To feel a bit sorry for David Platt in coronation street?

(63 Posts)
Charlie97 Sat 14-Dec-13 22:33:59

I mean his wife did sleep with his brother. Everyone is against him, except his nan and he does love those children.

Ok, tell me I need to get a life confused

Delurkedforthis Sat 14-Dec-13 22:35:15

Sheesh have I been away from Corrie for that long: last time I saw David Platt he was about five years old!

He needs his Dad to stop making cheese and come back to sort him out IMO.

MamaPingu Sat 14-Dec-13 22:38:34

Have I got the plot wrong but didn't be just grab the steering wheel in a "stop the van" way not a "I want to kill you" way?

They're all doing my head in treating him like this haha smile
Kylie and Nick want a good slap!! Poor David sad
Can see I am a fellow saddo for caring wink

thenightsky Sat 14-Dec-13 22:38:54

YANBU. I don't understand the plot line at all. Surely Nick is the villain and David the poor victim. Nick is an awful cad and needs a slap for sleeping with his brother's wife FFS. Plus Kylie's kid, Max, loves David as a parent.


thenightsky Sat 14-Dec-13 22:39:28

< overthinks >

MamaPingu Sat 14-Dec-13 22:42:38

Don't forget that troublesome Gail! I'd be mortified if it turned out my mum had kept the fact my baby might be someone else's from me! shock

thenightsky Sat 14-Dec-13 22:43:56

indeed. Gail is not blameless in this.

hoppingmad Sat 14-Dec-13 22:47:01

That's what I don't get mamapingu. It's not like he planned for a truck to come out of nowhere and plough into them! As far as I remember he was trying to stop the van as nick was away to come clean and David didn't want Kylie to know he knew.

The whole thing is driving me crazy, nick is bloody annoying I'd try and kill and do the job properly

Charlie97 Sat 14-Dec-13 22:49:35

I am so glad people see it my way! Poor David, horrid Nick, Gail and Kylie!

IneedAwittierNickname Sat 14-Dec-13 22:53:19

I've been wondering for ages why David was getting all the blame. sad

bubblesausage Sat 14-Dec-13 22:53:32

Finally! Someone sees it like I do! David was trying to stop the van, not kill Nick. Nick's in the wrong, he slept with his brother's wife! Yet everyone's turned against David! Don't know why I watch it, winds me up!

MamaPingu Sat 14-Dec-13 22:53:40

So confused! Cause David was going to the police station to hand himself in, but as it was played out he was just stopping the van not hurting nick! Baffled confused

scaevola Sat 14-Dec-13 22:55:55

It's a pity that Corrie can't lure actors back for one off little appearances (er Martin) at weddings or christenings.

Kylie was wavering a bit in David's favour. But he's shown psychopathic traits on and off for years. Yes he was wronged big time, but what he then did (his 'go to' behaviour) was downright creepy.

Nick is exhibiting post-traumatic MH issues - they've an opportunity to show how these can be managed and maybe overcome. But they're teeing it up for drama, not support.

Gail's probably a lost cause....

SeaSickSal Sat 14-Dec-13 23:21:58

I don't get it either. His wife fucked his brother and his brother fucked his wife. But nobody seems to think there was anything wrong with that or that they've done anything wrong.

Leanne however was in high dudgeon and everybody was feeling sorry for her because Nick had sex with someone else after she'd dumped him at the altar.

I am getting a bit annoyed with it, the writers seem .to think that rather than how the actors behave driving the story it should be a matter of who you like or not.

E.g. If a sympathetic character does something wrong it's fine. If an unsympathetic character has something bad done to them they deserve it

Amy106 Sat 14-Dec-13 23:24:02

I am beginning to feel a bit sorry for David myself. Never thought I would, but there you go. There seems to be lots of blame to go around in this storyline.

Bakingnovice Sat 14-Dec-13 23:28:44

Yes yes yes! I posted about this on the corrie thread. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who sees this. Nick and kylie crossed the line completely. In my book sleeping with your brothers wife is worse than your brother trying to kill you because he's angry. Kylie is a little bitch. She sold max three times to becky. Drove becky to a breakdown and divorce. Was a vile nasty character who slept with nick but now we are supposed to like her and believe her earth mother act. The writers must think we were born yesterday. It would have done everyone a favour if nick had died. His character is terrible and don't get me started on his acting.

I haven't seen Corrie for ages but I cannot stand the gormless open mouth look the actor puts on after he's uttered a sentence.

Are You Being Unreasonable.....?

