Ballum - gay couple in love EastEnders
Yet again we've been paywalled.
Ben is fugging out big time and is looking more and more like Phil but we're getting plenty of tepid Ballum action as Bowden and the other one try to make their snogging sessions look convincing. They should take lessons from the Skam actors.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||Last Sunday at 10:10 AM|
Sick of the Martin/Ben saga. It needs to end.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/02/2019|
“I’m cooking Ben chicken pasta tonight”
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/03/2019|
I am wanting Martin to bang nerd lez Sonia and lardy harridan Stacey to walk in on them.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/03/2019|
Kenyu is leaving at Christmas.
Can he take Louise and Lisa with him?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/03/2019|
Why the fuck are the characters departures being announced this far before Christmas?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/05/2019|
Will we ever see them in bed together? The most "daring" scene was them undressing each other while making out. We still haven't got a bed scene. I want to see them in bed together, post sex is fine by me. I realize it's a soap so they can't be too explicit. Emmerdale had Robron in bed together a lot. Seems like it should be possible for EastEnders too.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/09/2019|
R4 Good. Terrible actor. I admit he's nice to look at though.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/09/2019|
I've thought this for a long time - Tamzin Outhwaite is a shit actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/11/2019|
Max needs to lose weight. He's getting fatter by the episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/11/2019|
Still no bed scene for Ballum. I doubt we'll ever get it. Only gay kissisng is allowed on this conservative soap.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/11/2019|
R10, Ben and Paul were shown sitting up in Paul's bed after sex, and Ben and Johnny were shown in Ben's bed during their one night hook up, so it could happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/11/2019|
Didn't they once have a scene them with one of them laying on top of the other one on a couch together?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/11/2019|
R12, yes. There's been bed scenes. Oates is pandering to shippers so she'll probably show them doing their washing together and other domestic tasks that shippers delight in.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/11/2019|
Geez ... They had Christian & Syed in bed nearly a decade ago. Very sexy with Syed luxuriating in Christian's shag carpet.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/11/2019|
The overhead shots were nice too. Both of them looking naked. None of this stuff where one of the guys has a shirt on.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/11/2019|
EastEnders monopoly game for Christmas anyone?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/16/2019|
I kind of laughed when Mel walked into the oncoming lorry and went *SPLAT*.
Was her last line, "I'm coming, HUNTER!" ??
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/19/2019|
So glad to see the back of manic Mel. Ben is getting fatter with every episode. What the fuck do they feed them at the Elstree canteen?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/19/2019|
Callum got a bit fatter as well but he’s lost a bit of weight.
Hopefully the new set comes with a gym.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/19/2019|
At least wardrobe is trying to assist by put Ben in dark "slimming" shirts with vertical stripes.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/19/2019|
NO way has Ben gone straight. He's is merely pretending.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/21/2019|
What is it with soaps like EE and Corrie and thuggish loan sharking? So hackneyed and boring.
O'Connor was widely criticized, but the white collar crooks of Weyland & Co. were far more modern, interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/22/2019|
(Is Lisa out as well? What purpose would she serve?)
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/03/2019|
Tilly Keeper is a good looking actress who will get some excellent roles elsewhere. Poor Jac Jossa never managed to lose her baby weight and is now on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. She was stunning when she was thin but now has massive arms and legs.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/03/2019|
Thank goodness she’s gone. She is a terrible actress. And for EE, that’s saying something.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/03/2019|
Well, apparently we won't have to worry about this filling our screens anytime soon.
[quote] Soap bosses allegedly met with the actress four months ago to discuss her return as Lauren Branning, but she turned it down in order to pursue other opportunities.
Good, now they can set about finding a new Lauren and new Peter and not have to concern themselves with casting to one or the other in the former duo.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/12/2019|
So with that "intense" sex, what are the odds that Whit's going to be preggers with Leo's baby?
Others in The Vic were already musing that Leo's the one, and they could get busy on starting their family.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/12/2019|
R26 maybe Jose’s was offended that Kate Oates took one look at her, mourned how chunky Tony Clay and Max Bowden have become and told her to go on a diet.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/12/2019|
Former beta-male, Stacey-less Martin is looking very hot right now. Giving him a beard and an anger management problem is a gift. Thank you, Kate Oates.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/16/2019|
Anyone else find Ben and Callum a completely unbelievable couple now they are actually together? They have no chemistry and I just feel awkward when they are being couple-y with each other.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/16/2019|
R30 I just find Ballum ito be Dullum.
Hopefully, with mechanic, Keanu, soon exiting, we'll see more of Lance & Cole fixing things at The Arches.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/16/2019|
I want to like Ballum and they have their moments but I agree that it feels a bit off. The kisses feel a bit less forced than the last years of Robron at least.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/19/2019|
When Callum joins the force, they should have him meet a hot cop. He'd be the 'good' boyfriend in opposition to 'bad' boyfriend, Ben. Triangles are more interesting than domestic bliss (especially at this stage of the game).
What's Jacob Ifan from "Cuffs" doing?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/19/2019|
I think Callum should definitely meet a hot older gay cop when he does his training, I'd like to see a built, confident, masculine, completely comfortable in his sexuality, unapologetic type of gay guy on TV for a change.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/20/2019|
I'm kind of glad. Callum just came out and needs to be out there dating around and not setting into a long term relationship with his first boyfriend.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/20/2019|
That would be great R35! And I totally agree R36. Callum's already wasted enough time in the closet. He needs to explore his sexuality for awhile. .
