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Corrie. That Geoffs a nasty piece of work

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TrendyNannie6 Sun 03-May-20 11:30:53

Corrie is my favourite soap, but I’m so glad I don’t live on that street, been a avid watcher since I was very young, the storyline with Geoff and Yasmeen is keeping me gripped. Fantastic actors both of them, but I do find it strange none of the other residents have picked up on the abuse apart from Aliyah, I am a week behind as I generally watch the omnibus and binge watch, Geoff calling himself daddy made my skin crawl, hoping he gets his come uppance

sodapop Sun 03-May-20 12:06:27

I think Sally, Eileen and maybe Peter have an inkling that there is a problem but they are unaware of the extent of it.
Well portrayed scenes of coercive behaviour I agree, very creepy.

Jane10 Sun 03-May-20 12:08:45

Trendynanny- keep watching - he does!

Galaxy Sun 03-May-20 12:12:05

Actually I think it's quite accurate. Lots and lots of people will say but he was a lovely man after they have killed their wife. Eileen knows something is wrong.

TrendyNannie6 Sun 03-May-20 12:15:21

Yes , I will Jane10

Tabbycat Sun 03-May-20 12:20:37

I have found this so uncomfortable to watch. Well done to both actors.
There must be so many people in similar circumstances in lockdown with their abuser - God help them!

fourormore Sun 03-May-20 12:21:56

This is a real factor of domestic emotional abuse - several other characters 'sense' something is wrong, and have done for a while, but it's like a jigsaw - one or two pieces (suspicions) don't show the full picture.
Unfortunately with the perpetrator being related to Tim this also throws an element of disbelief.
Emotional abuse is a killer in many ways - I appreciate this is obviously soap fiction, but sadly, it does happen in real life.
I am interested in how good the researchers have been and how the story pans out.

glammanana Sun 03-May-20 12:29:36

So true Galaxy we had a neighbour quite a few years ago he was the life and soul of any gathering of friends and neighbours it took a couple of years after they had moved in before it became apparent to a couple of us other mums that the lady was never allowed out on her own or mix with us on her own it did not have a happy ending.

biddycatt Sun 03-May-20 12:32:21

have lived this, very accurate. Everyone thought he was a lovely man

Jane10 Sun 03-May-20 13:45:07

I've certainly been shocked to the core about what a lady we'd known had to put up with. It was truly appalling and all under our noses. A very respectable and respected husband too. angry
I'm glad to say that the lady concerned absolutely blossomed and flourished after her hateful husband died.

Toadinthehole Mon 04-May-20 15:48:41

Oh my, are you in for a treat!!

BlueBelle Mon 04-May-20 15:56:13

*biddycare *Me too, neighbours and friends don’t want to get involved especially if the man is charismatic in the times it happened to me years ago even the police wouldn’t get involved

3nanny6 Mon 04-May-20 16:25:56

TrendyNannie6 I do not want to spoil the next episode for you
so do not want to say too much. Like you I also find it hard that none of the other residents picked up on what was happening. T he only one that is interested is Aliyah.
While I know it is only a soap and they are portraying domestic abuse, domestic violence and coercive behaviour, I found last Friday I was disgusted with the scenes portrayed and strongly feel it should never have been broadcast.

Ladies I am angry at some of your comments. You have made comments about the perpetrator possibly being a charismatic man and nobody would guess what was going on. The whole storyline with Geoff was most uncomfortable and it was easy to see that he was an intimidating bully. I certainly would have known something was wrong and in real life if I lived near a lady like that I would stick my nose into her business and make her take action against a man like him. There are so many places for women to get help for that sort of thing and they should never suffer in silence.

Are you all so politically correct on this site and just do not want to comment on the worst type of behaviour a man can put on a woman. In my opinion Yasmeen was portrayed as a cornered animal and Geoff had violated her as a human being, I do not think I will watch Coronation Street again it has gone down hill.

Jane10 Mon 04-May-20 16:35:51

The nasty man in our street was the model of a nice gentleman. None of the nieghbours had the least suspicion until he went just too far one day. I'm surprised that you don't know how clever and manipulativesome people can be 3nsnnie6. Nothing to do with political correctness.

JenniferEccles Mon 04-May-20 16:36:16

Soaps have never shied away from portraying the nastier side of life and this current storyline is no exception.

Thankfully I have no experience of abuse but it does seem to me that the topic has been handled sensitively.

