Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Nick (Tilsley) at Nite

spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the Sept 6 episode on CBC

I won't lie to you. I'm having a hard time adjusting to the one-hour episodes of Coronation Street. It's like you've been nibbling on hors d'oeuvres or appetizers for years (tapas surely? - ed) and you have your routine down pat (first commercial break, tea; second break, chocolate digestive; third break, washroom; fourth break, Tums).  Then, after years of appetizers, someone finally puts a full English in front of you. Yes, it's a feast but I have to pace myself. (Get on with it! - ed)

Which brings me to Nick at nite. Yes, Nick Tilsley is hard at work (oi! watch it! - ed) running the city's latest hotspot (at least it will be when Leanne wants to claim the insurance money - ed) and bringing in all the cool, young punters. Even Rosie thinks that her mom (aka 'Mom babe') is too fossilized for the funky, electro-beat stylings of Studio Shifty Bore (aka 'Nick's wine bar').  

So is Nick happy with his new business venture? Sadly. no. Sure he managed to get Leanne drunk on opening night and they copped off after pouring champagne down their respective necks. But now Nick wants more. He spends his time slagging off Peter and pining for Leanne. Leanne is racked with guilt and trying to focus on her wedding.  In fact the whole thing is a bit of a mess. (God help us if Gail decides to stick her oar in and  starts hanging out at wine bar just to find out what's really bothering 'her Nick'). 

Add to the fact that the Joinery seems to be massively over staffed and mostly generating revenue from Carla's alcohol consumption and I think this is one wine bar which may be well and truly doomed. Maybe they can get a furniture manufacturer to take over the premises. At last they wouldn't have to change the name...

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