Open Thread for Week Ending May 4. The Verdict

Hey folks.

Sorry I didn’t get a proper update this week but life’s been keeping me busy. Here’s a few of the high points of what happened last week.


I know!

Steve built a wall in record time to keep his life separate from Tracy. No, it makes no sense. But it did provide for some moments of levity after the injustice served up at Frank Foster’s trial.

Rosie is auditioning to be on a reality TV show.

Milton wants to franchise Roy’s Rolls.

“It’ll be bigger than McDonald’s!”

Brian’s new project a school is the Healthy Eating Initiative. Not since Barack Obama gave his 2008 victory speech in Chicago’s Grant Park have so many people been so moved.

Emily Bishop is currently reading “50 Shades of Grey.”

I made that last part up.


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9 Responses to Open Thread for Week Ending May 4. The Verdict

  1. S. Poole says:

    Emily Bishop is currently reading “50 Shades of Grey.”

    I fell for it…. would be, as the young people say, epic.

    The divided house thing has been done on Corrie, the Duckeggs occupied the top floor of the pub to defy Alec when bought them out. (I think that’s how it went)
    Everyone on the street was bringing them food, etc. Somehow I can’t see anyone doing much for Tracy.

  2. haili says:

    That was one of the best story lines for comedy with the Duckies and Alex. Maybe we’ll get some laughs with Steve and Tracy. It’s been a bit depressing lately with so much Peter and Carla and poor Simon and Amy being shoved over the the Barlows’.

    Rosie would be a natural for reality TV and the Bachelor. Her character has the self-absorbed bad acting down pat. Maybe Jason and Tina will hook up though he needs a nice jolly girl for a change.

    • Wild Rover says:

      Speaking of Rosie, what happened to her brain? As I recall, the reason Kevin and Sally sent her to the posh private school was that her teachers said she was very bright. But now, the character is thick as two planks. Did she get hit on the head or something?

  3. haili says:

    There must be something in the water that causes personality change. Rosie was smart but now is dumb. Martin was a caring father and family man who dumped his kids and took off with a young girl. Becky was a wild drunk who became quite likable. Roy was weird but is now nice. Fizz wasn’t very nice at the beginning either. Tracy and David turned into monsters though David seems to have mellowed a bit lately. Owen was horrible and became nice though who knows where he’s headed. Audrey was a self-absorbed gold digger but now is a mother hen.

  4. missusmac says:

    I’d like to think that Corrie tries to encapsulate the many layers of human character, but of course really, it’s all plot-driven. Martin turned into a jerk because the actor playing him refused a storyline that saw him chasing a girl even younger than Katie. So off he went to live elsewhere with a gym teacher and be a jerk. And Becky and Fizz are just examples of how TLC from Roy and Hayley can change your life! Roy is, let’s face it, still a little weird. And for the right man, or man dressed as a woman, Audrey will still drop everything.
    As for Emily Bishop is currently reading “50 Shades of Grey”, good one! my first thought was “Really? Did I miss that?” Time to resurrect Ken’s book club?

    • S. Poole says:

      Time to resurrect Ken’s book club?<

      Yes please, and bring Sir Ian McKellen back to read passages from “Hard Grinding” and all! 😉

      So Rosie gone for 3 months of the bachelor knockoff or is she is never to return?

      • Long Time Lurker says:

        Won’t it depend on whether or not she “wins” the bachelor 😉 Who knows – she may even return to Corrie with the dapper young man in tow.

        And does anyone else think that the Man from Uncle is trying to scam Sylvia out of her hard earned retirement funds? I guess we’ll know for sure if he asks her to fund their new restaurant venture while he’s waiting for his funds to be wire transferred from California.

  5. Mary Prankster says:

    I would have thought that Emily was more from the “Lady Chattersley’s Lover” era. (Wow! That seems so tame now!)
    I’ve been suspicious of Milton (An American named “Milton”! Who’d believe that?!) from the beginning. The writers have been hinting…..

    • S. Poole says:

      There was a Canadian character named Malcolm on Corrie eons ago who was courting Audrey, way back in her early days with Alf. The actor did not sound at all Canadian, his accent was more than a little off. (as was Audreh’s son Stephen)

      BTW, there is a major league ball player named Milton Bradley! Parents must have a sense of humour.

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