Saturday, 30 April 2011

State of the Street - April 2011


Ah, the end of the month and the start of a new one. April was pretty packed full, with a double wedding, a bank robbery, the exit of two characters, more mud slinging from the Websters. It was all Yummy Mummy competitions between Leanne and Cheryl, Maria hand wringing over Frank and the factory, and there's a new cranky old woman to shake up Roy's content life. That's been one of the bright spots of the month, and the thought of daughter-in-law Kylie making Gail's life a misery is another! Read about it in this month's State of the Street.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of Corrie's worst ever months, with offensive storylines, Eddie Windass' inexplicable departure and only Sylvia and the trip to That London providing any entertainment or interest. The Street is in a pretty dire state in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Agreed - the lack of any proper Royal wedding episode was a real low point in the programme's history.

Anonymous said...

Yes, because there has not been enough coverage of the Royal Wedding. There have been more hours of coverage in the last couple of days than street parties.

Anonymous said...

The Street has, up til now, always properly marked long-planned-for national events: the World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, the Silver Jubilee, the Millenium, the 1981 Royal Wedding - why did this have to be different? If nothing else it would have provided an episode or two of light relief instead of constant angst and supposed sensation.

Coronation Street Corner said...

And why all the negativity towards them? William and Kate have done nothing wrong! I didn't watch Corrie on the actual day - thank God. I thought we would've seen Emily, Betty and Rita watching it on TV or a mention from Ken and Deirdre who married the same time as Charles and Di. Compared to other soaps, Corrie's mention was poor!

Sam Cameron's Hat said...

Phil Collinsons left wing agenda again forced on everyone and making Corrie a depressing and miserable place to live. How long is his contract?

Dolly Tubb said...

It was really sad that the only nod to the Royal Wedding was the tatty bunting in the Rovers and the anti-monarchy ramblings of the Visa Inspector. Big national events like this have always been a great source of kitchen-sink humour and, although Corrie must represent modern views and opinions, I was disappointed that there was insufficient imagination in the writing team to provide some light-hearted banter based around such a huge national event (a Bank holiday for most, whatever your views).

Guess it's just easier to write the dross we are currently being spoonfed.

gab said...

it has been a very poor month one of the worst i didnt even like the london part of it

just to say the other soap thatshall not benamed had images on the tv screens of the big day which had to be edited in and they seemed to be quite into it

well one character was anyway

a shame corrie didnt want to mark a big occasion in history

Beth said...

Both Friday's episode's were dreadful, royal wedding or not. "The state of the street" is exactly that! I watched most of both with the mute button on not being able to bring myself to listen to more Becky, Steve, Tracy rubbish anymore. Just watching the smirking, the mouthing off and Steve huffing gave me a good idea of what was STILL going on.

I'm not a big royalist but as someone else has mentioned not for Corrie to mark the wedding was just odd. One of the best classic episodes was the Queens Jubilee, Annie Walker as Elizabeth the 1st and Bet Lynch as Britannia. Phil Collinson just doesn't get it. The episode was depressing and poor. I'd far rather see crowds celebrating and waving than glum faces and people shouting.
Come in Phil Collinson your time is well and truly up!

BWiggins said...

Phil said the street would be celebrating the wedding its a street why did they not have a street party and offending the royal family... especily when they have visited the set... :(

Anonymous said...

I agree that the republican immigration inspector struck a jarring note, but the BBC has disgraced itself with its royal cheerleading. There were few street parties in the north and it would have been out of place for the Street to have held one.

Anonymous said...

The BBC has NOT disgraced itself with its royal cheerleading. If you want to live in a republic, move to France.

Anonymous said...

I am quite happy living in Britain, thank you. Britain is a democracy, where people can express their opinion without extremely stupid people telling them to go and live elsewhere. I am proud of Britain's traditions of tolerance and free speech.

abbyk said...

I was really hoping to see Ken & Dierdre watch the event and bicker, and Julie & Sean partying in fantastic hats. *sigh*

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