Calling All Liam And Carla Fans!

Hello and welcome to another Slice Of Soap. So what are we making of Coronation Street’s Carla/Liam/Maria love triangle?

Personally, I don’t think it’s as strong as the Steve/Karen/Tracy one, but that’s because Maria’s a pretty ineffectual character. Don’t get me wrong, she’s nice and everything, but triangles work better when the one in the middle is caught between two dominant personalities. Liam’s capitulation was as inevitable as EastEnders winning Best Soap at the British Soap Awards.

Why? Cos Maria’s such a wet blanket compared to Carla; no prizes for guessing who’s more likely to steam up the sheets! No wonder he didn’t stop sniffing after her (dog in heat – that’s what comes to mind). It’s such a shame that Rob James Collier, voted Sexiest Male at the British Soap Awards, is bowing out. Hope he returns!

Anyway itv.com is offering Corrie fans the exclusive opportunity to watch scheming Carla finally get her man. The sexual tension between the pair has been growing and the tragic stillbirth has sent Liam into Carla’s arms. He’s caught (by mobile phone!) in a passionate clinch by Street minx Rosie Webster. She records the whole thing on her mobile – but what will she do with it? My guess is, learn some new moves – the little tramp! I say that in the nicest way possible….The episode airs this Friday, but for everyone who can’t wait to see the steamy meeting, watch Rosie’s video at www.itv.com/coronationstreet.

Crossroads Fans – Where Are You?

Who remembers Crossroads? My mum loved that soap! It was about a Midlands hotel run by owner Meg Mortimer (Noele Gordon). Critics slated it for its storylines and wobbly plywood sets, but it was a huge hit. Everyone loved Paul Henry as bumbling Benny, the handyman who loved ‘Miss Diane’ from a distance and Noele Gordon was the most popular soap star of her day. Anyway, the earliest surviving episode has been found and will get an exclusive airing on itv.com this Friday, with the chance to buy it on DVD the week after. The 1965 episode was in an unmarked tin in the old ATV archive, which now resides in west London. They thought most of the episodes from the decade had been lost forever cos they used to tape over every episode after it was broadcast. But eagle-eyed archivists spotted the ‘lost episode’ and fans will be able to watch it online from Friday morning at www.itv.com/crossroads.

My mum insists that Crossroads didn’t deserve all the stick it got from the critics. However, the mockery led to comedienne Victoria Wood’s spoof soap Acorn Antiques which mercilessly parodied the wobbly scenery, fluffed lines and transparent scripts. For all the derision, Crossroads maintained high ratings and a loyal audience throughout its original 1964-1988 run. If you think you’ve got a lost episode of Crossroads, itv.com want to hear from you. They are interested in any recordings of episodes broadcast before 1982 – on videotape or could even on reels of film! If you think you’ve got any episodes, drop the team a line at lost.crossroads@itv.com.

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That’s it for now. Join me on Friday for more soap news and gossip. Got a comment about your favourite soap, this blog or anything else? Share it with me.

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7 Responses to Calling All Liam And Carla Fans!

  1. Tia says:

    NO! No way should Carla and Liam get together. Why? Why did the writers do this? Hrr!!! To start with, it has been predictable for a few months, and then, it almost makes him a bad guy. His wife has just had a miscarriage, and he\’s off getting it on with his dead brothers ex wife! No way! I\’m a fan of Liam, but not Carla. The writers are trying to make her into some kind of soap bitch, and then  she\’s with Liam a generally good guy, and there are fans of this? Ok, Maria is a bit dull, mainly due to her lack of storylines, but I\’d rather have seen the baby be born, and all three of them leave together when Liam leaves. Not this way. No way, Maria is actually a nice, good person, and Carla\’s just not! Please don\’t say anyone actually wanted them together? I could maybe handle this, but it could turn into an Eastenders \’lets drag an affair out as long as we possibly can\’ thing. I hope not. Let it be over and done with quickly. Let Rosie spill the beans, and let him leave before we have to watch him and Carla together for long!

  2. Tia says:

    Oh, and forget Gus or Dev watch, what about Coronation-Street-writers-actually-write-a-good-storyline watch?
     
    I may need to calm down over a soap, but this actually bothers me, because Coronation Street used to be the best soap, and now it is just dull and boring and predictable. The only bits I enjoy are with Roy and Becky, or Blanche. Hollyoaks is way better, and even Eastenders isn\’t as depressing anymore. No wonder Coronation Street no longer earns as many awards, maybe the writers should take the hint…

  3. Soap Blogger says:

    Tia, thanks for all your comments. I hate to tell you this, but there are big Liam/Carla fans out there! I agree that Corrie\’s writers have been off the boil recently – baby swap \’drama\’ anyone?

  4. Danielle says:

    loving corrie at the minute. altho not 2 sure bout the maria/carla/liam story! fair enough, he chose the wrong time, but liam getting with carla was amazing! they are so well suited and they know everything about one another. The chemistry between them is electric! Maria however, has to be the dullest character on the street. Everytime shes on i just wana fastforward, BORING! Carla may well be a bitch, but she makes great viewing!
     
    cant believe he goes back to maria, altho with that photo of rosies, shudnt b too long before they seperate again =]
     
    so yehh, get Liam nd Carla together nd just b dun wid it!

  5. Unknown says:

    just to bring to attention
    when you click the first link to see the video
    the site loads and then goes into pop up mode
    with an antivirus site just thaught be aware everyone ! xx

  6. Unknown says:

    Carla and Liam belong together! Maria is so bloody dull. Liarla chemistry is SMOKING! Ali King is fabulous! Rob is also rather dishy 😉 sexiest soap couple ever!

  7. John says:

    hi i fink is good but is not fear on maria becusae she just lost her man and tony is a fly man that carla cant see that

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