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Monday, 11 June 2012

Corrie double episode review, Monday June 11 2012


Not much levity on the Street tonight. The main story of course was Simon's disappearance which brought about some dreadful 'adult' behaviour. So, David Cameron and Peter both need to improve their parenting skills.

What a great performance Simon gave tonight! That child's delivery is superb. When his father asks Simon where he found his computer game console, Simon, quick as a flash, with an undeniable logic, replies that he found it 'where you hid it.' Peter, desperately trying to keep his temper, is almost reduced to begging to make Simon do what needs to be done to get to school on time.The classic line from Simon, beloved of all children when required to do something a harassed parent asks is, 'Make me,' but Simon adds 'loser' which is really pushing it!

Ken, to be fair, is a good grandfather and seems to genuinely love Simon.'We miss him,' he tells Peter and points out that Simon's behaviour 'is a direct result of all this acrimony.' Peter appears reluctant to allow Ken to take care of Simon for fear he will 'lease him out to Leanne.' Some excellent lines tonight; sharp script and great acting.

A little lightness was forthcoming from the Maria and Marcus strand with another great line excellently delivered as Maria suggests that a statue of  Marcus is built and put up in the precinct .'Nothing's ever too much trouble for him,' she tells the salon. This strand of the Street is fascinating. Where are we going with Marcus and Maria? Has Sean noticed anything? Are the writers just toying with us?

Sophie once again takes on the role of a pretty effective Relate counsellor. Dev is a man on the edge and only the hard-hearted would be unmoved by his despair. The trouble is, sound though Sophie's advice is, it might have come too late. But, now that Sunita has been roundly rejected by Karl, she may return to the husband she claims she no longer loves and who she berates for begging like a dog.

Wine features twice tonight. The very serious situation involving Simon and Carla's storing of the bottle in the utility cupboard and then Gail's spilling of 'a thimbleful' on the trousers of a punter in the Bistro.She proudly states that he started talking about dry cleaning bills, but that she 'nipped that in the bud.' Thank goodness for a little humour. And whilst we are on humour, you have to praise Ken for his efforts, but the book on weather won't threaten J K Rowling's prime position as a children's author.  .    

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9 comments:

Glenda Young said...

wonderful!

Anonymous said...

When Carla suggested going to Michelles where did she mean exactly? Is Michelle staying at Carlas old luxury pad? If not where is Michelle and why would Carla not just return to her own place?- Micky

MrsBarton said...

Is anyone else only able to watch the first half of this on the ITV player? Waaaaa hate it when t'computer plays up.

Anonymous said...

Really enjoy your reviews, Ruth! Thanks!

Mrs. Barton, it's not your computer, it's ITV player...

Frosty the Snowman said...

Micky I thought the same, what happened to her posh pad on the Quays, I thought Michelle had returned to the flat above the kebab shop for which Carla paid the deposit. Let's face it if a 7 year old drank a full bottle of wine it would probably kill him, not be as right as rain in ninepencce at the Lourdes of the North, Weatherfield General. I wish Leanne would stop arguing all the flaming time as well, even by the hospital bed. She is becoming too much.

Dishwasher Crab said...

I think last night we got proof that Simon Barlow is indeed Devil-Spawn. What 8 year old drinks a bottle of wine, doesn't die and doesn't even end up with an almighty hangover?

Personally I was looking forward to seeing him with a banging headache, spewing up his guts - but no, he was tucked up in bed like a little cherub, once again manipulating all the adults in his orbit.

Vile child.

C said...

It makes absolutely no sense that Carla and Peter didn't move into her large flat at the Quays rather than that tiny bookie's flat (with the tinier utilities cupboard) Considering Peter was determined Leanne & Ken shouldn;t have anything to do with Simon, surely moving to Carla's flat would remove the opportunity of them bumping into the boy accidently. And with this talk of Carla going to the Kebab Shop flat to stay with Michelle, are we to assume Carla has sold her flat? Would have been nice to have had it mentioned.

Cobblestone said...

It makes absolutely no sense that Carla and Peter didn't move into her large flat at the Quays rather than that tiny bookie's flat (with the tinier utilities cupboard) Considering Peter was determined Leanne & Ken shouldn't have anything to do with Simon, surely moving to Carla's flat would remove the opportunity of them bumping into the boy accidently. And with this talk of Carla going to the Kebab Shop flat to stay with Michelle, are we to assume Carla has sold her flat? Would have been nice to have had it mentioned.

Llifon said...

Did anyone notice that David had had a haircut by the second half of last night's episode?

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