Corrie Scene of the Week

Ladies Who Lunch (Dec. 28/15 to Jan. 1/16)

Wednesday the Platt ladies lunch at the Bistro – grandmother, mother and daughter. Bethany bursts through the door. How nice, Audrey holds up her glass to clink, we’re four generations…

Girlfriends (Dec. 21 to 23, 2015)

Monday, girlfriends hanging out. Liz, Erica and Anna. Nice to see. At the beginning, they discuss Liz’s Christmas tree. At the end, they discuss going man-hunting at a singles’ night…

Baby Pics (Dec. 14 to 18, 2015)

Wednesday, Beth reminded us of just how much we forget – if we’re lucky – about adolescent life at home with the parents. The baby pics…

Barlow Childrearing (Dec. 7 to 11, 2015)

“Get out, you poisonous little bitch!” Robert to Tracy at the close of Tuesday’s episode. Words to put on a loop and play over and over again…

Taking Leave (Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, 2015)

Leanne walks out Ken’s front door, taking leave. Simon runs out behind her and stops in the doorway. His face goes from angry to surprised, lost and frightened…

Our Girl in Havana (Nov. 23 to 27, 2015)

Demotion, lateral move or promotion? It all depends on how you spin it. In Thursday’s episode, a new career direction for Sally was introduced…

Coronation Street – Tile Street (Nov. 16 to 20, 2015)

Steve tiling the ladies’ washroom in Tuesday’s episode was funny. I wasn’t the only one to think so, I would guess, based on the decision to use it as the still prior to the commercial break…

Coronation Street – Ken & Aud (Nov. 9 to 13, 2015)

Ken Barlow is one of those guys who needs to be with someone. Yes, he enjoys his own company and pursues solitary, intellectual pleasures. But…

Coronation Street – Make a wish (Nov. 2 to 6, 2015)

Thursday Tyrone reassured Hope that she’d meet Santa, the real Santa, in Lapland. I too desperately wanted her to get her wish…

Coronation Street – Meh (Oct. 26 to 30, 2015)

I found no ‘scene’ this week. So here are some storyline comments to fill the space – just as the storylines themselves seemed to do this week…

Coronation Street – Goin’ to the Chapel (Oct. 19 to 23, 2015)

It was the Bistro, not the Chapel of Love, but Sally was gonna get married. No guests, no groom, but Sally was undeterred…

Coronation Street – Live (Oct. 12 to 16, 2015)

From the opening credits right through to the 1953 Cadillac Eldorado tooling down the cobbles, the live episode was fabulous…

Coronation Street – Eva! (Oct. 5 to 9, 2015)

What a difference four years and some excellent acting and writing makes! Eva Price came home to Coronation Street Wednesday…

Coronation Street – Messrs. Big (Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, 2015)

I like the baddie who came to make Callum pay up. I like his henchman too. And when Tony burst in the door, the triumvirate of tough guys was complete…

Coronation Street – Cliffhanger (Sept. 21 to 25, 2015)

Carla and Tracy at the edge of the cliff, both metaphorically and actually. Carla flirting with jumping, Tracy desperate to stop her…

Coronation Street – Face of Hope (Sept. 14 to 18, 2015)

A tiny perfect scene with Hope and Mary in Thursday’s episode. At the Community Centre, Mary is doing face-painting for kids…

Coronation Street – Don’t Do It! (Sept. 7 to 11, 2015)

Gail, David, Kylie and Max hustle along the street, Callum gets out of his car as they pass. Max cringes and hurries away from his father. What’s up, Callum wonders…

Coronation Street – Scout Leader Dougie (Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, 2015)

After the introduction of Dougie last week, I looked forward to the camping trip in the wilds of Wales. He is Lord Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys manual personified…

Coronation Street – Simon Sez (Aug. 24 to 28, 2015)

Simon says sorry, Simon says dad says only cowards hit women. Then Simon goes off and strikes a woman – his mother – again…

Coronation Street – Repentance (Aug. 17 to 21, 2015)

Friday ends with a cliffhanger – the hope that Tracy truly repents her actions. She not only deliberately started a fire that killed two people, she has let her intended victim, Carla, take the blame for it…

