Sunday, 13 August 2017

Coronation Street and the Power of Three Women

It hasn't gone unnoticed by Coronation Street fans on social media (and on our sofa) that the trio of Leanne, Toyah and Eva in the back room of the Rovers Return last week was comedy gold. More please, Corrie.

And this current trio of Coronation Street women has been likened to the first, original set of three - Minne Caldwell, Ena Sharples and Martha Longhurst.

It also harks back to more recent times, when we still had the fantastic Deirdre before she sadly passed away.  Deirdre, Liz and Eileen on karaoke in the Rovers, having a girls' night in the back room and moaning over men. What a combination.

And here's another of my favourite threesomes  - Rita, Bet and Mavis, shown here on location in Blackpool.

And of course, Elsie Tanner with her lodgers Suzie Birchall and Gail Potter back in the day, too.

I think that one of the reasons that the power of three works so well in soap is that two characters can be friends, best friends even. But three is always a crowd and so that added extra friction will always bring about a little more drama than two ever could.

Let's hope we see more of Eva, Toyah and Leanne in future - and I'm still hoping for a Steve and Leanne reunion too.  Or do you think Steve should get back with Tracy? Have your say here!

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Tyler Smith said...

I definitely see Toyah, Leanne and Eva as more of a Deirdre/Eileen/Liz group - Toyah's the new Liz, Leanne's unlucky in love (not as much as) Eileen and Eva is fun-loving like Deirdre was (RIP).

Humpty Dumpty said...

I love these sisters. Being sisters, they're more likely to stick together than if they were just friends. Friendships are very fragile in Corrie. Toyah is the serious one, Eva is the ditsy one and Leanne is the glue.

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