(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog December 2012, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Our blogger Graeme wrote a cracking blog post last week about why he's had enough of Corrie's Leanne. Now then, in my book, Leanne can Do No Wrong. And so I've challenged Graeme to a cat fight on the cobbles cheered on by Team Leanne and Team Carla as we fling insults and hot pot at each other across the Street, wearing our dressing gowns of course. Well, I would if I could. But as I can't, here's my blog post about why I've had enough of the car-crash that is, Mrs Carla Connor herself.
Now then, I'm bracing myself for the slings and arrows from the Carla Connor fans around the world, of which I know there are many. But I have to get it off my chest and down in writing, I've had enough of Carla Connor and I'd quite like her to leave (and take St Ella with her of course).
I can accept that she's flawed because that's what makes her interesting and the alcoholism is a huge part of that. But she's weak-willed in a way that, say, Elsie Tanner never was. She's got no mates apart from someone she knows on the other side of the world, in LA. She's just a worn out joke, a caricature, a spit in the face to what Corrie's real, strong, matriachs should be.
So all we're left with now is a dark shadow of the Carla we stared off with, one that's hooked up with Peter Barlow, and who tries to knock ten bells out of Leanne every time she crosses the cobbles to get in and out of the knicker factory. As our blogger Chewy posted here - is Carla nearing the end of the road?
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