History YMMV / CoronationStreet

15th Apr '16 3:17:17 PM rossyxan
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* {{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.
3rd Feb '16 12:30:00 PM fruitstripegum
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* TearJerker:
** Vera Duckworth's death.
** The death of her husband Jack some time later.
** This is of course a regular trope, but a particularly memorable occasion was a 80s scene of fan favourite Hilda Ogden opening a parcel containing her recently deceased husband (and fellow fan favourite) Stan's glasses, and her subsequent breakdown into tears.
** The Fiftieth Anniversary. Explosion, train crash, deaths, war flashbacks, fires, injuries.
** John Stape's death.
** Hayley Cropper's death. Oh dear GOD.
** Deirdre Barlow's death, especially with [[TheCharacterDiedWithHer Anne Kirkbride's death occurring months earlier.]] Everyone's reactions, particularly Ken and Tracy's, say it all.
** Schmeichel being put down.
3rd Feb '16 12:29:31 PM fruitstripegum
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** Schmeichel being put down.
25th Dec '15 1:20:32 PM MagBas
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Oftentimes, especially within the last two decades. Everyone [[CrapsackWorld lives miserable and empty lives]] and never has any lasting good luck, as rare as it is. [[DysfunctionJunction Relationships between family, friends and lovers never remain stable for long]], due to [[YourCheatingHeart infidelities]], [[KilledOffForReal death]] or [[BetrayalTropes betrayal of some other form.]] Residents, ''especially'' returning residents, on the Street out of the blue end up [[TookALevelInJerkass taking several levels in jerkass]]. Others do [[ItsAllAboutMe horribly selfish things]] and [[KarmaHoudini never receive any punishment for it]] and yet still think it's their right to call people out [[{{Hypocrite}} on their behavior.]] Plus, usually there is an occasional true villain in the form of a [[{{Criminals}} criminal]] who really is a bad guy (or girl) instead of just your run-of-the-mill jerk or an even rarer VillainSue who's more likely to be killed off instead of receiving any real comeuppance (like going to prison).

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Oftentimes, especially within the last two decades. Everyone [[CrapsackWorld lives miserable and empty lives]] and never has any lasting good luck, as rare as it is. [[DysfunctionJunction Relationships between family, friends and lovers never remain stable for long]], due to [[YourCheatingHeart infidelities]], [[KilledOffForReal death]] or [[BetrayalTropes betrayal of some other form.]] Residents, ''especially'' returning residents, on the Street out of the blue end up [[TookALevelInJerkass taking several levels in jerkass]]. Others do [[ItsAllAboutMe horribly selfish things]] and [[KarmaHoudini never receive any punishment for it]] and yet still think it's their right to call people out [[{{Hypocrite}} on their behavior.]] Plus, usually there is an occasional true villain in the form of a [[{{Criminals}} criminal]] who really is a bad guy (or girl) instead of just your run-of-the-mill jerk or an even rarer VillainSue jerk who's more likely to be killed off instead of receiving any real comeuppance (like going to prison).off.



* JerkSue:
** Janice Battersby.
** Sean Tully.
** Kevin Webster (during the ''War of the Websters'' storyline). His wife Sally was a borderline example too, though she at least got several TakeThatScrappy moments.
** Tracy Barlow.
** Nick Tilsey. Although he has always been seen as Gail's [[MartyStu "perfect"]] child, he has ''horrendously'' backslid into this since being portrayed by Ben Price.



* SympatheticSue: Michelle Connor:
** Dead husband. Later revealed that he died in an accident where her ''brother'' was drunk driving and they moved her husband's body into the driver's seat - making it look as if he was the drunk driver.
** Oldest brother dies. Happens not too long after Michelle finds out about the above. Of course Michelle arrives too late at the hospital to see him.
** Second brother gets murdered.
** Fell in love with a wonderful rich man. Turns out he's bisexual and cheats on her with Sean.
** Turns out her son isn't her son after all but was accidentally swapped with another baby at the hospital. Unless [[BrotherChuck we're not supposed to remember him]].
*** Any of these incidents alone would guarantee a normal person a total nervous breakdown and require therapy. Nope, Michelle's not affected at all.



