How I Got Hooked On Coronation Street!

Coronation Street SignIt’s been on the air since 1960… but I’ve only been watching for the last couple years so I still don’t know all the history – and truth be told, I probably never will.

And still, I’m hooked on the goings on of Coronation Street!

It started innocently enough, by being in the same room as Trish when she was watching on the CBC. That’s it.

Over time though I found myself keeping track of what the characters were doing or who they were doing or who was killing people or lying or cheating or trying their best to be good or make a new life. It’s a complicated situation over there – well a bunch of complicated situations. And from what I gather, it always has been.

In fact, and I realize that this is kinda nuts, last night I got stuck in the Wiki rabbit hole chasing info on characters and The Rovers and old stories and history. There’s so damn much I’ll never get through it all! I’ll never know it all! And part of me says, “forget it, you’re too far behind, stop watching now and save yourself the headache.” but then I watch for another week and I can’t wait to see how the next loose end is going to be tied up.

Truth be told, I’ve got an addictive personality, so it’s no real surprise that I got hooked.

But it’s SO EASY to get hooked on the damn show!

There are kids and teens and twenty-somethings and parents and old timers and scandal for all of them. There’s never a boring day and there’s never a day that you can afford to miss.

And because the CBC knows this, you can watch the whole week on Sunday mornings. It’s 2 and a half hours that you won’t want to move from the couch, but if you need to catch up – it’s the way to go (in a non-streaming, “old fashioned” kinda way) to get your fix.

Coronation Street CastTo pick favourite characters I have to lean towards the funnier and less mean spirited.

1) Lloyd

2) Steve

3) Tina

4) Rita

5) Roy

Those 5 aren’t really in any order – but Lloyd and Steve go together as the best bromance and best comic relief on the street. Tina and Rita may not be prefect, but they don’t make me want to throw things at the screen. And Roy is awesome, that’s just the way it is.

And on the least favourite side I’ve got:

1) Tracy

2) Norris

3) Gail

4) Karl

5) Kirsty

These 5 have a combination of mean, whiny, entitled, nuts, violent, cruel, awful, rude, nosy, trouble-making and anger inducing going on. There is rarely, rarely, rarely a moment when they are on screen and not doing something that makes me want to stop watching the show – so good from them doing their job so well.

In the end the team that creates Coronation Street keeps coming up with more stories and twists and turns and ups and downs and fights and loves and that’s what will keep me watching.

Don’t judge me… please.

I can’t help it.Corontation Street Rooftops

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One comment on How I Got Hooked On Coronation Street!

  1. Alyson says:

    As a half-Brit, I think I may have inadvertently disowned myself from my mum’s side of the family by not getting into this show yet. Your review of it, however, is making me wonder if it’s time…

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How I Got Hooked On Coronation Street!

Coronation Street SignIt’s been on the air since 1960… but I’ve only been watching for the last couple years so I still don’t know all the history – and truth be told, I probably never will.

And still, I’m hooked on the goings on of Coronation Street!

It started innocently enough, by being in the same room as Trish when she was watching on the CBC. That’s it.

Over time though I found myself keeping track of what the characters were doing or who they were doing or who was killing people or lying or cheating or trying their best to be good or make a new life. It’s a complicated situation over there – well a bunch of complicated situations. And from what I gather, it always has been.

In fact, and I realize that this is kinda nuts, last night I got stuck in the Wiki rabbit hole chasing info on characters and The Rovers and old stories and history. There’s so damn much I’ll never get through it all! I’ll never know it all! And part of me says, “forget it, you’re too far behind, stop watching now and save yourself the headache.” but then I watch for another week and I can’t wait to see how the next loose end is going to be tied up.

Truth be told, I’ve got an addictive personality, so it’s no real surprise that I got hooked.

But it’s SO EASY to get hooked on the damn show!

There are kids and teens and twenty-somethings and parents and old timers and scandal for all of them. There’s never a boring day and there’s never a day that you can afford to miss.

And because the CBC knows this, you can watch the whole week on Sunday mornings. It’s 2 and a half hours that you won’t want to move from the couch, but if you need to catch up – it’s the way to go (in a non-streaming, “old fashioned” kinda way) to get your fix.

Coronation Street CastTo pick favourite characters I have to lean towards the funnier and less mean spirited.

1) Lloyd

2) Steve

3) Tina

4) Rita

5) Roy

Those 5 aren’t really in any order – but Lloyd and Steve go together as the best bromance and best comic relief on the street. Tina and Rita may not be prefect, but they don’t make me want to throw things at the screen. And Roy is awesome, that’s just the way it is.

And on the least favourite side I’ve got:

1) Tracy

2) Norris

3) Gail

4) Karl

5) Kirsty

These 5 have a combination of mean, whiny, entitled, nuts, violent, cruel, awful, rude, nosy, trouble-making and anger inducing going on. There is rarely, rarely, rarely a moment when they are on screen and not doing something that makes me want to stop watching the show – so good from them doing their job so well.

In the end the team that creates Coronation Street keeps coming up with more stories and twists and turns and ups and downs and fights and loves and that’s what will keep me watching.

Don’t judge me… please.

I can’t help it.Corontation Street Rooftops

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