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/20/2019|
I am here for bearded, angry Martin. He’s very hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/21/2019|
Are Martin and Tubbs fucking in the back of the van yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/22/2019|
I'm glad to see Callum dating around.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/22/2019|
Me too, r40. Callum came out and pretty much just jumped into a relationship with Ben. It's good for him to explore what, and who, else is out there while Ben's rejecting him
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/22/2019|
I thought of DL when Phil told Sharon she was dead to him. I spend waaay too much time here.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/25/2019|
and they killed off Keanu. I'm glad Louise was part of the plan
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/25/2019|
R43 Don't you imagine Keanu's shooting was faked, or at least, the bullet didn't actually kill him?
Weren't there spoiler photos taken of Keanu and Karen filming at the airport? .. And what about the photos where Martin has Linda? .. She was wearing the same Santa outfit we've seen her in. Was she passed out drunk in the back of the van or something?
But yeah, the Louise reveal was a nice surprise. btw - She must have taken advantage of Walford General's Spray Tan Clinic while she was in hospital.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/25/2019|
I have little to no sympathy for Ben.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/26/2019|
Of course, we knew they faked Keanu's murder, but I WAS very nicely surprised when Linda got totally frustrated with the boys and just grabbed the gun and shot Keanu herself. Made me laugh out loud, literally.
But how did they expect Keanu to just show up at some hospital without his bullet wound being reported to the police? Recall, it wasn't that long ago when Mick got shot by Halfiwt during The Big Heist, and that was the very reason they gave as to why Mick couldn't go to the hospital, with them enlisting Mariam to perform the surgery at the Queen Vic.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/02/2020|
Friday January 17 ....
[quote] Rainie Branning sets Callum Highway up on a date.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||01/07/2020|
R29 it’s good that HW finally remembered Martin’s original characterisation. I was getting sick of pretending to believe that he was a Zen drippy heroic nice-guy through & through when that was never the point of him. In his original scripts he was written as a shouty, passionate person who lacked in both intellect & moral firmness what he made up in intensity & earnestness. He was always easy to coerce but even easier to trigger, and that’s what made him so perfect for a dramatic soap opera. I understand that like all men he’s matured some since his twenties, but people don’t change personalities so drasticallt as it seemed he had for a while. I’m glad that he’s been reset back, and hope that other legacy characters benefit from the same.
R3 Stacey is a harridan, but Sonia isn’t a lesbian and I don’t know why creative & fans keep insisting that she is. At best she’s a woman-leaning bisexual, though I’d sooner put her at Kinsey 2 or 3 given that she lived blissfully married to a man for almost a decade (and by all subtextual indication still has feelings for that same man to this day...)
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/07/2020|
R30 yes go OFF 👏👏👏👏👏
Ben & Johnny had way more chemistry and they were just FWB rebounds. We were shown that they cared about one another, instead of just being told. Imagine if the same effort & screentime had been invested into Bonny as Ballum? Maybe Johnny will be back someday soon..🙏
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/07/2020|
^hmmm nothing to see here
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/07/2020|
Louise Mitchell has turned into a Soprano character.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/07/2020|
Louise is also exiting the show. How is she going out?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/07/2020|
Louise isn't as steely as she makes out.
And Martin's back selling fruit and veg.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/08/2020|
I only watch to enjoy the gorgeous Gray!
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/08/2020|
The problem with the the delightful Crazy Gray is that he is paired with slime puppy Leo.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/08/2020|
R59 Gray canned Leo, so they no longer work together.
Leo opened a market stall selling protein shakes, so he can be in Whitney's face everyday.
He's now Kush and Martin's problem.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/08/2020|
Um, Leo as the ham in a Martin and Kush sammich.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||01/09/2020|
^^^ That might 'cure' Leo of his obsession with Twit.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/09/2020|
I thought EE was supposed to introduce a new bi character?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||01/09/2020|
R63 I assumed that was the Ash Kaur (Panesar) character.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||01/09/2020|
I really do think Gray will murder Chantelle. They have to step this up a notch to differentiate it from the Trevor/Mo abuse storyline.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||01/09/2020|
Kathy owns a cafe and bar, but she can't even rent her own place to live? Kudos to Ian for choosing friendship over his mother. She's generally an annoying nag.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||01/11/2020|
I hope the rumor is true that we might actually find out a bit about what the fuck Kathy was up to in those years when she pretended to be dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||01/11/2020|
Someone's going to die in the river!
(Thank got it won't be Lance or Cole! They'll be at the 2020 Sitges Carnival that week.)
|by Anonymous||reply 68||01/14/2020|
I might be wrong, but didn't Mitch recently mention something about never having learned to swim?
I could see him witnessing something between Chantelle and Gray on the boat, and when he later confronts Gray, he ends up going "accidentally" overboard.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||01/15/2020|
God, I hope so. Mitch has been a total waste of space.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||01/16/2020|
I think this is the second time Sharon's cataloged Phil's sexual peccadilloes, since the big reveal. But neither time have they had Sharon mention Phil's hook-up with Denise, which resulted in a baby. That wasn't that long ago, and Sharon stood by Phil and whatever decision he wanted to make about the baby. I get the idea that they don't want to point to the glaring hypocrisy going on here, because you'd think this would be the first thing she'd bring up.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||01/16/2020|
Good point, R72. Jesus. You’d think at least Kim would have pointed that out, if she was around, that is.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||01/17/2020|
Simon was played by DTC's husband, Paul Sloss.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||01/17/2020|
if Callum doesn't want Simon, I will
|by Anonymous||reply 76||01/17/2020|
I'd take Simon too!
