History YMMV / CoronationStreet

18th Jun '17 7:10:01 AM Erin582
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* StoicWoobie: Eileeen Grimshaw refused to cry in public even at her father's funeral. Occasionally slides into [[JerkassWoobie Jerkass]] when she expresses affection through yelling.

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** Sinead is pretty unpopular in her own right: after years of having nothing to do other than being a DumbBlonde who was Beth's niece and [[SatelliteLoveInterest Chesney's girlfriend]], she ends up being in the center of a LoveTriangle between him and Daniel. Instead of displaying her as a confused young girl caught in a difficult situation, she plays off the fragile emotions of both men and openly [[ManipulativeBitch manipulating them.]]
* StoicWoobie: Eileeen Eileen Grimshaw refused to cry in public even at her father's funeral. Occasionally slides into [[JerkassWoobie Jerkass]] when she expresses affection through yelling.



** Todd Grimshaw. He was not allowed to see his premature baby son Billy when he was alive (as Sarah and Gail [[{{Jerkass}} wouldn't let him]]). He only got to speak to him at the baby's funeral.

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** Todd Grimshaw.Grimshaw in 2004. He was not allowed to see his premature baby son Billy when he was alive (as Sarah and Gail [[{{Jerkass}} wouldn't let him]]). He only got to speak to him at the baby's funeral.


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** Daniel Osbourne. Abandoned by his mother as a young child and his father soon after that, he grows up to be a brilliant student but a ''very'' deeply troubled with mental instabilities. He returns years later to visit his father's side of the family, but they are more or less dismissive of him. Then he finds a girlfriend that he loves and gets pregnant, [[spoiler: only to learn that his father convinced her to get an abortion and then he tried to kill him for their strained relationship and for possibly destroying his only chance of a family.]]
4th Jun '17 9:41:02 AM jto5334t
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Anne Kirkbride's exit episode depicts Deirdre Barlow throwing a trifle while 'Jelly shouldn't run, it should wobble!' This has drawn a few laughs, but due to fate getting in the way this was one of the last scenes she filmed before her death. In fact, when [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim Deirdre's onscreen death is announced,]] it is stated that an aneurysm was the suspected case.
29th May '17 9:09:16 PM Erin582
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The show is very popular in Canada and in recent years, has their airing only trail the UK's by a few weeks versus back in the 2000s, when it was nine months behind.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The show is very popular in Canada Canada, so much that cast members do regular meet and in recent years, has greets with fans over there and having their airing various hour-long specials air on Creator/{{CBC}}. Also, the country's airings of the episodes only trail the UK's by a few weeks versus back in the 2000s, when it was nine months behind.behind.
* HarsherInHindsight: Back around Christmastime 2004 while speaking with his soon-to-be ex-wife, Karen, Steve [=McDonald=] spoke about supercouple Jack and Vera Duckworth and how he would bet money that when one of them passes away, [[DiedInYourArmsTonight it will be in the other one's arms.]] A little over four years later, [[spoiler: it didn't happen that way; Vera died alone sitting in Jack's favorite armchair. That said, [[HeartwarmingInHindsight Steve was still in a sense still right]] when Jack died two-and-a-half years after his beloved wife and her ghost appeared to him (which by the way speaks volumes because this ''never'' happens on Corrie), eager to usher him into the afterlife with her and embracing him again before they left.]]



* JerkassWoobie: Leanne Tilsley. Despite being a manipulative opportunist, [[YourCheatingHeart a cheat]], [[TheMistress a homewrecker]] and usually a total bitch, things have really stunk for her in her life. Her mother abandoned her at birth, she's forced to abort the child she created with the husband she loves, she gets addicted to drugs and works as a prostitute to pay for said addiction, she suffers a miscarriage with her second husband, [[{{Irony}} who then cheats on her and eventually marries the other woman]], her next husband (who was also her first husband) cheats and slept with his sister-in-law ''on Christmas day'', possibly impregnating her, watches her one-time fiancé die in an explosion and her stepson, who used to love her like his own mother, verbally and physically abuses her. Unfortunately for her fans, it becomes less woobie and more {{Jerkass}} with her getting pregnant with Steve's child and it causing problems between her and Nick [[{{Hypocrite}} while she disapproves and even temporarily disowns Toya for getting involved with Peter.]]

