Corrie queens gather round.

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Bakingnovice Thu 14-Feb-13 11:44:39

Have started a new thread as the old one won't accept my message. So I'll repost it here:

Fuzz has form for being beyond thick. Remember the whole stape thing? Her character is just incredibly stupid. You'd think she would learn her lesson. Running away 'on a fishing boat' with £200 is like a story from a 16th century novel.

Re the abduction I think they were wrong. Lots of mums keeps kids from fathers for all manner of selfish reasons and abduction is not the answer. However I do think ty was desperate. But why won't he just let the court decide ffs. He's got loads of evidence. I'm getting to the point in this story where I'm actually ready to punch him myself! In fact have felt a tiny bit sorry for k when they stole ruby. Surely the writers can't have intended for this to happen? God knows. Im away next week so hopefully I'll miss the stupid court stuff and be back for some proper corrie storylines.

ApplesinmyPocket Thu 14-Feb-13 11:52:44

I don't feel in the slightest sorry for Kirsty as the writers' intentions have worked on me to the point I feel no sympathy for her whatever - I'm LONGING for her unmasking, for righteous Eileen and Julie's jaws to drop, for Tyrone to be vindicated. But he is getting on my nerves a bit tis true: why oh why in soaps do characters suddenly go completely round the bend 'uh-oh got a bit of a problem, I know! I'll have to commit a murder/abduct a child/embezzle £10,000 from my boss! That'll sort it!'

Never forgotten Fizz being won round by John Stape to the daft identity-theft idea - he says 'Oh Fizz I have had this great idea, I will pretend I'm another man and go and teach in a school using his name,' and Fizz looks at him with great big eyes and she says...

"Well... I guess so.... after all, what could possibly go wrong?"


Bakingnovice Thu 14-Feb-13 13:19:25

Can fuzz and big Hope be killed off on the corrie fire please. Oh and Mandy queen of headbands, and poker face Jenna go too. Ta muchly.

whatkungfuthat Thu 14-Feb-13 13:45:40

Arf at Mandy queen of headbands grin I think it was a bad idea to get Ty and Fuzz together in the first place but I can see that it was a plot device to get sympathy from the other characters for Kirsty, an create the wedding showdown. It's was a wasted opportunity to deal with the whole DV storyline, they just made it too over dramatic and overblown. I wonder if Peter and Carla's attitude will start to spread to other characters who aren't right in the middle of the storyline?

whatkungfuthat Thu 14-Feb-13 13:46:25

And thanks for the new thread Baking

MyHeadWasInTheSandNowNot Thu 14-Feb-13 13:59:29

Is this going to be a spoiler free thread? I quite like a bit of Corry gosip, but only non-spoiler stuff! Someone said a while back on another, supposedly non-spoiler, thread that F&T run away with the kids and I hate knowing what's coming up! (the stories drag on long enough without knowing in advance!!).

I love Ty - I just want to hug him! I love Fiz too - she has a heart of gold.

I hope the truth comes out soon.

I liked how well they did Mandy's reaction to Jenna 'coming out' - it was good. (If horrible for Jenna)

whatkungfuthat Thu 14-Feb-13 15:35:27

We try and keep it spoiler-free but sometimes it just goes awry

MortifiedAdams Thu 14-Feb-13 17:36:41

Checking in!

I loved Mandys response to Jenna. I was shock at her saying "I just want you to be normal". Madness.

Tirrone has habdled this alllll wrong. Theyve took a plausible and important topic and turned it farcical.

Gail is, for once, making ne laugh with her "Im just a lodger" routine.

carabos Thu 14-Feb-13 20:22:08

I'm intrigued at the Carla and Peter angle. Carla's such a cow it will be amazing to see if she uses her nastiness in a positive way to help Fiz and Ty. If you think about it, she's about the only one who could dominate the ghastly Kirsty.

Footface Thu 14-Feb-13 21:06:55

I can't stand fizz, the dv story was very good up until the affair, it changed the angle of the characters.

The problem with corrie is they focus on one story line and don't really have anything really going on.

I mean there's the debt one, the faye dad and Gail and David.

Gail is such a bad actress it shocking that she's got away with for so long.

I think Mary needs a good solid storyline

theliverpoolone Thu 14-Feb-13 21:30:45

Gail's acting is Oscars-standard compared to Ken's grin.

toldmywrath Thu 14-Feb-13 21:35:26

I'm getting right fed up with the Ty storyline, hurry up & resolve it please. Gail is a dreadful actress, and David keeps pulling them nasty faces he looks evil.

theliverpoolone Thu 14-Feb-13 21:36:16

I liked how Peter supported Tyrone. Surprised Hayley isn't shown being more obviously supportive of Fiz.
Like everyone else, I'm now spending every episode wishing they'd get on with Kirsty's unmasking.

Footface Thu 14-Feb-13 21:36:33

Actually I think the worst actor award goes to dev

Bakingnovice Thu 14-Feb-13 22:59:37

Foot face I agree. The fuzz affair really spoilt what was a good fb storyline.

I am chuckling at Gail's lodger routine. Good for her. Can't stand kylie. She is a vile character and when will they reveal she was a key part of Lewis's plan? Probably over Xmas dinner.

My worst actor award would be split between sawphie, ty, Jenna.

PaintedBottom Fri 15-Feb-13 10:49:20

Dev is a terrible actor, particularly when Sunita was leaving him and he was crying <cringe> And talking about actors crying...there was not one tear in Gail's eye when she was crying over Lewis.....Is it physically possible to cry without tears, or is she just seriously dehydrated?

Does anyone know WHEN this bloody Kirsty and Ty story going to FINALLY end? Please no spoilers, I don't want to know how it's going to end, just when.

Sleepyfergus Fri 15-Feb-13 11:34:25

Marking place for when I have more time, esp to come on and vent about how much I dislike Faye. Am I very bad?? If I was Anna I'd be handing her straight back to the dad.

Back after the weekend - am away to the in-laws. Shoot. Me. Now.

whatkungfuthat Fri 15-Feb-13 11:38:36

Painted I reckon its going to drag on another fortnight at least. I know its not resolved by next Friday

ProfYaffle Fri 15-Feb-13 11:39:14

Painted I read on digital spy that it'll be ending 'within the month', no idea how accurate that is though.

PaintedBottom Fri 15-Feb-13 11:55:13

Good luck Sleepyfergus just remember, it's two days....just two days smile

Bah, I can't wait that long....bored to death as I am with the K and T story line, I still really want to see Kirsty get what's coming to her......I wonder how it will happen < tries in vain to avoid spoilers, but desperately wants to look! >

Chippychop Fri 15-Feb-13 12:06:20

Just heard Kevin is not appearing in any more episodes until his RL issues are sorted out.. I hope theyve recorded kev's version of tyrones defence first!

Moby68 Fri 15-Feb-13 12:13:29

will be waiting to see just how hard the corrie editors have worked overnight. must be a nightmare for them esp as so many of his scenes involve kids.
Terrible when real life impinges on a good soap story ..

SoleSource Fri 15-Feb-13 12:32:29

Bloody hell, scoured.the place.for a Corrie.tgread and started another!!

Michael Le Vell been charged with sexual.assault!.sad

Will ask for other.tgread to be deleted!

MrsSalvoMontalbano Fri 15-Feb-13 20:06:58

will Anna end up with Tim? (not a spoiler btw, havn't a clue, but its the kind of lazy symmetry corrie seems to be going for these days...)

MortifiedAdams Fri 15-Feb-13 20:11:42

Urgh I hope not!

MortifiedAdams Fri 15-Feb-13 20:12:11

That Faye should be in seconday school surely - she looks too old for Primary.

MrsSalvoMontalbano Fri 15-Feb-13 20:59:31

I liked the casino episode, one of those one off mini stories that make Corrie so great - also with the reference back to Alec Gilroy maybe they are listening to us obsessive mumsnetters re the backstory grin

will Anna end up with Tim?

He was saying to Faye "Your Mum and I"....... like they were a couple (potential there?)
Maybe she'll kick Owen into touch? It's a bit of an uneasy relationship with her Gary/his Izzie .
But Owen is an arse no mistake.

MurielTheActor Fri 15-Feb-13 23:16:52

Tim definitely a bad'un.
Re Kev if he's found guilty then he'll be written out (as opposed to just disappearing while actor is on trial). So my plan is that Soph and Jenna bring up baby Jack.
LOVE Roy grin

Haven't seen tonight's yet, but was quite moved by Roy and his mum on Weds, however implausible the whole Milton thing is, it was a good dialogue instead of all the quickfire bitty scenes that seem to be the norm now.
I agree that Faye seems far too old for primary school, I thought she was about 11 when she first artived which must have been a couple of years ago. Anna should kick Owen into touch, nasty bully that he is.

PaintedBottom Sat 16-Feb-13 00:24:09

Last thing I heard, Faye is 10! shock I'm sure Anna said that to Faye when they were walking down the street at some point recently!

Chippychop Sat 16-Feb-13 09:19:58

I think Roy is great! How he resists Using his talents is beyond me.

I heard there isn't anything sinister about Tim but I can't help thinking he looks evil. Maybe the story is he'll whisk Anna off and Owen will get his cumuppance

whatkungfuthat Sat 16-Feb-13 15:20:56

I thought they may get Anna and Tim together too after last night's eps. It would be lazy writing but how much more of a wrong 'un can he be that Scrappy Owen? Izzy mentioned her mum last night so that could be a potential new storyline at some point.

Loved Roy in the casino, although Syliva isn't as good this time. I'm guessing that for now they won't do anything about Kevin and Jack , just not mention them. Some characters aren't seen for what seems like months.

CountTurdula Sat 16-Feb-13 17:02:01

I can't take Fizz seriously. She looks nice until she smiles and reveals those teeth like a row of shattered headstones. Also the baby voice? She doesn't talk in that affected way in real life.

Also now I know that Owen the builder is the voice of King Thistle from B&H I can't take him seriously either.

Mandy. Mandy, Mandy, Mandy... with your growly voice and butch manner. Your habit of sticking your snout in to folks business. The way you judge your child for not being honest after you lied about her father. Please discover you have family in Spain or Jamaica that need urgent care. Live with them. Please.

Gail. Please lower your eyelashes, un purse your lips, wear lower necklines and just fuck off and take David with you.

alemci Sat 16-Feb-13 17:08:51

yes I think so Mrs Salvo.

Yes Baking Novice Mandy and her headbands which always co ordinate with her outfits.

Liked Roy and his black jack scenes last night.

whatkungfuthat Sat 16-Feb-13 17:36:34

I love the poster who referred to Mandy as Lloyd's Mum grin

Bakingnovice Sat 16-Feb-13 19:58:26

Count you are hilarious. Yes fuzz has terrible teeth hasn't she? It's v distracting. Wouldn't it be great if Mandy had to run off to Spain. In a hurry. And Jenna had to follow her there. Terrible characters. We don't even know much about them and I can't warm to them at all. Owen is vile and I really dislike Anna at the moment too.

Like I said earlier, who the actual fuck would be daft enough to adopt Faye?!

CountTurdula Sat 16-Feb-13 21:07:56

Anna's just scared that Faye's real dad will find out that Owen slapped her last year. Wasn't Maria supposed to be Fiz's bezzie mate? She shacks up with a gay fella. Not a peep. Fiz shacks up with her ex and helps him steal his baby. Not a peep.

AvoidTheTrees Sat 16-Feb-13 23:41:49

They've been filming some courtroom scenes this week - guessing it has something to with Ty and Fizz.

Sleepyfergus Sun 17-Feb-13 01:28:17

Hold the bus. Owen the builder is King Thistle from B&H????!!!!!

<falls to floor in shock>

beeny Sun 17-Feb-13 01:32:59

Very funny Countturdla.i can't stand mandy

The ty and Kirsty story has 4 weeks left to run. According to the soaps woman on this morning.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 17-Feb-13 09:12:39

Oh phew thought you had all gone !!!
Loved Roy in the Casino. Brilliance. Check me coat in mother.

alemci Sun 17-Feb-13 10:13:50

love Roys bag. didn't we all have those zippy bags in the 80's.

cheap and cheerful

CountTurdula Sun 17-Feb-13 11:14:07

There was a picture of Kirsty being led away in cuffs in the paper this week...

Ah but there is also a similar picture with Tyrone. 2 endings have been filmed.

SoleSource Sun 17-Feb-13 11:22:21

Izzy !(Owen's Daughterz), cannot act for toffee.

BornInACrossFireHurricane Sun 17-Feb-13 11:33:46

They have filmed two possible endings to keep us guessing, as far as I know

BornInACrossFireHurricane Sun 17-Feb-13 11:34:44

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MurielTheActor Sun 17-Feb-13 16:37:09

Trying not to spoil but someone returns this week with another well known distinguished television actor who isn't Nigel Havers in tow wink

I hate that filmed two endings thing. Is it really necessary?

MrsJREwing Sun 17-Feb-13 17:34:21

Did they reveal why Izzy and Katie's Mum left them with Owen? Has their Mum got EDS too?

They had to Muriel. There are scenes from outside the court house. The paps have been waiting so if ty comes out of court smiles and hugging fiz then we would already have our answer as it would be all over the papers.

MrsJREwing Sun 17-Feb-13 19:05:14

spoiler alert
The actress playing Kirsty was on This Morning a few weeks ago, looks like she left corrie.

Count, you're spot on about Gail! When will she stop with the 'comedy' acting, it's just cringeworthy!

Agree Faye is annoying, but a good likeness between her & Tim, they have matching chins!

Really loved Roy in the casino!

Also, David reckons they can't afford a new telly, but they have no qualms about taking on a mortgage!

alemci Sun 17-Feb-13 22:30:58

also what happened to Gail's dad (think I saw him in another soap) but he just disappeared. Perhaps he could have supported her with the house.

LeeCoakley Mon 18-Feb-13 09:19:34

Just signing in to what appears to be the current Corrie thread!

Something Gail said last week made me think that David and Kylie haven't actually bought the house yet. So WHY WHY WHY is Gail already giving up her bedroom etc etc? And how can Kylie be so hard on her seeing as how it's Kylie's fault Gail is in this mess? Why would her own son not have a smidgeon of pity towards her? Disclaimer: actually hate Gail but this storyline is pathetic and so WRONG!!

Yes, the Kevin storyline must be giving the writers a headache because Kevin would obviously have been a major witness in court. Interesting to see how that pans out. But agree it's gone on far too long.

whatkungfuthat Mon 18-Feb-13 10:12:08

Lee I am so glad you posted this. I said upthread that its still her blardy boiler, she can't be a tenant yet. It's making me stabby <and relax>

LeeCoakley Mon 18-Feb-13 17:38:20

Haha stabby is a good description!

Have just seen that someone is getting axed! I won't say who because some posters might not want to know but it's on Yahoo TV page. And someone I think is rubbish anyway so no loss really.

HeavenlyAmy Mon 18-Feb-13 19:08:33

I adore Roy. Those bags are a northern thing and I think they are called 'Carringtons' or something like that. Used to see lots of folk from Birkenhead carrying them, more so the men in the days before man bags

I think they should bring Spider back, he was so funny, and also Graeme. There are clips on you tube of Graeme moments, or there used to be.

whatkungfuthat Mon 18-Feb-13 19:28:41

I have just seen who is being axed, agree its not a great losswink

I've just looked at the Yahoo page too, that's a character I am quite happy to see the back of to be honest.

MrsSalvoMontalbano Mon 18-Feb-13 19:47:05

ooh! delighted that Gloria back - she is pure Corrie joy! And her bloke - he looks like Roy - could he be Roy's dad.................???????

CountTurdula Mon 18-Feb-13 19:55:29

Does anyone remember when Tim was in it a while back as a detective investigating Gail's husband Joe? It randomly annoyed me grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 18-Feb-13 19:57:40

Ooooh I cross my zeros like Kylie

SoleSource Mon 18-Feb-13 20:36:15

I would have called police.

Chippychop Mon 18-Feb-13 21:36:41

Agree I loved spider.

I'm sure years ago the saga's used to drag on and on for months...

MurielTheActor Tue 19-Feb-13 14:21:08

Phew KDDD i was wondering if anyone really did that... wink
Lovely to see Gloria back and T West so good as Eric - love him already grin

Sleepyfergus Wed 20-Feb-13 09:54:36

Count - I knew I'd seen Tim before. It was annoying me but I couldn't place him! Thought he just had 'one of those faces'.

Nancy66 Wed 20-Feb-13 13:11:22

Fizz has got the most awful teeth - they're like a 5 year old's rotting milk teeth.

Spider is going to be in Doctors tomorrow.

Eric's great isn't he? They really do attract some top actors.

Lozario Wed 20-Feb-13 15:10:54

It was in the paper about Tim's double-casting as two different characters - apparently loads of Corrie fans complained about it!! It did annoy me too although I didn't complain about it to ITV!

MurielTheActor Wed 20-Feb-13 23:21:53

Hopefully not a spoiler but...
Could Gloria/Stella/Eva have made any more references to death about Eric? hmm

Lighthousekeeping Thu 21-Feb-13 20:56:22

I saw Spiddie on Doctors today! What happened at the end did he rip the poor fella off? I'm not getting into another soap.

Have the cut Kevin out of it yet?

PaintedBottom Fri 22-Feb-13 09:06:54

I'm a bit behind on this much to say, so little time.... shock

Tim and Faye- well casted in the looks department

Graeme and Spider- Need to come back

Gail- Still annoying

Gloria- still can't stand her....

....Eric- really nice man so far, feel sorry for him, probably be revealed as
Royston's father

Kylie- It's already been revealed to Gail that it was her that gave Lewis the password? Must be the quickest resolution to part of a storyline hmm

Silvia/Royston/Hayley- I love them just the way they are....they need Becky back though.

Steve and Mister Lister Sir- The case of the missing of the best story lines at the moment grin

drummerswife Fri 22-Feb-13 16:31:18

according to tv choice eric dies and a mystery woman turns up with his solicitor

MrsSalvoMontalbano Fri 22-Feb-13 19:05:01

agree about the tortoise story - corrie does these so well!
Eric looks so much like Roy I thought it would trun out to be his dad, especially after Roy's mum's waspish remarks when he bought the drinks.
I like Gloria!

SwedishEdith Fri 22-Feb-13 19:19:47

Didn't know Timothy West had been in it before but it's happens quite a few times with actors who seem to specialise in Casualty/The Bill/Corrie non-regular roles

SoleSource Fri 22-Feb-13 19:47:36

I hope Stella does not get back with Carl.

Want Graham to come back..........

But he's off doing the stage show of The Full Monty at the moment.

SoleSource Fri 22-Feb-13 19:50:33

Who is Graham? smile

SwedishEdith Fri 22-Feb-13 20:48:58

Flash won't have been thrown away will he?

