Tuesday, May 1, 2012

On Coronation Street, the kids are not alright

please note: this post makes reference to the April 30 episode on CBC

Poor Simon! It looks like he's the one paying the price for Peter's two-timing ways (in fact, Peter's a two-time, two-timer -ed).  Poor Amy! It looks like she's the one paying the price for Steve and Tracy's volatile, dysfunctional relationship ("my mummy got out of jail on a technicality" - ed)). And, poor Max, he's subsisting on chips and sweets (and he has David Platt for a step-dad! - ed).  And, of course, there's Anna's adopted daughter Faye who has 'issues' of her own (Poor Anna! - ed).

On and on it goes. Everywhere you look the children on Corrie are witness to an incredible amount of aggro, boozing and legovers. The way things are going, they're going to need an army of certified child therapists to deal with all the psychological scars and emotional trauma around them. 

Consider what poor little Simon has gone through already. His Mum died. His Dad has a drinking problem. His apartment was nearly burned down thanks to Peter. He almost lost his rabbit in the fire. His Dad broke up with Leanne. His Dad had an affair. Leanne left in taxi. Now he faces the prospect of a new Stepmom: Carla!

How can things possibly get any worse?

Hmm. I don't know but I'm sure Peter can think of something.

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