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To think that Casualty is the worst programme on TV?

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Yawnychops Sat 04-Jan-14 21:25:24

It is abismal. The writing is terrible and predictable and acting is even worse.

DH watches it every Saturday and every week I sit there watching it groaning and telling DH how shite it is, much to his amusement.

I think it's time a bomb was dropped at Holby hospital and the series cancelled.

Does anyone actually enjoy it?

FluffyDucky Sat 04-Jan-14 21:27:06

Noo! I loves a bit of casualty I do!
It's always fun guessing when and what the 'look away now' moment will be.

thoroughlymodernmillie Sat 04-Jan-14 21:28:33

Its not still on is it. Is Charlie still there with his bemused expression.

Toughasoldboots Sat 04-Jan-14 21:29:10

Agree, we play guess the accident. Part of being stuck in on a Saturday.

Toughasoldboots Sat 04-Jan-14 21:29:38


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Yawnychops Sat 04-Jan-14 21:33:40

Yes, Charlie is still there and still can't act. Tess is there - currently wearing a dodgy wig.

There's a really bloody annoying nurse who cocks up every week and gets away with it.

It's just finished and here comes Catherine Tate's Nan. This will either be really funny or really disappointing. I suspect the latter.

thoroughlymodernmillie Sat 04-Jan-14 21:40:01

I can't believe Charlie is still going. What is he now, the chief exec. Does he still randomly look into the distance whilst talking to people.

Yawnychops Sat 04-Jan-14 21:52:41

I don't know, i still think of him as Charge Nurse Charlie but he seems to run the place whilst staring into space.

God, this Catherine Tate show is awful - practically every stereotype going. Really lazy writing.

Perhaps I'm just a misery? grin

chocolatespiders Sat 04-Jan-14 21:56:59

Love Casualty, hate sat night if it is not on ( I have no life)

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sat 04-Jan-14 21:59:28

No, I'm a nurse and I hate it! Although not as much as Holby city.

What a load of bollocks. It makes me shout at the tv.

I once had a patient say to me 'it's not like casualty'. No because that's a fucking tv programme!

It makes me angry, you can tell...

LineRunner Sat 04-Jan-14 22:00:09

Charlie is now some kind of super nurse, with all the sexual allure of a sluice room.

RhondaJean Sat 04-Jan-14 22:01:44

Yabvvvu. It's the only thing I never miss on tv.

specialsubject Sat 04-Jan-14 22:02:01

it's not exactly high culture and all the above criticisms are valid. But it is all good clean fun, and there are certainly many much worse programmes.

gas cylinders kept indoors in a bar? Really??

Sparklingbrook Sat 04-Jan-14 22:02:24

Is Lee Mead in it yet? I am going to start watching it then.

SoupDragon Sat 04-Jan-14 22:03:06

I enjoy Casualty smile

I am now watching "Saturday Night 80s Disco" on VH1 though as
Catherine Tate looked utter shite.

hottea7 Sat 04-Jan-14 22:04:07

I love casualty! I have a very lovely friend who is a paramedic, and apparently casuslty is not 'based on RL' at all. Gutted

drbonnieblossman Sat 04-Jan-14 22:06:37

Catherine Tate was actually very funny.

re casualty, yabu. we play "guess the accident". and I love Fletch

EndoplasmicReticulum Sat 04-Jan-14 22:07:09

I used to enjoy it years ago when it was more about the patients than the staff, and you would see people bimbling about and play "guess what horrible accident is going to happen to these people". Also it used to be filmed in Bristol when I was a student there, so I could location spot.

I imagine that it irritates medical professionals. A friend who has a child with allergies was irked by a recent episode when they injected an epipen in someone's arm (not the usual place, as I understand it).

InPursuitOfOblivion Sat 04-Jan-14 22:10:01

Pobble I shout at the TV too!! They can't even get basic medical facts right and have surgeons anaesthetising patients without IV access, no airways, monitoring - not even a sodding ODP or anaesthetic nurse!

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sat 04-Jan-14 22:10:59

Whoever is the medical advisor on casualty or Holby either hasn't worked for 60 years or gets their information from Wikipedia.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sat 04-Jan-14 22:14:46

InPursuitOfOblivion, anaesthetising via an oxygen mask in a theatre room that's just off the corridor.

Oh and they can do any job! Who cares if you're a midwife? Go run hdu!


backwardpossom Sat 04-Jan-14 22:19:39

YABVU. It's so bad, it's brilliant.

Yawnychops Sat 04-Jan-14 22:19:41

Ok, so it seems I am being unreasonable and a bit of a misery.

However, in true AIBU tradition, I will refuse to accept it and believe that I'm right. wink

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sat 04-Jan-14 22:21:58

You are right. It's wrong.

Don't even start me on Hollyoaks medical inaccuracies....

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