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Member Name: Idiophreak
Advantages: Sun, Fun, the occasional Nun
Disadvantages: Lyn Scully - she must go.
Oh, where to begin, my beloved Neighbours...
I'm 27 and have been watching Neighbours every day for just about as long as I can remember...It's survived school, uni and now well into my working life, despite the move to Channel 5, the many changes in format and so on.
Neighbours is *great*. It's just 20 minutes of escapism every day...To go down under, where it's pretty much always sunny, where people know their neighbours, play cricket in the street and have jobs they hardly ever turn up to.
It's so much nicer than the English soap operas that I find somewhat bleak in their realism, but it's not as far-fetched as the likes of Sunset Beach or Days of our Lives. There's drama...and the characters have their problems, but rarely in a completely unbelievable way - although there are times where the crew are obviously trying to get their money's worth out of the hospital set and you kinda think "how many times have these people been almost dead, now??"
I've seen generations of cast come and go...Sure, looks are often placed above acting prowess in the casting process, but I rarely cringe at the acting - and you get beautiful people to look at every day.
I enjoy it every day, it makes me happy - long live the Neighbours
Summary: Just getting better with age.