History YMMV / CoronationStreet

9th Feb '18 2:30:26 PM fearlessnikki
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* AmericansHateTingle: Despite its popularity in Canada (see below), the show is fairly obscure in America as aside from viewers in northern states who could receive a nearby CBC station, no American channel ever really aired the show for any length of time. It aired briefly on Creator/{{PBS}} in the early 70s, the Creator/USANetwork aired it for a short time in the early 80s (when they were desperate for programming), and the part-CBC owned cable net Trio aired it at some point before the CBC sold it to- ironically- USA Networks. It's only really been exposed around here via Creator/{{Hulu}}.



* AuthorsSavingThrow:
** After two Replacement Scrappies for Blanche proved unsuccessful, both were axed.
** Frankie and Jamie's brief affair was unpopular with viewers, so Frankie called it off.



** Sean Tully. ''Especially'' if you happen to be gay ...

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** Sean Tully. ''Especially'' if you happen Tully was known for dominating storylines, despite his lack of popularity. What's more is that he would frequently become a KarmaHoudini for his worse deeds - posing as Liz online to be gay ...talk to Violet, who would normally have nothing to do with him; he's EasilyForgiven because he claims he just wanted to get to know his son (even though he got exposed when he used the account to shill himself against Violet).



** PAT PHELAN. A man who, as of the start of 2018, [[spoiler: defrauded half the residents of the street, raped two women, killed four men, set his former rape victim Anna Windass up for attempted murder]], committed god only knows how many more petty evils against various other characters, and [[KarmaHoudini gotten away with it all]] whilst easily being one of the DUMBEST villains to ever disgrace the cobbles in 57 years. The worst part? The writers must know just how unbelievably bad a criminal Phelan is, because they had the temerity to make him [[spoiler: brag to Michael, a dying man, that “Napoleon would have loved me. He said he preferred his generals to be lucky than good.”]] There have been at least 5 times that Phelan has put himself in a situation where he can easily be arrested, killed or otherwise destroyed, and each time he’s gotten away with it!
*** WordOfSaintPaul is he'll be getting his before too long, likely in 2018.

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** PAT PHELAN. A man who, as of the start of 2018, [[spoiler: defrauded half the residents of the street, raped two women, killed four men, set his former rape victim Anna Windass up for attempted murder]], committed god only knows how many more petty evils against various other characters, and [[KarmaHoudini gotten away with it all]] whilst easily being one of the DUMBEST villains to ever disgrace the cobbles in 57 years. The worst part? The writers must know just how unbelievably bad a criminal Phelan is, because they had the temerity to make him [[spoiler: brag to Michael, a dying man, that “Napoleon would have loved me. He said he preferred his generals to be lucky than good.”]] There have been at least 5 times that Phelan has put himself in a situation where he can easily be arrested, killed or otherwise destroyed, and each time he’s gotten away with it!
***
it! WordOfSaintPaul is he'll be getting his before too long, likely in 2018.



** Michelle discovering that Ryan wasn't biologically hers, swapped with another boy called Alex. Alex disappeared after a few weeks and the storyline was panned by fans and critics. The writers appear to have retconned it from existence now.
*** They're revisiting it in 2018 when Alex returns.

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** Michelle discovering that Ryan wasn't biologically hers, swapped with another boy called Alex. Alex disappeared after a few weeks and the storyline was panned by fans and critics. The writers appear appeared to have retconned retcon it from existence now.
*** They're revisiting it in
until 2018 when Alex returns.returned.



* FetishRetardant: This was the reaction to the makeout between Deirdre and Lewis (Nigel Havers).



** AmericansHateTingle: Conversely, the show is fairly obscure in America as aside from viewers in northern states who could receive a nearby CBC station, no American channel ever really aired the show for any length of time. It aired briefly on Creator/{{PBS}} in the early 70s, the Creator/USANetwork aired it for a short time in the early 80s (when they were desperate for programming), and the part-CBC owned cable net Trio aired it at some point before the CBC sold it to- ironically- USA Networks. It's only really been exposed around here via Creator/{{Hulu}}.



