Sunday, 13 July 2014

Is the new Coronation Street gym working out for you?

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog July 2014, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Is it just me or are other fans having trouble believing in the new set of the Coronation Street gym?  

V Court Fitness has only been open a few months but every time it comes on screen I die a little inside.  I've never felt anything for a new set on the Street before - good or bad - so I'm surprised that the gym set is prompting this blog post, if I'm honest!

The space allocated for filming in the set for the gym seems too small, so that every scene in there is claustrophobic. The characters appear hemmed in by their surroundings, with shadows and not enough light - or maybe that's the point?

Punters at the gym are usually seen practising their boxing skills or sweating on a running machine.  This is clearly not meant to be a place for relaxing or idle chatter, but for tension instead. 

But for this fan, it just doesn't work as a place for continuation of any of the storylines and does nothing to enhance any dialogue that goes on in there.

What do you think, Corrie fans?

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Anonymous said...

I completely agree with everything you said. It does appear dark and cramped inside. Maybe Liz could lead an exercise class. I think she did that in the past.

Anonymous said...

seems to be the only place to believably have Kal's family all together in one place seeing that they don't seem to have a defined living space that I recall - Karen

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