So many programmes, so many choices. Throughout the years, basically since I could see, I’ve loved many television programmes. If you asked me this question when I was five, the answer would without a doubt have been ‘Playdays’. This amazed me and from the moment it began, had my whole attention. I would have loved to have interacted with all the different characters and watched the magic pen. And I would have loved to wait to find out which way the story would go.
Now it’s a different choice, there are so many genres of television programmes before you even get started, let alone which one to choose after that. My teens have brought me so many programmes; other soaps than Coronation Street, Footballers’ Wives, Cutting It, I’m A Celebrity, Life On Mars, The Inbetweeners, Ant & Dec, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Shameless and so many more. Each one has meant something different to me and symbolises a different part of my life.
I think out of all of them, there are two I cannot choose between; Coronation Street and Waterloo Road. Coronation Street simply because it reminds me of my life, I have watched it since I can remember so to me it would be amazing to be a part of such an institution and something that has been such a part of my life. If I see a clip of an old scene or storyline, I can remember how old I was and what my life was like at the time. It takes me back to how I felt and what I had learnt and who I was to become. So to make an appearance would collide fiction with reality.
Waterloo Road on the other hand, would give me a chance to go back to school. School, especially year 11, was a prominant year of my life. I took my GCSE’s which was a pinnacle of my years of education and at the time seemed the most important and challenging time of my life. Year 11 was fantastic, in the last year of school and being in the top groups you can build an alliance with your teachers and you seem to “get away” with more than you did. There was prom and the long summer to look forward to and the excitement of starting college. Friends are there all the time and we did so many things throughout the year and had the best times and memories ever. Everything is so important and everything matters to you. Year 11 is full of freedom, but you still have the safe environment and protection of school. So Waterloo Road for me would be perfect as it would remind me of these times.