Newest Review: ... murders. There's always something going on. I am not an avid soap opera fan and Eastenders is the only one I watch. Saying that I religio... more
Member Name: intejoes
Disadvantages: Sometimes depressing
I was never the sort of person to watch dramas and soaps, that was more my mother's thing. In fact I always used to make fun of her for wasting her time on soaps and dramas. That was, until I started watching Eastenders when I started my maternity leave and had loads of time on my hands.
Strangely, it has me hooked and now, with a four month old baby, I somehow make the time to see it. I have also read up on a lot of past history on Wikipedia! Haven't told that to my mother, though.
This series is about the lives of people living in the neighbourhood of Walford in , you guessed it, the East end. All the characters have their individual personalities, lives and stories and somehow they are all interconnected. There is always some crazy stuff going on with at least one of them, so there is never a dull moment.
The very first episode I saw was the one in which in which Lola's baby was taken away, which was probably why I returned to watch it again as i wanted to know whether she got her baby back. Sadly, she hasn't. Her baby is being fostered by a bald old male relative of hers ( how on earth is this is better than the baby being looked after by her mother I dont know) and she only gets to see the child three hours a day.
Eventually I have come to know all the other characters who are all very much human and imperfect, which is perhaps what makes this show so endearing.
I feel quite bad for Kat and Kirsty, alone through no fault of theirs. Masood seems to be the only sensible one of the lot, and I must say, I really did not like Derek Branning!
The story line is pretty good and the writers are able to keep the story interesting and end every episode at a thrilling and suspenseful turn of events.
Expecting to see many more enjoyable episodes in future.
Summary: watch it at least once