And I wonder if Simon knows the original "Hot Paramedic" named "Tom Pepper," who was similarly denied by Johnny?
|by Anonymous||reply 77||01/17/2020|
R69 Keanu looks alive in the ambulance. In another scene, we've got Jack on hand when a body is pulled out of the water.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||01/17/2020|
I'm 2 weeks behind - what have I missed?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||01/18/2020|
R79 You can read decent story catch-ups at whatsontv.co.uk. The link should list every episode from 1 January 2020 forward.
Most incredible from Friday's episode was Callum saying 'No' to Simon's tasty schlong when they met up at The Prince Albert. .. Seriously?!? He may not be gay after all! .. Even lesbian Tina was ready to jump on that, and Lance & Cole are already plotting a medical emergency to get paramedic Simon inside their flat for a three-way.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||01/18/2020|
I’m pretty sure Keanu won’t survive the boat thingie.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||01/18/2020|
What did Jessie Wallace do to get herself suspended?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||01/26/2020|
She’s an utter cunt, that’s why. And a drunk.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||01/26/2020|
Hallelujah ... Boring Bex is leaving.
One source is calling it "Bexit" .. lol!
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/02/2020|
The trailer is kinda dull (imo). (If I were a lapsed viewer, I don't think this would get me excited enough to tune in.)
Laughing with the commenter who's sick of the "fam-er-lee" shtick.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/10/2020|
I hope Denny’s the one who gets killed next week. Bleu Landau has a stupid name and zero acting talent.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/10/2020|
I am annoyed that I started hate-watching EastEnders again.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/10/2020|
This promo is a little better, but really short.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/10/2020|
Seeing Ian underwater in the boat gives me hope.
I hope Linda survives. I despised sober Linda. Drunk Linda is so despicable, I love her. Hope they don't do an instantaneous clean-up, a la Rainey.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/10/2020|
There’s a lot of speculation that Linda will go glug glug and I don’t mean from booze.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/10/2020|
The head bobbing up/down in the river water definitely looks like it belongs to a man to me. Here's a screencap at the10 second mark.
Meanwhile, Mick and Linda look like they're trapped in some enclosed space in the boat, which is filling with water? Ian to the rescue? (Maybe it's a good thing Ian gave Mick swimming lessons back in 2014 .. lol!)
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/10/2020|
The drowned guy is probably that sick old guy Jean is dating.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/11/2020|
If that happens what a fucking copout it would be.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/11/2020|
As a huge fan of The Young Ones, it's so weird seeing Vivian on a soap.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/11/2020|
I've kinda gotten that impression that Daniel and Jean aren't on the river cruise, and they're part of "the drama going on back in Walford." .. Plus, yesterday, Daniel kinda put the kibosh on using the tickets that Jean had secured to be on the boat, and later on, he even gifted them to Raine, so that she and Stuart could go.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/11/2020|
I expect it will be Keanu in the river.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/14/2020|
I don’t think it will be Keanu because it appears that Gray will murder Chantelle and they won’t have Karen suffer that grief overload.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/14/2020|
Linda's an asshole. That's all.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/14/2020|
Glaringly odd that they're not having Linda's favorite Sausage come down from Manchester to check out her assholery. At this point, adding NuJohnny to the cast would make more sense than bringing in NuPeter. Jonathan could take a job with Gray. Also, where's Linda's mother, Elaine? She's just over in Watford. You'd think Mick would try to involve Linda's mum in some kind of intervention.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/14/2020|
Maybe that Chinese lady will infect the boat with coronavirus?
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/18/2020|
That quick shot in the beginning was Ian in the river.
Poor Thames. I imagine he'll shit his pants.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/18/2020|
Anyone else think that Ian will end up nearly losing his life in order to save Denny?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/19/2020|
Sorry, R103, but do we care? I don’t give a shit about Ian or Denny. I hope Denny dies. What other reason would Sharon have to turn to Ian? I can see them marrying and she later finds out his role in Denny’s death. The keys Ian dropped would no doubt be a tip-off. I do think it would be fun to see Sharon and Ian as a married couple for a while, at least until Christmas.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/19/2020|
R104 - I was coming from the point-of-view that, although things. look bright now, Denny's trapped and Ian is the only one who knows, and Ian's sinking in the Thames, but, oh, hell, they'll both be saved.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/19/2020|
I could see them going for the melodramatic juxtaposition of having Sharon's precious Denny die while she gives birth to another.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||02/19/2020|
R105, I’m not so sure about that. Ian trying to save Denny (and failing) would be a component in Sharon turning to Ian. We’ve gotten a lot of hints already that they’re going in this direction. How else could it happen under any other circumstances?
|by Anonymous||reply 107||02/19/2020|
I can't believe the woman playing Ian's mother as his mother. She looks way younger and healthier than he does.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||02/19/2020|
June Brown (Dot) says she wrote a limerick about her last appearance:
[quote] I went back to do a good story. Alas and alack, when I got back it had gone up in smoke. I got a small part, a very small part. And that ended up as a big wet fart. Alas and alack, I will never go back.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||02/20/2020|
So, Callum couldn’t muster the energy to let Shirley know he was there? Really?
|by Anonymous||reply 110||02/20/2020|
Okay, but where is the limerick?
|by Anonymous||reply 113||02/20/2020|
"Limerick" is rather specific.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||02/20/2020|
I know what a limerick is, R114. I can't help it, if she doesn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||02/20/2020|
She said it on a podcast.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||02/20/2020|
Not-so Precious Denny, RIP.
