Anonymous: What do you think about the change in the actor for Holly? Personally, it's a disapointment, she used to be so good!
I really liked the sulky sarcasm Wallis Day brought to the role and I liked her with Callum and thought she was one of the best parts of Hollyoaks Later. The new actress certainly looks the part but I haven’t seen her in action to judge. It’s a bit of a shame as I think people were just growing to appreciate Holly with Wallis in the part.
Anonymous: can you visit the hollyoaks village?
Sadly they don’t do tours or anything. There have been a few lucky people who have been fortunate enough to visit (I got to go in 2011 and it was so much fun). It’s exactly like they always say, everything is much smaller in real life than it looks on TV. You would not believe how tiny the actual village area is.
Anonymous: are you not doing a hit or miss for this week??
No and to be honest I’m taking an indefinite break from Hollyoaks. In my 8 years plus of watching I’ve never lost my love for it until now, which pains me to say.
Hollyoaks right now seems to be all about shock plots and melodramatic moments which look good for a 60 second trailer but when you actually sit and watch the episode it stretches believably to the max. Characters behave insanely to further the plot, there’s little consequence to any big event and lately I’ve been left feeling like my intelligence as a viewer is being insulted. Hollyoaks doesn’t have to be BAFTA drama or realistic, but for me it’s so far off the mark right now. I’ve got such love and loyalty to it (hey I’m the saddo who’s just spent £12 downloading the whole of 2011 and 2012 episodes from iTunes so I can rewatch my favourite parts!) and I know it can be better. I want it to be!
Fingers crossed for something better around the corner.
To save you listening to my moans anymore, I’ve put the rest under a cut.
: I was just wondering if you had a twitter account because I really love your tumblr page!?
Yes! It’s @DoginthePond. I haven’t tweeted much lately but I tweet E4 pace when I do so be warned of spoilers.
#Hollyoaks Hit or Miss: It’s all about Frindsey this week and we’re quite enjoying Fraser’s double life and Robbie being an evil shit. We wish Ash and Sinead would go away.
Scene of the Week: Trevor Chases Freddie Through the Woods to Kill Him
Even though we knew Trevor wouldn’t be burying Freddie any time soon, this scene was brilliantly tense and we were wondering how Freddie would escape Trevor’s menacing clutches. We liked that Fraser was simultaneously learning that Trevor was about to kill the Roscoe and phoning him to call it off, just as Freddie managed to get away causing Trevor to drop his phone. We’d have liked a bit more gore to show Trevor had been beating him, but Ofcom probably wouldn’t have liked it.
#Hollyoaks Quote of the Week: Carmel describes being a lesbian, the Hollyoaks way (see: Sarah Barnes).
Oh Hollyoaks, sometimes you are the best thing in our day and other times we just expect better. Can’t muster enthusiasm for any ‘hits’ this week so here’s a selection of thoughts collected through the week.
#Hollyoaks Hit or Miss: We loved the more light hearted stories this week especially the Dennis stuff. We just don’t like Nana McQueen’s panto ways and we’re already bored of the Vincent plot.
Scene of the Week: Sienna Thinks Darren is Proposing
There was something rather satisfying about Sienna having the rug pulled from under her this week, her face falling at record speed and not an over-the-shoulder glarepout to be seen - hurrah! And we’re lovers of the Jack and Frankie marriage so we were even more chuffed that they’ll be renewing their vows - aww! Frankie dumping all the bags on a crestfallen Sienna was a stroke of genius too.