Disturbia: Thu July 23, 2009 Corrie Episode Review

July 23 2009

Written by Debbie Oates, directed by Dominic LeClerc.

Open to Claire in hospital, again. Ashley brings every item that Claire owns to the hospital for her. A blow-dryer is really useful in hospital. One must always keep up with one’s personal appearance, even under duress. Honestly! It’s almost like he’s packed up all of her things and has taken them out of the house… Claire makes Ashley promise that he’ll have his vasectomy as soon as possible. He settles for them discussing their options as soon as they get out of there.

Later, Ashley gets a call from the hospital that Claire has disappeared off the ward. *groan* Oh, no, what now? This is going to be so sad. Good lord, Lloyd and Ashley drive up to the hospital only to find Claire standing on the roof of the building looking forlornly into the skies. Ashley runs up to the roof. Claire says the air must be thinner up there, since it’s harder to breathe. She’s looking, that’s all. Claire is a deeply disturbed woman. When are they going to lock her up and throw away the script? Ashley tries to coax her back inside. Claire reflects that there’s so many people in the city and they’re all getting on with their lives, and mostly, they’re dying. Ashley is just freaking out, but Claire insists she just needed some fresh air. She asks Ashley to just sit with her. Claire blames herself for miscarrying and thinks that the baby must have realized she didn’t want it, so it took off. Claire is more upset that she doesn’t “feel” anything, and she thinks she should. She feels shamed for not feeling bad about losing her baby. Claire says she gets terrible anxiety even thinking about another pregnancy. Claire’s afraid of being crazy again just like after Freddie. It doesn’t seem to me she ever stopped being crazy! Claire is still haunted by her post-natal depression. Okay, I get that. But, why do WE have to re-live it all? Old news. She is a real Debbie Downer! Uh oh, looks like the police have arrived to bring her down formally. Ashley makes an excuse for Claire telling the police that it was his fault, they needed some privacy to talk and it was the only place available. Ashley mans-up and tells Claire he’ll get the vasectomy. Claire gets her way, once again.

Joe argues on the phone to Len about work-related mishaps. Joe begs Graeme for more fancy-pills. Graeme turns him down, no chance whatsoever. Poor desperate Joe. Joe finds Graeme again and begs. He’s vigorously stroking Graeme’s arm when he begs. Ugh, this is really making me feel uncomfortable. It makes you wonder just how desperate he is… Creepy! Please, please, please, I’m desperated utters Joe to Graeme. Graeme caves to Joe, but makes no promises.

At Underworld, Rosie tells Luke all about these amazing designs she has in her head, only she can’t draw, so what ever will she do? Rosie decides to create a “mood board” to relay her design ideas. I wonder where she figured out how to do that? She presents her mood board and Luke tells her they’ll make a sample. Rosie is elated at this news, Tony is deflated. If looks could kill. Oh wait, the just might. Tony looks on Luke with shame, but Luke throws Maria in Tony’s face. Enough said.

Maria brings Baby-Liam over to the factory for a visit. Julie is in love with Baby-Liam and asks Sean if he’d like to hold him. Sean says he’s drawn a line at the “baby-thing.” Wow, is this alluding to his OWN baby that has since been forgotten? Maria moans to Tony about her over-bearing mother-in-law. Tony’s more than happy to be Maria’s emotional punching-bag.

Tony comes to Maria’s rescue again by sending off her in-laws to lunch for the day and has brought over take-out too. If only he weren’t a murderer. Tony and Maria are enjoying their lunch together like the best of friends.

Maria later breaks the news to her in-laws that Baby-Liam will be christened, but not as a Catholic since Maria isn’t Catholic. The in-laws aren’t happy about that, since Liam was Catholic. Barry tells Maria to go out and get some fresh air, she can leave the baby with them. I wouldn’t! I’d be afraid I’d come back and them and my baby would be gone! Helen is a little too “Hand that Rocks the Cradle” for me. When Maria’s gone, Helen remarks that their marriage wouldn’t have lasted had Liam been alive. Ouch!

Maria goes over to Underworld and tells Tony she needs a break, so Tony coaxes her into a drink at the Rovers.

