Sophie lives with her insufferable self-involved parents, Sally Webster and Kevin Webster, who spend all of 2011 having the same excruciating argument over and over again. The lesbian storyline has been well-done and avoided several potential trope-holes.To be fair, Kevin seemed tolerable enough for the first year or whatever, like a high-strung, slightly-more-reckless version of Burt Hummel, but Sally got my goat from the get-go. , minus ten years and plus a British accent and a giant rack. The chemistry between the two girls (who are best friends in real life) is abundant enough, but that’s not the only reason.To date there have been 16 LGBT characters on the soap, and although I vowed to never watch again after “Corrie” broke my heart with the tragic breakup of teenage lesbians Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) and Sian Powers (Sacha Parkinson) (for Amber? ), I was lured back again by the potential in Kana.The set-up is not unusual: formerly heterosexual woman unexpectedly discovers she has The Feelings for her lesbian friend.
Where Kana diverges from most other tellings of this tale as old as time, however, is that Rana is of South Asian descent and Muslim, which means that she faces both cultural and religious obstacles to engaging in a relationship with Kate.
My experiences with soap operas are limited to the teevees in various waiting rooms inevitably tuned in to or whatnot.
But, because I was abroad and couldn’t figure out the television in my hotel room and Sophie & Sian were going to be in The Pride Parade, I turned to the internet to provide my background noise and nightly lullaby. Conveniently, their entire storyline — including storylines of characters preferably involved in their respective worlds — are available on You Tube with all the other parts of the show cut out.
, I now know (having obviously watched the documentary and read its entire wikipedia page), is a soap opera set in a fictional town called Weatherfield (according to Wikipedia) and filmed in Manchester (which is where I thought it also took place).
Its first episode aired on December 9, 1960, making it the longest-running soap opera in the entire universe.