(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog December 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)
I seem to be out of step with... ooh, just about everyone on this but I do not like Carla and Roy's friendship and I never have. It's a relationship that has always felt rather forced to this Coronation Street fan. I kept quiet about that for a long time because I love Roy and I've grown to love Carla - but the two of them together? Nope.
And as for Roy donating his kidney to Carla? Double nope.
The problem with their friendship, for me, is that Carla was thrown together with Roy by the powers-that-be at Coronation Street to make Carla appear more fluffy than she actually is.
ITV admitted that here.
ITV's drama director John Whiston said about Alison King: 'She is a consummate actress but somehow she was not breaking through in the research. We thought, 'What can we do to show a different side of her? She had a soft spot for Roy Cropper - this strange character we all love. That boosted her image and it showed she must be a nice person to like Roy.'
So, does it work for you, this friendship between Roy and Carla? Yay or Nay?
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