* VillainSue: Callum Logan, Kylie's ex and Max's biological father, comes off as a big one. After worming his way back into his ex's life due to her resurfacing drug problems, he continues to stay around to mess with David and tries (and comes dangerously close) at winning both Kylie back and custody of his son. He also manages to get both Sarah and her equally-minded daughter wrapped around his finger, in spite of him breaking up their brother/uncle's marriage. Worse, even though he is a [[HateSink confirmed drug dealer, woman beater and all-around nasty guy]], [[KarmaHoudini he always seem to evade any punishment.]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and his mouth hangs open after he completes a sentence far too many times.]]
24th Oct '15 5:22:11 PM Erin582
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Oftentimes, especially within the last two decades. Everyone [[CrapsackWorld lives miserable and empty lives]] and never has any lasting good luck, as rare as it is. [[DysfunctionJunction Relationships between family, friends and lovers never remain stable for long]], due to [[YourCheatingHeart infidelities]], [[KilledOffForReal death]] or [[BetrayalTropes betrayal of some other form.]] Residents, ''especially'' returning residents, on the Street out of the blue end up [[TookALevelInJerkass taking several levels in jerkass]]. Others do [[ItsAllAboutMe horribly selfish things]] and [[KarmaHoudini never receive any punishment for it]] and yet still think it's their right to call people out [[{{Hypocrite}} on their behavior.]] Plus, usually there is an occasional true villain in the form of a [[{{Criminals}} criminal]] who really is a bad guy (or girl) instead of just your run-of-the-mill jerk or an even rarer VillainSue who's more likely to be killed off instead of any real comeuppance.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Oftentimes, especially within the last two decades. Everyone [[CrapsackWorld lives miserable and empty lives]] and never has any lasting good luck, as rare as it is. [[DysfunctionJunction Relationships between family, friends and lovers never remain stable for long]], due to [[YourCheatingHeart infidelities]], [[KilledOffForReal death]] or [[BetrayalTropes betrayal of some other form.]] Residents, ''especially'' returning residents, on the Street out of the blue end up [[TookALevelInJerkass taking several levels in jerkass]]. Others do [[ItsAllAboutMe horribly selfish things]] and [[KarmaHoudini never receive any punishment for it]] and yet still think it's their right to call people out [[{{Hypocrite}} on their behavior.]] Plus, usually there is an occasional true villain in the form of a [[{{Criminals}} criminal]] who really is a bad guy (or girl) instead of just your run-of-the-mill jerk or an even rarer VillainSue who's more likely to be killed off instead of receiving any real comeuppance.comeuppance (like going to prison).



** Kelly and Molly's affair was universally despised, for StrangledByTheRedString and downright uncomfortable love scenes. Karl and Sunita's years later was almost like a RecycledScript of it - and was equally hated.

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** Kelly and Molly's affair was universally despised, for it being a StrangledByTheRedString RomanticPlotTumor and the downright uncomfortable love scenes. Karl and Sunita's years later was almost like a RecycledScript of it - and was equally hated.


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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.]]
28th Sep '15 7:08:54 PM Anddrix
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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: In Tina's final episodes, her surgeon explained that due to the swelling of her brain, pieces of her skull had to be removed, although her long hair remained completely intact. In reality, her head would have to be shaved to perform the operation. Understandably, the actress would not be willing to do such a thing, but you have to wonder why the director/writers couldn't have at least hidden her hair from view to make the scene more believable [[RuleOfDrama (and dramatic?)]]
** A similar scenario was done more recently after Jason's beating. It's considered even more inexcusable this time around.
* CelebrityParadox: Nobody ever watches TV; Nobody in the street seems to have noticed a sudden infestation of meerkats, a species native to South Africa, and are asking whether this merits intervention by the zoo, the RSPCA, or Rentokil (An insurance company [[Advertising/CompareTheMeerkat using anthropomorphic meerkats as mascots]] is "sponsoring" the show, with commercials at the start and finish of each segment.These feature the lovable animals drinking in the Rovers, dining in Roy's café, and doing other cute meerkat things.



* 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: 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.Claire.
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28th Sep '15 7:02:46 PM Erin582
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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: In Tina's final episodes, her surgeon explained that due to the swelling of her brain, pieces of her skull had to be removed, although her long hair remained completely intact. In reality, her head would have to be shaved to perform the operation. Understandably, the actress would not be willing to do such a thing, but you have to wonder why the director/writers couldn't have at least hidden her hair from view to make the scene more believable [[RuleOfDrama (and dramatic?)]]
** A similar scenario was done more recently after Jason's beating. It's considered even more inexcusable this time around.
11th Aug '15 4:59:33 PM Erin582
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* VillainSue: Callum Logan, Kylie's ex and Max's biological father, comes off as a big one. After worming his way back into his ex's life due to her resurfacing drug problems, he continues to stay around to mess with David and tries (and comes dangerously close) at winning both Kylie back and custody of his son. He also manages to get both Sarah and her equally-minded daughter wrapped around his finger, in spite of him breaking up their brother/uncle's marriage. Worse, even though he is a [[HateSink confirmed drug dealer, woman beater and all-around nasty guy]], [[KarmaHoudini he always seem to evade any punishment.]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and his mouth hangs open after he completes a sentence far too many times.]]
4th Aug '15 4:51:03 PM Erin582
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** 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 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}} [[{{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.
4th Aug '15 4:49:49 PM Erin582
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** 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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