But when Maria is given something to do, something meaty, a storyline to get her claws into, she really is fun to watch. I think we need to see more of the old Maria and less of the wishy-washer hairdresser who mopes about the salon.
Let's take a look back at my top five favourite magical Maria moments, so far:
1. Maria slaps Carla.
It's Maria's wedding day to Liam but both Maria and Carla know that Liam's in love with Carla, not Maria. The two women have a to-do in the ladies loo and Maria slaps Carla. I love this scene. More of this kind of thing, please, Corrie!
2. Maria falls in love with the man who murdered her husband.
It's the fabulous Tony Gordon, proposing to Maria after he killed Liam. And Maria? She's flattered, of course!
3. Maria gives birth in a beach hut
Baby Liam was born in a beach hut with Tony Gordon on hand to deliver Liam's child.
Fiz wasn't best pleased when Maria kept sending texts to Tyrone, worse still that Tyrone was defending Maria's actions.
5. Maria at the top of Blackpool Tower
In a wonderful scene, Tyrone proposed to Maria at the top of Blackpool Tower.
Come on, Corrie! I know we've got more Maria and Aidan action coming up on Coronation Street, but give the girl a break. Give her a proper storyline and let's see something great from Ms Connor.
Tvor @tvordlj on Twitter