Corrie’s Steve Has Bad News For Becky

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Coronation Street w/e Friday March 20 

Well Friday the 13th certainly lived up to its reputation as far as Steve and Becky’s wedding was concerned. The groom wore a suit, the bride wore alcohol (in addition to a tiara and dress insired by Jordan). I think soap weddings that progress smoothly are now in danger of becoming endangered species – I’m struggling to remember the last one that did. While we’re on the subject of Becky, congratulations are in order to Katherine Kelly, the actress that brings her to life. She recently walked away with an award for Best TV Soap Personality at the Television and Radio Industry Club (TRIC) awards. I bet it’s just one of many she’ll pick up this year. Unsurprisingly, Becky’s nursing the mother of all hangovers and remembers very little from the previous day. Steve can’t bring himself to tell her that they’re not really married. Tom and Maria meet with Tony to discuss Ladrags. Gail’s thrilled when she see Joe’s car outside her house. Norris reluctantly sets off for the Lake District in the motor home with Mary.

A gutted Becky demands some answers from Steve. Luke’s furious at Tony’s interference. David insists that Gail choose between him and Joe. Sophie’s embarrassed when her mum and dad arrive at the Christian Centre. Goodness gracious me – whose idea was it to bring in Uncle Umed? He’s not exactly an advert for breaking cultural stereotypes, is he? Anyway, dear old Uncle Umed is suspicious about Tara and Jason’s relationship. Can I just say that Dev’s attempt to speak like his uncle was hilarious for all the wrong reasons! Peter’s amused at how many walks Ken’s taking Eccles on – oh dear. More embarrassing Ken and Martha scenes; Stephanie Beacham is wasted. Joe has a word with Len about his money problems. Liz is struggling with her jealousy over Lloyd’s planned trip to Ibiza. Audrey tells Gail off for taking Joe back.

Also on Coronation Street this week:
Young love blossoms between Ryan and Sian
Luke buys Carla’s share of Underworld
Amber’s offered a place at Kings College in London

Hollyoaks w/e Friday March 20 

The credit crunch (or to give it its proper name, the recession) is affecting all industries – including TV. I’ve already read that budget cuts will be imposed on EastEnders and now, according to the News of the World, as many as 10 cast members from Hollyoaks could be facing the chop. Apparently some of the show’s most popular stars, including Gemma Merna (Carmel McQueen), Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen) and Nick Pickard (Tony Hutchinson) could be under threat. All this comes in the wake of the announcement that Jamie Lomas, who plays Warren Fox, and Chris Fountain, aka Justin Burton, are leaving. At this rate, the only person left in Hollyoaks will be Carley Stenson…On with the show and despite being the hero, Justin once again finds himself in trouble with the law…Spencer makes an unexpected visit into the bedroom while Warren and Sasha are in bed. Carmel realises how much she’s missing Calvin. Justin’s wary of Ash and Lauren jealously watches Newt and Anita’s friendship grow. Lauren’s in a vile mood, so Leo attempts to give her some fatherly advice.

Hannah attempts to make it up to Justin after his arrest. Jacqui’s aware that all’s not right between Carmel and Calvin. Russ can’t believe Jacqui’s taking stolen goods out of the bottom of Max’s pram. Kris confesses that he loves Nancy. Newt’s worried about Jack. Anita has a plan to help Jack gain employment. Nancy’s finding life with Ravi uninspiring. Lauren is devastated to see Newt kissing Anita. Nancy tells a shocked Russ about her affair with Kris, while also seeing Ravi at the same time. Steeling himself, he tells her about the time Ravi came on to him – oooh! 

Also on Hollyoaks this week:
Lauren tries to apologise to Newt
Warren asks Calvin to look after some drugs
Anita’s concerned over the poetry competition

EastEnders w/e Friday March 20 

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Danielle may be about to finally reveal the truth to Ronnie! My goodness, the writers have dragged this one out a bit. I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your notice that Danielle seems to be getting more and more unhinged. Last week, we saw her attack best mate Stacey and now, her own mother’s in the firing line! Spoiler alert…want to know how Danielle’s identity is finally revealed? Well…Ronnie’s left shaken as Danielle daubs abuse (graffiti) on her house then apparently kidnaps baby Amy. The graffiti attack comes after Ronnie tries to stop Danielle looking after Amy, claiming it’s too soon after her abortion. Later, Danielle bumps into Archie who notices her locket is the same one Ronnie gave her daughter. So, has Archie put two and two together and worked out that Danielle is indeed Ronnie’s daughter? Or will we have to wait until Christmas Day to be put out of our misery? 

It’s a year-and-a-bit since we’ve had the (dis)pleasure of the Mitchell sisters and I still don’t care for either of them. I can’t remember ever taking a remote bit of interest in any of their storylines so their continued presence in the old soap sticks in my craw. But they’re still there and Ronnie tells Jack that Roxy doesn’t want his financial help, but he can see that Roxy’s unsure about the decision. Ronnie’s shocked to return to her flat to find the words ‘Evil Cow’ daubed on her front door in red paint.