* HilariousInHindsight: Before getting cast in the soap, Alison King had starred in an ad for ''Daz'' detergent - which parodied ''Coronation Street'' in a soap called 'Cleaner Close'. One that frequently ran while ''Coronation Street'' was airing too.



* {{Narm}}: When Izzy took a strong form of cannabis in 2016 and was freaking out and having hallucinations because of it was obviously meant to be serious and scary but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGe470HOLPU came across as]] hilarious and ''badly''-acted instead.

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* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
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When Izzy took a strong form of cannabis in 2016 and was freaking out and having hallucinations because of it was obviously meant to be serious and scary but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGe470HOLPU came across as]] hilarious and ''badly''-acted instead.instead.
** Fiz's reaction to her baby being born with a hole in her heart - "her heart's not big enough to have a hole in it" - was met with universal laughter rather than sadness.



** Claire Peacock became one after her marriage to Ashley. Essentially because the writers forgot that she had been introduced as a sweet nanny for Joshua - and she suddenly turned into a nasty, henpecking harpy. The IMDB boards had a thread titled "Who on Corrie do you most want to slap?" - and Claire was the most frequently mentioned character. She did somewhat redeem herself through her OddFriendship with Becky - especially when [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness she was persuaded to get drunk in the middle of the day]].



** Earlier before Sophie and Sian were open about being together, Claire had walked in on them kissing while they were briefly filling in for her babysitting Dev's children. During this time Simon and Adi had done some rough housing and the latter bumped his head. Sophie and Sian letting Claire take the fall at Roy and Haley's wedding was meant to be a low moment for the two - showing that they needed to stop lying. Except Sian lied because Claire had chosen to say that she walked in on them kissing - a detail she ''didn't'' need to reveal, effectively outing two confused and scared teenage girl - and she had promised to keep it a secret. So Claire being thought of as a child abuser came across as LaserGuidedKarma instead.

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** Earlier before Sophie and Sian were open about being together, Claire had walked in on them kissing while they were briefly filling in for her babysitting Dev's children. During this time Simon and Adi had done some rough housing and the latter bumped his head. Sophie and Sian letting Claire take the fall at Roy and Haley's wedding was meant to be a low moment for the two - showing that they needed to stop lying. Except Sian lied because Claire had chosen to say that she walked in on them kissing - a detail she ''didn't'' need to reveal, effectively outing two confused and scared teenage girl girls - and she had promised to keep it a secret. So Claire being thought of as a child abuser came across as LaserGuidedKarma instead.
22nd Jan '18 5:58:33 AM NathanJohnson1967
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** PAT PHELAN. A man who, as of the start of 2018, [[spoiler: defrauded half the residents of the street, raped two women, killed four men]], committed god only knows how many more petty evils against various other characters, and [[KarmaHoudini gotten away with it all]] whilst easily being one of the DUMBEST villains to ever disgrace the cobbles in 57 years. The worst part? The writers must know just how unbelievably bad a criminal Phelan is, because they had the temerity to make him [[spoiler: brag to Michael, a dying man, that “Napoleon would have loved me. He said he preferred his generals to be lucky than good.”]] There have been at least 5 times that Phelan has put himself in a situation where he can easily be arrested, killed or otherwise destroyed, and each time he’s gotten away with it!