Coronation Street – Clearing for Cathy (Aug. 10 to 14, 2015)

Cathy makes me uneasy. It’s the hoarding mainly, plus the weird way she looks at people. She’s like a deer on the side of the road and you don’t know if she’s going to jump away or right in front of your car…

Coronation Street – Playing with Bethany (Aug. 3 to 7, 2015)

Bethany, the character and actress, is beginning to interest me. This week she has made me cringe while also making my heart ache…

Coronation Street – Stuffed Marrow (July 27 to 31, 2015)

Thursday, Tracy’s ex-husband comes to apologize to Ken for his behaviour after Deirdre’s funeral. Ken is looking through Deirdre’s cookbook. He tells Robert about her stuffed marrow…

Coronation Street – Blaming (July 20 to 24, 2015)

Ken has a lot on his mind, things to sort out with Tracy.  Despite his snipes at her during the funeral, he hadn’t intended to confront her right then, right after the funeral…

Coronation Street – Losses (July 13 to 17, 2015)

Two episodes, two stories. Thursday, the news we’ve dreaded. Deirdre died, sitting in the sun in Bev’s garden looking forward to coming home…

Coronation Street – Dishing Out (July 6 to 10, 2015)

How was Julie going to handle it? After overhearing Dev tell Talisa he loved her, obviously Julie couldn’t just go on playing happy families. But the cat fight confrontation is not her preferred way…

Coronation Street – Baby Face (June 29 to July 3, 2015)

Thursday, Anna and Tim tell Faye there is another option for Miley. Jackson’s parents want to raise her. Faye sits on the couch beside the baby’s bassinet and considers their futures…

Coronation Street – Birthday Party (June 22 to 26, 2015)

The scariest bit with Jenny kidnapping Jack was the birthday party for her son Tom. He would have turned seven that day, but he’d drowned in a wading pool. She had left him alone for just a moment…

Coronation Street – Trickster (June 15 to 19, 2015)

Monday, the unveiling of Todd’s manipulations was scarily brilliant. Like others, I’ve wondered what happened to turn Todd so mean. But on Monday what was more interesting was how he exposed the underbelly of others…

Coronation Street – They change so (June 8 to 12, 2015)

Michael flipping through the years in a photograph album of his son’s life, starting with baby pictures. When he reaches the preteen years, he starts to wonder…

Coronation Street – Fire (June 1 to 5, 2015)

Shocked frightened faces smudged with soot. A body bag at the entrance to Victoria Court. The end of the week, and the end presumably of Kal Nazir…

Coronation Street – Regards to Tromsø (May 25 to 29, 2015)

Writers and crew made good use of their location shoot in Liverpool. Last week it was David’s story. This week, it’s Steve’s stag night without Steve. Then, as it turns out, without Lloyd…

Coronation Street – Lost (May 18 to 22, 2015)

David on Monday, at the kitchen table late at night, thinking. Gail comes downstairs with advice: go to bed, you need your rest. With perspective, reminder, accusation…

Coronation Street – Rovers In and Out (May 11 to 15, 2015)

“Motorhome!” Mary bellows at Todd when he calls her home a caravan. She has told a crowded Rovers about a complaint and she would have to remove her motorhome…

Coronation Street – Fire Eater (May 4 to 8, 2015)

Luke is feeling okay. Maria has dumped him, but he’s going to hang out with the guys – and beer and curry…

Coronation Street – Enchanted Evenings (Apr. 27 to May 1, 2015)

Along with Michael, I got teary-eyed as he recited the lyrics of South Pacific’s “Some Enchanted Evening” to Gail during their wedding. It made up for a lot about this long, drawn-out, convoluted story…

Coronation Street – Anna Mantis (Apr. 20 to 24, 2015)

Is there a human disorder that mimics the mating behaviour of the praying mantis? If so, maybe Anna Windass has it. Every time a child comes into her life, her mate must go…

Coronation Street – Baby Love (Apr. 13 to 17, 2015)

Faye, on Tuesday, tells her mother: “I just wanted him to like me.” Heartbreaking. No matter how far back in memory it now is, I bet every woman watching remembered this…