Well my hand would break before I got tired of smacking him......wink

TicTacZebra Sat 14-Dec-13 23:33:29

I think it was also about the other things david did to nick. Like watering down the drinks in the bistro to get nick in trouble ect

Charlie97 Sat 14-Dec-13 23:34:57

PMSL @ 70isa

Though (not real not real) I do remember when DavidandKylie practically evicted Gail so they could get the house.

And he married Kylie then told his mum he was moving her in...then moving Max in.

How about 'if you are old enough to marry and adopt a child, get yer own house'.

Does he have a joint mortgage now with Gail ?

LimitedEditionLady Sat 14-Dec-13 23:35:24

I dunno,i think he did want to kill him more than once.I feel for him because all he wants is his own happy unmessed up family but he will never get that because his whole family are a screwed up mess but then again how many twisted things did that character do instead of just saying "look kylie i know,i can forgive you because clearly I am prepared to" .I mean cmon.A hinged person would just say they knew to nick and kylie not do all the crazy shit he did to seek revenge which was crap revenge as noone knew who or why david was doing it.So yeah sad for this fictional guy but tbh david couldve been normal and predictable and then his family wouldnt be horrified and scared senseless by him.

SavoyCabbage Sat 14-Dec-13 23:40:39

They have the mortgage and our Gail pays rent as she gave all her money to Nigel Havers.

They are all being right bastards to him. Sleeping with your husbands brother on
A) your brother in laws wedding night
B) Christmas Day
C) your husband's birthday

The cow.

aciddrops Sat 14-Dec-13 23:42:32

Not sure but I. Cannot stand Kylie.

southerngirl25599 Sat 14-Dec-13 23:49:45

YANBU It was Kylie and Nick who started it in the first place by sleeping with each other and Kylie is coming out like she has done nothing wrong and she's the innocent one. I don't blame David and i'm also struggling to see why David is not allowed in his own house!

Bakingnovice Sun 15-Dec-13 00:02:13

And nick and kylie have had a few longing looks at each other too. Cannot stand either of them. At least David is funny when he becomes psychotic. Nick just stands there gurning like prince Charles. And kylie makes Leanne look interesting.

sisterelephant Sun 15-Dec-13 00:05:15


I feel sorry for David too, I hate the way they've made out its his fault.

Surely he's not going to leave though, I've not heard rumours he's leaving the soap?

WannaBeANinja Sun 15-Dec-13 00:31:01

has anyone noticed how odd Leanne looks when she walks!!

watch the next time you see her walking down th street-ESP in a skirt above the knees. It's bizarre

DirtyDancingCleanLiving Sun 15-Dec-13 00:44:39


This storyline is driving me wild.

Everytime I see Nick going on about how he should clear off and stay away I just want to scream 'YOU FUCKED HIS WIFE!!!!!!' at the TV.

The fact that Kylie won't let him see the kids fucking dare she. She's the slut that started it all by getting jiggy with her hubby's brother.

I hope they get back together, David kicks Kylie out on her arse and gets custody of the kids.

Rissolesfortea Sun 15-Dec-13 00:50:13

He deserves everything he gets just for having a stupid boufant hairstyle imo.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 15-Dec-13 00:51:08


I know it's "pretend" but - he made a split second decision after finding out his wife had not only shagged his brother but that the baby she was carrying might actually be his brothers. It was a heat of the moment action. It wasn't "attempted murder" considering it was a risk to his own life.

I'd slap Kylie into next year if I were Gail.

Glad it's not just me and DH who think this!! Every episode now we are shouting at the telly "but Nick shagged his wife!!"

YetAnotherFucker Sun 15-Dec-13 02:42:57

All my venom is saved for Tracey Barlow, David pales into insignificance beside her.

Takingbackmonday Sun 15-Dec-13 03:28:31


redshifter Sun 15-Dec-13 03:33:05


And I don't understand how he is not allowed in his own house or see his own kids.

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 15-Dec-13 07:13:08

I watch the Omnibus very occasionally but I know enough to ask-

How the hell is the actor that plays Dev even an actor. He is woeful.

SnoogyWoo Sun 15-Dec-13 08:41:33

And they didn't even use protection!

KittensoftPuppydog Sun 15-Dec-13 08:51:35

I agree that David is now being treated badly, however he did do all of that stuff like smashing up nick and Leanne's and trying to get the bistro shut down too.
Plus it's not real.

meditrina Sun 15-Dec-13 08:56:15

It wasn't a split second decision. It was the culmination of several months of really horrible hate campaign.

And it's that hate campaign that Kylie and Leanne are both so horrified by, and reacting against.

