Watching the last few episodes of Coronation Street, hair, of all things, has been very much on my mind.
Particularly the locks of much trumpeted new Corrie heartthrob, Carla's brother Rob, who apparently spent his time in prison taking courses and perfecting his designer stubble to emerge fully formed as a knicker factory manager ( as you do, a man has got to have a dream).
The actor Marc Baylis ( pictured left) is certainly extremely easy on the eye, resembling, at times, in looks and manner, a young Sean Bean - though someone should please tell him to ease up on the cheeky tooth-baring roguish grin that he cracks seemingly every five seconds. But, that barnet! It's plastered down flatly over his forehead and every time I see it, I'm thinking (I'm afraid) Hitler. Perhaps not the best of looks. Corrie hairdresser, take note, please ruffle it up a bit. Still, it looks like barmaid Eva is being lined up very obviously to be his first Eva Braun.
Then there is Ken Barlow, surely the only man alive who went from being dark brown in his youth to a tasteful pale honey blond in his 70s. True, it is a lovely head of hair for a man of his age.
And workmates Carla and Michelle, who apparently share the same brand of industrial strength jet black hair dye .. or Quink ink, by the looks of it.The character of Michelle, incidentally, really is serving no useful purpose at the moment.
In other matters, headmaster Brian was shamed by Owen and Julie into taking belated action over the girl who was bullying Faye - who ( the bully) just happened to be the grand-daughter of the chairman of the governors, which was why coward Brian was dragging his heels. The girl was suspended and made with bad grace) to apologise to Faye.
Marcus offered to cook for Kirk, not that Kirk, no gourmet he, was that fussy. Marcus:"What's your favourite meal." Kirk:"Spaghetti hoops". Kirk's contribution? Some cut price lager from Azaibajan, not to the taste of fastidious Marcus. Nice humorous little scenario.
Back on the booze, Peter alternated between trying to win Carla back and claiming he still loved Leanne. When he disappeared, leaving a voicemail message hinting ar suicide, there were fears a body found by police was him, and Leanne and Ken had to identify the body, but not so. I think we'd have heard if the character of Peter was leaving the street, so there was no real sense of surprise there.
Tyrone's pregnant psycho girlfriend Kirsty meanwhile had a major hissy fit when she feared her contractions had started but she couldn't reach him as he was gallantly fixing ex Fiz's broken boiler,. She exploded in rage, ranting and raving and throwing plates of the dinner he had prepared around their kitchen.. Poor Tyrone!.
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