I’m re-watching Season 2012 on Amazon prime. I think Season 2012 had some great memorable storylines.

Tonight’s episode was great though, a lot of things were glued together, but I think it ended so rather abrupty with the capture of the bloke they were after. I can’t help think that was just too sudden.

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Fans on the Neighbours FB page were saying the same thing for tonights episode, on how quick the police came. As soon as they called the police, they were there! True soapie style, some scenes are bit exaggerated. Lol.

Im enjoying the return of the show overall.

A shame about its ratings on 10 and 10Peach though.

It was as if they were just around the corner popping in for a coffee with a second Mrs Mangel! LOL :stuck_out_tongue: It was just so quick.
I still think the Bear at the cabin in Bold and Beautiful to kill Donna was an over the top… Don’t even think that can be topped. :slight_smile:

I think Neighbours has bombed here in Australia and it will only just get worse, in my opinion. I think there is only a slect group of die hard fans that will watch it. I’ve been watching the classic episodes on Amazon Prime, and even though some of the acting is corney and at beast diasterous , it was still great writing. I still smile at the cricket scene in the beginning of the credits. Wish they did one with Julie Martin coming down the stairs yelling about plaing cricket in the street and then her dad hits her in the mouth with the cricket ball. :stuck_out_tongue:


It’s not really being made for Australia as long as it drives people to Freevee it will work for Amazon as it’s very cheap to make and pushes out heaps of episodes. I’m enjoying it and never watched the original. Maybe it’s for new viewers more than the old ones now?

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They used to be really good at doing that - usually for Alf or Sally’s birthdays or weddings or something. Always felt fairly authentic too unlike the big Neighbours returns which were often under the guise of celebrating Ramsey Street rather than a characters event.

I really don’t get who they’re trying to appeal to with some of these returnees - they’re not even the bigger names from their era, or even the second tier names. Most of those who returned to Neighbours for the nostalgia for it’s finale aren’t interested in watching it day to day. Even if like me they checked out the opening episode of the return it really wasn’t enough to hook them in.

The game finishes at 4:30 pm in Sydney and Melbourne so Neighbours will be first run on 10 Peach that night.

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Neighbours launched new opening credits yesterday, the first change since its return.


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I always FF the credits, so didn’t see, but assume they’ve removed Reece now she’s gone?

Replaced by Mel and a pavlova. Krista is a regular with Byron and Haz. Aaron, David, Nicolette and Isla join Jane and Sam.

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Wait, so they’re back full-time, not just as guests?

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There were comments recently that said they’re only returning for a short time, and that the story of them being permanent characters is meant to throw off the viewers.

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Well, it has been leaked that two of them have 12 month contracts and one has a much shorter contract.

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I guess they’re going to continue showing an episode on Christmas Day.

No Christmas break for Neighbours. Airing on 10 and 10Peach as normal for that week.

Big mistake Paramount +

Missed opportunity.

Not really.

People will not pay for a soap.

Neighbours was picked up for Freevee as a new free streaming platform to encourage download and daily usage.

That’s not p+ business model


Sorry what’s the missed opportunity?

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I think the point they’re trying to make is that P+ could’ve stepped in and rescued the show, and reaped any benefit of increased (arguable as they don’t release ratings and hard to compare to linear viewing) audiences that Freevee are claiming.

Bit if a moot point, given @KICK-IT’s point above.

Ramsay Street Welcomes Maria Thattil To Neighbours.

Neighbours. Mondays To Thursdays At 4.00pm On 10 And 10 Play And 6:30pm On 10 Peach.

Award-winning media personality, Maria Thattil has stepped onto the Neighbours set this week to commence filming her guest role on the iconic series.

From being crowned Miss Universe Australia in 2020 to gracing our screens on 10’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Maria is a published author, speaker, actor, and host who is set to add Ramsay Street resident to her long list of credits.

Receiving Marie Claire’s 2023 The Voice of Now Award and headlining global campaigns for inclusivity and LGBTQIA+ rights, Maria uses her voice to campaign for change.

Maria joins the cast as Amira Devkar, the older and sometimes bossy sister of Haz Devkar, played by regular cast member Shiv Palekar. It’s an emotional reunion for the siblings who have had challenges with their strict parents. However, despite having her brother’s best interests at heart, not everyone on Ramsay Street is thrilled with Amira’s arrival.

Maria said “I’m so excited to be heading to Ramsay Street to bring Amira to life, and best believe she’s coming in with a bang! It’s a pretty surreal thing to get to play a queer woman of colour on one of the most iconic shows in Australia, as seeing that representation was unheard of when I was growing up. I couldn’t be prouder to join the Neighbours cast and I can’t wait to stir up a little fun.”

Set to debut in 2024, Maria’s character is definitely set to add some flair to the vibrant world of Erinsborough.

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