As a fan of Eastenders I have been following the Danielle and Ronnie storyline eagerly for the last 6 months or so (albeit rather impatiently of late) and like many other Easties fans I was really looking forward to tonight’s show. Sure, I’d heard the rumours of Danielle’s demise like everyone else but still couldn’t help thinking “The BBC wouldn’t be THAT stupid would they?” well, it turns out they were. Obviously!
After stringing us all along for months, Eastenders writers have delivered a big slap in the face to its regular viewers by killing off Danielle and thus ending a storyline that we had all been following. I know we should have all come to realise by now that there’s never a happy ending on the show, but for goodness sake, give us a break for once wont you?
Week after week myself and other viewers have sat watching our TV screens waiting for the ‘big reveal’ only to be shot down in flames by yet another doom and gloom ending. Big shocker there eh! Yes, it was well acted tonight, and yes I did shed a tear for Danielle but more than anything all I could think was “Is this IT?” After months and months of build up and hype the best they could do was to kill her off??
The world of Twitter is alight with appalled fans giving their thoughts on the way this storyline has ended and quite rightly so in my opinion. I almost feel as if I’ve been conned out of months of my life spent bothering to tune into what could have easily been eastenders best storyline ever only to find that actually, there was really no point as it just wasn’t going anywhere!
As far as I can see it this was one big cop out on Eastenders behalf! Filled with sloppy writing, empty promises and disappointment.
If it weren’t for the fabulous acting of Samantha Janus, Larry Lamb and co the whole hour long show would have been a big fat waste of time in my opinion.
Come on Eastenders, instead of being so intent on doom and gloom all the time, listen to what the viewers want to see for once and reward us for following the longest excruciatingly panned out storyline in the history of soap opera’s!
I’ll sign off by taking a deep breath and reminding myself that it’s just a TV show as I get my head back into the real world, but I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling just a tiny bit of resentment to a show that I usually adore. Ah well, time for a cuppa I suppose!
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It’s all about viewing figures for eastenders bosses by the looks of things, read the latest article here on the eastenders site in which they rave about how the show must have been amazing as it pulled in so many viewers. Hmm, perhaps it pulled in loads of viewers because we all actually wanted to see an ending that left fans feeling like the last 6 months of viewing had been WORTH it. Big letdown folks, and what a cop out response.