No, this commentator is not me, but I wish it was. My voice has been effectively silenced on Digital Spy by minions who curry favour from the likes of anyone associated with EastEnders.
But people who have watched the show for a long time now feel cheated and, as licence-fee payers, have the right to complain.
In one brief outburst, the Digital Spy forum member bass55 summarises everything wrong about the show at the moment.
The commentator was prompted by a remark from another astute forum member, Broken Arrow, who hit the nail on the head with this observation:-
I get the feeling they're writing this show for people who have only started watching in the last few years. To them it wouldn't make a blind bit of difference seeing Dot and Sharon's reunion after 7 years. As a long time viewer the continuity errors are making me feel insulted and unappreciated. Anyone else feel the same?
This was in response to a thread started regarding the totally weird non-reaction to Dot's and Sharon's seeing each other for the first time in seven years in last night's episode.
bass55's brilliant assessment:-
Yep, pretty much sums up how I feel as well. This show is being written by people who have no knowledge of, and no respect for its history. Especially when it comes to Sharon.
We should have seen Kat's reaction to Sharon returning, but this was completely ignored. Sharon introducing herself to Janine was also ludicrous, they have known each other for over twenty years (Sharon even used to babysit Janine!). There was no mention of Dennis' death during the New Year's day episode. Sharon hasn't even mentioned Vicky or Michelle once since she's been back, let alone Pauline, Kathy, even Angie and Den. And now they're trying to make us believe that Dot wouldn't care that Sharon is back in the Square!
EastEnders did NOT start in 2006 with the arrival of the Branning family. Writers, do your bloody research. It's an insult to all long-term viewers.
See all the bit in red, Lorraine? That's for you; and please pay particular attention to the bold and enlarged bit. This is your major problem, when you employ girl wonders like Lauren Klee and Emer Kenney to write and storyline for major long-term characters. These people employ the mantra of the young today that anything or anyone existing prior to the dates before they were born, simply do not matter. History doesn't exist.
But that's no excuse for you to sign off on this cack, Lorraine. After all, you're supposed to have worked on the show for twenty years. Allegedly, you knew EastEnders.
I doubt this woman will read this, but I hope to hell someone does and it gets shoved in her face.
P S ... Here's the FUCKING LINK TO SOME VALID CRITICISM OF THIS SHOW AND WHAT'S KILLING IT - NAMELY BLATANT IGNORANCE OF CONTINUITY, DISREGARD FOR LONG-TERM VIEWERS AND BRANNING DOMINATION.