Has anyone else gone off Kenton? (Archers related)

(49 Posts)
heronsfly Thu 18-Oct-12 21:07:15

I cant believe how selfish and thoughtless Kenton has become, attempting to push Fallon/Reece out of The Bull,just because his bored with Jax and wants to have a cushy life funded by Jolene ! angry

WhatSheSaid Thu 18-Oct-12 21:13:41

I'd actually be pretty happy if they got rid of Reece (Rhys?) from the Bull as he is incredibly dull. And Fallon is obviously going to end up with him and she could do so much better.

Though I also have a horrible feeling they may be moving towards Ed and Fallon having a fling - or at least Ed trying it on - possibly when Emma is off at her posh wedding in London...

PseudoBadger Fri 19-Oct-12 13:47:39

Kenton's always been like that though. We just haven't seen it for a while.
I don't think Ed and Fallon will have a fling, they've flung before!

Pancakeflipper Fri 19-Oct-12 13:50:27

I think Fallon could have a blast at Jax's. She can do her comedy and stuff and not have the old folks grumbling into their nearly pint glasses ( waiting for someone to walk into the pub and ask if they want another).

stealthsquiggle Fri 19-Oct-12 13:54:00

When exactly was Kenton anything other than selfish and thoughtless? I haven't gone off him, because I never liked him in the first place.

ppeatfruit Fri 19-Oct-12 14:55:53

He's the black sheep he's got to keep up with his sheepish credentialsgrin Also wasn't Fallon getting bored at the Bull after being the boss and needs some new stimulation?

GrendelsMum Fri 19-Oct-12 19:30:01

Rhys is just the most boring man in creation. I nearly started a new thread just to say that, but now I don't have to.

NotMostPeople Fri 19-Oct-12 19:32:36

Fallon will come into her own when she goes to jacks. I hope we aren't building up to an Ed/Fallon affair, I can't stand Emma and we'll have more of her in it whining away.

PseudoBadger Fri 19-Oct-12 19:40:59
Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Fri 19-Oct-12 19:42:30

I think Kenton is tiresome. I don't know what Jolene is doing with him. She needs a real man not that irritating wimp.

ppeatfruit Sat 20-Oct-12 18:30:31

Emmur is far more tiresome than Kenton' why TF can't she just ask Will to buy George's trainers etc. He's his DAD FFS!!

heronsfly Sun 21-Oct-12 08:44:20

I'm sick of Emmas moany, droney, voice at the moment too, why didn't she just fill in the form from the school and pay for the judo in instalments ?

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 21-Oct-12 08:46:10

I utterly loathe Emmur - god you silly cow now wonder your ex isn't terribly keen on you - you shagged his brother and plotted to flee with his son.

Kenton is so annoying with his job-swap stuff too - honestly I wish Kirsty would step up and stop being the assistant to everyone.

PseudoBadger Sun 21-Oct-12 09:02:36

You have to remember firstly that she gave up a lot to leave Will and be with Ed so she has a pretence to keep up in front of Will (where is Nic btw??)

And secondly who Emma's mother is (Radio Carter) and so she's fearful of being judged by the village (never bothered her before....)

ppeatfruit Sun 21-Oct-12 09:53:03

"Radio Carter" grin

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 21-Oct-12 09:58:35

<lurks for later>

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 21-Oct-12 15:36:20

YY why is Nic not going to lose out on Bull shifts?!?

PseudoBadger Sun 21-Oct-12 16:21:35

Well quite, and why wasn't she mentioned during Jolene's absence?

PseudoBadger Sun 21-Oct-12 16:22:02

Will's probably got her tied up at home like an ovulating machine...

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 21-Oct-12 16:35:43

Lol Pseudo
You are right
And why hasn't Will bought Jake and Mia a sodding guineapig??

stealthsquiggle Sun 21-Oct-12 22:26:01

I think it is about time some Archers characters became MNers. Emma would get a right "pull yourself together" kicking, and Nic might get some reality checks as well - and God only knows Ruth could use some advice on teenagers and managing sibling rivalries.

stealthsquiggle Sun 21-Oct-12 22:28:58

not to mention someone could teach Emma about meal planning on a budget and stop Ed whingeing about fish paste sandwiches (is fish paste even cheap? really?)

irishbird Sun 21-Oct-12 23:02:42

I thought they were heading towards a "Ed depressed suicide" thing, although I must admit my listening has been a little laxer of late....

PseudoBadger Sun 21-Oct-12 23:12:41

We did have Helen in AIBU a couple of years ago grin

seeker Sun 21-Oct-12 23:20:08

I'm bored by the Archers, which I find incredibly depressing. It used to be bonkers- but, with a good stretch of the imagination, credible. Now they are just taking the piss. Do you think the script writers think it's only old people who listen to it, and obviously old people don't matter?

Apart from anything else, it's all the abandoned story lines that get me. What happened about Amy finding out about her mother being in prison, or whatever it was? And Alasdair and Natalie? To name but two?

queenofthepirates Sun 21-Oct-12 23:55:50

I'm quite enjoying the Rhys and fallon thing, it will be nice to see her with a good bloke at last

Sorry, I am getting a little too excited. I really want Lillian to be with Paul, Matt has gone tooooo far.

