Although the stars in this are changing all the while, I still enjoy watching it.
Some of the best stars in this are Betty and Edna. They bring comedy relief, which it needs at times as there have been several tragedies over the years, including a plane crash and minibus crash, where several characters were killed off.
Unfortunately, Stan Richards who played Seth died earlier this year (2005) and Emmerdale won't be the same without him.
Some of the story lines in Emmerdale at present are rather silly, especially the affair between Viv and Paddy. Looks like yet another marriage breaking up (Emily and Paddy). For some reason, scriptwriters seem against people being happily married. There won't be any married couples left in Emmerdale the way things are going. You would not get this many marriage and relationship break ups in such a small community in real life.
Despite all this, Emmerdale is an excellent soap and I still watch it.