JACI STEPHEN’S ultimate insight into the week’s soaps
T here are many who’d argue that soap has the toughest job in TV: to come up with storyline after storyline, week on week for infinity, and keep viewers entertained. It’s therefore inevitable that shows are going to hit rough patches. But heck – there’s rough and there’s terrain of earthquake proportions.
Coronation Street – normally my favourite – has lost the plot (literally and metaphorically). What did they hope to achieve by bringing back Rob and sending Tracy scuttling off into the Peak District sunset, with Amy in tow? As for the armed cops’ arrival – well, you’d be hard pushed to see anything more OTT had they discovered the whereabouts of Jack the Ripper.
Then there’s EastEnders. Within the past year, we’ve had one character do a carpentry course, another a web designing course, and now Denise is studying for a GCSE. How can we contain ourselves with all this excitement?
Emmerdale is currently leading the field, although a little top heavy on tragedy. Still, so long as Cain keeps getting his kit off for the gals, who’s complaining?