Saturday, 16 March 2013

Eve of Destruction

While we know the pub isn't going to burn down to the ground and end up a heap of rubble on the corner, it is going to be gutted and need a complete renovation inside. There are similarities to the last fire in the Rovers in that the landlady is going to be trapped upstairs and someone is going to manage to get her out just like Kevin did with Bet Lynch back in the day.

We've had all the players now put in place. We have resentful Karl who appears to have caused damage to the electrics with the burst pipe and we have equally resentful Sunita. Her chance at happiness with Dev may have been scuppered with Stella putting Dev's doubts and fears to the forefront.

How will it all play out? We'll see on Monday. In the meantime, there's more musing about the subject here.


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14 comments:

Frosty the Snowman said...

Yep the scene was set last night with the rather cringemaking singingalong by candlelight to old war songs that even Rita and Emily would be too young to remember so we could see the happy community that is to be destroyed by the fire. Humbug!

Clinkers (David) said...

It was all a bit embarrassing last night. Lovely as Rita is, I don't want to see her hacking another song to death with that bizarre 'singing' voice she has. The whole Emily/Rita/Dennis scene was poor. Even the oldies get dodgy scenes in Corrie sometimes!

John McE said...

Similar? In those photos I swear St. Ella is wearing Bet's nightdress!

Laura said...

Seeing young Tommy singing and knowing the words to these old songs was also cringeworthy and unbelievable. Fits along with the post about how old the young people act. It was laughable!

Tvor said...

I don't think it's so odd that the young people know the words to the old war songs. They'd hear them in old movies and tv shows about the era, they'd hear their parents and grandparents sing them. They're quite famous tunes, esp. White Cliffs of Dover. My mother would sing it because her mother would sing it to her!

Humpty Dumpty said...

The sing-a-long was patronising and embarrassing. No way would Tommy (and Tina, I think) know all the words to the war time songs. Tvor,I'm in my 60's and have never sung 'The White Cliffs of Dover' to the children in my family! Perhaps we're just not that openly patriotic.

Anonymous said...

Well..I'm the odd duck here because I absolutely loved the scene with all the old regulars sitting around in their beloved pub singing old songs to candlelight..little realizing that this would be the last time they'd all be together in the Rovers as it is. Karl was very creepy as well. What I got a big laugh at was Katy being read the riot act by Izzy out on the street with that ridiculous animal (I assume) hat on her head...she looked demented!!

Anonymous said...

Young people in this country would be nonplussed by Beatles songs, never mind "The White Cliffs of Dover". Futhermore, even if they did know them, they wouldn't be caught dead singing them.

StuFew said...

Why wouldn't they know the words to wartime songs? I know them, and I'm only 28!

Anonymous said...

I agree with StuFew and others. My two sons were raised with MY music from the 50's/60's playing in the background of their lives. They know the lyrics, they enjoy the songs. And I know the wartime songs because my parents (who were alive during the war) sang them.

One's knowledge of music depends on what one has been exposed to.

~JB in Canada

Anonymous said...

I will wait with baited breath to hear a stirring rendition of The White Cliffs of Dover on Glee, or even mentioned in any TV or radio programme, magazine, book, game or website aimed at young people.

Anonymous said...

I don't know any wartime tunes and I am 51. Mind you, I am from the UK which has produced so many fine tunesmiths since the war. If I lived in Canada with Celine Dion and Bryan Adams, I imagine that I would be desperate to listen to wartime UK songs.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 17:50...
That seemed gratuitously unpleasant.

Anonymous said...

Anon at 17:50 ... What's your point?

Some people here have said they do know wartime tunes, while others say they don't. If you have a gripe, I have no idea why.

~JB in Canada

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