Norris is vigorously slicing up his loafers with a screw-driver when Frida comes in! I’m sure this just makes Norris’ day! Oh, I see, he’s pretending his old shoes are damaged, thus giving him a reason to wear Ramsay’s trainers. How sly. Ramsay and Emily come in and, apparently Ramsay knows sign language! Well so do I because when I was in school I was in the sign-language choir. It’s not because I didn’t make it into the regular choir, it’s because I found that signing words from popular songs was simply a more cultured activity for an 8 year old. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Moving on, Frida shows Emily her engagement ring. I use the terms “engagement” and “ring” loosely. It’s a black plastic heart-shaped gem that looks like it came out of a cracker-jack box. Makes Fiz’s engagement ring look top-shelf. Frida says her fiance told her that the ring is temporary. Oh, that’s what they all say, then you find yourself buried in it. Frida asks Emily if Ramsay is her fella. Emily says he’s just Norris’ brother. Mmm, hmm.

Hrmm, so it seems that Frida hasn’t actually met her fiance. They’ve been online romancing, and apparently he’s saving up airfare to come next year. Uh, huh. OH! He’s in PRISON! That explains it all! Maybe Fiz should inform her that getting married in prison is a valid option she and her fiance could consider. I should pull this entire scene on my mother, if I didn’t love her so much. Oh, apparently Frida’s fiance is in prison because he’s been arrested for activism! He believes in freedom. Yeah, freedom of items from an electronics shop no doubt! Ramsay had gone to Freshco’s and bought their entire herbal tea selection for Frida. Norris comes in with a fib about his shoes being unrepairable, telling the gang that he therefore has no choice by the wear the trainers. Oh, this ruse is just too much!

Shocking, Isn’t It? : Wed June 10, 2009 Episode Recap

June 10 2009

Quote of the episode:

Kelly: “Ooooh!  I’ve just been electrocuted!”

Sean: “Oh, so that’s why your hair’s like that.”

Chesney and Kirk are still anti-Fiz over the whole she-loves-JohnStape-thing.  Fiz is shocked to see she’s getting her letters she sent to John returned, with a note from him saying he doesn’t want to see her anymore.  Chesney is looking for a job to save money to be able to move out when he’s 16. Ah, teenage angst.

Claire tells Ashley that his butchers should sponsor new uniforms for Joshua‘s football team.  Ashley tells her to look elsewhere.  She does this, then comes back after everyone has turned her down.  Well, not everyone, she didn’t ask the Rovers!  That’s the only business that’s making any money these days.  Maybe little kids with liquor ads on their backs isn’t quite primary school material though.  Peter wouldn’t even be able to watch Simon play!!!  Ashley eventually concedes and sponsors.

Kelly electrocutes herself on her machine, as does Rosie when she tries to see what is the matter.  Luke comes over to see if Rosie is alright.  Rosie looks infatuated.  Uh oh, we know what this look means = trouble!  Tony’s being all misery and miserly and Luke insists that they spend money on health & safety matters.  Tony disagrees and challenges him to find the money for it.  I WONDER how he’ll do that?  Rosie and Luke flirt over making fun of TonyRosie asks Luke if he’d like to further make fun of Tony over a pint or two, but he politely declines choosing business over pleasure.  Although, he did look flattered and somewhat interested.  He is a man, afterall.  And John Stape can’t be the ONLY fool in Weatherfield, god knows.

Maria gets a shock when she thinks she’s in labour, and has Kirk drive her to the hospital.  However, Kirk forgets how to drive all the sudden and Sally saves the day, by driving them there.  Although, they find out it was all a false alarm, Maria was in false labour.

Gary tells Anna and Eddie the truth about the burglary when he finds out he wasn’t directly responsible for Ted‘s heart-attack and Ted has told as much to police.  Anna makes Gary go down the police station and tell them EVERYTHING.  Anna and Eddie warn Len to stay away from Gary and vice versa, saying he’s a bad example.  Len is shocked when Eddie and Anna ban him from their house and lives.  On his way to the police station, Gary threatens David in the street that he’s going to tell the police the truth.  Gary looks nervous at the police station.  (He’s so cute!!!)  David thinks he’s bluffing, but can’t be sure.  David has been stressing all day to be able to get back to his Gran’s house to put the family photos back before she arrives.  However, he’s shocked to hear from Joe that Audrey and Gail are arriving earlier.  Sure enough, the second David gets to Audrey‘s door, Gail and Audrey pile out of the cab.  He tries his best to distract them so he can put the photos back, but fails miserably.  Audrey quickly realizes all her photos are missing, then when looking for her insurance papers in a drawer, she finds them there!  I can’t imagine how confusing this must be for her!!! David looks VERY troubled, very troubled indeed.

