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  1. I always loved the original Leah, her first couple of years basically until Vinnie died. She was almost like Marilyn in a lot of ways, a bit clumsy, very chatty but she became much more serious from 2003-onwards
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  4. I was watching Shane and Angel's last week together and the foreshadowing in the episode before he dies is so poignant and sort of underlines what it is I used to love about the show. There was always an emotionally endearing under current, the music during that scene when Shane tells Angel that 'he'll never leave her' is so 'on point'. I hope these episodes return soon!
  5. I agree, I think it definitely brought out the worst in both character. I found myself disliking both Sally and Jack during their relationship - I thought it was pretty horrible to watch and it just felt uncomfortable and jarring because the actors have zero romantic chemistry Imo. Basically Shane and Angel's story is a romantic tragedy. Started off so innocently and ended up hellish. I didn't quite pick up on it originally and I just loved all of the twists and turns back in 95, but this time around seeing it from Shane's entrance all the way up to his death I've found it all pretty frus
  6. Monday's was a bittersweet episode knowing what we know, the last scene was sad. It's been good to see the romance between them for the last few months, but makes it a lot more tragic.
  7. I didn't remember it so it came as a bit of a surprise, especially after quite an emotional episode.
  8. Wow the ending of that episode with Saul behind Selina is creepy.
  9. I think the new 'Early Years' represents the show up until the year 2000 for me. But then there's also that period between 2001-2004 where it still felt like H&A before it totally changed format in 2005.
  10. How were you fooled by that? It's nonsense, particularly if you follow Alan and Lynne on social media, most people would know immediately that it's fake because it's so out of character.
  11. Back to basics? That's when the show went off the rails and was veering even further away from the basic Home and Away format Imo
  12. ^I hope so! It would be great if they uploaded entire seasons on YouTube/Netflix at some point in the future but I'm happy with what we have at the moment. It's nice to watch all of the episodes in sequence without having the option to jump about into the 'future'. I'm still a couple of weeks behind but I've been having binge sessions and I'm really enjoying it all. I do agree that some of the female/male dynamics are generalised and cringe worthy sometimes though. They do that a lot though, it's like whenever a religious person is in the show they are seen as 'strange/weird' or the nerdy
  13. I'm really behind at the moment... up to 1350. Just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying having Irene in the show! Also very pleased that the storyline with Morag is over. Morag was great but I was getting so bored of Ailsa's part because I felt like it was just too repetitive. Glad to see Adam's grief and guilt has been written realistically and continued on at a fairly realistic pace.
  14. Obviously they wanted to keep him in the show otherwise they would have got rid of him whenever they wanted. He was a popular character, people liked that he was in H&A. I've enjoyed his storylines so I'm glad that he's there, I presume the feedback they received back in 1993 proved that people liked having him around. Plus I think he's a pretty good child actor.
  15. I feel quite sympathetic towards Sam. I don't really like how Greg just left him like that, it doesn't seem very in character (perhaps that's with hindsight though, knowing how long it takes for him to return). I guess he's gone with the intention of coming to pick him back up once he's found a place and settled in. I still feel like it's really harsh on Sam considering his history. He had some stability with Bobby finally, then his dad gets married to his new mum and he's in a happy family for a short time. Then Bobby and Greg split up and he has to deal with the idea of having a split family
  16. I think that's the point. We saw Irene develop realistically so that by the time she went to uni in the early 00's we believed that it took a lot of hard work and she was very humble that the working class, once alcoholic Irene was now a uni student. But like I said, once 2005 came around (with the arrival of Dan Bennett) all of that character development went out of the window and she's just become someone completely different now, she's not even a shadow of her former self, she's a new character. I think the writers don't write for Irene anymore, they write with Lynne McGranger's persona
  17. j.laur5, on 08 Feb 2015 - 6:23 PM, said: It's completely out of character if you look at who she was/where she came from. Irene was a working class woman with working class ideologies. I just don't think people like Irene change as dramatically as she has in H&A and lose pretty much all of the characteristics that gave the character so much life in the first place, particularly because all of those changes took place within ten years without any reason on screen. I just think it's bad writing and inconsistent writing. When Dan Bennett came on board the flow of characterisation and c
  18. It's completely out of character if you look at who she was/where she came from. Irene was a working class woman with working class ideologies. I just don't think people like Irene change as dramatically as she has in H&A and lose pretty much all of the characteristics that gave the character so much life in the first place, particularly because all of those changes took place within ten years without any reason on screen. I just think it's bad writing and inconsistent writing. When Dan Bennett came on board the the flow of characterisation and consistency was damaged and Irene was one
  19. I definitely feel sorry for Adam throughout all of this. Yes it was reckless but it was an accident and he's killed one of his closest friends, I think the guilt is punishment enough without having everyone else hate him. There's very little understanding coming from anyone and I think it's really sad because Adam's by and large a decent guy.
  20. On watching the early years back it's just reiterated to me that Pippa is a far more flawed character than a lot of people seem to remember her. I think the 'saint' image was established after she left due to her return visits and flashbacks, conversations Sally had with Flynn etc. I enjoy watching how she puts her foot in it every so often and comes across as hypocritical from time to time. Michael has been the same and it's frustrating at the same time as entertaining.
  21. Bobby's funeral episode so so bittersweet. I really like it and I agree with you Dan the final scene shared between Don and Sam is just perfect.
  22. But that is part of the character. I know that you don't mean Emily Symons looks old, but if you think Marilyn appears older than her age, fair enough - that's a major part of the character. She's always been perceived as 'older' by some of the audience (I don't personally perceive her as older, I perceive her as a bubbly 30-something, with a perhaps slightly dated/unique dress sense), I remember reading an interview with Emily Symons back in 1998 and she said that people in the street told her that she looked old and ugly in the show and asked her why she let the producers do that to her.
  23. I think that Marilyn has continued to look like she's in her thirties since the late-90's.
  24. I don't think they did in the long run. I can understand why they did it, for a start it could have been a little hard to imagine Bobby leaving Summer Bay - but then they could have made it happen and given her a 'temporary' exit along with Sam and Greg. And obviously she was a massively loved character so they would have had a huge ratings boost (which they did... I think to this day Bobby's death remains the most watched episode of H&A in Australia, Sally's stabbing coming second). But in the long run, no I wish they hadn't killed her off and I think it was the wrong decision. Who kn
  25. Another enjoyable week. But I have to say that I do find Roxy and Luke's relationship quite tedious. There's just something about the way they are written that bores me. Probably because those type of storylines are and have always been the least enjoyable (one of the reasons why I don't watch the current show). However, I do enjoy watching the early days of Shane and Angel's relationship, but they're great characters in their own right so I care about them. I'm with you guys re. Laura, she had a lot of potential (these guest characters often do) but I'm glad she left on an upbeat note
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