MrsDavidBowie Sun 15-Dec-13 09:00:32

I hate his mean little mouth.

And his bouffy hair.

I know this is irrelevant to the character but isn't the actor's private life a bit hmm too?

onedev Sun 15-Dec-13 19:13:51

YANBU grin

mrspremise Sun 15-Dec-13 19:20:32

YABU. He's not real.grin

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sun 15-Dec-13 19:22:52

I have no watch corrie for years, how has David got a brother.

Gail had Nick with Brian IIRC. many moons ago, so they are half brothers?

tiggytape Sun 15-Dec-13 19:30:17

He deliberately removed Nick's seatbelt before he grabbed the wheel (so that's where the blame re attempted murder comes into it).

He also waged a hate campaign for months before. I think the point was that his reaction was quite chilling. He kept it secret that he knew the truth and just plotted quite extreme revenge tactics instead of having it out with them / ending the relationship

MoominMammasHandbag Sun 15-Dec-13 19:36:15

Well David had been absolutely vile to Kylie and they were pretty much split up when she slept with Nick so David doesn't really have any grounds for complaint as far as I can see.
But I think Jack whatever his name is, is one of the better actors on Corrie, and playing it for sympathy quite skilfully.

deepfriedsage Sun 15-Dec-13 19:48:49

I think they are all messed up, they never heard people in glass houses should not throw stones.

David turned out as a psychopath because his mother kept marrying psychopaths while he was growing up.

What's going on in his personal life?

SamU2 Sun 15-Dec-13 19:58:52

He didn't try to kill him! Why won't he tell people that?

CaramelisedOnion Mon 16-Dec-13 17:42:28

Me too I feel sorry for David. And loathe Nick. In fact my Facebook status (cringe) recently was "I really really hate Nicky Tildesly he is a complete cunt" blush

Have I got the plot wrong but didn't be just grab the steering wheel in a "stop the van" way not a "I want to kill you" way?

THIS x 1000000000. The plot has felt disjointed ever since.

Vikki88 Mon 16-Dec-13 20:51:00

I completely agree with the OP! Nick and Kylie have been allowed to get away with everything - their cheating has just been swept under the rug.

bellasuewow Mon 16-Dec-13 22:27:07

Yadnbu personally some of the blame should lie with Gayle as she brought home just about every rapist serial killer back to the house no wonder he turned out the way he did

aciddrops Tue 17-Dec-13 11:29:04

Not part of the same story but what about Tina? She is chaos. I cannot bear her and wish that she would be killed off. This story with her and Peter is just irritating.

I'm glad Liz is back - she's great in the Rovers.

Also, I'll be glad when Haley dies. Such a miserable story where nothing new happens. Can Roy go with her?

Tina is leaving and I believe that she is going to be killed off.

Didn't David try killing Gayle by throwing her down the stairs? or have I made that up

Boaty Tue 17-Dec-13 12:09:26

What's with the reinvention of Kylie....she was the nasty little bint that sold her child...why doesn't Gail throw her out?

If anyone should leave she should go!

<reminds myself that it is fiction and I need to get out more>

labtest Tue 17-Dec-13 14:12:05

I've been saying this for ages. David is the injured party here. I can't stand Nick.

Clawdy Tue 17-Dec-13 14:33:36

Kylie's sanctimonious manner and self-pity are sickening. For once I was actually rooting for Gail when she told her off last night,

Bakingnovice Wed 18-Dec-13 09:15:58

Yes about kylie. She's been with David two minutes, was a total butch to Gail and she's the

Bakingnovice Wed 18-Dec-13 09:18:09


Total bitch to Gail and yet she's the one getting the house, kids, sympathy. She's a nasty little cow. Didn't she force Audrey to sign the salon over to her and David cos it was her 'inheritance'. I just hate it when they flip reverse nasty characters.

The stories are soooo badly written. The Hayley story is pants. Just hurry up and die you miserable old bag. And as for Tina and Peter, it really is dire. Who is writing this shit?

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 18-Dec-13 09:52:30

David is not the injured party! He waged a campaign of hate and violence before taking Nick out in the van, where he planned to finish him off! He even removed the seatbelt to ensure Nick either died / was more seriously injured.

Just because at the last minute he seemed to change his mind about killing him does not negate what went on before. He was planning to murder him.

Kylie is awful but I think she is a good match for David.

Gail has messed up David all his life. Not only by marrying a string of psychopaths but also by letting him find out she was going to abort him.

Agree the Hayley storyline is dreadful - I just want her to hurry up and die.

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