What’s the smell?  That’s the sh*t hitting the fan, David Platt!

Good episode, albeit no words of wisdom from Blanche!

Baby I’m Addicted: Episode Recap June 3, 2009

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Gail and Audrey pack enough for a lifetime for one week in Milan.  Joe asks for his painkillers before Gail leaves.  Joe frantically searches for his pills.  It’s obvious to him that David is hiding them on him.

Jason comes into the store with Tyrone and Kevin following.  Jason talks about how in shape he is, and Tyrone reminds Kevin he’s no match.  Kevin calls Jason a poser!  I love Jason‘s shirt! I love pies too!

Auntie Pam comes by the builders yard to sell Bill one of her sandwiches (they do look appetizing in that basket), and they flirt a little.  Bill watches her go.  New love match brewing?

Julie continues to “life coach” Sean.  I like these two together.  They’re quite an odd-couple.

Poppy complains to Steve about Betty being late.  Steve defends BettyPoppy‘s got a bit of a ‘tude on her I never noticed before.

Molly‘s getting her hair “did” by Natasha.  They talk about all the popular hairstyles.  I’ve had the Rachel AND the Pob numerous times from stylists without my approval!  David steals the keys while they’re engrossed in stylist-chair gossip.  I wish I had a stylist as cool as Natasha.  I actually just wish I had a stylist.

*Tiniest violin in world* plays for Joe in agony over his back yearning for his pills.

Jason jokes with Tyrone that Molly is out of his league.  Kevin assures Tyrone that Jason‘s just winding him up.

David heads over to his gran’s to take down all the family photos, clearing the home of evidence that his grandmother lives there for when Gary stops by to burglar.  Presumably.  He jokes with the painting of the late Alf Roberts.  The painting looks at him painfully.

Joe almost runs Luke over in a pill-starving-rage.  Pathetic.

Peter tries to talk to Luke about what happened between them fighting over MichelleLuke calls him pathetic.  True that.

Julie is going to see a psychic.  What a looney!

Theresa is getting her hair done.  YES.  Go figure.  Audrey‘s salon must be quite reasonable!  David replaces the keys in the register.

Blanche (!!!) catches Peter about to order a drink in the Rovers.  Buddy, if you’re going to go off the wagon, don’t do it in the pub next door to your dad’s place.  Not only is he a drunk, he’s a moron too.  Peter pours his heart out about Michelle to Blanche and tells her he owes her a bottle of sherry since he “smashed” hers.  Blanche tells him to have a cup of tea with her and his dad.  Oh, a sweet heart beats under that brittle exterior.

Joe tears the house apart looking for his pills, smashing Gail‘s things and ripping doors off cupboards!  He is SO painful to watch.  Maybe he should admit himself to a hospital.  Permanently.

Peter comes over to no.1 and tells his father he wants to drink.  He admits he was going to drink in the pub if Blanche hadn’t shown up.

Joe attacks David over the pills accusing him of hiding them.  David realizes the state of the place and is shocked.  David tells Joe he can’t help him, walks away and smiles.

I don’t approve of anything David does, but Joe needs to get off the show those pills!  Maybe withdrawal will be the best in the end for him!

Glad to see that Blanche is back!

Michelle Connor and her boobs

Michelle Connor, circa 2006

Michelle Connor, circa 2006

Michelle Connor, circa late May 2009

Michelle Connor, circa late May 2009

No, I’m not talking about Luke Strong and Peter Barlow.

Rather, the actress who plays Michelle Connor, Kym Marsh‘s actual boobs.  I had heard a while back that she’d had a breast augmentation to go from a B to a D.  I would not normally comment on something like this, since I believe whatever people want to do is their business, we’re more focused on “characters” here.

However, after hearing this, I could not help but look extra closely for a hint of PamelaAnderson-ness.  A size D is very large for a small frame like Kym Marsh‘s.  But I hadn’t noticed any change at all!  It says she had it within the last month however, so maybe they just haven’t been “showcased yet”, above “after” is from one of the most recent episodes.  I guess I’m on boob-watch now!

