Wrong Side of 40: Wed Oct 28, 2009 Corrie Episode Review

October 28 2009

Written by Daran Little, directed by Tony Prescott.

Tyrone is still complaining that Molly’s gone off him again, after he thought it was all sorted.  Kirk tells him it’s his own fault for not putting his foot down.  She does walk all over him.

Pam tells Molly that she doesn’t understand her or what she’s playing at.  Us neither!  Pam tells her it’s never easy being married, but it’s worth working towards and that Tyrone’s a good man.  Molly replies that so is Kevin.  Oh yeah, except for the cheating-on-his-wife-part.  Oh, but it’s different – you’re in love, this isn’t an affair, it’s special – you’re special.  Whatever!

Tyrone goes to his good mate Kev to complain about what’s going on with Molly.  He seriously thinks that Molly thinks he’s cheating on her with Minnie.  Kevin assures him that Molly does not think he’s cheating.  Tyrone tells Kevin that he just wants he and Molly to be happy forever.  Guilt much, Kevin?

Pam has tried her best with Molly but to no avail, so she’s moved onto Kev.  She goes to the garage to confront him about his and Molly’s affair.  She does her best to shame Kevin, and MAN does he look shamed!  For shame!  Pam tells him that Molly’s barely out of her wedding dress and Kevin’s got his oily hands all over her.  Oh, I’m so loving Auntie Pam right now.  Kevin protests that he loves Molly, but Auntie Pam tells him to save it – he’s not talking to some slip of a girl right now.  She knows guys like him – wrong side of 40, stuck in a rut, looking for a bit on the side to spice up their existence, full of “I love you,” taking advantage of young girls etc.  He hardly took advantage, but she doesn’t know that.  Pam gives him her final word, “stay away from Molly or I shall bring your whole world topelling down on your smug, selfish head.”  Does anyone think Auntie Pam’s got some anger against men?  Hehe.  Kevin did nothing else but stand there with his mouth gaping open in shock.

Kevin marches over to Dev’s and asks Molly how Pam knows.  She tells him how Pam caught them kissing, and how she felt relief telling Pam about their love.  Somehow I don’t think Kevin feels relieved.  Kevin’s have a good old fashioned freak-out over it, but Molly reminds him that people will find out sooner or later – since they’re in love.  Kevin walks away in a huff.

Kevin meets up with Molly later and accuses her of telling Auntie Pam about them on purpose because she wants it out in the open.  Molly says she wants a life with Kevin and thought he wanted the same thing.  Kevin insists that she go tell Tyrone right now that she’s leaving him.  Molly says she hates how seperate their lives are when they’re back on the street and wishes it was as it were when they were on holiday together.  Well, life’s not a holiday dear.  Kevin tells her it’s not a game, and people are going to get hurt so she needs to get real.

Michelle’s in her scant negligee painting her toe nails, when Ryan reminds her that Ben’s coming by soon.  She tells Ryan that Ben can get used to how she dresses around the house.  Oh, he will.  She also says she doesn’t want to hear any of Ben’s religious mumbo-jumbo.  Ryan tells her that Ben’s perfectly normal, but Michelle thinks that normal for a teenage boy should be getting drunk on lager and being in a race to lose his virginity.  Ryan sneers that he’s glad he’s got such a good role model.  Haha.  Ben arrives and definitely notices Michelle’s “attire.”  I’m guessing his own mother sleeps in flannels?  Haha.

Michelle’s frustrated that the builder isn’t there, and wants the boys out of the flat since she’ll be taking a bath and playing fleetwood mac and doesn’t want to hear video games.  Wow, should I be worried that Michelle and I have a LOT in common?  Haha.

Well, seems the new builder has arrived and is escalating the ladder outside the kabab shop whilst Michelle is singing her heart out to Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” in the tub.  Only the builder slips and falls and his ladder goes flying, but luckily he’s grabbed hold of the window of Michelle’s flat from the outside.  Is anyone out there thinking, “Bill wouldn’t have slipped?”  Yeah.  Michelle hears the noise, puts a towel on a runs to the window to find a good looking man just hanging from it.  What’s that song?  It’s Raining Men!  It’s as though he fell from heaven.  Michelle pulls him in before he falls, but in the process loses her towel.  Perfection.  Once again, who goes into a bath in full makeup?  Must be a Carla sitz.  Michelle is embarassed but the builder tells her not to cover up for his sake.  Wow, I must not also that I don’t think I’ve seen this kind of nudity (side-boob) in Corrie ever.  I bet Michelle’s glad that that’s not Bill after all stood in front of her!

