I’ve seen the list. Bit meh to be honest. The regulars look pointless and some of the guest returnees are head scratches.
Ned as a regular? Why? The majority of his family are no longer there and Piper will probably leave next year. I did like his relationship with Piper but it’s a little too late. I also don’t want Terese hanging on only to collect waifs and strays. If she has no purpose, axe her.
The new gardener Dipi moons over is also listed as a regular in his CV. I hope Dipi doesn’t become Priya 2.0. Spare us the affair and just axe her.
Never liked Jade. Stupid, immature character and highly sus why she returns now given all that Sonya has gone through, especially as she had mended her relationship with Callum & Sonya.
Brad without Lauren. No thanks. Boring, dull.
Sick of Andrea/Dee. It’s too convoluted and too drawn out. No mention of Willow either is disappointing. She should have been Toadie’s daughter and a regular. More so than anything I want closure. Is it Andrea or Dee and can she either be in Toadie’s life or leave him alone. Sick of her coming back just to rattle Toadie’s relationship with Sonya.
Jane returning is great, until you realise it’s only a guest arc and we’re still stuck with the Rebecchi’s.
I actually think the day to day episodes of Neighbours are written fairly well. They desperately need a new storyliner and Jason Herbison needs replacing. Most of his stories haven’t hit the mark in ages and the dribs and drabs of returning cast is annoying. Lucy, Hillary, Clive & Jane all flit in and out when there is enough material to make them a regular and apart from Hilary all want to/can return full time.