Corrie Scene of the Week

Coronation Street – and The Dreamers (Dec. 30/13 to Jan. 3/14)

I think there are a lot of men like Dennis in the north of England, like Ritchie too.  Those who remember the Mersey Beat, the British Invasion of 1960s music because they were in it. more…

Coronation Street – Rock, Hard Place (Dec. 23 to 27, 2013)

My husband and I bet on the decision Hayley would make about giving Christian the £5,000 he had asked for.  more… 

Coronation Street – Weddings and Debts (Dec. 16 to 20, 2013)

Peter and Carla’s wedding was fabulous… But the scene that I woke up in the middle of the night worrying about was… Christian coming to make amends with Hayley. more…

Coronation Street – Like Bambi (Dec. 9 to 13, 2013)

Discussing the week’s episodes, my husband said, “There’s a movie called Rancho Deluxe. A guy is watching this woman in a clearing in the woods: ‘she’s just like Bambi’.  That’s what Peter is like around Tina.” more…

Coronation Street – We don’t need no education (Dec. 2 to 6, 2013)

School underlay three stories this week.  First, bullying children who find their supporters, and victims, by way of schoolyard friendships.  Grace has to be the most hideous child ever seen on the cobbles.  more…

Coronation Street – Into the Vortex (Nov. 25 to 29, 2013)

Every moment with Roy and Hayley on Tuesday was perfect.  Roy learns to accept another’s choice or, as he sees it, to lie.  more…

Coronation Street – A Time for Us (Nov. 18 to 22, 2013)

A time for us:  that’s what Roy and Hayley want, what they need.  Instead, like Romeo and Juliet, they have intrusions.  Impending death the biggest of all.  more…

Coronation Street – Steak and Burgers (Nov. 11 to 15, 2013)

The week ended with a tentative, but lovely, reconciliation between Leanne and Nick.  It was Gloria who pushed it, with some uncommonly sensible talk from her.  more…

Coronation Street – Tea and Empathy (Nov. 4 to 8, 2013)

Someone needs to tell Roy that Hayley’s decision is not about ending her life prematurely due to despair.  It is about wanting to find an acceptable accommodation to the decision that her body has taken for her.  more…

Coronation Street – Houses of Cards (Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, 2013)

One house of cards balanced well; one collapsing.  If we extend the construction metaphor, Emily might say that’s because one was built on a foundation of rock and the other on sand (Matt. 7:24-27).  more…

Coronation Street – Backstreet Boozer (Oct. 21 to 25, 2013)

Oh, the joy of seeing Liz McDonald come through the Rovers’ door!  A real landlady back.  And just in time, before Michelle and her ego have a chance to completely destroy the business.  more…

Coronation Street – Make ’em count  (Oct. 14 to 18, 2013)

“Spit it out, Nick!  Heave it out of ya, b’y!”  String your few words together so they tell somebody something.  That’s what I was yelling at the screen early this week. more…

Coronation Street – Christian Circus (Oct. 7 to 11, 2013)

Thursday, Hayley and Roy go to the Rovers with Christian, her long lost son.  Hayley is Christian’s father, from when she was Harold. more…

Coronation Street – An Ant Farm (Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, 2013)

Roy preparing for the birthday party… He gave a capsule of history – his childhood, his mother and his relationship with Hayley – while giving shoes a shine that a drill sergeant could not fault.  more…

Coronation Street – Sunita Redeemed (Sept. 23 to 27, 2013)

Hayley and Roy’s story has been painfully wonderful and wonderfully painful.  Nice to see Ozzy the dog have a star turn… The scene for me was Dev and Jason deciding which of them would confront Karl. more…

Coronation Street – Limbo (Sept. 2 to 6, 2013)

Will David confess his wrongdoings to Leanne?  Will Nick remember anything when he comes out of the coma?… Will Chesney find happiness again with Katy? Most importantly, will Sally win in the backyard barbeque war?  more…

Coronation Street – The Go-To Guy (Aug. 26 to 30, 2013)

If ever an argument was made for the value of civics education in schools, it was Craig’s face as Karl told him what would happen if he confessed to throwing a still-lit cigarette butt away. more…