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* JerkassWoobie: Leanne Tilsley. Despite being a manipulative opportunist, [[YourCheatingHeart a cheat]], [[TheMistress a homewrecker]] and usually a total bitch, things have really stunk for her in her life. Her mother abandoned her at birth, she's forced to abort the child she created with the husband she loves, she gets addicted to drugs and works as a prostitute to pay for said addiction, she suffers a miscarriage with her second husband, [[{{Irony}} who then cheats on her and eventually marries the other woman]], her next husband (who was also her first husband) cheats and slept with his sister-in-law ''on Christmas day'', possibly impregnating her, watches her one-time fiancé die in an explosion and her stepson, who used to love her like his own mother, verbally and physically abuses her. Unfortunately for her fans, it becomes less woobie and more {{Jerkass}} with her getting pregnant with Steve's child and it causing problems between her and Nick [[{{Hypocrite}} while she disapproves and even temporarily disowns Toya Toyah for getting involved with Peter.]]



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: One of the series' most iconic and well-loved characters, Deirdre Barlow, passed away in 2015. Her funeral, which should have been a beautiful send-off to a longtime and important characters in universe, was instead somewhat downplayed in favor for [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Carla Connor's]] gratuitous gambling problem, to many fans' chagrin.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: One of the series' most iconic and well-loved characters, Deirdre Barlow, passed away in 2015. Her funeral, which should have been a beautiful send-off to a longtime and important characters character in universe, was instead somewhat downplayed in favor for [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Carla Connor's]] gratuitous gambling problem, to many fans' chagrin.


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* WhatAnIdiot: Sarah Platt throughout much of 2015. Even as she knew and witnessed firsthand the hell that Callum Logan was putting David, his family and the rest of the family through, she still thought it was a good idea to date him and let her daughter be around him. Then, as she tries to set him up to go to jail by tricking him into confessing to one of his many crimes, her own nervousness/stupidity caused the plan to be discovered by him, he attacks her and [[FromBadToWorse things only go downhill from there.]] The effects of this decision are still being felt years later (and possibly forever, as [[spoiler: Kylie's now dead [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom indirectly because of her]] and she gave birth to Callum's baby after his demise.)]]
5th May '17 10:46:42 AM mlsmithca
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* AlasPoorScrappy: Although fans were cheering when the tram crashed down on Molly Dobbs, the scenes afterwards with her and Baby Jack in the rubble were very sad. The baby survived anyway.

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* AlasPoorScrappy: AlasPoorScrappy:
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Although fans were cheering when the tram crashed down on Molly Dobbs, the scenes afterwards with her and Baby Jack in the rubble were very sad. The baby survived anyway.



* ArcFatigue: The DomesticAbuse storyline. A full year after it started, it appeared to have reached it's conclusion - only for the Kirsty to find out Tyrone was planning to leave her immediately after they got married so he could get parental rights to his daughter. Kirsty then fell down the stairs after Tyrone moved out of the way of her attempted strike and accused ''him'' of abusing ''her''.
** Tracy Barlow's obsession with Steve Macdonald. Even Kate Ford, who plays Tracy, is sick of it at this point.
*** Since the return of Robert Preston, Tracy appears to have shifted her aim to him.

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* ArcFatigue: ArcFatigue:
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The DomesticAbuse storyline. A full year after it started, it appeared to have reached it's conclusion - only for the Kirsty to find out Tyrone was planning to leave her immediately after they got married so he could get parental rights to his daughter. Kirsty then fell down the stairs after Tyrone moved out of the way of her attempted strike and accused ''him'' of abusing ''her''.
** Tracy Barlow's obsession with Steve Macdonald. Even Kate Ford, who plays Tracy, is sick of it at this point.
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point. Since the return of Robert Preston, Tracy appears to have shifted her aim to him.him.
* AscendedMeme: You know a storyline's successful when the ''Prime Minister of the time comments about it in Parliament''.



