Sneering At Craig Charles and Peter Grant

A grab from an early Coronation Street. Any excuse to reference some old telly.So, Monday 20th June, according to TOS. Will we be analysing every single episode? Will we buggery. But I thought you might be interested in this article from icLiverpool: I’m really a Street star! And a twat. But never mind, let’s start the sneering proper:

  • “curry-loving human Lister” – entire basis of character being curry, check.
  • “presents Robot Wars” – stupid factual error right at the start of the article, check.
  • “I don’t think I will be too phased by it all” – stupid misspelling near the end of the article, check.

A pity it’s such a badly-written article actually, as there’s some interesting stuff in there. (And amusingly, there’s an article about Todd Rundgren linked to at the bottom of each page.) Although whenever I read things like “joined the Street for an initial six-month run”, I start getting worried. Movie, anyone? Speaking of which, we get a small mention:

“He still hasn’t given up hope on a proposed Red Dwarf movie – or being the first black Dr Who – and Lister’s catchphrase of ‘smeg’ still follows him around.

‘I know all the other actors are up for the movie. I think it would be great to see them all light years on as much older characters.'”

I never thought I’d stoop to this level but: a light year is a unit of distance, not time. But ignoring that: “light years on” – it’s a reboot, innit? And much as I genuinely love Craig’s portrayal as Lister, and think he isn’t given enough credit for how good he is at it… Dr Who? BUGGER. OFF. Thank fuck for David Tennant.

Still, the heat is taken off Craig by the article spouting yet more balls about Robot Wars. IT’S BEEN FUCKING CANCELLED, YOU IDIOT JOURNALIST. Amusingly, we also get “Meanwhile, The Games on Channel 4 has been a massive hit at a time when most critics have written-off such celebrity packages.” The assumption that what most critics think has ever had any bearing on audience figures, there.

As for: “You know, maybe I might have to get used to people really stopping me in the street now and instead of saying ‘Alright Smeggy’ shouting ‘Alright Lloydy'” – well, I honestly don’t know what to say to that.

Craig Charles is 40.

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  1. The fact is, as much of a mothercunthugger he is, he’s not going to turn down Coronation Street, no matter what. The movie just isn’t on the cards. Being on Coronation Street will probably give him more immortality than being Dave Lister. I can’t believe I’m saying that but…well it’s the fucking truth isn’t it? Especially if he stays in it for a year or more and becomes a major character. I his first appearance on Corrie he’ll be watched by more people than have ever watched an episode of Dwarf.

    Fuck.

  2. The site’s focus on being anti-Craig Charles and having the usual angry article inadequacies feature have become rather tiresome. I hate you all. Rest of the site is good though.

  3. Actually, the bit about SFX regarding ‘Hyperdrive’ was spot on. Keep up the good work.

  4. Thing is, I actually give Craig Charles more credit than a lot of fans actually do. I think he’s wonderful as Lister, and I can’t imagine anyone else doing it better.

    But with his snide remarks about fans, and his behaviour in ‘Celebrities Disfigured’, he really does invite to be sneered at.

    I was wondering yesterday whether my article deconstructions were getting tiresome. I decided that they probably were a bit, but I still couldn’t resist doing it. Sorry.

  5. > Actually, the bit about SFX regarding ‘Hyperdrive’ was spot on. Keep up the good work.

    Hooray!

    You’ve got to realise that I’m not really being angry when I do these articles. I’m just being a bit snide. I think I can usually get away with that because I’m just as bad about myself.

  6. The only thing anti-Craig Charles in this article is that he wouldn’t make a good Doctor. Does anyone honestly believe he would?

  7. To be fair, I did call him a twat. But like I said, he does invite stuff like that.

  8. Ah, yes. I didn’t spot that.

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