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1 Coronation Street or Abomination Shit? on Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:56 pm

A well-written and acted slice of life in north west England or an over-promoted, soon-to-be 6 times a week monstrosity made up mostly of adverts generally involving a pair of unfunny meerkat fuckers (except when arnie's involved too?)

I'm kind of in the middle, believe it or not! Discuss.



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2 Re: Coronation Street or Abomination Shit? on Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:02 pm

Mott1 wrote:A well-written and acted slice of life in north west England or an over-promoted, soon-to-be 6 times a week monstrosity made up mostly of adverts generally involving a pair of unfunny meerkat fuckers (except when arnie's involved too?

I'I kind of in the middle, believe it or not! Discuss.

I enjoy it, but I must admit its not great tv. Its just junk food tv in a way.

My fave character in it now is Shona that woman that looks like Amy Winehouse and Ferne McCann. Guess why I like her LOL

I miss Carla too. God she was gorgeous!

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3 Re: Coronation Street or Abomination Shit? on Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:47 pm

6 times a week? Holy shit. ITV must be really desperate.

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4 Re: Coronation Street or Abomination Shit? on Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:06 pm

I think they are, Ian! You must be glad you're not over here - imagine what it's like when the footie's on and they have to catch up on the missed episodes...

And burronjor - I agree that Carla is attractive, but have you ever heard anyone talk more out of their nose?

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5 Re: Coronation Street or Abomination Shit? on Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:11 pm

I think their recent gang rape storyline was ill thought out and sensationalist. It wasn't suitable for this type of programme. EastEnders and Coronation Street are dreary enough at the best of times. Then again, I don't watch either.

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6 Re: Coronation Street or Abomination Shit? on Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:16 pm

It's been shit for at least 20 years.

The campness, fun and sense of community that used to make the show sparkle is gone, and was replaced by a series of 'big event' spectacles that saw the affair/murder/accident count go up to Emmerdale levels of absurdity.

Soaps are a 'dead ting', innit.


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7 Re: Coronation Street or Abomination Shit? on Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:20 pm

Boofer wrote:It's been shit for at least 20 years.

The campness, fun and sense of community that used to make the show sparkle is gone, and was replaced by a series of 'big event' spectacles that saw the affair/murder/accident count go up to Emmerdale levels of absurdity.

Soaps are a 'dead ting', innit.

The Bill in its last ten years, in other words.

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8 Re: Coronation Street or Abomination Shit? on Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:30 pm

Seal, Rawkuss, you're both right. That underage grooming storyline was Eastenders-esque.

Ian, did you see what happened to Casualty? That was ok until Holby City came along and they both turned into the same soap!


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9 Re: Coronation Street or Abomination Shit? on Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:31 pm

Haven't seen the Bill in about 20 years either.

They don't interest me one bit, nor Casualty - the only decent remnant of that show is Ken Freeman's excellent theme tune.


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10 Re: Coronation Street or Abomination Shit? on Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:53 pm

Mott1 wrote:I think they are, Ian! You must be glad you're not over here - imagine what it's like when the footie's on and they have to catch up on the missed episodes...

And burronjor - I agree that Carla is attractive, but have you ever heard anyone talk more out of their nose?

I thought her voice was sexy myself.

Shona better come back soon. Honestly they better not have gotten rid of her for good that would be such a waste. Her and Ferne need to play sisters in something.

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11 Re: Coronation Street or Abomination Shit? on Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:33 pm

Mott1 wrote:

Ian, did you see what happened to Casualty? That was ok until Holby City came along and they both turned into the same soap!

I don't think I ever watched Casualty and it's not in Aus (not on free to air anyway). I know it just became another soap, though.
The Bill was axed seven years ago, Seal. At least eight years overdue. It was a police drama for its first sixteen years, not a soap. It started getting soap opera-y in 2001, but then in 2002 it just completely reinvented itself as a full on soap, complete with ludicrously OTT storylines (the station exploding every few years etc). It was painful to see what happened to it, I still love the first 16 seasons. Sad

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12 Re: Coronation Street or Abomination Shit? on Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:59 pm

The more I think about it it's true - Late-era The Bill turned into late-era Brookside!

A pity, when I was a student I was quite a fan. Why did it change?


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13 Re: Coronation Street or Abomination Shit? on Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:36 pm

Your comparison is apt, because it changed because of the same fucking producer - Paul "I'm a complete fucking hack" Marquess. The really sad thing is, his atrocious era did increase the ratings for a while, but very much in a "law of diminishing returns" kind of way, and by the time he fucked off and the next producer tried to restore some sanity to proceedings and turn it back into a police drama, 90% of the cast had changed and a large majority of the formerly loyal long-term viewers (such as myself) had abandoned it in disgust.



NB Marquess was a mentor of RTD.
Just sayin'...

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14 Re: Coronation Street or Abomination Shit? on Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:35 pm

YES!!!!

Alison King is coming back this Christmas! Well that will be something to cheer me up after my favourite show is finally finished off by SJW's.

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15 Re: Coronation Street or Abomination Shit? on Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:36 am

I like it's theme tune but that's about it really. I only really tuned in for that huge train crash.
Even though I live near to where Brookside was set I still never bothered with Soaps.
But others do, so fair play!

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