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Coronation Street to Graphic @ 7-30 -8 pm

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Bridgeit Mon 04-Mar-19 20:21:00

I Don’t watch it often , but just turned on only to see the graphc stabbing of the character Shona by her on screen son on Coronation Street, mainstream T.V between 7.30 & 8 pm.
I do wonder if T.V imatates reality as programme makers say it does OR does it normalise & promote it?
Personally I think it’s wrong, lots of youngish children are still up at this time , & I’m sure that a lot of parents would not have been expecting this level of violence so early in the evening.😡Goal posts are being moved Imo!

KatyK Tue 12-Mar-19 18:49:14

Apparently Rana is leaving gillybob

Bridgeit Tue 12-Mar-19 18:47:36

Ohhps Just noticed my spelling error in the title
Should have had read TOO not TO🤭

NotTooOld Tue 12-Mar-19 18:23:37

I've watched Corrie since the beginning and still do although it is not what it was, too much violence and not enough humour. At least one character is going shortly when the (spoiler alert!) factory roof falls in. I'm hoping it will be Gina, a very annoying character, and not Beth or Kirky.

Willow10 Tue 12-Mar-19 17:59:57

'Floods of tears and snots' - nicely put gillybob! grin

Jane10 Tue 12-Mar-19 17:50:27

Ooh yes! Corrie does older women so well. Blanche was a treat. I also always enjoyed Phyllis Pearce - remember her and her lilac hair?
I've always liked Eileen (and her elastic house!)
I agree with gillybob on who needs to go. Michelle's overacting is so irritating too. I unashamedly love Corrie!

JenniferEccles Tue 12-Mar-19 17:36:56

I am another unashamed Corrie fan ! Of course some of the storylines have been daft, but I still watch!

There is a lot of snobbery (I don't mean on here!) about tv soaps but the standard of acting by some of the cast is superb.

I guess Roy comes to mind - no silly hysterical histrionics
but he is able to convey so much by a tiny change in expression.

I also love Tyrone's gran. I think this is where Corrie scores with its elderly bossy matriarchs delivering brilliantly funny put downs.

I guess we all remember Maureen Lipman in the BT adverts, so proud of her grandson with an 'ology' !!

gillybob Tue 12-Mar-19 09:52:17

I agree about Michelle willow (although I think the door is being left open for her to come back sometime in the future) and would add Rana ( the lesbian nurse) to the list of those I would like to see written out . She’s just permanently in floods of tears and snots .

Willow10 Tue 12-Mar-19 09:46:51

I do get really irritated by some of the silly characters, absurd story lines, violence, drug taking, drinking etc. in the soaps. Doesn't stop me watching though! blush Can't wait for the exit of Michelle in Corrie - if she's not crying she's screeching like a fish wife. And Maya in Emmerdale is really giving me the creeps with that awful stare and manipulating voice. She was in a radio play a short while ago and I recognised her voice immediately. When I realised it was her I couldn't listen to it anymore!

crystaltipps Tue 12-Mar-19 09:19:54

It will bound to be something she’ll mess up / refuse to do, unlike Gail working at David’s barber shop which I think is quite funny.

gillybob Tue 12-Mar-19 08:43:37

I’m waiting to see what Tyrone has got in mind for his nana at the garage (to pay the debt off) , surely she would frighten the customers off .

sodapop Tue 12-Mar-19 08:36:23

I'm with you Gillybob I know the story lines can be silly but I still watch every episode. Maureen Lipman is great, I did like Blanche though, her put downs were classic.

gillybob Tue 12-Mar-19 08:30:21

I’m not ashamed to admit that I love Corrie although sometimes the story lines are just too stupid for words. I’m loving the Maureen Lipman character “Evelyn” (Tyrone’s nana) . I hope she’s around for the long term . I wish they would get rid of that Battersby woman (Leanne) she’s so irritating and that creepy Simon Barlow.

I know it’s not real, I know it’s not real, I know it’s not real.....

Willow10 Tue 12-Mar-19 07:50:18

I've often remarked about the fact that as soon as the character's have a problem, the very first thing they do is take to the bottle. Even the children! Also how often do you hear ' This programme contains scenes of violence which some people may find upsetting'. At 7pm? I think that is just a get-out for ignoring the 9pm watershed.

humptydumpty Tue 05-Mar-19 10:47:50

does it normalise & promote it?

Sadly there seems to be a great deal of stabbing at the moment, I really don't think Corrie is doing either - it is all over the news (any time of day) anyway.

trisher Tue 05-Mar-19 10:27:24

I haven't watched it for ages. Used to love it when it had that quirky northern humour with real characters. Unfortunately it went down the road of following other soaps . Bring back characters like Blanche and Deidre, Vera and Jack and script writers who could make a row over a plaster duck on the wall escalate into a hilarious battle of wits which didn't need violence to make it gripping and addictive.

TerriBull Tue 05-Mar-19 10:09:22

Haven't watched it for yonks so clearly it's not what I remember.

Always have fond memories of Deidre and her mum, as far as cutting was concerned, they did it all with their tongues grin and quite brilliant Blanche was at it too.

FlexibleFriend Tue 05-Mar-19 09:54:53

Clearly it wasn't graphic as it was Shona who stabbed her son Clayton. They didn't show the stabbing at all just shots of Shona with blood on her clothing and neck etc. They also showed how scared she was at the thought of killing him and boy if anyone ever deserved it he did. Personally I think they made more of the fall out caused by stabbing and will probably continue to do so. Well done them.

luluaugust Tue 05-Mar-19 09:52:11

Completely over the top and I agree at the same time horrific and silly. I think Coronation St is past its sell by date now all the stories have been done before.

Bridgeit Tue 05-Mar-19 09:45:16

So are programme makers reflecting real life, or are they inadvertently encouraging and normalising violence & knife crime in particular ?Violence has always been with us, but the victims & perpetrators seem to be so young & ready to resort to murder without a second thought, either for themselves or their victims.

BlueBelle Tue 05-Mar-19 06:04:05

I personally don’t think the watershed exists any more look at what you see on the 6pm news
I do watch Corrie it was a bit graphic I agree but also a bit silly I thought and not very original but to be totally honest what the kids watch on Netflix is far worse

crystaltipps Tue 05-Mar-19 05:55:31

You didn’t actually see any stabbing, to be fair. It was a bit like Rob n Helen on the Archers we all thought she would be the victim, but it turned out to be the other way round. It was rather unconvincing and a rubbish/ unoriginal storyline whichever way you look at it.

Chewbacca Mon 04-Mar-19 21:44:12

Not watched Coronation Street since Minnie Caldwell, Ena Sharples and Martha Longhurst were in it. It used to be funny in those days. Not now apparently and there's enough violence and misery in the real world, never mind on early evening soaps.

EllanVannin Mon 04-Mar-19 21:29:16

I only watch Home and Away.

Bridgeit Mon 04-Mar-19 21:09:55

A much better idea Urmstongran 👍

Bridgeit Mon 04-Mar-19 21:08:51

The watershed starts at 9pm, personally I think tonight’s episode over stepped the mark.
Violence on screen seems to be not only acceptable but expected these days very sad IMO