History Series / Emmerdale

29th Jul '16 8:12:38 PM foreverrhapsody
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** Gordon Livesy killed himself the first night of his jail sentence as a cowardly move.
10th Jul '16 6:25:02 PM foreverrhapsody
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* GoldDigger: Charity Tate, Kim Tate and Sadie King in Emmerdale all marry millionaires for their money. The characters Kelly Windsor and Chloe Aitkinson date rich men for their money.
** Robert Sugden returned to the village in October 2014 engaged to the rich and beautiful Chrissie White. He repeated quite often that he loved her, but that wasn't the only reason he married her.
10th Jul '16 6:13:04 PM foreverrhapsody
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15th Apr '16 8:39:57 AM jth
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* DatingDoSiDo: See TangledFamilyTree; per standard soap tropes, most long-running characters are within 1-2 dating 'links' of each other.
31st Mar '16 4:56:09 PM jth
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* TangledFamilyTree: Oh boy. To take just one example: Bernice is married to Lawrence, who is Chrissie's father. Bernice's ex-boyfriend, and step-brother, is Andy, who is now involved with Chrissie. Chrissie is midway through divorcing Robert, who is Andy's brother. Robert is semi-involved with Aaron, who used to date Robert's sister Victoria. Andy has two children with Debbie, who is Aaron's cousin and Robert's ex-girlfriend. And that's before you get into the actual incest of the Dingle family tree.

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* TangledFamilyTree: Oh boy. To take just one example: Bernice is married to Lawrence, who is Chrissie's father. Bernice's ex-boyfriend, and step-brother, is Andy, who is now involved with Chrissie. Chrissie is midway through divorcing Robert, who is Andy's brother. Robert is semi-involved with Aaron, who used to date Robert's sister Victoria. Andy has two children with Debbie, who is Aaron's cousin and Robert's ex-girlfriend. Victoria is married to Adam, who is Aaron's step-cousin through marriage - specifically his mother's marriage to Cain (Debbie's father). Debbie's mother, Charity, also has a child with Ross, Debbie's boyfriend and Adam's half-brother. And that's before you get into the actual incest of the Dingle family tree.
** Emphasised in-universe when Chastity brings Victoria free birthday drinks:
--> '''Chas:''' There you go, seeing as you're family.
--> '''Victoria:''' ...am I?
--> '''Chas:''' Well yeah, your husband is my brother's stepson.
--> ''[blank looks all around, including from said husband]''
29th Mar '16 4:03:10 AM jth
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* TheOtherDarrin: Frequently used with the child characters; less frequently used with the adults (though Robert Sugden is one adult example)



* PlayingAgainstType: Pauline Quirke, best-known as a comedic actress from ''Birds of a Feather'', playing an extremely dramatic part as Jackson's mother during his exit storyline (which included him becoming quadraplegic following a car crash and eventually committing suicide)


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* RetCon: The reveal in 2016 that Aaron was abused by his father as a child doesn't track especially well with what was shown on-screen at the time, but any inconsistencies have largely been handwaved away within the show.


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* TangledFamilyTree: Oh boy. To take just one example: Bernice is married to Lawrence, who is Chrissie's father. Bernice's ex-boyfriend, and step-brother, is Andy, who is now involved with Chrissie. Chrissie is midway through divorcing Robert, who is Andy's brother. Robert is semi-involved with Aaron, who used to date Robert's sister Victoria. Andy has two children with Debbie, who is Aaron's cousin and Robert's ex-girlfriend. And that's before you get into the actual incest of the Dingle family tree.
23rd Mar '16 9:01:59 PM nombretomado
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Notably, almost every person who moves to the village (even the illegitimate ones) either joins or is joined by their family, and so joins in the near-constant feuding among the famillies in the village.

Seen as something of a television version of TheArchers, albeit set among bluff northern types rather than well-heeled country folk, the series received a dramatic ReTool during the early 1990s. Starting with the name change, more and more classic "soap opera" elements were introduced, but the series was still in the shadow of its more illustrious rivals ''CoronationStreet'' and ''EastEnders'' - until 1993, when writers had a plane crash onto the Woolpack, drawing in 18 million viewers.

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Notably, almost every person who moves to the village (even the illegitimate ones) either joins or is joined by their family, and so joins in the near-constant feuding among the famillies families in the village.

Seen as something of a television version of TheArchers, ''TheArchers'', albeit set among bluff northern types rather than well-heeled country folk, the series received a dramatic ReTool during the early 1990s. Starting with the name change, more and more classic "soap opera" elements were introduced, but the series was still in the shadow of its more illustrious rivals ''CoronationStreet'' ''Series/CoronationStreet'' and ''EastEnders'' ''Series/EastEnders'' - until 1993, when writers had a plane crash onto the Woolpack, drawing in 18 million viewers.
15th Mar '16 5:04:43 AM jth
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* DefiantToTheEnd: Val, realising that she's going to die in the rubble after the helicopter crash, lights a final cigarette and gives a speech about how unstoppable she is and how much she's overcome to the massive shard of glass dangling over her, moments before it falls and kills her.


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** Aaron attempted suicide rather than be forced to come out during his trial for assaulting Jackson.


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* MamaBear: Chastity isn't exactly winning any Mother of the Year awards, but she's extremely protective of Aaron.


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* TheOtherDarrin: Frequently used with the child characters; less frequently used with the adults (though Robert Sugden is one adult example)


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* PlayingAgainstType: Pauline Quirke, best-known as a comedic actress from ''Birds of a Feather'', playing an extremely dramatic part as Jackson's mother during his exit storyline (which included him becoming quadraplegic following a car crash and eventually committing suicide)


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* TemptingFate: Carl King gives Cameron a smug speech about how many near-death experiences he's avoided, ending with "I'm untouchable". Cameron promptly caves his head in with a brick.
12th Mar '16 5:50:01 PM foreverrhapsody
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* PlotSensitiveSnoopingSkills: Characters tend to be very dumb or very smart, as the plots call for.
12th Mar '16 3:07:10 PM foreverrhapsody
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* HandsomeLech: Carl King.

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* HandsomeLech: Carl King.** Liv Flaherty kicked Robert Sugden in the crotch after he tried to get back Aaron Livesy's wallet, which Liv had stolen.



* LovableRogue: Eli Dingle when he wasn't being seriously nasty.



* OnlySaneMan: Marlon is this to the rest of the Dingles.
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