Dark days indeed on Coronation Street. I have a big interest in this storyline as I've had personal experience of what Carla is currently going through, and was dreading them getting it horribly wrong. Given Corrie's recent overly-desperate ratings grabbing, sensationalism was a major concern. My impressions so far? I thought the rape scene itself was far too "low key", given that rape is such a vicious crime. But then again, I'm not sure how else a pre-watershed soap could have handled it. Perhaps if they can't cover them properly soaps shouldn't handle these difficult subjects at all? But that's for another discussion. On the positive side, some of the post-rape scenes were extremely well done, harrowing and very hard to watch - and rightly so. I thought Alison King's acting was superb.
Chris Gascoyne has been fantastic, as well - as always - as has Jane Danson. I'm not keen on Andrew Lancel's performance, which I'm finding a bit wooden to be honest.
Spoilers say that Carla will hit the bottle (again) and attempt suicide as a result of her trauma. While this is a fairly realistic reaction, I would far rather see her "staying strong", getting support, and ensuring that Frank Foster gets well and truly banged up. I think it would give out a very powerful and positive message. Anyone else have any views on it so far?
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