Hot NuPeter looks about 6'4.
The episode was a bit too frenetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||02/21/2020|
So I guess they didn't have Ben go looking for Callum at the warehouse, 'cuz he wouldn't be able to hear him regardless, as he seems like he's deaf. .. Lost his hearing aid in the water or something?
Though, by this time, he'd probably be able to smell Callum.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||02/21/2020|
Poor, poor Sharon. I kinda suspected they would kill of who they did as it opens a fresh storylines for Ian, Phil, Ben etc. I kinda wish it had been Phil who broke the news though.
Since he caused the boat crash and inadvertently set up Dennis to be stabbed to death, Phil really does continue to wreck Sharon's life.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||02/21/2020|
Thank god they killed Denny, That kid’s “acting” totally sucked. Maybe if he goes go lessons and learns how to deliver lines not in a flat monotone maybe he’ll get on Sex Education Season 3. He is a good looking kid.
The potential for Ian and Sharon now as a (married) couple in immense.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||02/21/2020|
Will Sharon go mute again like she did when Dennis was stabbed to death?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||02/21/2020|
I wonder if/when Sharon will check her phone and get the message from Denny about Ian locking him a room on the boat saying he was trapped and couldn't get out. Will someone intercept it?
|by Anonymous||reply 123||02/21/2020|
Ian causing Denny's death means that a Sharon-Ian romance is inevitable.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||02/21/2020|
Imagine going from this to Ian Beale..
|by Anonymous||reply 126||02/21/2020|
Imagine going from this to Ian Beale..
|by Anonymous||reply 127||02/21/2020|
Well, she already when from Phil to that.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||02/21/2020|
If this were an American soap, Ian would not own up to having caused Denny's death and he and Sharon will end up betrothed. Someone will find out what happened eventually, and then we get the drama when Sharon finds out what happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||02/21/2020|
With Ian, Sharon could just relax and let herself go, i.e. not worry about her weight, stop with the bleaching and hair extensions, and forget about slapping on five pounds of makeup and eyelashes every day. .. And now that she's over 50, wearing flats would probably be better for her back as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||02/21/2020|
R122, the reason Sharon went mute after Dennis’ death was because Leticia Dean was so distraught at her marriage ending that she couldn’t get out any dialogue at all and they had to re-write her as nearly catatonic. I doubt she’ll be as mute this time.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||02/21/2020|
Can someone remind me how Phil and Keanu knew about the booze cruise?
|by Anonymous||reply 132||02/21/2020|
I seem to recall Keanu noticing something was going on and he asked someone (Karen?) about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||02/21/2020|
R132 Keanu went to the booze cruise, because that's where Denny told him he was going when they'd had their encounter in the square. Once Sharon dumped Keanu, because of Denny, I assume Keanu went to the boat to try to change Dennis' mind about not wanting to go away ... as a way to get Sharon to change hers.
Phil went to the booze cruise, because after Billy knocked Phil out in Karen's flat, Billy and Karen were talking about secrets and their relationship, and Billy told Karen that he'd also just encountered not-dead Keanu, so that was another secret. Billy added that during this encounter, Keanu had mentioned that he was on his way to the boat. Right after that, Billy and Karen looked over and discovered that Phil had regained consciousness and left. The implication was that Phil had overheard what they'd said and took off to hunt down Keanu on the boat.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||02/21/2020|
R132 fascinating, can you tell any more? I remember reading this before and wonder what happened. Her appearance also suffered at this time, did they have yo change a lot of the script?
|by Anonymous||reply 135||02/21/2020|
How come Keanu just left without checking if Halfway was alive or dead?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||02/22/2020|
He left Halfway very early. It looked as if he had no plans to return (Callum was yelling for him not to leave him there) and, at that point Callum started trying to save himself. This happened before Keanu's run-in with Denny.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||02/22/2020|
R135, a friend of mine who worked on the show at the time told me that everything had to be re-written, even a confrontation between Sharon and Phil over Dennis’ death. Poor Tish was a basket case and had to be spoonfed the few lines of dialogue they did give her.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||02/22/2020|
R138 thank you for replying. Do you know what the original idea was meant to be? Was the build up to Dennis' stabbing changed to? Sharon was played as quite passive in those last few weeks before she fled to Florida in early 2006.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||02/22/2020|
She was to find out Phil's role leading up to Dennis' stabbing, she was to tell him she never wanted to see him again and then she'd go off to Florida.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||02/22/2020|
I don't think the build-up to Dennis' stabbing was altered.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||02/22/2020|
R136 When Keanu learned that Shirley couldn't find Callum where Keanu said he'd be, Keanu's assumption was that Callum had freed himself and gotten out on his own. I think that's the belief Keanu's working under, so in his mind there's no need to go back. .. Plus, Keanu probably wants to get out of Dodge ASAP, or face being arrested for Callum's kidnapping, as well as being party to the assault of the boat captain and all events which followed once the unmanned vessel crashed into the barge.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||02/22/2020|
How many cringeworthy Ian Beale weeping, wailing, face-scrunching scenes do we have to look forward to?
|by Anonymous||reply 143||02/23/2020|
R143, Woodyatt’s ugly crying face was unbearable to watch when Lucy died. And that scene of Ian falling into Phil’s arms was a huge pile of bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||02/23/2020|
Posting the always funny "No offense, Syed" video because I think it was the first time we heard about Phil and barmaid Tracy having hooked up. The way guys gossip, I'm surprised Mo didn't already know about that .. lol!
|by Anonymous||reply 145||02/23/2020|
looks like Ben is going to have a deaf storyline
|by Anonymous||reply 146||02/23/2020|
Sooo funny how the posting on the EastEnders dropped off after Halfway and Ben got together.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||02/23/2020|
I'm not really into "Ballum" - but in terms of DL traffic - it's pretty clear that all of the soap threads have dropped off considerably, since the you-know-what policy was instituted here last Fall; so there's that factor as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||02/24/2020|
Actually, OP, you've been #GayBalled
|by Anonymous||reply 150||02/24/2020|
Gin & Regret, r149.