HeavenlyAmy Fri 22-Feb-13 21:21:32
PaintedBottom Fri 22-Feb-13 22:33:32

Ahhh thanks for the memories Heavenly! Ahhh I miss him!

And a big dramatic NOOOOO to Eric dying.....he's just so nice, and seems so sad sad

Flash will make a spectacular comeback, strolling up the street to the Platt household to announce dramatically to Gail that he is, in fact, her father....Doof doof doof doodoodoodoodoo doo.....oh wait, wrong soap ending......

Awwwww thanks Heavenly.

Grahame/Graeme was David Platts ex cell-mate.

Graham was brilliant, the storyline with him and the fake marriage was just dreadful, they should have kept him, he and Tina were good together.

KrisPBacon Sat 23-Feb-13 13:19:14

Tina's a bloody martyr isn't she? She threw her fella at that Xin and practically forced them to marry. Then she becomes a surrogate to pay off Tommy's debt and she hasn't seen him for dust. She needs to become more selfish.

SoleSource Sat 23-Feb-13 14:37:16

Heavenly thank you!! smile loved it, very funny!

Would love to see a Nick Cotton compilation lol

whatkungfuthat Sat 23-Feb-13 14:41:43

I loved it when Graham got the dodgy passports for Ashley's Claire and the boys. She got away with lamping Tracey

PaintedBottom Sat 23-Feb-13 15:46:03

Am I alone in thinking that Katie's mate....can't remember her awful! Urgh, I can't quite put my finger on it, but she has that same acting style/attitude as Lauren Branning in Eastenders......over the top, attitude filled....yuk...

PaintedBottom Sat 23-Feb-13 15:47:11

And which was worse....Mandy drooling all over poor Mister Lister or Gail dribbling over Lewis......both made me shudder, many times.....

Bakingnovice Sat 23-Feb-13 22:08:24

Aww I loved spider. Really love the Roy and Gloria stories. Very well written. Can't stand kylie or Tyrone. I mean, you run off with a baby ffs and then are shocked ( terrible acting) when you are charged. How old is he? 4? He seems to have no concept of adult life.

Tina - another character who is getting on my wick. For a start she doesn't look like she's from up north. Too tanned and groomed. Then there's the weird pregnancy. They could've done so much more with her character.

But funniest moment this month was seeing Sophie sat in the cafe with Jenna amending her cv?!!! Hahaaaa. So a thirty something professional would get her cv redone or looked over by a 19 year old who works in the corner shop and dropped out of college. Hahaa. Good one scriptwriters.

Painted - I don't watch EE, but Katie's mate reminds me of Candice who used to be Sarah Platt's best friend, all pouty and obviously desperate to get a man, any man.

Poor Anna, she really is between a rock and a hard place isn't she? I'd love her to dump Owen, but the fact that it is his house and the Gary and Izzy relationship make that a hard one to engineer.

Where has Tommy gone? I've lost track. Is Tina still in Owen's flat?

Sleepyfergus Sun 24-Feb-13 08:13:42

Baking - ha ha re Jenna and Sophie doing the CV. I'd sort of glazed over that as I find them tres dull.

I really hope Katie doesn't succumb to Ryan, although it looks like they are setting that storyline up. I kinda like her and Ches together. Why does everyone have to have affairs?

Love Gloria, she has some great lines, but they've quickly turned her into full bitch character which i dint like. And Saint Eva! Since when did she become so demure? Do we think she'll go off with Eric to be his, ahem, 'companion'?

The tortoise story is wicked, but spoiled because it involves dreary, crap acting Mandy. Time for the axe luv! Please!!

Now that's suspicions about Tim have been confirmed (that he was in Corrie before as a copper) I can't help but think of him as a copper instead of irritating Faye's real dad. So lazy of Corrie. Maybe they'll kill 2 birds with 1 stone and Faye and Tim will move far away. Can't stand the brat!

As for Tango Tina.....I can picture the scene come 9 mths time. It'll be night time in the ward and she'll have been left unexpectedly in the delivery/ post natal room with the baby. The lights are dimmed. The baby starts crying....Tina looks round for help but there is none. She ends up picking up the baby and quietly sshing it and rocking it and all of a sudden, a bond has been struck. She looks into the baby's eyes and realises she can't give it up. Then Rita/Tommy/Stella coming in and Tina looking up saying "I can't do this, I want to keep my baby". Cue closing credits. I thank you.

Sleepyfergus Sun 24-Feb-13 08:14:19

Forgot to mention, loved Mary's cocktail making at the party. Brilliant!

Bakingnovice Sun 24-Feb-13 08:34:51

Sleepy- corrie law states that anyone who gives birth in a hospital or any medical institution will face the immediate axe. Tina will have to give birth on the cobbles/ in Roy's caff whilst eating a bap/ in the salon/ upstairs in the builders yard/ in bistro over lunch or in the rovers whilst pulling a pint.

Obviously, neither izzy Owen Anna or ginger will be in there but will be dashing like mad to get there. She will deliver on the floor with someone providing hot towels and tea.

Sleepyfergus Sun 24-Feb-13 09:08:17

Baking grin

alemci Sun 24-Feb-13 13:26:30

yes Faye is an absolute brat and looks too old to be at primary school. I was glad Izzy had a go at Anna.

alemci Sun 24-Feb-13 13:29:20

and Mandy is more like Lloyds mum. I doubt if it would have been easy to get another tortoise as aren't they banned for being imported. also didn't Mandy have quite a nice house before. why would she want to live in a grotty flat.

KrisPBacon Sun 24-Feb-13 14:02:22

Faye is Sophie Webster's cousin in real life. Carla used to date Des Barnes in real life. Incidentally Carla was in Corrie before she became a regular. She played a bored housewife called Mrs Fanway who seduced Jason. Eva was a good 5-6 stone heavier than she is now. She looks stunning. Sally Webster's husband is the head script writer on Emmerdale. Michelle Collins got the part after the producers (allegedley sp) had a bet to see if they could get her.

Fergus, I said something similar about Tina however maybe the baby not biologically being hers might be a factor? Anyway if she wants to keep it then its tough luck really innit.

whatkungfuthat Sun 24-Feb-13 14:11:29

Carla spoke differently in Dream Team, less nasally, but still had the same eyebrows years before HD brows.

KrisPBacon Sun 24-Feb-13 14:42:40

She does a great Manc accent. I think the actress is from Leicester.

Lighthousekeeping Sun 24-Feb-13 14:44:29

My brother drools every time she has a scene.

The house Mandy was living in was Jenna's wasn't it?

Bakingnovice Sun 24-Feb-13 15:22:15

Mandy is wrong on soooo many levels. Terrible acting, terrible clothes, terrible storylines, and terrible casting.

I don't mind Mandy, about time Lloyd had a decent girlfriend rather than someone who is just using him but the mere existence of Jenna annoys me, as well as her actual character just rolling over and giving up her career for Sophie.

SoleSource Sun 24-Feb-13 15:43:18

Terrible clothes grin

Bakingnovice Sun 24-Feb-13 18:02:03

And she's so bloody narky. She was annoyed when he found her, pissed off when he pursued her, moody when he found out about Jenna, sullen when he told her she could move in and downright gloomy when Jenna announced her lesbianism. All she does is moan and grimace. And ll

Bakingnovice Sun 24-Feb-13 18:02:42

Lloyd is the opposite. Really funny and young looking- ish.

SoleSource Sun 24-Feb-13 18:04:35

Totally agree Baking. I loathe.her.

Lighthousekeeping Sun 24-Feb-13 18:12:15

I hate Jenna with Sophie. So wrong on many levels.

Bakingnovice Sun 24-Feb-13 18:23:05

Oh yes Jenna and Sophie. Never was such a mismatched couple created in soap land. Ok, well not since Lloyd and Mandy. Jenna is too old for Sophie.

SoleSource Sun 24-Feb-13 18:25:36

Jenna looks about 30. Sophie looks about 16.

Lloyd certainly does not look old enough to be Jenna's father. I do think the entire Lloyd/Mandy/Jenna storyline contrived in the extreme, they could have done it a lot better, made Jenna younger, not involved Sophie, made Mandy have a home of her own and just develop a relationship with Lloyd gradually over time. But no, nothing ever gets left to develop gradually any more, that is half the problem with Corrie now, everything has to be dramatic from the start, all the storylines go to extremes quickly and only then are they allowed to stretch out for ages, getting more and more far fetched.

Foe example the surrogacy story, the Nick/Leanne/Kylie/David saga, Lewis and Gail. Although sometimes they improve in the much longer term - the Sunita/Karl/Stella storyline all developed far too fast but is interesting now simmering along in the background especially as Dev seems to have vanished

MortifiedAdams Sun 24-Feb-13 19:18:34

I hate the speed of some storylines. Things can start and be over within the week. For example, Eva moans about being alone and by the end of the episode its apparent she will become Erics companion. A few days later and its all over.

Ryan and Katy - never even had a scene together and all of a sudden he is like flies around shite with her..

SoleSource Sun 24-Feb-13 19:31:59

Is Coronation Street going to last another 50 years?

Bakingnovice Sun 24-Feb-13 21:30:44

I doubt is sole. The plots are ridiculous and seem mostly centred on affairs and nasty characters. Like someone above said, either the stories start and end in a week or they drag on for months. I grew up
On corrie and it was feel good tv with characters you could identify with. About human relationships, famines, community. Now it's lost all that. It's about being dramatic, extreme, keeping up with the audiences perceived need for shocks. My kids arent interested in it even though I loved it at their age.

As a lifelong watcher I struggle to stay watching it. I know less and less people in RL who watch it. It's too far fetched and I personally think it tends to push trendy agendas these days ( like homosexuality, surrogacy, affairs, adultery) rather than basic family ties.

Bakingnovice Sun 24-Feb-13 21:31:15

Families not famines!

SoleSource Sun 24-Feb-13 21:40:19

There possibly were food shortages in those back kitchens Baking smile

I agree with all you have writtenBaking.

Bravo! smile

Bakingnovice Sun 24-Feb-13 21:45:28

I really miss the big characters like bet, Alec, reg holdsworth, alf, Fred. And my all time favourite soap person ever ever: Blanche.

I miss Alec and Blanche. Couldn't stand Reg, but he was memorable.

There are too many characters now and they disappear for months on end without explanation, places come and go as part of the story (Kebab shop, surgery), it just doesn't have the continuity.

Bakingnovice Sun 24-Feb-13 21:56:16

Now we have characters like Eva, fuzz, Owen, izzy, Gary, cindy Beale, Tyrone, kylie, Leanne, Mandy Jenna Ryan....... And they wonder why we can't warm to them.

The dr hasn't been around much either. In the past the barmaids were big characters. Now we have Tina, cindy and Mandy. And the rovers is no longer the hub. It's split between the bistro, pub and kebab shop.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 24-Feb-13 22:12:22

The kebab shop hasn't been on for ages , nor the shop really which also used to be a hub. Now it's the beeeeeestro.

Chippychop Mon 25-Feb-13 13:03:18

There was me thinking it was just my middle aged post baby brain not keeping up and remembering who was who but its the writers who are pickin up and dropping charecters and story lines!

LeeCoakley Mon 25-Feb-13 20:21:22

What a cliffhanger! I bloody hate Caroline Quentin but I can't turn over incase I miss the second episode of Corrie. Will Kylie own up or will Gail spill the beans???? I hate the fact that it's all Kylie's fault and not Nick's. Will no one think of Leanne? <wrings hands>

SoleSource Mon 25-Feb-13 20:33:44


Whst do you know that I don't?

it is as simple as that David

SoleSource Mon 25-Feb-13 20:35:27

Lloyd needs to fess up to Mummy!

whatkungfuthat Mon 25-Feb-13 20:37:16

Gah! I can't watch the half eight ep till tomorrow on catch-up. Am I the only one who feels a bit sorry for Eva?

SoleSource Mon 25-Feb-13 20:38:40

Nope I do too kungfu.
She shoud go on holiday.

SoleSource Mon 25-Feb-13 20:41:38

David should know!

SoleSource Mon 25-Feb-13 20:43:44

Ooooh he is dead???

Corrie you are so disappointing. Stupid storylines

LeeCoakley Mon 25-Feb-13 21:03:49

BORRRING!!! Both episodes tonight were all about 'telling'. Lloyd couldn't tell Mandy, Eric wouldn't tell Gloria, Gail wouldn't tell David. And now - Gail has moved out of her OWN home. How ridiculous! I can't believe those two own the house already?

alemci Mon 25-Feb-13 21:34:25

Ken Dodd they must have read your post as the kebab shop appears to exist again with Ryan managing single handed.

LineRunner Mon 25-Feb-13 22:35:57

That entire episode was just lunacy. And not in a good way.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 25-Feb-13 22:46:38

I missed it !! Gutted. What stories shall I write ?

Bakingnovice Tue 26-Feb-13 09:23:09


I'm this close to stopping watching now. Ffs. Pile of shit at the moment.

whatkungfuthat Tue 26-Feb-13 09:33:52

I've just read the spoilers on Digital Spy, it looks like its starts getting more interesting next week

carabos Tue 26-Feb-13 13:56:42

I tell you what, Helen Worth (Gail) must be teachers' pet with the scriptwriters cos it's all about her innit/ Her character is never off screen for more than a day or two and she gets massive storylines (even if they are a pantomime).

They surpassed themselves last night with first Gail moving into Sally's and then Eric just literally sitting down and dying like that. I reckon Timothy West must have taken one look at the joke storyline about him running off with the 40 25 year old Eva and handed in his notice.

Torch the lot of them!

whatkungfuthat Tue 26-Feb-13 14:12:51

I know I keep on about this but it isn't possible that Ratboy and Kylie even own the house yet, they only spoke to the bank about a mortgage 2 weeks ago, so how can they kick her out?

MurielTheActor Tue 26-Feb-13 14:49:00

<<lone voice (slightly scared of you all) standing up for Corrie>>
I loved last night's episodes (but I generally do when they're written by Jonathan Harvey). Gail storyline (obviously silly if you break it down) was played really well, I thought <ducks>.
All the time I was thinking that she's overcompensating for her own recent humiliation in her reactions. It was her (she?) who betrayed the family and now she's all holier than though over Kylie?? Felt very real to me (within the bounds of soap opera)

LineRunner Tue 26-Feb-13 16:22:01

Timothy West, a fine actor (I have seen him on stage), reduced to this crap.

Clawdy Tue 26-Feb-13 16:34:18

I don't think actors like TW do feel they are reduced by appearing on Coronation Street,they see it as a bit of fun, on what is still regarded as an iconic programme. I saw Sir Ian M. giving a talk onstage a couple of years ago and he said he had loved every minute of his guest appearance on it.

SwedishEdith Tue 26-Feb-13 18:12:34

Yes, Gail being kicked out of her own house does smack of lunacy but, could it be possible, that that part of the story was filmed after they knew they had to write Kevin out?

I don't think thespians feel reduced at all by being Corrie, I bet they love it! Why wouldn't you?

LineRunner Tue 26-Feb-13 18:26:55

I remember Sir Ian M; I'm sure he had better lines.

LineRunner Tue 26-Feb-13 18:29:00

Maybe Timothy West did a tribute death to Martha Longhurst.

MrsSalvoMontalbano Tue 26-Feb-13 18:29:38

My dream is to be in Corrie - Dh has said if we win £22m on the lottery he will bribe someone so I can sit in the Rovers, as an extra, in the background..

LineRunner Tue 26-Feb-13 18:40:05

Will you die in the snug?

Am I the only one who thought Corrie missed a treat with Timothy West, he was soooooo meant to be Roys Dad.

yy to Anna and Tim getting together, cant bear Owen.

bare even, now Ive confused myself hmm grin

Bakingnovice Tue 26-Feb-13 20:52:46

Can't look at Tom without seeing a coppers hat on his head.

whatkungfuthat Tue 26-Feb-13 21:15:57

Perhaps they can write the Roy's dad storyline in quickly and posthumously to fill in for Kevin being written out? Roy and Hayley could be millionaires <said in the manner of Dellboy>

Airwalk79 Wed 27-Feb-13 11:14:03

Kylie and David have been moaning about being skint for ever. Presumably they were giving Gail a token amount of rent. How can they suddenly afford a mortgage, and all the bills?

MrsSalvoMontalbano Wed 27-Feb-13 19:47:08

yes, agree definitely missed a trickwith tTimthy West and Roy's dad sad they ould have some fab comic gems with that

LineRunner Wed 27-Feb-13 20:25:14

I have found the mortgage storyline bonkers. Corrie never used to insult its audience by lazily pretending that really difficult things in life are easy. It used to reflect them honestly and make drama and humour out of them.

Even with Audrey's stolen deposit and NW house prices, the Kyl-Dav mortgage is just impossible.

I am offended.

SoleSource Wed 27-Feb-13 20:49:10

Me too Liney sad @ writers

Bakingnovice Wed 27-Feb-13 22:18:03

Line you are spot on. The stories are bonkersness. Very very insulting.

To think we would believe Mandy isn't Lloyds mum. Pfffftttt.

Recently I've had to watch with severe cats bum face.

whatkungfuthat Wed 27-Feb-13 22:58:41

Lloyd's mum reminds me of someone, not sure who but I have a feeling it's a man. Hate this Katie/Ryan business too. And anyone else think that Sally is going to spill the beans about Kylie first chance she gets?

LineRunner Wed 27-Feb-13 23:00:50

I've lost the plot on Mandy and Lloyd.

MurielTheActor Thu 28-Feb-13 10:18:35

I know I know NO SPOILERS.... BUT....
Have horrible sinking feeling that Kirsty is going the same way as Sunita (for those who have been sneaking a peek) At which point I will shout "COP OUT!" (Not because she used to be a policewoman hmm - oh you know what I mean...)

MoodyDidIt Thu 28-Feb-13 10:28:54

<marking place>

alemci Thu 28-Feb-13 11:58:56

yes mortgages take time with the surveyor, bank etc. did audrey give them a deposit. all a bit glossed over and very unrealistic. does Gail have any cash now?

whatkungfuthat Thu 28-Feb-13 12:15:39

Only what Nick pays her. No one has mentioned the survey, mortgage offer or finding a solicitor, it's mad. Eastenders do this too, it's so unrealistic.

sweetkitty Thu 28-Feb-13 12:29:06

We are in the process if a remortgage and its taken 4 weeks and still not all sorted hmm

So will David and Kylie give Gail the money that she borrowed that Lewis stole? She should have kicked then out unless they were willing to pay her full rent and childminding fees grin

I can't stand Faye, Owen, Anna, new Dad and Izzy wish they would all bugger off.

LaalRatty Thu 28-Feb-13 13:12:54

I wish Leanne would fuck off. She's had more pricks than a secondhand dartboard and still tries to act all prim and proper. I fast forward her scenes. I like Lloyd but until he dumps Chris Kamara I will fwd his scenes too.

