Why this blog exists: I began watching Coronation Street as a child, with my mother, during a particularly fraught period in which Deirdre Barlow had a torrid affair with Mike Baldwin, the fast-talking London businessman, leaving cardigan-wearing wannabe intellectual husband Ken fretting beigely at home. I still remember this being Very Dramatic, and although I didn’t watch dedicatedly until 2002, the characters on Coronation Street were always there in the background, a low pop-cultural hum in my TV-watching life. My appreciation for the show – its amazing ability to combine camp, humour and genuinely moving drama – has only grown since then. YouTube now allows me to see episodes I would never have been able to rediscover otherwise, so I’m going to start from April 1976, when it’s simple to load up playlists of the complete series, year by year. We’ll see what happens.
About me: I live in Auckland, New Zealand, with my husband, two small kids and two dogs. I’ve been 40 for a while and still haven’t accepted it. Currently, my hair is blue. On Twitter I’m @dimsie and I swear a lot.