Let's hope she's not breastfeeding.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||02/24/2020|
Where will Peter work? The fruit & veg stall is taken.
Maybe Kathy can hire him to be a topless waiter or go-go dancer at The Prince Albert.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||02/24/2020|
r153 is that nu-peter? Woof!
|by Anonymous||reply 154||02/24/2020|
Yep, R154 ... he's a furry blond.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||02/24/2020|
Phil and Ian are two of the most unattractive men to ever be on a soap. I just don’t see how Phil was able to knock up so many moderately attractive women.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||02/24/2020|
Phil is the "Capo de Tutti Capi" of Walford . . . . . . .
How could any woman resist the power ?
|by Anonymous||reply 158||02/25/2020|
Sharon seemed to take the news that Phil caused the boat to crash very calmly. I was kinda right, she's almost mute again in her grief.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||02/26/2020|
Phil should get beaten within an inch of his life, recover, and end up in a wheelchair. When he comes out of his coma, he won't remember who attacked him. The suspect list will be a mile long. And the police won't even care who did it.
😞 And since no one is willing to care for him he ends up in a nursing home.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||02/27/2020|
I knew it! Even without hearing, Ben would be the one to hear Callum's cries for help. Now it's time for Ben to be all 'I'm no good for Callum."
If I were a writer, I'd throw a wrench into the whole thing. Add a new character that's uncomplicated and put him together with Halfway. Maybe write them off the show to put them out of Ben's orbit.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||02/27/2020|
They should give Halfway a hot cop buddy who convinces him to join the UK National LGBT Police Network and they also begin working out at the gym together.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||02/27/2020|
I'm with Ian ... Sharon's not really going to call the baby "Kaden," is she?
Cadan, Caedan, Caeden, Caedon, Caedyn, Caiden, Caidon, Caydan, Cayden, Kadan, Kaden, Kadeen, Kadein, Kaedan, Kaeden, Kaedin, Kaedon, Kaedyn, Kaiden, Kaidin, Kaydan, Kayden Kaidyn
They're flooding the schools. We're now starting to see it spelled with 'Q' as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||02/28/2020|
Sharon is too classy to have a kid called Kaden.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||02/28/2020|
Even worse, on the closed-captions they're spelling it "Kayden."
New Peter is a stud. .. And yes, he most certainly would be "eaten alive" at The Prince Albert. .. With him being so tall, he could probably serve three.
They must have used an entire bottle of baby oil on Keegan's chest to make him appear "wet." It didn't look like water at all .. lol! .. I'm surprised Tiff didn't ask him if he'd been in the bathroom busting a nut.
I see Bowden decided to take a page out of Harry Reid's penchant for wildly-exaggerated overacting and 'emoting' in that final scene today. By the time he put his head in the dish drainer and punched the colander, I was laughing.
And since Sharon hasn't gotten Denny's last message to her from when he was on the boat, that means she hasn't checked her phone in a week? Right.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||02/28/2020|
Maybe Ian hid her charger?
|by Anonymous||reply 168||02/28/2020|
“Kayden”? Sharon’s not a chav.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||02/29/2020|
I see wiki is already referring to the baby as "Kayden Watts." .. Do TPTB think that's "clever" because the name's second syllable is "DEN" ??
|by Anonymous||reply 170||03/01/2020|
One of the writers, Daran Little, has deactivated his Twitter account because he was being set upon by Ballum harpies. Too bad, although I still remember his early days on Twitter where he was bragging about his sexcapades with rent boys and strippers.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||03/03/2020|
Has Sharon laid into Phil yet for killing her "Denny"?
|by Anonymous||reply 173||03/03/2020|
[quote] One of the writers, Daran Little, has deactivated his Twitter account because he was being set upon by Ballum harpies.
So the insane Robron crowd have completely taken over? ugh.
Now, I pray more than ever that Callum has another guy on deck. Hate this Ben being the only guy he's ever been with nonsense.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||03/03/2020|
Callum can do better than fat little Ben
|by Anonymous||reply 175||03/03/2020|
Why have they fucked up what could have been a great dramatic opportunity for Sharon? No way would she not have confronted Phil already.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||03/05/2020|
With Phil having kicked Sharon to the curb vowing she'll get nothing, I wonder if Sharon will serve Phil with a wrongful death lawsuit for causing the boat crash that killed her son.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||03/05/2020|
So Peter works as a personal trainer now and just got two new clients. Intriguing.
Can we assume that he advertises his services by being an instagram ho as well?
|by Anonymous||reply 178||03/06/2020|
Lexi seems like she should be old (and smart) enough to know not to stand behind cars that are running and about to move.
Gray .. so just how incompetent is he? .. No law courses here, and I think I could have done a better job at Whit's bail hearing than he did.
Speaking of Whit, after this one's over, can this please be her last poor pitiful story for a long long time. I found the final scene of her throwing food, screaming and pounding on the door rather eye-rolling. And has anyone called Ryan to tell him that his sister is on trial for murder?
