I've known for years now that EastEnders is utter garbage, and has been since they did unnecessary things to the sexual chemistry between Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace. But the Natural Blonde still insists on watching it.
Fortunately for me, I'm on the radio whenever it's on. However, I accidentally caught last night's episode as I was dozing on the settee with two cats sitting on me when the NB, who'd been to the theatre, flicked on the Sky+ late at night to watch it.
I kept my eyes closed and my brain in snooze mode as much as I could. However, even my semi-conscious state could suss out that a) Steve McFadden should have gone on to better stuff years ago; and b) Patsy Palmer is really quite brilliant and could prove something of a saviour. I even liked that Jackson Five trailer she and her kids did.
It seems to be the only way to save EastEnders, as they seem incapable of developing new characters. The last decent newbies were the Slaters, and most of them soon buggered off. Ian, Pat, Peggy, Phil and Dot are acting as salvagers, so bringing back old standards like Bianca (and Ricky) seems to be as good a plan as they could have had.