Vivian: Bring It Back
I used to love a bit of Eldorado in the evenings especially if it involved that hunky Marcus (Jesse Birdsall) riding a horse bare-back; you don’t get that kind of thing in Emmerdale! I wasn’t so keen on those scenes with characters speaking in foreign languages and there were no subtitles. Quite how we were meant to understand what the hell was going on/what was being said is beyond me! But all in all Eldorado wasn’t half as bad as it’s made out to be.
A soap with lots of sunshine and hot people is just what we need – and don’t anyone dare say that’s Hollyoaks. I’m talking about real sunshine with hot hunks running along sandy beaches or coming out the hot sea wearing very little at all – a British version of Home and Away but set on the Costa Del Sol not Skegness beach!
The evenings would be a much brighter place with a little bit of Eldorado to cheer you up and who cares if it was deemed a flop the first time around? The press wanted it to fail and so it did – but let’s get behind it this time around and give Eldorado another go!
Queenie: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Emmerdale‘s has six episodes per week, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks five and EastEnders four do we really need another soap? When you throw Doctors, Home and Away and Neighbours into the mix the answer is NO you don’t. What we really need is some good honest British drama not another soap opera with stupid plotlines, bad scripts and inconsistent characterisation!
When Eldorado launched in 1992 it promised us Sun, Sea and Sangria and what did we get? Crossroads with a bit more sunshine and mercifully no bloody Benny. It’s all very well saying the last six months of Eldorado were an improvement on the first but they could hardly have been any worse!
Having said that darlings some of the rubbish the modern soaps come up with are far below the likes of Eldorado‘s early days. Some actors in soaps these days are so wooden its hard to tell where the set ends and they begin!
Reviving Eldorado is nothing more than someone’s bad joke. As if the BBC is going to revive something widely considered a turkey? The best Eldorado fans can hope for is a DVD release featuring the best moments – all five minutes of them.