At least Debbie Downer Bex is gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||03/07/2020|
If this COVID-19 measure regarding pubs happens in real life, I wonder if EE will depict it and close the Queen Vic.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||03/14/2020|
The bail hearing was ridiculous. She was not a flight risk. Soap opera drama.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||03/15/2020|
I think the show itself will have to shut down in the near future. Maybe they should be filming a cliffhanger to air in late May.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||03/15/2020|
Nu Peter is hot but I can’t decide if he can act or not
|by Anonymous||reply 183||03/15/2020|
I think NuPeter is hot, and I think he can act. I'm just not all that thrilled with any of the potential romantic choices for him currently on the canvas.
I also chuckle when he's in Ian's house, and he has to bend his head down when going through doorways to prevent bumping it.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||03/16/2020|
Am I bad for wanting to be beaten by Grey?
|by Anonymous||reply 185||03/16/2020|
Good scene with Sharon and Denise.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||03/17/2020|
As expected, due to the pandemic, BBC is shutting down its serial dramas (EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty, Doctors, River City and Pobol y Cwm).
|by Anonymous||reply 187||03/18/2020|
Are they also going to shut down Hollyoaks? So far I haven't heard that ITV will shut down Corrie and Emmerdale.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||03/18/2020|
EE also just announced they will only be broadcasting TWO episodes per week. Episodes will now air on Mondays, 8pm and Tuesdays, 7.30pm.
(Corrie and Emmerdale are also reducing the number episodes they broadcast per week.)
|by Anonymous||reply 189||03/18/2020|
I wonder if that cunt Jessie Wallace had returned to work before the shutdown. I don’t think Lacey Turner had.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||03/18/2020|
[quote] throw a wrench into the whole thing. Add a new character that's uncomplicated and put him together with Halfway. Maybe write them off the show to put them out of Ben's orbit.
Yes! Course-correct the whole shebang, back to what it should be by now and what is was meant to be from the start.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||03/18/2020|
R188 Hollyoaks is going to continue with some production, but will begin broadcasting only 3 episodes per week (Mon. Tues. Wed) to extend the time for current episodes already filmed to air. They've also said that if they eventually shut down and run out of episodes, they'll fill the slot with past "favorite" episodes material .
|by Anonymous||reply 192||03/19/2020|
With all these plague victims about to pile up, Callum & Jay’s work at the funeral parlour should be cut out for them. I’m assuming that by May they’ll have come to fore once again, assuming EastEnders is still filming and airing at all.
It’s always tough watching storylines about funerals & burials there, though, because the name over the door is a constant reminder that Billy went back to the dark side, poor sweet tragic Paul is still needlessly dead and lovely Pam is gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||03/21/2020|
Stuart & Rainie work with Jay at the funeral parlor now. They'll probably have to coordinate more cremations (as they're doing in Italy). .. Hasn't Callum left the funeral biz to train as a copper? If/when he gets his badge, they'll probably give him a face mask (if they still have any). His first arrest will be Mo, who's running some COVID-19 test kit scam.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||03/21/2020|
From a former EE writer:
I have always found it fascinating when a soap opera becomes completely divorced from reality, as it must be in our current situation. Society is going to change completely. How can a show like EastEnders reflect that if it hasn’t appeared in the storyline?
|by Anonymous||reply 195||03/21/2020|
I had a dream last night that Steve McFadden (Phil) died from Coronavirus. Weird.
At least the actors are being paid something during this difficult time.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||04/08/2020|
Could OP or someone who’s actually a fan of this pairing quickly summarise or bullet-point this relationship’s flashpoint? Nothing detailed, just a little overview of the important moments. Cba to watch the five-hour YouTube playlist and I daren’t ask the rabid fangirls on Twitter & Tumblr.
Basically I’m looking to jump back into the show for a short while to restore some banal normalcy to existence, though I punched out of EE promising never to return about three years ago (around Summer/Autumn 2017) when my life got busy and I got angry because Johnny left the Square so anticlimactically. I’ll probably watch five new episodes and punch out again because I am taking better care of myself and my patience is more limited these days, but I will reserve judgment and see if this couple can convince me now ils sont établi. Full disclosure I HATED what little I saw of the start of Ballum, the intro/hook-up/secrecy stuff, as it felt like a massive backward step from Ben’s relationship with Paul and even Johnny.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||04/09/2020|
Don’t bother, R198. Ballum is UNBEARABLE now.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||04/09/2020|
R199 Full disclosure I HATED what little I saw of the start of Ballum, the intro/hook-up/secrecy stuff ....
Sorry, I'm no big fan myself, so can't help with your request; they're certainly not why I'm still watching.
On another note, please tell me they're not going to waste Peter on Dotty.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||04/09/2020|
Callum has beautiful thighs.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||04/09/2020|
R198 Ballum stopped becoming interesting once they went public. They’re a pretty boring couple and Ben is at his most irritating.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||04/12/2020|
Good god, the guy who plays Gray can’t act at all. That scene in the Vic with Leo’s mother was really bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||04/14/2020|
I'm bored with anything involving Whitney's case. Can this please be the LAST storyline revolving around her childhood abuse? They need to move beyond Poor Pitiful Whit.
Also, I'm not enjoying Perpetually Angry Keegan. .. And what is this now? The fourth or fifth time he's been racially-profiled and falsely arrested?
The Panesars aren't grabbing me. They're not horrible, but I also don't look forward to their scenes. And yes, let's have Iqra dump Ash. That works for me.
