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Is this crap shown in USA

 
 
lovejoy
 
Reply Sun 10 May, 2009 04:40 am
I refer to British soap crap like coronation st., eastenders, and emmerdale to name but three.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2009 05:00 am
@lovejoy,
can't speak for the us, but coronation street and emmerdale are shown in canada

they're better than american soaps, more realistic in my opinion
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Wilso
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2009 06:08 am
Coronation st and Eastenders were shown in Australia at one time. Don't know if they still are. I don't watch soaps from any country.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2009 08:18 am
I don't watch soaps, but I have never heard of those British shows. On free TV, what we get are the comedies, rerun to infinity.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2009 10:03 am
@lovejoy,
Corrie is on endlessly on the CBC (Canadian broadcaster), Eastenders used to come to Canada through some American t.v. station - I think it's on a Canadian station now, and I recall Emmerdale being on Canadian t.v. at some point about 15 - 20 years ago. I also recall a bunch of Australian soaps being on for a couple of years.

I used to watch Corrie 20 - 30 years ago. Not much in the last couple of decades. I just got a Corrie family album dvd for my parents.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2009 11:32 am
@ehBeth,
i still watch coronation street once in a while, emmerdale was on the cbc out of windsor until about a month ago
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2009 02:29 pm
Eastenders is shown on BBC Canada.
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2009 05:38 pm
@lovejoy,
lovejoy wrote:

I refer to British soap crap like coronation st., eastenders, and emmerdale to name but three.


I would be interested as to why you refer to these as crap.

Coronation Street has endured for 25 or 30 years and is actually worth watching. Shown every Sunday morning and at 7 pm every night in Canada on CBC. Sure beats most of those "reality" shows.
lovejoy
 
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Reply Fri 15 May, 2009 02:09 am
It is actually almost 50 years since this bilge first aired Intrepid
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 15 May, 2009 05:15 am
@lovejoy,
Soap operas have been around longer than that. Many of the soaps that my grandmother listened to on the radio, from the 1930s onward, ended up on television. In the United States, The Edge of Night, As the World Turns and Days of Our Lives all successfully made the transition from radio to television. As the World Turns, i believe, is still on the air, or was until recently, after more than 70 years, radio and television.

My grandmother used to step from the kitchen into the hall, so she could see the soaps on the television, which meant that she occasional burned something while she was distracted. She was a first class wizard in the kitchen, and that was intolerable to her, so she demanded, and got, a portable television for the kitchen. She had resisted the television temptation for the soaps for years, but when the radio programs were cancelled, and went exclusively to television, she went along--she was hooked!
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Fri 15 May, 2009 06:02 am
@lovejoy,
lovejoy wrote:

It is actually almost 50 years since this bilge first aired Intrepid


You have neglected to answer the question that was actually asked.
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lmur
 
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Reply Fri 15 May, 2009 06:24 am
@Intrepid,
Intrepid wrote:
Coronation Street... Sure beats most of those "reality" shows.


Would you agree it beats the crap out of 'em? Wink
Intrepid
 
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Reply Fri 15 May, 2009 06:50 am
@lmur,
lmur wrote:

Intrepid wrote:
Coronation Street... Sure beats most of those "reality" shows.


Would you agree it beats the crap out of 'em? Wink


Yes, I would agree.

How many shows last for 49 years?
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lovejoy
 
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Reply Fri 15 May, 2009 09:58 am
Please accept my apologies for thinking you were above :

nah then jack does thee want a pint me old mucker, and then we can nip down the dog and duck and pick up a couple of scrubbers.

Britain has lots more to offer: see James Joyce, William Shakespeare and Jane austen to name but three.

Of course you probably Haven't heard of them, there is however another show you will love its called eastenders
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 15 May, 2009 11:51 am
@lovejoy,
James Joyce did not live in "Britain," and he was Irish, not English. The Irish have, though, consistently produced better authors in the English language than the English themselves, with the possible exception of Miss Austen.
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 15 May, 2009 11:52 am
Just what we need, yet another snotty, uninformed Saxon son-0f-a-bitch dropping by to sneer at the Americans.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 15 May, 2009 12:08 pm
In Sense and Sensibility, Miss Austen describes a group of dinner guests sitting around after dinner with little to say because they "lack conversation." She then lists the reason for this, including "want of sense, natural and improved." I'd say this joker is an outstanding example of an improved want of sense.
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lmur
 
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Reply Fri 15 May, 2009 12:35 pm
@Setanta,
Reminds me of a British sports commentator from the '80's who could not bring himself to state that the leader (and eventual winner) of the Tour de France cycling race was Irish but rather "English-speaking"!

To be fair to lovejoy, Joyce was possibly a typo. He probably meant to type George Bernard Shaw.

Oh wait....
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LostBlackBook
 
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Reply Fri 29 May, 2009 09:21 pm
@lovejoy,
Yes, we have meaningless soap opera drivel here in the U.S. In the past few years, more and more of it has been aimed at the 16-21 year old demographic, so the casts of many of these programs are filled with whiney brats. This crap ranks right up there with mindless "reality television" which bears absolutely no resemblance to reality. That these kinds of programming are popular shows how stupid people are becoming.
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