Coronation Street – Facing Consequences (Aug. 19 to 23, 2013)

David saw Nick, and saw what his vengeance had wrought.  He likes playing out the nasty games he thinks up in his head but doesn’t imagine how serious the outcome might really be. more…

Coronation Street – Father of the Year (Aug. 12 to 16, 2013)

“I can feel it across nations – people wanting to give Gary a good smack.”  Such is the opinion of my husband about Gary’s reaction to fatherhood. more…

Coronation Street – C is for Coping (Aug. 5 to 9, 2013)

If I ran Corrie, I’d have it in the contracts for some actors that they could never ever leave Corrie no matter what.  Julie Hesmondhaigh would be one of those actors.  more…

Coronation Street – Mother Sylvia (July 29 to Aug. 2/13)

Despite her pointed observations (usually accurate if not tactfully phrased), Sylvia is a truly warm-hearted person.  more…

Coronation Street – Race Row (July 22 to 26, 2013)

In a dispute over a dart throw, Paul asked Steve to be fair, to “play the white man”.  Lloyd overheard and took umbrage.  Paul snapped back that he hadn’t meant offence, it was just a saying. more…

Coronation Street – Best Served Cold (July 15 to 19, 2013)

David is trying to abide by the proverb ‘revenge is a dish best served cold’ – meaning take your time in avenging a wrong, it will be all the more effective and enjoyable.  But he is having trouble because he has trouble with “delayed gratification.” more…

Coronation Street – Creepy People (July 8 to 12, 2012)

Roy’s sleepwalking OCD, Emily’s convalescence and Norris’ fears for his future and especially a Gift of the Magi moment with Tina and Izzy (he’s your baby; no, he’s yours).   But it was the Windass-Armstrong clan that did it for me again. more…

Coronation Street – Solomon Redux (July 1 to 5, 2013)

On Friday the Judgement of Solomon, with Izzy, went to the conclusion:  one woman deciding to give up the baby to keep him safe.  more…

Coronation Street – Understanding Changes (June 24 to 28, 2013)

Tina is the only true believer in her closed-loop argument that she has to keep the money paid her for the baby so that she can fight said baby’s parents in court to keep him. more…

Coronation Street – What happens with Rita (June 17 to 21, 2013)

“What happens with Rita stays with Rita” is what Tina wanted to hear.   She needed to hear what Rita said moments earlier when they talked beside baby Jake’s incubator.  The baby is not yours to keep. more…

Coronation Street – Four for Four (June 10 to 14, 2013)

The first four episodes this past week each had more than one contender for “the scene”.  I cannot narrow it down any further than one from each day. Monday:  Izzy’s face as she realizes the newborn is not crying. more…

Coronation Street – Rovers Returned (June 3 to 7, 2013)

I got quite teary-eyed during Stella’s speech at Friday’s reopening of the Rovers.  I was as pleased as she to see everyone back in there with pints and large reds. more…

Coronation Street – The Legacy (May 27 to 31, 2013)

A two-year-old letter from Roy’s father has produced amazing scenes.  It began with Sylvia going to the hated Home to pick it up.  more…

Coronation Street – Workin’ 9 to 5 (May 20 to 24, 2013)

My ‘aha’ moment this week was Wednesday, when Rita wondered why David was so exhausted.  “But he’s a young lad, he should be able to manage a blow-dry and an hour or two waiting tables.” more…

Coronation Street – Horses for Courses (May 13 to 17, 2013)

Peter and Rob are using the betting shop as their venue for butting heads.  In the course of that, some discussion of the bookmaking business does occur. Barlow’s Bookies is as much an anachronism in today’s real England as Underworld is.  more…

Coronation Street – Friends (May 6 to 10, 2013)

Friday episode, Eileen in despair.  Paul is leaving for Yorkshire.  There’s nothing she can or will do about it… Deirdre pushes Eileen over so she has room to sit beside her and pours two glasses of red.  more…

Coronation Street – Other People’s Kids (Apr. 29 to May 3, 2013)

