Tuesday 12 July 2011

Coronation Street = PC Rubbish

I bet even gay people are embarrased at how PC Coronation Street has become and how the show is now dominated by the political queers agenda.


Corrie faces ratings crisis as viewers switch off outlandish storylines with 'too many' gay charactersBy Liz Thomas

Last updated at 10:30 PM on 10th July 2011

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Criticised: Michelle Collins and screen husband Karl (John Michie) are the new bosses of the Rovers Return

Since 1960 it has been one of the best-loved shows on television. But only six months after celebrating its 50th anniversary, Coronation Street is facing a ratings crisis.

Actors and viewers have criticised the move away from the show's roots, depicting the gritty reality of life in a typical working class street in Manchester, and replacing it with black comedy.

Cast and crew have also questioned why producer Phil Collinson, who took the helm last year, has brought in so many gay characters.

Figures for ITV1's flagship soap slumped by 29 per cent from 10.4million at the end of May to 7.4million last week.

Writing in the Daily Mail last week, art critic Brian Sewell asked: 'Is it true that the lives of heterosexual Mancunians are haplessly intertwined with transvestites, transsexuals, teenage lesbians and a horde of homosexuals across the age range?'

And Jean Alexander, who played Hilda Ogden for more than 20 years until 1987, said in a recent interview that the show is becoming far-fetched.

She said: 'Every community has people who are gay and they are very nice people. I’m not running the Street down - and let's not forget its creator Tony Warren is gay – but three couples seems excessive.’

Coronation Street currently features two gay couples, one lesbian couple and a transsexual.

Nick Cochrane, who played Andy McDonald, said the show was becoming 'unrealistic'.
He said: 'How many streets in Britain would have schoolgirl lesbians, gay married couples, a transsexual and children to gay couples? It is a little bit far-fetched.'
There has also been criticism of the arrival of actress Michelle Collins, still best-known for playing Cindy Beale in rival BBC1 soap EastEnders, as the new boss of the Street’s pub the Rovers Return.Fans have panned her Manchester accent.

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gatesofvienna said...

I very rarely watched soaps but had grown up with Corrie so gave in to that one only.

Approx ten weeks ago- after Indian family visit and the constant slobbering of two young girls- I thought this is no longer escapism it's bringing the gutter into my home- England today isn't a pretty sight. off it went and to this day my TV has never gone on again.

I read alot learning the real history of the last 100 years or so- both here and Amerika the New Bolshavik state.

Without the constant brainwashing my head is clearer- plus save money to boot.

I try to hold Christian values so allowing filth into my home is a no-no!

Adrian Peirson said...

Cultural Marxism