** There is also suspicions of Tracy Barlow being one as well. Looking back over the years of all the horrid things she's done and [[KarmaHoudini the little to nothing she had to answer for it in the end,]] you have to wonder if she's just plain ''invincible.''
** Let's not forget Terry Duckworth who in spite of being an unlikable and irredeemable person, the writers have confirmed that they would never kill his character off.

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** There is also are suspicions of Tracy Barlow being one as well.one. Looking back over the years of all the horrid things she's done and [[KarmaHoudini the little to nothing she had to answer for it in the end,]] you have to wonder if she's just plain ''invincible.''
** Let's not forget Terry Duckworth who in spite of being an unlikable and irredeemable person, the writers have confirmed that they would never kill his character off.



* DesignatedHero: ''Steve [=McDonald=]''. Although he was much of a bad boy and had a record throughout his youth and he eventually grew up, it hasn't always been for the better. Even if his relationships with his ''many'' wives have had their ups and downs, oftentimes his behavior, be it cheating, stealing or just being an overall ass to them (like setting up Vicki to take the fall for his criminal misgivings or getting Max taken away from him and Becky) [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality mostly portrayed in the right.]] Possibly the worst examples of his supposed heroism include during the minibus crash (which was an accident) and he wasn't hurt, instead of trying to help any of the injured or help extricate some of the passengers, he wanders off and it's excused because we learn he's suffering from depression and the whole fiasco of his cheating and getting Leanne pregnant is forgiven by some because of how much they dislike Michelle.

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* DesignatedHero: ''Steve [=McDonald=]''.Steve [=McDonald=]. Although he was much of a bad boy and had a record throughout his youth and he eventually grew up, it hasn't always been for the better. Even if his relationships with his ''many'' wives have had their ups and downs, oftentimes his behavior, be it cheating, stealing or just being an overall ass to them (like setting up Vicki to take the fall for his criminal misgivings or getting Max taken away from him and Becky) [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality mostly portrayed in the right.]] Possibly the worst examples of his supposed heroism include during the minibus crash (which was an accident) and he wasn't hurt, instead of trying to help any of the injured or help extricate some of the passengers, he wanders off and it's excused because we learn he's suffering from depression and the whole fiasco of his cheating and getting Leanne pregnant is forgiven by some because of how much they dislike Michelle.



*** And of course let's not forget the original ED married couple, the Ogdens, Stan and Hilda, even 25+ years after his [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim demise]] and her [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere exit.]] In spite of the fact that many fans and even Corrie producers want her to return, her actress has refused every time due to her disapproval of the quality of the show in its [[SeasonalRot recent years.]] (And now that the actress has died, a return is permanently out of the question.)

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*** And of course let's not forget the ** The original ED married couple, the Ogdens, Stan and Hilda, even 25+ years after his [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim demise]] and her [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere exit.]] In spite of the fact that many fans and even Corrie producers want wanted her to return, her actress has refused every time time, right up until her death, due to her disapproval of the quality of the show in its [[SeasonalRot recent later years.]] (And now that the actress has died, a return is permanently out of the question.)]]



* {{HSQ}}:
** Many climaxes of big storylines.
** Most notably The Joinery explosion/Tram crash in December 2010.

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{{HSQ}}: Many climaxes of big storylines.
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storylines, most notably The Joinery explosion/Tram crash in December 2010.



** AscendedMeme: You know a storylines successful, when the ''Prime Minister of the time comments about it in Parliament''.



** Kevin got very unlikeable too in recent storylines, although some think Kevin was arguably worse back in 1997 and 1998 with his affair with Natalie Horrocks and Sally's affair with Greg Kelly. Even throughout the 2000s prior to his affair with Molly, he was only the lesser of the two evils regarding him and Sally.

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** Kevin got very unlikeable too in recent post-2010 storylines, although some think Kevin was arguably worse back in 1997 and 1998 with his affair with Natalie Horrocks and Sally's affair with Greg Kelly. Even throughout the 2000s prior to his affair with Molly, he was only the lesser of the two evils regarding him and Sally.



