Eastenders used to be the best soap in telling stories for gay characters, but they haven't had a great track record with Christian (he is usually just the camp best friend; his first story was a very stereotypical and unpleasant fascination with teenage psycho Stephen Beale, and the only other story he had was being dumped for being too old). The people who run Eastenders now also don't have a great track record with romance -- they've been in charge of the show for over 2 years but I can't think of one good new couple created in that time.
Available internationally on the internet, you mean? Because the BBC has been on the net for a while, but has blocked non-UK addresses. I'm not terribly interested in EastEnders, but the website being open to me would be a blessing in other ways.
Today Marc Elliott gives more info and opinions on the new gay storyline in Eastenders. With luck more overseas people with be able to follow this storyline as the BBC is now available on the internet.
IvanIV: Thanks for the caps. So Syed has been properly introduced in the show? May I know if there's anywhere I can find clips covering his & Christian's story? Or has anyone stated his/her interest in uploading the clips. Will be curious on this couple! I wonder if erichnorse of youtube will be doing this storyline given that he did the last Christian's storyline.
He's been there for more than a month now, but I have seen just 5-6 episodes with him. I only know that his mother is trying to set him up with her friend's daughters, he mentioned a g/f, her name is Amira (fancy that ;D ) and that's about all I know. He already met Christian at a firm of his parents (?) I won't be doing any videos, I have my hands full already with VL, but I may make occasionally a few caps.
Although there has been next to no interaction between Christian & Syed as yet, there is a very nice build up between Christian & Syed's parents with regard to him being aware of how they are trying to manipulate a love pairing for him.
If they continue setting this up slowly this has the potential to be a very good storyline.
As for the spoilers, you know my spoilerphobia, could you write them with yellow or white in the future? This one is not a problem yet, one has to learn about the story somehow, but I would not like to know about the future development before I see it
Since no one is going to upload any clips, I will post the clips after work. I thought IvanIV is going to post video clips. Expect it within the next 12 hours. It will be very helpful if anyone could tell me the dates they appear in.