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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

This Is Not Really A Show!

Author: ian1000 from United Kingdom
11 January 2008

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The IMDb page seems to make no mention of the connection to its parent show Moving Wallpaper - so I'll do so here.

Echo Beach is a show within a show - it's the corny Cornish soap opera, the production of which Moving Wallpaper, a comedy drama, shows us.

If the lines are cheesy, if the characters are predictable, and if the show seems to be overtly grabbing for soap awards that's because it is meant to be exactly that! The inclusion of a token ethnic character, Narinda, and the selection of that pink dress are also shown in the first episode of Moving Wallpaper.

This show should be viewed in the same frame of mind as When The Whistle Blows within Extras - although we do at least get to see Echo Beach in isolation.

Great fun - we need more TV like this; different, fresh, inventive.

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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful:

A great soap!

Author: charlottexx13 from United Kingdom
25 January 2008

Echo Beach is a totally original idea for a soap. I find it quite addictive.

It is a soap within a soap connecting with Moving Wallpaper, the things said in moving wallpaper appear in the soap, so you see the reason for everything that happens. I feel this is a great attempt as a soap as it appeals to a young and old audience.

It is much edgier than your Eastenders and Corination Street. I will be a loyal fan of this show for a long long time.

There is plenty of eye-candy in the soap. It has a a great soundtrack with new music. I think this will be a great soap.

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Echo Beach

Author: chocomadhannah from United Kingdom
17 March 2008

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This programme is brilliant. It is like a British version of The O.C. The young actors are amazing. Ed Speleers who we should know as the main lead in the film Eragon, Hannah Lederer Alton who is Helen Lederer (the famous comedians) daughter, Christian Cook famous from "Where the heart is" and Laura Greenwood famous from murder programmes such as Messiah and the murderer in Prime Suspect. There are also the famous adults who of course play there characters well. Martine McCutcheon from Eastenders and Miss Marple and she also had an album out, Jason Donovan famous from being in Neighbours, going out with Kylie Minouge, his lead in Joseph and the technicolour dreamcoat and I'm a celebrity get me outta here, Susie Amy from footballers wives and Johnny Brigs famous for being Mike Baldwin on the t.v soap Coronation Street.

Altogether a fantastic soap! AMAZING!

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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Wrecko Beach

Author: davidsaxonjones from United Kingdom
24 February 2008

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Possible Spoiler included. I can just see the production office for this dire show saying aren't we clever! But of course...we've just seen it in Moving Wallpaper..... but no we haven't.. we've seen the production office's idea of a production office of a pretentious soap... The original concept has merits which are sadly not borne out in the terrible execution. Moving Wallpaper is so pleased with itself and it's offspring Echo Beach really is amazingly self indulgent. Echo Beach itself isn't good enough to be watchable or indeed bad enough to be amusing, it is positively the worst prime-time show to (dis)grace our screens for many a month. What are they trying to do? It seems to be attempting to have some credibility as a soap in its own right but the writing, casting and acting are so far below standards I find acceptable on main-stream TV. I am not at all surprised it achieves only minimal audiences. The actors and director have no apparent sense irony. Am I missing something here?

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