Coronation Street – Cordon Blech (Apr. 6 to 10, 2015)

Sally Webster on Friday. Dramatic moments happened, and events crucial to story arcs. Above it all, Sally shone…

Coronation Street – Teen Moms (Mar. 30 to Apr. 3, 2015)

Wednesday, Anna tried to have a heart-to-heart with Faye. How are you really, what’s bothering you, what’s going on? Faye said nothing other than everything’s fine. How could she say otherwise?…

Coronation Street – Portugal (Mar. 23 to 27, 2015)

Roy was the most useful person in the leaving-for-Portugal saga. As usual. When the taxi was due to pick up Katy and Joseph, Ches was making chips in the doner shop…

Coronation Street – Wedding Bells-up (Mar. 16 to 20, 2015)

If I were Gail, I think the bell would have gone off when Michael had a major hissy fit in the registry office. Yes, he had cause to be angry…

Coronation Street – Reading Romance (Mar. 9 to 13, 2015)

Anna Karenina is one of the best romance novels ever written. Yes, it is long. But the only explanation I can think of for the size of the tome Ken gave Audrey is that it’s a large print edition…

Coronation Street – Snapshots (Mar. 2 to 6, 2015)

A woman walks into the Rovers with Kevin. If you had never watched an episode and just turned on the tv at that moment, I think you would know that her presence was significant…

Coronation Street – Talking Stick (Feb. 23 to 27, 2015)

Too bad Dev couldn’t have listened to my mother’s advice: you can’t have more than one woman running a kitchen. I’m sure she’d extend that to a shop as well…

Coronation Street – Underacting (Feb. 16 to 20, 2015)

Sometimes it’s not the great speech, not the grand gesture. A look tells the story; underacting makes the impact. Three such moments from three actors…

Coronation Street – History Today (Feb. 9 to 13, 2015)

Friday Sinead makes peace with Roy and, in doing so, spurs him to make peace with his and Hayley’s history…

Coronation Street – Radio GaGa (Feb. 2 to 6, 2015)

I think Steve is caught in conflicting “remedies”. He’s got pills to counteract his depression. He’s also got Michelle…

Coronation Street – Crash (Jan. 26 to 30, 2015)

Can’t pick one: three excellent episodes, countless excellent scenes. The bus crash, of course, from lead-up to aftermath – perfect…

Coronation Street – Prince Charming (Jan. 19 to 23, 2015)

Kirk is late for the ceremony, making everyone nervous. Beth fears he’s backed out… The registrar says time is running out…

Coronation Street – Tinkers (Jan. 12 to 16, 2015)

I don’t know (and don’t want to know) how long the Tinker women are going to be around. At first sight, I knew this is going to be good!…

Coronation Street – Gift of the Magi (Jan. 5 to 9, 2015)

Maybe it was coincidence that a Christmas week story reminded me of an O. Henry story… Roy and Gary give each other their loyalty…

Coronation Street – Naughty and Nice (Dec. 29/14 to Jan. 2/15)

Santa Claus is coming to town. And he’s going to blow Kylie’s world apart. Happy Yuletide season for the Platts is over…

Coronation Street – When I’m 62 (Dec. 22 to 26, 2014)

Tracy got the news that Rob got 25 years in prison and she cried genuine tears. Poor Tracy, I thought with my heart going out to her. “I’m going to be 62 by the time he gets out.”…

Coronation Street – Family Day (Dec. 15 to 19, 2014)

Family Day at Jamila House: almost everyone was there, dressed up for family portraits. But they were consumers, not participants…

Coronation Street – Ruby Tuesday (Dec. 8 to 12, 2014)

The week had a lot of gems, but the sparkliest of all was Tuesday’s ruby red lip sofa. It’s too bad it wouldn’t fit into Kevin’s house…

Coronation Street – Stand and Stare (Dec. 1 to 5, 2014)

Tuesday, Steve has a hideous day. He had gone to the doctor and been diagnosed with depression…

Coronation Street – Illiteracy Skills (Nov. 24 to 28, 2014)

Amid all the tutting about ‘why didn’t your teachers notice?’ and ‘why didn’t you tell me?’, Faye made the best observation about Tim’s inability to read: “You must be dead clever.”…