Michelle gets a chance to put a robe on a builder-boy tells her that he could have broken a leg if she hadn’t come along, then calls Michelle his angel in a tower.  Builder-boy’s name is Jake, and he asks Michelle for some brandy to get rid of the shock.  Michelle seems unusually uncomfortable with this situation.  I doubt Rosie would be.  Jake continues to lay it on thick, reckoning that Michelle is the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen.  Michelle tells him to get back to the roof, as her bath is getting cold.  Jake leaves, but not without asking Michelle if she’s single.  Michelle confirms that she is, then Jake does something bold – grabs her for a kiss.  Oh, he’s a smooth one.  Michelle pushes him away and tells him to get off.  Jake just smirks and tells her that if she wants him, she knows where to find him.  He’s a little shy, don’t you think?

Maria stops by the Kabin and tells Norris, and Joan, that she’s going on holiday to Cypress with baby Liam to see her parents.  Norris thinks taking a baby on a plane is a bad idea, because there’s always some child screaming his head off on a plane he’s been on and it’s extremely annoying.  After Maria leaves, Norris takes the opportunity to fill Joan in on the gossip of Maria’s life.  Norris tells Joan that they’re a very close-knit community there.  Haha, I love this kind of irony that Little injects in the episodes.  Norris is still having a very rough time of it with Joan, a.k.a. Speak No Evil.  He’s already begun writing up a “situation vacant” card to put in the window again when Rita calls to tell him how wonderful her holiday is.  He has a great time laughing and conversing with her over the phone, there’s some big shoes to fill in that shop assistant position.

Kirk’s over, and Tony tells him that he’s looking forward to getting closer to his future brother-in-law.  Kirk asks him what his policy is on hiring family members.  Oh Kirk!  Tony tells Kirk there’s nothing available at the moment.  When alone, Kirk tells Tony that Maria’s been smiling a lot more since Liam’s been born, and that it’s down to Tony, so he gives his thanks.  Tony tells Kirk that he loves Maria more than he’s ever loved anyone.

Later, Tony complains to Maria about having some indigestion or hunger pains.  He looks in pain.  Of course, he always seems to look in pain.

The Heartbreak Kid: Mon July 6, 2009 Corrie Episode Review

July 6 2009

Written by Joe Turner, directed by Duncan Foster.

Tony is fixing up Maria’s place to the sounds of “Boy Does Nothing”, by Alesha Dixon on the radio. How ironic… Luke congratulates Tony on the birthing with a cigar and asks him how it felt. Tony said delivering the baby was magical, even a tug at the heart. Good thing he hasn’t got one. Maria is scared to take the baby home, but arrives home to see her place all done-up courtesy of Tony. Maria has visitors over later, but Tony shoos them away. He’s very protective. Or possessive and controlling. You decide.

Oh dear lord, Eddie’s in a tank-top in the cab office. *shudder* Is it someone’s specific job down at ITV to make him look as repulsive as possible? If there is, they’re doing a bang-up job. So Anna and Eddie are NOT married after all. Apparently, she’ll take his name and bear him a son, but she won’t go through with the rest. Anna tells Eddie he’s embarrassing her in the cab office. Oh please, when isn’t he embarrassing? Eddie threatens to get her down the aisle one day. With a shotgun?

Sally decides to throw herself a birthday party for a “select” group. She is eager to invite Ben’s mom and dad. Oh, they must be well-to-do then if Ms. Priss has decided she must impress them. And why is Sally planning her own birthday party? Kevin’s a crap husband lately.

It would seem that Pam now dispenses advices with every sandwich sold. She should call her business “Dear Sarnie.” She tells Tyrone the doghouse-dodger to cook Molly a meal to make up for being a disappointment the other night. Oh, bad advice. He should just take her out to dinner. When my man decides to be romantic and cook for me, it always ends in something inedible and me having to clean and entire kitchen from top to bottom from all the mess left. Real romantic. Women just love more cleaning. Connie and Jack are laughing at Tyrone tearing up whilst cutting onions. Onions get me every time! Sometimes I don’t even eat them, just out of spite. Oh, ugh. Molly and Kevin sweet-talk over fantasizing about each other in their heads. You know, when I was young, I used to wish I could read minds. What was I thinking??? The filth I’d have to endure! Poor Tyrone has burned his Moussaka. Tyrone’s efforts with Molly go up in smoke.

