I used to be an avid Corrie fan, but haven't watched it consistently since Hayley died (nearly 18 months ago). When I have caught an episode, it has been awful on the whole. Hardly anybody is likeable anymore, and the acting seems to have gotten so hammy.
Re. Deirdre's death, I thought Bev was laughable. I used to really like her, but she was appallingly cringe yesterday and so obviously acting. The dialogue was horrendous too. Tracy went from calm to hysterical to calm to hysterical in the space of 20 seconds - thought it was really messy. Ken impressed me actually - which I don't usually say. Liz (or should I say Beverley Callard) was obviously emotional which was touching, but again, some rubbish dialogue from her. And too much emphasis on Kim bloody Marsh once the residents found out. The one person who stood out to me was Emily, and I'm glad the history between her and Deirdre was acknowledge - obvious real emotion from Eileen Derbyshire.