Coronation Street – Parental Disappointment (Nov. 17 to 21, 2014)

Friday saw leave-takings, and sad hearts. Peter took his taxi ride off the street. He is off to Portsmouth to get himself together. Cilla is off back to Wolverhampton, with Fiz…

Coronation Street – Poor Tracy Luv (Nov. 10 to 14, 2014)

First scene Monday in the Barlow living room, Ken and Tracy amid the leftovers of her wedding. He’s trying to make her feel better…

Coronation Street – Chances and Choices (Nov. 3 to 7, 2014)

It was Ken really, talking about Peter in jail, of Simon growing up without a dad and carrying the shame of his father being a convicted murderer…

Coronation Street – Community Work (Oct. 27 to 31, 2014)

“Not only is she a bossy-boots, she has a flair for the dramatic.” Norris summed up Yasmeen Nazir and her ‘community development’ perfectly…

Coronation Street – A Day in a Life (Oct. 20 to 24, 2014)

A year ago, Roy was in Blackpool with Hayley. This year, the hotel sends a cheery notice addressed to them both, offering a discount should they return…

Coronation Street – The Wedding Planner (Oct. 13 to 17, 2014)

Sinead should go into partnership in Michelle’s wedding planning business. But her resources of imagination, ingenuity and tact would probably be all used up on managing Michelle…

Coronation Street – When I’m Cleaning Widows (Oct. 6 to 10, 2014)

I am liking the story of Tim’s problem with reading. It is fitting, and nice, that it is Maddie who has recognized his difficulties…

Coronation Street – Hurting (Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, 2014)

Two weeks of episodes, two scenes. Both make you ask, ‘WTF are you doing?’ Tuesday, Eccles is safe from Amy. Thursday, Tim, Andrea and Neil are not safe from Neil...

Coronation Street – Happy Anniversary (Sept. 22 to 26, 2014)

We’ve likely all known a Neil, or been him. The guy you pray you don’t get stuck beside at a dinner…

Coronation Street – Fly-Tipping (Sept. 15 to 19, 2014)

A lamp thrown in a dumpster was cause for a funny small mystery in the larger story of the dodgy flooring and subsequent dodgy efforts to rectify that mistake...

Coronation Street – Hello Elizabeth (Sept. 8 to 12, 2014)

“Never work with animals or children,” W. C. Fields said. They always steal the show. Corrie actors might add so too do the words ‘Hello Elizabeth’...

Coronation Street – Smothering Mothers (Sept. 1 to 5, 2014)

Thursday, two mothers, both mad as hatters. The scary scene was the return of hovering, smothering Gail...

Coronation Street – That’s Amore (Aug. 25 to 29, 2014)

At the kebab shop, Chesney speaks for us all as he tells Kirk to just do it now! Kirk still wants a bit of drama for his proposal so he hides the ring in Beth’s kebab. more…

Coronation Street – Shut Up (Aug. 18 to 22, 2014)

“Shut up shut up shut up!” Deirdre screamed at Ken as he continued to badger her about not having told him what was up with Peter. more…

Coronation Street – Hello, Goodbye (Aug. 11 to 15, 2014)

It was ironic this week that Dennis Tanner left the street and Ken Barlow returned. Dennis left first, so they didn’t have a chance to say hello and goodbye. more…

Coronation Street – Repo Man (Aug. 4 to 8, 2014)

Tuesday the bailiffs come to the Windass-Armstrong house. Faye is the only one home and she lets them in.  more…

Coronation Street – Fairy Tale (July 28 to Aug. 1, 2014)

Andrea turns up, with a bag, at Lloyd’s flat. She is ready to move in and ready, willingly or not, to tell him she is married. Lloyd has already found out.  more…

Coronation Street – Five Minutes (July 21 to 25, 2014)

In the final five minutes Wednesday: Rob squirms as Tracy tells the cops that he gave her the charm bracelet that Steph claims was stolen… Outside on the street, Todd saunters arm in arm with his new man. more…

Coronation Street – Designing Todd (July 14 to 18, 2014)

My husband does not like Todd. But he grudgingly had to agree with Todd’s critique of the flyer Alya made to advertise the gym. more…

