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Coronation Street

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Gonegirl Fri 25-Oct-19 20:32:54

Sad wasn't it?

Very well done though.

Can't believe lovely little Sinead won't be in it anymore.

sad

Calendargirl Fri 25-Oct-19 20:48:29

Corrie has so gone down hill lately with rubbishy story lines, but I felt tonight’s episode was Corrie at its absolute best.
The actors who play Sinead and Daniel deserve awards.
And the way the families sat around talking and reminiscing seemed just as in real life.
Brilliant, but yes, very sad and moving.

annep1 Fri 25-Oct-19 20:49:22

Katie McGlynn asked to leave two years ago because she hadn't been given a decent story. She certainly got one to exit with. Such superb acting from both her and Daniel. I was in tears, as I'm sure others were.

annep1 Fri 25-Oct-19 20:50:57

And yes Calendargirl I thought that too about the families chatting. So very well done.

BlueBelle Fri 25-Oct-19 20:51:02

I think Daniel played a blinder

Ngaio1 Fri 25-Oct-19 20:57:38

I didn't realise that Katie McGlynn could act so well.

Harris27 Fri 25-Oct-19 21:03:27

Stopped watching the soaps when it got so depressing. My life isn’t a bowl of cherries and sometimes the telly is the only thing that distracts me. I watch mor uplifting stuff now.

Sara65 Fri 25-Oct-19 21:21:59

I agree, I thought the acting was superb, and the scenes with the family were a lovely touch.

I think it was handled well from start to sad end, but I think throwing in the Bethany kiss was unnecessary , good acting from all.

Willow500 Fri 25-Oct-19 21:32:06

Terribly sad but superb acting - really hope they get recognition in the NTAs

Doodledog Fri 25-Oct-19 21:37:57

Yes, I agree about the Bethany storyline being unnecessary.

That child is bound to be so mixed up when it comes to men. The abuser, then a gay boyfriend, and now falling for someone who has a dying wife, and being the talk of the street when they were both to blame. (I know - it's not real!)

Sinead's death was difficult to watch, but very well done. I much prefer Corrie to Eastenders. I like the soaps as they mark the transition between day and evening, and I use them to wind down, but I can't be bothered with all the gangsters and crime in Eastenders. I may have a sheltered life, but it doesn't ring true, and I much prefer the domestic drama and one-liners of Corrie.

I am a fan of a good thriller, so I'm not saying I want all TV to be comforting - far from it - I just think that that is what soaps are for.

BlueBelle Fri 25-Oct-19 21:38:14

I think the kiss was an unnecessary addition I think there was ample drama with her death and it didn’t need that
She is a good actress but I have to admit her voice drives me scatty I think Daniel was brilliant though

whywhywhy Fri 25-Oct-19 21:39:35

I used to always watch it but it got toooooo depressing. Now I watch Classic coronation street on an afternoon, much better. X

Sara65 Fri 25-Oct-19 21:44:11

Doodledog

I haven’t watched Eastenders for more than twenty years for that very reason, I certainly hope it doesn’t reflect real life, but maybe it does.

I liked Daniel from his first entrance on the street, I think he’s a very well written character, and I hope in time they’ll have a happier story line for him.

annep1 Fri 25-Oct-19 21:47:30

I agree re Bethany. Not realistic and unnecessary.

Sara65 Fri 25-Oct-19 21:48:40

Whywhywhy

I record Classic Coronation street and watch it while I’m ironing at the weekend, I’m currently enjoying the Reg/Maureen storyline, you’re right, it’s much gentler, my children always watched it, not sure it would be suitable now.

BlueBelle Fri 25-Oct-19 22:13:05

Ironing what’s that ???

Calendargirl Fri 25-Oct-19 22:17:54

Isn’t Bethany leaving the show? I thought this was a way of writing her out maybe.

KatyK Fri 25-Oct-19 22:56:48

So sad. So well acted.

harrigran Sat 26-Oct-19 00:00:49

I am seriously thinking of stopping watching the soaps, the story lines are so poor you have to suspend belief.
Tonight's episode of Coronation street was especially dreary.

Sara65 Sat 26-Oct-19 07:14:17

Bluebelle

You sound like my youngest daughter!

But actually it’s a good excuse to catch up on any television or radio I’ve missed.

Sara65 Sat 26-Oct-19 07:21:56

And I like ironing!

BlueBelle Sat 26-Oct-19 08:06:52

😂😂I don’t need ironing as an excuse to catch up sara
I actually don’t mind ironing just own very little that ever needs an iron I don’t buy linen items and the rest seem to fall into place after washing and hanging
But back to Corrie I m sorry if Beth is leaving shes a good little actress I wish they d get rid of Tims Dad what a nasty piece of work he is

Sara65 Sat 26-Oct-19 08:13:03

Bluebelle

I agree, I’m not sure where that storyline is going, or why Yasmin, who was always strong and feisty, is now the subservient little woman! But he makes my flesh crawl, I can’t bear him!

Calendargirl Sat 26-Oct-19 08:23:01

I think this is where Corrie has been failing lately, re Tim’s dad say. They have brought in so many topical themes, child grooming, male rape, coercive controlling behaviour (Tim’s dad), exploitation of overseas workers, the occasional murder!, plus nearly every household in the street has had someone residing at her Majesty’s pleasure. I’m not saying they aren’t important issues, but sometimes you just yearn for a more pleasant storyline, not daft ones, interspersed with serious, gripping ones, more like it seemed to be in the past.

Or perhaps it’s just me!

🤨

Sara65 Sat 26-Oct-19 08:34:50

Calendargirl

I think you’re right, I’ve been watching Coronation Street for as long as I can remember, I don’t watch much television these days, but I never miss that.

But, last week, when the prison riot started, I refused to watch it, it was just a step too far.

When did you last tune in, without a warning at the beginning, saying that it may upset some people?