Sunday, March 18, 2018

Coronation Street Catch Up: the draining of the swamp edition

your update on what happened last week on Canada's Coronation Street

Ever miss your own party because you were busy shoving bodies into cement?

Haven't we all?

Anyhoo, ol' Pat Phelan has a little scare because the swamp on the building site is being drained and he needs to deal with the bodies which he put there. But Eileen is having a "Get-to-know-Pat-he's-not-as-bad-as-you-think" theme soiree at the same time. What to do?

Leave it to Pat to come up with a "concrete" plan. Now the bodies are part of the building foundation (shades of Callum in Gail's manhole) but there's only one snag. Pat seems to have got himself stuck in the cement. How will he ever get to Eileen's wingding?

While that conundrum unfolds, a couple of characters are back on the cobbles. Fiz is back and somewhat surprised to see Ty coping so well on his own (she doesn't yet know how helpful Sean and Gemma have been).

Moira is also back, much to Liz's chagrin. Zeedan catches Rana and Kate in full snog mode and Kate subsequently breaks up with Sophie. Daniel and Sinead seem to be a couple again.

Over at Tassels LLP, Bethany got her old job back but the new management are a little hard-assed. Worse, Bethany has a flashback to Nathan and injures a punter with a bottle. Fortunately for her, the charges are dropped.

Craig moves into Luke's old room but his OCD is a growing problem.

And now for a few lines from the week that was:

Hope to Sinead & Daniel:
"Get a room!"
(out of the mouths of babes)

Fiz to Chesney:
"We are getting trollied, then we're eating kebabs"
(sounds sophisticated)

Moira is perplexed at why Pat hasn't shown up at his own party:
"I thought the whole point was to stop people hating your husband"
(it'll take more than one party and a few canapes)

Well, Phelan fighters, so ends another week. Can Pat escape the surly bonds of concrete? Will the bodies be discovered? Will the new flats have an ensuite in the master bedroom? I guess all will be revealed in time. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Coronation Street Catch Up: the bald-headed coot edition

your update on what happened last week on Canada's Coronation Street...

Things just keep getting worse for Rev. Billy.

First he fell off a cliff, then Todd ran off, then he got addicted to painkillers, then he got addicted to methadone. Now Summer's falling behind on her schoolwork and the teacher wants to talk to Billy and Summer's tight-assed grandma.

Not only that, but Billy is forced to seek out his no-good, drug dealing brother to obtain drugs. And, just when the bros seems to be getting close, David Platt and creepy friend Josh decide to take the law into their own hands. They kidnap Lee and rough him up (it's payback for what Lee did to Sarah).

On the Phelan front, ol' slaphead discovers that Seb is hiding out at Nicola's flat. Pat is hurt that Nicola deceived him and father and daughter are once more estranged. Meanwhile Liz and Eileen have a falling out. Seems no one really likes Pat except Eileen.

Kidney-wise, Carla and Aidan are out of the hospital and resting comfortably at Johnny's. Jenny is not amused. Gemma and Ty are getting very chummy and Ty shares his concerns with her about Ruby's aggressive behaviour. In business news, after a brief lap-se, Tassels has re-opened.

And now a few lines from the week that was:

Eileen tells Steve not to interfere:
"Button it, you bald-headed coot"
(coot, yes. bald, no)

Nicola to Eileen:
"for a smart woman, you're incredibly stupid"
(I guess love is blind)

Cathy notices Brian's quiff:
"I thought you were the Fonz"

Audrey to Bethany, the perpetrator of the quiff:
"What did you do to Brian?"
(ask the Fonz)

Yasmeen blurts out the truth to Cathy:
"Rana's a lesbian"
(you make it sound like she has a membership card)

Well Street Savants, so ends another week. Despite the best efforts of Nicola and Gary, Phelan continues his evil ways and seems unstoppable.  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Coronation Street Catch Up: the Whambam Dating App edition

your update on what happened last week on Canada's Coronation Street...

The Connors are having a kidney redistribution. Aidan donates one, Carla receives one. It's all very uplifting although the hospital staff give Aidan one last chance to back out of the deal (aka The Terry Duckworth clause).

But no worries, everything goes well and both Carla and Aidan, and kidneys are doing well.

Things are not going so well for Billy despite the best efforts of caregivers Eileen and Eva. Suffering from withdrawal after Adam cuts off his supply of painkillers, Billy is reduced to begging his lowlife brother for drugs.

