I admit to being a Corrie fan but, in recent years, I have started to watch Eastenders.
After watching the latest sick storyline my New Year's Resolution was not to complain to the organisation that enjoys corrupting anything good and decent, but to boycott the programme.
It wasn't just the awful storyline, and the fact that watching someone who has just suffered a cot death baby and then steal someone else's child whilst pretending theirs is dead might not be tasteful viewing, but the fact that at what should be a happy time of year, the BBC chose to air this programme, to distort real life, without a second thought to those it may hurt.
I recently saw a documentary about Dot Cotton (or rather June Brown) which revealed she is a strong Christian which she does not hide and ensures as much as possible that her cross is on display as much as possible in Eastenders. Not only that but, as an example, when a friend needed her to save his donkey sanctuary, she completed her nightly performace of something or other in the theatre, then drove up to Blackpool, spent the day campaigning in the streets for him (successfully) and then drove straight back to London for the next evenings performance. This to me indicates quite a decent person.
Then I remembered that terrible scene with Dennis Pennis and Dot where he viciously (but verbally) attacked the religious Dot on the evils of religion, systematically trying to destroy her religious beliefs (those scripted for her) and presented the standard arguments for atheism without challenge. It was virtually a Pennis monologue with no christian defence allowed in the scripted one sided onslaught. My, how the PC scriptwriters must have laughed as they subjected a Christian woman to that.
There was even an attack on people who like a drink, in the episodes over Christmas. Apparantly anyone frequenting pubs patake in a few to many, fight, vomit, argue, and worse of all, end up doing the conga at the end of the night. Do they not know that there are no pubs left now except in London? What a vile little world these scriptwriters live in.
So, it's January 6th and I am still boycotting Eastenders, and, if Corrie go too far, I will boycott them as well (although I admit this would be more difficult).
But I refuse to watch twisted, politically correct, crap.