All I noticed was the hair extensions, and I think she looks great.  Except for the makeup, she can par down that makeup.  But, I think she looks great!

So if this gossip is TRUE, and surgery is something she wanted to help her feel better about herself, then isn’t that what plastic surgery is for?

If it’s false…which I almost think it is, or maybe it’s not ENTIRELY true, maybe she had a nip and a tuck (she has afterall had two children) for upkeep, then I’m sorry for even posting this!

See, there I go again…gossiping about people’s personal lives.  Well, this is a Blanche Hunt blog after all, so I suppose that’s fitting.

Source: The Sun UK

Rosie Webster = The Next Calvin Klein?

Fierce!

Fierce!

In lieu of John Stape giving Rosie Webster the money from the sale of his grandma’s house – to pay her back for the distress he’s caused her – Rosie buys a share in Underworld.

Is that really the best thing she could have done with her money?  Well, it’s her.  I suppose it could be WORSE!  Well, Rosie is egotistical, ruthless, selfish and slightly immoral.  She’ll have a promising career as a businesswoman!

Rosie is high on her horse, and decides (much to Tony‘s chagrin) that Underworld will be expanding to produce MENS underwear also, and SHE will be designing the pieces!

The mens underwear pieces are said to be quite “raunchy.”  I know she’s no angel, but exactly how much men’s underwear has she seen to decide it needs changin’?

So Tony hates her ideas and her having a share in the business.  Surprise, surprise.  Luke thinks it’s a great idea, to rub it in Tony‘s joints.

Is anyone else sick of Tony‘s crazy-boring-guy routine?  I certainly am!  I honestly don’t know what I’d do with him at this point.  I feel his character has almost run it’s course.  Well, maybe after the well-anticipated return of Carla.

Any idea as to what Rosie‘s raunchy designs will look like?  I’m thinking something like THIS:

Rosie Webster Designs (possibly)

Rosie Webster Designs (possibly)

Won’t Mommy and Daddy be proud.  (again).

Source: The Sun UK

Episode Review: Friday May 29, 2009

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The episode opens where it left off.  Ryan getting accused of sleeping with Sian by Sian‘s fatherRyan denies this, saying that didn’t even happen, they had an argument last night.  Which we all know to be true.  Sophie‘s face is a picture of shock.  Peter defends Ryan, and Ryan is grateful.

Graeme tells David he’s there for him and gives him a smooch on the cheek.  David freaks and leaves.  That’s all you had to do to strike fear into David Platt?

Michelle finds out about Mr. Powers accosting Ryan, but Ryan says Peter sorted it. Michelle goes into the “talk” with Ryan.  *groan*.  Sian comes over and defends her fathers rage.

Umed and Audrey‘s date is on.  Umed is telling more tall tales.  Bill is there looking somewhat jealous.

Natasha kisses Tony, he doesn’t kiss back, and tells her she can go to hell.  Wow.  He goes into her about the things she said to Maria.  He tells her she has a non-existant personality and mind-numbing conversation.  He really gives it to her!  She says he’s scaring her.  He never wants her to upset Maria again, he’d HATE for them to fall out.  Uh oh!  That’s a threat if I ever heard one! Psy-cho!

Luke tries his best to worm in another night with Michelle, on her “last night.”  She says she’d rather spend it with Ryan.  Or….someone else?

Sophie accuses them of wanting to know what’s going on.  Sian says they’re not sleeping together.  Sian says her dad freaked because she had a pack of condoms in her bag.  Sophie is disgusted.  Sian tells her to “go tell God on her!”  lol.  Ryan says she shouldn’t have had them on her at all, he didn’t want to force her into anything.  Really seemed like he did!

Chesney tells Sophie that things won’t get better between him and Fiz, because he doesn’t trust Fiz.

Gary shows up at the pub with a serious shiner.  He wants a word with DavidGary tells David he’s in on the burglarly, since he’s a pro.  David tells him he’s not much for foreplay.  Did he want another smooch on the cheek?  Gary leaves and David and Graeme tap beers.

Bill asks Audrey what she sees in Umed.  She says he’s good company.  Bill is SO jealous! So cute.

Michelle tells Maria she better thank Peter for what he did.  Maria tells her not to come across as “too grateful.”  Pfft.

