Tag: british soap operas

  • Words on Walford: Fortnight of 13 – 24 April 2020

    Words on Walford: Fortnight of 13 – 24 April 2020

    Has the pandemic changed the way anyone else watches EastEnders? I used to watch every night, but lately I’ve been saving up four episodes (or what would be a week’s worth in normal times) and binging them at the weekend. In some ways this is nice—Friday night was spent in Walford, for example, and I […]

  • Words on Walford: Week of 9 – 13 March 2020

    Words on Walford: Week of 9 – 13 March 2020

    Love in the age of coronavirus is brutal. At least, it is in Walford. This week EastEnders gave us to not one but two disastrous proposals as Lola socially distanced herself from Jay by jumping into bed with Peter and Stuart found out that Rainie did not want to self-quarantine with him in holy matrimony. […]

  • Words on Walford: Week of 2 – 6 March 2020

    Words on Walford: Week of 2 – 6 March 2020

    Farewell, Bex. The departure of Jasmine Armfield as Martin and Sonia’s daughter is the biggest development on EastEnders this week, though it is hardly the most interesting. That kind of sums up the character of Bex, though. When you think about it, she has been through a lot over the past few years—being bullied, having […]

  • The 35 most compelling characters in EastEnders history

    The 35 most compelling characters in EastEnders history

    As EastEnders celebrates its 35th anniversary, I thought it would be fun to look back at 35 of its most compelling characters. These characters helped shape the course of the show’s history, providing some of the most interesting, timely, and memorable storylines. Some of them were on our screens for years, others for a very […]

  • The 35 most iconic scenes in “EastEnders” history

    The 35 most iconic scenes in “EastEnders” history

    Next week, EastEnders celebrates its 35th anniversary. While producers have promised some amazing and gripping scenes as the citizens of Walford take to the Thames for a death cruise, there are plenty of great moments to look back on. As a lifelong EastEnders fan—I began watching from America on PBS when I was about 8-years-old—I […]