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The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.
Pam St. Clement
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I really wanted to like this, but I just feel they have made the character of Diana (Celia Imrie) too unlikeable. She has been written as one of those that must try to put everyone down every time she opens her mouth.
After a short time I found myself hating the woman. This is written by the same guy who wrote my family, another comedy I found too uncomfortable. You have to make characters believable.
I believe this is one of the main differences between an American and European comedy, the Americans try to cram gags in where as the Europeans tend to build up a plot and a fall. This is of course an American writer.
In the great scheme it is not so important, many sit-comes come and go, this one will, in my opinion just go.
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