Monday, 20 October 2014

Are Sally and Tim the new Jack and Vera?

We have a guest post for you today, from Beth and Paul Irving from Canada. They have a video podcast on YouTube called Lost in Coronation Street, short and snappy opinions on what's going on lately on the Street in the Canadian Timeline.  They think that Sally and Tim are the new Jack and Vera on the Street.. Here's their theory. Do you agree?

With all the talk of Coronation Street straying too far from it’s original charm, we would like to submit the following.

There have been many couples over the years that embodied this original charm. Jack and Vera come to mind immediately, although we realize that there have been others. It appears to us that the couple best suited to carry on the tradition of Jack and Vera is Sally and Tim. We can hear many of you shouting “Tyrone and Fizz”, “Kirk and Beth”. Through no fault of their own, Michelle and Steve are simply too modern. They are all great characters, but allow us to expound on our theory.

Jack and Tim are dedicated to the old “duck and dive”, unlike Tyrone and Kirk who are both dedicated grafters.

Jack and Tim have no problem telling their women a “porky” which gets them what they want in the short term, but a world of trouble and strife in the end. Tyrone and Kirk are simply too honest with their women.

Jack and Tim both love their women, but do not wear their hearts on their sleeves. You need to scratch at the surface which is frustrating but worthwhile. Tyrone and Kirk are open and obvious with their love.

Jack and Tim will sneak away for a cheeky pint with a passion that makes us want a pint. They are charmingly mischievous. Tyrone and Kirk cannot enjoy a cheeky pint without constantly worrying about “getting home”.

Sally and Vera are working class, but with pretensions. Vera claimed lineage to the Royal Family and dubbed her house “The Old Rectory” with a plaque. Sally craves being the P.A to her boss, being the office manager or being “left in charge”. And of course, she has her “conservatory”. Fizz and Beth are proud grafters, without pretension or any belief in elevating their station.

While seeming rather straight on the surface, Sally and Vera both posses a charming “wackiness”. Fizz (at least, before motherhood) and Beth appear wacky but underneath are straight and solid.

Sally and Vera suffer their men’s flaws but always forgive them and "make up" in the end with a certain original Corrie charm. Fizz and Beth seem much more “modern" about it all. We are surrounded by “modern”, we want that old Corrie charm.

This is our theory and we present it with respect and a willingness to listen to your thoughts over a cheeky pint.

Beth and Paul

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