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What's with all the chavs in Coronation Street?

  • 10-01-2011 3:04pm
    Registered Users Posts: 303 ✭✭

    I hadn't watched Corrie in about 8 years or more until the tram crash and I've been watching it since. I can't understand why all the newer characters (i.e. those who arrived in the last few years) are all as common as muck? It seems that prison sentences, kidnappings, stolen identities and a host of other crimes are just common-place now and the characters take breaking the law in their stride as if everyone in every town in England does it.

    It's a shame really as Coronation Street itself is a nice little fictional street which at one time represented (to me) lots of nice old working class neighbourhoods in Manchester. Obviously there's bound to be a mix of people but to have ALL (it seems) the newer characters behave with zero class, no ambition and a total lack of dignity just seems sad and unrealistic.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,272 ✭✭✭✭Max Power1

    Represents modern england IMO.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,075 ✭✭✭IamtheWalrus

    There's been more red-haired people in Corrie then another show on TV. Fact.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,701 ✭✭✭Sids Not

    Max Power1 wrote: »
    Represents modern england IMO.

    Not many coloured's or eastern europeans on the street...or am i talking too soon....:rolleyes:

  • Registered Users Posts: 94 ✭✭ilovefridays

    I noticed, alot of them seem to smoke on the street.

    Dot cotton and max branning are the only ones i can think of in eastenders.