Waterloo Road WTF thread- any takers?

(78 Posts)
AlphaBetaOoda Thu 12-Sep-13 21:07:31

Crap soaps are so much fun MN style so does anyone watch Waterloo road and want to play 'where are they from?' 'How unrealistic' and 'who is head this week?'

AlphaBetaOoda Sat 14-Sep-13 07:27:40

I watched all the old ones up to S6 recently & got confused over that !

1944girl Mon 16-Sep-13 00:25:10

I am sure the actor who plays Grantly was in that soap about firemen, I think it was called Red Watch, He played the one known as Sicknote as he was always taking time off.

DramaQueenofHighCs Mon 16-Sep-13 00:44:41

I'm afraid all I can think is that if I went to Waterloo Road I'd be spending all my time in the PRU!! Nikki Boston (aka Heather Peace) is fit as!!
I'm afraid I love the show - though I'm not afraid to admit that many of the story lines are far fetched, a lot of the staff and students are actually quite believable characters! (At least in the schools I've been to.)
I just can't believe Audrey got let off so lightly for what was in effect trespassing in a student's house! Feel a bit sorry for her though tbh.

AlphaBetaOoda Mon 16-Sep-13 07:17:42

Londons burning? Was he really sicknote?

1944girl Mon 16-Sep-13 19:02:30

London's Burning that was the name.I am sure he was Sicknote.

EduCated Mon 16-Sep-13 19:06:13

Wasn't strict teacher lady in that too?

AlphaBetaOoda Mon 16-Sep-13 19:12:02

She def was.

KatoPotato Mon 16-Sep-13 19:25:11

Grantley is not sick note! He was in a few episodes of the bill and casualty and was in tinker tailor soldier spy.

AliceinSlumberland Mon 16-Sep-13 19:36:16

I too love Waterloo road although much preferred the old series and feel that none of the new staff are likeable at all except for Nikki Boston. I hate the head and the new deputy/nqt storyline is naff. It's gone even more ott than ever before but I still watch it! I just hope they get some new staff and students soon, I really hate Connor and Imogen, and was the person who wrote 'Barry Barry' in taking the piss?!?!

Also can't see how the school is so poor, doesn't the rich one still fund the schoolhouse?

JustBecauseICan Tue 17-Sep-13 14:00:43

The Nikki one played a madster wronged wife who sobbed and hiccupped very loudly in a thing about vets. <vague> Keith Barron played the dad who dropped dead with a heart attack (as he has done in every thing he's been in for the last 30 years)

Her husband ran off with thingy- Zoe with the ginormous bottom in Casualty and she (Nikki) went a bit Glenn Close about it all.

I loved WR at the beginning, but so much death! <will no one think of the children>

Tom IRL would have been fingered years ago for having lots of dead girlfriends in suspicious circumstances.

Why does each series have to start with some underclass scummy family who, surprise! turn out to have Hearts Of Gold and be Very Clever or Good at Something?

DramaQueenofHighCs Wed 18-Sep-13 07:47:03

Heather Peace (who plays Nikki Boston) has been in LOADS of things - including London's Burning. She is also a majorly talented singer and song writer.

AlphaBetaOoda Sat 21-Sep-13 20:11:55

Catching up on this weeks.
What happened with Angus Deayton getting DH job?

invicta Sat 21-Sep-13 20:21:55

Barry Barry was born in 1994.

My boys love this show.

YoniBottsBumgina Sat 21-Sep-13 20:25:36

Oh I miss WR! So ridiculous! I will live vicariously through you lot because I can't be arsed to install lots of software just so I can watch iplayer.

I agree it was far better in the early days though. Up to Season 5 part 1 I think was good, after that, no, ridiculous. Funny though.

YoniBottsBumgina Sat 21-Sep-13 20:28:19

Connor and Imogen are bleurgh though, I agree. Most boring/annoying couple in it.

AlphaBetaOoda Sat 21-Sep-13 21:37:44

Angus Deayton does seem to have upped the WTF factor as I can't take him seriously at all never mind the unlikely storylines!

Judybluey Sat 21-Sep-13 21:44:18

Oooh love WR but I don't think this series is going to be as good as last one...I just feel all nostalgic watching school dramas reminiscing about first crushes,end of term discos etc wink

nennypops Sun 22-Sep-13 10:48:39

Grantly didn't play Sicknote in London's Burning. That was Richard Walsh; the actor who plays Grantly is Philip Martin Brown.

AlphaBetaOoda Thu 26-Sep-13 21:03:01

Why's Barry Barry in a suit?

KareninsGirl Thu 26-Sep-13 23:43:26

I wondered that too, alpha! Perhaps he thinks he's on par with the teachers and they're just pleased he's taking pride in his appearance...who knows? I don't really understand why any of the characters do what they do any more.

Imogen and Connor are highly irritating, yes.

I'd love to see a visit by Michael Gove feature in an episode haha!

MiaowTheCat Fri 27-Sep-13 08:16:53

It started off amusing -then got really shit with the move to Scotlamd and I couldn't watch the season with the PRU in as it had got so bad. It's just recycling the same storylines now - the language teacher without a clue was done with Denise Welch before, and the staff member - student temptation thing that dragged on for months with the Spanish teacher... and Barry Barry is just embarassingly awful! Oh yeah and the annual "NQT who is shit and gets locked in a cupboard but will be a good member of staff by episode 6" story too.

I still love Grantly though - just the one liners about how ridiculous it all is.

There are many things I'd like to see happen to Mr Gove (mainly involving a steam roller and his face) but WR isn't one of 'em!

KareninsGirl Fri 27-Sep-13 08:42:23

miaow, perhaps MG's face could indeed be steamrollered by an errant teen in Waterloo Road? Best of both words then...

Kikithecat Fri 27-Sep-13 09:15:49

So I guess I'm on my own in starting to fancy Barry Barry?blush

KareninsGirl Fri 27-Sep-13 09:45:04

kiki, no, my daughter's best friend fancies him (but she is only 13 lol)

AlphaBetaOoda Fri 27-Sep-13 11:34:53

<backs away from kiki >

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