* SpecialEffectFailure [=/=] {{Narm}}: During the infamous scene of David pushing Gail down the stairs, not only was her dramatic fall illogical (down the ''second'' flight of stairs; given her body weight, [[ArtisticLicensePhysics she should have just landed at the bottom of the first landing]]), but over the obviously-a-stunt-double's head-first landing in the living room. Here's the [[http://youtu.be/WAOb-_b9QjQ scene in all its glory.]]

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* SpecialEffectFailure [=/=] {{Narm}}: SpecialEffectFailure: During the infamous scene of David pushing Gail down the stairs, not only was her dramatic fall illogical (down the ''second'' flight of stairs; given her body weight, [[ArtisticLicensePhysics she should have just landed at the bottom of the first landing]]), but over the obviously-a-stunt-double's head-first landing in the living room. Here's the [[http://youtu.be/WAOb-_b9QjQ scene in all its glory.]]



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Poppy was widely liked by fans, awaiting some kind of plot for her. The most she ever did was tell Tara that Dev cheated on her with Lisa. She was abruptly axed when she got into a few arguments with Betty in the pub.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
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Poppy was widely liked by fans, awaiting some kind of plot for her. The most she ever did was tell Tara that Dev cheated on her with Lisa. She was abruptly axed when she got into a few arguments with Betty in the pub.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: One of the series' most iconic and well-loved characters, Deidre Barlow, passed away in 2015. Her funeral, which should have been a beautiful send-off to a longtime and important characters in universe, was instead somewhat downplayed in favor for [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Carla Connor's]] gratuitous gambling problem, to many fans' chagrin.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: One of the series' most iconic and well-loved characters, Deidre Deirdre Barlow, passed away in 2015. Her funeral, which should have been a beautiful send-off to a longtime and important characters in universe, was instead somewhat downplayed in favor for [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Carla Connor's]] gratuitous gambling problem, to many fans' chagrin.



** Tyrone Dobbs. Full stop.

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** Tyrone Dobbs. Full stop.



* WTHCastingAgency: Joshua and Freddie Peacock were played by [[RealLifeRelative actual brothers]]... Except the characters ''aren't'' related - Joshua's mother Maxine got pregnant after an affair and DNA tests proved he wasn't Ashley's son, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming but Ashley raised him as if he was anyway]]; whilst Freddie was Ashley's son with second wife Claire.

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* WTHCastingAgency: WTHCastingAgency:
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Joshua and Freddie Peacock were played by [[RealLifeRelative actual brothers]]... Except the characters ''aren't'' related - Joshua's mother Maxine got pregnant after an affair and DNA tests proved he wasn't Ashley's son, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments but Ashley raised him as if he was anyway]]; whilst Freddie was Ashley's son with second wife Claire.
5th May '17 10:37:02 AM Erin582
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* DesignatedHero: ''Steve [=McDonald=]''. Although he was much of a bad boy and had a record throughout his youth and he eventually grew up, it hasn't always been for the better. Even if his relationships with his ''many'' wives have had their ups and downs, oftentimes his behavior, be it cheating, stealing or just being an overall ass to them (like setting up Vicki to take the fall for his criminal misgivings or getting Max taken away from him and Becky) [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality mostly portrayed in the right.]] Possibly the worst examples of his supposed heroism include during the minibus crash (which was an accident) and he wasn't hurt, instead of trying to help any of the injured or help extricate some of the passengers, he wanders off and it's excused because we learn he's suffering from depression and the whole fiasco of his cheating and getting Leanne pregnant is forgiven by some because of how much they dislike Michelle.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The show is very popular in Canada and in recent years, has their airing only trail the UK's by a week (versus a decade ago, when it was nine months behind.)

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The show is very popular in Canada and in recent years, has their airing only trail the UK's by a week (versus a decade ago, few weeks versus back in the 2000s, when it was nine months behind.)



* JerkassWoobie: Leanne Tilsley. Despite being a manipulative opportunist, [[YourCheatingHeart a cheat]], [[TheOtherWoman a homewrecker]] and usually a total bitch, things have really stunk for her in her life. Her mother abandoned her at birth, she's forced to abort the child she created with the husband she loves, she gets addicted to drugs and works as a prostitute to pay for said addiction, she suffers a miscarriage with her second husband, [[{{Irony}} who then cheats on her and eventually marries the other woman]], her next husband (who was also her first husband) cheats and slept with his sister-in-law ''on Christmas day'', possibly impregnating her, watches her one-time fiancé die in an explosion and her stepson, who used to love her like his own mother, verbally and physically abuses her.