Meanwhile, Bill peruses the Lonely Hearts section of the paper and answers an ad. Elsewhere, Pam is seen checking her messages and it’s Bill’s message she hears. This plasters a smile on her face. Gee, didn’t see that one coming.

Rosie scoffs at the old-lady knickers that Underworld produces and suggests to her partners that they need to develop a line of knickers for the younger women. That way if they get the younger women buying, eventually in time, they will be older women and still be buying items from the brand. Knicker brand for life kind of idea. This is a solid strategy. It works for the cigarette companies! I’m quite impressed with Rosie’s ingenue on this one. She’s turning out to be not just a pretty face. Well, baby-steps, I know.

Sean is working hard at the gym these days. Urm, I mean hardly working. He’s hoping to soak his extra fat off in the Jacuzzi. Oh, Mr. Hot Stuff from the other day comes and joins him in the jacuzzi. A bit of small talk later and Sean is elated to find out that Mr. Hot Stuff is indeed gay and is newly single to boot! Then he goes and spoils it all by telling Hot Stuff that Jason and he are an item. Oh, how this will blow up in his face later. Oh Sean! Where’s your life coach when you need her?

Joe’s still poppin‘ pills. Graeme tells him that there’s a stronger pain killer than what he’s got out there. Joe is interested and later asks Graeme to get some of those pills for him. How pathetic. It amazes me how fast Joe McIntyre went from hero to zero.

Finally, David admits to Jason that he had Windass sent down just to get him out of the way so he could pursue Tina again. He says that Tina still loves him, she just hasn’t realized it yet. Jason looks sick to his gut. Jason tells Tina this, and Tina freaks out calling David deranged. She’s just realizing this now? Is she new here? Tina confronts David and rubs it in that she’s chosen Jason over him, and that she’ll never ever be with him again. David loses it and runs over to the builders yard looking for Jason. He is up top the roof and sees Jason down below coming out of the van, so he starts chucking things at Jason. All and sundry watch David throttle items at Jason who is bracing himself behind the van. What a menace! David and Jason are restrained from fighting each other while Tina tells David that she’s sorry, but she’ll never be his girlfriend again. David runs off looking devastated as Gail calls after him. This scene just further ignites tension between Gail and Eileen. I love how it took two men to hold Jason back, but it only took one ailing octogenarian to hold David back. Ha ha.

David finally returns home to a worried Gail and Ted. He looks really devastated, just about to burst with a lump in his throat that’s probably the size of his ego. Oh, I feel bad for him all the sudden. I’m such a sucker! He tries to put on a brave face for Gail, but as soon as she leaves the room, the floodgates open and David cries on his Granddad’s shoulder.

The Week Ahead: Mon Jun 15 – Fri Jun 19

Monday June 15, 2009

Tony spends the night at Maria‘s, much to the shock of Audrey and NatashaMaria protests that he’s only staying until the baby’s born.  Girl, please.

David tries to get Gail to forgive him, again.  You know she will, she always does.  As Blanche would say: “that Gail, never happy unless she’s got someone else’s hands ’round her throat!”

Rosie recieves a prison visiting-order from John Stape.  When she arrives, he tells her that he’s giving her his entire inheritance from the sale of his Gran‘s house.  This shocks the gloss off Rosie!

Kevin sees Molly and Jason getting close and wonders if there’s something untoward going on.  He confronts Jason, but Jason is insulted at the thought of it.

Wednesday June 17, 2009

Rosie starts skipping off work and going on spending sprees, Sally is suspicious.

Fiz is shocked when she finds out that John gave Rosie his inheritance.  When she calls the prison, she finds he’s been put on suicide watch.  Oh, how melodramatic!

Molly makes a date with Kevin to workout after work.  Uh oh.  Kevin tells Molly that he accused Jason of having a thing for her.  This can’t go over well…

Friday June 19, 2009

On the day of their big run, Tyrone phones Molly to tell her he can’t make it.  Good thing ‘ole Kevin is there to stand-in.  Molly finishes 10th in the race, thanks to Kevin.

