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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by kimthecat, Oct 27, 2017.


  1. kimthecat

    kimthecat PetForums VIP

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    Possible spoiler if you haven't seen it yet.

    Horrid nasty story line tongiht. Silly to be upset as its only a soap but I think they went too far with the Phelan story line especially before the watershed. he's still getting away with stuff . :mad:
    I think they have out done Eastenders if that's possible . :(
     
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    Well I wasn't expecting what happened to Andy :eek: Poor bugger, I really wanted him to finally get away. This storyline badly needs to be wrapped up now, it's getting ridiculous. The writers obviously want to keep Phelan on screen but by the laws of soapland he needs to get his comeuppance.
     
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    Andy was one of my favourite characters.:( It seems Phelan is setting Anna up for something too now.
    A lot of people are saying the same on twitter , a bit of a backlash .
    I can see why they want to keep the Phelan character, great acting from Connor McIntyre, he scares the [email protected] out of me . but yeah , its gone on too long .
    If they set out to shock people they've succeeded !
     
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    Is that programme still on. About time it was scrapped.
     
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    I almost made a post about this comedy myself tonight. Seriously it's getting really stupid now isn't it
     
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    Whats the betting on of em is still alive?
    Not poor andy but phelens ex partner maybe
     
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    I've seen a lot of complaints on forums about how it's no longer Corrie cos it's too dark and over the top.
     
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    Sorry to drift this thread off topic but is anyone else watching the 1986 episodes shown on ITV3 at the moment? These are transmitted 100% originally from the start Granada caption to the end one.

    I'd forgotten how good this programme used to be. Serious matters and a lot of humour too, quality entertainment. The exterior scenes were still shot on film at that time as well.

    Think I'll treat myself to these Network DVDs.
    http://networkonair.com/drama/1439-coronation-street-1960-1969
     
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    They should set phelen lose with an automatic rifle, let him run riot, that soaps gone beyond stupid and needs burying for good, once and for all.
     
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    Stan and Hilda, Elsie and Len, Baldwin and deidre, and let's go back further to Annie walker, enaxsharples, Albert tatlock etc etc etc.
     
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    Yes I am watching these. How the acting has changed over the years.
     
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    I watched both of last nights episodes. How much more can Phelan get away with before he gets caught?
     
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    I feel so sorry for Eileen, she's in for such a shock when Phelan is exposed !
     
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    I doubt it with what he done with their bodies.
     
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    The problem is if they end the Phelan storyline to quickly they would lose viewers. Phelan is Corries bad boy like Phil Michell is in Eastenders (to be honest I haven't seen Eastenders for quite a few years now as it got silly with the storylines). But I do keep wondering how much more Phelan can get away with before being caught.

    I did feel sorry for Andy last night.
     
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    I love coronation street. Haven't missed an episode since 1981. I do find the introduction of proper menacing characters to be a bit irritating. I miss the comedy that's always been there and keep hoping that more durable characters will emerge to replace all the ones that have gone.
    I had high hopes for Eva and Aiden as a substitute for Jack and Vera, but then I hoped that Steve and Becky would last.
    I suppose most actors nowadays don't want to be tied to something for so long. I do get cross when I feel that they don't understand their audience well enough. I watch coronation street i suppose for a sense of continuity in this modern stressful life. I don't watch it to be menaced by torturing murders.
     
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    They were great! I was terrified of Ena Sharples as a kid, must've been the hair net!

    Bernard Youens who played Stan Odgen was a continuity announcer for Granada Television.

    Jack and Vera Duckworth were probably the last of the great couples I think.

    Legend has it that every episode of "Coronation Street" survives in the archives, most of the black and white episodes in telerecorded film mode in variable quality. Must be the only example of a long running series that has survived intact.
     
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    Another of my favourites was Eddie Yates
     
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    Don't you think Fiz and Tyrone are shaping into a jack and Vera ?
     
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    Sort of, but think Tyrone is perhaps a little more romantic than Jack were
     
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