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​Someone Thought They Could Binge-Watch All Of 'Coronation Street'

​Someone Thought They Could Binge-Watch All Of 'Coronation Street'

The American girl quite fancied getting caught up on the soap, which has been running since 1960

Daisy Jackson

Daisy Jackson

There's nothing quite as satisfying as finding yourself a new series with several seasons already online - the evenings ahead are suddenly full of sofa, screen, and snacks as you plough through the lot.

But imagine thinking you could catch up on Coronation Street, the world's longest-running soap opera.

Apparently one girl in America thought it would be possible. What a tit.


For those not in the UK, you might not fully appreciate the epic marathon that is Corrie.

It first aired way way back in 1960, and its racked up nearly 10,000 episodes in that time. That's more than 4,000 hours of Corrie, or 170+ straight days.

That is a LOT of television.


You know when Netflix asks you if you're still watching, because you've not pushed a button in hours? Imagine how many times that would happen in this binge session.

All the episodes were available on Hulu in the states, apparently, which used to air episodes just one week behind the UK.

The streaming service cancelled Corrie back in 2016 though, leaving Americans stranded in a time when Jason was still on screen and Ozzy the dog was still alive (erm, sorry, spoilers).


It also means they missed out on the Bethany Platt grooming story that was praised for its hard-hitting and ground-breaking writing, and won Lucy Fallon (who plays the teen) four best actress awards.

It's not the first time this week that an American's completely misunderstood an icon from across the pond - earlier this week a man in Seattle was caught ordering a Guinness and lemonade.


We know Guinness is Irish, not British, but our nations are united in thinking this combination should be illegal.

Americans have also been baffled by the amount of different accents we've fit into such a tight space, our habit for drinking cups of tea in all weathers, and the fact that we have two taps instead of one (to be fair, that one does sound weird when you actually think about it - would you like boiling hot or freezing cold? No in between).


Don't even get us started on the different pronunciations between the two nations. It's BAH-ZIL, get away from me with your bay-zil nonsense.

Anyway, if this lass decides to actually try and get caught up on Corrie, we can probably expect to hear from her in about 30 years. Bye mate.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: American, Television, Coronation Street, Twitter