Coronation Street – Happy 40th (July 7 to 11, 2014)

Steve looking right in the eye of the big milestone birthday. The one where you really can’t pretend you’re young anymore.  more…

Coronation Street – Memorials (June 30 to July 4, 2014)

It was the side funerals for Tina that I liked best.Steph missed the real funeral because she had second thoughts about her pink dress.  more…

Coronation Street – Forgiveness (June 23 to 27, 2014)

Friday Owen tells Gary what Anna did. “Laid back and thought of England. Took one for the team.” more…

Coronation Street – Traitor (June 16 to 20, 2014)

Thursday’s episode was a shocker. Michelle was without her trademark eyeliner. Less surprising was her attack on Steve for keeping Peter’s secret. more…

Coronation Street – Truth and Consequences (June 9 to 13, 2014)

Tuesday, all scenes of three stories. Opening with what looks like Tina dead in the builder’s yard. No, she’s moving – and talking!  more…

Coronation Street – Truths Told (June 2 to 6, 2014)

Tuesday Steve said to Peter what we’ve all been saying. Friday, Rita did the same with Tina. Neither of the recipients paid a blind bit of notice. more…

Coronation Street – It’s Complicated (May 26 to 30, 2014)

This week two scenes, both pivotal in moving their stories along. One caught you up in the drama and the characters and in the other you saw the wheels going round. more…

Coronation Street – Crossed Lines (May 19 to 23, 2014)

You knew Anna was not going to tell Owen about her deal with Phelan, the one that got Owen out of Phelan’s debt if not the bank’s. more…

Coronation Street – Foster Care (May 12 to 16, 2014)

Friday Maddie showed maybe there is more to her than meets the eye. I have been alternately bored and irritated by her and Sophie. more…

Coronation Street – Toothpaste (May 5 to 9, 2014)

“You can’t put toothpaste back in the tube, can you?” That’s what David tells Maria when he sees that her use of a misunderstanding is spiralling beyond her control. She has not a clue what he’s talking about.  more…

Coronation Street – Tina’s War (Apr. 28 to May 2, 2014)

Peter is slick with the ladies. He has proved he can juggle wives, lives and emotions. But when Tina girded herself for battle, Peter didn’t stand a chance.  more…

Coronation Street – Playing with Fire (Apr. 21 to 25, 2014)

The Windass-Armstrongs are playing with fire, literally and metaphorically. Phelan pushed Owen too far by hiring a new foreman, overseeing everyone including heretofore manager Owen.  more…

Coronation Street – Two Petes (Apr. 14 to 18, 2014)

Peter Barlow in a pub, drinking himself legless, trying to forget his wife is pregnant and his girlfriend might be. Steve comes in to take him home. Peter introduces Pete, his buddy on the next barstool.  more…

Coronation Street – Readers’ Comments (Apr. 7 to 11, 2014)

We had a little sensitivity training Thursday with Beth reading online comments about her.  If we ever want to post a smart-ass remark about someone’s appearance, clothes or words, the memory of Beth’s face should stop us. more…

Coronation Street – Welcome Home, Kevin (Mar. 31 to Apr. 4, 2014)

My choice of scene this week is all the ones with Kevin.  Welcome home indeed, Kevin.  His reunions with friends and neighbours seemed to have real emotion in them as well as what was scripted.  more…

Coronation Street – Like A Man (Mar. 24 to 28, 2014)

Amid the construction Tuesday, Owen and Gary discuss what makes a man.  What is bravery.  Gary says a soldier in war.  Owen says someone who does what is needed to keep his loved ones safe.  more…

Coronation Street – The Look of Love (Mar. 17 to 21, 2014)

Tina hangs up her coat in the Rovers’ back hall, listening to Carla extol the virtues of Peter the romantic, Peter the sex god.  A surprise overnight getaway to a posh hotel – who could ask for more?  Well, Tina for one.  more…

Coronation Street – Old Friends (Mar. 10 to 14, 2014)

I’m sorry it took Rita’s marriage ending to see some lovely scenes with her and Norris.  In particular, the two of them having tea and a heart-to-heart was good for all of us and showed how very much he cares for her and vice versa. more…

