Monday, 15 August 2016

Coronation Street Episode Review Monday 15th August



 
It's relationship wrecks tonight on Corrie: the disastrous double date, Leanne and Nick bickering, Steve and Michelle disagreeing, Izzy more distant from Gary than when she was in prison, and even Kirk and Beth fall out (for a while) after he says he enjoyed living chez Norris.



Maria doesn't seem bothered whether or not if Luke is still speaking to her and more interested in catching up with Aidan, who tells her that their sofa shenanigans were a mistake, to her dismay. I'd've thought that Maria would have had enough of being the other woman. It takes both Aidan, as agony uncle, to coax Luke, and Audrey, as president of the Luke fanclub, to persuade Maria to get them to go to the Bistro to talk things through. Unfortunately, Eva and Aidan (Aivan? Edan?), celebrating their reconciliation, get mixed up in their reluctant (on Maria's part at least) date and Caz ends up revealing to Eva that Aidan was not in fact at his mate Paul's, but 'round the flat above the hairdressers. Eva, like Fox Mulder, wants to believe and so she readily swallows the lie that Maria was giving a second opinion on a love-nest for Eva and Aidan - Eva thinks that she's got everything she wanted, and a necklace thrown in for good measure. Maria storms off into the rain and dumps "lovely lad" Luke from under her umbrella. Aw. Still, I hear Gemma is single.

Caz further puts her steel toe caps in it by telling little Liam that mummy and Luke have split up and is now out on her ear, which, ironically, is what Luke wanted in the first place.



Meanwhile, Mother Theresa-with-chewing-gum-and-a-fake-tan a.k.a. Gemma is still after a gold medal in the Weatherfield Good Samaritan triathlon. Dressed like a cut-price Barbarella, Gemma competes in such diverse events as newspaper round, garden gnome bothering, and getting rid off Donna Marie and her nail-file. Donna Marie is one of Norris Lovejoy's Weathertraders buyers, who tries to get £50 off a chest of drawers after deliberately scratching it. Gemma sees her off with a flea in her ear but no antiques. I hope Norris doesn't lose his gold level selling status after that.



Nick, whose job in the Bistro now comprises loitering, lurking and Leanne-baiting, eventually apologises to his ex, and accepts her (wise) decision not to do a Great Gatsby and repeat the past and he moves on, pretty darn quickly, to a hen do, sweet-talking the lasses over the dessert menu. Leaving aside the bizarre concept of hen parties on a Monday, Nick decides to crash down gender stereotypes and go on with the ladies to a club, leaving Leanne with a face like a bag of irons. Maybe she needs to take her own advice: Men - they're not worth the bother. The only one who is worth it, for Sean at at least, is Norris, who not only gives him a (full) bag of bon-bons, but also agrees to take Sean in as a lodger in the continuing absence of Emily. I smell a spin-off sitcom!

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

everybody at odds with everybody else - no rest for the wicked. The only couples who seemed at ease with each other were Fiz/Tyrone, Beth/Kirk (minor tiff) Sally/Tim. The rest of the cast were either too busy covering up their mistakes or were not able to actually put their feelings into words, which led to a lot of dithering and hurt egos. If Maria & Gemma are going to be the lead actors from now on we, the viewers, are in for some serious let-downs.

Anonymous said...

Maria is an idiot! Why would she dump lovely Luke? Does she really think her and Aidan have a future?

Antiphon said...

If Norris is taking in Sean as a lodger it suggests that Emily will not be returning anytime soon, if at all.

Anonymous said...

Fell off my chair laughing ... just WHAT IS 'a bag of irons'?????
Is it household irons, or golf clubs?
roflolololol

abbyk said...

Aidan is an idiot, too, so I think he and Maria would be perfect together. That would free up the lovely Eva for someone with a lot more sparkle. Like Luke.

Norris and Kirk were a surprisingly fun match up. I hope there's similar magic with Sean.

What the h*%% was Kaz thinking? You never tell someone else's kid important stuff.

I do feel bad for Maria. With that one brief mention of her breakdown, now all these newcomers think she has some serious mental health issues. She doesn't any more. The reality is she isn't too smart and was just being nice. Kaz and Aidan are jerks.

Anonymous said...

Love Maria's brolly!

Rebecca said...

I love the idea of Sean lodging with Norris -- That has some potential for fun! Luke and Eva would make a much better couple than Luke/Maria and Eva/Aidan, but then I'm vice president of the Luke fan club so I'm biased.

Anonymous said...

Rebecca,I'm a member of the Luke fan club too and agree he would be better off with Eva,he would be better off with anyone other than Maria who like the rest of the Connors[except Johnny] is full of her own importance.
As for Gary,I suspect once he breaks up with poor Izzy,he'll be paired up with Sarah.

Louby said...

That whole Maria/Luke/Aiden/Eva thing was beyond dreadful. Right from the start really, but especially the double date thing, and even more so the excuse making about why Aiden went to see Maria. Scenes like that where someone has to make up an excuse are

Louby said...

.......sorry, hit the publish button too soon! Was going to say that scenes like that are usually rubbish but that really made me cringe and was totally unbelievable to Luke and Eva surely.

On the plus side, for me the scene between Sean and Norris was the highlight of both episodes.

coconno196 said...

Yes, I have high hopes of the Sean/ Norris house share. There could be some real comedy and stories not about Sean's love life, men of different generations learning to compromise but also providing company for each other. Of course, in real life a man of Sean's age would have his own house or flat, whether bought or rented, but nobody is allowed to live alone in a soap.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Sean's bonbons from Norris - did anyone else notice that the bag mysteriously reappeared! Norris took the bag out of the jar leaving it 'bag of bonbons free', [from front] started to screw the top, [from rear] brief shot of Sean and Norris continuing with the lid, and [from front] a shot of Norris finishing off screwing up the jar with a bag of bonbons in it. No wonder Norris can afford to give them away if they magically re-appear!

Pat said...

That scene in the pub with all the 'happy couples' standing round the bar was totally cringeworthy. Also how come Fiz And Tyrone seem to manage to be with out their children on so many occasions.

Anonymous said...

Sssh Pat, you're not supposed to notice things like that!

Anonymous said...

'Donna Marie' ... That name for some reason is hilarious .. Sort of trying to be posh but failing miserably.. She typifies the Donna stereotype. The big gyspsy hair, the hoopearrings thee loud clothes. Donna marie. Hahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Donna marie... The most comedy sounding womans name ever...

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