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** PAT PHELAN. A man who, as of the start of 2018, [[spoiler: defrauded half the residents of the street, raped two women, killed four men]], men, set his former rape victim Anna Windass up for attempted murder]], committed god only knows how many more petty evils against various other characters, and [[KarmaHoudini gotten away with it all]] whilst easily being one of the DUMBEST villains to ever disgrace the cobbles in 57 years. The worst part? The writers must know just how unbelievably bad a criminal Phelan is, because they had the temerity to make him [[spoiler: brag to Michael, a dying man, that “Napoleon would have loved me. He said he preferred his generals to be lucky than good.”]] There have been at least 5 times that Phelan has put himself in a situation where he can easily be arrested, killed or otherwise destroyed, and each time he’s gotten away with it!
11th Jan '18 11:38:55 AM NathanJohnson1967
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** PAT PHELAN. A man who, as of late 2017, [[spoiler: defrauded half the residents of the street, raped two women, killed three men]], committed god only knows how many more petty evils against various other characters, and [[KarmaHoudini gotten away with it all]] whilst easily being one of the DUMBEST villains to ever disgrace the cobbles in 57 years. The worst part? The writers must know just how unbelievably bad a criminal Phelan is, because they had the temerity to make him [[spoiler: brag to Michael, a dying man, that “Napoleon would have loved me. He said he preferred his generals to be lucky than good.”]] There have been at least 5 times that Phelan has put himself in a situation where he can easily be arrested, killed or otherwise destroyed, and each time he’s gotten away with it!

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** PAT PHELAN. A man who, as of late 2017, the start of 2018, [[spoiler: defrauded half the residents of the street, raped two women, killed three four men]], committed god only knows how many more petty evils against various other characters, and [[KarmaHoudini gotten away with it all]] whilst easily being one of the DUMBEST villains to ever disgrace the cobbles in 57 years. The worst part? The writers must know just how unbelievably bad a criminal Phelan is, because they had the temerity to make him [[spoiler: brag to Michael, a dying man, that “Napoleon would have loved me. He said he preferred his generals to be lucky than good.”]] There have been at least 5 times that Phelan has put himself in a situation where he can easily be arrested, killed or otherwise destroyed, and each time he’s gotten away with it!
1st Jan '18 12:31:46 PM danlansdowne
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** Crosses over with TheyWastedAperfectlyGoodPlot. Tracy Barlow actually got some CharacterDevelopment following Rob's arrest, culminating in risking her own life to save Carla's in the minibus crash.It doesn't stick. Not long after Tracy's back to her old Jerkass self and her OddFriendship with Carla returns to hatred.

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** Crosses over with TheyWastedAperfectlyGoodPlot.TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot. Tracy Barlow actually got some CharacterDevelopment following Rob's arrest, culminating in risking her own life to save Carla's in the minibus crash.It doesn't stick. Not long after Tracy's back to her old Jerkass self and her OddFriendship with Carla returns to hatred.
25th Dec '17 9:24:35 PM danlansdowne
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** Richard Hillman is still fondly remembered as one of the greatest TV villains of all time, and it's more than a decade since he died trying to drown his family.

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** Richard Hillman is still fondly remembered as one of the greatest TV villains of all time, and it's more than a decade since he died trying to drown his family. Every Corrie villain since has faced the challenge of standing in his shadow.
22nd Dec '17 3:03:21 PM danlansdowne
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* AuthorTract: The writers evidently have a low opinion of gambling from the sheer number of gambling addicts to walk the cobbles - almost half a dozen in as many years.
21st Dec '17 5:40:30 PM danlansdowne
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*** WordOfSaintPaul is he'll be getting his before too long, likely in 2018.