Slug, Becky‘s ex, shows up in the pub much to her chagrin. What does he want now???

Eileen hears from Claire that she’s taking her sons to see General Custard at the community centre.  Will Eileen re-unite with her one-time-partner-in-childrens-drama?  I say yes, since they end up swapping numbers!  New couple alert! Jesse & Eileen.  I’m thinking Jessleen.  lol.

Tyrone realizes that Jack‘s luggage has a spanish tag on it, when he was supposed to be in Blackpool!  Jack admits that he’s gone on holiday with ConnieTyrone‘s not a happy camper.

Fiz still can’t get a hold of John.  Is this the end for John?  (say yes?)

The Week Ahead: Mon Jun 8 – Fri Jun 12

What to expect:

Monday June 8, 2009

David Platt:  Sad about Ted in hospital, happy about Gary going down for it.  Lose-win situation.

Steve McDonald: Asks Betty to come back to the Rovers.  Poppy not happy, neither is Steve or Becky or anyone else.  Trouble.

Peter Barlow: Admits he’s got a drink problem.

Anna and Eddie Windass: Worried about Gary. Anna tries to talk to Ted. Good luck!

Joe McIntyre: Still alive. Still has “backpain”, still addicted to pills.

Wednesday June 10, 2009

David Platt: Found himself in more trouble as he tries to hide his tracks in the burglary, as Audrey is coming back early.

Maria Connor: Starts having contractions, Sally saves the day!

Fiz Brown: Upset when John Stape rejects her from prison again.  Pathetic.

Friday June 12, 2009

David Platt: In knee deep when Gary tells Audrey the truth about the burglary.  David strikes again, pleads his innocence, but eff’s up in the end.  His signature style.

Maria Connor: Giving birth to her baby, Tony says he’ll be there all the way…ugh.

Fiz Brown: Finds a shoulder to cry on in Hayley Cropper.  Pathetic.  Fiz sends John a package, Sally finds out, they fight.

Molly Dobbs: Arranges to go on a run with Kevin Webster. Is that ALL they’re doing?  Duh, duh, duuuuh.

Jason and Molly? Kevin is jealous! Where’s Tyrone?

Jason and Molly are quite friendly now after they’ve both been training for a charity run.  Kevin sees this closeness and gets jealous!  Molly is HIS bit-on-the-side!

Kevin is clearly mistaken, as Jason and Molly are just friends.  Jason is a good mate to Tyrone.  Unlike someone else.

And of course, Tyrone is the-man-who-knew-too-little.

Jason has his sights set on Tina McIntyre.  Good coupling I think.  Too bad Jason‘s still married!!!

You know, I can really see Kevin falling for Molly actually.  She’s just as much of a spit-fire as his wifey is, but not as much of a bitch!  Well, until she cheats on her husband, and defies her friend’s (Sally) trust!

As I always say, it’ll all end in tears!

Source: The Sun UK

Tupele Dorgu Gets Married, Cloak & Dagger Theme

Tuepele Dorgu bridal cape

Tuepele Dorgu bridal cape

Coronation Street’s Tupele Dorgu (plays Kelly Crabtree), got married to fiance Mark Flanagan in this big blue cloak?

She just HAD to be different!  Apparently, she’s 30 years old.  I thought she was much older from watching her on the show.  She looks great and all, I just thought she was older.

Her wedding also had a “red” theme (the dagger part).  Katherine Kelly (Becky Granger-almost-McDonald), Alison King (Carla Connor-Gordon), and Vicky Binns (Molly Dobbs) showed up in bright red frocks.

may282009TuepeleWeddingKathKellyRedDress

I think a red theme is interesting.  It’s  your wedding, why not have the guests wear red?  Why bother with an old white dress, wear a blue cloak!  It’s your day afterall!

Source: Daily Mail

Molly and Kevin CAUGHT, by police no less!

Now there is rumours of details surrounding the impending story line of a Molly Dobbs-Kevin Webster affair!

The two characters are set to have an affair in the future.  Now there is news that they will be caught out “being naughty” in a parked car by the side of the road by police!

We can wait to see Sally and Rosie’s heads blow after they find out about this!  Because you know they will, it’s only a matter of time!  Fiz thought she got it bad, Molly better watch her back!