Complain about this comment (Comment number 92), The tense of your question is wrong. Designer Hating herself, Becky steels along the ginnel to where she found Sunita and removes the money from the corner shop's safe. Complain about this comment (Comment number 88), comment 40 says soaps are banned at his house. The humour of Graham, the evil of David and the trollopness of Liz all gores to make this work - but do get rid of John Stape that storyline is just stupid after all how many kidnappers and murders does any street need? At least it isnt another dancing with stars or dancing on ice or I am a celebrity mindlessness that grips people. It should be "What was the secret of Coronation Street's success? I would think its all the free advertising its getting from the BBC at the licence payers expence. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------So do please tell us, oh wise one. Whilst it may not be politic to 'comment' on the behaviour of your next-door neighbour's daughter it is perfectly acceptable to rip into antics of the protagonists of East Enders et al.A friend of mine - who keeps up with Soaps - says they provide a common-ground when talking to strangers. And it therefore follows that others are happy to watch Soaps. Complain about this comment (Comment number 85). Enlighten us, so we may all follow your wisdom"Read a book or get a real life. Complain about this comment (Comment number 32), A Nation of commatose worker bees to tired to do anything but stare at a screen and too skint to go out. Because they spotted a gap in the market for people who find stories about domestic violence, murder and infidelity to be a highly amusing way of making their own dreary lives seem better by comparison. Iain MacLeod The secret of Corrie's success is that thank God its not Misery-shouty-EastEnders!! At 11:55am on 09 Dec 2010, The Ghosts of John Galt wrote:It's success is based on the fact that it is mindless drivel - which suits the tastes of a society mostly constituted as a nation of mindless dimwits! but do we HAVE to have them on several times EVERY night. If I had to pick a soap to watch, I'd take the humorous, light hearted approach of Corronation St over the ultra seroius Cockney steriotypes in Eastenders any day. "Sky Sports is subscription and Top Gear is on for about 8 hours a year. ", the answer is it had strong characters (mainly female). Goldfish have been proven not to be as stupid as originally thought. Community content is available under. The show was devised by Tony Warren and produced by Granada Television and later ITV. 'No idea at all, I'm as mystified as everyone else. John drags Charlotte's body into the street. I see the usual amount of sanctimonious twaddle on here by the usual suspects...I don't watch Corrie myself but I can see the appeal and I certainly wouldn't write someone off as being stupid if they enjoy watching it. Beat that, Eastenders! Then there are little darts being thrown at a board. Complain about this comment (Comment number 64). In a word "identity", since it`s humble beginnings, has`nt it always mirriored meticulously the typical British psyche. The show was often at its best when no major event was taking place, it was character building and character interactions that made it a beautiful piece of drama. Peter is rushed into hospital with Leanne by his side. He confirms that a DNA test proved he was baby Jack's father. I prefer films to tv shows but 50 years is commendable and I did catch sight of the tram crash on Monday which looked a fantastic stunt to rival anything Hollywood can do.Soaps are not real and do not have realistic stories but does anybody argue otherwise? Once you have your captive audience ............These days in N.America the advertising spots are for banks and insurance companies, etc. John bluffs his way in and drags Charlotte's body out of the back door. It's pretty much the only thing she has on series record (how the convenience of recording Corrie and Emmerdale warrants a Sky subscription is beyond me).It's been around for 50 years, so it's safe to assume that people have been brought up with it and it's a part of daily life for many households. Who should be responsible for keeping us healthy? Complain about this comment (Comment number 25). The sad people who watch it week, in week out." 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