Anna comments to Tina about both of them having “other people’s kids, hope you have better luck than I’ve had.”… Anna and Faye and Tim – and police and social workers. more…

Coronation Street – Local Hero (Apr. 22nd to 26th, 2013)

Karl the local hero, having a hard time with doing everything right while really he’s done everything wrong. more…

Coronation Street – Reefer Madness (Apr. 15th to 19th, 2013)

Tuesday, Dennis asks Sylvia about the effectiveness of her hash brownies for pain relief.  Works a treat she said as she swiftly cleared and cleaned tables using her previously painful wrist. more…

Coronation Street – Unravelling (Apr. 8th to 12th, 2013)

Tuesday, Kirsty’s face as Ruby cries upstairs.  You know that this is the end of the storyline and the end of the road for Kirsty.  more…

Coronation Street – Devastated (Apr. 1st to 5th, 2013)

I’m going against the tide of what I’ve read this past week.  I’m picking Dev, with the doctor who tells him the seriousness of Sunita’s condition and with Karl in her hospital room. more…

Coronation Street – White Cliffs of Dover (Mar. 25th to 29th, 2013)

A lot of stories coming to a head this week – Katy and Chesney, Sunita and Dev.  But the big one is the Rovers’ fire.  Karl has tried to ruin anything and everything for Jason.  more…

Coronation Street – Blaming the Victim (Mar. 18th to 22nd, 2013)

Kirsty’s mom listening to her tell about her situation with Tyrone.  At first Alison believed her daughter, wanted to believe her.  Then you could see her face change as Kirsty’s words didn’t add up. more…

Coronation Street – Backfire (Mar. 11th to 15th, 2013)

You do something enormously stupid.  So you come up with a plan that gets you out of it and, even better, makes it seem somebody else’s fault… Katy learns the art of covering your tracks.  more…

Coronation Street – The Family Way (Mar. 4th to 8th, 2013)

The scene:  Sylvia and Norris discuss Kylie, who is drinking her pregnant face off.  Sylvia says she shouldn’t be drinking if she’s in the family way.  Norris says that’s probably how she got that way.  Bwahaha. more…

Coronation Street – Counting Cards (Feb. 25th to Mar. 1st, 2013)

Sylvia has found her Rain Man and her rainmaker.  Having developed a liking for games of chance while in America, she realizes Roy’s odd and heretofore embarrassing mental acuity has a practical use. more…

Coronation Street – Mother-in-Law  (Feb. 18th to 22nd, 2013)

Forgive me for reminding you of this song, Mother-in-Law (click to hear).  But it popped into my head while Gail was pleading with Nick to take her in.  more…

Coronation Street – Pay Off  (Feb. 11th to 15th, 2013)

Amount of money needed to pay off debt: £9,000.  Vengeance exacted while getting that money:  priceless. more…

Coronation Street – Open to Persuasion (Feb. 4th to 8th, 2013)

A Joan Armatrading song mentioned by Jenna this week applies to three characters in two different storylines:  “I’m not in love but I’m open to persuasion.”  Jenna and Lloyd, Kirsty and Tyrone. more…

Coronation Street – Teleflorist (Jan. 28th to Feb. 1st, 2013)

My husband’s guess was that Kirsty would show up at her wedding with a hidden gun.  After seeing her wedding dress, I asked where would she hide it?  I never thought about her bouquet. more…

Coronation Street – True Romance (Jan. 21st to 25th, 2013)

Tumultuous, even histrionic, tales of intrigue, deception and secrets and, amid all of it, one fleeting glimpse of true love. Hayley arrives home… and Roy holds up a plate of beef stroganoff, wrapped in saran, awaiting her. more…

Coronation Street – Fly Fishing (Jan. 14th to 18th, 2013)

Fly fishing is an art and a craft.  It requires skill in preparation and execution, an eye for beauty, the ability to reproduce nature, and patience… Lewis, a fisherman.  more…

Coronation Street – Honeymoon Suite (Jan. 7th to 11th, 2013)

Probably Kylie could do better than Nick, but he’s a vast improvement on David.  So this was my favourite shot of the week.  The repercussions of this will be horrible, so I truly hope they had a good time in Heartbreak Hotel. more…

