Newest Review: ... would watch it if it was based on real life as it isn't always that interesting. I think Coronation Street is very entertaining with a goo... more
Member Name: Dangey2009
Advantages: Entertaining script
Disadvantages: Loses it's appeal now
Coronation has long been vying with Eastenders for the best soap on TV and every year they always seem to have face off at the soap awards. Unfortunately for Coronation Street alot of the times in recent years Eastenders has come out on top. Coronation Street air on ITV1 and normally show their episodes at a different time to their rival in order to get the most viewers. Coronation street is set in Wetherfield and has now been our screens for over 50 years which is a fantastic acheivement.
Over the years they have always managed to maintain their popularity and at the moment there are normally two half hour episodes on Monday and then one on Wednesday and one on Friday.
As described above, the soap is set in a fictitious street in Wetherfield and we follow the residents of Coronation Street as they deal with life's challanges and dramas. Like many soaps there is a pub that is the focal point for the characters by the name of the Rovers Return. Unlike the Queen Vic in Eastenders there never seems to be quite as much trouble and people kicked out but there is still problems too witht the customers.
Each episode will feature on the working-class characters who all live and work on the street.
For me, like so many other soaps, this paticular one offers interesting and engaing plots and gives you a means to escape just for half hour and not worry about anything. The funny thing with this soap is they then don't need constant killing off of characters and explosions etc. They capture imagination in other ways and good acting and entertainment.
There are so many plotlines that challenge the actors and also deliver great messages on subjects alot of us can relate to. If you've never seen or heard of Coronation Street and if you haven't then where have you been, then watch this as it's very entertaining.
Summary: Overall, a fun soap