Friday, 10 July 2015

Jason Grimshaw - mummy's boy of Coronation Street

There are tabloid rumours online this week saying that when Catherine Tyldesley returns from maternity leave to Coronation Street, her character Eva Price will end up in a relationship with newcomer Aidan Connor, played by Shayne Ward.

Now then, Jason's not normally a character I give a lot of thought to but if he is going to lose Eva as the rumours suggest, then I think it's just as it should be.  There is only room for one woman in Jason's life - and that's his mum Eileen.

Jason has tried to fly the nest. But he's never flown very far from the comfort and security of one of Eileen's home-cooked tin of beans and a freshly washed duvet.

He almost settled down with Violet but it was a relationship that didn't go very far - literally. Violet moved in with Jason and his mum at No. 11.

He married Sarah Platt, on their second attempt as he escaped through a toilet window in the register office at their first wedding. But immediately after his wedding to Sarah, she scarpered to Italy and dumped him.  Jason went back to his mum.


He briefly moved into the flat above the Kabin with Tina, but that didn't last long.  Jason went back to his mum.

And when Eva was pressing him to move into a flat of their own, Jason thought she was having a fling with Tony, his dad, and thumped him one. Eva left for France and Jason, you've guessed it,  went back to his mum.

We all know that Jason is brawn over brains although he's been showing more of the latter, running the buider's yard business single-handed. Will this make him any more independent when Eva returns and dumps him? I think not. He'll stay in his rightful place, with Eileen and the comfort of a morning bacon barm. He must never be allowed to leave his mum's side. While the other lodgers at No. 11 come and go with ease - Todd, Sean, Michael - Jason is stuck. He's like George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life. No matter how hard he tries to leave (although to be fair, Jason doesn't try that hard), he'll never go anywhere.  No. 11 is his home, his security blanket. He just can not leave.

I'm no Freudian analyst but Jason just might have acting out some mother-love fantasy when he had his fling with St Ella of the back room.  Stella is only two years younger than Eileen. I'll leave the last word on that to Todd...


What do you think? Should Jason man up and move out?

Glenda Young

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12 comments:

C in Canada said...

I think it's great that Jason has such a good relationship with his mum. She's on her own too, so having him there is also a comfort to her.

Humpty Dumpty said...

If Jason moved out, he'd only move up the road. Anyway, it's quite realistic for young people to be living with their parents for years and years ... because they can't afford to move out. Not even if we offer to pay the rent ... If anyone should move out of their parent's home, it's Tracy. I do hope Ken shows her the door.

Anonymous said...

Jason should stay at home with Eileen, more storylines for him please!

Anonymous said...

I love Jason at home with his Mum. However, I see Sean as almost as much of a Mummy's boy as Jason. (Yes, I know Eileen is not his real Mum, but they are very close).

Anonymous said...

Interesting that everyone wants Jason to stick around Eileen's house, while they can't wait for Sophie (and Tracy) to get a life and leave. If anyone is a bigger Mummy's boy than Jason, wouldn't it be Steve? So why are Mummy's boys a cornerstone of the show, while stay-at-home girls are unacceptable? And who was the first Mummy's boy? Not Dennis Tanner. Not Terry Duckworth. Billy Walker perhaps?

-ELK

Kathy Brett said...

Then there was Maria, Becky and Rosie. Had his own place and boomerang ed back. I guess not too many places to move to, except for that London. Don't want him to do that, look what happened to Todd.

Anonymous said...

It's interesting that a young man who is close to his mother is called a 'mummy's boy', but the young women on the street who still live at home aren't called 'daddy's girls'. On the other hand, I think 'mummy's boy' is used more negatively in our society. Personally, I like the relationship Jason has with Eileen. It has developed over the years they are have been on the street and, when the chips are down, he is very protective of her.

Tvor said...

I wouldn't call Jason a mummy's boy, either. Eileen dotes on him but Gail seems almost unnaturally attached to Nick. In some ways, he's more of one than Jason. ;)

Anonymous said...

The Street was founded on strong women and feckless men. I suspect this is why it seems acceptable to have young men at home but there is an expectation that the young women should be out on their own.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree with Tvor. Eileen and Jason's relationship is great to watch because it's mutually supportive, whereas Nick and Gail's is cloying and weird. I'd still love Jason to end up with Eva, though.

Anonymous said...

He's just waiting for the writers to give him a good one that would be more like Jack and Vera. Tyrone and Fiz don't have the touch required. In fact they're very boring.

Anonymous said...

Of all the relationships he's had, I thought Jason was best suited to Maria - and vice versa. I'd like to see Eileen get a new man who doesn't want to share the house with a lot of menchildren in their thirties and see how she - and they - handle that.

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