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Stacey. EastEnders. Sacred cow.

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GreatAuntLavinia Fri 22-Jan-16 21:07:05

I should be feeling the pain here but it’s not doing it for me. Seems like EVERYONE thinks the actress is aaaaamaaazing, they totally feel for the character, and the storyline is tearing them up. Meanwhile, I’m not moved. I want to join in the love, but throughout the whole story I’ve just thought everything about it is bloody awful – melodramatic, superficial, over-wrought, badly acted by almost all concerned, nonsense. It can't be just me? Is it just me?!

JaneHair Fri 22-Jan-16 21:10:06

I think her performance has been great but the writing is very unsubtle and it's not believable that the characters have only just noticed she is unwell.

WilLiAmHerschel Fri 22-Jan-16 21:14:08

I think the main people who could have noticed - Kat and Shabnam come to mind here - have been too wrapped up in their own problems. Plus the fact she was being stalked, then Charlie's death and the stress of Kush being the dad could excuse some of her behaviour. It still involves a leap of faith to say nobody would have noticed though!

WilLiAmHerschel Fri 22-Jan-16 21:18:13

But I agree about Lacy Turner's performance being great.

imwithspud Fri 22-Jan-16 21:20:04

She's played the part brilliantly in my opinion. The one thing that has bugged me with this storyline is that since she already had bi-polar, her midwives/health visitors would have been keeping a closer eye on her after the birth, rather than just leaving an obviously vulnerable woman to get on with it. I also think it's taken a bit longer than it should have for people close to her to notice she wasn't well, despite everything else that's been going on.

imwithspud Fri 22-Jan-16 21:21:08

She should have been taken to hospital when she was found on the roof of the vic.

southeastastra Fri 22-Jan-16 21:23:52

i agree op, i don't usually watch ee but i did catch some of the over acting going on, it was embarassing to watch. i found the same when charlie went loopy. it's really bad. i think the actors really need to tone it down. and the writers should be fired

WilLiAmHerschel Fri 22-Jan-16 21:31:07

Yes spud I had regular health visits just because of my history of depression so thought the same about Stacey not getting any visits.

floppyjogger Fri 22-Jan-16 21:32:28

I have felt the same up until tonight.

I thought the bloke who plays martin did a great job with the story line he had and it was the first time that i actually cared and wasnt sat watching feeling irritated.

The Slaters have got to be the worst over actors on screen at the moment. I cringed with the Kat, Charlie and Mo death scene. Shame they all didnt go along with Alfie!

Casmama Sat 23-Jan-16 00:45:42

I do wonder if you've ever been around someone who has had some sort of mental illness crisis?
I think she has acted it very well even down to the mannerisms.

VertigoNun Sat 23-Jan-16 01:02:05

The a ting seemed good. I don't know if it's an accurate portrayal of psychosis. The medical staff seem unbelievable. Not all wound be kind, available and as patient.

mawbroon Sat 23-Jan-16 01:08:11

I've had psychosis. I haven't watched EE for years but am tempted to take a look to see how they've done it.

How long has the storyline been on, and which episodes in particular feature her?

MissBattleaxe Tue 26-Jan-16 00:15:50

Not all wound be kind, available and as patient No, but they want this to be a storyline that could help someone suffering, so they're not going to make the staff rushed and impatient with her.

I visited a relative in a psych unit once and the staff were harrasssed, but incredibly good with the patients, despite getting verbally abused.

WilLiAmHerschel Tue 26-Jan-16 16:49:26

Mawbroon the story line has been running since Christmas really. That's when she gave birth. But it's really ramped up over the last couple of weeks is say.

WilLiAmHerschel Tue 26-Jan-16 16:49:47

I'd say.

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