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Neighbours - Light hearted soap
Member Name: Dangey2009
Advantages: Fun and entertaining
Disadvantages: A bit slow at times
Neighbours is a long running Australian Soap opera that was originally aired on BBC1 for along time before moving to Channel 5 in recent years. I watched this religiously when I was younger around the time when Scott played by Jason Donovan and Charlene played by Kylie Minogue were in it. I have to admit I used to love this soap alot more than say Eastenders as it was alot more light hearted and fun and I found others to be depressing. However, I have to admit I haven't watched this soap regularly now for while, although noticed that Paul Robinson, one of the original characters is back in it.
The soap focuses on the residents of Ramsay Street in Erinsborough which is a fictitious place in Australia, but actually filmed on a set in Melbourne. We see them as they go about their daily lives and their trials and tribulations. I have to confess when this first started they didn't really address serious storylines but over the years they have done.
The funny thing is the times I have visited Australia to see relatives they do not seem to like it over there but it is very popular over here. I still tune in to watch when I want a break from the serious stuff in Eastenders and Coronation street. The reason this is so popular with many viewers I think and also with me at various points is that we all secretly long to be living out there with the sunshine and friendly atmosphere. Everyone seems more upbeat when the sun is shining through.
This soap is definately worth watching as it's an easy watch and light hearted and if you have never got into it it's very simple to follow and come back to if you've been away for a while.
Summary: Overall, simple to watch and fun