Coronation Street – Because I Can (Mar. 3 to 7, 2014

The Rovers was a sad place Friday.  Islands of unhappiness, caused by people manipulating other people’s emotions just to see if they could. more… 

Coronation Street – Faces of Fiz (Feb. 24 to 28, 2014)

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen worried Fiz, caring Fiz and hurt Fiz.  My husband and I include the latter three in the large category of irritating busybody Fiz.  Scary Fiz is a category unto itself.  more…

Coronation Street – Gooseberry (Feb. 17 to 21, 2014)

Michelle may tell him he’s thick, but Steve sometimes seems smarter and more insightful than even he thinks he is.  more…

Coronation Street – The Eulogy (Feb. 10 to 14, 2014)

One and a half minutes:  the length of time Roy spoke at Hayley’s funeral.  His words encompassed their love, their not so easy road toward happiness together, his devastation at being without her, and his anger at her choosing to leave him.  more…

Coronation Street – Aftermath (Feb. 3 to 7, 2014)

Carla and Anna in Hayley and Roy’s room, afterwards.  Their shock, realizing Hayley is dead.  She is curled in Roy’s arms.  more…

Coronation Street – Strawberry Jam Forever (Jan. 27 to 31, 2014)

When the vanload of strawberries for Hayley arrived, all I could think of was olives – cases and cases arriving at the Bistro.  A continuing joke. This can’t happen with the strawberries.  more…

Coronation Street – The List (Jan. 20 to 24, 2014)

Gail’s parenting style, of helicoptering and martyrdom, gives me nightmares.  So too do the products of her mothering.  more…

Coronation Street – Something Beautiful (Jan. 13 to 17, 2014)

What was rather beautiful this week was Liz telling Peter what’s what in her pub.  She followed him to the men’s room to have a few words with him.  more…

Coronation Street – Snow for Christmas (Jan. 6 to 10, 2014)

It was Christmas Eve, babe, in the drunk tank
An old man said to me, won’t see another one…

Christmas in the Rovers, Mary sang this but her voice trailed off after the second line. more…

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12 thoughts on “Corrie Scene of the Week

  1. Holy mama it was a week all right. Proper movie. I have to catch up on my scene-of-the-week reading. I got all absorbed in a project. I don’t think I have a secret handshake. (That would be cool though.) Usually I can comment on blogs because I am signed into my Google account and it uses that as my ID. There are other accounts you can use. Let me try and look into that for you. Aw, thanks guys.

  2. Hi Dorothy! Have to agree on what a lovely couple Haley and Roy make. I love that quirky pair. And can’t wait to see what you write this week. I’ve only seen Monday, so far. Oooh…

    And I wanted to say what a lovely surprise it was when I saw your wee little head and cat on my b. You inspired me to pull myself up and out of the winter blues and find my funny bone again. Thank you.

    1. Hi, it’s quite a week on the street and that’s all I’m saying until Sunday. I was trying to comment on your blog and it wouldn’t let me even after I ‘joined’. Just kept telling me I couldn’t be verified, so could you let me know what the secret handshake is? Jim wanted to comment too, he really liked your snow day photo. Make sure you don’t miss Sunday’s omnibus!

  3. You read that one, Dorothy. Oh my! I was feeling particularly silly that day. Sometimes, you just have to laugh. I’ll be looking in the paper for a rush on banana boxes. You could be right, the fork certainly does add a whole other level of intrigue. Now you’ve got me laughing all over again. Where’s that tissue?

    1. Carrie – I was trying to comment on your blog and couldn’t – at least I don’t think it, or they (since I did it more than once), went through. It didn’t like my address. So I hope you get this message. Thanks for the lovely words, and congratulations on your “lovely blog” award. It is indeed that. Hope you’re doing well. I’ll go back to your blog now and continue reading.

