No Coronation Street For Me For A While...
I've been catching up with the soaps over the weekend and have realised Coronation Street are on the verge of running a storyline involving childhood cancer, a subject I don't want to dwell on while I'm relaxing in front of the TV in the evening. I know the soaps need to be gritty and focus on bad stuff that happens in real life, but in my opinion some subjects shouldn't be used for entertainment or as a storyline in a television programme.
I won't be watching, knowing Corrie as I do I'm sure it will have a happy ending and they won't kill off a very young child but I really don't want to see the effects of the illness and treatment on little Hope or the suffering her parents (in the soap) will naturally go through.
I suppose in a way it's highlighting an issue, but I'm not sure this is the right way to go about it - if your child is ill they go to the doctor regardless of whether Fizz and Tyrone took their little girl in a TV programme!
What do you think?
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