Bakingnovice Thu 28-Feb-13 13:44:53

Laal - bloody brilliant post. More, I need more!!!


LaalRatty Thu 28-Feb-13 14:08:02

grin I reckon they named her after him on purpose.

whatkungfuthat Thu 28-Feb-13 16:36:33

Poor Kammy! grin

Bakingnovice Thu 28-Feb-13 17:00:17

Is Mandy's surname kamara???

LaalRatty Thu 28-Feb-13 18:25:32

Yes! grin

LaalRatty Thu 28-Feb-13 18:27:47

Just found this. Enjoy!

LaalRatty Thu 28-Feb-13 18:36:10

Sorry just reading through that thread and found this little gem about Mandy. "To me - It's like they've recast Betty with a 50 year old Black Woman" grin grin

LaalRatty Thu 28-Feb-13 18:40:36

Ok ok last Mandy mention but no wonder Lloyd liked her.

LaalRatty Thu 28-Feb-13 18:40:47
Bakingnovice Thu 28-Feb-13 22:18:06

It took me ten minutes to realise that's Mandy!! Bloody hell.

Anyone else think there's more chemistry between Jenna and Lloyd than with Mandy?

Yes, but that is wrong on so many levels......

alemci Thu 28-Feb-13 22:29:51

must be the lack of headband smile

Clawdy Thu 28-Feb-13 22:57:45

So that's Mandy five years ago?? what happened?or was that an older photo?

PaintedBottom Fri 01-Mar-13 00:40:32

Here's a future story line to mix things up.....

Lloyd and Mandy standing in the street having a blazing row because of course that's the best place to have one and Lloyd turns around and screams at Mandy, "You can't tell me what to do, you AIN'T MY MUVVER ", and Mandy non dramatically screams back, "YES I AM!" ...................................... or have I gone too far.......... wink

ajandjjmum Fri 01-Mar-13 07:50:37

grin Like it! Another budding script writer.

LeeCoakley Fri 01-Mar-13 19:44:40

Haha! Gloria's face just then was a picture! She was playing the bereaved lover for Eric's solicitor and he'd brought along Eric's wife! Gloria's jaw drop was brilliant grin

PenelopePisstop Fri 01-Mar-13 19:52:49

Just tuned into Corrie, first time for ages.

What has happened to Sue Johnstone's upper lip? it looks weird and white. Botox? she looks odd to me.

PenelopePisstop Fri 01-Mar-13 19:55:56

And how come Eileen's back with the fireman?

FanjoForTheMammaries Fri 01-Mar-13 19:59:40

Ah Ryan. I so would grin

Bakingnovice Fri 01-Mar-13 20:40:28

Gloria looked permanently shocked. Shame really as I liked sue Johnstone but her new face just undermines her credibility.

Ryan - no no no. Why do they get 30 something's to play teens?

FanjoForTheMammaries Fri 01-Mar-13 20:46:53

He is only (!) 25!

Bakingnovice Fri 01-Mar-13 21:06:10

He looks much older. And can't act.

FanjoForTheMammaries Fri 01-Mar-13 21:08:50

But he is hawt grin

Lighthousekeeping Fri 01-Mar-13 22:58:10

On what planet do people have kebabs for lunch? That factory must stink.

MurielTheActor Fri 01-Mar-13 23:58:42

Loved Eric's wife - excellent stuff grin

LineRunner Sat 02-Mar-13 00:01:21

Why do they get 30 something's to play teens?

That's why I hate Waterloo Road. Every sixth-former is about 30.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 02-Mar-13 07:48:51

Sue Johnston has had a facelift I think - makes her playing Barbara Royle look really weird.

whatkungfuthat Sat 02-Mar-13 15:39:11

I must have missed an episode, how did they find out he was married?

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 02-Mar-13 17:07:20

His solicitor came to see her about the will with his wife (body bag from bad girls !)

whatkungfuthat Sat 02-Mar-13 17:28:09

Thanks Ken I was a bit confused! I wonder if Eva will get something from him somehow?

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 02-Mar-13 18:36:17

I hope she does is a way. They could do more with Eva - better her than droopy Leanne

LaalRatty Sat 02-Mar-13 19:13:48

Leanne is a tit.

MoodyDidIt Sat 02-Mar-13 19:30:13

i feel sorry for Ches but tbh Katy is WAY out of his league....twas inevitable really bless him

i reckon she will have an affair with ryan, chesney will find out, and the shit will hit the fan, chesney will dump her and ryan won't want to know

and she will then find out she is pregnant by one of them and she won't know who

Bakingnovice Sat 02-Mar-13 20:28:42

Oh god no! Not another boring whose baby is it storyline. The kylie one is bad enough!! Can't bear it. I much preferred the tortoise storyline and seeing Eric/ Norris/ Roy's mum/ Mary interact in the pub than the kylie storyline. Why do they have to turn her into becky? It was a relief when she left and now we've got bloody kylie!

LaalRatty Sun 03-Mar-13 00:01:49

Rumour has it that some lass from Waterloo Rd is coming in as a new love interest for Chezzers...

whatkungfuthat Sun 03-Mar-13 13:33:40

Why can't they leave just one couple alone?

Clawdy Sun 03-Mar-13 14:51:29

Just read that Curly Watts is returning. Who will they pair him up with?? Eileen maybe? Or Sally now Kevin's almost certainly off the scene?

whatkungfuthat Sun 03-Mar-13 15:59:40

I can't remember him leaving, who did he marry?

He married that policewoman, Emma was it? Short dark hair.

whatkungfuthat Sun 03-Mar-13 16:35:04

Ah yes, I remember now. Thanks

theliverpoolone Sun 03-Mar-13 17:26:29

Didnt Curly track down Raquel one time and find she'd had his child? Was that before or after he married the policewoman?

whatkungfuthat Sun 03-Mar-13 18:27:50

One of the Raquel stories that sticks in my memory is when the evil barmaid who ran off with Bet Lynch's cowboy lorry driver told her she had answered the phone and Raquel had a modelling booking at Armani. She sent her to R Marney the fishmonger.

LineRunner Sun 03-Mar-13 19:29:58

Curly was a mess at the end. The actor could barely speak coherently. A bit like Dev's worst moments.

Bakingnovice Sun 03-Mar-13 19:41:28

Why????? Why curly??? He was incomprehensible at the end ffs.

LineRunner Sun 03-Mar-13 19:42:38

I presume he has now 'cleaned up his act'. But I don't have happy memories.

Bakingnovice Sun 03-Mar-13 19:54:48

And why? I mean he was hardly a great big character was he? He was a bit of a bumbling fool. Why don't they give better stories to the good characters like Steve/ Eric/ Audrey/ Roy/ silva/ rita Emily etc. instead we get farking faye, Anna, Owen, tim, Stella, Karl, Mandy Jenna etc.

LineRunner Sun 03-Mar-13 19:58:32

Eric's dead, Baking. Timothy West's agent got him out of there early, in a heroic rescue.

I agree I want to see more of Steve, Audrey, Roy etc.

Bakingnovice Sun 03-Mar-13 21:42:15

Less kylie please. Less of everyone else. No more affairs. No surrogacy. The kylie thing was ridic. She falls badly, ruptures spleen and bleeds internally enough to need surgery. But like Sophie/ Peter and anyone else who ends up in weather field general, she wakes up fine. What's more, baby is fine too. This wads good chance to lose the baby storyline. I can't bear this story and they obviously want to drag it on till Xmas. And I hate the way they try and show kylie as a good character. She's a terrible mum, she's a little tart who has no loyalty to anyone.

I know I say this every week, but I'm seriously thinking of having Scottie break. Can't blame Eric for legging it outta there

Bakingnovice Sun 03-Mar-13 21:43:09

Scottie break? Wtf is that. Having a corrie break it should say.

I never liked Curly, at best he was a good foil for Reg Holdsworth (who I didn't like either).

More Steve (but less Michelle)
More Lloyd (but less Mandy)
More Roy, Hayley, Mary, Norris and Silvia
More Rita and Emily

Less Platts etc (all of them except Audrey)
Less Alahans - did i see somewhere that Sunita was being written out again?
Less Owen and clan

Eileen and Julie to see the light over Kirsty ASAP and return to being likeable characters. The whole Ty storyline to be sorted ASAP too.

LineRunner Sun 03-Mar-13 21:57:29

Oh and get shot of Karl. And Rob.

Bakingnovice Sun 03-Mar-13 21:59:19

And Ryan. And fuzz.

LineRunner Sun 03-Mar-13 22:12:28

If they got rid of all the peripheral annoyances, maybe the great characters could have some storylines again.

PaintedBottom Tue 05-Mar-13 23:21:32

Steve's hat grin grin

PaintedBottom Tue 05-Mar-13 23:36:22

Helloooooo <echo>

Where is everyone....have you all disappeared to the place where the soap kids go? <lonely>

ajandjjmum Tue 05-Mar-13 23:49:14

Thank goodness the Tyrone/Kirsty storyline is coming to an end, but I've almost lost interest.

PaintedBottom Wed 06-Mar-13 00:02:37

Hello aj, I've been all alone here for the last few days <passes a hotpot>

I agree with the Kirsty thing.....I'm so glad it's's starting to get tedious!

I've said before, but Katie's bloody friend....F...A...K...E... hmm

whatkungfuthat Wed 06-Mar-13 07:54:22

Katie's friend is probably just there to drive Katie into Ryan's arms. I haven't seen the 8.30 ep from Monday yet but I can guess what happened. I don't think the trial is for a few weeks yet, yawn

PaintedBottom Wed 06-Mar-13 10:37:29

whatkungfuthat have you seen that they've filmed two endings for the court case verdict? I'm almost dreading it as I have a feeling I know how it's going to end sad

whatkungfuthat Wed 06-Mar-13 12:17:37

I did, but I think I know which one they will use. I don't think they will be that EE-style controversial iyswim? Why didn't Fuzz and the Orange One tell the Kirsty's mum they had seen the bruises and describe the incidents?

ajandjjmum Wed 06-Mar-13 12:57:53

Despite her apparent defence of Kirsty, her Mum obviously knows her better than we all thought <<<must remember it's only a story>>>

LeeCoakley Wed 06-Mar-13 18:21:07

The only thing I'm enjoying at the moment is there is hardly any Deirdre/Ken/Tracey/Peter/Simon action.

Bakingnovice Wed 06-Mar-13 22:45:04

I'm still here but struggling to stay interested. Still mad at corrie for killing off Eric.

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 06-Mar-13 22:45:31

If Simon gets a big story line I'm emigrating

Bakingnovice Wed 06-Mar-13 22:54:20

I do kinda like Simon. I want more of the oldies. Norris, Mary, Rita, Emily, Sylvia.

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 06-Mar-13 23:11:23

And Steve/Eileen/Lloyd

whatkungfuthat Thu 07-Mar-13 10:08:40

Simon should have had the mix up at birth story. No way he's Peter's son.

Stella's faux-accent is beginning to grate on me again, I'd got used to it but something must have changed, unless it seems more fake next to Sue J?

LaalRatty Fri 08-Mar-13 11:37:36

Right. I'm sick of Corrie. Here's why.
1 Dev and Sunita are going to get back together just in time for Dev to play the grieving widower no doubt.
2 The Platt storyline is ridiculous. Gail just ring the fucking police.
3 Hayley and Michelle's secret sons have been forgotten about. Corrie must have been embarrassed to betray Hayley's character like that.
4 Stella's penis finger. Look out for it. Its a sight to behold.
5 Kirsty's face. That wide eyed-cats bum mouthed downcast slightly shaky look is pissing me off.
6 Julie. Take Brian, get a tandem and cycle off the Barton bridge into the ship canal.
7 Leanne. Been banged more times than a second hand drum and yet manages to maintain a holier than thou demeanor. Do one Yo-Yo knickers.
8 Maria and Marcus. As. If. The big boss on Corrie is gay. I hope he's hanging his head in shame.
9 Tommy. Not been seen for a while but after everything Tina did and sacrificed for him he should be ashamed of treating her so disgustingly.
10 Fiz. The teeth. The frizzy hair. The baby voice. The green coat. The disappearing and clunkily named baby. Hope Stape? Jesus. She'll be back working at the factory gossiping about others with Sean before you know it.
11 Anna and whoever. Faye is the child. YOU are in charge. Not Owen or Tim. Take control. Also stop having kids dumped on you.
12 Emily. Stop having kids dumped on you. Track down Spider and go and hug some trees again.
13 Mandy. Stop being over familiar. With everyone.
14 Norris. Marry Mary and be done with it.
15 Roy and co. Stay the same. perfection on the street.

whatkungfuthat Fri 08-Mar-13 11:49:43

Penis finger you say? I will go back and watch Wednesdays again in the name of research.

LaalRatty Fri 08-Mar-13 12:48:04

Yes her finger is very odd. like a willy head. grin

PaintedBottom Fri 08-Mar-13 14:13:27

Cindy Beale's finger was sewn back on after cutting it off in a door apparently shock

LaalRatty Fri 08-Mar-13 15:49:39

Yowch. Still weird looking though grin

lovelychops Fri 08-Mar-13 16:32:18

I like all of LaalRatty's list, but I'm scared to look for the penis finger.

I'd like to add to the list of rage - Rita's husband. The sheer pointlessness of him. He's rubbish. But so is Rita. Sorry to all the oldie fans but Rita and Emily's acting is as bad as Dev and co. There needs to be a HUGE cull in my opinion.

Also, Kirsty's mum can. not. act.

But, I don't mind Katy having an affair. Can't really blame her. Chesney has been punching above his weight for way too long.

ProfYaffle Fri 08-Mar-13 16:38:44

I agree re Dennis. Great idea to bring the character back with the original actor but they've done nothing with him.

whatkungfuthat Fri 08-Mar-13 16:48:50

Rita's hair gets bigger and more radioactive looking every passing year. I hate this Karl storyline already and I know where its headed.

Bakingnovice Fri 08-Mar-13 19:22:52

Can someone fill me in as to why Steve was wearing that weird tea cosy hat? Hair transplant? Nits?

Laal love your list.

Lighthousekeeping Fri 08-Mar-13 20:26:01

Did that babby have juice it its bottle?

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 08-Mar-13 20:51:49

Ooh Dev. Not hamming it up at all.

Samu2 Fri 08-Mar-13 21:19:37

I hate bloody Dev.

lovelychops Fri 08-Mar-13 21:55:50

On a positive note, I think Stella has lovely toned arms. smile

LaalRatty Fri 08-Mar-13 23:21:37

Penis finger aside Stella is gorge.

PaintedBottom Sat 09-Mar-13 00:09:54

Is Dev supposed to be portrayed as a comedy character? Because he really...really.... REALLY is not one bit all.

PipkinsPal Sat 09-Mar-13 00:17:41

I agree with LaalRatty's list too but you must include Gail aka ET in a wig. She is top of my slap list.

MoodyDidIt Sat 09-Mar-13 08:17:03

that steph (katys mate) who is seeing ryan now....where is her baby? confused i thought she was a single mum, yet she is out with him all the time and every time you see her she hasn't got her baby with her?

PaintedBottom Sat 09-Mar-13 13:23:02

Didn't know she had a baby, Moody confused Although I try to avoid her scenes as she makes my teeth itch envy

whatkungfuthat Sat 09-Mar-13 16:48:16

I've just caught up with Friday's. this Karl business is getting right on my nerves and why were half the cast shoehorned into the Anna/Faye/Tim/play fiasco? Can't they think of any better story lines for them? And why aren't Fuzz and Tina trying to wind up Kirsty to get her to have an outburst? It would be the first thing I'd try <evil>

lovelychops Sat 09-Mar-13 16:48:57

I thought they were Katy's old school friends - bought in to represent 'the life she's missing out on'. Subtle.

Bakingnovice Sat 09-Mar-13 20:47:33

Stella gorge?? She looks really wrinkly and old and those false teeth make her look older. Why is corrie jumping so much between stories these days? One whole month of nothing but Kirsty and ty and fuzz. Then a few weeks of just kylie nick Gail. Then back to Kirsty. Ffs.

LaalRatty Sun 10-Mar-13 01:39:07

If I look half as good as Stella at 50 I'd be dead chuffed with myself. grin

MoYerBoat Sun 10-Mar-13 09:38:25

Baking -Stella looks like a 50 year old woman in HD. Good on the actress for not succumbing to Botox and fillers. I agree she is very attractive.

Bakingnovice Sun 10-Mar-13 12:55:49

Yes she does look ok I suppose. But she did have fillers and Botox when she started. I think she's not topped up though. I think she'd look better with less bleached hair and less severe makeup.

MrsSalvoMontalbano Sun 10-Mar-13 15:30:28

I wish Stella would not wear such 'desperate' clthes, viz the low cut tight shift dresses, I am her age, love and have clothes like that, but it has made me re-think my wardrobe, not to go all frumpsville, but to tone down the tightness a bit...

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KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 10-Mar-13 18:27:23

Ach go and get your hand round your tiny little peanut dick. Of course it's real.

LeeCoakley Sun 10-Mar-13 19:00:31

Of course it's real! Durrr! I've been to Coronation Street. I'VE met Jack Duckworth's pigeons so there!

whatkungfuthat Sun 10-Mar-13 19:27:04

If its not real then why have you only commented on Corrie-related threads?

Lighthousekeeping Sun 10-Mar-13 19:46:48

Personally, I don't think it's right to slag off the looks of the actors when they are only wearing what they are being directed to wear. That includes fake tan.

ProfYaffle Sun 10-Mar-13 19:48:42

Corrie's not real?! shock Why did no-one explain this to me before? Does this mean that Meerkats don't organise themselves into mariachi bands either? confused

MrsSalvoMontalbano Mon 11-Mar-13 12:31:00

Prof grin

Sleepyfergus Mon 11-Mar-13 19:12:27

I've missed this thread, been away a week on hols and only caught up on episodes today. Didn't want to read thread in case it gave summit away!

Anyway, was drying my hair so had subtitles on at one stage (v desperate emoticon) and in one episode, Jason was in the pub taking a sip of his pint, and acknowledged Kev ("alright Kev") but obv Kev not there. It's as if they are trying to tread water until they can properly get a story together as to why he wasn't there. If I hadn't read it on the screen, I would have missed it.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 11-Mar-13 20:56:38

Ah ! Ches!

Lighthousekeeping Mon 11-Mar-13 21:41:38

Poor ches. god, it was all going so right for him.

Ryan gives me the vapours (and not in a good way)
I still wonder why they tried to replace Original Ryan with New Ryan who is so different , and totally unpleasant to boot.

whatkungfuthat Tue 12-Mar-13 12:56:37

New Ryan looks like a mini-Barrowman and always seems a bit clammy.

Bakingnovice Tue 12-Mar-13 16:28:23

Oh yes I saw the 'hello Kevin' bit sans Kevin. Awkward.

