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Sunday 24 December 2017

#Kana, Yasmeen and my thoughts on current Corrie

Guest blog post from Stephen Leach who is on Twitter: @sirterenceboot
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It’s been good to see the Nazir family given a bit more screen time in recent weeks. Lately, Yasmeen’s only function has been that of a glorified B&B landlady, offering spare rooms to all and sundry. Any more house guests and she’ll soon be giving Eileen a run for her money: it’s miraculous how the poky two-up two-down houses in Weatherfield seem to expand to accommodate families of nine.
Could Coronation Street finally be ready to acknowledge the existence of the elusive bisexual? Every time I think Rana’s about to utter the word something always seems to interrupt her. I’m sure that Kate and Rana’s affair could have been a relatively interesting plotline, it’s just that for the life of me I can’t think how. Honestly, it’s all so dull I can’t even remember how many people have found out about them both. Will the whole sordid affair be revealed soon? Back in the day this sort of storyline might have gone on and on for months, but such is the breakneck pace of the show right now that I expect that the whole thing will be all done and dusted by Valentine’s Day. Personally, I think it’d be a refreshing twist if, instead of the inevitable row, Zeedan and Rana invite Kate to live with them and the situation turns into a ménage á trois. What? Stranger things have happened.

Perhaps Zeedan will decide to beat Rana at her own game and begin a torrid affair with Sean. It could make for an interesting story, and let’s face it, Sean’s certainly in need of one of those. He hasn’t had anything meaningful to do for years: he only seems to appear at the bar of the Rovers once every other week, performing his trademark over-the-shoulder tea-towel flick and pouring the occasional pint. He’s such a non-entity right now that I doubt they’ll even bother to think of a reason to write him out once he starts appearing in Dancing on Ice next month, but you never know: perhaps his son in That London will conveniently fall ill and he’ll be forced to visit.

Speaking of people leaving, Anna Windass is on her way out (is it too much to hope that she’ll take Faye with her?). Perhaps Phelan won’t end up killing her after all and she’ll manage to escape into the sunset to reunite with Eddie in Germany, but I doubt it. The writers seem determined to make her exit storyline as harrowing as possible, to the point where it’s quite possible her final scenes will have her crawling around on bloody stumps looking for a bag of Immodium.

Corrie has always been a show with great villains, but Phelan’s starting to feel more than a little overpowered: he seems to have a crime network set up across Manchester that would make the Joker envious. (If anyone knows where he finds all those lads willing to carry out his evil deeds for him, do drop me a line.) I think his time on the show might finally be nearing its end – but on the other hand, maybe he should stay. If there’s one thing more frightening than Phelan on the rampage, it’s the thought of Eileen Grimshaw as a single woman once again.

Guest blog post from Stephen Leach who is on Twitter: @sirterenceboot
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Louby said...

Great post Stephen. I feel that Yasmeen could do so much more, and be a great source of comedy if only the script writers would realise.

Unknown said...

I very much hope that Phelan and his crime network are nearing their end on thw
e show. The character has done a great deal of damage to the show. A little bit of melodrama is one thing but preposterous story lines with unremitting coincidences are quite another.

Anonymous said...

I also think it's time for Phelan to get his long deserved comeuppance and hopefully a happy exit for Anna[reunited with Owen?]?
As for Eileen,I think she should remain single for a long while after realising had she heeded Anna's warnings,a lot of tragedy to a lot of people could have been prevented.

Rapunzel said...

I would dearly lloved be for Yasmeen to shine but the recent “comic” scenes involving Brian & Cathy fell very flat for me. Yasmeen attempted to pull off her sidekick role but the whole storyline was/is excruciating - for everyone. Gina and Dev also looked like halfwits in the pub during the pantomime confrontation.


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