Friday, 1 February 2008


This show, like chocolate cake is pure indulgence. I love nothing more than waking up on a Sunday morning, floating down the stairs to the lounge and tucking into breakfast while watching this show. What is it that I like about Hollyoaks? It is the ridiculous story lines, crappy acting, OTT characters as well as the over zelous music soundtrack that tries so hard to be cool. For those of you who don't know, Hollyoaks is a soap that is set in the Northern town of Cheshire where teenagers and twenty-somethings get up to all sorts of shenanigans. Teenage sex, marital affairs, rape, drugs, homosexuality, it is all here and then some. Think, Gossip Girl but without the penthouse apartments and million dollar trust funds and you are on the right track.

One of the new plot developments concerns, Summer Shaw, played by Summer Strallen who is pictured on the left. Now Summer (the actress) has starred in the West End productions Cats and Guys and Dolls. This week the show merges fact and fiction where Summer (the character) heads to London to pursue her dream to play Maria in The Sound of Music. This story mirrors real life as the actress who plays her has just landed the exact role.

1 cool comments:

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Hmm...I guess this show isn't on the air here in the states. If it were, I bet it would probably be a guilty pleasure because I love those poorly acted and super far-fetched teen dramas! LOL!!