Viewers of Coronation Street have expressed their dissatisfaction with the current storylines, accusing the scriptwriters of featuring too much “doom and gloom”.
Many soap fans have begged the ITV soap to feature more “light-hearted” plots like the good old days.
At the moment, there are several storylines which are making those watching at home feel incredibly uncomfortable.
Top of the list has to be the coercive control storyline between Geoff Metcalfe and his wife Yasmeen, which has been deeply distressing to viewers.
It is such a shame, Coronation Street used to be such a good and light-hearted programme.
Other dark plots include the arrival of John Stape’s daughter Jade Rowan to ruin Fiz’s life, as well as Gary Windass’ secret life as a loan shark and serial killer.
Christmas Day on the Street wasn’t a happy one either, when a gun siege left Derek Milligan and Robert Preston dead, and Shona Ramsey fighting for her life.
The death of Sinead Osbourne left viewers sobbing with grief just months earlier.
Writing on Coronation Street ITV Facebook fan page, one viewer commented on Shona’s fate, saying: “Bloody hell now I am depressed (doom and gloom). Just how long is this going to go on for?
“Have the writers lost their happy bones? How unlucky can David get?”
One agreed, saying: “Yes I think the script writers can’t think of much more. Oh let’s give David some more misery!”
A third chipped in: “Think they need to hire more writers to brighten it up a bit. They need to hurry up!”
Others expressed their horror at the Geoff/Yasmeen coercive control storyline on Twitter, with one tweeting: “I know Corrie wants to tackle real issues, but I find it too upsetting to watch.
“I will be glad when this storyline comes to an end. Some light-hearted stories would make a nice change instead of all the doom and gloom consistently at the forefront of this series.”
Getting a bit disappointed with #Corrie at the moment it's lost it's laughter scenes that It had many but recently very depressing show… Gary thinking he's a gangster, Geoff abusing his wife and this hope and Jade business with fiz… Just want a light hearted storyline now
— MIKE – 8 days till PL is back (@mikepriestley13) January 13, 2020
I know Corrie wants to tackle real issues but I find it to upsetting to watch. I will be glad when this story line comes to an end. Some light hearted stories would make a nice change instead of all the doom and gloom consistently at the forefront of this series.
— Steph Mitchell (@angelwish38) January 16, 2020
It is such ashame #CoronationStreet used to be such a good and lighthearted program it has such serious storylines now and on at such an early time as well now. What has happened to the program?
— James Bates (@hellraiser2009) January 1, 2020
Another added: “Getting a bit disappointed with Corrie at the moment, it’s lost its laughter. Recently it’s [become a] very depressing show. Gary thinking he’s a gangster, Geoff abusing his wife and this Hope and Jade business with Fiz… Just want a light-hearted storyline now.”
A third typed: “It is such a shame Coronation Street used to be such a good and light-hearted programme. Now it has such serious storylines and on at such an early time as well. What has happened to the programme?”
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