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*** They're revisiting it in 2018 when Alex returns.
7th Dec '17 5:55:29 AM NathanJohnson1967
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** The whole Pat Phelan Saga: No matter how many times he seems to come near being exposed for his many crimes and deceptions, he just happens to get away with it at the last moment so the story can drag out further. See creators pet below for more details on the character and how tedious the plot has become.
6th Dec '17 4:35:55 PM MagBas
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* CharacterDerailment:
** Rosie Webster is currently a superficial ditz who can't even cook without burning the kitchen down. The writers clearly forgot that she went to a posh private school for the gifted. And about her deep and loving relationship with Craig Harris in the past, because now she's the biggest whore on the street. There was a time when she was the responsible sister who had to look out for Sophie.
** David Platt went from a troubled teenager due to an overprotective mother to being a juvenile delinquent who smashes up the street, frames someone for robbery and attempts rape. Then jumping back to JerkWithAHeartOfGold as an adult, wherein he is still rude, and selfish, but overall a moral person.
*** Although he's recently devolved (and gotten worse) than his original characterisation and is currently barely a step away from being a total sociopath.
** Molly Dobbs was a capable and good natured woman who valued trust and honesty in a relationship above anything else. Now she's had a full blown affair with a married man who happened to be her husband's best friend. And when his wife got cancer she couldn't understand why he was finishing with her.
** Sunita Alahan. She was once one of the most moral people in the show. Suddenly, she's having an affair, wearing skimpy outfits and being plain nasty to everyone for no good reason.
** Samantha Failsworth started out as a feisty and independent barmaid. She was given a back story about being raped years previous, causing her to have difficult trusting men, but worked through her issues and settled down in a healthy relationship. Then she abruptly cheated on her boyfriend for no reason, messed with his head by pretending to be pregnant and not only tried to wreck his new relationship but spread malicious lies about anyone remotely connected with him.
30th Nov '17 11:02:16 AM ClintEastwood
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* CharacterDerailment:
** Rosie Webster is currently a superficial ditz who can't even cook without burning the kitchen down. The writers clearly forgot that she went to a posh private school for the gifted. And about her deep and loving relationship with Craig Harris in the past, because now she's the biggest whore on the street. There was a time when she was the responsible sister who had to look out for Sophie.
** David Platt went from a troubled teenager due to an overprotective mother to being a juvenile delinquent who smashes up the street, frames someone for robbery and attempts rape. Then jumping back to JerkWithAHeartOfGold as an adult, wherein he is still rude, and selfish, but overall a moral person.
*** Although he's recently devolved (and gotten worse) than his original characterisation and is currently barely a step away from being a total sociopath.
** Molly Dobbs was a capable and good natured woman who valued trust and honesty in a relationship above anything else. Now she's had a full blown affair with a married man who happened to be her husband's best friend. And when his wife got cancer she couldn't understand why he was finishing with her.
** Sunita Alahan. She was once one of the most moral people in the show. Suddenly, she's having an affair, wearing skimpy outfits and being plain nasty to everyone for no good reason.
** Samantha Failsworth started out as a feisty and independent barmaid. She was given a back story about being raped years previous, causing her to have difficult trusting men, but worked through her issues and settled down in a healthy relationship. Then she abruptly cheated on her boyfriend for no reason, messed with his head by pretending to be pregnant and not only tried to wreck his new relationship but spread malicious lies about anyone remotely connected with him.



* FairForItsDay: The gay storyline involving Todd. Yes it involved a previously established straight character SuddenlySexuality and carrying on an affair behind his girlfriend's back. However it still portrayed Todd sympathetically, any hostility towards him was about the fact that it was an affair (rather than it being with another man) and it eventually resulted in the entire pub standing up for Todd against Les Battersby's homophobia. This was in 2003 and was one of the first times a gay storyline had ever been done in British soaps. There was a mountain of controversy over having gay characters at all. Todd remained a series regular for at least a year, during which another gay character was introduced (and they ''weren't'' [[TokenMinorityCouple paired together]]). Todd was most definitely a trail blazer for the very popular Sophie and Sian pairing that followed.



* 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.]]



* 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.]]


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* TakeThatScrappy:
** After surviving a Minor Car Crash, Janice Battersby acts like even more of a SpoiledBrat than ever, and goes about ruining Sally Webster's work. Sally finally snaps and punches her in the nose. Not only that but it went further by Danny Baldwin firing Janice (again), and not one person sprang to her defense.
** Rosie Webster is more or less a walking example.


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* UncannyValley: For Tony's stag party, they all wore "Tony" masks - flat unmoving faces with little cutout eyes peering out.
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