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I don't think any of you lovely internet chums watch Coronation Street. But you should! Because not only is it the (intentionally) funniest, campest soap ever, it is currently featuring a huge, majestic pink poodle who was staying in Kirk's kennels and whose mad owner's sitting room was covered in pictures of said poodle, including a painted portrait. And in the same episode, someone made a decision by asking "hmmm, what would Angela Lansbury do?" which made me laugh for a ridiculously long time (as did the poodle). Hurrah for Corrie!

I do have to say, though, I hate Katy ("nooo, Martin, I want to have a beh-beeeeeeeh!" Oh, for fuck's sake, you're 17 and you're going out with a former friend's dad. Finish school). And I hate the way no one on the street ever goes on to further education when they have the opportunity to do so. And Sally's affair plot line is ridiculous. But then there'll be a line like "she's got money and a dog - that's all it takes to turn Kirk's head!" and all will be forgiven.


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Jan. 20th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
Hee! We get it on cable TV here, and we got it on free-to-air years and years ago. I don't have cable at home, but I watched an episode while I was at my mum's last weekend -- it was awesome fun.

There was a British soap marathon going on. Best Weekend Ever.
Jan. 20th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
Hee! How far behind are you over there? What was going on?
Jan. 20th, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, god, I think these were a few years old at least. The plotline that stuck most in my head was the two women -- Shelly and Gina? -- having some sort of bet to provide the best food at Rovers, and a mix-up over who gets to be godparents to a baby and the mother's (Emily?) separation anxiety from same baby whenever she leaves the house.
Jan. 20th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC)
Hasn't that show been on for simply aaaages? I had a friend whose mum used to watch it every afternoon (when we were small). Lots of Canadians watch it, actually... but then, I don't have a TV.


I want to see the large pink pooooodle!
Jan. 20th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
It's been on for about 40 years! And it's much, much better than its BBC rival, the dull and dreary EastEnders.

But never fear, you can see the poodle here and in the link in the post above!
Jan. 20th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I love me Corrie, me!

Did you get a chance to look at the portrait of the poodle hanging in the lady's sitting room? Had me giggling!

I don't like the Martin/Katy story either, but it gets very good soon. Have a look at TV3 Showbiz teletext thingie if you want spoilers!
Jan. 20th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)

Just checked for spoilers and, well, I did not expect that! Heavens.

And yes, I noticed the portrait! That could have been the funniest touch. That and when the camera panned across to Sean's shocked face looking in the window...
Jan. 20th, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC)
I haven't watched Corrie for a long, long time, but eek! That's Anthony Cotton there (Sean), and I've never seen him do anything but camp.

And a pink poodle! Madness.
Jan. 20th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
I tell you, it's COMEDY GOLD. When it's intentionally going for comedy, the writing is just fantastic. And Sean is hilarious. When he was introduced I was annoyed that the one gay character was such a stereotype, but he was just so funny that I couldn't resist him. After the episode in which he responded to a touching scene in the Rover's by going "oh, it's like the end of Annie, when Daddy Warbucks welcomes the orphans into his 'ome!", I was in love.

The poodle is indeed insane, but very, very funny. I started giggling every time it came on screen. It's so huge! And fluffy! And pink!
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