who played Nathan Roberts, Irene's son. I think they missed a huge chance to do something great with Irene's character and also with Matt and Nathan's. Nathan was a drug addict, he could have had a son he didn't know about at first and then got the responsibility for after a while (and Ellie too). Nathan could have kept that as a secret and didn't want to involve Irene, because of their history. And then suddenly Matt could have come to the bay. I didn't like the river boy side to
  3. Snow, snow and snow.... Snowing all night, day and night.... And almost impossible to go outside. And tomorrow's forecast says rain and +5 degrees C... It will be slushy and slippery and even more difficult to move around outside, then. Now it is -6,5 degrees celsius, but was -10 earlier today.
  4. Yes it was. The fire was in June 2015, Australian pace - in episode 6236. Denny was murdered in 6281. About 2 months later... Source: baktothebay.net/episodes/2015 I am months behind, but are they trying to rewrite the storylines?? I have felt that before, when they have tried to make Hunter responsible for Charlotte's actions. Do they want to make Charlotte for his now??? Charlotte weren't responsible for the fire, and Hunter electrocution of Marilyn, pushing Josh down the stairs, but she had her own mean plan and actions long before Hunter entered the show. Sometimes
  5. i have never thought that Irene is only a nice character. And she is so shifting, she has always been like that. I am only half way through 2016 (we are 6 months behind here in Norway), but I don't think she is harsher than she has been in the past. She has always treated other characters unfair. Some she adores no matter what they do, and others she "hate" for less. She is against Hunter, but nothing more than she has been sceptical towards others earlier years. And she has a good reason to be sceptic about Hunter. But I remember she was harsh against Aden too, very harsh and much hars
  6. I would have been too. Or a child who has been living with their father all the time, could be a secret that Roo is keeping for herself, and then suddenly something happens and the secret is revealed. Could have been great for both Roo and Alf.
  7. I think Jodi Gordon was too popular, to make it work... She wasn't meant to be a teenager either when she met. It's successful only with characters that are absent for many years, and are young when they leave (teenagers or kids) and then are full grown ups when they return - just like Roo in my opinion. But then Jodi Gordon's popularity went down after some very public incidents, so maybe it would have worked for some people. But it would have been great in this case, I have never liked her departure storyline. Alf's granddaughter running away with a people smuggler. I thought that stor
  8. The way Nicole changed wasn't good for her character. The writers just took her to the destruction path, and put her with one villain after another, before they decided to use her to put her with Aden who was leaving soon.... It felt like they used her to make him look bad, but it made her look even worse. It would have been better to keep her father and develop her as a "normal" teen. I think there have been too many teens loosing their relatives on the show, and it looses its impact. So with Nicole they could have done it differently. If they needed to drop Roman/Conrad of the show because o
  9. He wasn't that old either. Conrad Coleby/Taylor was born in 1979, which means that he was only 30 when he was axed. Younger than many other Hollywood travellers are. But I remember there were some comments from Conrad that he was disappointed by the axing, but got quickly over it (he got other roles down under). But I agree with you that he should have stayed, he was one of my favourites too. And he was important for the show, he was a brigde between the older and younger characters. I loved his talk with Colleen for example when Colleen found out that she was the Stewarts' half sister, and he
  10. First snow of the season in the lowland (Southern Norway). Snowing really hard, and - 2 degrees Celsius.
  11. I don't understand why it could be viewed as a mental breakdown. It really wasn't. I know that is what the writers wanted us to believe, but I really need better work to believe it. We didn't see the build up to it. We have never heard much about what happened to him before this, except from having foster parents (good ones) and having a girlfriend (Phoebe), and loving music. Yes, he probably didn't cope well with his mother's death, but still - he grew up with good foster parents, and normally that would have been enough not to fall that apart. I don't believe in a huge breakdown as that with
  12. Sympathetic backstories?? seriously they tried that with Kyle too... "he was so angry because Casey killed their father"... a father who never was a father for him, and he knew why he was killed. But the point is that the backstory was not used effectively, it wasn't realistic, it was full of holes. Kane's story was done in a decent way. They redeemed Kane, with a extremely long and complicated storyline. I believe in second chances, when life has made you flipping out. I believe that with some help people can change over time. But with Kyle we didn't see this at all... He changed overnight an
  13. Heath showed that it is possible to move away from that world. It was a tough ride they gave him to get to that place in life. I really don't hope they bring him back and destroy all that, but it would be really in character for H&A writers and producers to do so... We have seen them undo a lot of character work on these kind of stories before, so I wouldn't be surprised at all if they sacrifice Heath just to give Kyle a better ending. Kyle didn't have that kind of journey at all, his character was all over the place and he had no "real" personality. I think this storyline with Isla i
  14. Yes, but then they needed to be able to move him away from the Braxtons. It feels like with his messy backstory which never made sense, or never was developed so it could have made som sense it was too difficult to move him forward. And I think it was too late to dig into his backstory now, without rewriting some of his storylines. I have always wished that Kyle's entrance to the show should have been done in a different way. What he did to Casey was too serious (with too many terrible scenes when he tortured Casey) to forget it or sweep it under the carpet. And we did not get any decent
  15. And then I prefer that they let the storyline like it was. Heath was a better character with a better message than Kyle. I don't watch H&A every day anymore, but an episode here and there. I watched two episodes today, friday's and today's here in Norway (6393 and 6394) and we are in the middle of Isla and Kyle storyline. And I don't think Isla taking Kyle down with her, or him taking the blame for Isla is out of character for him, just because Kyle's character has really been all over the place, and he always seem to be following other's ideas... just like he followed the Braxton's a
  16. I disagree. I feel Heath was that one who tried to be one of the community, and tried to be better... Kyle was only a no-charachter for me, just a shadow following the Braxtons in everything they wanted to. I felt he had such a "messy" personality, it was just all over the place. Kyle was just the character Hunter is now, and even worse. Totally a maniac and then suddenly a change without explanation and a prosess. And he was only in the other Braxtons shadow. It felt like just took advantage of him and never really cared about him for a couple of years. And all he did was moping around.
