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vampirequeen Sun 29-Oct-17 13:23:18

Can someone please tell me what is happening in Coronation Street? I don't watch it but I overheard a conversation today where a lady said she won't watch it anymore and another said that it shouldn't be on before the watershed. They felt that the content was inappropriate for children and 'no wonder they grow up knowing too much too soon'.

My mind has gone into overdrive as to what could be happening. The last time I watched Coronation Street, Gail was married to the man who tried to kill the entire family by driving into the canal so you can see I'm totally out of touch with it grin

tanith Sun 29-Oct-17 13:34:39

It's just another very far fetched plot about kidnapping and murder, it is rather dark if kids are watching. To be honest I don't think many youngsters would watch Corrie only us old'uns grin

tanith Sun 29-Oct-17 13:37:29

I just noticed the actor who plays Todd Grimshaw has been sacked that leaves poor Eileen sonless, wonder how they're going to explain that.

Greenfinch Sun 29-Oct-17 13:44:44

And what about poor Billy and Summer ?

BlueBelle Sun 29-Oct-17 14:08:02

I watch Corrie and I do think some youngsters watch both Corrie and EE It has become violent lately with two men being shot dead, point blank and close up last week, after holding one of them captive in a cellar for months Shakled and ill There has also been scenes of grooming and fairly graphics sex party scenes and I personally think it’s a become dodgy for 7 30 when quite young kids could be watching

Eileen’s not only sonless now but could be husbandless soon (hopefully)

Christinefrance Sun 29-Oct-17 15:05:48

I hadn't heard about Todd being sacked, what happened ? Eileen is not having a lot of luck with her sons and husband.
I agree the story lines have become quite dark in Corrie lately as well as far fetched, I don't think many younger people watch it either tanith if they do watch soaps its more likely to be Hollyoaks or one of the Australian ones.

tanith Sun 29-Oct-17 15:09:43

Apparently he's been accused of hitting someone in a night club and ITV have just sacked him although he says he's innocent.
I think you are right Christinefrance, youngsters like Enders and as you say Hollyoaks I don't any who watch Corrie.

Jane10 Sun 29-Oct-17 15:09:57

Oh no. Poor Eileen. She's not a lucky woman is she.

BlueBelle Sun 29-Oct-17 15:11:22

I must be wrong then I ve got three grandkids that are EE watchers. and two Corrie watchers when they are in
I think Todd is something to do with sexual advances to a woman in a night club It’s only just hit the headlines

suzied Sun 29-Oct-17 16:23:30

I'm just about sticking with corrie despite the ghastly Pat Phelan storyline. I hope its about to finish soon as I can't bear any more of it. I still like some of the more humorous characters

Jane10 Sun 29-Oct-17 16:37:09

Yes it's long past time for Phelan to get his just deserts. It's been a nice change from love triangles though.
Surely the Sally VS Kirk election will have some lighter moments. Dev trying to fix up Steve has some potential too.

Eloethan Sun 29-Oct-17 17:03:51

I'm beginning to think some scriptwriters are sabotaging Coronation Street.

Although I still enjoy it, I am doing my best to suspend disbelief in many of the storylines. How on earth has Phelan managed to get away with some of his more outrageous plots and escapades? The Kirk v Sally mayoral campaign was truly ridiculous and Mary's son and daughter in law seemed totally unperturbed by the fact that they have foregone the cost of three flights to South Africa.

I understand that viewers have shorter attention spans than in the past and demand more "action" but do they really require a succession of dramatic storylines that bear no resemblance whatsoever to real life?

I enjoy a gripping plot as much as the next person but, really, it's getting beyond a joke.

BlueBelle Sun 29-Oct-17 17:13:43

I agree the Mary/ son and daughter in law story was really ridiculous and Sally mayoral campaign is totally daft so much of it now is... in fact I often miss programmes and don’t bother catching up
Has Sally s youngest daughter the gay one change actresses lately she looks and sounds different
I m really starting to go off it to be honest

paddyann Sun 29-Oct-17 17:37:16

I'm giving it a miss,its too far fetched now.I used to look forward to it ,not now though.Someone tell me when the Phelan nonsense ends and I might give it another chance

Charleygirl Sun 29-Oct-17 17:44:38

BlueBelle I thought the same- she definitely looks and sounds different.

I also cannot understand what the youngsters are saying so every time I watch it I have sub titles on.

I wish Phelan would put a gun to his own head, he would be doing us a favour.

I also think it wrong of ITV to sack Todd, they have acted as judge and jury without allowing the police to investigate.

Squiffy Sun 29-Oct-17 17:51:46

Does anyone know what happened to Phelan’s wife? Have I missed something? - or will she turn up under the patio?

Squiffy Sun 29-Oct-17 17:52:25

I mean his first wife , not Eileen. YET!!

tanith Sun 29-Oct-17 17:54:51

I don't think Andy is dead he's going to turn up again.

Eloethan Sun 29-Oct-17 17:58:22

The actress who plays Sally's daughter has had a deep, blunt fringe cut in her long hair. I think it is most unflattering. That's probably why she looks so different.

If the actor playing Todd Grimshaw has not been charged or found guilty, I think it is wrong that he has been sacked. They should await the outcome of the investigation and, if there is one, trial.

BlueBelle Sun 29-Oct-17 18:47:44

I thought she sounded different too eloethan
I too think it’s unfair to have sacked Todd before they know the outcome unless he’s been in lots of trouble before that we haven’t known about

Ilovecheese Sun 29-Oct-17 18:51:20

Please bring back Jason Grimshaw!

Jane10 Sun 29-Oct-17 20:29:48

Maybe he's confessed? What a job the writers have had in trying to cover for the sudden absences of Ken, Kevin, Sharif and now Todd and all at very short notice.

pensionpat Sun 29-Oct-17 23:07:09

I hadn't noticed Sophie's voice change. Could she be doing that deep voice thing that is popular? Forgotten the name of it.

maddyone Sun 29-Oct-17 23:45:03

I agree with all posters who have said that Coronation Street is now too far fetched, and I agree the latest Pay Phelan story is unsuitable viewing for the time the programme is shown. There will certainly be children and young people watching before 9.00 pm.

I have to say that I've never known such a small area where everyone has slept with everyone else, and more or less everyone has been to prison. The weddings never go off properly, something always happens to prevent the marriage actually happening, and all the children live with a succession of people who aren't actually their parents. Additionally all the children spend an inordinate amount of time at the childminders, in their bedrooms, or completely abandoned whilst their parents, or whoever is posing as their parent at that particular time, are in the pub! As for car accidents, train accidents, fires, murders, explosions and collapsing buildings, all apparently happening within a tiny back street of Manchester to a tiny number of people; the programme clearly has moved on hugely since the days of Elsie Tanner brawling in the street and Ena Sharples drinking a milk stout (whatever that is) in the pub, served by the acidic Annie Walker.

As you see, I have watched Coronation Street for many years, but I am very disappointed with the way it is going. The humour of the relationship between Mavis and Rita was wonderful, and Rachel, with her 'pudding tooth' and the hilarious outfits of Bet Lynch made watching Corrie a delightful wind down at the end of the day.

Re the character who plays Tod Grimshaw, I agree with all those who have said, quite rightly, that the producers of the programme have acted in undue haste, and probably illegally, in sacking him so promptly. Innocent until proven guilty in my opinion.

BlueBelle Mon 30-Oct-17 05:44:17

Where’s Ken gone Jane I saw him the other night I obviously don’t keep up with the latest news what’s happened to all those characters then