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* JerkassWoobie: Leanne Tilsley. Despite being a manipulative opportunist, [[YourCheatingHeart a cheat]], [[TheOtherWoman [[TheMistress a homewrecker]] and usually a total bitch, things have really stunk for her in her life. Her mother abandoned her at birth, she's forced to abort the child she created with the husband she loves, she gets addicted to drugs and works as a prostitute to pay for said addiction, she suffers a miscarriage with her second husband, [[{{Irony}} who then cheats on her and eventually marries the other woman]], her next husband (who was also her first husband) cheats and slept with his sister-in-law ''on Christmas day'', possibly impregnating her, watches her one-time fiancé die in an explosion and her stepson, who used to love her like his own mother, verbally and physically abuses her. Unfortunately for her fans, it becomes less woobie and more {{Jerkass}} with her getting pregnant with Steve's child and it causing problems between her and Nick [[{{Hypocrite}} while she disapproves and even temporarily disowns Toya for getting involved with Peter.]]


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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: One of the series' most iconic and well-loved characters, Deidre Barlow, passed away in 2015. Her funeral, which should have been a beautiful send-off to a longtime and important characters in universe, was instead somewhat downplayed in favor for [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Carla Connor's]] gratuitous gambling problem, to many fans' chagrin.
13th Apr '17 11:41:39 AM danlansdowne
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** Leanne having a baby after a one night stand with Steve, a character she rarely interacted with outside the Rovers.



** David Platt. It was hard not to be feel sorry for him when he was kicked out of his own house, denied access to his kids and treated like a complete monster in late 2013. All for 'trying to kill' his brother Nick (which was a genuine accident).

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** David Platt. It was hard not to be feel sorry for him when he was kicked out of his own house, denied access to his kids and treated like a complete monster in late 2013. All for 'trying to kill' his brother Nick (which was a genuine accident). Comes up again after Kylie is killed.
1st Feb '17 7:50:57 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AngstWhatAngst: You can't help but notice how eerily well Peter Barlow took to two wives suffering ''[[ConvenientMiscarriage two miscarriages]]'' between them. While each woman dealt with the devastation in their own way, he on the other hand took in stride and sadly cemented his JerkAss persona.

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* AngstWhatAngst: You can't help but notice how eerily well Peter Barlow took to two wives suffering ''[[ConvenientMiscarriage two miscarriages]]'' between them. While each woman dealt with the devastation in their own way, he on the other hand took it all in stride and sadly cemented his JerkAss persona.
26th Dec '16 11:39:09 AM danlansdowne
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*** And of course let's not forget the original ED married couple, the Ogdens, Stan and Hilda, even 25+ years after his [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim demise]] and her [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere exit.]] In spite of the fact that many fans and even Corrie producers want her to return, her actress has refused every time due to her disapproval of the quality of the show in its [[SeasonalRot recent years.]]

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*** And of course let's not forget the original ED married couple, the Ogdens, Stan and Hilda, even 25+ years after his [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim demise]] and her [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere exit.]] In spite of the fact that many fans and even Corrie producers want her to return, her actress has refused every time due to her disapproval of the quality of the show in its [[SeasonalRot recent years.]]]] (And now that the actress has died, a return is permanently out of the question.)
26th Dec '16 11:33:29 AM danlansdowne
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*** Since the return of Robert Preston, Tracy appears to have shifted her aim to him.
30th Oct '16 6:02:55 AM pprg27
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** Some people have argued this with Simon Barlow's actor Alex Bain. Although Bain's race has never been publicly disclosed, some viewers believe that Simon has noticeably dark skin for a child fathered by a Caucasian couple.

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** Some people have argued this with Simon Barlow's actor Alex Bain. Although Bain's race has never been publicly disclosed, some viewers believe that Simon has noticeably dark skin for a child fathered by born to a Caucasian couple.
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