Just once, can TV producers let two young people have sex with no shock pregnancies, miscarriages, screaming arguments, deaths by car-crash, drowning or rogue flight of stairs? pleads Clem Bastow.
Bemused by the flood of tabloid and public empathy at the death of Heath Ledger? Read this extract from Patrick West's legendary 2003 essay Conspicuous Compassion. Di. Heath. Death. Same deal.
If you don’t like soap, though, then Home and Away has nothing for you. But if there beats in your heart just the slightest yearning for some high emotion, a bit of romance, or a good meaty death, then forget your shame, writes Peter Mattessi.