Archie, Billy and Roxy pay Peggy a visit in hospital following her collapse in The Vic. Theo has dinner with Patrick, Denise and co. Billy begins to question where Jay’s living. Heather tries to kiss Minty but he reveals that he’s met someone else. Jane’s watching a Bollywood film with Masood, but their night is interrupted by Ian, who’s prepared a romantic meal to apologise for ‘boobgate’. Elsewhere, Peggy decides to carry on with her election campaign despite her recent health scare. Max invites Polly back to his house but just who or what is Polly?

Also on EastEnders this week:
Chelsea’s down because Theo’s not called her
Shirley and Heather prepare for St Patrick’s Day
Roxy accuses Ronnie of jealousy

Emmerdale w/e Friday March 20 

It’s not a complete surprise to learn that Emmerdale’s wealthy newcomer Mark Wylde has a dark secret he’d rather his family didn’t know about. Actually, the bigger surprise is the man playing Mark Wylde: I still can’t get over the fact that I’m seeing the star of Grease 2 and The Colbys in Emmerdale. Anyway, Mark notices that a stranger’s keeping tabs on the house and things later take a dramatic turn when his son Will goes missing. So what do we all think of the Wylde family? Are we liking them? I’m not sure about the kids yet – but Mark and Natasha (Amanda Donohoe) are doing OK. It’s clear that Mark is dodgier than Arthur Daley. Or rather, let’s bring it into the 21st Century – Archie Daley. Nathan orders Belle to stop hanging around Will. Natasha and Mark settle down for a camping experience while a mysterious figure watches them in the darkness. Who has their eye on the Wyldes? I’m betting it’s another family member – a long lost sister or brother.

At Butlers, Victoria grows irritated by Scarlett and Daz’s closeness. Sandy gives Jimmy something to think about when he lies that Nicola is lovesick. Mark outlines plans to beef up the security at Home Farm in the light of Will’s disappearance and Faye’s arrival. Meanwhile, Jimmy continues to deny his feelings for Nicola and they start playing games with each other. Diane picks up on the tension at Butlers. Natasha invites Belle around to play with Will after he’s worried that the boys at school still aren’t interested in making friends with him. The Thomases and Kings tell Nicola and Jimmy that in spite of their continuing problems, they’re obviously meant to be together. Meanwhile, Edna notices damp in her house stemming from Tug Ghyll and informs the Dingles that there’s a problem at Debbie’s…

Also on Emmerdale this week:
Nicola tries to upstage Katie
Aaron arranges another liaison with Victoria
What skeletons are in Mark’s closet?
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11 Responses to Corrie’s Steve Has Bad News For Becky

  1. Lauren says:

    The constant abuse of everything to do with eastenders i think we all understand u dont like the characters, actors and storylines it\’s getting very old i doubt i\’m going to read anymore of what u write… completely ridiculous.

  2. She says:

    If Steve and Becky do not eventually get married, I swear I will never watch Corrie again!!!!!!!!!

  3. Joan says:

    who ever wrote the becky and steve wedding day ,wants to pack up and emigrate i thought it was a load of rubbish .and a great dissapointment i wanted them to get married

  4. Charlene says:

    i feel that the ronnie and roxy story lines over the past year have been great expecially where sean was concerned. i cant wait till he comes back. Stop putting down Eastenders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. A says:

    I agree with Charlene Iv enjoyed Roxy & Ronnie\’s story lines. Although the way they\’re dragging the Danielle thing out is abit much, Roxy has her happiness Id like to see Ronnie get some, I mean seriously how sorry do you feel for her. Although I have heard that her year gets from bad to worse.

  6. Soap Blogger says:

    Guys, no soap is perfect. They all go through ups and downs and all I do is give an opinion on them all. I\’m not saying I\’m right or wrong – it\’s just an opinion. If you look back at past entries, you\’ll see that I\’ve been quick to give credit where it\’s due. EastEnders does perfectly well in the ratings and in the award shows so, on the whole, it\’s not doing a great deal wrong. Just a couple of things. 🙂

  7. Lesley says:

    The on going saga of who is Danielle s mother is soo boring. On & on it goes . Do the producers think we are all morons waiting for the moment when, yippee , hi ,its me, I am your long lost demented daughter, to happen. I have switched off. Only those with a mentality of a 10 year old. sorry 10 year olds with a modicum of intelligence. CUT.

  8. yemi says:

    The Steve and Becky\’s wedding episode was a total rubbish and waste of time. Totally agree with you Joan Creed, Also the Danielle story line is becoming very very boring. please can someone with better story line step in and make it more intresting.

  9. sharon says:

    i dont think that steve and becky should be together shes to forward for him and i think he should be on own for a bit and hes to childish somestimes and he should get his acted together in eastenders ronnie should now about her daughter going on to long and in emerdale it borin no action and get rid of nicola

  10. ken says:

    Why does Edward Woodward have to lower himself to appear in this obnoxious programme. A very sad day.

  11. diana says:

    What on earth has gone wrong with Eastenders, The story lines are utter rubbish at one time i was glued to the armchair when it was on, now i will get up and make a drink before its finished not even waiting for the adverts, im sure i could write better story lines its a shame because it used to be so good i feel for the actors and actress who have to act to these story lines .

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