Sunday, 30 March 2008

Coronation Street vs Eastenders

Having just won an argument/discussion on another site regarding the relative worth of these, it is timely to restate why Corrie is far superior. On the one hand it offers a more realistic reflection of everyday life than EE, together with a more varied tone and superior characterisation. Wheras the recent 'burial alive' plot in EE served to emphasise its desperate and sensationalist scramble for viewers.

4 comments:

Andrew said...

Corrie is the best sitcom on TV

Surprised you pick the happy soap opera over the depressing one, spara - I thought you considred depressing stories to be more mature than happy ones.

Flaming Nora said...

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All the best.

Leonard Hatred said...

Despite it being Southern & mostly rather miserable, I don't think EastEnders is a good fit for Mr. Sparacus.

Corrie is my favourite soap, but I have to be honest & say that, judging over the past year or so, EastEnders has been consistently more entertaining. There's been too much bollocks in the Street lately; the programme needs to get back to basics, i.e warm-hearted Northern comedy.

Youth of Australia said...

Surely Eastenders is better, since it got three mentions in Doctor Who PLUS an on-screen crossover, a crossover the script writers of EE seem to take as gospel, regarding the future of their characters...