My ears! My ears! Helen and Rob...

(73 Posts)
PureDeadBrilliant Sun 28-Jul-13 19:47:29

this is not going to end well.

HarlotOTara Thu 01-Aug-13 07:17:06

Quite! Absolute tosh and I really don't like the new/old Clarrie

Gigondas Thu 01-Aug-13 07:33:46

I have come to tolerate Linda. I don't mind Caroline, Clarrie, Jill, jolene or Lilian. Helen has always been loathsome as has Tom.

Brillig Thu 01-Aug-13 22:51:11

Oh, I loathe Linda - except when she does something to redeem herself. Does anyone recall her once babysitting for David'n'Roooth (I think it was some yawnsome plotline where they'd agreed to swap jobs or something), and she was very tender with Baby Ben (as he was then), reading him a bedtime story and soothing him to sleep.....all at once you could see how desperately she'd longed to have a child of her own, and it never happened.

Luckily she always goes back to being a vile crashing snob, then I can hate her again grin

lljkk Fri 02-Aug-13 08:37:22

Linda is also very good with teenagers, remember Kate Aldridge used to confide in her. I've warmed to Linda a lot.

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 02-Aug-13 08:40:26

I like Linda, she was fab with Kathy when she was raped. But the scriptwriters like to parody her too much.

Brenda should stay in Russia

lljkk Fri 02-Aug-13 08:45:19

Moany bitchy Brenda is one of my faves. Good entertainment.

GrimmaTheNome Fri 02-Aug-13 09:45:34

Lynda is fabulous when someone has a real problem - she was great with Vicki too. And she stepped into the breach when Caroline was ill without going into her bossy theatre-director persona.

minkembernard Fri 02-Aug-13 10:23:56

i agree Linda has her moments.

I think Jess will turn out to be pg and or have six kids. family abandoner. Helen will be pg. get pnd and go back to be miserable like she was before she had Henry.

the real nice guy is Neil Susan's husband who is actually genuinely lovely, good at diy and long suffering.
Susan is quite god for amusement.

btw i love Linda with her llama dramas and for having a child called Coriander <snort>
(apologies anyone with a child called Coriander and llama called Salieri)

choccyp1g Fri 02-Aug-13 11:35:17

Coriander and Leonie are Lynda's step children.

campion Fri 02-Aug-13 22:49:29

Are you suggesting that Helen is cheerful these days, mink?

Coriander is Lynda's stepdaughter. Lynda couldn't have children - she once confided this in a moment when the SW's forgot that she's a caricature.

BlackeyedSusan Sun 04-Aug-13 23:20:37

my first thought was did they use contraception? there uis bound to be some worry that she is pregnant in a couple of weeks.

I like neil and christopher. linda has improved a lot.

Gigondas Mon 05-Aug-13 06:58:16

I agree Linda only moderately annoying - doesnt make me grit my teeth like she used to.

There has to be some fallout on this sl as hinted around it for too long.

MrsDeVere Mon 05-Aug-13 07:23:58

I admit to quite liking linda.

A bit. But only a bit.

PrincessFiorimonde Mon 05-Aug-13 22:29:45

I'm also in the don't-really-like-any-of-them-but-can't-stop-listening camp.

NetworkGuy Wed 07-Aug-13 08:48:48

Cor... certainly a lot of characters to dislike in those posts... for varying reasons. Have to admit I still have a soft spot for Ruth, even if her "Ohhh Nooooo" has been taken into comedy sketches. Probably quite like most of them, most of the time, apart from Tom and his parents (if Pat's not being 'holier than thou' about organic, Tony is having a moan about something... hardly remember him as a happy guy, though he must have been, some time back, before he needed hospital).

"Luckily she always goes back to being a vile crashing snob, then I can hate her again..." Yes, while Lynda has a few redeeming features (such as being humble towards Jazzer when she got it wrong about the Clan leader), I find her snootiness easy to make her dislikeable most of the time.

I think the few characters I've really disliked were Carl (Amy's "boyfriend" who was married) and Jude (Pip's boyfriend, who was a bad influence, oh yes, and that nasty student lending money to Alice and others in Southampton).

While trying to remember Tony's name (I'm older than Tamsin Greig!) I found this page on Wiki which might help others wanting to see a few family trees. It's not as detailed as some other works about the characters, but it has 3 or 4 helpings that are easily digested and bring you up to date with some of the affairs and break ups, and why X is not on speaking terms with Y (eg Shula, Alan + Usha). Ignore the note on the page saying it is outdated - keen listeners have been giving it updates from 2010 to this year, so the fact Brenda is away is included...

StickyProblem Wed 07-Aug-13 09:02:22

I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't understand it. I quite like Helen although I've only been listening for about 5 years and I think most of her worst bits were before then. Every time I say "quinoa", which is not very often, I want to do a Helen voice "keeeen-waaaaahhhh".

I couldn't bear Brenda and Tom together but I dipped into AE this week and loved her with the Russian guy! Is she going to get pulled into a crime ring and moan because they won't let her do enough marketing events?

Gigondas Wed 07-Aug-13 09:55:10

I want Brenda to be happy as I like her.

Why the fuck anthea is still employed I don't know. It's just ridiculous .

Sunday episode with both Helen and sodding cathy was very angry.

NetworkGuy Wed 07-Aug-13 10:30:47

Rest must be on holiday, Gigondas. Loads of people seem to be away for weeks or months at a time... Have Alice and Chris decided to go (or even gone!) to Canada ? Don't worry, not that vital to know.

I spend a fair amount of time with radio on, but nowadays it is often from San Francisco {SoMa FM - loads of music choices} or WRN rather than Radio 4 smile

ppeatfruit Fri 09-Aug-13 11:40:37

So to return to Rob and Hellin grin iMO it's a brilliant idea of the SW's as someone said upthread. BOTH parents hate him, he's hardly an organic farmer's poster boy, so he's got baggage, he would have, like Hellin. Yes she's bound to get upduffed because all soap characters have missed the contraception talk at school. grin

TheSilverySoothsayer Sun 11-Aug-13 20:07:18

Listened to tonight's epi, shouting in my head 'run, Rob, run! Run for the hills!'

ppeatfruit Mon 12-Aug-13 09:17:44

Nah as we are saying on the Lonely Cow thread it's great to have a proper affair on TA again (Lil and Paul's didn't really cut it).

lljkk Mon 12-Aug-13 09:21:48

Oh, I'm warming to Anthea. Maybe because I'm so peeved at Lill. Someone needs to put Pusscat in her place.

Why does Cathy not realise that she's about to be sacked? Why are Tony & Pat always so oblivious to the bleedin' obvious?

ppeatfruit Mon 12-Aug-13 11:54:10

yes IIjkk Did you pick up on the fact that Anthea 'used' to work for a 'large' property company in Birmingham;was it J'lene who said to Lil watch out she'll be taking you over? shock now there's the seed for another complaining Lil plot eh??

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