It's turning more and more miserable as the years go on.
Bill Roache once summarised the differences between Corrie and Eastenders. Eastenders, someone does something wrong (rob a pensioner, for example) and they get hounded into the streets, with a 'SLING YER HOOK' from all the people.
In Coronation Street, you're brought in for a cup of tea, and get a 'what were ya thinking, luv?'.
Now Corrie's become misery. That, and some of the actors on that show (Especially the younger cast, and a few of those who've been there for a while) are rubbish. They care less about acting, more about promoting products on instagram.
being as fondly remembered as most of the oldschool cast of yeasteryear on corrie or even eastenders and the like, they're all so bland and banal compared to the like of Baldwin Jack and Vera Duckworth, Frank Butcher Peggy... Big characters Big Personalities.