Coronation Street – Kirkys Turkys (Dec. 31st to Jan. 4th, 2013)

Interspersed amid the turmoil, a little tale of giving and goodness unfolded this week thanks to our Kirk and young Craig. Beth wants a fancy necklace for Christmas.  To make the money, Kirk goes into the turkey selling business. more…

Coronation Street – The Job Offer (Dec. 24th to 28th, 2012)

A week of people not making sure secret talks are secret, of sturm und drang with our newly minted Californians and of the hideous sight of another May and September affair. Out of it all, the scene for me was Roy checking to see if Fizz and Chesney’s meals were ok. more…

Coronation Street – Rent-A-Womb (Dec. 17th to 21st, 2012)

Maybe the whole thing coming out in the Rovers about Tina being a surrogate mother for Izzy and Gary was just a build up to Tina throwing a pint over David in Wednesday’s episode.  I hope so because I’m just not understanding what the big deal is. more…

Coronation Street – In Vitro Veritas (Dec. 10th to 14th, 2012)

On Friday, a drunk and pouting Tommy Duckworth actually made a lot of sense.  Not the part about suggesting – no, demanding – that Tina abort this medical science-conceived baby.  The part about the Windasses hovering like something out of a horror movie. more…

Coronation Street – David Prat (Dec. 3rd to 7th, 2012)

So many scenes this week in a story quickly developing in the mind of a silly boy.  David thinks a baby is just what he needs… I had started to think David actually was growing up and growing a brain. more…

Coronation Street – Trouser Press (Nov. 26th to 30th, 2012)

I didn’t see the point of Eva Price when she first appeared… Tuesday she was absolutely brilliant… When she and Steve barged into the Sheffield hotel room, expecting to find Rob with Michelle, they initially thought they’d got it totally wrong… more…

Coronation Street – It’s all about me! (Nov. 19th to 23rd, 2012)

Monday, very first scene:  Negligee-clad Maria comes slinking out of the bedroom to the couch where Marcus sits looking fretful.  Hey big boy what’s the problem, she says. more…

Coronation Street – Mrs. Guy Fawkes (Nov. 12th to 16th, 2012)

I love Lewis when he ceases being Mr. Suave and Urbane.  Oh, I love him when he is Mr. Slick too.  But this week, he showed himself to be the biggest scheming cat Coronation Street has seen in a long time. more…

Coronation Street – All for you (Nov. 5th to 9th, 2012)

Roy looking through the debris of Greek Night, picks up a broken object.  It’s a model train car – a 5th anniversary gift from Hayley.  Mary says “I’ll replace it.”  He explodes… In real life, we lost our Jack this week, the inestimable Bill Tarmey. more…

Coronation Street – Secret Shoppers (Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 2012)

There were a lot of great visuals this week.  The end of the week, of course, Sophie with coked-up, pity-partying Ryan on the highway… But I think, for me, the scene of the week in all ways must be the culmination of Dennis’ scam for free beer. more…

Coronation Street – Doctors Cat & Zhivago (Oct. 22 to 26, 2012)

A cat “talking stick” and the hope that Lewis would burst through the café door as if he’d just crossed the Russian steppes. more…

Coronation Street – Xtreme Fag Hag (Oct. 15th to 19th, 2012)

An actor and character this week instead of a scene.  Charlie Condou has been fabulous as Marcus Confused. It’s been clear for some time that Maria developed more feelings for Marcus than appropriate for a straight woman towards her gay male friend. more…

Coronation Street – Roller Derby (Oct. 8th to 12th, 2012)

Fifty-two years of Corrie ethos and culture illustrated Monday in a few brief moments by the berollered Michelle and Tracy… Dennis Tanner – “It’s times like this I can’t help thinking about my mum.” more…

Coronation Street – Tick Tock (Oct. 1st to 5th, 2012)

A quiet build up of scary tension in four parts Thursday.  Kirsty, wound tighter than a clock on a time bomb.  Wait – that’s just what she is!  more…

Coronation Street – Good Parenting (Sept. 10th to 14th, 2012)

