Monday, June 19, 2006

Reason #4812 Why Corrie Rules Over All Soaps

Because I work for a living, I don't see much daytime TV. Apparently, there's some show in the States that has, as one of its characters, a mermaid:



...and guest stars Pope Benedict XVI:



Somehow I don't think Corrie would be improved if Frankie Baldwin grew a tail. Or the Dalai Lama dropped by.

Or characters spoke to other characters' backs.

12 comments:

papasmurf said...

Watching England in the World Cup is the only other soap opera I need to see these days...

Pamer said...

that Passion show used to feature a demon that would advise one of the characters.It lived in his closet...very funny

John said...

I guess it's meant to be campy. The guy making out with the mermaid, hasn't yet noticed the tail.

Jacqueline said...

the pope.

the freakin' pope

Shna said...

You mean to tell me you haven't been witness to the greatest show of all time?! How dare you....:P
This show started out campy and cute but now its so out there...

Working From Home Today said...

Yeah, Passions is apparently a spoof. There is, however, no excuse for Days of Our Lives. I stopped watching it in high school, circa 1990. Saw the little update video on your link and NOTHING HAS CHANGED!! Exact same plot lines. I still know all of the characters. And noone seems to have aged.... It creaped me right out.

wallycrawler said...

Ha Ha the "Oilers" lost !

missusmac said...

Mistermac almost spewed his beer while channelsurfing on an unusual day off. "Is that a mermaid?" Is that the Pope!?!"

Words you don't often hear in relation to soap operas.

I am only a lot bitter that this show replaced a 30-year-old Maritime soap institution, Another World.

We all grew up watching it at our mothers' knees at 3 p.m. every afternoon.

Sigh...

mare said...

i loved another world.

*single tear*

GoBetty said...

Man alive, "Another World". I went to uni in Halifax and yes, that was really big down there.

missusmac said...

When the show was ending I got to interview bad boy "Jake" for a see-ya-later Another World story -- which was cool, because I was a teen when he first appeared on the show and was then quite smitten with him.

OK, I was still smitten with him...

Howard Decker said...

Another World? Harrumph. I still recall how disappointed I was, as a little kid, to discover that it was just another TV show about this world, and not a science fiction series.