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Costa & Coop p68: Repeats on ITV3: Is there too many spoilers?

BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Does seem to be specific local rules for the Weatherfield area - pub closed but hospital visits are fine.
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CH
chris Granada North West Today
Geez. A one-way system inside The Rovers, directions to a beer garden and mandatory hand sanitizer on the bar. And Betty Turpin sharing her wall with Coronavirus warning posters.

That photo has actually made me feel quite sad. One of the last bastions of escapism - The Rovers Return Inn - now shows all the signs of the modern world that we live in and the reaches of a pandemic nightmare. Of all the events we've seen taking place inside those walls for the last sixty years, of all the hairnets and dangly earrings worn, of all the slanging matches and hastily arranged wedding receptions...........that plastic bottle of hand sanitizer somehow wipes some of the greatness away. If you pardon the pun.

Even 'The Rovers' isn't immune to this horror. For once, I wish Granada hadn't quite got it so "real".

At least Betty is still smiling.............


It’s odd, yet you’re right it’s something that really the soaps can’t ignore. Otherwise they’ll seem to exist in an alternate reality. They managed to get away with a scarce reference to Brexit, but Covid has to dominate.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
The trouble is, soaps can’t really be that reactive due to how far in advance they’re recorded. I’m not sure it really matters too much.
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
chris posted:
Geez. A one-way system inside The Rovers, directions to a beer garden and mandatory hand sanitizer on the bar. And Betty Turpin sharing her wall with Coronavirus warning posters.

That photo has actually made me feel quite sad. One of the last bastions of escapism - The Rovers Return Inn - now shows all the signs of the modern world that we live in and the reaches of a pandemic nightmare. Of all the events we've seen taking place inside those walls for the last sixty years, of all the hairnets and dangly earrings worn, of all the slanging matches and hastily arranged wedding receptions...........that plastic bottle of hand sanitizer somehow wipes some of the greatness away. If you pardon the pun.

Even 'The Rovers' isn't immune to this horror. For once, I wish Granada hadn't quite got it so "real".

At least Betty is still smiling.............


It’s odd, yet you’re right it’s something that really the soaps can’t ignore. Otherwise they’ll seem to exist in an alternate reality. They managed to get away with a scarce reference to Brexit, but Covid has to dominate.


So true. It was just one of those unexpected and unusual moments that got me. I know it probably sounds daft, but seeing that image of the sanitizer and Betty with the Covid posters around her just reminded me that not even the mighty Coronation Street is immune to this.

And I’m not suggesting Granada should have shied away from it. Just it got me. One of those ‘moments’ that all of us will randomly experience during this pandemic.

Anyway, Chris. I’m still at 1996 so I still have The Social Distanced Street to look forward to! In my world, J and V have just taken over said pub. And Kevin and Sally Webster are still together and very much in love.

After the demise of The Websters’ marriage, I can’t think of another one in Corrie that survived in tact!

Although flawed in many aspects, Annie and Jack, Stan and Hilda, Jack and Vera were still together until the very end.

After that, show me one couple who remained happily/unhappily married for ever on the street. (Roy/Hayley/Derek/Mavis were others I guess).

Soapland is soapland.
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DA
davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
I know it's not supposed to be realistic, but why would you go to a pub to buy a take-out bottle of wine when you have a corner shop and a Co-Op within walking distance? It would be more expensive from the pub at £12.75.


It was an excuse to go in and check if Elaine, his ex-wife, was staying/hiding in the pub (he'd just seen her on the street, then she disappeared while he hid round a corner).
IT
IndigoTucker
Coronation Street, crazy OTT stories aside, has always been rooted in reality in my opinion. Elsie, Ken, Vera, Bet, they are all people that you know, and relate to. That’s what made it successful. To have the Rovers do anything other than that would be a weird, Dallas-like dreamworld.
JC
JCB
I don't know. I'm thinking of dipping into 2020 pandemic stricken Corrie for a bit of relief from the mind numbing tedium of Corrie 96.
ST
Stuart West Country (West) Spotlight
I'm not surprised that "Jim's café" went out of business.

I was binge-watching some ITV3 episodes today (in glorious stretchy-vision), and noticed Gail charging Des £454.50 for 3 sandwiches (Cheese & Tomato, Egg, Corned Beef).

They must have been gourmet 'sarnies' for that price. Very Happy

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JE
Jez Founding member Wales Wales Today
I know it's not supposed to be realistic, but why would you go to a pub to buy a take-out bottle of wine when you have a corner shop and a Co-Op within walking distance? It would be more expensive from the pub at £12.75.

However, it did provide an excuse for the best facial grimace I've seen in ages when Jenny went for the hand sanitiser after Geoff left. Very Happy I chuckled for quite a while.
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I was thinking that. Im not sure what the Corner Shop would charge for a bottle of wine but in the Co-op you could probably get a decent bottle for about £6 as they would have some bottles on offer.

Corrie is never going to be able to reflect real life 100% especially with the time difference between filming and broadcast.
ST
Stuart West Country (West) Spotlight
Jez posted:
I was thinking that. Im not sure what the Corner Shop would charge for a bottle of wine but in the Co-op you could probably get a decent bottle for about £6 as they would have some bottles on offer.

Corrie is never going to be able to reflect real life 100% especially with the time difference between filming and broadcast.

At least the £12.75 bottle of wine was cheaper than Des's 3 sandwiches 24 years earlier.

At least Des was lucky that he managed to con Gail by paying with a single '£500 note'. Thumbs up
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Tonight's another one of those quite obvious "making you think someone murdered someone, but we'll find out in a few weeks that they didn't" cliche storylines.
CH
chris Granada North West Today
It’s odd to have gone to such lengths to make Corrie Covid-relevant and then have so many scenes of visitors in hospitals, which feels very unrealistic.

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