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: Revier
Advantages: Funny and lighthearted
Disadvantages: None really
Aaah good old Corrie, it's been on our screens since 1960, a soap set in the fictitious town of weatherfield which is a suburb of Manchester.
I must admit I'm a Corrie addict despite not being a little blue rinsed old woman. In fact it's fast catching up with Eastenders as my favourite soap. It is somewhat lighter and less depressing than Eastenders (which isn't difficult) with storylines taking on a less tragic stance than Eastenders. A recent comical story saw the long suffering Norris being held against his will by a slightly odd but undeniably harmless Mary Taylor ala Misery.
For me it is a light relief from Easties due in part to the fact that it's hard to take someone with a northern accent too seriously (not wishing to offend anyone), but it is true, if you try saying "theres been a Murder" in a scouse or Manc accent it doesn't have the same impact.
My favourite characters of all time include Curly Watts the sex bomb, Norris and Fred Elliot I say Fred Elliot who reminds me of the churchill dog : )
A more recent addition to the street is David Platts old cell mate Graeme, who is a butchers apprentice and a very funny character, currently pursuing the glamour puss and all round hottie Rosie Webster.
Through a mixture of comedic characters, light hearted storylines and northerness Corrie earns it's place as one of Britains best loved soaps, it's been around for donkeys years and hopefully will continue to be for a long while yet.
I think it's fair to say that 90% of you will have watched the occasional episode of Corrie and I'm sure I'm not the only saddo who is addicted but for the minority who haven't watched it I absolutely reccomend it to all soap lovers and anyone who gets fed up with the seriousness and morose tone of Corries southern counterpart.
Summary: One of Britains favourite soaps