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Oct-12 09:23:15

Yeah queen When was Fallon even in a proper relationship? But with Jazzer being house trained it'll be a bitter contest for her affections between Rhys and him IMO! Now Harry's out of the way

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Oct-12 09:25:01

Don't forget that Lil is also a good time woman and maybe Paul is a bit 'straight' for her grin

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Oct-12 11:42:47

Just refresh my memory on the Paul backstory?
He is Tiger's birth brother?? that Pusscat looked up when T was in the clink?
And she fancied him?
Then what....

GrendelsMum Mon 22-Oct-12 12:36:34

You've summed it up in a nutshell, Olivia.

She fancied him, but wasn't going to abandon Tiger for him due to mistaken loyalty, despite the fact that Paul is clearly much nicer.

MrsDeVere Mon 22-Oct-12 12:43:13

Kenton has always been a twat.
One of those hideous MC men who refuse to grow up and think being a feckless arse = free spirit. Bleugh.

Have we worked out if Jolene is someone else yet? She sounds different.

MrsDeVere Mon 22-Oct-12 12:46:33

I wish whatsherface would stop that horrible whining everytime she speaks to Jamie.
One shrill, passive agressive mother aka Jennifer is quite enough thank you.

I hate most of the women in the Archers. I have been listening for years confused

Panzee Mon 22-Oct-12 18:12:57

I was most disappointed that Fallon felt the need to seek approval from Rhys and Jazzer for her move to Jaxx. She needs to move to Lindin and join a band ASAP.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Oct-12 18:31:04

Wel yes. She also perhaps needs to be less enthusiastic to hey nonny nonny with Lynda.

heronsfly Mon 22-Oct-12 18:38:27

Actually. despite my moaning, I'm quiet enjoying the storylines at the moment,I loved the moment when Paul rushed to Lillians side in her hour of need.
All we need now is to shove Emma, Kathy and Kenton into the slurry tank, unite Fallon and Jazzer, and Paul and Puss, and everyones happy grin

WhatSheSaid Mon 22-Oct-12 19:59:19

I reckon Fallon and Jazzer together would be quite good now he's had a personality transplant become interested in the Classics due to Jim's influence, he's being portrayed as a bit more of a sensitive soul.

ppeatfruit Tue 23-Oct-12 16:21:14

Is it me or have the S.W's invented a whole load of people other than Kenton and whatisname the old guy father of Alaistair? to be owners of Jax? and interview Fallon. Also Naomi??

PseudoBadger Tue 23-Oct-12 17:00:56

There have always been silents. I'm more worried about the people who are suddenly given a speaking part such as Joyce and Arthur <yawn>

PrincessFiorimonde Wed 24-Oct-12 22:36:37

(Psst ppeatfruit: Alastair's dad is Jim.)

I think Naomi's been mentioned before, but I don't remember Don being name-checked before this job thing. Maybe just my memory.

I've never found Kenton very interesting. But think we're supposed to think he's that free spirit of whom MrsDeVere speaks so fondly. E.g. he gets on well with kids (apart from, ermm, abandoning his own) because he has a childish childlike nature. Something like that.

GrendelsMum Wed 24-Oct-12 22:43:10

No, I think we must have heard of Don at the very least, because we heard all about how Kenton got together the backers for Jacks, and he had to get Jim and another, more commercially minded guy.

I couldn't remember Naomi, htough.

Bluestocking Wed 24-Oct-12 22:48:36

Joyce and Arthur and the slow-motion disaster with the bathroom floorboards was ex ... cru ... cia .... ting. We all knew what was going to happen but it took so bloody long.
I quite like Rhys - I think he and Fallon are a good match.

Catmint Wed 24-Oct-12 22:50:08

Wasn't rhys a silent & nameless person & then there was a competition to name him? And he suddenly aquired a personality.

Freda is the best silent character.

YY about Will's inconsistent guineapig buying habits, I have fumed over this!

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 24-Oct-12 23:33:38

A competition to name him?!
I would like to enter a name an Archers character competition
(surely this is where Kenton/Shula came from?!)
I have never heard either of these names in RL ever.

PrincessFiorimonde Thu 25-Oct-12 18:02:58

Ah, not surprised that Don's been mentioned on the Archers previously and I just missed it ... (soup brain).

Agree re: Freda. And do you think Derek Fletcher would be runner-up in any "Archers' silent character competition"?

Also agree re: Kenton and Shula. Especially as they were named by that avant-garde couple, Jill and Phil confused.

heronsfly Thu 25-Oct-12 21:40:48

I seem to remember my mother informing me that Kenton and Shula were names made up from scrabble letters, she was totally mad though so might not be true.grin

PseudoBadger Thu 25-Oct-12 21:49:19

Remember the momentous moment when that hussy silent Sabrina Thwaite miaowed during the Christmas play?

Catmint Thu 25-Oct-12 21:55:45

Rhys name comp - I may be imagining it, was it on R4 somewhere? Broadcasting house perhaps?

I've never heard of a Kenton/Shula either!

ppeatfruit Fri 26-Oct-12 08:32:39

Yes I could never work out why they were called those weird names esp. as you say princess Jill and Phil were NEVER way out AFAICR grin.

ppeatfruit Fri 26-Oct-12 08:33:48

Apart from Jill being anti hunting which IS far out in Amb. grin

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