Michelle and Robert get engaged at the same time as Michelle's surly biological son makes his re-appearance  Yes, Dr. Alex is happy to quaff an ale with Steve but doesn't want to have anything to do with his Mom. Sad.

Little Liam knows that Craig is OCD but agrees to say nothing. Craig's problem causes him to miss a date with Bethany and he won't tell her the truth.

Eva and Adam break up because Eva finds him having it off with a slapper he met on the famous WhamBam dating app.

Boss lady Mona tells Phelan they'll need to drain the swamp to make way for more flats - which could be a problem considering the dead bodies down there.

And now for a few lines from last week:

Aidan to Carla re: his kidney donation:
"It's the best thing I'll ever do"
(certainly better than two-timing Maria and Eva)

Carla to Johnny re: Roy
"He has been a magnificent friend to me"
(here, here)

Audrey to Liz:
"What's this I hear about this new dishy doctor?"
(Just call him Corrie's latest FitBit)

Eva to Toyah re: Adam's one-night stand:
"Some slapper he found on Whambam"
(quick, swipe left)

Michelle after the fun run:
"That was more painful than getting me bits waxed"
(say no more)


Well, Corrie Colleagues, so ends another week and things are getting interesting on the Phelan Front.  How will ol' Pat drain the water without revealing his evil deeds? Hopefully the tide is turning against him. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Coronation Street Catch Up: the Great Big Monster Booze Up edition

your update on what happened last week on Canada's Coronation Street...

Nice Olympic closing ceremonies, but would have been better if Rita had been there to sing "we'll meet again" with that Korean boy band.

Oh well. In keeping with the Olympic theme, the gold medal for lying goes to Eva who tells Adam that she's going to America for four months to take a beauty course. It's a scheme hatched by her and Toyah so Eva can have her baby secretly and hand the sprog over to Toyah without anyone knowing.

However, Adam surprises Eva by telling her that he's up for a trip to America and will accompany her and even take his bar exam (which bar? one wonders).

Nicola moves in with Phelan as a means to gather intel on his nefarious activities even though Gary thinks it's too dangerous.

Ty and Sean have settled into a nice domestic routine. Over at Weatherfield General, Aidan passes his kidney donor tests with flying colours and is ready to hand over his organ to Carla.

Sally decides to leave Weatherfield to be with Tim who is staying away from Weatherfield (although well within commuting distance it seems) in order to keep Faye safe from Phelan.

Billy can't stand the pain of his injuries and Adam stops delivering drugs to him, making things worse plus Summer is basically spending all her time looking after Billy.

Craig is in trouble with his mentor police officer because he insists on hanging around the lapdancing club to keep tabs on Bethany.

And now for a few lines from the week that was:

Ty to Sean:
"You're a domestic goddess"
(the perfect couple)

Adam to Eva
"I'm going to take four months off and fly out with you"
(I'm sure Rosie can handle the law practice while you're away)

Jenny to Aidan in the hospital waiting room:
"Have ever thought about doing a Gobi desert ultra marathon?"
(only if it involves manufacturing knickers)

Leanne reveals her plan for Eva's surprise birthday party:
"A great big monster booze up"
(please RSVP. Formal attire preferred)

Well, Post-Olympic punters, so ends another week. What's going on with Phelan and this new boss lady (Mona)?  And how can Gary stand working for Pat the Slaphead? I guess we'll find out. Don't forget that Corrie returns to its regular time slot starting on Monday. Check your local listings for the time in your area and have a great week. Thanks for stopping by and cheers!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Coronation Street Catch Up: the Winter Olympics edition

a look back at last week on Canada's Coronation Street...

Am I crazy or was that Kevin and Tyrone on the two-man luge in PyeongChang?  (and I'm pretty sure I saw Pat Phelan in the biathlon with a rifle). But I digress.

In summary, last week Rana came out, Carla passed out and Gemma was taken out.

Zeedan is shocked and angry by Rana's revelation. Rana's parents are also shocked and Rana's Dad (who wants to protect his family's name) offers Zee financial support to launch his restaurant in exchange for Zee and Rana agreeing to maintaining a fake marriage for a year. Zee agrees and Rana tearfully accepts.

Carla and Daniel get together for some RLA (Recreational Legover Activity) much to the chagrin of Peter, the disgust of Beth and the amusement of everyone else.

