(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog July 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)
What are your thoughts on Moira so far in Coronation Street? Branded as a 'battleaxe' when she was previewed to turn up in our favourite show, I feel she's more of a workplace bully. And she's one that Liz would have made mincemeat of, had she spoken to Liz in the pub the way that she's speaking to her behind the counter at the medical centre.
Liz is like a fish out of water away from her pub and in her new job. Beverley Callard, who plays Liz, is playing a blinder, showing a side to Liz we haven't seen in some time. Away from the Rovers Return, Liz is going to have to learn to survive in a different world. Her pub's only across the road but it might as well be a million miles away.
But what of Moira? I don't like her, and perhaps that's the point. I'm feeling Liz's pain and anger towards her new situation through the portrayal of Moira on screen. Or maybe I need to get out more.
And I can't have been the only Corrie fan who noticed the resemblance between Liz in her new job and that of Joyce Temple-Savage working the check-in desk at the Solana hotel in ITV's Benidorm. If only Bev Callard could make a guest appearance on that show as Joyce's long-lost sister. Imagine.
So how do we feel about Moira, then? Will Liz rise up to the challenge and stick in her job? Or will she stick it to Moira, walk out and return to the Rovers? I hope it's the latter, I really, really do.
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