Friday, 2 December 2011
The evil that is Amy Barlow
(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog May 2011, reposted to this blog with permission.)
The Blackpool Bank Holiday episode of Coronation Street didn't do much for me, I thought it was dull and repetitive - and from fan comments left on the blog here it's clear that some of us liked it and some of us didn't. Fair enough. But, I've got an idea that would put some much needed oomph into Corrie and lively up the Steve / Tracy storyline, especially if they are going to get back together as is rumoured.
What they should do, I reckon, is turn little Amy Barlow into a Tracy Mini Me and make her the most evil child that Corrie's ever had.
The devil's already in Amy Barlow's genes, it's all there, latent, waiting for Amy's head to spin and green bile to spout forth. Both of Amy's parents have been in prison - Tracy for being a pyscho murdering bitch and Steve for being in possession of stolen booze and perjury. Her maternal grandma Deirdre has done time for being thick as a brick over John the fake airline pilot and her other grandma Liz has various crimes against fashion to be taken into consideration while grandad Jim's been in and out of the Big House so many times he's got a loyalty card for the prison canteen.
Corrie could be onto a winner with an evil Amy on their hands. A devil child with an angelic smile, she could act out Tracy's psycho schemes and no one would ever suspect her of doing anything wrong. Insert your own evil snarl here....