Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Is anyone else warming to Uncle Umed?

Is anyone else warming to Dev's Uncle Umed? I almost hate to admit it, but heaven help me, I think I really am. I didn't have much time for him when he first turned up on Coronation Street but his comedy timing's improved, his lines are funnier (thank you, writers) and he's starting to light up the screen with his presence. Or am I deluded and dotty? You decide.

See also: Where have you seen Dev's Uncle Umed before?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nope, still not warming to him.

Coronation Street Corner said...

I think his double act with Dev is more funny than the character itself

Danny-K said...

Yes - Dev's fall guy straightman double act is giving both of them a new lease of life. Bet the comedy stakes get turned up further over the coming months with their on-screen anti-chemistry.

Yoork said...

I agree, I love Umed and Dev together.

Tvor said...

I like him with Dev but i can't stand his constant chatting up of the women. He's funny, though, with all his exaggerations about his business and past in Mumbai. Definitely a fraud.

Sunny Jim said...

I found myself almost smiling at something he said or did on Monday night so I quickly grabbed a pin and stuck it in my eye. It was a blessed relief. At least he's not as awful as Auntie Pam.

Danny-K said...

"...I quickly grabbed a pin and stuck it in my eye. It was a blessed relief..."

LOL! Hee hee - Poor Umed.

And at last! I was waiting for someone else to diss Pam - I can't stand her either. I think it's her overly powerful Yorkshire accent.

Ditto her suitor Bill the, "Ah were rahht about that saddle though", Webster.

Tracyluv said...

I have always liked Uncle Umed, he really makes me laugh with the funny faces he pulls. I hope he is made a permanent character, he makes Dev less boring somehow.

Clare said...

I've always thought he was alright, he's a nice bit of light relief in the midst of a heavy dramatic scene.

Anonymous said...

How long has Dev's Uncle Umed been visiting Weatherfield from Mumbai? Has he outstayed his Visitor's Visa and will the Immigration Service soon be chasing him, especially as he is also working (illegally?) in the Corner Shop !!!

Umed's exaggerated hand gestures and facial expressions are fine in a Bollywood production, but in Corrie they just look silly ....

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