U.K.: CORONATION STREET SHOCK!

Aug 30th, 2007, 06:48 AM
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Flanner ole chap:

<He doesn't meet Coronation St watchers because they don't do the things that'd get them to meet him.>

Au contraire - i've met many of them - in fact i'd say most folk i meet seem to watch Corrie - as it is called in tabloid headlines, i guess you don't read tabloid or soaps mags, the B&B ladies all over U.K. all seem to watch - i assumed many folks watch since ratings probably don't lie

But yes on Fodor's with its generally upper crust posters it seems many disdain Britain's most popular tv show - showing the perhaps are out of touch with their own dominate culture.
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Aug 30th, 2007, 07:38 AM
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Robjame:

Looks like Tracey is cooking something up tonight for the final kill!

(Note: about 9-month delay here)

And sorry about mistaking the date of the OP - i did not notice but the article said 30/5/07 which i should have noticed - yes old news to you but new news to us.
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Aug 30th, 2007, 10:04 AM
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"But yes on Fodor's with its generally upper crust posters it seems many disdain Britain's most popular tv show - showing the perhaps are out of touch with their own dominate culture."

Upper crust..lol PQB, crikey if that tripe is our own dominate culture, then its no wonder Britain is in the morally desperate state it is.

I will remain a non watcher thank you



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Aug 30th, 2007, 10:09 AM
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well i admit to being a little over the top on that comment - accept my apology.

and you know not what you miss, perhaps?
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Aug 30th, 2007, 10:24 AM
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"I have yet to meet a Brit who admits to watching Corrie. " Robjame: 29/8/07 (as we say in English)

"most folk i meet seem to watch Corrie - as it is called in tabloid headlines," Pal Q: 30/8/07

Four out of five Britons don't watch the programme. ("Ratings don't lie": Pal Q, 30/8/07)

Do we conclude PalQ's UK social life is structured around our near-doziest 20%? And that his numeracy is such that he can't get it into his head a dominant culture ISN'T what the almost-stupidest fifth of the population do?
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Aug 30th, 2007, 10:25 AM
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nor is it centered around what the top 20% of the intelligensia do
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Aug 30th, 2007, 10:38 AM
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It all depends what you mean by "culture". But you wouldn't remember that</i programme.
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Aug 30th, 2007, 10:41 AM
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I've never watched it as I assume it wil be about a bunch of kestrel stranglers getting knocked up by local wide boys or local rugby league heroes.


Audere - who refuses to watch anything northern post 1966.
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Aug 30th, 2007, 02:29 PM
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There is a lot of snobbery around not admitting to watching Coronation Street. However, many top actors admit to being huge fans including Sir Ian McKellen and the late Lord Olivier.

What the hell, I don't mind anyone knowing that I watch it. If anyone has any issues with that, it is their problem and not mine.
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Aug 30th, 2007, 02:32 PM
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Bob - I can't wait for tonoght's episode. With my satellite I can choose to watch the early broadcast out of Halifax at 6 pm instead of having to wait for the 7 showing.

I think that for us Americans, Corrie is what we WISH the British would be like - down to earth, relaxed, chatty, unassuming.
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Aug 30th, 2007, 06:12 PM
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robjame:

well the axe did not fall tonight - but again Tracey's web was wove - getting the neighbors to call police for domestic abuse - a perfect set up - but i did think Tracey was going to pull the trigger tonight - but she's even much more devious than i thought. Anyone who can out scheme Charlie is a genius - an evil genuis.

She should have just left but her sense of revenge - the don't mess with Tracey syndrome has obviously overtaken her rationality

she thinks she has set up the perfect murder and get off.

the only reason i know she offs Charlie somehow was in Feb when i was in London and saw talk about Tracey's trial and Jason had taken over Charlie's builder business or started his own and once said "I wish Charlie were here"

Many Brits may not like Corrie and i understand that, but for Britain-philes like you and me it's pure fun - there are many inherent references to general British culture - the average bloke - and that we love.

Is it representative of Brit life in general - in no way, but it's a lot of fun and i think that the fact that many Brits don't acknowledge watching what flanner says is still the most popular show in Britain is perhaps giving in to the cultural hegemony of the intelligensia.

Oh well maybe we'll know more tomorrow night. But i think now they will string it out to the max.

How nice to discourse with real Corrie lovers! Some Brits don't know what they miss IMO
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Aug 30th, 2007, 06:44 PM
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We head for France Sept 15 for 5 weeks but I have set up my PVR to tape all the episodes. Just think of the Rovers Fest we are going to have when we get home!
Now Tracey is poor evil so just desserts would be her murdering Charlie and then getting convicted for the crime.
What do think the story with Bill is? Has his wife left him? There is something funny there.
I hope that Craig (Rosie's boyfriend returns. I liked him.
Surely Jamie isn't going to take over UnderWorld. I don't care much for him tho I liked Danny.
Corrie is our bit of fluff each evening.
I envision our flanneruk being like Norris. Did you hear Norris say that the British are superior to the other EU nations.
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Aug 31st, 2007, 04:10 AM
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Well here's a Brit that doesn't mind admitting to watching Coronation Street. It's a bit of light entertainment and is often quite funny.

I actually lived in a rather similar street, complete with cobbles and outside loos, for a couple of years when first married. I don't remember any murders but can remember some very odd characters and seemingly unbelievable situations.

I'd much rather live in Coronation Street than Eastenders
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Aug 31st, 2007, 04:14 AM
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Bob, Bob, Bob - don't you know the first golden rule of soap? They depend for their plots on the old morality - "Be sure your sins will find you out".

And for robjame - Norris is the reincarnation of Martha Longhurst.
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Aug 31st, 2007, 07:12 AM
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robjame:

I think flanner is more like ken barlow, the most cerebral of a generally plebean lot - but his myopic British pride (which i think is mainly to pull folks chains and not his real thinking) is more like Norris - yes i heard that and chcukled - nerdy Norris saying Britain being superior to the EU countries! Tell that to the French.

Was surprised Craig packed it off to Berlin - thought Corrie needed younger folk to attract younger audiences. Maybe it was a case of a young actor not wanting to get the Seinfeld curse that would affect his future if he satyed too long?

Bill is mysterious but looks like he's back for the duration. Would not doubt he killed his wife or something sinister

In Feb in London jamie was not running Underworld but i think the current new co-owners are.

Let's see who is audere est farce like most? I guess Roy of Roys' Rolls - or at least the actor who plays him - the actor i understand is a rabid soccer fan, but he's not in the pub enough to be audere. Actually there are no private school educated characters on Corrie - not even Ken Barlow i believe.

Tracy - last words last night - something like you're going to get it soon as Charlie left.

Boy do they deserve each other - who is more evil?
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Aug 31st, 2007, 07:18 AM
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The current lurking evil character is David (the demon) Platt - don't let him anywhere near a chain-saw...
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Aug 31st, 2007, 08:25 AM
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Yes David needs a good "hiding" as they would say
I remember something about the actor who played Craig winning some sort of singing idol contest for actors and perhaps he has gone of to pursue that path. I heard him and he was not bad.
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Aug 31st, 2007, 08:27 AM
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Bob, I have never seen a single episode as it contains both Northerners and common people.
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Aug 31st, 2007, 08:38 AM
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And you can get all that at home

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Neither dear boy, neither.
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