I was hardpressed to find a scene that stood out this week. The scene that choked me up a bit was Steve finding Ryan at the bus stop and giving him his guitar back.  more…

Coronation Street – Love Hurts (Sept. 3rd to 7th, 2012)

It’s the story of Kirsty and Tyrone more than any one scene this week.  Although every scene where Kirsty gets or might get annoyed or has an implement of any kind in or near her hand is scary. more…

Coronation Street – Eve at an eat as much as you like buffet (Aug. 27th to 31st, 2012)

Tuesday and Wednesday had some of the most moving and thought-provoking scenes that have been on recently… But the tale of Mary and Roy and Hayley and Norris this week was extraordinary.  more…

Coronation Street – Employee of the Year (Aug. 20th to 24th, 2012)

So many good storylines and powerful scenes this week!.. But despite the drama and trauma, the shining moment of the week was Kylie, Dispatch Operator.  more…

Coronation Street – Solomon’s Judgement (Aug. 13th to 17th, 2012)

In 1 Kings 3:16-28, two women claimed to be the mother of a child… King Solomon said the only resolution was to cut the child in half… I’m not sure that Peter and Leanne wouldn’t have said ‘go ahead’.  more…

Coronation Street – In Vino Veritas (Aug. 6th to 10th, 2012)

“Sometimes you’ll buy a vase or a picture and you’ll put it on the sideboard or on the wall, and it’s ok.  But it’s wrong.  And that’s what I feel when I see you in this flat.  You’re just wrong.” Oooh boy, Peter absolutely nailed it!  more…

Coronation Street – Darryl (July 30th to Aug. 3rd, 2012)

The visual of the week:  Darryl the rat, mistaken for a cell phone.  There have been many rats in the Rovers Return over the years, certainly two-legged and probably four-legged.  more…

Coronation Street – Home Décor  (July 23rd to 27th, 2012)

The Jubilee festivities were just grand, with the bunting and flags and pictures of Queen Elizabeth.  The Street party was wonderful, as were the costumes of 60 years of pop singers. more…

Coronation Street – Double Drunk Story (June 4th to 8th, 2012)

Caitlin Thomas wrote a book about her life and marriage to the poet Dylan Thomas, Double Drink Story.  I thought of it Wednesday when Carla is dealing with Peter and Anne Foster. more…

Coronation Street – How would you know? (May 28 to June 1, 2012)

It didn’t take long.  Only a few weeks of sharing hearth and home – and child – and on Monday Peter throws it at Carla.  “How would you know?” is his loving response to her attempt to make him feel better as a parent. more…

Coronation Street – Children of the Corn (May 21st to 25th, 2012)

A week of kids, and both kids and adults doing strange and hurtful things.  Best scene pick:  Owen flat out apologized to Faye for smacking her and said he had been wrong to do it.  But (important point) he linked what he did to her killing the fish. more…

Coronation Street – Yankee Doodle (May 14th to 18th, 2012)

Wednesday it was so sad seeing Sylvia depart.  Sad for her, for Roy and for me.  I’ve come to like her so much… So it was wonderful to see her come back to the café, bag and baggage. more…

Coronation Street – Bend it like Beckham (May 7th to 11th, 2012)

Rosie has gone to London to be in a reality tv show – her chance at fame and fortune.  Wednesday, she and Jason said goodbye in the black taxi that was taking her away.  Their farewell was surprisingly touching – and funny. more…

Coronation Street – It’s not you, it’s me (Apr. 30 to May 4, 2012)

Poor Leanne.  Monday after she fled the courtroom, Peter comes looking for her shamefacedly.  As she screams at him, you can see her very heart breaking. more…

Coronation Street – The Long Goodbye (Apr. 23rd to 27th, 2012)

Paul’s relationship with Eileen and Lesley.  Interspersed with the arrival of Robert Vaughn, Carla and Peter sneaking around, Frank’s trial and the fallout of Tracy’s trickery.  But there, in bits and pieces, growing all the time, like Alzheimer’s. more…

Coronation Street – Sweet Revenge (Apr. 16th to 20th, 2012)

