Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Coronation Street's Lonely Hearts Club


Guest blog post from Sharon Boothroyd
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I've often wondered how the scriptwriting team at Corrie pair up the singletons. It sounds like good fun, putting the characters together. So, with that in mind, I'd thought I'd play a game of matchmaking!

Chesney and Gemma belong together.

Chesney's relationships with Katie and Sinead were doomed and Gemma hasn't favoured well, either. Lusting after Callum got her nowhere, and her one night stand with Tyrone marked her as scarlet woman (although it takes two to tango) Her disastrous on/ off dalliance with toff Henry was never going to end happily. However, the path of true love never runs smooth. While Chesney faffs about, Gemma has no trouble seeking out a new beau. Like Rita, I don't have much confidence in scruffy tattooist Spike. Now, I'd put him with 'rough around the edges' Abi.

Even though she's blowing hot and cold, Leeanne has rekindled an interest in Nick. So who shall I pair Toyah with? With her good listening skills, compassion and clear maternal instinct, I think Toyah would be perfect for Kevin. I can picture her fitting in the Webster household nicely, showering warmth and love on to Kevin and Jack. They both badly need it at this time.

Why on earth don't Ken and Audrey get together? I've been longing for Audrey to kick Lewis out and install Ken in her comfortable, spacious semi. In fact, I'd like to see a wedding. A firmer link between The Barlows and The Platts would be good. At the moment, it looks like Claudia is going to get her claws in Ken. Yes, she's glamorous, yes, she's a good friend - but not a long- term partner for Ken.

Dev needs another love interest, doesn't he? He seems to be drawn to quirky kind of characters – Tracey, Gina, Julie. Yet these end badly. So I'd match him with the sensible Angie. While she does the books for Dev, the single working parent angle would provide them with a starting point to romance.

Billy and Sean – a triangle with Fiz's friend Kim, might be fun.

I'd pair Adam with Emma -the giggly hairdresser would make the dour Scotsman laugh.

Izzy and Ryan would make an interesting couple. After the road crash/ drugs storyline, helping Izzy at home with Jake would bring a sense of maturity to Michelle's lazy, wayward son.

Seb would be fine with Bethany, and I think bossy Gina would be good for laid- back Imran.

As for Gail and Eileen - we need a down to earth fella, someone Geoff, (Tim's dad) to create rivalry/ conflict between them again.

I could go on – a one- night stand between man- eater Moria and shy, bumbling Craig could make viewers laugh.

I can imagine a similar embarrassed 'morning after' avoidance with Peter and Alya – but I've waffled on too much.

Who do you think would make a good couple on the cobbles?

Guest blog post from Sharon Boothroyd
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3 comments:

Bezza said...

I always thought they just put the names in a hat and paired up the first two the pulled out :-)

Anonymous said...

I think it is weird that they are having Bethany and Ryan. He is of the age group of her mother and it seems like he is as old as the groomer guy (I forget his name). Not that age really matters but they were appalled when they saw him(groomer guy) for the first time because of his age.

Shells said...

Ryan went to school with Sophie, not Sarah. He's mid 20s. Sarah is around 31 or so.

I prefer Emma with Ches which was unexpected but once seen, the chemistry was very cute.

Pretty certain that the Toyah and Imran affair will rekindle. They had chemistry.

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