Haha you just said Neighbours is utter crap then went on to say Home and Away is worth watching? Home and Away is like a poor man's Neighbours with the uglier rejected Aussies.
Are you insane? Home and Away has always had the hotter girls (although none to match Ashley Benson, formerly of "Days of Our Lives"), and it's set in a beachside town so they're always wearing less too
It also has really stupidly dramatic plot lines - like Miles has currently gone mental and is seeing a girl called "Rabbit", who is actually his daughter who died in a Tsunami a few years ago.
Neighbours is just cheesy and lame.
In the interest of fairness, you really should have mentioned Brooke Satchwell - who was very cute and played Anne Wilkinson, back in the days when Neighbours actually was still good - and Natalie Imbruglia, who I honestly don't even remember being in it, but who I do really like as a singer ("Left of the Middle" is still one of my favourite albums).
Home and Away has plenty great "emotional" storylines too, but it also has some real drama - human trafficking, murder mysteries, riots, physic ghosts, rapes, etc.
The recent Hugo storyline was almost cinematic, in the way it all unfolded - far more sophisticated than you'd get in any other soap.
Before I joined the Navy 4 years ago my fav tv shows were 24, arrested development, prison break, firefly, and law and order. But now I'm in Japan and and with only 3 local channels. Now don't get me wrong, I love seeing steaming fresh anime... but everything else is either news, cooking shows, game shows, or a odd mix of the three.
I know this is a pretty old thread that I'm reviving, but I'm just so excited to have finally found something good to watch on TV
"Pretty Little Liars" is a cross between Gossip Girl and I Know What You Did Last Summer, and it's actually really good.
Is has a great cast, including my all-time favorite actress Ashley Benson (from Bring It On 4 and Days of Our Lives), as well as Tammin Sursok (Dani Sutherland in Home and Away), Torrey DeVitto (the hot nanny from One Tree Hill) and Lucy Hale (the non-ugly twin in Privileged).
As for Neighbours vs Home and Away - i always preferred Neighbours, but the girls on Home and Away were always waaaaaaaaaaay hotter (except Natalie Imbruglia, but how long has that been??) so Home and Away wins!