Awkward dinner between Fiz and Chesney.  The dinner looks gross.  Veggies anyone?  Chesney is all cold-shoulder.

Maria sees Natasha all upset.  Natasha tells her Tony dumped her.  Natasha tells her that Tony made her feel like dirt, and he really scares her.  She warns Maria to watch herself around him.  Maria looks conflicted.  Shouldn’t that set alarm bells off to her?  She did once think that he killed her husband!  I felt really bad for Natasha in this episode.

Michelle is at the bookie’s flat thanking Peter.  Peter tells her he’s positive Ryan‘s not sleeping with Sian.  But that’s all he’s going to tell her.  He convinces her to stay for a cuppa.

Maria confronts Tony about his breakup.  Tony says the relationship wasn’t working for him, and he tried to end it, and she wasn’t happy.  Maria tells Tony he scared her.  Tony manipulates her into thinking Natasha was jealous and neurotic.  Tony says he can go round and apologize to her.  Maria says she shouldn’t have even gotten involved.  Very true!  Tony says he’s glad they’re still friends.

Peter has been 60 days sober! Congratulations! Michelle says Ryan needs a male influence.  Peter says that not a lot of people would believe he’s the right influence.  She says she’s not most people.  Peter says he likes Michelle because she never judged him, not even after the fire.  They caress hands and kiss.

No Blanche again in this episode!!! Boo!

Episode Review: Thurs May 28, 2009

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Michelle is moaning over choosing between Peter and Luke. She’s so spoiled.  Is she going to leave to go on tour, or what? Maria later tries to warn Michelle about PeterMichelle says that Luke just doesn’t “do it for her”, not the way Peter does.  Why is she still going on dates with Luke?

Ryan doesn’t know where he and Sian stand.  Ryan tells Peter about his girl problems, and Peter doles out advice that “women don’t like being ignored.”  Yeah, if you’re Peter, they like being PESTERED and guilted into submission!  Ryan thinks he’s blown it because he tried to rush things.

Joe is heavily breathing frantically searching for his pain meds.  I think I need a pain med after just watching him.  Then he is rude to Gail.  He’s got charm just oozing out of him.  pfft.  Joe goes to the doctor, and they suggest seeing a surgeon.  He’s obviously there looking for pills.

Chesney tells Fiz he’s going back to school because he doesn’t want to see her and she’s as rubbish teacher.  He feels that Sophie and gang will protect him from Kenzie Judd.

Uncle Umed is back!  He’s putting his foot in his mouth with Amber, again.  He starts hitting on Audrey when she comes in, asking about Gail.  He wants to meet her over drinks.  Audrey succumbs to all his compliments and agrees to meet him for a drink. Umed‘s on a roll.  Now he’s hitting on Michelle too.

Uncle Len Windass finds out that Gary hasn’t got a job anymore.  Joe tells Len that Gary asked for double-time and he couldn’t afford him.

Audrey tells David that Gail and her are going to Milan to see Sarah and BethanyNatasha is in charge when she leaves.  Natasha and David tease her about going for drinks with Umed.

Graeme is back.  He has no chin!  He and David going into their “pretend” robbery conversation so Gary will notice.

A strange man drives up on Coronation Street.

Anna Windass gloats to everyone about going to Paris for her birthday.  I think she’s so cute!  Debbie Rush the actress who plays her.

Tony helps Maria with her groceries from the car.  Natasha spots them and walks up.  They kiss infront of Maria and she looks conflicted.  Natasha tells Maria she was jealous of Tony spending time with her, but then Tony told her he doesn’t find pregnant woman attractive.  Maria looks miffed.  Tony gets back to Maria‘s with sales for Ladrags.  He notices something’s wrong with MariaMaria tells him Natasha gloated about how she had her claws in Tony, and how he would never fancy her, he only feels sorry for her.  Tony denies every saying those things.  Liar, liar, pants on fire!!

The strange man drives up the street again.  He stops, runs over to Ryan when talking to Sophie.  He accuses Ryan of forcing himself on his daughter last night.  Must be Sian‘s dadPeter shows up and tries to defend Ryan. Did I miss something???

No Blanche this episode! Boo hoo!  I wonder how Kenneth is coming along with her new room renovation!  Maybe he should get Debbie Travis in there!