Sleepyfergus Tue 12-Mar-13 17:53:04

Anyone else a bit annoyed that Katy is snogging Ryan with very little remorse? I thought she was the wringing hands type, but no she's full on. That said, how sleezy is Ryan with his immediate suggestion of a bunk up in a hotel that night. Wham, bam, thank you mam type. At least she had the sense to say no to that!

She is utterly gorgeous though. Lovely skin tone <jealous>

Lighthousekeeping Wed 13-Mar-13 19:59:16

That poor Chesney sad

What's with the resident lesbians? Are they on with each other or not? I can't stand them together. I fast forward. They could have done so much more with Sophie. It's the oddest pairing.

whatkungfuthat Wed 13-Mar-13 20:17:43

They don't go together at all do they? Like Lloyd and the mum.

MrsSalvoMontalbano Thu 14-Mar-13 21:47:15

Yes, poor Chesney. Neglected by his mum, then his dog died, and now this sad

whatkungfuthat Thu 14-Mar-13 22:13:56

I'd forgotten about the dog <wails>

MurielTheActor Fri 15-Mar-13 15:31:19

Er, let's not forget kungfu that in between those two events he got with the prettiest girl on the street - she is so ridiculously pretty envy - and had a baby...

whatkungfuthat Fri 15-Mar-13 16:08:08

Fair comment, he is punching way above his weight looks-wise but mini-Barrowman is just so smarmy and clammy

SarahJ783 Fri 15-Mar-13 16:29:08

I hate it when soaps start off with a good story line but then drag it out for months and months. I remember when the whole Ty and Kirsty thing started and I couldn't wait to watch Corrie to see what happened next but now I find myself going to make myself a brew when either of them come on screen as its got boring.

whatkungfuthat Fri 15-Mar-13 16:57:04

That Ty/Kirsty business has almost been forgotten, got a cats bum face about the aftermath of this other business too after seeing a spoiler photo by accident, grrr

whatkungfuthat Fri 15-Mar-13 19:52:37

WTAF has Izzy got on her head?

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 15-Mar-13 19:53:31

A panda hat and a cat tshirt !

whatkungfuthat Fri 15-Mar-13 21:17:24

When Dreardie joined in the singing I though it had started to thunder

PuffPants Fri 15-Mar-13 22:24:04

Oh god, watching on catch-up - the singing, make it stop!!

And yes, Izzy looked a muppet in that hat.

ajandjjmum Sat 16-Mar-13 05:34:50

The Kirsty and Ty thing has just disappeared. Do we think that this is down to Kev's involvement in the storyline, and having to keep him off screen? Must have really screwed up the episodes.

Star0510 Sat 16-Mar-13 11:19:48

I don't think it's down to Kevin being off screen. Ty's in jail waiting for his trial, there's not much more they can do. I think the trial is coming up in the next couple of weeks so they'll be back. Personally I hope Kirsty goes down and Ty keeps the baby!

ajandjjmum Sat 16-Mar-13 19:49:34

Don't we all! smile

MoodyDidIt Sun 17-Mar-13 16:21:37

just re marking my place

and also was shock that the katie/ryan affair has been discovered so quickly!

MoominmammasHandbag Mon 18-Mar-13 15:33:20

Ches is being a bit of an idiot though I think.

No wonder she feels trapped, being put on the spot with a proposal like that and Ches going on about being Mr and Mrs Brown. How old is she? 17?

Stella and Jason - it all seems pretty unlikely doesn't it? As for Karl, why does she even give him the time of day?

And Dev - don't do it, she's already dumped you twice. Think of the children

alemci Mon 18-Mar-13 16:47:51

Who do think they will bump off in the fire tonight. maybe Jason, Dev or Carl? Hope Stella finds out that Carl caused the problem with the electrics.

Sleepyfergus Mon 18-Mar-13 16:51:42

In the trailer it looked like Sunita was in the pub?!

Carl and Sunita hopefully. I used to like Sunita when she was first in it, but think bringing her back was a bit of a mistake, which they could have got away with if she'd lived happily ever after with Dev, but the whole Carl thing has been awful. I really can't see what else they could do with Carl either. Maybe Dev could go in to try and rescue Sunita and perish as well, to be honest he reached his shelf life years ago too. I'm going to be out tonight so I will have to hide the thread.

whatkungfuthat Mon 18-Mar-13 17:47:49

Toni is new and expendable but it will be Sunita and Paul. Eileen won't be allowed a happy ending and it ties up the moral bit about his wife nicely. Not that I care either way about that.

Lighthousekeeping Mon 18-Mar-13 18:33:16

Do you think they would do away with one of the oldies? It crossed my mind when they were reminiscing the other night.

whatkungfuthat Mon 18-Mar-13 18:55:39

I saw that as a sort of swan song to the old Rovers, even if Dierdre sounded like a seal being dragged over gravel

MoodyDidIt Mon 18-Mar-13 19:12:51

oh i hope paul doesnt die, poor eileen deserves some happiness

Sleepyfergus Mon 18-Mar-13 19:20:01

Yeah, I quite Paul 'n' Eileen. She's one of my fave characters and it would be nice to see her happy for a change.

Airwalk79 Mon 18-Mar-13 20:33:37

Surely Karl would stink of fire? Is everyone going to think sunlita started the fire!

LeeCoakley Mon 18-Mar-13 21:08:34

Stella Stella Stella! You break a window with the BASE of a lamp not the shade!

And why didn't Jason (or anyone) get a ladder from Owen and shimmy up to rescue her?

And Sunita WILL get the blame angry

Just as you feel the Tyrone/Kirsty situation is about to be resolved along comes another victim-blamed-as-the-wrong'un storyline. Don't think I can watch for a while.

chubbychipmonk Mon 18-Mar-13 21:14:12

I want to punch Toni in the face. . . She's seriously grating on me!!

Lighthousekeeping Mon 18-Mar-13 21:24:18

Blooming heck I missed how the fire started,what happened?

Does this mean the rovers will get a revamp?will it be like All Bar One?

LeeCoakley Mon 18-Mar-13 21:42:18

I didn't see in detail what actually happened but the pub was closed for the evening so Carl was able to start the fire in the basement and for some reason Sunita was in the pub and came down the basement stairs and saw him. The next thing I saw she was unconscious but he managed to get out. She struggled up to the bar and then she was unconscious again. All this time Stella was having a bath upstairs. (But why? Why wasn't she at the Full Monty seeing as Jason was one of the main attractions?). She went into her bedroom and then realised there was a fire and was trapped. Carl went back to the Full Monty thing after he had started the fire and it was only when the whole street became aware of the fire that he realised Stella was upstairs and went bounding up to rescue her. It ended with them not being able to escape and still no one realising Sunita was in there as well.

Sleepyfergus Mon 18-Mar-13 21:46:57

All Bar One!! gringringrin

Carl nipped out from the Bistro after doing his strip and went to the Rovers (he'd nicked the keys earlier), and started the fire in the cellar. On the way to the Rovers, he passed Sunita so she followed him and saw him start the fire. They had words, and he pushed her and she fell and was unconscious. He tried to revive her (half heartledly) but there was a mini explosion so he just scarpered saying "sorry"!

And to think I used to fancy Carl when he was in Taggart!

Agree to Toni being vv irritating.

Oooh, and let's have more of the doc please. He's quite lush!

Sleepyfergus Mon 18-Mar-13 21:48:49

X post Lee. But to answer your question, Sunita had been in the Bistro and was drunk (in about 5 mins) and she flung a drink at Stella. Stella couldn't really be arsed being there, what with Carl in the show too, so went off home for a bath.

LeeCoakley Mon 18-Mar-13 21:57:06

Oh I see. Thanks. And agree about the doc - more please!

PuffPants Tue 19-Mar-13 00:09:43

I was shouting "get a ladder!". Why were they all standing down there watching when all that was needed was a ladder?

And why didn't Stella open the bloody window???

Oh, and did Carl let himself back in with keys? Won't he have to explain how he had keys to the pub in his pocket?

Sleepyfergus Tue 19-Mar-13 00:53:06

I think he locked the door with the keys, then bashed it in ? To look like he busted in a locked door otherwise it would look suss? But he'd have to dump the keys somewhere. Unless he still has them and that comes out later.

Anyone else already excited about the refurb opportunities?

Have just had a bit of a 'steamy dream' involving the doc. Am annoyed that dd2 just woke me from it for a feed!

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 19-Mar-13 07:52:53

I'm waiting for Dev's massive over acting now when Sunita is rescued. Sunitaaaaaaa.

RobinSparkles Tue 19-Mar-13 08:04:02

I've said this before and I'll say it again but:

The doctor reminds me of a younger, thinner Michael McIntyre! Why isn't he in it more often? He's not in it that much.

RobinSparkles Tue 19-Mar-13 08:05:06

I wished someone would push Dev into the Rovers.

LeeCoakley Tue 19-Mar-13 08:13:20

I've just read Digitial Spy spoilers and if one of the comments at the bottom is true then I despair of the writers. In short, two people kissing at someone's funeral. angry

Apparently there is no Corrie on Friday but on Sunday instead. And Kirsty 'shows her true colours' next week. So that bit will be good.

whatkungfuthat Tue 19-Mar-13 08:22:09

Lee its true, I've seen the DM spoiler pic!

Yes, I have read about Kirsty too.

Was disappointed last night. I thought the special effects were good but things like no one going to get a ladder, Karl's acting when he ran into the rovers, Stella hitting the window with a lamp shade (why didn't she just open it) etc made it disappointing n

Sleepyfergus Tue 19-Mar-13 09:03:39

Robin - my dream is ruined!!!

RobinSparkles Tue 19-Mar-13 09:35:18

She tried to open the window but it was jammed, although why she struggled to smash a single glazed window is beyond me! Surely the adrenalin would have given her super strength? Or maybe she was weak from the smoke fumes.

(Yes I am aware that it isn't real!)

PaintedBottom Tue 19-Mar-13 22:56:46

Loved last night! Not so sure about the fake looking fire in the cellar soon after Carl lit it (when he was talking to Sunita)....Carl barely flinched when it was inches away from his head hmm

Reallly looking forward to Kirsty's outburst next week! At last Julie will see what she's like! grin

And, no Stella, you cannot smash a window with a bloody fabric lampshade......

MortifiedAdams Tue 19-Mar-13 23:02:49

I thought the bit where Stella was banging the window and everyone stood.on the syreet watching was awful - people wouldnt / couldnt jist stand and watch someone potentially burn to death in from.of their eyes.

Bakingnovice Tue 19-Mar-13 23:03:11

Toni looks v familiar. Has she been in corrie before? Can we have fuzz and ty in the fire please. And Mandy, Jenna, Paul, Sophie, Ryan, Owen, faye, tim, Anna, Stella, Gloria, Leanne, nick....

MoodyDidIt Wed 20-Mar-13 09:21:28

and and and....has anyone said this...why would kirsty still be living in tyrone;s house, when a)they never got married, and b)he is not even the registered dad of her baby? and who is paying the mortgage / rent as ty's in t'nick?

i need answers!! <saddo>

whatkungfuthat Wed 20-Mar-13 09:35:39

Moody I need those answers too! They could have made Kevin rush into the pub off camera and have him in intensive care, swaddled in bandages so you can't see his face. Then, depending the outcome of the actor's trial, kill him off or revive him as appropriate.

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 20-Mar-13 19:37:07

Toni was in Emmerdale !
Will it be her who goes ?

whatkungfuthat Wed 20-Mar-13 19:37:56

Looks like it. Tina saw Kirsty too, that will come out later!

Chippychop Wed 20-Mar-13 19:57:39

I thought that was a good piece of acting from Sue Johnson so much more natural than her normal charecter

PaintedBottom Wed 20-Mar-13 19:59:28

Bloody Dev....... why the jeff is he still in Corrie.....he's terrible hmm

PaintedBottom Wed 20-Mar-13 20:00:12

Agreed Chippy

Lighthousekeeping Wed 20-Mar-13 21:08:19

How many times was it on tonight? My planners only picked up one.

Purpleknickers Wed 20-Mar-13 21:22:41

Once unless my planner missed an episode too

whatkungfuthat Wed 20-Mar-13 22:08:34

As far as I can tell it was only once

garlicbrunch Wed 20-Mar-13 22:12:53

Is Sunita due to be written out? It looks as though Carl's going to try and bump her off while she's in hospital. Loved the bit right at the end, where Dev's whining about just wanting to hear her voice again, and Carl does his New Evil Psychopathic Stare, so we know that's the one thing he can't allow to happen.

What's so important on Friday night that we have to wait for Corrie? sad

PaintedBottom Wed 20-Mar-13 22:16:52

There's usually just one episode on a Wednesday unless I've missed something? The next double episode is on Sunday this week, not Friday.

garlicbrunch Wed 20-Mar-13 22:29:02

Ooh, I've just read the spoiler! Looks like Karl gets his evil way ...

whatkungfuthat Wed 20-Mar-13 22:29:44

England are playing on Friday, gits

PipkinsPal Thu 21-Mar-13 17:27:02

I hoped a few weeks ago that Kirsty would get found out by slapping Julie. If there is anyone who could do with being constantly slapped it's her.

whatkungfuthat Thu 21-Mar-13 17:37:35

I can't look at her now without seeing Yootha Joyce

MurielTheActor Thu 21-Mar-13 23:08:14

Have been away so watched all 3 episodes tonight. Loved it! It's what Corrie always does well - mixing comedy and tragedy.
Emily: What's that smell?
Norris: The smell of menopause grin
Gloria was fab and loved how they wove in the Kirsty story.

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 22-Mar-13 07:17:41

What was the Kirsty story please?

Has anyone tried it on their sofa yet? I'm a bit scared incase it all goes horribly wrong!

Eeek, wrong thread blush


PaintedBottom Fri 22-Mar-13 10:10:53

Oh, well now I'm interested continue.... What can one do on a sofa that is potentially scary? <innocent>

grinPainted, steam cleaner question!

MrsSalvoMontalbano Fri 22-Mar-13 11:50:18

grin TequilaMockinBird love it! Glad you came back to explain!

PaintedBottom Fri 22-Mar-13 15:08:07

Oh I'm disapointed Tequila....I was assuming the answer would be more exciting than: "Can I steam clean my sofa?" grin

Bakingnovice Sat 23-Mar-13 18:25:26

Bloody hell. Just watched the fire episodes. Some thoughts: bloody fireman survived really wanted him dead. Gloria has the wrinkles of a 99 year old, and those eyes of hers could give you nightmares, devs sniffing in hospital has us in stitches, really hope they don't drag the 'Karl saved the day' story on for long. Why has Gail forgiven kylie? She gave Lewis the account password and shagged nick ffs. The full monty show was pants ( pun I tended). How did stella get from bathrobe to being fully dressed??!

whatkungfuthat Sat 23-Mar-13 20:35:55

I was sure that trouser-smell fireman was going to cop it, then they introduced that bloody Toni, aargh!

Bakingnovice Sun 24-Mar-13 08:46:35

Poor scriptwriting again. They intro Toni just so they'd have someone to kill. Hate that fireman, he's half the size of Eileen and they make an odd couple.

I have pm'd you kendodds re Kirsty.

Sleepyfergus Sun 24-Mar-13 09:26:58


I quite like Paul. And I like him and Eileen together.


I do too sleepy. It is a shame they can't have a happy couple in soap land.

garlicbrunch Sun 24-Mar-13 15:29:43

I'm another Paul & Eileen fan smile

I still haven't quite got over Gail's appearance from the bathroom at Sally's house, having hogged it for hours, with a towel wrapped round her head but a perfectly dry & set fringe peeping out, above a full face of makeup! I conclude the gossip about Helen Worth being a 'diva' is correct. Any normal actor would bite the bullet to show with wet hair & steamed-up face.

Oh, god, I do NOT want to see Karl & Stella get back together sad

Bakingnovice Sun 24-Mar-13 20:32:10

Fizz is such a hypocrite. Being moody with Katie when she had an affair with a married man. Really hope they don't drag the Karl story on. Sick of seeing corrie portray bad guys as good guys. We've already got Kirsty ffs we don't need the same storyline again. Love how Stella woke up with full eye makeup and blusher.

Hate the fireman. And he's so over the top about Toni. And he doesn't fit with Eileen.

AmIthatWintry Sun 24-Mar-13 21:11:12

Who was Fizz's married man?

I am going off Corrie at the moment. Dev - please just go.

karl being made a hero at the expense of poor Jason. Nah

And bloody Kirsty. Why is she still around and I know it has been said many, many times, why do Ty's friends take her side


Oh, and what does "trouser smell fireman" mean, Do you think he smells. Of mothballs and fusty man?

ajandjjmum Sun 24-Mar-13 21:37:36

Ty was Fizz's married man - but clearly she thinks that's different. I suppose we all would if it was our little bro we were looking out for!

I thought the Kirsty thing was going to be sorted out tonight, but at least she got Julie worried.

i think kirsty will be resolved next week as it is the court case

AmIthatWintry Sun 24-Mar-13 22:08:57

oh yes, Ty........I forgot he was married

Sleepyfergus Mon 25-Mar-13 01:11:02

Ok, may have to eat my words a wee bit as Paul was quite irritating tonight.

But not as much as bloody Dev. Jeez, if I had him at my bedside, I wouldn't wake up either. God help Aldi 'n' Lidl (and the rest of us) if/when Sunita goes - cue lots if moping about and wailing in an OTT fashion for aaaasaggggeeeeeeesssss.

And Karl.....eurghhh. Enough already.

whatkungfuthat Mon 25-Mar-13 08:20:05

I call Paul trouser-smell fireman as he always looks sweaty and greasy and looks like he would have a sweaty bum, but that's just me. He is horrible to Eileen - he started a relationship without telling her he had a wife. He dumped the wife on her when he decided the home wasn't good enough. When the wife died he blamed her because she had stepped outside to calm down after getting the bejesus slapped out of her by the wife. Now he is being vile to everyone, especially poor Jason. He is a controlling arse.

MrsSalvoMontalbano Mon 25-Mar-13 08:26:23

grin at Aldi & Lidll. Yes me too fed up with the lot of them - would especially like to see the back of Dev, Sunita, Eva, Sophie, Gemma, Izzie and Katie. Sirely with all the wanabe actors around they must be able to drum up some that can act? <I am available>

Bakingnovice Mon 25-Mar-13 08:59:15

Oh I agree. The fireman is such a moaner. Why ishe angry at Eileen. Always moaning. Always angry. He was exactly the same when his wife died. Stomping around and being off with Eileen. Wish they'd give Eileen someone kind and funny like her.

I really want to like Paul, keep thinking he will be OK, because I like Eileen and she deserves a good man, but he really isn't very nice a lot of the time. He seems too young for her as well (immature and babyfaced).