And please, let's not turn this into the Dotty Cotton show like they did with the overexposed Haley Slater.
btw - Phil dissing "away with the fairies Paul" to Callum actually makes me miss having a kind spirit like Paul on the scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||04/14/2020|
I do think the actress playing Dotty is more compelling than the one who played Hayley. And way more...uhhh...telegenic.
The girl who plays Ash is attractive and appealing but a pretty weak actress. I’m nit buying this “dark side” to her character. It’s probably linked to her gangster daddy, who will no doubt be showing up at some point.
Sharon is totally playing the long game with Phil.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||04/14/2020|
Kheerat is handsome. I appreciate more handsome brown men on Eastenders. Kush shouldn't be the only one. Vinny is ok too. The fat one, not so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||04/15/2020|
Kheerat is gonna fuck Chantal at some point
|by Anonymous||reply 207||04/15/2020|
I would prefer a Kheerat/Kush hookup. Yummers!
|by Anonymous||reply 208||04/15/2020|
I would prefer a Peter/Kush hookup. PUSH!
|by Anonymous||reply 209||04/15/2020|
Will Walford portray "the new normal" when production starts up again? I've read Corrie plans to have the virus exist in Weatherfield.
Kathy's Cafe and Walford East might have to be take-out and delivery only. The Prince Albert might have to close down as an after dark club and just do the daytime vegan cafe, take-out only.
It's a good thing Ruby is wealthy, otherwise her nightclub could go under.
And it's really not a great time to be thinking about getting back into the pub business, Phil. The real news has said pubs might be the last places to open. So many of them are failing anyway.
The Arches can pick up cars, repair them, and deliver them sanitized.
Nurse Sonia and cops Callum and Jack will have to be fitted with personal protective gear.
Perhaps The Slaters and The Panesars can merge their janitorial and extermination businesses and become Sanitizing Central.
Teacher Isaac might have to begin work a staggered shift.
The Laundromat can do fluff and fold service only. Ring the doorbell for drop-off and pick-up.
Peter's personal training business might actually boom, if people don't want to go to a regular gym. Of course, he'll have to practice appropriate social distancing. It's okay to be shirtless, though, right?
Not sure what to do about the street market. Will they be allowed? I could see them having one entrance and one exit with gatekeepers only allowing so many shoppers in at a time.
Oh, and maybe this could be an opportunity to kill a character or two off.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||05/07/2020|
They have to address the pandemic. If they don’t then Walford exists in an alternate universe and the show has always banged on about how much it “reflects reality.”
|by Anonymous||reply 212||05/07/2020|
R212 That's how I feel, especially with this soap.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||05/07/2020|
Anybody who thinks this show will resume production before July at the very earliest is living in a dreamworld.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||05/10/2020|
The soaps have apparently been given the green light to proceed with production but I think it will take at least a month for them to prepare. And I’m guessing there will be more than a few actors who will feel skittish about returning when the amount of new cases and deaths are nowhere near low enough yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||05/12/2020|
Since Jordi and Greg both had the COVID, I suggest Y&R use these two and have them begin a clandestine relationship while working together on a police matter. .. They can provide the intimacy and sex factor for the soap, with Rey pounding Kevin with great vigor.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||05/12/2020|
I don't know what they cut from Tuesday's episode to fit the time requirement, but they should have clipped everything related to the Rainbow Gardens story. That was one of Bell's absolute worst.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||05/12/2020|
^^^ Okay, WTH is going on with DL ??
Please ignore posts R216, R217. .. I wasn't even on this thread, and I post, and suddenly end up here?
Sorry .. but I didn't do that .. lol!
|by Anonymous||reply 218||05/12/2020|
Hey, at least they were soap related!
|by Anonymous||reply 219||05/12/2020|
They should've made "Frankie" a hot blond twink who agrees to try to help Ben, but in the process sets out to comfort Callum in more ways than one.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||05/12/2020|
BBC says EastEnders production will re-start before the end of June.
Actors will be doing their own hair and make-up. .. That could be interesting .. lol!
|by Anonymous||reply 221||05/15/2020|
COVID will be referenced in storylines, And they'll be running out of episodes pretty soon now, so there will be a gap before any new stuff airs.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||05/17/2020|
Depending on how soon the shows run out, they could make Ben's fever a COVID infection.
I'm getting tired of Ben. He never listens to anyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||05/19/2020|
R224 What was with Ben telling Phil that he could get the police raid info from Callum via pillow talk, with Callum not even knowing what he was doing, but then he basically just asks Callum outright to spill or obtain the info for him? Such a stupid scene. He had to know how Callum would react.
Other observations .. I could give a sh#t if Rainie and Stuart have the wedding of their dreams. Blech. .. So Isaac's another alcoholic? No thank you. .. ANOTHER health problem for Jean is just plain intolerable. .. And FREE KUSH. I hate seeing him in this mess.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||05/19/2020|
Also, meant to add, it's hard to empathize with Keegan and feel for the racial discrimination he's dealing with when he proves himself to be SO DAMN DUMB.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||05/19/2020|
I’ve always loathed Keegan and the actor playing him. And the show did an awful job “rehabilitating” him.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||05/20/2020|
I’ve always loathed Keegan and the actor playing him. And the show did an awful job “rehabilitating” him.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||05/20/2020|
Keegan's insufferable. Jack shows him the video of the restored video footage and his sour, ungrateful reply is: "You break the rules and show me this footage and you get off scott-free." WTF?
