Peeved Over The Hope & The Hype of Finding Lucy's Killer!
In the UK, one of the most popular television soaps is that of "Eastenders," and it seems to be a worldwide hit in other countries too, even if at times the English accent is very hard to understand. I have been a fan of the series since the mid 1980s, even though I was still probably a little too young to watch the series when it first began.
The last couple of months however has seen British TV and the British media hyping up the current "Who Killed Lucy Beale?" character in the series, a young girl who at one point was holding out a lot of jobs to look after her family when her father went AWOL and disappeared following another story line previous to Lucy's demise as well as her character dabbling with drugs, and creating yet another real life issue that isn't just home to the UK.
When the killer was revealed at the weekend, I must say that I was extremely disappointed. After so many mini sub plots going off in one episode before the actual killer was revealed, I must admit I was more hooked on the character played by Samantha Janis when "Ronnie" steals a baby and the episodes during and the aftermath.
I don't think many viewers banked on Lucy's 11 year old brother, Bobby on killing her half-sister. Too many other sub plots had started including an episode showing the actual time when Lucy was murdered - and I feel the whole event was rather mixed and totally not realistic. Eastenders after all seem to have "telephone directory" style writers week in and week out; it is impossible to nail down the continuity in the programme and I do wish the production team would get their heads out of the sky to realise this.
After the not-so-"great" reveal, I think I will stop watching Eastenders for a bit. On account that it was also the 30th Anniversary of the show, I thought the celebration was a bit off and not terribly organised. The actors were desperate to get a pint rather than sit through interviews with Zoe Ball whilst also undergoing a spoof Mastermind BBC style competition; with Ben Hardy leaving the crew and show, his surprise departure wasn't that much hyped up, either. Thanks for reading. ©Nar2Reviews2015.