Well, I haven't been around here recently, and there's a good reason for it. I am feeling completely underwhelmed by Corrie right now.
Oh, I can blame the fact that my viewing has been disjointed because I was away and SkyPlussed several episodes, plus of course ITV keeps messing things up. I can blame the fact that it's the summer and programmes nearly always wind down and get a bit boring. I can blame the fact that because the 50th anniversary is coming up, everything is gearing up for that. I can blame a lot of things but I can't say anything except: I am bored.
I don't care about Fiz and her baby, because I think she's stupid for going back to John even though I like John. I don't care about Natasha and her non-baby because I think that was the most unrealistic abortion in the history of television and because I can't stand the character and because I can't stand Nick. I really really don't care about Molly and her baby because I can't wait to be rid of Molly.
I do care about Sophie and Sian, but I wish there had been more story about them trying to hide their relationship from the Websters. I appreciate this was hard with Sally Whittaker off ill, but Kevin and Rosie were still there! Plus, why have they only kissed? Have they moved to the next level or not? I also care that Roy & Hayley finally got legally married, and I thought Roy's nod to LGBT issues in his speech was nicely done. Not overstated, but there. Very like Roy, in fact.
I did care about Audrey and I thought the whole Lewis thing was brilliantly acted by everybody involved. I'm sad this means no more Nigel Havers, though! I once saw him play Maximillian deWinter in Rebecca, he was excellent.
I can see myself gearing up to care about the Eileen/Owen/Liz love triangle, and I'm loving the way Izzy and her family are being introduced.
Most of all I really really don't care about the Alahans. I can't stand Dev, but he's okay in small doses when he's regulated to the corner shop as is mostly comic relief. I don't like him at the moment and Sunita is beginning to wear on me too. It's a real shame because I think the actors are both great actors, but I don't like the characters. I don't really understand why Sunita's come back; I sort of feel like she's run her course. I'm hoping that either the family becomes amazing or fades gracefully. Either would do.
Overall, though, I've been a bit 'meh' about Corrie over the past couple of months, and I'm looking forward to dark nights where we can get stuck into storylines again.
Last thought: where are Graeme and Tina?! I need Graeme!