To be annoyed at casualty!

(27 Posts)
filee777 Sun 13-Oct-13 21:04:43

I just watched yesterday's episode which involved a sexual abuse story and it was Dreadful.

Really wound me up!

hiddenhome Sun 13-Oct-13 21:08:30

Casualty is shite. Stick with Holby City smile

filee777 Sun 13-Oct-13 21:10:12

I much prefer Holby city actually!

We keep expecting them to do a 'zombie attack' casualty because it's so ridiculously over-dramatic.

It's never actually angered me before though.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sun 13-Oct-13 21:10:51

Casualty closed the bridge where I lived with filming.

Really annoying.

gordyslovesheep Sun 13-Oct-13 21:11:39

not sure what was so bad about it - it's a drama they will always go ott

filee777 Sun 13-Oct-13 21:11:41

Another thing to be annoyed with them about!

GoldenGytha Sun 13-Oct-13 21:12:59

I've watched Casualty since the very first episode in 1986, never been a fan of Holby City though.

The Tess and Fletch storyline is annoying me though, just no way that Tess would behave like that.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sun 13-Oct-13 21:14:06

As a nurse I cannot watch Casualty or Holby city. They make me shout with their total wrongness.

I had a patient once who said to me 'This isn't like Casualty'. I said no, because that's the tv. People are stupid.

filee777 Sun 13-Oct-13 21:14:42

Yes it is very out of character, I don't get why they discuss all this important personal shit at work too, surely they would just leave it alone.

GoldenGytha Sun 13-Oct-13 21:19:46

Must admit I liked early Casualty best, with Megan, Duffy, Charlie and Ewart,
there would be maybe 3 or 4 different stories at the beginning, and you never knew who was going to get it!

The days with lots of blood and guts, and not the staff's personal issues.

cardibach Sun 13-Oct-13 21:44:12

I discuss personal shit at work. I know the medical and procedural stuff is inaccurate, but I don't think that bit is!
Why did that story piss you off particularly? It seemed in keeping with past Casualty to me.

filee777 Sun 13-Oct-13 21:48:48

Because the daughter turned up in smart clothes all 'sorted' which is a wildly inaccurate (though not implausible) image of a sexual abuse victim and then proceeded to go on about how sad she was that her actions would mean she didnt get a chance to speak to her mother again, even though her mother failed to believe or protect her.

i suppose for me it was annoying because she had absolutely no ill-feelings towards her mother whatsoever and everything was just tickity-boo by the end of the programme, I thought that was wholly unrealistic and actually teetered on victim blaming in some places.

Pixel Sun 13-Oct-13 23:17:29

She was dressed in smart clothes because she was expecting a day in court surely?

I like Casualty, never got into Holby City I miss Nick Jordan though.

Fakebook Sun 13-Oct-13 23:27:10

Are Charlie, Duffy and Josh still in it? (Haven't watched it for a long time). I'll never forget the episode where someone poked a pen through a man's throat to help him breathe after a bee sting. That was "badass".

Pixel Sun 13-Oct-13 23:30:54

Good old Charlie is still there, not the others.

Changebagsandgladrags Sun 13-Oct-13 23:33:07

I suffered sexual abuse, I wear suits (confused). What should I be wearing?

Pixel Sun 13-Oct-13 23:35:54

Anyway, the daughter was talking about abuse from when she was a teenager and is now a grown woman of about 30. Is she supposed to spend the rest of her life dressed in some sort of 'victim' uniform? (whatever that might be confused). I mean, can you spot a victim of abuse by what they are wearing? I really don't think so.

DontPanicMrMannering Sun 13-Oct-13 23:40:24

I didn't think it was bad it showed she took until 30ish to be "sorted" enough to report and want justice. And I'm pretty sure a LOT of kids still love the parents who failed them sad

filee777 Mon 14-Oct-13 06:14:02

No it wasn't that, it was the way she was with her mother (who had blamed her for the abuse to the point where she had been put into care) and then suddenly everything was okay with him dying and a pat on the back.

I just found it wholly unrealistic, my mother left me to a different sort of abuse and there are massive issues between us. It was the way the mother way portrayed as the victim 'the poor dear' and the daughter was shown as some sort of attacker of these old people. I didn't like it at all.

I am not suggesting that abuse victims shouldn't wear suits, just that I think her relationship with her mother was wholly unrealistic and the whole character seemed to be this together and quite harsh person when the majority of time that is just not the case.

Sangelina Mon 14-Oct-13 06:50:41

Its only telly fgs. My job is nothing like how it looks on CSI, but its not real. That's the key. wink

notundermyfoof Mon 14-Oct-13 08:06:45

I didn't see it but casualty is always ridiculously ott. I always laugh when I see a pregnant woman on there, you know they will end up delivering that baby in a & e !

nennypops Mon 14-Oct-13 08:13:02

I don't think the mother was portrayed as the victim. At first it looked like that, but they signposted from the start that there was something odd about her behaviour by virtue of her aggressive response to anyone who she thought was likely to resuscitate her husband. Then, as the truth came out, it became clear that the mother had in fact been closing her eyes to the abuse and had deliberately given her husband an overdose to prevent the truth coming out at trial. By the end she was accepting her own fault and that he had to be held to account. It was made clear that the daughter was only together because she had faced up to what had happened and had been able to take action to bring her father to justice.

filee777 Mon 14-Oct-13 09:46:16

I suppose I just thought it rushed through a rather complex interaction (which is casualty's way admittedly) and was a bit crude about it. Probably just me being over sensitive though

Writerwannabe83 Mon 14-Oct-13 10:14:27

I'm a nurse and despite all the inaccuracies I love my Casualty and Holby City fixes grin

For all those nostalgic people they are currently playing re-runs of old Casualty episodes on the channel 'Really' for those of you who have Sky - an episode a day. I'm watching an episode now actually!!!

I used to fancy Harry Harper so it's nice to see him again grin

samu2 Mon 14-Oct-13 11:49:03

They hugged, neither of them said everything between them was all going to be fine.

It just showed that the mother eventually believed her and her daughter got her wish of wanting her mum to believe her. It's a 50 minute programme, they can hardly show all the problems they would have trying to re-build their relationship, the ending just showed that that is what they will be trying to do.

samu2 Mon 14-Oct-13 11:50:16

anything*

Scholes34 Mon 14-Oct-13 11:54:05

We call it "The Worst Case Scenario Show". You can always guess what's going to happen.

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