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Thursday 23 December 2021

Coronation Street Episode Review; Wednesday 22nd December 7.30 & 8.30

Daniel and Daisy’s will they / won’t they courtship has been fraught with soapy drama and an abundance of hurdles, right from the off. Summer’s crush, random Wethy county footballers, and Mad Max with his box of teenage boy tricks, a plethora of dramatics designed to get in the way of love’s young(ish) dream. An intelligent dashing trainee teacher meets vacuous (but gorgeous) barmaid - it’s what soaps are all about! With Christmas just about upon us (shudder), I wonder if this will be the heart-warming romance that warms us all up on the 25th? 

I can easily envisage the Weatherfield snow falling on the cobbles as Daniel and Daisy finally announce their flourishing romance to the Barlow clan, all assembled for a joint turkey dinner with the (equally dysfunctional) Platts? With the Christmas Market in full flow, the residents head out to the Corrie carol concert (I can relate with Carla on this one). Shona and David take Max out for a stroll, Daniel makes eyes at Lydia, whilst confiding in Daisy, and Sarah has plans to cajole the Barlow / Platt clans together to announce the family Christmas dinner.


With the carol singers all ready to sing a festive tune or two, it seems Max has humorously changed the lyrics to the songs, just as he found about Daniel defending him, and Daniel is humiliated in front of the whole street. Daisy soon grabs the event mic and defends her ex-boyfriend. It’s hardly a corrie classic like Audrey’s infamous mic-drop moment, but it certainly impresses the trainee teacher. Will they / won't they?  I think they will. Also, are selling these Rovers aprons? I might want one... 

Max’s misdemeanour is perfectly timed for Sarah to get the clans together to announce the family Christmas day. The assorted Barlow’s and Platt’s throw bile at each other - it’s all looking good! Max and Daniel eventually make peace, but I can’t see that happening with the rest of them! The dysfunctional disparity, arguments, an ex-alcoholic, and people you’re related to, who you also despise. Now that is something I can relate to! 

Elsewhere on the cobbles; The truth of Curtis’s crimes hits home for Emma, Nina struggles to run the cafe Christmas stall with Roy still AWOL, and Abi makes peace for the sake of the festivities. 


With the cast assembled and ensembled (even at a designated 2-metres), it’s been good to see residents back on screen and mixing again. 2021 has been a tremendous year for Coronation Street, jam-packed with drama, horror, crime, violence, death, and all in the middle of a massive public health emergency!! The 61st year of the show is one for the history books. 


Wishing you all a fantastic December 25th! & a Happy New Year X 


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Humpty Dumpty said...

When Roy left the street last month, I commented that David Neilson was probably off for a break back in Barcelona. Everything happened too quickly for it to be permanent although people were speculating that the actor had maybe fallen out with tptb. I predicted that Nina would suffer a nervous collapse under the pressure of everything, Carla would somehow get hold of Roy and he would return to the street to save Nina. Now that Nina is having these frequent and rather hammy melt downs, I am even more convinced that Roy will come back. As for the legal business of selling the cafe, Nina will 'gift' the business back to Roy and all will be as before. That's my New Year prediction. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all bloggers and commenters!

coconno196 said...

Yes, Roy to the rescue please.

Maybe Emma can track Curtis down through his Dad?


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