It would appear Carol Vorderman has been reading my blogs. Or at least subconsciously agreeing with them. I’ve commented recently on the negative direction Corrie has been headed in terms of it's hard-hitting storylines as we approach Christmas. It’s all doom and gloom. The day-to-day interaction between characters still has that Corrie wit and touch of comedy, but the dark, serious storylines that have been building up over the autumn and into winter, are threatening to turn us all off.
Adventurer, TV presenter and Countdown legend Carol has been clearly thinking the same, and took to Twitter earlier to make her Corrie Christmas wish public:
I actually think generally Coronation Street is very good at the moment. Although I am in agreement with Carol about Mary's recent troubles. I wasn't completely convinced by them and I really miss happy, scatty Mary. There are some great storylines bubbling away nicely though, and a great deal of wonderful acting, especially from the likes of Connor McIntyre who plays villain Pat Phelan. Producer Kate Oates isn’t against embracing Corrie’s past by bringing back old characters or tying up loose ends from the distant past. But high drama needs to be balanced with that for which we all love Coronation Street – it’s comedy, and it’s heart. Perhaps we can all send some positive festive thoughts towards Media City, where Corrie is made. And make Carol’s Christmas wish our own.
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