  17. To be honest I don't understand the fuzz about the recast. Olivia was hardly a character in 2005, she only was in it for a very few episodes and she hardly said a word! And that Olivia was further away from the baby Olivia that Chloe gave birth too, the actress was about 3 years to old. Rachaelle Banno's Olivia is far more up close to the original storyline. I know she is in her twenties, but she looks young and meant to be 16. Probably a year to young, but still closer to the original one than the one from 2005. But the reintroduction, the way they brought back wasn't true to her storyl
  18. Phoebe is kind of an unnecessary character, but she isn't the only one. There have been a lot of them during the last years. She isn't worse than Ash, than Denny was most of her stay, Hannah, Ricky during her last 2 years, Tamara, Natalie +++++ I feel that the producers and writers do the wrong priority. They write out characters with potential long before they have got their chance to stay, and many characters stay on for too long. Phoebe is just one of them. She could have worked for a guest character during a few moths, or for a character on her own for a longer period - but then she n
  19. I liked Martha and Jack a bit in the second time around, they were more relaxed and their relation seemed more matured and solid. And they had storylines that formed and developed their relationship, like Martha's cancer. In the first time around I didn't understand why hey were in love. Because they had no storyline that developed their relationship and the characters. I find romance in shows must more believable when they have another when they develop the characters and the romance through the love story and parallel other storylines. And I am probably the only one, but I liked Liam
  20. Hm.. In a way I liked Sasha and Spencer, but it felt a bit pointless since he was leaving. And Sasha felt pointless to me after the other Walkers left, she should have left with them. I think her relationship with Matt was completely pointless, it felt like they reversed her a bit. But I don't understand why a character can both have a good friend and a boyfriend/girlfriend at the same time. Miss the days of Mathilda and Cassie... And Rosie and Sasha was wasted potential. I liked Rosie, but thought the pregnancy was unnecessary. Would have liked to see her in a foster care with some of t
  21. Never saw any romance tendencies between Rosie and Sasha. Rosie was just desperate in need for a friend. And she was a lot into Spencer. If they ever will do a gay storyline again, then I really hope it will be a well build storyline with realistic characters, and not something which is done just for sensationalism and attention. Characters suddenly turning gay isn't the way to do it.
  22. I won't quit watching only because Oscar is getting killed and Andy and Josh are going on the run. But because of the constant tendency to ruin the characters by the end, and undoing a lot of character work they have done with the characters. And also for not using the characters to their potential such as Oscar, Chris and Nate and several others through the years. And for the lack of natural character development when the characters change behaviour from psychopaths to good boys (Hunte and Kyle++). Andy was a thug when he came in, but he had a logical character development. The killing
  23. Casey was played by Lincoln Younes. For me Geoff was a much better and memorable character than Casey.
  24. I didn't like Watson more than I liked the other guest cops... And I think Watson was a bit sterotyped boyish policewoman. And I don't think she would have worked as a full time character (regular). I liked Lara Fitzgerald more, and Emerson would have been great if he hadn't been written like a stupid moron sometimes. But sometimes he acted like a cop.
  25. It's because of the messy writing. As RR1 points out his storylines about his background is too short and too weak. In my opinion putting him with the Braxton clan and their wider members is destroying him, because he is never given the possibility to shine alone. He is just like Ash, Ricky, Andy and the rest. All of them would have been better if they were allowed to have their own story without continuing with the Braxton like storylines. I actually liked Nate through the Sophie storyline even if I didn't like his actions. It showed how difficult it can be to cut ties with someone who i
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