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Waterloo Road - Series 10 will be last series :(

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ginnycreeper5 Fri 21-Nov-14 13:53:11

This has always been my guilty pleasure.
Why are they ending it? Why Why WHY?
They can't! angry
Why end a series that is still successful? (I know loads of people that watch it)
I wish they would reconsider!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway...........
How are you finding the series so far?
Who are your favorite characters?

I like Rhiannon. She's had some really good storylines.
I also see Gabby being in a lot of things in the future. She makes me think of a young Hayley Mills (only with attitude)
The red haired teacher gets on my tits. She's got such a smirky face. She and PE teacher are welcome to each other.
Simon can do better.
Head teacher's son is a bit of a looker (nothing like his dad) - bad casting?
Doesn't his mother look like she's in 28 weeks later, woman stood at window (but it isn't her)
Audrey is great (like a Brit version of Carol TWD)
And Christine as an alkie was very convincing.
Also the secretary cracks me up each time she opens her mouth.

(they can't get rid of it)

There's nothing else good on (Doctors is shite now)

CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 21-Nov-14 13:57:42

Noooo! They can't get rid of it. Althoug maybe it's because they've run out of storylines!

ginnycreeper5 Fri 21-Nov-14 14:00:03

So they should get some new writers - with NEW storylines!
Don't get rid of the series fgs.

I bet they won't be replacing it with anything good.

CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 21-Nov-14 14:03:12

I watch the old series sometimes on youtue.

I like Ali the art teacher and her children, and I like Audrey Mcfall (history). I like Lenny and Lisa and Kevin.

Hate the red haired science teacher.

ginnycreeper5 Fri 21-Nov-14 14:08:14

Nobody likes the science teacher! shock She's too full of herself. Also hated how she bullied the girl that returned to school.
She either has a really annoying face or she's playing a good part.

Icimoi Fri 21-Nov-14 20:48:35

Science teacher spent her first series being utterly incompetent, but seems to have transformed overnight. How did that happen?

CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 21-Nov-14 20:49:31

No! She is still incompetent. She joined in with the bullying of gabby.

TheFirstOfHerName Fri 21-Nov-14 21:20:08

WR is my favourite guilty pleasure, and my teenage son loves it too.
It's like Grange Hill for the over 12s; worthy, predictable and likes to cover serious ishoos.

ginnycreeper5 Sat 22-Nov-14 16:07:35

Science teacher spent her first series being utterly incompetent, but seems to have transformed overnight. How did that happen?

I was wondering the same thing. hmm
She doesn't even have Barry Barry to help her anymore!

R4roger Sat 22-Nov-14 16:28:26

red headed one looks like a skeleton, her facial features.
awful awful man she is having a fling with as well, the man who went after the lesbian last time.

very few scots in the programme.
and so silly last week with the headteacher's son going to the poor boy's house and giving him his tie so he can come to His school

SpanishFly Thu 27-Nov-14 19:55:27

Justin, the head teacher's son, looks like the drummer from McFly.

OohOod Sat 29-Nov-14 18:59:09

It's not something I can take seriously but I watch it in the same way I watch Doctors/holby/casualty

OodKingWenceslas Thu 04-Dec-14 10:08:34

Anyone watch last nights? Hating the head , must be due a change though, they usually only last a glee weeks

Icimoi Thu 04-Dec-14 13:45:17

I quite like the head in a mature eye candy sort of way. But I do wonder how they expect viewers to believe that a responsible father would make his son move schools not just once but twice in the run up to his A Levels.

TheFirstOfHerName Fri 05-Dec-14 18:57:32

Even putting aside the social and emotional cost of moving schools in Y13, it's unlikely that every school would offer the same courses (exam board, specification etc) and be teaching the content in the same order.

rale124 Wed 10-Dec-14 06:02:26

Unless there planning to hire some new writers good. Dont get me wrong ive been a fan since season 1 but especially since it moved to scotland its just repeated stories and cliches. For example I think there must have been at least 4 episodes where someone brought drugs in and each episode just felt like a just say no morality tale. Plus a lot of the characters are recycled:

-The Bad boy- spens entire season antagonising people only to have changed his way by the second season and become everyones favourite guy.
-The Ambitious new headteacher- comes in with bright new ideas only to be hit by reality within the first day.
-The Super Couple- the most popular boy and girl. Relationship is a major storyline by next season there dead/in prison etc.

WR in its early seasons was gritty and realistic its current form is clichey and recycled. Bring in a ambitious writer or get rid. Sick of watching season after season after season out of some misguided form of loyalty.

SpanishFly Wed 10-Dec-14 11:19:01

I have to say I agree. Although I do still really enjoy it.

I never understand how they get fairly credible TV actors to get involved - Neil Pearson, for one. Every series seems to have a decent actor involved

Travelledtheworld Wed 10-Dec-14 13:23:22

Ichimoi the Head rather is Neil Pearson who has been in a lot of TV dramas. I used to have the hots for him in a series called " Between the Lines". That was 20 years ago and he was very cute then.

MiaowTheCat Wed 10-Dec-14 19:34:06

I think it had run its course when they got rid of Grantley and Tom. They're just going over the same storylines with different faces now - the crap teacher getting terrorred by the kids, invariably getting locked in the cupboard at some point (I've done years and years of supply teaching, in some of the roughest parts of town and NEVER been locked in a cupboard)... the head's kids going off the rails... bad boy turns good boy... supply teacher turns out to be completely bonkers in some way or other... LEA wants to close us down - dramatic final day of term - decision reversed.

It lost its way when they moved it to Scotland, did the stupid free school storyline and then that bloody PRU season - I kind of fell out of religiously watching it then and now just dabble more and less.

SpanishFly Wed 10-Dec-14 22:59:30

Yeah moving it to Greenock was a disaster. All due to the BBC cutbacks and diversifying.

HoraceCope Thu 11-Dec-14 09:40:26

i had the hots for Neil Pearson in Drop the Dead Donkey. aaages ago

Icimoi Sat 13-Dec-14 09:08:54

Yes, what did happen to that PRU? It was bizarre how they found a way to shoehorn the most unlikely pupils into it. Did it work such wonders that they didn't need it any more?

OodKingWenceslas Mon 15-Dec-14 19:12:48

Yes the move was the turning point. And the strange funding of it.

MiaowTheCat Tue 16-Dec-14 07:27:25

Talking of things that have vanished in WR... Modern Languages, English and Maths departments appear to be the current temporary residents of the curriculum Bermuda triangle depending on where we can stick interesting actors as opposed to the silent other staff who always leave the staffroom before any dialogue starts.

TheFirstOfHerName Tue 16-Dec-14 07:38:16

as opposed to the silent other staff who always leave the staffroom before any dialogue starts.

Like the Sikh teacher who appears every week but never says anything. Give him a couple of lines!

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