angsty rocker brings dignity to Coronation Street fan

You can't even tell them apartI am no longer embarrassed to admit that lately I have started watching Coronation Street. Why am I no longer afraid? It is because I have noticed that Thom Yorke (apparently) sneaks off tours, takes a stage name, and performs the role of Martin. This means Coronation Street is cool. Lets all watch it now and discuss it.

 

29 thoughts on “angsty rocker brings dignity to Coronation Street fan

  1. Well finally,I am not alone in admitting that I watch Coronation Street.Yes my name is Mark and I am addicted to a 40 year old british soap opera.As for Thom Yorke being Martin Platt?? Somehow i dont think so,but ya never know.heh

  2. coronation street?

    good god, pull yourself together man! *shakes rob vigorously*

    i hate that show. its arrival always heralded the end of morning cartoons on cbc. i can never love a soulful trumpet solo….

  3. Being a first generation Canadian and child of Scots parents, I have watched and been in a room where others have watched Coronation Street since the mid-60’s. I have by times been obsessed and bored by it and in the last few years have found it very tedious. I blame the writers. Characters are killed off far to regularly and far too dramatically. It used to be a show that somewhat mimicked lower middle class life in the midlands. Now it is as dangerous to know anyone on “The Street” as it it would have been to know Angella Lansbury in Murder She Whote. In any real Britain, there would be a royal commission on why that location is so deadly. In TV land, the characters go blithly along waiting for the next one among them to be killed. I call it Misery Street.

  4. I agree with Alan. I am British and occasionaly find myself watching Coronation Street, purely out of boredom. If you are American and watch it in the belief that it’s a snippet of Brit life, STOP.

    It has indeed adopted a more and more ridiculous story line as of late. This, I believe, is to keep up with other the ratings of other soaps. Whereas once we were happy with day-to-day life, we now need bombs and kidnappings. Show me one road in England which has anything at all happen in any one week beyond the humdrum of a speeding car.

    What’s the point of soaps if we can’t believe in what they say????

  5. Those of you trashing Coronation Street have obviously never watched an american soap opera. Evening gowns, tiaras, lame attempts to look introspective and thoughtful that end up with the actor looking like they have just detected the lingering odor of a fart. Oh, and everyone is the CEO of their own cosmetic company. Give me Coronation any day!

  6. Ok, just because this thread has been revived over the past month… I *love* the Street! I thought it was going to be about tea drinking old ladies, but it rawks so much. And I agree with Christine – it’s much more believable than the American soaps. I mean, I know it’s not reality tv or anything, but at least it’s not all glitz and glamour. The only thing that bugs me sometimes is Ashley’s voice. Gnah, it’s a little too nasal. I hear there’s a couple of big events coming up on the show. ;D

  7. Imagine regurgitating all the food you ever ate. Not a very nice thought. Then imagine sitting through all of the TV programs you have ever watched for a second time. Now try and work out how much of your life you have left.

    Long live conversation, long live silence, death to broadcasting.

    “So turn off your television sets. Turn them off now. Turn them off right now. Turn them off and leave them off. Turn them off right in the middle of the sentence I am speaking to you now. Turn them off!!”

    Network The Greatest Anti-Television Movie Ever Made

    http://www.turnoffyourtv.com

  8. jeez rich, you’re kind of a downer. Appear to have stopped our thread cold. Do you specifically look for these kind of sites where people talk about tv shows so that you can spread your message? No evangelizing thanks.

  9. i would like to say that how pleased that i am that charlie lawson is coming back to coronation street.

  10. i would like to say that the storyline about Martin and Katy is brillant and its good that the writers are showing that it is realistic that an older man and younger girl can fall in love. As i know from experience and these things do happen in life.
    Well Done

  11. I would like to take this opportunity profess my lust for Nikki Sanderson, who plays Candice. Number 1 fantasy, over any American supermodel playmate whatever. Ahem.