I’m sure everyone who has ever lost a love to a lying, two-faced schemer stood up and cheered when Becky got back at Tracy.  I sure did. more…

Coronation Street – Sin (Apr. 9th to 13th, 2012)

Friday saw the start of the unraveling of the lies surrounding two monstrous acts, one by Tracy… the other by Faye. more…

Coronation Street – Morning has broken (Apr. 2nd to 6th, 2012)

Morning has broken… That’s what played as guests awaited the brides. By the end, it was Sian’s heart that had broken.  I’m sorry about that, but pleased that the wedding that didn’t happen made up for the tedium of watching Sian and Sophie’s relationship. more…

Coronation Street – Apple and Tree (Mar. 26th to 30th, 2012)

I’ve been amazed for a long time at what Deirdre will tolerate from Tracy.  I’ve been amazed at what she will do to protect her.  more…

Coronation Street – Sanctuary (Mar. 19th to 23rd, 2012)

Tuesday, while looking at Faye flounce off as he and Ches unloaded materials, Owen said it best:  “It wasn’t a shed, it was her sanctuary.”  So why is he replacing the shed with a flaming fishpond! more…

Coronation Street – Sleep tight big fella (Mar. 12th to 16th, 2012)

Sleep tight big fella.  Words for both Schmeichel and Lloyd at the end of Monday’s episodes.  Thank you, Carmel Morgan, for two perfect episodes.  Sad and perfect. The death of Schmeichel was beautifully done. more…

Coronation Street – A Boy and His Dog (Mar. 5th to 9th, 2012)

There were a lot of great scenes this week… But the story for me was Schmeichel. My heart started breaking early in the week, when Ches said Schmeichel wasn’t feeling well. more…

Coronation Street – Goodbye Mr. Chips (Feb. 27 to Mar. 2, 2012)

John Stape’s death scene Friday was very touching… I guess I’m hoping a bit that, on Monday, John suddenly returns from flatlining and makes his escape from hospital. more…

Coronation Street – Breeding Pairs (Feb. 20th to 24th, 2012)

Tracy told Steve she was contemplating an abortion because she couldn’t handle one baby, let alone twins, on her own…  Steve agreed to hitch his wagon to Tracy. more…

Coronation Street – Sisterhood (Feb. 13th to 17th, 2012)

If I’d laid a bet on how long Carla would cope with Maria as helpmeet, I’d have lost.  Carla lasted longer than I’d expected.  But, even so, it wasn’t long. more…

Coronation Street – Playing with Fire (Feb. 6th to 10th, 2012)

When Carla realizes she can’t go through with marrying Frank, she tries to tell him “gently”.  She wishes to spare his feelings and protect her business… Frank then rapes her. more…

Nightmare on Coronation Street (Jan. 30th to Feb. 3rd, 2012)

Monday and Tuesday – great writing, acting, story and character development.  Hard to pick one scene but that’s the task I have set myself. So, Audrey and Kylie at the salon when Kylie hopes to get her job back. more…

Coronation Street – Sitcom du Jour (Jan. 23rd to 27th, 2012)

A double-date at Roy’s Rolls, or four platonic pals enjoying a meal as Norris preferred to think of it.  Either way, Mary was spectacular.  Her partner in spectacularness was Sylvia, known for that evening as The Waitress. more…

Coronation Street – Sympathy for the devil (Jan. 16 to 20, 2012)

I never thought it would happen:  I felt sympathy for Kylie and appreciation for Gail.  When Kylie told Gail she wanted Max to be put up for adoption, she explained why. more…

Coronation Street – Parenthood (Jan. 9th to 13th, 2012)

Monday’s theme seemed to be parenting, or not.  Heart-breaking for so many characters.  Three parent-child bonds struck me in particular. Sylvia and Roy.  Hayley is at the end of her tether with Sylvia’s remarks about her in loco parentis skills with Hope. more…

Coronation Street – The Real James (Jan. 2nd to 6th, 2012)

“Your little James is a psychopath!”  My husband said that at the end of Wednesday’s episode, with some considerable glee. 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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