Sort of opposite to Owen really, I want him to be bad enough that Anna will chuck him out permanently and concentrate on Faye.

whatkungfuthat Mon 25-Mar-13 09:13:09

I wonder where they will go with Owen? Will he be rehabilitated like most soap characters? Do we think Anna will end up with Tim?

PuffPants Mon 25-Mar-13 09:27:12

I won't miss Sunita's over-pronunciation of those children's names. Is Carl going to pull the plug or something? You'd think they'd have given him a wipe in the hospital - he looked like a chimney sweep last night.

Sleepyfergus Mon 25-Mar-13 10:34:36

grin at chimney sweep Karl! He did look grubby didn't he?!

MurielTheActor Mon 25-Mar-13 10:37:08

Also looked to me as if at some point between going in to the Rovers to get Stella and Stella waking up, Carl got his hair and eyebrows died Also Chesney's lips look very red hmm
<<turns down colour on tv>>
LOVE Aldi and Lidl grin

MurielTheActor Mon 25-Mar-13 10:37:32

Dyed! I mean DYED!!

MoodyDidIt Mon 25-Mar-13 10:40:45

ha! i thought that about karls hair

also horrible how everyone is blaming lovely jason sad

theliverpoolone Mon 25-Mar-13 10:54:22

Because Jason's character is a bit dim but good looking, you tend not to think too much about the acting, but I think the actor's portraying his hurt and confusion really well at the mo. Felt so sorry for him last night. Sadly I predict Karl not getting found out till after splitting Stella and Jason up, then she'll be full of remorse but Jason - yet again- will be too hurt to take her back sad.

theliverpoolone Mon 25-Mar-13 10:58:36

Eileen did have someone kind and funny once - John Thompson - but then they did some weird twist with his character and wrote him out. Presumably he hadnt wanted to be in it long term. Lloyd would suit Eileen - have they ever been an item?

MoodyDidIt Mon 25-Mar-13 11:08:16

yeah i have thought that about lloyd and eileen

I've thought about Lloyd and Eileen too, but think they would drive each other mad. The John Thompson character was a bit weird wasn't he, the party entertainer.

Agree that Jason is acting well at the moment, as he did when he found out about Maria and Marcus. I do think it is time he had some better luck with the women in his life, but his character only really seems to shine through when he is being hurt.

garlicbrunch Mon 25-Mar-13 11:29:42

Oh, you're all making me remember I couldn't stand Paul for the first couple of months - and you're right; he hasn't changed and is a negative, blaming twunt. Approval revoked!

Also grin at Aldi 'n' Lidl and YY to Eileen & Lloyd! Come to think of it, Paul would be a better match for Jenna: they could be boring together while Lloyd & Eileen provide some much-needed cheer.

I thought Jason's acting was great last night, too. Wouldn't he be better off with Tina? They're both really nice, and so good-looking they only need one brain (Tina's) between them.

... this is turning into the Corrie Matchmaking And Sudden Death thread!

He's been with Tina already hasn't he? They bought the flat together. Can't remember why they split. Was that when she got together with Graeme? I lose track.

DorcasDelIcatessen Mon 25-Mar-13 11:52:28

Tyrone isn't married but PP is right about Fiz.

Bakingnovice Mon 25-Mar-13 13:39:56

Hate to say it but fireman is just a cocklodger. As is Karl.

Lloyd and Eileen would be brilliant. She must stand a chance now she's seen Mandy!

Poor Jason. Wish corrie would stop vilifying nice characters. Omg, must mention the weird singsong before I go. The one in the pub. My ears are still hurting. And deirdres voice!!! Bloody hell.

ProfYaffle Mon 25-Mar-13 17:06:57

Yy to Karl's badly dyed hair, I thought that last night. I also can't bear mis-carriage of justice storylines, I'm just about managing to ignore Kirsty and Tyrone at the moment, please God don't let them drag the Jason/Karl thing on.

whatkungfuthat Mon 25-Mar-13 17:18:15

I completely misread the dyed hair situ - thought it was meant to indicate smoke! blush

garlicbrunch Mon 25-Mar-13 17:42:50

So did I, what. And I mixed up Jenna & Mandy. I hope it was clear I thought Paul & Mandy might make a pair, not that Jenna would turn straight for a moaning fireman twice her age blush

Viviennemary Mon 25-Mar-13 19:03:20

I was hoping to see the back of Sunita as she has become such a pain lately. But I felt really sad last night as it was quite well acted I thought. The whole storyline about blaming Jason for the fire is a bit irritating though and so much it's all been done a million times before. I was hoping Stella would be bowing out as she's another pain and her daughter is even worse. Eileen is a great character. I read ages ago she was leaving but I don't think that can be true.

Chippychop Mon 25-Mar-13 19:56:39

The mother has got to 'fess up!

Clawdy Mon 25-Mar-13 20:18:12

Those two lawyers - dreadful over-acting, especially the guy,his facial expressions are laughable!!

Viviennemary Mon 25-Mar-13 20:30:47

I was a bit shock at one of the lawyers calling Tyrone an affable grease monkey. Would that be allowed. Must must not take CS too seriously!

whatkungfuthat Mon 25-Mar-13 21:18:55

Who thinks Julie is going to get a kicking when she confronts Kirsty? It would make sense in the eyes of the writers as she has been Kirsty's biggest supporter.

They must think Stella looks good in a hospital bed, its not that long since Carla ran her down. Lazy writing as she has been at death's door twice in about a year.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 25-Mar-13 21:42:49

Who thinks Tyrone will go to jail , Kirsty will batter Julie and get her comeuppance that way. But not before Fiz does her mawky face and they marry in the visitors centre

Kirsty will bash Julie and it will end happily, but it is irritating that just as one wrongly blamed victim storyline ends another starts, will the whole Karl thing drag on for months, hopefully not Christmas shock

Karl only lasts a short time and Tyrone and Kirsty conclude on Monday.

Gingerdodger Tue 26-Mar-13 07:57:52

Yes please to Eileen and Lloyd, the banter and bickering would be brilliant, and we need some happy normal couples who dont suddenly go off and have an affair with someone they have barely spoke to in the past.

Kirsty does scary really well but not sure Julie's sudden change of heart entirely rings true when she has consistently not believed Fizz, supposedly one of her best friends and was quick to believe Tyrone was a wife beater despite having known him for many years as a gentle person.

Also why not get Ty's A&E records?????

Must get a life....

Gingerdodger Tue 26-Mar-13 08:00:46

And why is Stella wearing a hospital gown all this time! Can someone not bring her in a nightie? Must all be part of her working that looking good in a hospital bed look.

whatkungfuthat Tue 26-Mar-13 08:01:10

YES!! The A&E records, I was grrr'ing at that last night. Perhaps they will be revealed when he takes the stand?

Gingerdodger Tue 26-Mar-13 08:07:41

They could have asked Dr Carter last night as he would have been notified of his attendance.

Get Hayley on the stand too. She heard all that between Fizz and Kirsty last night. And Tommy and Tina who also saw Tyrone's injuries at first hand. Why isn't Fizz giving evidence? (although her track record probably not the best witness).

whatkungfuthat Tue 26-Mar-13 08:25:08

Its all going to come down to Julie getting a thump isn't it? The A&E records and the pics that could have been restored from Fiz's phone were enough.

And Kev has moved back in with Sally, just like that. They should have sent him of to be with Bill so they could explain the house being available.

ajandjjmum Tue 26-Mar-13 08:47:51

Hopefully Ty's lawyer will call Tommy, Tina et al when he giving the defence? Julie seemed pretty easily convinced she'd got it wrong!

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Tue 26-Mar-13 09:05:21

Wasn't Kirsty also supposed to be going to anger management classes and Ty found out from Dr Carter that she didn't go? Or something.

whatkungfuthat Tue 26-Mar-13 09:16:07

That's right. He must have a rubbish lawyer

WireCatWhore Tue 26-Mar-13 13:11:37

I think they've had to change this trial as it was originally filmed before "kev" was arrested again.
Hence Julie being so easily swayed.
Oh & Julie is huge.theyre not hiding her pregnancy very well?

WireCatWhore Tue 26-Mar-13 13:11:55

Scuse typos. bloody iPad

theliverpoolone Tue 26-Mar-13 13:29:41

I was thinking that too Ginger - can't Hayley come forward as a witness, having heard Kirsty confirming she's lying? Also, wouldn't Tina/Fiz tell Tyrone's solicitor that Kirsty's mum knows she's lying? Kevin would have definitely been a witness - perhaps they'll make reference to him being there, but of course we won't see it......
And the A&E records - they can't have forgotten about them, can they hmm.
It'll be ridiculous if she gets off just because of hitting Julie - how would that, on it's own, prove Tyrone didn't hit her??

Sleepyfergus Tue 26-Mar-13 16:01:58

I didn't realise Julie was preggers! But know I think about it, of course she is!

The trial was so annoying last night....for all the points pp have lusted above. I was shouting at the telly about the A&E reports, and also had a wee recall about the anger management classes. In fact, I thought they were going to ask Dr totally lush Carter about them, but no.

If Sunita shuffles off to the great corner shop in the sky without regaining consciousness, the fire's going to blamed on her isn't it? I wonder if Dev will rename the shop 'Sunitas'? Dead classy like.

Loving the side story re Roy's mum and the hash cakes...!

Sleepyfergus Tue 26-Mar-13 16:02:29

Argh, typos! Listed of course, no lusted!

Gingerdodger Tue 26-Mar-13 17:09:27

Julie's clothes are getting more and more .voluminous. That red cape was massive.Don't think she is going to get away with the Carla tactic of carrying a massive bag everywhere.

Why not just have a storyline that Brian is a feeder? grin

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Tue 26-Mar-13 18:35:59

I didn't know Julie was pregnant IRL either.

Kirsty is brilliant though, despite the inconsistencies in the story.

They can't let Sunita take the blame, surely?

Listmaker Wed 27-Mar-13 11:07:30

I agree that the trial was a farce. I was also shouting what about his medical records and Deirdre was allowed to give all sorts of speculation and hear-say (I watch too much Good Wife and was shouting 'Objection! Speculation!').

I imagine she will hurt Julie and it'll all be over although as someone said just hitting Julie isn't enough to prove she was the one hitting Tyrone!

Yes I also thought didn't Kirsty ask for help re her anger etc........all very annoying and totally unrealistic!

And the fire...........are Paul or Dev going to apologise to poor old Jason for accusing him and being really horrid to him when it wasn't his fault?! I hope Karl does get caught although lately so many people on that street end up in prison (most of them wrongly convicted) it is getting quite ridiculous!

I'll still keep watching though....been 32 years now so you have to ride these things out smile

Medal Wed 27-Mar-13 11:44:27

I can't bear Karl and his stupid greasy face. The sooner he goes to prison for arson the better! He makes me cringe.

And is Dr Carter allowed to do strip teases given his profession!

Bakingnovice Wed 27-Mar-13 12:22:14

I'm swerving corrie this week. Hate trials. Especially dopey badly written ones. I may have to stop watching altogether if Karl the hero storyline doesn't end quickly. Fireman is such a knob. He's living at Eileen's house and always in a bloody nark. Always snarling. Poor Jason.

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Wed 27-Mar-13 12:31:57

Surely Paul and Eileen could afford a bigger house, he must have sold his by now?

I did think Dr Carter doing stripteases was v.unprofessional too

I used to really like Carl in Taggart, think the change of accent does him no favours.

Sleepyfergus Wed 27-Mar-13 13:15:18

I for one was very happy to see Dr C break any kind of ethical or professional code!!!

Bakingnovice Wed 27-Mar-13 17:45:05

The striptease was abysmal. I've seen dead frogs move faster.

SwedishEdith Wed 27-Mar-13 17:53:58

Whenever Eileen talks about her "bad luck with fellas" I can never think of any of her exes. Who has she had?

FriskyMare Wed 27-Mar-13 18:08:20

Can anyone explain to me what has happened to Fizz's trial for murder?Seems to have been conveniently forgotten.

whatkungfuthat Wed 27-Mar-13 18:15:29

grin Baking

whatkungfuthat Wed 27-Mar-13 18:16:59

I think they explained about Fiz, something about taking John's deathbed testimony that she was innocent. I may be wrong though as I was gnawing through my own leg with boredom

WannabeWilloughby Wed 27-Mar-13 18:22:58

Swedish the only one I can think of is biker Dennis who had an affair behind her back with Janice Battersby. Think Janice left Les for him. Can't think of any others though!

PuffPants Wed 27-Mar-13 18:26:01

There was the reflexologist who both she and Gail did a turn with.

PuffPants Wed 27-Mar-13 18:27:13

And didn't she try it on with Owen when he first arrived on the scene? But he chose Liz instead.

FriskyMare Wed 27-Mar-13 18:32:02

Thanks whatkungfuthat, I suppose that makes sense in soapland, although she only got a few months for fraud and disposal of a body!!

Puffpants Sunita always annoys me the way she says her kids names too, "Ahhhhhhhhhhdi" and "Ahhhhhhhshi" truly irksome.

Diege Wed 27-Mar-13 18:36:11

Can anyone put me and my dds out of our misery please?
We heard (monday's episode) Brian asking Julie if they should let 'Tyrone's sister' know about Julie's new fears about Kirsty. Now I have wracked my brains and I cannot for the life of me remember who she might be. dds very unhelpfully keeping on saying 'Tina' hmm obviously not...
I also wish to blame certain people on this thread for a nasty dream I had when taking as nap (pregnant,working from home) this afternoon after reading this thread. Rather unpleasant shenanigans of the sexual kind with Paul, and yes I can contest he does indeed have a sweaty bum <baulks> In a church too (I think we were consummating our marriage blush)
Oh and I know what happens in the aftermath of Kirsty slapping Julie tonight...presume no spoilers here, but quite dramatic potentially..

Bakingnovice Wed 27-Mar-13 18:40:38

Whatkung - Hahaa. And I thought I was the only one who found the whole fizz and John story yawnsome.

Re Julie - she does kinda deserve the slaps. Never has such a slappable face graced the corrie screen..... Ok there's smelly bum fireman too and many others too.

That was a joke by the way before the anti violence police on MN come for me.......

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Wed 27-Mar-13 18:43:47

Eileen went out with Owen for a bit, but he shunned her for Liz. There was also the bloke who turned out to have just finished a 20 year sentence for murdering Emily's husband, Dennis, Todd and Jason's dads (remember Jason's dad turned up a few years ago), the John Thompson character.

Can't recall Ty having a sister. Just his mum.

FriskyMare Wed 27-Mar-13 18:44:31

Diege have just watched the bit with Julie and Brian and he says "Tell the police, Tyrones solicitor " not sister!

Diege Wed 27-Mar-13 18:45:45

shock blush Ooh yes that would make sense then...grin

FriskyMare Wed 27-Mar-13 18:46:38

I did rewind just to make sure grin

whatkungfuthat Wed 27-Mar-13 18:49:52

I thought he said sister too at first, him having a face full of champagne truffles didn't help

Gingerdodger Wed 27-Mar-13 18:58:48

Dr Carter just doesn't do it for me, smarmy! Preferred the old Dr as she was Miss Hassan from Tenko!

whatkungfuthat Wed 27-Mar-13 19:00:05

I don't like him after he tried to make Tina something she didn't want to be

Gingerdodger Wed 27-Mar-13 19:09:30

Oh yes he was horrible to Tina.

FriskyMare Wed 27-Mar-13 19:14:07

is there anyone left for Tina if she doesn't get back with Tommy?

Sleepyfergus Wed 27-Mar-13 19:21:14

Dr C character is a bit dull but he is easy on the eye!

Gingerdodger Wed 27-Mar-13 19:30:08

Tina and Norris?
Tina and Roy after Hayley goes?
Tina and Sean following Marcus' lead?
She is running out of options... I would like her to get back with Tommy but for them to be HAPPY!

FriskyMare Wed 27-Mar-13 19:34:46

Tina and Ryan? (possible)
Tina and Dev? (after Sunita dies)
Tina and Karl? (bleurgh)
Tina and Kevin.....

PaintedBottom Wed 27-Mar-13 19:37:09

Bwahahahaaaaa, not sure what was funnier..... Sylvia playing with the bubbles, Dennis' face or Royston with a bubble beard grin

FriskyMare Wed 27-Mar-13 19:55:47

Wow! That was a slap and a half!

Gingerdodger Wed 27-Mar-13 19:59:17

Hallelujah! The A&E records!

SwedishEdith Wed 27-Mar-13 20:00:54

Wow, had forgotten all of Eileen's exes.

Tina and Marcus? I want her back with Tommy though

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 27-Mar-13 20:21:25

Will Julie save Tyrone ?

What happened to all the photos of Ty's injuries?

Fizz had them on her phone. (But did she erase them)
Did Tommy and Tina have them?
Even deleted photos could be retrieved (somehow) the police can retrieve deleted emails and computer images.

They just all seem to have glossed over the fact that the photos even existed hmm

Gingerdodger Wed 27-Mar-13 20:59:49

Fizz erased them as they put them on Ty's phone which Kirsty then got told of then Kirsty erased off that one.

Fizz deleted as she couldn't bear to look at them.

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Wed 27-Mar-13 21:24:18

You could see Julie's bump very clearly when she stood up in the work tearoom before going to see Kirsty.

Karl is such a shit.

Samu2 Thu 28-Mar-13 09:24:27

I can't wait for Tiny Fireman to leave!!

MurielTheActor Thu 28-Mar-13 10:12:56

Tina and Gary obvs - baby is half his - could get interesting hmm
Also loved the bubbles scene grin

Have to admit too to fireman dream blush (WTF?) we were getting married and I was thinking 'but I don't even fancy you'....

Diege Thu 28-Mar-13 12:31:36

Hey muriel that's just not on - in true soap style he is a bigamist as he married me (and consumated it) yesterday afternoon...I find him one of the least attractive men on Cornie (better than Brain - could you imagine???)
Another vote for Tina and Gary - think they would rub off on each other quite well.

Diege Thu 28-Mar-13 12:32:19

Should clarify the marriage/sex refers to a dream, see post yesterday for details!

whatkungfuthat Thu 28-Mar-13 12:54:42

You should both be ashamed! Now go and wash his stink off you grin

Iwishitwouldgetwarmer Thu 28-Mar-13 13:29:11

I didn't realise until last night what a mardy mouth he's got (the fireman). Looks like a child when being told off!

Diege Thu 28-Mar-13 14:20:50

Why do I feel defensive?? grin. You know, he had a really sweaty back - my hands kept slipping when I tried to hold on to his surprisingly muscular torso.
Have washed the (lovely) filth off now though...

whatkungfuthat Thu 28-Mar-13 18:07:31

Did he have a teeny peeny?

Diege Thu 28-Mar-13 18:09:50

Not that I noticed; pretty average I'd say. You could of course ask muriel for a second opinion angry.

