Friday, September 11, 2009

scenes from a pub

spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the Sept 10 episode on CBC

If I had to pick one word to describe the general demeanor of Corrie watchers this week, it would be 'disgruntled'. This doesn't happen very often. Coronation Street fans are generally appreciative of the fine writing, humour, creative story lines and unique characters which make Corrie so consistently good. And, it's true that we have recently been treated to a roller coaster of gripping stories from Liam's death to John Stapes' kidnapping caper (don't forget Norris' second place prize in the Cliff Richard contest - ed). Maybe that explains why the current Steve/Michelle story is touching a nerve in terms of sheer lameness.

The premise is that Steve Mcdonald is on the horns of a dilemma. He is supposed to be in two places at once. Michelle insists that he be glued to the Rovers all day for her unfathomable 24-hour wedding anniversary party in honour of her parents. At the same time, Becky Granger needs him to be at the courthouse to be her alibi and prevent her from being sent to prison on assault charges.

Oh my, what a dilemma! What can Steve do? Oh, I dunno. How about this:

Michelle: Er, Steve, where do you think you're going? I told you I wanted you to stay here at the Rovers for the entire duration of my parents' inappropriately timed day-long wedding anniversary. Plus, I want you to make photocopies, buy pies, put up decorations and prevent cousin Kieran whom no-one knows or remembers from entering the pub.

Steve: Look Michelle. Becky is in court today and if I don't testify on her behalf and provide her with an alibi, then she will go to jail. So, it's really important that I step out for an hour.

Michelle: Oh well, why didn't you say so in the first place. Of course, you should go. I don't want to see Becky go to jail. She's a mate and a good worker. What are you waiting for? Get going down to the courthouse and when you get back, we'll raise a toast to my parents.

Steve: Thanks, babe. You're a star.


There, that wasn't so hard, was it?


That's it for the week. Enjoy your weekend and the omnibus edition and let's keep our fingers crossed for Becky. Cheers to all.

1 comment:

  1. Even though I am your HUGE fan, Corrie Heart, I must disagree with you on this one. Sure, all the story lines could be logical and then we would have daily 10-minute episodes (5 minutes being commercials).

    No doubt 'they' have their reasons for the convoluted story lines, this one maybe for showcasing some of Stevie's "1000 facial expressions" as you aptly put it. Also it gives us a chance to see how nauseating Michelle can be, and how wicked Blanche can become. Just think we would miss all that if your beautifully logical substitution was used.

    And we would miss that lovely picture of Steve right after Graeme obliged and punched him, with just his shocked face and shoes showing. So cute!

    Despite disagreeing this time, I remain your devoted fan
    Rosie not-Webster