Friday, 23 June 2017

5 Reasons Why David and Shona Should Get Together

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog June 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)

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When Shona's big reveal was that she was the mother of the lad who murdered David Platt's wife, on the surface it all felt a bit Jeremy Kyle. And for many Corrie fans, if there is to be a romance between these two, it might leave a bad taste in their mouths.

But, to be honest, many romantic comedies are creepy underneath the hearts and flowers - see Sleepless in Seattle and while You Were Sleeping for further proof, they feature stalkers, in all but name. They usually always involve a male who knows more about the female than he lets on. This time, the role is reversed and it's Shona who holds all of the cards.

So, even though I can imagine many of you cringing already, why would these two make a good couple?

1) They both have experienced loss.

David's loss is obvious and Shona is paying dearly for the sins of her son. Hence, these two are attracted to one another, beyond the physical. They are essentially two lost souls, and they are both 'grieving.'

2) They both have elements of light and shade.

Shona has links to Nathan and clearly has a back story which will reveal more darkness. Yet, here she is working at Roy's Rolls, laughing and joking, as she butters their baps. David has the darkest sense of humour going, and has had so many issues, he and Darth Vader could go to couple's therapy! First Dates would match them up, straight away.

3) They don't need or desire company to make them tick. 

Many Corrie characters are better in company. These two entertain themselves, so as a couple - they would not be clingy or get on each other's nerves. And they both deal with the public on a daily basis. Plenty to talk about, including the awkward customers they share.

4) Gail cannot throw stones.

David's mum has dated all sorts, so cannot exactly throw stones from her greenhouse. She went out with Michael, and he had burgled her. And don't even get me started on some of the others! Yes, she'll kick off, but if David dated Kate Middleton, Mrs Rodwell would find a reason not to like her!

5) They have chemistry.

Julia Goulding (Shona) and Jack P. Shepherd (David) have brilliant chemistry and have done, ever since Shona rocked up in a nightclub. So, in true rom-com style. I am more than OK if they skip along the cobbles together. I know what you're thinking though...

Yes, there is the small issue of, 'My Son Murdered Your Wife', but secrets and lies, apart, these two could create fireworks and the street needs a great couple and David and Shona has a certain ring to it. Remember those stickers you could get for your car, with the lovers names in each side? I can see it, now.

What do you think?

Guest blog post by Glenn Meads who is on Twitter and LinkedIn

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1 comment:

kib said...

I agree, I love Daved and Shona together. They'll have issues but be able to overcome them, and David's kids will give her a chance to be the mother she always wanted to be.

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