Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The (Ciaran) McCarthy Era

spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the July 18 episode on CBC

important note to readers: this post is certified 100% Platt-free - except the bit at the end

Any episode of Corrie which begins with Michelle (grrrr) running around Coronation Street wearing a fluffy, white bathrobe can't be bad, can it? But I digress. Today's topic is Ciaran McCarthy, chef, pint puller and eye-candy for Julie. The thing about Ciaran is that... well.. he seems to have changed. ("How so?" you ask).

Well, once upon a time, Ciaran was a hard-drinking, rugged, brash, woman chaser with dubious morals (are you sure he's not a builder? - ed). He arrived on the Street as an old mate of Peter Barlow (whatever did they have in common? - ed). Apparently they served together in the navy in a submarine (the HMS Bladdered?  -ed). 

However, it is perhaps the understatement of the year to say that Ciaran had an eye for the ladies. In fact, you'll need an abacus to tally up the number of women with whom he's had the proverbial 'leg over'. There's:
- Sunita (yes, that Sunita). In fact they were almost married!
- Bev (former Rovers barmaid)--  although I'm not 100% sure if they did or didn't
- Tracy Barlow (yes, that Tracy Barlow!)

But the icing on the cake was when Ciaran tried it on with best friend Peter's soon-to-be wife (which one? - ed). That was Shelley (daughter of Bev, incidentally). Then Ciaran insisted to Peter that it was Shelley who came on to him -- but finally the truth came out and Ciaran left.

So, you see, this new, shy, chivalrous, puppy-dog, butter-wouldn't-melt (that's enough -ed) Ciaran is quite different from the old Ciaran. The new Ciaran can't seem to bring himself to declare his true feelings for Michelle (he'd rather move to Glasgow - ed) and seems to be easily discouraged (apparently because he burned her chicken dinner and served baked beans on a date).

Come on Ciaran!. For God's sake man, she's wearing a FLUFFY BATHROBE on the Street!  Remember what they say in the navy (periscope up? - ed).  Actually I don't,  but it's probably something like when the going gets tough, the tough get going ('rowing' surely? - ed).

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  1. I don't understand why they bothered to bring back Ciaran - he's been so BORING this time! Maybe he and Michelle will break out with passion soon - if he leaves the show now with nothing having happened, the writers should be flogged (or have their medical records violated by Gail)

  2. It's true, Ciaran has been less than exciting since his re-appearance. But I have to think that sparks will fly sooner or later between him and Michelle. BTW, I think I'd prefer to be flogged than have Gail snoop at my medical records. Thanks for the comment. CH