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Forum: Soaps 10-06-2014, 21:59
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Helicase
I was rather shocked there was so little focus on...

I was rather shocked there was so little focus on her relationships with Brian and Martin, not to mention Don and Ivy. Alma's appearance was a little less fleeting but as usual, the focus was on the...
Forum: Soaps 27-04-2014, 18:43
Replies: 52
Views: 2,377
Posted By Helicase
Corrie's problem in recent years is too heavily...

Corrie's problem in recent years is too heavily ingrained into the show to blame the producer.

The programme as a whole has become a very inward looking micro-world, with same characters featuring...
Forum: Soaps 24-04-2014, 19:32
Replies: 41
Views: 1,712
Posted By Helicase
As the real Robert Sugden was Christopher Smith,...

As the real Robert Sugden was Christopher Smith, I wouldn't be too enthralled by Karl Davies returning.

Same with Scott Windsor - both recasts were complete abortions in terms of character...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-03-2014, 20:17
Replies: 620
Views: 36,436
Posted By Helicase
Based on what I saw from that one off they did,...

Based on what I saw from that one off they did, this will be a disaster.
Forum: Soaps 29-03-2014, 20:04
Replies: 115
Views: 8,765
Posted By Helicase
Thelma Barlow (Mavis) wasn't axed - she quit due...

Thelma Barlow (Mavis) wasn't axed - she quit due to the direction Brian Park was taking the show and the fact he axed Peter Baldwin (Derek).
Forum: Soaps 29-03-2014, 19:59
Replies: 50
Views: 1,630
Posted By Helicase
No, the media doesn't as it panders to a minority...

No, the media doesn't as it panders to a minority group. Corrie at least tries to represent a wide proportion of the age spectrum. It is not youth orientated, it shouldn't be youth orientated, thus...
Forum: Soaps 29-03-2014, 19:28
Replies: 50
Views: 1,630
Posted By Helicase
And that's the problem with media in general...

And that's the problem with media in general these days. Aimed at nothing but the teens/early 20s with dumbed down crap.
Forum: Soaps 29-03-2014, 19:24
Replies: 50
Views: 1,630
Posted By Helicase
Popular with tweenies, yes. With everyone else...

Popular with tweenies, yes. With everyone else over the age of 25, no.
Forum: Soaps 29-03-2014, 19:23
Replies: 63
Views: 3,668
Posted By Helicase
I find this thread very ironic. Corrie hasn't...

I find this thread very ironic. Corrie hasn't been great but I've seen an improvement over the last couple of weeks. So why this thread now?
Forum: Soaps 29-03-2014, 19:18
Replies: 50
Views: 1,630
Posted By Helicase
There are some really bizarre posts in here...

There are some really bizarre posts in here saying "the theme tune can't change...".

It has changed, and that's exactly the problem. The original had authenticity and drama. The current version has...
Forum: Soaps 22-03-2014, 18:40
Replies: 35
Views: 2,812
Posted By Helicase
That wasn't the line at all. Sonya actually...

That wasn't the line at all. Sonya actually said.

"Get Den Watts; he'll be in the pub."
Forum: Soaps 21-03-2014, 21:55
Replies: 92
Views: 6,016
Posted By Helicase
Are you kidding? Corrie has gone completely...

Are you kidding? Corrie has gone completely tame.

It used to be scripted with actual swear words, these days we're just subject to excessive "flaming" and "flipping".
Forum: Soaps 13-03-2014, 20:09
Replies: 79
Views: 7,149
Posted By Helicase
I tend to favour watching early 90s episodes -...

I tend to favour watching early 90s episodes - they've aged quite well yet are still proper Corrie.
Forum: Soaps 09-03-2014, 11:03
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By Helicase
Seconded - the new one is sh!te.

Seconded - the new one is sh!te.
Forum: Soaps 08-03-2014, 00:42
Replies: 33
Views: 2,607
Posted By Helicase
Maude was fantastic. An acid tongue but portrayed...

Maude was fantastic. An acid tongue but portrayed in an entirely sympathetic 3 dimensional way. The way she was written out was fairly appalling if I remember correctly, and the same can be said for...
Forum: Soaps 05-02-2014, 22:30
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By Helicase
I too miss the old rooftop credits - whenever I...

I too miss the old rooftop credits - whenever I rewatch an old 90s episode on youtube, proper credits do add to the feel of the episode.

That said, it's not just credits that are the problem but...
Forum: Soaps 31-01-2014, 22:43
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By Helicase
Corrie have been, during the last 10 years or so,...

Corrie have been, during the last 10 years or so, extremely sloppy regarding dates and timelines in general. Could be watching an episode of the Simpsons in this respect.

Prior to Corrie becoming...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 21-01-2014, 21:05
Replies: 23
Views: 2,269
Posted By Helicase
I'd sooner they tax the people that can actually...

I'd sooner they tax the people that can actually afford it.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 21-01-2014, 18:58
Replies: 23
Views: 2,269
Posted By Helicase
A hugely biased programme with no scientific...

A hugely biased programme with no scientific evidence to back many of the claims made regarding sugar.

Regardless of the fact the same link as heroin could not be provided regarding addiction, the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 18-01-2014, 11:36
Replies: 864
Views: 81,122
Posted By Helicase
The new Garth really doesn't work, nor does his...

The new Garth really doesn't work, nor does his new family (well it's not even his family is it!).

They've cocked up a little bit with how Dalentrace looks. Used to be a really big house with a pool...
Forum: Soaps 17-01-2014, 21:31
Replies: 59
Views: 3,501
Posted By Helicase
There should be no apostrophe in "Mitchells" as...

There should be no apostrophe in "Mitchells" as you are using it in the plural sense, not the possessive sense.

EDIT: or "Carters" for that matter.
Forum: Soaps 17-01-2014, 21:22
Replies: 36
Views: 2,602
Posted By Helicase
I've watched Corrie for about 24 years (since I...

I've watched Corrie for about 24 years (since I was 3 or 4). The programme is beyond recognition in terms of the decline in quality, decent characters and general realism. It has changed for worse...
Forum: Soaps 11-01-2014, 19:42
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By Helicase
I'm bored of Steve and his gurning. He need some...

I'm bored of Steve and his gurning. He need some proper material as the character is fast becoming stale.

Loathsome as he was, he was far more interesting back in the 90s.
Forum: Soaps 10-01-2014, 21:31
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By Helicase
In Coronation Street, Ken and Mike in the Rovers...

In Coronation Street, Ken and Mike in the Rovers about 1990. Sorta came out of the blue and was actually a little bit shocking.
Forum: Soaps 04-01-2014, 21:28
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By Helicase
The BBC did not change either back. EastEnders...

The BBC did not change either back. EastEnders made an update on the original in 1994 (replacing the jazzy one) and Casualty hasn't used its original theme since they got rid circa 2001.
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