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Thu 28-Mar-13 18:27:56

I think I might have to report this thread for vomit-inducing posts!

Diege Thu 28-Mar-13 18:35:27


whatkungfuthat Thu 28-Mar-13 19:01:41

I keep thinking its on tonight

Chippychop Thu 28-Mar-13 19:26:53

It's does feel like a Friday!

WireCatWhore Thu 28-Mar-13 19:54:44

You dirty mares shock wink

I can't stand Kirsty's acting. Can't wait for her to be gone.

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 28-Mar-13 19:58:01

I thought it was on too

MurielTheActor Fri 29-Mar-13 10:21:55

whatkungfu Diege couldn't possibly comment. Fortunately I woke up before I had to break it to him that I didn't fancy him and that 'certainly was NOT going to happen...'

Diege Fri 29-Mar-13 12:12:29

Ooh so you didn't do it then??? grin.
I bet I'll bloomin miss Corrie tonight as have it firmly in my mind that it's Saturday angry

Chippychop Fri 29-Mar-13 12:30:46

Is the trial outcome to tonight???

Lighthousekeeping Fri 29-Mar-13 12:32:14

I hope it's done and dusted with. I'm sick of it now.

Crutchlow35 Fri 29-Mar-13 13:46:54

Monday I think.

Bakingnovice Fri 29-Mar-13 19:31:40

Can someone pls tell me when it's over. I'm swerving the trial and fuzz and tyrones smug faces when he gets let off.

Crutchlow35 Fri 29-Mar-13 20:01:32

Kirsty just confessed.

Chippychop Fri 29-Mar-13 20:04:13

Bother out with DC missing it!

Chippychop Fri 29-Mar-13 20:04:42

Who has she confessed to? The police?

Sleepyfergus Fri 29-Mar-13 20:06:08

She walked into court with Ruby and said she was scared she was going to her hurt, and that she (Kirsty) was the monster, not Tyrone!!!!

LineRunner Fri 29-Mar-13 20:08:11

And it's back on at 8.30!

Viviennemary Fri 29-Mar-13 20:13:50

I thought it was very feeble and disappointing after all those months of build up. I wonder if it's because they had to redo all the court scenes.

LineRunner Fri 29-Mar-13 20:17:16

Because of Kevin?

whatkungfuthat Fri 29-Mar-13 20:19:01

Well I didn't expect THAT! So the Julie business was just a rubbish red herring?

LineRunner Fri 29-Mar-13 20:27:01

I guess that it precipitated Kirsty rushing to court. confused

Chippychop Fri 29-Mar-13 20:32:03

Oh no I wanted the jury to say ty was innocent!

What the Jeff confused

That was so, erm, weird.

I must say Julie is getting right on my wick with her over exaggerated

And my hand would break before I got tired of slapping Gloria. Smug blamey cow hmm

LineRunner Fri 29-Mar-13 20:43:13

Are people just allowed to wander into hospital rooms like that, shouting?

Chipstick10 Fri 29-Mar-13 20:46:57

It's all ludicrous. I can't stand sue Johnstons character. The acting is awful, and what a shabby ending to the Tyrone storyline. It was too far fetched for words. It was like they were making it up as they went along.

LineRunner Fri 29-Mar-13 20:52:41

I presume in the original scenes that Kevin had some kind of pivotal role. <desperate>

Aspiemum2 Fri 29-Mar-13 21:20:29

Ah Ffs, they dragged that on far too long and then royally screwed up the anti climax. Now we've the whole Karl crap to endure until they finally decide to end our torture.
Sunita should wake up, stab dev and they can both die so we don't have to put up with his endless wailing.

Just glad Fiz remembered Hope, poor lass - guess Emily must be watching her confused

Sleepyfergus Fri 29-Mar-13 21:33:37

I was a wee bit sorry for Kirsty at the very end there!

As an aside to tonight's drama, are we to presume they are going to have an alcohol addiction storyline starring our Ches? The whole Ryan/Katy thing never seemed right to me, and was very sudden and rushed, to set up this storyline? Or does anyone else have any ideas?

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 29-Mar-13 21:36:09

That was a pile of shite. Like a bad romcom.

Lighthousekeeping Fri 29-Mar-13 22:11:08

What a load of rubbish that was.

I do love Roy's mother though.

Clawdy Fri 29-Mar-13 23:08:32

Totally unbelievable...but Kirsty is an excellent actress.

Lighthousekeeping Fri 29-Mar-13 23:21:51

She will have loads of other work out of it. She's brilliant.

On another note, will that vile Carl get caught out and how?

Viviennemary Fri 29-Mar-13 23:42:51

I think the Kirsty actress should get a lot of work she's brilliant. But I wish they'd get rid of Gloria. Such a boring predictable unbelievable stereo type. Total ham even for a soap.

Gingerdodger Sat 30-Mar-13 08:10:23

I actually quite liked the ending in that Kirsty had that insight into herself and was frightened by what she saw, I also felt quite sorry for her, someone with a traumatic past who probably hates herself deep down. I think up until then she had convinced herself that Tyrone deserved it due to having the affair, tricking her into marriage etc.

Or perhaps the scriptwriters just didn't know how to end it...

I do think she is a good actress so I am sure she will pop up all over the place.

Please don't drag out the Karl storyline though!

Is Gary about to get weird with Tina seeing her as his wife / property?

Crutchlow35 Sat 30-Mar-13 08:50:20

I was wondering if Gary and Tina would have an affair.

carabos Sat 30-Mar-13 09:20:57

That Gary has a nasty possessive streak that we've seen before, so it wouldn't surprise me if he starts being controlling about Tina, seeing it as concern for the pregnancy. Tina is vulnerable to getting sucked in as Anna said she doesn't have any family.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Sat 30-Mar-13 09:24:48

Yes, it was a brilliantly done episode, keeping the suspence right up to the last minute. When Julie wasn't allowed to gatecrach the court, it was a real moment of suspense and in a way I was glad that a soap handled that realistically, with legal ramifications explained.

Natalie Gumeude certainly deserves a fantastic career out of this. She has played a multi layered and damaged character brilliantly.

I agree that they shouldn't drag out this Karl thing for too long. I nearly ran out of patience with the Tyrone Kirsty storyline and that took about four months from fake wedding to trial! I hope the writers don't take the piss again.

whatkungfuthat Sat 30-Mar-13 09:26:02

2 things about Karl - this is all guessing, I don't know any spoilers:

Could Jason, bitter about being sidelined for the 'hero' Karl, get hold of video of the stripping event and see that there is a large portion <snurk> of the event that Karl is missing from?

Surely he would have smelled a bit of smoke when he got back to the Bistro? He was standing at the top of the cellar stairs as the fire was taking hold so some smoke would have drifted upwards

CaramelLatte Sat 30-Mar-13 09:30:19

There easy a scene when Karl got back to the bistro he was standing next to Paul who could clearly smell something..wonder if that will play a part. Really hope it does not drag on too long.

whatkungfuthat Sat 30-Mar-13 09:33:07

Ah, I didn't spot that!

JulieCarp Sat 30-Mar-13 10:19:23

I loved the Kirsty ending . I may have stood up punched the air and screamed YES !!blush DH and the DCshmm

Gingerdodger Sat 30-Mar-13 10:46:53

Yes I remember Paul doing that with Karl.Surely he would have said something at the time once he realised there was a fire though - another case of selective memory to suit the scriptwriters.

Sue Johnstone is being chronically underused in my opinion. She's a proven actress (that scene in the Royle Family with just her and Nana just before she dies never fails to have me in tears) so why have her being a one dimensional Stella sidekick, who often seems to be there just to remind us how 'lovely' Stella is. I did love some of the scenes with her and Rita where she kept commenting on Rita's 'busy' outfits.

I wish the producer and writers would spend some time thinking about how they get back to character driven stories rather than plot driven ones.

JulieCarp Sat 30-Mar-13 10:56:07

Totally agree Ginger Trouble is there has to be a "drama" .There has been too much with the fire,the trial,Ches n Katey.

Wonder whether someone is going to stumble across Karls clothes , they stink and hence work it out. I cant bear it if this one rumbles on as long as Kirsty/Tyrone did.

JulieCarp Sat 30-Mar-13 11:02:30

Haha now Im going to have to watch it all again to see if Karl is wearing different clothes when he rescues Stella . Did he change ? I cant remember ? aaargh ! grin

LineRunner Sat 30-Mar-13 11:45:34

Chesney and Katie. Who seriously cares? Why are the writers even bothering?

JulieCarp Sat 30-Mar-13 12:05:07

So that Ches can do his misery face I suppose !
It was very odd .Kateey and Ryaaan - 2 snogs and a flirt ,discovered by Gary, an engagement and all over in 2 episodes confused

Lighthousekeeping Sat 30-Mar-13 13:20:35

Sue Johnston is an amazing actress. I just wished the writers would pull their socks up. Where's the midwife/radiographer/a and e nurse and his miserable girlfriend these days?

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Sat 30-Mar-13 13:20:40

I was hoping that the contrived split up between Ches and Katie is the start of an exit plan for Owen and his entire family. Gary gets together with Tina this causes Owen and Anna to split up and the entire Owen family move away. Please.

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Sat 30-Mar-13 13:21:33

Marcus is busy looking after Asda and Aldi.

Crutchlow35 Sat 30-Mar-13 13:27:06

Blimey, looking after ASDA is a big job!

Gingerdodger Sat 30-Mar-13 15:47:52

Marcus mans the entire NHS single handedly (Dr Carter occasionally sees a patient in between stripping) so I am sure Asda and Aldi no problem.

LineRunner Sat 30-Mar-13 16:14:22

Maria reckons that Lidl Asda and Lidl Aldi are no trouble at all.

JulieCarp Sat 30-Mar-13 16:37:19

Whoknows I cant stand Owen - vile man. I cant believe Anna would go for him.

Please dont let Gary and Tina get together - bring Graham back !

lovelychops Sat 30-Mar-13 17:01:58

Vile, vile Gary. He locked Izzy in room about a year ago, now he's ready to be a dad? Has he stopped mentioning Afghanistan every two seconds yet?
If Gary, Izzy, Anna and Faye could all leave that would be great.

I'm trying to brace myself for a world of pain with Dev's devastated 'acting' which is on the cards...

Sleepyfergus Sat 30-Mar-13 17:13:48

Yes, I'm also dreading Dev's constipated wailing and lamenting of Sunita if/when she shuffles off. He's already cranking it up a notch in anticipation. I do hope she wakes up long enough to tell everyone it was Karl before she goes. Or maybe she could tap it out Morse code style?

Sue Johnston is great, but agree that she needs some better scripting. She's had some corker lines but very few and far between so far. And has anyone else noticed that Eva has toned down the tarty look?

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Sat 30-Mar-13 17:57:25

That's because all her make-up and hair products went up in flames with the pub. In fact they probably made the fire far worse than it would have been otherwise.

I quite like Eva. In fact I quite like Stella and Gloria too, but they could be much, much better with decent scripts. Eva's put down of Ches last night was good.

HeavenlyAmy Sat 30-Mar-13 18:19:59

She was supportive of national cleavage day though!

Juliecarp, I hate Owen too. I think he is a bully. And they never DID say how Katy/Izzy's mum died either, did they? Sorry, I know, but.....always felt there is something about him thats pretty dark.

whatkungfuthat Sat 30-Mar-13 18:31:56

I don't think their mum died, she left. I wonder if she will reappear?

eminemmerdale Sat 30-Mar-13 18:36:13

I don;t understand - maybe I've missed it, but where are stella, eva 'glo' and carl living now???

Sleepyfergus Sat 30-Mar-13 18:43:34

They're living at Kevin's (ie the house next to the corner shop). He has (ha ha) moved out and is staying with Sally so Stella & Co have somewhere to live.

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Sat 30-Mar-13 18:43:37

They are all in Kevin's house, Kevin having moved in with Sally to let them. Not sure about Karl, but Gloria and Eva are.

I detest Owen, he is a throughly nasty bit of work.

Tina's mum is another one where I'm not sure what happened to her. Quite a lot of the younger women seem to have been brought up by their dads (Tina, Izzie and Katy, Leanne)

eminemmerdale Sat 30-Mar-13 18:45:37

oh thank you! I was beyond baffled grin

Chipstick10 Sat 30-Mar-13 19:01:08

There are so many characters I can't tolerate, I don't know why I watch confused. Maria, Marcus, Paul,Sean,Owen and entire family, glo, dev, silly Pratt from the factory who goes out with kirk, Tracy Barlow. They can all disappear and never return.

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Sat 30-Mar-13 19:04:03

I'd add Gail and David to that list.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Sat 30-Mar-13 19:06:32

Whenever panto baddie Tracey Barlow is in a scene with her clunky, stagey scripts and gurning grins, I just walk away and do something else. She is a totally unrealistic character who ruins my suspension of disbelief.

whatkung, oh, right, got that wrong then, thought she had died, was imagining her being buried under a patio or something, or in one of Owen's previous yards.

JulieCarp Sat 30-Mar-13 19:26:02

crushed you can call me Julie wink
Owen is a bit of a psychopath as far as Im concerned - very dark. I thought the mum died ??

Love the comments about Evas make up fuelling the fire grin Whoknows
Love Eva and Stella, Kirky,Devblush Steeeeeeve and Lloyd.

julie-Kirky LOL-that makes me laugh when I hear whatsername call him that.
Is she being groomed to be another Cilla, or is it me?
Even Fiz called him Kirky at one time.

JulieCarp Sat 30-Mar-13 19:36:12

we have always called him Kirky - think Fiz started it grin
You are right she is very Cilla !

...and I've not seen Steve for ages. I like him.

He seemed to go through a phase where the front of his hair dipped in the middle of his forehead making him look like an owl. And the expressions he pulls.

Julie's fella reminds me of one of those guys who wears his socks in bed....ewwww

Sleepyfergus Sat 30-Mar-13 20:02:00

I love Steve too. Love his and Eileen's banter.

And yy to whatsherface turning into Cilla. But she seems a bit nicer than Cilla. Cilla had a cruel streak in her.

JulieCarp Sat 30-Mar-13 20:05:52

Steeeeeeve ! bloody love him and his facial expressions !

Oi !dont be mean to my Brian... he is very boring.
My hope for Julie and Brian is that she puts on weight wink and then after a few months is rushed to hospital with terrible pain and then a baby appears- it would be so brilliant .Not sure how her real life mat leave will be dealt with.
Love Julie - hence my name grin

sleepy, yes, she is nicer than Cilla...but its early days yet grin

Bakingnovice Sat 30-Mar-13 20:10:53

Fuzz is the worst corrie character ever. She really grates on me.

I love Julie too. And its my name grin

And yy to Julie having a baby with 'her Brian'. That would be a lovely storyline.

JulieCarp Sat 30-Mar-13 20:17:42

I think she was told she couldnt have any ?? so am hoping for a surprise -didnt know I was pregnant baybee !
not sure what will happen during her mat leave - perhaps they will just refer to her randomly like they do with Kevin.

Fiz and her goppy mouth does rather get on my nerves... Run Ty Run!

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Sat 30-Mar-13 20:39:29

Brian had had a vasectomy. She had a phantom pregnancy and Brian thought she had been unfaithful (she didn't know he'd had the snip).

JulieCarp Sat 30-Mar-13 20:48:55

sad still hopeful - think of all the dreadful clothes she could dress it in grin

Chipstick10 Sat 30-Mar-13 20:50:51

Ooh I forgot about fizz, she's definitely one to add to my long list of dreadful characters and she's a pretty poor actress as well.

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Sat 30-Mar-13 20:51:54

Brian's being written out isn't he? So maybe they'll use the same storyline for both but Julie will come back. It'll have to be soon by the look of her.

Viviennemary Sat 30-Mar-13 20:53:17

Tracey Barlow is the most irritating followed close by the dreadful Gloria. I wish they'd get rid of these two permanently. I used to think Paul was quite a good character but he's becoming a real moaner now. Eillen deserved somebody decent. Brian and Julie are quite funny. But Roy's mum is the best!

ha ha Julie, thats what I meant, a lovely storyline because she can't have children, a miracle. With the recent storylines, it would be great to see a happy ending grin

vivienne, Roys mum fab, but Roy with his purse just cracks me upgrin

JulieCarp Sat 30-Mar-13 21:41:21

Brian is being written out -Nooooooo!shock
Paul has a very strange mouth - sort of fleshy like Prof Brian Cox~shudder~
He is way too wet for Eileen. Hopeful that he will find out Karl set fire to the Rovers and Karl will have to beat him to death to stop it coming out grin

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Sat 30-Mar-13 21:45:13

Brian as Julie's partner is an ok character, Brian as a headteacher is bloody awful, totally unrealistic and unreasonable.

beeny Sun 31-Mar-13 09:18:49

Where is Kevin supposed to be ?

rightsaidthread Sun 31-Mar-13 09:27:36

Kevin's moved in with Sally to free up his house for Stella and co
I really don't want to watch Stella falling for creepy Karl again

beeny Sun 31-Mar-13 09:35:39

Oh thanks I missed that I hate Karl.

In other soaps, if a character has to be written out they "Win the Lottery"-

Big Ron off the market in 'Enders
Sandy the nurse in Holby
(both died IRL sad )

Kevin has already won a scratchcard so the chances of him winning the Lotto are slim.

Julie - Graham is doing the stageshow of The Full Monty, so he can't be back <<sob>>. He's probably looking at Corrie and thinking "Lucky Escape"

Gingerdodger Sun 31-Mar-13 18:13:39

I bet Kevin just sort of disappears. Good goes off to live with his sister or something.

Lighthousekeeping Sun 31-Mar-13 18:14:53

He may well come back.

LeeCoakley Sun 31-Mar-13 20:37:09

Right. Have been away and only just caught up with Friday's offerings. First, why was Kirsty allowed into the courtroom but Julie wasn't? Also, even after all that had happened, Kirsty STILL had to give her permission for Tyrone to have the baby. Is that what happens in real life? The mother holds all the cards and the father none? How awful.

Agree with everything about the fire. You can see it coming. Long drawn out Karl goodie/Sunita baddie scenes, Gloria manoeuvring Stella away from Jason, the police making wrong assumptions, Stella falling for Karl, her 'hero' etc. It's enough to make me want to turn off for a while.

Going against the masses, I actually like Paul and Eileen, I think there's real affection between them and I don't want it to go wrong for her. I want her to have a big showdown with Gloria over Glo's treatment of Jason though and Eileen win!

Over the weekend we visited Salford Quays and from the top of the Imperial War Museum you can see the new studios. There's a couple of streets of terraced houses that I could make out but couldn't see anything that was obviously the 'new' Rovers. Are they filming from there yet and does anyone know if the Rovers is going to be remodelled or is it a big secret?

whatkungfuthat Sun 31-Mar-13 20:45:51

I have seen some suggestions of a new landlady which doesn't make sense, nor does the suggested person.

theliverpoolone Sun 31-Mar-13 21:22:53

Tyrone's still not got parental rights though - the wedding never happened - so I assume he'd still need Kirsty's permission for a DNA test? I wonder if that will now all get conveniently forgotten?

