(This post was originally posted by Graeme N on the Coronation Street Blog in October 2013.)
It's beginning to feel distinctly autumnal. The nights are drawing in and the year end is in sight. As the Coronation Street actors prepare to shoot Christmas scenes before Halloween, I thought it was as good a time as ever to begin a look back at the year in Weatherfield.
Each year has its landmark moments and I set to wondering what those would be for 2013? Ever since Corrie first aired back in December 1960, there have been breathtaking moments, big and brash as well as quiet and underplayed. From Elsie Tanner's final moonlight flit in a taxi to Hilda's tearful farewell to Stan; Mike Baldwin's sad demise in Ken's arms to Alan Bradley's adieu thanks to that infamous Blackpool tram, nobody does memorable moments like Coronation Street.
Has 2013 been a remarkable year for the Street though? What stand out moments can you think of? Sure there was the recent unmasking of Karl Munro as the Rovers fire starter and the culmination of the Kirsty Soames drama. There has also been the tearjerking revelation over our beloved Hayley's terminal illness. I'm probably going to receive a load of comments on this, however I struggle to summon up many more memorable scenes.
For me, 2013 will be remembered for the long drawn out TIna/Izzy/Gary surrogacy storyline and others of that ilk. Will Corrie fans in forty years time count that amongst the Street's best bits? Will fireman Paul's racism plot line be remembered next year let alone twenty years from now?
Am I wrong about this? What are your favourite, most memorable moments from Corrie so far this year?
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