Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sally to leave 'Home and Away'

There are few constants in life, but Sally Fletcher in Home and Away has been one of them - a character on our screens for close to 20 years now in a show that replaces cast members like normal people change socks. Ranking along the likes of the Duckworths and J.R. Ewing, Sally is up there in the instantly recognisable character hall of fame. This is true no matter how much you have fallen out of touch with the soap or have become too cool to admit to its charm! Kate Ritchie is a major celebrity in Australia, as are the entire cast of 'Home and Away', plasterd across the front of magazines a plenty when I was there last year and so too the soap built to a huge cliffhanger in which Sally was stabbed at the Christmas break as we were leaving (surely some reader knows what I am talking about?!). Anyway, today brings the sad news of Ritchies departure, the end of an era and speculation as to how her character will leave. RTE covers the story here. In other news the Comptroller and Auditor released his Annual Report for 2006 today.

4 comments:

Tuathal said...

Sir,

You have lost the plot. Comparing Sally from Home and Away and The Duckworths with J.R. Ewing? Jesus wept. Its like comparing Daniel O'Donnell and Bucks Fizz with Elvis.

I fear that this post is a blow from which both the tone and reputation of this blog might not recover.

Respectfully,
Tuathal

CK said...

Tuathal, you're puritanical and humourless views are always welcome here, contributing to the mix of serious and silly we like to post on.

I posted out of respect for feelings of nostalgia and a time where 'Home and Away' was a part of my day and for now when it is a welcome half hour relief when I get a chance to see it.

I did not compare those 3, I included them in a selection of easily recognisable soap character names having grown up when I did.

Tuathal said...

Sir,

I am many things but I am not a puritan. For God's sake man, I have previously posted pink and purple fluff jokes on this very blog.

However you are entitled to your opinion.

Equally, you are entitled to use whatever English dictionary you want. However, just so you know, using the phrase “ranking with the likes of” does constitute a comparison in the dictionaries used by the rest of us.

You might want to make a note of that.

Respectfully,
Tuathal

CK said...

I am unaware of the entry 'ranking with the likes of' in any dictionary.