    1. Thanks, Carrie, glad you’re enjoying them, and happy new year to you too. I recently read your “banana box” post (complete with photos). I laughed myself sick. Haven’t had a chance to look at the $store for one. But your description made me, and I’m sure lots of other people, want to buy their own. Dollarama will wonder why there’s a run on banana boxes! My theory on the little fork is it’s just a clever marketing ploy – to make us think “hmm, wonder why they put this little matching fork in here? I’d better buy two!” And the image of pogo-banana – a banana impaled on a chopstick – is still in my mind… (to anyone else reading this, go to Carrie’s blog – it’s great)

  4. Oh, neat… on the Canadian doc. That will be fun.
    That is true, there’s always more time for things to come out. I just don’t recall ever having to wait this long! We shall see.
    England was actually beginning to turn more American (when I visited four years back), pubs shutting down and flashier wine bars opening in their place. *sob* At the very least, pubs were getting a revamp and acting more as restaurants. I guess the whole credit/loan thing eventually spread over the pond, but it wasn’t long before the recession hit. Might be a factor, as well, though they didn’t show “why” and “how” things were changing very effectively.
    Polarizing morality, and bringing in religion with the kids seems to have brought it back. Smart. (Not that I’m religious, but it was an interesting backlash). Also, I love how the kids are becoming smarter than the parents through technology.
    *Carrie zips her lips*

  5. Hi Dorothy! This is great, an in-depth study of Corro’s. Love it! I’ve been watching since I was thirteen… so, 22 years. Crikey. I missed a couple of years when I moved back to Canada as it made me feel home sick, and then I actually stopped watching for a couple of years – was not happy where it was going (all the oldies were being written out…it started to feel more American, to me). I tuned in again about a year ago and my love has been rekindled. The generational themes and cycles, having watched for so long, are fantastic to observe. On the Molly and Kevin affair (the jerk), when you say affairs always come out in the end as part of the drama… yeah, that’s a definite formula. Except for the one time (did I miss something?) when Sally had that affair with her smarmy boss, and Rosie ended up keeping it a secret for her, not wanting her family to break up again. I kept waiting for Kevin to find out, but that one blew over for some reason. Was that Sally’s final “lesson” to appreciate what she has, and stop being a slapper?
    One thing that started getting to me before: the old ‘break-up/one-night-stand “affair”/make-up/find out/break-up again’ formula. Affairs left, right and center. I realize we need drama’n’all, but it can get a bit much. I used to love the old days when they stopped to chat about the price of bacon, or something equally random.
    Okay, I could go on forever. Signing off, for now. Thanks for this, Dorothy! 🙂 Carrie.

    1. Hi Carrie, thanks for writing. You’re right, Kevin never found out about Sally’s affair with her icky boss. It may still come out though – that’s the beauty of continuing stories. There were a few years when it got very “Americanized” when Percy and other old timers left. That producer, whose name I am not sure of – Brian Park I think – wanted to make his mark on the show, I remember reading. He should have known, as the successful producers have, that you have to work with what you’ve got, that the show has its own momentum and you can’t, and shouldn’t, change it too much. Harry Elton, the original producer, said that many years ago after he had watched the progress of the show for several decades after he left. In early Dec. there’s going to be a Canadian doc on CS, the show and fans, on CBC for the 50th anniversary. I’ll post something when I check on the date and time.

  6. I really like these! I’m going to link to your blog from mine. I thought scenes between Kevin and Bill were really good, not just these ones but others that they’ve discussed when Kevin’s mother was ill and Bill remembering it with Sally as well. Did you know that the actress was diagnosed with breast cancer at the same time? The scenes aren’t shot in sequence so some of them may have been filmed after the cast found out, probably the ones we are seeing now for sure but some of the earlier ones as well. I think there were a few scenes where Michael LeVell wasn’t really acting all that much, as he and Sally the actress are good friends. It probably hit them all quite hard. She’s back at work now and all clear!

    1. Thanks a lot! I watched the UK tv broadcast with Sally posted on Corrie Canuck. She said she found out right after she’d taped the big scene with her telling Kev. It never struck me that some of the scenes would indeed have been taped with her, and the other actors, knowing she actually had cancer too. How hard would that be, for all of them! Yes, every scene with all the Websters has been remarkable – all of them responding so much in character and with such heartfelt acting/emotion. Even Rosie, and her boob job foolishness, has made me laugh and cry at the same time. Thanks for linking to me, and so nice to hear from you.

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