Tuesday, 28 May 2019

The Slings and Arrows

I’ve been dreaming about Brexit a lot recently. It seems to be all anyone is talking about and it’s clearly making the old grey matter work overtime when I’m supposed to be getting my beauty sleep. Which I really need these days. (There’s a comment section below for you to correct me on that, I’m feeling needy).

My international-trade-based-nightmares could be the reason I seem to be the only person on the planet who is loving Corrie unconditionally it the moment. I’ve embraced the nonsense and am just going with it. But more than that, I’m genuinely enjoying it. The past few weeks on Corrie have been filled with slapstick, smut, meldowns, magic and lots of lycra - there’s been a bit of a health craze gripping Weatherfield. Peter's back off the booze. Tim's taken up mincing. And if anything stays still on the street for longer than five minutes Sally stuffs it with quinoa and gives it the gas mark six treatment. 

Take a bow
That silly stepped up a gear as Corrie’s big week of revelations began last night. We were treated to an “arse” as it was post-watershed, David the Dog managed to be in two places at once and there were some graphic scenes of violence as TV’s Lorraine Kelly was shot in the leg by Gail, proving, just like Corrie's ITV schedule neighbour, that Britain does NOT have Talent. 

Was it funny? Yes. What is completely ridiculous? Yes. Was it also a bit naff and at times badly acted? Yes. Will I be watching it on catch up at least three more times? You bet I will.

The Platt Dynasty "acting naturally" 
Hopefully the Coronation Street comedy roadshow will fend off any impending dreams of Donald Trump and chlorinated chicken or any other politics-based night terrors in the weeks to come. We all need a bit of escapism. My favourite show is providing just that right now. 

More on Corrie’s big week can be found HERE.


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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope to god they don't show the clip of Lorraine getting shot by an arrow as one of their "highlights" at the soap awards this weekend. I found nothing comical about either the boat chase or the arrow. That arrow would have been excruciatingly painful, she hobbles out with not a sight of blood or a look of being in any pain whatsoever. Why not use one with a sucker on the end, the joke they were trying to make still holds up and looks a lot less ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Well, always nice to read your views - but couldn't disagree more I'm afraid.

Anonymous said...

This is the second article of yours telling us how much you love Corrie and the things that you find funny. All I can say is you must be easily pleased and have a very base level of humour compared to me and many others.

Stevie said...

Yes, I should seek medical attention.

David said...

@Anon 19:25 What a spiteful comment.

Unknown said...

Each to his/her own, but Corrie is NOT funny at the moment, it's embarrassingly bad. People who like Mrs Brown's Boys may find it amusing I suppose.

Smiley said...

I think you are just right, Stevie! People were complaining about how dark it was few months ago, and now we are getting all the humours - people just like to be negative just for the sake of it. While you and I can just enjoy the ride.

P.s you do not need beauty sleep!

Anonymous said...

The perfect Corrie producer would find a middle-ground between the darkness of last year and the humour (and often, silliness) of this year. But drama is always more compelling than comedy I'm afraid, so I did prefer the Street of 2018 to 2019.

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