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Thursday, 4 February 2021

Coronation Street Episode Review; Weds 3rd Feb 7.30 & 8.30 pm

Was anybody surprised by Nina and Asha coupling up? I called it a while ago (in my head, no spoilers here) and I suspect that may be why Corrie aged the twins by a year. Things certainly do move fast in Weatherfield, by the end of this hour of drama, Dev has shrugged off his shellshock at Asha’s news, and following wise words from Roy, seems duty-bound to doting parenting. 

I do like Nina and Asha, a modern love story for the young ‘uns is just what the show needs. 

Lesser said for Jenny and Johnny, whose marriage though parted by prison, seems to have Daisy, and MS, tearing it apart. Taken to the Bistro tonight by Daisy, the Rovers landlady catches the eye of a local suitor. Is this the end of another Corrie relationship? In the beginning, I liked J & J a lot, but maybe Daisy has a point? 

With Dev sidetracked by Asha, it was good to see Adi take over the shop boss role by giving Evelyn her PDI. As expected, Evelyn accentuates the comedic premise and dished out acerbic wit at a rate of knots. All the hallmarks of Damon Rochefort, who was tonight's show writer. 

Drowning in estrogen, I feel this Tyrone household female overload is for comedy effect, too? I was hoping Ty would lust over Alina like some modern-day Jack Duckworth, but I guess we live in different times. It does seem fitting then when he sources the flat back from Debbie, for Alina to move out. Also fitting that Fiz and Ty row about it, just like Jack and Vera would have!

For me, Leanne and Simon as a duo, on their own, are scene-for-scene perfection. The devotion Simon has shown to his flaky parents has caused him a wealth of upheaval recently, but is his luck changing? Tonight, after his delivery bike's stolen, his new pal at the chippy is quick to help him out again. Introduced just this past week, is the new character what the young lad needs, or is he a precursor to more trouble for the already troubled teen? Kelly’s warning falls on deaf ears, so that could be a clue.

Elsewhere in the episodes; Billy and Paul’s relationship is in turmoil following Todd’s scheming. 

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Humpty Dumpty said...

What the young residents on the Street need are friends, mates, pals. I would have much preferred a friendship between Nina and Asha on the lines of Sarah and Candice. Sorry to say this but I wouldn't miss Johnny if he was written out. Jenny is made for the role of young widow behind the Rovers bar. Their relationship and marriage was never developed. Jenny would still need a sparring partner (much like Bet and Betty/Jack etc) so maybe that will be Daisy.

popcorn said...

Am I the only one to think that the new Todd just isn't cutting it?

C in Canada said...

@Humpty Dumpty - they used to show Amy, Asha, and Summer going to and from school together, and I hope that when things get back to 'normal' that they revisit that.

Louby said...

I'd have preferred a friendship too, not that I mind same sex relationships being portrayed at all, it just feels a bit rushed, and that they are trying to recreated the "kana" thing that was so popular a couple of years ago. (Have they thought this through? It's either Aina (ay-eena?) or Nasha, and that just makes me think of Gnasher, Dennis the Menace's dog!)

As for Todd, the actor's fine, but the storyline is ridiculous and quite dull. I did feel quite moved by Paul's sadness at thinking the situation was something he could have prevented.

Line of the week, possibly month, goes to Evelyn with her "pocked sized Sophia Lauren" comment about Alina. Maureen Lipman is so good!

Sharon boothroyd said...

Billy turfed Paul out because of his involvement with Will, and the danger he bought to summer.
But Billy, despite him being an archdeacon, is no angel.
Wasn't he a drug addict at one point? Didn't he kill Susan Barlow?
Why didn't Paul point this out, in order to defend himself?
Maybe he's forgotten all about it. It seem viewers are expected to forget about it too!
I'd have preferred Nina and Asha to remain mates, not become lovers.
I expect Asha will discover she's bisexual and get involved with Corey again whilst with Nina. Then she'll have to choose.
I expect there'll be consequences - revenge from the rejected one.
I wonder if this is the love triangle Corrie bosses teased us with a while ago?

Charles said...

There was a peculiar vibe between Seb and Nina when he was in the cafe the other day, and McLeod did say that Kevin and Abi would be involved in Asha and Nina's story. I'm interested to see where this is going


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