(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog May 2013, reposted to this blog with permission.)
TV reviewer Paddy Shennan at The Liverpool Echo has given up watching Coronation Street.
"So what?" You might think.
Well, he's been watching it for 45 years.
But he's finally had enough. Read his reasons here, it's a good piece and sadly I know exactly where he's coming from. I've felt like giving up too over the last few months, mainly because of Stella. But I'm a stubborn old girl and refuse to give in, it'd be like letting the school bully win.
I did stop watching during the silly summer of Stape when I gave up for a few nights when Corrie was on every night. My heart fills with dread of Corrie being on almost every night next week too. 'Big' weeks aren't my favourite thing. It's the small things I like, the dialogue, the looks.
So I'm still sticking with Corrie and hoping and hoping it'll get better again soon under new producer Stuart Blackburn. There's a glimmer of hope that it might.
Could you give it up? Would you?
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