Aidan and Kate are getting tested for a possible kidney match for Carla who has already passed out once (hint: never do a downward dog in the Bistro).

Gina is not well and gets arrested for shoplifting fish fingers. Dev is determined to take care of her.

Chesney discovers that Henry's interest in Gemma is a ploy to win a nasty bet with a slimeball named Hugo. Ches tells Gemma who promptly places a variety of a la carte dishes on Henry's head.

Training for the upcoming boxing match continues with the new garage guy giving lessons to Ty and David.

And now for a few lines from last week:

Carla tells Peter what she was doing at Daniel's flat:
"I was reading The Golden Bough"
(it's customary foreplay for intellectuals)

Carla pops over to Daniel's flat:
"I haven't come to jump your bones"
(just to finish reading The Golden Bough)

Zeedan to Rana:
"I've lost everything"
{Rana hasn't exactly won the lottery either, you know)

Chesney to Hugo's date:
"You've got a very low opinion of men and yourself"
(what do you expect when Hugo is her benchmark?)

Tracy to Carla:
"I heard you were cougaring my brother's brains out"
(I didn't realize that "cougaring" was a verb)

Well, fellow Olympic Athletes from Weatherfield, so ends another week. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Coronation Street Catch Up: the Lukexit edition

a look back at last week on Canada's Coronation Street...


That's the question we're all asking as we witness the sad funeral of Luke Britton, beloved brother, valued mechanic, fit dating partner, all-around good guy. We just have to wipe our tears and believe that he's gone to a better place (so, not Emmerdale?)

Steff is back to grieve the loss of her brother. Phelan has the gall to show his face at the funeral but he's rapidly becoming persona non grata. Faye wants to move away because she's scared. Tim agrees and he fires Eileen for being associated with Phelan the Felon.

Nicola is back on the scene giving Seb a safe place to stay and pretending to reconcile with ol' Pat.

On the Tassel's front, Bethany (aka Madison) remains contemptuous of Gary the two-timer and she's defiant about keeping her job at the lapdancing club. Sarah, Gail and Audrey decide to check out the place for themselves and Bethany is horrified.

Eva is pregnant with a baby she doesn't want. Toyah wants a baby. Can you see where this is going? I'm sure things will work out fine. What could possibly go wrong?

Carla is definitely not well and Rana fnally admits to Zeedan that she's in love with someone else.

And now for some lines from the week that was.

Steff's eulogy points the finger at whomever killed her brother:
"Bad people, they always get what they deserve"
(and he just happens to be in the audience)

Gina wants Brian to be a model for her fashion items:
"I would absolutely love to use your body" 
(I'm glad someone can find a use for it)

Steve to Amy:
"What do you call a spider crossed with a rabbit? A hare net"
(Ena Sharples would not be amused)

Sarah to Audrey & Gail as they enter the lapdancing club:
"What kind of a name is Tassels?"
(you'll find out soon enough)

Gail reminds Audrey why they're at a lapdancing club:
"We're here to see if this place is a suitable place for Bethany to work in"
(be sure to check the dental and health plans)


Well, Bistro Buddies, so ends another week. I remind you that the Winter Olympics may affect the broadcast schedule of Corrie so do check your local listings for the broadcast times in your area. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by. Cheers!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Dev Alahan's Pizzagate scandal rocks UK

About Canada's Coronation Street... 

This is perhaps a bigger controversy than Tassel's 'Bring your mother to work' day. A bigger scandal than Ken Barlow's affair with Wendy Crozier. A public health danger more deadly than Pat Phelan.

I'm talking about those boxes of pizzas on the shelf of Dev Alahan's grocery store. Check them out the next time you're watching a scene in the corner shop.
Aren't those pizzas supposed to be frozen or at least refrigerated? Are these some kind of new-fangled UHT pizzas that don't require refrigeration? Did Elon Musk's crack team of scientists develop yet another breakthrough while working on the Spacex rockets?

Whatever the reason behind those ill-placed killer convenience foods, they certainly seemed to have sparked a furor in the UK. Viewers (with time on their hands) took to Twitter en masse to protest, even calling for a boycott of the business.

One fan tweeted: “Don’t buy stuffed crust pepperoni pizzas from Dev’s corner shop on @itvcorrie. They’re stacked on a shelf and not in the chiller/freezer #foodpoisoning.”

Oh and remember the schedule change for Corrie on CBC (4:30 pm in the East but do check local listings for the time in your area).