YMMV: Home and Away

  • Arc Fatigue: The 2005 storyline "Paternitygate", as dubbed on the Backtothebay messageboard, a love triangle between Hayley Lawson, Scott Hunter and Kim Hyde, fueled by a faked paternity test result which several people found out about but were prevented from revealing it for one reason or another, thus dragging the drama out for over nine months.
  • Award Category Fraud: in 2010, Kate Bell was shortlisted and nominated for the TV Week Logie Awards for Best New Female Talent, despite having previously appeared in two full seasons of Blue Water High, starting in 2005.
  • Break the Cutie April Scott starts off as a likeable snarky environmentalist who, is order, is forcibly taken away by her mother, nearly gasses herself and her boyfriend trying to impress her father, is then disowned by her father, is bullied and treated like a freak, breaks up with her boyfriend as a form of self-punishment, her sister forgets her birthday, she suffers a horrific panic attack...and then her OCD storyline starts.
    • Then, days after having moved in to a new house with her (new) boyfriend, he is involved in a car accident that leaves him comatose.
  • Die for Our Ship: Sam Holden by Jack/Martha shippers, though mostly a result of Derailing Love Interests, as she was sympathetic and well-liked during her first stint in 2006.
  • Ho Yay:
    • Geoff Campbell and Aden Jeffries. One episode was basically nothing but them sarcastically flirting with each other, and now they argue like an old married couple..
    • Also, Xavier Austin and Romeo Smith. In one episode Romeo is helping Xavier practise breaking up with his girlfriend, only for John Palmer, Xavier's mother's boyfriend, to walk in on them and seemingly mistake it for a genuine lover's tiff. In another, Xavier asks Miles and Alf for romantic advice - specifically, starting a relationship with your best friend. Miles asks if it's Romeo.
  • Irish People Love Home And Away
  • HSQ: The show's season-ending cliffhangers regularly qualify (such as Sally's stabbing in 2006 or the explosion at the hospital in 2013), as do the show's Olympic cliffhangers (when the show is taken off for two weeks so that Seven can broadcast the Olympic Games) - standouts inclue Sarah holding ten characters hostage at Leah's house in 2004, Elliot kidnapping Geoff and Nicole in 2008.
  • Memetic Mutation: Alf Stewart's Rape Dungeon.
  • Wangst (Martha Mackenzie)
  • The Woobie: Pretty much everyone at one point or another. Current contenders include Spencer (after being targeted by an online predator posing as a teenage girl), Denny (after losing her boyfriend Casey to a vengeful drug dealer right when he was about to propose) and Jett (raised by an addict mother who couldn't even keep track of how old he was, then loses his foster mother Gina to a sudden aneurysm right when she and John were about to adopt him).