When Ben was with Paul, he was more than willing to build a life with his lover apart from having anything to do with the Mitchell family "business." .. The duo was going to take over Coker & Sons. .. But now he's back to the same old proving himself to Phil garbage again.
Jean's nuts. We get it.
Sharon can't get back soon enough, because honestly, I think that's the only story I'm interested in.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||05/24/2020|
Scrap all storylines in post COVID reboot?
I'd like to hear more, as I'm not really averse to that idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||06/04/2020|
It's a great fucking idea. They can kill Stacey off off-screen. Pair Martin and Kush. Bring back Angie and have her run the Vic with Sharon.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||06/04/2020|
Uhhh, R231, Angie died from cirrhosis of the liver. I would like to see Sharon in a dream sequence Face Timing with Angie as if she was still alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||06/05/2020|
If it's a real reboot she can be alive! Also bring back that guy from Spandau Ballet.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||06/05/2020|
It won’t be that kind of reboot, though, R233.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||06/05/2020|
Oh. Well that sucks. I've stopped watching EastEnders since isolation started because it has lost momentum.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||06/05/2020|
R235 I'm still watching, but I get your feeling about lack of momentum. .. And I don't think you're alone. I looked at the consolidated ratings for the last reported period, and they were at 4.8 and 4.6 million. I remember articles bemoaning 4.5 million when Yorke took over from O'Connor three years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||06/05/2020|
If 42-year old Mick doesn't run the pub, what's he qualified to do to make a living? Gay daddy porn?
He and Linda are coming off even dumber than usual making this move so quickly without any kind of plan. It doesn't even sound like Linda's looked at the flat that Mick said he's going to put a deposit on.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||06/09/2020|
[quote]If 42-year old Mick doesn't run the pub, what's he qualified to do to make a living? Gay daddy porn?
We can only hope and pray!
|by Anonymous||reply 238||06/09/2020|
[quote]If 42-year old Mick doesn't run the pub, what's he qualified to do to make a living? Gay daddy porn?
We can only hope and pray!
|by Anonymous||reply 239||06/09/2020|
It looks like they won’t do a reboot but they will do a time jump between June 16th (last episode) and early September (first episode back).
|by Anonymous||reply 240||06/09/2020|
Gay daddy porn would certainly be a new and different story for EE to tackle.
Mick could also have a room at the new flat where he produces his own "Only Fans" show.
He tells Linda, " Don't come in when the red light outside the door is on. That's when I'm meditating and doing my breathing exercises to control my panic attacks."
I wonder if they'll boringly move him to the market where he can takeover Martin's job of selling fruit and veg? Although, I suppose avocados could become his specialty.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||06/09/2020|
I hope Stacey is not brought back.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||06/09/2020|
She’ll definitely be back at some point, R242. She’s very popular with both the fans and producers/writers/actors/crew.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||06/09/2020|
Besides Stacey, they can just write Kat off as well. I don't miss either of them.
Free Martin. Free Kush.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||06/11/2020|
Kat and Kush as a couple was an awful idea. Zero chemistry. Kush would never be interested in a trash like Kat.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||06/11/2020|
Karen is the female version of Keith Miller. Remember him? He was repulsive looking, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||06/11/2020|
I actually kind of like Karen and Billy. I'd ratter they kill Mitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||06/11/2020|
Mitch is so fucking boring. The actor was fine years ago when he was a detective popping in and out but he totally lacks the magnetism to play a regular character.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||06/11/2020|
I think Chantelle and Kheerat should become a couple. Start the re-boot with Gray stewing about being divorced and wanting revenge.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||06/11/2020|
Please, no. The actors who play Chantelle and Gray are terrible and they suck the oxygen out of every scene they’re in.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||06/11/2020|
Will EastEnders air "best of" episodes until filming resumes? Apparently, new episodes run out next Tuesday.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||06/11/2020|
Yes, R252. Also behind the scenes stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||06/11/2020|
Now that Ruby's dumped him, Max is totally pointless.
Oh crap, I suppose they'll keep him around for when Stacey does return.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||06/12/2020|
I hope Stacey returns without that fucking daughter who looks like an old hag.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||06/12/2020|
Since Linda would prefer to not sell The Vic to Filth now, because of the way he's treating Sharon, it would be hilarious if the two women did an end run around him and got love struck Ian to loan Sharon the money to buy the pub. If Ian doesn't have that much cash, he could get a loan and use Max's half of Walford East that he's currently holding in his name as collateral. That would piss so many people off.
I'd love to hear Sharon Watts tell the old fart, "Get outta my pub!"
|by Anonymous||reply 257||06/12/2020|
I think Sharon and Ian will run it together, perhaps as a married couple. And on Christmas Day she’ll hand him divorce papers when she finds out his part in Denny’s death.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||06/13/2020|
And that’s a wrap on Season 1. They did a good job.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||06/16/2020|
I love how the end credits now read SHARON WATTS.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||06/19/2020|
I wonder if some characters will be missing when the second season starts in August or September.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||06/19/2020|
God, I hope Karen sent Mitch packing.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||06/19/2020|
Filming with social distancing.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||Last Saturday at 11:52 PM|
All I care about right now is that fine ass Zach Morris as Keegan. That young man is GORGEOUS!
|by Anonymous||reply 264||Last Sunday at 12:06 AM|
R264, yes, he’s a good looking kid but a crap actor. And Keegan is a fucking awful character.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||Last Sunday at 6:22 AM|
r265, I don’t think Zach is a bad actor but the character is a nasty piece of shit. Hell, after all these years, so is Phil and Max.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||Last Sunday at 10:10 AM|