Many, many years ago, I moved to Montreal to live with my girlfriend (whom I would later marry). She got me hooked on Coronation Street.
Being an internet nerd, I needed a place to obsess over my latest TV show.
I found a number of blogs, like the UK based Coronation Street Weekly Updates and the Canada-based Downeast Corrie Blogger. But it was Corrie Canuck, back when it was on Blogspot, that I spent the most time on commenting. Eventually, that lead to an invitation from Glacia, the blog’s founder, to contribute updates and whatever tickled my fancy.
Over the years, more and more of the contributors stopped posting as much but, for whatever reason, I kept it going.
Eventually, I figured out that my ability and desire to watch two and a half hours of TV a week, then write about it, was on the wane. And to be honest, so is my interest in the show, at least in the obsessive detail it used to be.
And that’s a shame because I actually think the show has come much more down to Earth with Stuart Blackburn at the helm. There aren’t the big crime stories they used to do and the stories are more human.
I’ll probably stick with the show until Hayley’s departure (which is absolutely gripping) and the Christmas and New Year’s episodes but after that, I’ll probably follow the to’ing and fro’ing via the blogs and whenever I catch it on CBC. And I’ll tweet the odd thing now and again.
I may still post the odd thing here and there but for now, I’m sorry to say the updates are coming to an end. I appreciate all you commenters and everything you’ve written here. I hope you understand my reasons for stepping back.
Ta for now.