  12. HEED THE WARNING !!! THE DECLINE IN NUMBER OF VIEWERS IS ALARMINGLY EVIDENT, AT LEAST IN WHAT IS BEING BROADCAST LOCALLY DUE TO THE STORYLINE THE WRITERS HAVE CHOSEN RECENTLY. THE LIGHTHEARTED DAILY ROUTINE WAS AN ENJOYMENT, OF COURSE WITH THE ODD MINOR PROBLEM TO KEEP THE VIEWER INTERESTED…BUT THE MODERN TREND TO INCLUDE HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOTHING LESS THAN A WEAKENING SEAM IN THE HULL OF THE OLD “CORRIE” SHIP THAT WILL SINK HER SURELY. BRING BACK THE FAMILY RATED STORYLINE AND MEND THE SEAM BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE….AW…THE DAY’S OF ALBERT TETLOC, ENA SHARPELS, HILDA & FRED OGDEN…WHERE HAVE THEY GONE?

  13. And in tonights episode the writers have belittled Norfolk, as so many TV writers & producers do. Strange, considering many of the arseholes come to live here.

  14. My sister watches Coronation Street. Myself, I don’t really get it. (Jack: The inclusion of homosexuality in the media and the arts is not “modern,” it predates Jebus. In any case, the awfully ugly and perpetually petulant cast of CS are probably not going to brainwash good family-oriented folk into becoming rampaging open-minded liberals. Spongebob Squarepants has that covered:

    “Alan Sears, the head of the Alliance Defense Fund, co-authored a 2003 book, “The Homosexual Agenda: Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today,” in which he speculated that SpongeBob, a yellow sponge-shaped character who lives under the Pacific Ocean in a pineapple, was gay. As “evidence,” Sears cited the fact that SpongeBob lives with a snail named Gary and is friends with a starfish named Patrick.”

    Full article: http://www.madison.com/tct/opinion/index.php?ntid=40744&ntpid=0 )

  15. If its a choice between eastenders and coronation street, coronation street wins big time. there is no screaming and shouting and people actually laugh and make the viewer laugh aswel. I have watched three episodes of eastenders and each time, though it was months apart, it sounded exactly the same as the last time I watched it. The rest of my family watch it, why, I will never know but they are banished from the living room where I hear the muffled screams and shouts through the floorboard. Coronation street is a fun half hour and it should be on every night.

  16. HI all!!

    I’m from Winnipeg Canada and a big fan of the show! My latest obsession has been the twisted love triangle between Dev, Sunita and Maniac Mya.

    For someone who is supposedly on the side of law and order, the girl has some serious issues with the concept of right and wrong.

    Hint: Mya, it’s WRONG to set up your EX-fiance’s girlfriend just because you can’t cope.

    To the actors who play Dev, Sunita and Mya…..TOP NOTCH WORK, people! “Mya”, you’re likely to get a lot of hate mail from this side of the ocean until your storyline’s over. Take it as a compliment.

    To everyone who works so hard to make Corrie a hit, BRAVO!!! And I am unanimous in that!

    Joanna

  17. I have been watching coronation street just this past year and i must say that it is really believable,i have no desire to watch any other soap since.

  18. From Niagara Falls, Canada, Corrie may not be realistic in the strictest sense of the word but who really cares? It certainly is the closest that I can think of, and damn it all anyway, where can you get this effortless brand of comedy??? Eh???

  19. I remember being a young girl in Ontario, Canada who would groan at the sounds of the Coronation theme song, and would cringe at the sight of the cat walking along the rooftops…but then one Sunday about 6 years ago, I began watching this interesting show called “Coronation Street” before I got ready for work.

    The first episode I watched was when Toya got attacked behind the Rovers. I’ve been hooked ever since! What other show in North America can you watch where people where the same jacket EVERY DAY (like Tracey Barlow and her lovely jean jacket), or where patrons can ask for “only 1/2 pint this morning Betty” (Ken B.) Even my boyfriend, a financial planner, got into the show during the evil incarnation of Richard Hillman. And who didn’t tear up just a bit when Sara and Todd lost their baby…c’mon! Now the sound of the musical introduction occasionally gives me goose bumps when I hear it, and even though the cat on the roof has changed, it is my favourite part 🙂

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