Read today that Kev is going to 'go to look after his sick dad'. Isn't he (the dad) still with Pam? Wonder if he'll remember to take baby Jack with him? grin

Numberlock Sun 31-Mar-13 21:27:40

I read that Kevin will be written back in if he's found innocent after his trial in September.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 01-Apr-13 19:53:45

Loving the hash cake storyline - can't wait for stoned Rita!

LeeCoakley Mon 01-Apr-13 20:55:08

What? Those stars were in front of the clouds weren't they?

Bakingnovice Mon 01-Apr-13 20:55:40

The fire storyline is just ridiculous. From start to finish. Sunita being there whilst he's setting fire to the cellar and instead of running they start up a conversation. Half a yard from a raging fire. Then she manages to stagger upstairs. Karl gets back in and all the way to Stella. Is rescued and becomes a hero. The hiding of the keys in sunitas hospital room is beyond belief. AS IF. Seriously. As if sunita would have the keys on her anyway after being dragged out half dead.

And just as Kirsty is caught, corrie start the whole farce again with fucking Karl. Urghhhh.

Chipstick10 Mon 01-Apr-13 20:57:58

Keystone cops!!!! Seriously are they really that stupid?

Tyrone is more forgiving than me. I would be telling every one of them to fuck right off.

LeeCoakley Mon 01-Apr-13 21:15:50

I think they could have thought of better reason for the Doc to need a cab! Whoever heard of a home visit by taxi and then getting the bus home? Just have him going out to get drunk, it would have been much less contrived!

Chippychop Tue 02-Apr-13 14:44:16

The oldies were caught up in a hash cake storyline not that long ago! Bit boring really

whatkungfuthat Tue 02-Apr-13 15:26:10

The only counselling Eileen should be arranging for that mardy arse is how not to let the front door whack him on his way through it

MurielTheActor Wed 03-Apr-13 23:21:44

Oh shit shock This is very bad..... (for him)

Sleepyfergus Wed 03-Apr-13 23:59:05

Hmmmm, was a tad surprised that Sunita didn't get a chance to gasp "it was Karl!" before she died. I did think she was trying to flutter her eyelashes morse code style to Dev earlier though....but probably not trying to tell him "it was Karl", instead spelling out "please leave me alone you annoying man"

How long will they string it out for now?

Is there no CCTV footage in the hospital? What are the Keystone Cop duo actually doing other than hanging about the hospital with their tiny notepads??

Poor Lidl Aldi & Asda.....

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 04-Apr-13 07:58:47

Dev's "Not my Sunita" will surely win awards grin

Sunitta is in ITU. Like you would be able to walk in and see any patient in ITU without permission and locked doors etc.

whatkungfuthat Thu 04-Apr-13 09:58:45

I am confused (again), didn't Gloria say something to Karl about him only just seeing Sunita that day? If that is right then surely he will under suspicion as no one else saw him there? Just not sure how they are going to find him out and its maddening <goes off for a peek at Digital Spy>

thenightsky Thu 04-Apr-13 10:29:25

I had to go out when Dev started on the old 'Not My Sunita' angst. My cringe-ometer went off the scale grin

LeeCoakley Thu 04-Apr-13 12:43:17

When he said the Sunita, 'it's Devendra here' I wondered if he'd forgotten that they already knew each other! He'd be good as a smarmy criminal character but he's rubbish as a softie. Maybe he will die of a broken heart and that will be the end of 'her Dev'.

Bakingnovice Thu 04-Apr-13 13:58:39

I really hope they don't drag it out. The trial was bizarre in itself, but seeing that miscarriage of justice juxtaposed with another unfolding miscarriage of justice (Karl sunita) was odd and maddening. And how many times is Stella going to nearly die ffs??!!!!

Not Real. Not Real

It's a bit hmm when someone (Karl) can just wander in with the 2 police outside, the hospital staff don't question. And he can tamper with medical equipment.

And are Gary?Tina going to become an item as time goes by.

Tina- he used to be a right little shit. Watch some of the early Windass episodes when they were conning Tina's dad (kitchen installation) out of the money for the bespoke kitchen he fitted.

Such short memories they have unlike me who bears grudges

LeeCoakley Thu 04-Apr-13 15:25:21

Agree. I can't forgive Owen for treating Eileen so badly even though it was ages ago. They're all wolves in sheeps' clothing.

Numberlock Thu 04-Apr-13 16:57:21

what. I think Gloria said that Karl only just say the (crap acting) kids that day, not Sunita.

beeny Thu 04-Apr-13 17:02:37

I agree 70Lisa I need to live in soapland,I have hundreds of grudges.

JulieCarp Thu 04-Apr-13 18:02:14

OMG shock cant believe it - had just said to DH wouldnt it be unrealistic if Karl got to Sunita ...NOOOOOOO!

if Sunita accidently knocked out her ET tube and disconnected the vent there would be hell to pay and a huge inquiry.She would have been having one to one care.
Actually feel a bit sorry for poor old Dev ... cue lots of Dev weeeeeeeping for the next 3 months.

JulieCarp Thu 04-Apr-13 18:03:22

Hmmm dont suppose there was CCTV was there ?hmm

ajandjjmum Thu 04-Apr-13 18:17:31

So hope there was, and that the footage of Carl sneaking in is found tomorrow night - I can't stand another long drawn out crap storyline.

ProfYaffle Thu 04-Apr-13 18:23:00

Hear hear aj, let us enjoy the blessed relief of the Kirsty storyline staggering to it's end. I really hope Corrie ups it's game and soon. I've watched it for about 30 years and am coming close to giving up on it at the moment.

Lighthousekeeping Thu 04-Apr-13 18:44:20

I wonder how he killed her? It was very quick! Surely it would've alarmed straight away? Carl needs to be sorted out quickly. I can't face another drawn out drama. Is Tina a part of the baby or is it Izzy's egg?

LeeCoakley Thu 04-Apr-13 19:01:42

I don't feel very comfortable with the Kirsty outcome anyway. If she hadn't owned up would Tyrone have been found guilty? Not very satisfactory especially if people are watching who are in the same position themselves. Now we have Karl who MUST be found out soon, this is such an unlikely scenario (the access to Sunita and sneaking out and also his split second timing that provided him with an alibi on the night of the fire) that nothing can be gained from weeks of him being a hero when we ALL know he is a liar and a cold-blooded murderer. Also I feel that Jason is becoming another TommyTina, where everything he does goes wrong. Actually I don't know why I watch it, I'm not enjoying any of it at the moment!

JulieCarp Thu 04-Apr-13 20:15:07

Maybe they suspect Dev,check CCTV and spot Karl#hopeful#
Aww poor Jason ,he can rest his head on my bosom and console himself wink he likes a more mature woman grin

Gingerdodger Thu 04-Apr-13 20:36:52

Karl story is rubbish.

What did Tyrone mean about seeing Kirsty for what she was? Couldn't work out if he was meaning positively as he looked so grim. Will Kirsty just be completely forgotten even though really she would want to maintain some kind of contact?

Love Sylvia though.

Bakingnovice Thu 04-Apr-13 21:10:16

Prof I'm with you. Struggling to stay loyal when there are so so many crap storylines running concurrently. The only storyline I've half enjoyed recently is Lewis and his dastardliness. The Karl thing is awful. As of you could set fire to a pub, have a conversation in the burning cellar and waltz back to the bistro and not smell of smoke?! And his trips to sunita! Very very poor writing.

whatkungfuthat Thu 04-Apr-13 22:26:15

I was confused about what Tyrone said to Kirsty too, and surely she would be entitled to some sort of visitation as she is currently the only one with parental responsibility? The Sylvia/hashcake thing is giving me the rage and the only interesting thing about the surrogate baby thing is how the botox is wearing off in Izzy's forehead and making her look like Worf from Star Trek.

Nd what about tyrones proof of parentage?

EllieArroway Fri 05-Apr-13 19:39:34

Erm......Gary and Tina. Is that heading in the direction that it seems to be?

EllieArroway Fri 05-Apr-13 19:41:44

Sorry - can someone remind Izzy the biological mother? Or is it Tina?

Viviennemary Fri 05-Apr-13 19:46:48

I thought Izzy was. But not 100% sure. I read something about Tina and Gary getting together but not sure if that's true or not. And I've always had my doubts that Tyrone is Ruby's father. Sylvia is the best new character for years.

whatkungfuthat Fri 05-Apr-13 19:46:58

Def. Izzy, I remember the storyline

ProfYaffle Fri 05-Apr-13 20:14:00

Thanks to kungfu I've spent the last half hour gazing intently at izzy's forehead! grin

LeeCoakley Fri 05-Apr-13 20:56:00

I so wanted Jason to punch him then

whatkungfuthat Fri 05-Apr-13 21:50:29

I is evil grin

alemci Fri 05-Apr-13 22:05:01

has baby Ruby changed. she looked totally different tonight.

Is Izzy meant to be part Klingon then?

whatkungfuthat Fri 05-Apr-13 22:22:46

It's that Botox forehead. The woman who does the soaps on This Morning has the same thing, when it starts wearing off it looks all lumpy.

JulieCarp Fri 05-Apr-13 22:53:51

Hahaha at klingon !
OMG so wanted Jason to punch Karl - am having terrible lustful thoughts about Jason blush he is soooo earnest - help me wink

ClartyCarol Fri 05-Apr-13 23:36:21

Now now Julie, you've been there before remember...then it turned out he's actually your nephew wink.

I noticed Izzy and her botox a while ago, most odd. Def think something is brewing between Gary and Tina but seriously - who in their right mind would pick Gary over Tommy?

whatkungfuthat Fri 05-Apr-13 23:54:01

Why on earth didn't Tina call Tommy to stay with her? I will get the rage if something actually happens between her and scary Gary

BreconBeBuggered Sat 06-Apr-13 01:23:43

Izzy should keep that woolly bear hat thing of hers over her forehead at all times. Save money on Botox and avoid the lumpy aftermath.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 06-Apr-13 07:35:49

Oh god, hope I don't get lumpy aftermath. I'm off to buy a bear hat .....,..

Icedcakeandflower Sat 06-Apr-13 08:07:14

I'm confused - did I miss an episode? I saw Karl creeping into Sunita's room and she opened her yes.

Then last night I heard Sunita was dead. No discovery, no shock, no Norris spreading the latest news.

Chippychop Sat 06-Apr-13 10:52:37

For once Jason got it right. Pleas elet him have a happy endingsmile

whatkungfuthat Sat 06-Apr-13 12:24:39

KenDodd a fringe may be the way forward <swishes hair out of crows feet> grin

Numberlock Sat 06-Apr-13 14:29:15

Iced Karl dislodged Sunita's breathing tube when he found out she was coming round so that's how she died.

Icedcakeandflower Sat 06-Apr-13 14:45:10

Aha, thanks number lock. Wonder how I missed that <blames itv player streaming>

Numberlock Sat 06-Apr-13 15:07:10

We're didn't actually see him do it, just saw him come out of the hospital room looking shifty, then the alarms went off and they tried to revive her.

Sleepyfergus Sat 06-Apr-13 15:20:16

The thought of Gary sleeping on my sofa would unnerve me. Poor Tina, he gives me the creeps.

ssd Sat 06-Apr-13 15:34:36

Sylvia is ace

this is how I see it going now

1. Gary and Tina get together and decide to stay together with the baby, Izzy leaves altogether

2. Stella gets the blame for starting the fire for insurance purposes and Karl is upset at her getting accused but still tries to save his own skin and Stella nearly goes down for a crime she didn't commit...Karl comes a cropper in the end

3. Devs crying gets on everyone' nerves, here anyway.

4. ssd decides she needs to get out more

Love how they avoided Dev having to 'act' telling the children! Rain on the window was enough!

Also, did anyone notice the weird camera angles when Jason & Stella were talking in the ginnel?! It was like they were looking directly into the camera, most unnerving!

JulieCarp Sat 06-Apr-13 18:24:36

The rain on the window was genius I howled ... with laughter blush
Am impressed with Michelle Collins -Stella she looks utterly crushed by what has happened and very vulnerable.

Clawdy Sat 06-Apr-13 18:49:49

Don't see why Izzy could leave Tina and Tommy with the baby,it's biologically her child.

Slainte Sat 06-Apr-13 20:37:37

I'm sure someone mentioned this already upthread .... Tina seems to have forgotten that Gary and his family's antics are the reason why her Dad started on the road to bankruptcy and depression. So why would she ever have an affair with him?

Viviennemary Sat 06-Apr-13 21:23:53

I know I shouldn't take this too seriously. grin. But wouldn't Tina be entitled to keep the baby under UK law as it stands.

LeeCoakley Sat 06-Apr-13 21:47:26

Have just found out that Karl confesses some or all of his actions to Stella. That means that the two major crime stories we've had have both victims only being vindicated by the perps confessing. Where's the justice in that??

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 06-Apr-13 22:13:38

Who in the hell is writing this stuff ?

candodad Sat 06-Apr-13 22:22:26

Lee - I read he confesses but Stella doesnt believe him and thinks its survivour guilt!

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 06-Apr-13 23:23:41

Under current UK laws, yes, Tina is viewed as the biological mother (even though she isn't) and she can still choose not to hand over the baby. If she does hand it over, Gary and Izzy will have to adopt the baby before it's legally theirs.

But I have noticed that the law works differently on Corrie. wink

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 07-Apr-13 07:59:48

Right. I have to discuss the Corrie real life wedding.
Thought Helen Worth's dress was fabulous . Poor Audrey Horseface looked absolutely amazing.
Leanne Battersby looked terrible as did Stella.

Chipstick10 Sun 07-Apr-13 08:13:54

There's no getting away from it, the DM prints the best photos. Helen worth looked lovely. Gorge dress.

Gingerdodger Sun 07-Apr-13 08:22:20

How did Stella not trip up over that dress?

Gingerdodger Sun 07-Apr-13 08:23:36

And love that Rita had a busy top!

whatkungfuthat Sun 07-Apr-13 12:16:47

Stella's dress was very 'look at me'. Jane Danson came as Leanne

beeny Sun 07-Apr-13 12:35:46

I agree Whatkung I am sure Leanne has worn something very similar on coronation street.

LeeCoakley Sun 07-Apr-13 12:43:17

Michele Collins looked like she was at the wrong do! What was in that massive bag? Scripts? Helen Worth - amazing. I thought they all looked good actually. And why no pics of the Corrie men? Weren't they invited?

Who got married?

LeeCoakley Sun 07-Apr-13 13:30:31

Helen Worth. Gail in real life wink

Thanks, just had a look at the pics!

alemci Sun 07-Apr-13 15:21:32

lovely pics but Michelle Collins dress was inappropriate and showing too much cleavage IMO.

Liked Roy's Elmer tie.

Lighthousekeeping Sun 07-Apr-13 16:50:19

Gail looks fab for 63. I'm glad to see Tyrone is happy in real life!!!

Looks like Sophie is on to Karl...

QueenOfCats Mon 08-Apr-13 20:10:58

Did anyone see the spoiler on This Morning today?

Crutchlow35 Mon 08-Apr-13 20:14:11

No queen, spill.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 08-Apr-13 20:15:18

Dev was quite restrained there.
The Eileen/ smelly pants Paul thing is so stupid. Like your mam going to work.

whatkungfuthat Mon 08-Apr-13 20:16:05

I did, I think what was said has been mentioned upthread. Sort of

QueenOfCats Mon 08-Apr-13 20:19:46

Can I add a spoiler here??

Airwalk79 Mon 08-Apr-13 20:34:56

You can for me! I hope this Karl story isn't going to get dragged out like the Tyrone one!
Where are Katey and Joseph living? Has Gail moved back home?

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 08-Apr-13 20:35:33

Yes please. I need hope!

I think Katy and Joseph have moved in with Anna and Faye grin and Izzy, and Gary ...

LineRunner Mon 08-Apr-13 20:37:49

Dev is proper acting now.

LineRunner Mon 08-Apr-13 20:39:10

So the Police don't know what happened but they're going to close the case even though there is one actual man who was present at all the fires and deaths and everything.

What happened to Dev's older daughter - was it Amber?

QueenOfCats Mon 08-Apr-13 20:51:09

Ok - so she said that Karl has an attack of conscience at Sunita's funeral and confesses to torching the pub.

But does anyone believe him?

QueenOfCats Mon 08-Apr-13 20:51:52

Is it just me or has Peter become extremely gorgeous?! grin

whatkungfuthat Mon 08-Apr-13 21:07:45

Peter can switch on the gorgeous. Sometimes he just looks ok and others he's extremely hot. I notice they have decorated the bookies flat too.

bunchamunchycrunchycarrots Mon 08-Apr-13 23:33:08

On a slight tangent after tonight's shows, I'm guessing that Fizz is about to move out and leave Chesney with enough room to put up Kirk and whatsername with her son (they are still at maria's aren't they?) thus solving the problem of how he affords to pay the rent/bills etc. and deal with his loneliness now he and Katy are no more.

Mrsrobertduvall Tue 09-Apr-13 15:14:13

Ken was very forgetful last night...pie burning, no anniversary this the beginning of dementia?

theliverpoolone Tue 09-Apr-13 16:07:53

His acting of being forgetful was atrocious - a child in a school play would do better!

LineRunner Tue 09-Apr-13 18:03:16

I had to remind myself of how Peter is related to Tracey-Luv last night.

Bakingnovice Tue 09-Apr-13 18:57:49

I hate the way fuzz has moved straight in with Tyrone. In fact I can't stand either of them.

What is going on with all the terrible writing in corrie at the moment? It's almost unwatchable. Sunita was on tv yesterday and revealed that Karl will confess soon but no one will believe him. Like WTAF right?

MurielTheActor Tue 09-Apr-13 23:32:30

Beth and whats-his-name Rat Boy moved out of Maria's and into the flat whee Lewis was living - Kirk was wearing one of his suits or coats or something hmm

LeeCoakley Wed 10-Apr-13 00:30:22

Yes, forgetting the card twice you could tell it's a set up for Ken to start having memory problems. Awful scenes with the Barlows - Ken hamming it up, Deirdre drunk and fawning all over Rob, Peter being his usual peevish self (how anyone can find him attractive - yuk!) and I don't know if Deirdre was told to ad-lib but saying to Carla she liked her top and then offering the info that she was back on the fags seemed a bit weird and pointless.

Aaargh! Why did Karl get away with being so rude to Gloria? Without her he wouldn't have any where to stay. I wonder if it's part of the build up to confessing?

