Obviously I’m a big Corrie nut (why else would I be here!) but I also love writing so having the opportunity to write about a show which I have so much love for just makes it all the more enjoyable.
Growing up Corrie was always a constant part of my childhood, however when I became a teenager, for about three years or so when I didn’t consider it “cool” to watch Corrie (or any other soaps for that matter) I tuned out. It wasn’t until I was in Post-16 doing my A-Levels and my form friends were always talking about EastEnders that I decided to give EE a go which lead me to watching (the far superior) Coronation Street once again.
Although being a Corrie fan isn’t always easy, (with terrible storylines such as the seemingly never ending Molly and Kevin affair, the dreadful Joe McIntyre storyline and the recent Graeme/Tina/Xin love triangle ‘saga’) it can be one of the most rewarding television shows to be viewer of thanks to its colourful array of characters both young and old and its unique way of mixing humour and drama often at the same time and sometimes it’s just so daft you can’t help but smile (Mary kidnapping Norris anyone?).
Currently I’m a huge fan of Steve, Mary, Rita, Norris, Audrey, David, Sally and the entire Barlow clan (minus Tracey most of the time), I thought the end of the Stape Saga was a bit of a letdown, I don’t think we see enough of Dr. Carter (I loved the almost Shakespearean way in which he told Gail she knew first aid during Tram Crash week!) and I’m actually a big fan of Phil Collinson’s work so far (minus the Xin storyline and a couple of the unnecessary stunts *cough*Jim’s bank robbery*cough*). Oh, and the more of Carla we see the better.
So thanks for letting me join the blog, hopefully we’ll be treated to a great summer of Corrie so there’s lots to talk about.