Waterloo Road WTF thread- any takers?

(78 Posts)
AlphaBetaOoda Thu 12-Sep-13 21:07:31

Crap soaps are so much fun MN style so does anyone watch Waterloo road and want to play 'where are they from?' 'How unrealistic' and 'who is head this week?'

NancyShrew Fri 08-Nov-13 18:05:32

My goodness the season finale was a serious tear jerker!

redexpat Tue 05-Nov-13 19:16:13

Thank you spanish I am now prepared for some good fiction smile

SpanishFly Tue 05-Nov-13 15:23:19

redexpat That is the brilliance of Waterloo Road. And the even more worrying thing is that each series gets even less believable than the last!

redexpat Tue 05-Nov-13 09:51:34

I've just finished series 1 on the danish version of netflix. Wow it is awful. Why, if shortly after your wedding, your BF and your DH got together would you be wishing them all the best and saying that the most important thing is to remain fiends? Or is she really plotting their downfall?

SpanishFly Mon 04-Nov-13 10:47:38

Did anyone notice the Barrys' mum wearing Spanx under her leggings smile

GrandpaInMyBlender Sun 13-Oct-13 13:49:50

Get the tissues ready SDT. Its really upsetting sad

We don't have GCSEs or A levels up here in Scotland - they do Standard Grades (GCSE equivalents) at the end of year 11, Highers at the end of year 12 (these fall between AS levels and A levels), and Advanced Highers at the end of year 13 - these are A levels-plus - apparently they cover at least some of the work covered in the first year of degrees up here.

We live about half an hour's drive from Greenock, where it is filmed, and when we were down that way one day, I made dh drive me round until we found the Actual School where it is filmed! It is funny to see what bits they film in which parts of Greenock and Gourock, and to marvel at how they manage to get from one bit to another so fast and on foot!

I haven't watched this week's episode yet - I am going to settle down in front of the tv this afternoon, with my knitting, and watch it on Sky+ - but I have seen something on this thread that is a bit shock - Grantley dies??!

OohDoctorDarcy Sun 13-Oct-13 12:17:16

It's Scotland so not sure how that works. Plus they were independent (& could do own curriculum ) and now aren't.

taking this far too seriously

alemci Sun 13-Oct-13 10:46:25

yes they never replaced Chalky for maths did they.

You can also do food tech and textiles at the same time under Mrs Budgeon.

wow she did her teacher training very quickly.

are the older ones meant to be A level students? All seem to do the same options.

AliceinSlumberland Sat 12-Oct-13 22:03:03

Two of their English teachers are dead and one is the head, they don't take on staff very often though do they.

GrandpaInMyBlender Sat 12-Oct-13 22:00:42

You can learn history too (Audrey) and French (George and some nameless teacher mentioned a few eps ago). And PE (mr lowsley). You're fucked for English and Maths though! grin

OohDoctorDarcy Fri 11-Oct-13 19:54:53

The never having a full staff of cleaners is true IME too

MiaowTheCat Fri 11-Oct-13 19:05:35

I have to say the school cleaner was factually accurate compared to my old school where they never DID do any bloody cleaning!

WhisperMen Fri 11-Oct-13 18:02:39

sad poor grantley. He was the best. I can't stand the cast they have now, but I still watch it every week in the hopes it might get better.

Sponsored clean to fund her boxing? Who on earth is sponsoring them? Christine said she will give them £5, but no one else did...

OohDoctorDarcy Fri 11-Oct-13 15:40:30

Caught up now!
shock at Grantly those kids must have constant bereavement counselling!

So currently you can learn mandarin & home ec.& attend Science lessons but not learn cos she's crap

MiaowTheCat Fri 11-Oct-13 13:35:58

Not Grantly! Best character in there (and probably the truest to life to be honest)! Who the hell is going to teach English in the school now - or is the department going to disappear like the French and Spanish ones did?!

alemci Thu 10-Oct-13 22:24:37

liked grantly shamesad

Just as he turned nice!

EduCated Thu 10-Oct-13 21:12:24

Fuck me, they've killed Grantley!

Skelacia Thu 03-Oct-13 21:06:10

h I didn't realise this was back! I luffs it and thanks to having sedation today I'm off work tomorrow and can spend the day catching up on iPlayer. I think I must have missed the end of last series as well, Tom is dead and Grantley lives?!?!

OodAlpha Thu 03-Oct-13 20:51:30

Bump cos its Thursday

alemci Fri 27-Sep-13 21:47:25

yes I thoght the same about kevin

also grantleys wife now teacher

in the other series their used to be other locations etc but now everything happens at school.

is barry dynasty s twin as they are in the same class.

nennypops Fri 27-Sep-13 20:24:43

I get increasingly irritated at the way they keep portraying Kevin as essentially thinking with his dick. He's meant to be mega bright, I thought he'd get round the problem with Barry's criminal mate in the last series by thinking up something clever that criminal mate couldn't cope with, instead he went after him with a gun and got into trouble.

Also, how come he only had £300 in savings? I thought he earned megabucks from the game app or whatever it was?

EduCated Fri 27-Sep-13 19:06:25

I miss Izzy and Mica. The newer series make their lives look boring by comparison sad

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 27-Sep-13 18:48:40

I never watched this when first on years ago. So catching up on cbs. Almost at end of s4 think 5 starts tonight

What series is bbc 1 showing?

I am enjoying tho all teachers seem to shag each other. grin

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