The actress who plays Yasmeen researched the topic by speaking to victims, to enable her to play the character as authentically as possible.

Surely if the storyline spurs just one poor soul to seek help it would be worth it.

sodapop Mon 04-May-20 17:31:59

I agree Jane10 hindsight is a wonderful thing.
I don't understand your comments 3nanny6 about political correctness, you do seem to hint at a lot of inside information.

Your last sentence is spot on JenniferEccles

Feelingmyage55 Mon 04-May-20 17:42:49

3nanny6. We see what is going on inside the house. If we didn’t and only saw the outside scenes as in real life, would we really have guessed the extent of Geoff’s cruelty? Suspicious of some things but the extent?

grannyrebel7 Mon 04-May-20 21:00:05

It's a great storyline I agree, but Yasmeen is supposed to be a Muslim. Therefore, would she have married Geoff in the first place? Also, he's accused her of drinking too much, but Muslims do not drink alcohol. I feel they should have used a different couple to portray this topic.

vegansrock Mon 04-May-20 21:35:23

Ysdmeen is non religious, although of Muslim heritage. It’s good to show diversity in the population. The storyline could have been of a couple from any background.

BlueBelle Mon 04-May-20 22:43:18

It’s been done well and very true to life
3nanny6 of course it should be aired, if it’s never talked about or portrayed how can people who haven’t lived through it ever have an idea about what happens behind closed doors this will educate people, and with great respect you really do know nothing there are so many places for woman to get help for that sort of thing you really don’t have a clue can you imagine how hard it is to leave The statistics show woman are beaten up to 30 times before they do something about it It is so hard to leave, lack of money, how to protect your children, (perhaps he’s a good father who the kids love) where do you go, can you get out safely the fact that if you are told enough times that it’s your fault and you made him do it, you blooming believe it was really your fault and the next day they cry and tell you how sorry they are and how it ll never happen again and you want to believe them and so you carry on till the next time
Add on to that that this man is the absolute pillar of the community outside the house handsome, fun, the life and soul of the party, helpful, funny witty and very attentive to everyone especially the ladies but respectful... he is liked no one would believe what happens to you and you nanny would not have a clue if he was your neighbour
If this upset you a Good it’s done It’s job

3nanny6 Mon 04-May-20 23:32:20


"If this upset you a Good it's done it's job "that is a nasty thing to say and you would be a great person to help someone wouldn't you if they needed it?

What the hell do you think you mean? O f course there are places for woman to get help for that sort of thing. I expect you would rather watch it on Coronation Street than on one of the documentaries that they are always putting on T.V. Also yes I do have some idea how hard it must be for a woman to leave as there are two refuges near where I live. Your line "perhaps he's a good father who the kids love" and would that be after he has just beaten the crap out of you and you are on the floor bleeding?

The truthful thing is women do want to get their children out of these homes but there are not enough Abuse shelters and do not write rubbish about a man being the pillar of the community, life and soul of the party, funny and witty and everyone thinks he is great. In your imagination you like to think that as it feels better than facing the harsh reality that behind someones door they are being degraded and children have to live in fear so do not tell me I wouldn't have a clue.
You are the one that doesn't have a clue.
As far as Coronation Street goes I will not watch it again. Also do you think that is good viewing for a child ? I t was even aired before the watershed time of 9 p.m.
Think what you like of me I have complained to Ofcom about it and rightly so.

Jane10 Tue 05-May-20 07:25:00

3nsnnie6 you are missing so many perfectly clear points that it's just as well that you're not going to watch Corrie again.

Calendargirl Tue 05-May-20 07:40:04

Poor Yasmeen. You just want to say to her, “Go on, tell Imran everything about how he’s been treating you, the false alcoholic scenario, fiddling the Speed Dahl money, seeing escorts, giving you chlamydia, making you do all the housework, locking you in a box, lying about his heart condition, killing Charlotte Bronte,....”

But she won’t, will she?

Jane10 Tue 05-May-20 07:45:40

At last her acting was believable last night. Being so locked in her shame and shock rang true. Naturally, being a soap, nothing will be resolved quickly or, initially, satisfactorily. This story will run and run! It'll be 'Free the Weatherfield one' all over again!

PetitFromage Tue 05-May-20 07:58:13

I am the opposite of 3nanny6 in that this gripping , credible and well acted storyline has caused me to watch Corrie again after a number of years' abstinence!