Paul and Eileen - please don't split up! I wonder if the way he jumped on her to kiss her was meant to be so sudden. It startled me because he's, well, a sort of sluggish person and this was a bit out of character!

And Tim moving into the street and becoming a regular? <groan>

Ellenora5 Wed 10-Apr-13 01:13:30

Re Tim: can someone tell me how he has so much access to a daughter that was given up for adoption, that really confuses me, also why does Faye look about 14 and hold Annas' hand everywhere they go, I know she is supposed to be ten or eleven, but surely the writers know how silly it looks.

I thought that aswell about Kirk and Beth and her son moving in with Tyrone, I do like her but she does remind me a little bit of Cilla.

I hope Carl loses the plot soon, I think I will have to skip a few weeks of it otherwise, I mean how long can they draw it out for.

Good thinking on the Ken and dementia storyline by the way, would be one way to get rid of him, I think he's overstayed his welcome at this stage.

Hope you don't mind me joining in ladies

Lighthousekeeping Wed 10-Apr-13 06:28:51

I read that the rest of the cast aren't taken with ken anymore.

I want Paul and Eileen to split up. I don't like him but she was bang out of order.

carabos Wed 10-Apr-13 08:51:30

What made me shudder was the juicy kiss and flirting between Rob andDeirdre. Surely they aren't setting up for Deirdre to have yet another affair shock. ??

Mrsrobertduvall Wed 10-Apr-13 09:52:34

Winds me up by calling me Deidre.
Years ago I had a Haircut which went wrong, and it was a bit Deidre-like.

Mrsrobertduvall Wed 10-Apr-13 09:52:51

My dh winds me up.

whatkungfuthat Wed 10-Apr-13 10:34:09

I don't think Tim knew Faye had been put up or adoption did he? I think the mum was an addict and had done a runner with Faye so he lost touch, then the mum died. It's annoying though as, when Anna protested about him being around too much, SS implied the adoption could be breaking down.

I'd never tire of punching that fireman in his stupid miserable face.

DorcasDelIcatessen Wed 10-Apr-13 13:13:32

Tina and Gary will boff. Yawn.
Faye will divorce her mum. Feel bad then divorce her dad. Feel bad and demand they shag.
Karl will go to prison or die. I guarantee it.
Peter will start drinking again.
Rob will blackmail someone with Tracy's help.
Maria will get pregnant. Marcus will gay it up again.
They'll have to bring someone in for Dev to get his swerve on with. He has gone through a fair few ladies. (Ugh even Tracy and Deirdre) Unless Gail or Sally let him in for the ride.

Bakingnovice Wed 10-Apr-13 13:25:59

Ugh that fireman. He makes me want to slap him and keep slapping until his smug snarled face is smashed to smithereens. Why they put lovely funny Eileen with this idiot is beyond me. He has no redeeming features.

Ellenora5 Wed 10-Apr-13 13:27:55

Thanks whatkungfuthat, was wondering what happened, I must have missed an episode or two.
If Deirdre gets it on with Rob I will actually throw up.
They should bring Jai back from Emmerdale to run the corner shop again and then get rid of Dev. He's actually made a nice few quid selling sweets in Emmerdale so he could well aford to buy the shop.
I'm emailing the script writers with my suggestionsmile

Lighthousekeeping Wed 10-Apr-13 13:58:26

Dev and Eileen? Have they done it with each other?

whatkungfuthat Wed 10-Apr-13 14:11:51

Now I have that going round my head to the tune of 'come on Eileen'

ChocsAwayInMyGob Wed 10-Apr-13 14:48:27

Corrie is knocking spots of Eastenders right now. Although I see the writers have dished up another "will the baddie get justice? let's string it out until you're all beyond caring" storyline.

LineRunner Wed 10-Apr-13 19:33:57

Here we go. smile

FriskyMare Wed 10-Apr-13 19:41:37

Ha! Gloria must be a mumsnetter. Shes has just called Dev's kids Aldi and Asda " What with him owning a corner shop and all"

LineRunner Wed 10-Apr-13 19:50:09

Here comes the badly acted guilt part.

JulieCarp Wed 10-Apr-13 19:55:56

Im daft grin yep !

Bakingnovice Wed 10-Apr-13 21:45:23

I think cindy is a mumsnetter too. She's been wearing the mumsnet leopard print scarf. I think the looking up at the rovers with tears and saying 'how much she misses that place' is a bit far fetched seeing as she's been in it two minutes!

MrsSalvoMontalbano Thu 11-Apr-13 08:37:27

frisky yes, love that Gloria line re Asda & Aldi! She gets good lines - d'you think its in her contract? grin

ChocsAwayInMyGob Thu 11-Apr-13 18:14:00

Slight change of subject- Gary's crush on Tina- that could get complicated!

MortifiedAdams Thu 11-Apr-13 20:11:39

Glo or a writer must be a MNer to totally steal Aldi and Asda!

lovelychops Fri 12-Apr-13 20:05:28

Bloody hell Tina could have taken her hands out of her pockets at the funeral, looked a bit rude!

JulieCarp Fri 12-Apr-13 20:09:57

Oh god Dev sad have come to the conclusion that the actor isnt crap -he is playing an emotionally incontinent man. Yep he is Dev and he is a tit but he got me sad

candodad Fri 12-Apr-13 20:31:00

I did it Stella it was me

Followed after the break by
"dont be silly its not"
queue ten weeks of crap emotional knot tying

whatkungfuthat Fri 12-Apr-13 20:32:35

If that was the confession it was shaite

JulieCarp Fri 12-Apr-13 20:34:52

Unless Karl tops himself because of the guilt # hopeful grin

JulieCarp Fri 12-Apr-13 20:38:29

Has Steeeeeve had a hair transplant ?
that triangle (arf) bit at the front is a different colour to the rest.

LeeCoakley Fri 12-Apr-13 20:42:47

My thoughts exactly! Is that the 'confession' we've all been waiting for? Rubbish! Come on, police, find a clue! Nail the bastard!

Tim - was he over the top calling Chesney an idiot? Are we going to be drip-fed snippets of Tim not being the saint Faye thinks he is? Hope not, I hate valuable viewing time devoted to that family.

whatkungfuthat Fri 12-Apr-13 20:46:07

Oh no, a scene!

whatkungfuthat Fri 12-Apr-13 20:47:40

Well THAT was rubbish, she could have punched him in his stupid head

Aspiemum2 Fri 12-Apr-13 20:50:46

Yes I think they're going somewhere with the tim storyline confused. God he's a shit character and its a crappy boring storyline that I can't bring myself to care about. Same with izzy/Tina/Gary
Coronation street used to be the funny soap, lighthearted compared to the likes of eastenders and brook side. I've watched it for far too long but am rapidly going off it

JulieCarp Fri 12-Apr-13 20:51:13

"She thought she could win me round with a cuppa tea and a cheese burger" grin
Ches you arent going to get a better offer are you luv ?

Lighthousekeeping Fri 12-Apr-13 21:08:34

Remind me how many women Dev has been through and how many children they have bore him? I know it was a storyline years ago.

JulieCarp Fri 12-Apr-13 21:20:39

Blimey lighthouse - a few !
I remember Tracey Barlow, Deidre Barlow ( bleaches brain) Tara - very pretty, Sunita but he has a few other children including Amber by past loves .Its the crying Im telling you it gets them all wink

Lighthousekeeping Fri 12-Apr-13 21:29:19

It's doing my head in.

I can't stand the fireman and now Eileen by proxy.

Cindy getting back with what's his face its ridiculous. I feel like googling for spoilers as I don't have the patience. It's really gone off the boil.

JulieCarp Fri 12-Apr-13 21:32:35

I want Jason to find out what Karl did and come in a tell Stella and then snog her (my)face off - oh yes !blush

Lighthousekeeping Fri 12-Apr-13 21:38:13

At this late stage, how will he be found out? I just don't see it.

Bakingnovice Fri 12-Apr-13 21:47:24

Lighthouse I'm the same. Hating Eileen cos I hate fireman.

Why are they devoting time to tim? Why would we be interested in Faye's sad when we all unanimously hate Faye?!!

Karl story a joke. As if you can just walk into an icu unit. Or any unit. Don't the writers know that critical wards in hospitals are locked and you're lucky if you get in at all. Absolutely ridiculous.

Bakingnovice Fri 12-Apr-13 21:48:08

Faye's dad not sad. Although the pair of them are sad twats. So is Anna. And Owen. And izzy, Gary.....

Clawdy Fri 12-Apr-13 22:29:37

No way would Sunitta's aunts not be there. And what on earth was the Steve's button bit supposed to be about??

lovelychops Fri 12-Apr-13 22:53:58

Was the thing about Steve's button written in so they could skip large chunks of Dev's 'acting' ?

What's going to be the deal with Faye's dad? Not that i care much she's the most dislikable child (after the little shit that is Simon).

theliverpoolone Fri 12-Apr-13 22:58:19

I'd have thought Emily and Rita would have gone to Sunita's funeral. I agree its not believable that not one member of her family would go.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Fri 12-Apr-13 23:11:13

I did find it odd that so few people were at the funeral but Dev did say he wanted it small (or did I dream that?) and also, it was very quick after she had died so maybe there wasn't more time.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Fri 12-Apr-13 23:12:56

Also I would just like to say that it's disappointing that Corrie are doing such a crap job of bigging up adoption. Faye is a nightmare! It would be good if they could balance it with a positive adoption storyline but then I guess this is soap so it's not about being happy!

whatkungfuthat Fri 12-Apr-13 23:20:32

I think the reason that Sunita's family weren't there is that she supposedly committed suicide, which is against their faith. Not very well explained though

ChocsAwayInMyGob Fri 12-Apr-13 23:26:33

kungfu- you might have a point there. plus I suppose lots of other characters still believe she started the fire.

Monty27 Fri 12-Apr-13 23:35:36

How would they think Sunita committed suicide?

When Tim and Chesney had that altercation on the street, does that mean Tim has another side (I thought an aggressive other side came through) or had I missed that already?

Corrie is so bad atm that I just watch it 'out of the corner of my eye' iyswim.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Fri 12-Apr-13 23:39:39

They think she took the respirator out of her mouth or started a fire whilst she herself was in the pub.

Yes, I thought it showed a dodgy side to creepy Tim as well.

Monty27 Sat 13-Apr-13 00:06:44

Chocs thanks

And Tim's going to try and move in on Anna and Owen and he will start fighting for her... yes?


And then we'll be subjected to yet another trial. omg

LineRunner Sat 13-Apr-13 00:54:44

I find myself more concerned with the state of Deirdre's fringe than anything else tbh.

Crutchlow35 Sat 13-Apr-13 07:44:57

also some cultures say your funeral needs to be quick. thinking dodi al fayed within 24 hours?

Crutchlow35 Sat 13-Apr-13 07:47:19

and i think leanne senses somthing.

whatkungfuthat Sat 13-Apr-13 08:56:56

The thought of Deirdre and Dev DTD makes me want to boak, thankfully that was when I couldn't get ITV

LeeCoakley Sat 13-Apr-13 10:25:15

Oh no. I've just realised. Ken will go ga-ga/Deirdre at her wits' end/he goes into a home/Dev's arms are waiting/they are both 'there' for each other/wedding bells. I really don't want to watch.

The thing with the button I thought was going to lead to a Karl clue. e.g. Karl had dropped something and Steve found it on the floor. Otherwise what was the point?

whatkungfuthat Sat 13-Apr-13 10:34:19

Or Steve has put on weight and is going to have a health scare? Although that is hardly entertainment!

ChocsAwayInMyGob Sat 13-Apr-13 10:56:47

I think Steve's fat belly was the comedy element when everything gets too serious.

It's an old Shakesperean trick and I've noticed Corrie does it very well. When everything gets too grim, they put a light hearted vignette in i.e Norris getting his knickers in a twist or Steve doing his hangdog face.

To me, it's what puts Corrie above Eastenders. Eastenders just grinds you down with no releif, but Corrie writers know that life is light as well as dark.

Clawdy Sat 13-Apr-13 11:41:26

But it wasn't funny,it was just silly.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Sat 13-Apr-13 12:45:28

No, it doesn't have to be actually funny, just a lighthearted moment or remark that breaks tension.

Deffodil Sat 13-Apr-13 13:17:31

I thought that Steve's trousers were meant to rip,but failed. Judging by the camera zooming in on his bum.

Clawdy Sat 13-Apr-13 13:44:20

It just looked bizarre to me...and,yes,why did they zoom in on his bum?

whatkungfuthat Sat 13-Apr-13 13:52:21

I wonder if he is wearing the wrong suit and actually got Karls back after the strip thing? Not sure how that would work though

PaintedBottom Sat 13-Apr-13 15:59:56

I won't give any spoilers here (unless you want to hear it!) but I've just had a peek on the ITV site for the week ahead and Faye will be even more hated next week not hard

PaintedBottom Sat 13-Apr-13 16:01:34

And I did actually laugh out loud at Steve laughing, then losing his's the kind of thing that would happen to me at a funeral....

whatkungfuthat Sat 13-Apr-13 16:30:54

I hate it when they abandon an active story like the Karl thing and instead shift to something totally unrelated like the Faye/Tim/Anna bore. I can't bear any of that extended family.

Viviennemary Sat 13-Apr-13 17:37:24

Dev said most of her family wasn't coming because she had dishonoured them. But didn't go into any explanation.

And I'm not finding the Eileen/Paul thing very believable. I don't think Eileen would finish with Paul. Because she has taken forever to find somebody nice. If he is nice. Not sure about him. They might have been better turning him into a villain. Must not take CS so seriously. grin

Bakingnovice Sat 13-Apr-13 17:42:03

The ken story is bizarre. He seemed to go from perfectly healthy to dementia ridden in one morning ffs.

HeavenlyYoni Sat 13-Apr-13 17:47:21

Just looked at the Helen Worth wedding pics. Stella looks lovely in that dress, but it's not really what you wear to a wedding!

Sorry, I sound really bitchy here but Fiz's white shoes don't go with her outfit either, or is it the bag?

Monty27 Sun 14-Apr-13 02:19:55

I think Ken might be getting written out atm cos he made some crass comment in the media recently. At this moment in time I cannot remember for the life of me what it was. He had to make a public apology and stuff, so he's probably been suspended. grin

PuffPants Sun 14-Apr-13 03:13:51

I really don't see a Ken dementia story. I reckon the actor would have said no way to that. I don't imagine he sees himself as ready to be put out to pasture just yet. He's such a stalwart of the show that I'm certain his opinion would hold a lot of swap.

I don't see a Ken dementia story either, think word would have leaked out if there was going to be. Bill Roache made some distasteful comments about abuse victims which he then apologised for but I haven't heard anything about him being suspended.

I can't see a happy ending for Eileen and Paul now, there's no chemistry between them, I hope the scriptwriters aren't going to try and turn them into Ken and Deirdre who regularly overcome massive relationship challenges and keep on going.

I am so cross with Stella for accepting Karl back.

I did like the little aside from Roy's mum to Anna about children turning out odd if their parents didn't maintain a civilised relationship, with a long look at Roy, I agree that it is those little asides that lift Corrie.

comfysofas Sun 14-Apr-13 08:47:46

Ken is in Australia for 12 weeks [ i think] doing a stage show of coronation street.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Sun 14-Apr-13 10:11:11

I thought Corrie the Musical went bust?

Lighthousekeeping Sun 14-Apr-13 11:33:54

How is Karl going to get found out at this stage?

Samu2 Sun 14-Apr-13 12:52:57

Asda and Aldi comes from Digital Spy! well, they think so anyway.

Hate Tiny Fireman and they have made Eileen really horrid too.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Sun 14-Apr-13 18:33:45

Karl will probably get found out at his and Stella's wedding. After all, there's no such thing as a soap wedding that goes smoothly. (I'm guessing by the way).

The writers will drag it out for so long that we're just about to totally give up caring when BINGO! there's the big reveal.

LineRunner Sun 14-Apr-13 18:36:15

I think he will have to confess to Dev.

whatkungfuthat Sun 14-Apr-13 19:45:12

However it happens it will be when we are all past caring

whatkungfuthat Sun 14-Apr-13 19:55:22

Do you think we could start a campaign for Karl to add Tracey-luv to the death toll before he is discovered?

Gingerdodger Mon 15-Apr-13 08:22:42

I am a bit behind but can't understand why Sunitta would have so few people there. Do they all believe she set the fire? Following having all believed Tyrone was a wife water and being wrong?

Why didn't Dev tell everyone white was the traditional colour?

Why on earth would St Ella be there???? That woman is beyond nice, totally forgiving. Not believable at all.

I did actually feel sorry for Dev though.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Mon 15-Apr-13 08:35:21

I think it was the short notice and the fact that maybe Dev handpicked who went, being aware of what people thought. Maybe he only wanted well wishers and not angry people.

Half the street weren't talking to her before the fire because of her affair with Carl

whatkungfuthat Mon 15-Apr-13 11:11:14

It wasn't short notice for a Hindu funeral, they normally take place very quickly, sometimes within a day. The police said they were treating the death as suicide and this is why a lot of family stayed away.

Bakingnovice Mon 15-Apr-13 14:14:18

What I hate is that corrie always go this. Drag things on. And why are all the killers bumbling idiots who almost kill accidentally? John stape was like that. His killings were usually because someone was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Like sunita.

Love the name st Ella. I agree, her character is totally non believable now.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Mon 15-Apr-13 14:45:43

kungfu- yes that's what I meant. Hindus and Muslims get buried within 24 hrs where possible.

But would Dev have rung up her family and told them that police were regarding it as suicide? Or am I giving this more thought than I oughta?

LineRunner Mon 15-Apr-13 14:58:32

On what planet would the death of a patient in ICU who apparently dislodged their own breathing tube be so cavalierly regarded as 'suicide'?

On what additional planet, given that it would be normal to need to rule out (a) negligence or (b) an accident or (c) foul play, would the Police just not fucking bother to look at the CCTV cameras from the ICU unit?

It's all so .... clumsy.

whatkungfuthat Mon 15-Apr-13 15:01:27

I think I am the one over thinking grin
St Ella is brilliant! I expect tonight will be all fireman/Katie & Chesney/Faye & Tim zzzzz

I thought the dishnonoured her family bit might have been referring to leaving Dev and moving in with another man?

But then she wasn't actually married to him any more was she, they divorced after the first split and she was engaged to someone else before she got back with Dev, so technically she was living in sin with him anyway <rambles aimlessly>

PipkinsPal Mon 15-Apr-13 15:04:02

I hope Karl getting found out is not the Christmas shocker.

LineRunner Mon 15-Apr-13 15:06:42

I've got to go out tonight in RL. I'll have to catch up when I get home pissed, hopefully from my lovely concert.

But I reckon Fireman SpamFace will be ready to do a bit of anguished acting of the 'I can't live like this any more,' after about two more minutes of Eileen's worrying.