Saturday, April 25, 2015

Coronation Street TGIF: the boring, subtitled, French edition

a look back at the week that was on Canada's Coronation Street

It was a week of Windasses and Platts with a bit of Tracy and Tony on the side (so to speak - ed).

Let's do the Platts first. Sarah has been sacked by Uncle Stephen. Bethany maintains her brat-like status. Callum keeps trying it on with Sarah. Nick has been sharing flagons of vino with Carla (she must buy the stuff wholesale). David discovers Gail placing flowers on the grave of Real Gavin.

On the Windass front, Anna dumps Owen. Owen sets sail for Aberdeen via Portugal. Vaya Con Dios, Owen (that's Spanish, not Portuguese - ed). That leaves Anna, Faye and Gary to deal with Faye Jr.

Meanwhile Tracy has her eyes on the Rovers as payback for all those who slagged her off (i.e. the entire Street - ed). As they say, revenge is a dish best served... with hotpot. Now it's just a matter of getting her sex partner (I'm afraid you'll have to be more specific - ed), Tony, to make it happen.

Speaking of hotpot, it seems that Sean and Rev Billy have a bit of a situation trying to book a room. Homphobia perhaps? Or perhaps the landlord's wife forgot that there was no room at the inn? Sounds like a Murdoch Mystery - only more interesting. And, last but also least, Todd is busy sabotaging Eileen's chances for online dating happiness.

Sadly I lost a bunch of my notes from last week (blame technology, or me) but here are a few token lines from the week. If you think I missed the best ones, you're right:

Tracy encourages a reluctant Ken to get out of the house and watch a movie:
"You love your boring, subtitled French films"
(well, when you put it like that...)

Gail addresses the assembled Platts:
"We've not come hear to listen to sniping and arguing; we can do that at home"
(and without the expensive food)

Bethany describes her mom:
"She is such a drama queen"

Sarah asks Callum to fix her computer:
"How are you at technology?"
(pretty good at online drug dealing)

Sarah to David after getting sacked:
"In Italy, family means something"
('famiglia', I believe)

Tracy fantasizes about owning the Rovers:
"I can't wait to say you're barred"
(you can do that at home; practice on Eccles)

Tony tries to dissuade Tracy from her evil plan:
"Every day's a challenge in a boozer"
(how much can I drink today?)

Sophie has her suspicions about Gail and the flowers:
"Gail, are you seeing another woman?"
(Not a serial killer I hope)

Gail to Sophie in the corner shop:
"I didn't come in here to be insulted"
(she usually goes to the Bistro)

Well, Corrie Collaborators, so ends another week. Methinks we are headed into a week of extreme Platt episodes now that David has discovered the truth about the Gavins. Be still my heart. Nick and Carla? Just doesn't seem right somehow. And Anna Windass? Hasn't that poor woman suffered enough? Can't she win the lottery or something?  Just for a change of pace? Anyhoo, enough of my whining. Thanks for visiting. Have a great week and best to all. 

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