Weekend columns

Lame finales, wild beasts, oh, and the World Cup

Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard in Fargo

Bit of a change of plan this week. Instead of rambling on about a specific telly theme - reality TV, bad goodies, my undying love for Peter Barlow - : I thought I'd ramble on about this week's best and worst on the ol' gogglebox.

No happy ending if TV fans decide on storylines

Coronation Street barmaid  Tina McIntyre, played by Michelle Keegan, as she plunges to the cobbles from the balcony of the builders yard after a dramatic confrontation with her killer in a scene from the ITV1 soap.

Glimpses of Peter’s tattooed torso, desperate ciggies in the ginnels, fake tan-smeared sheets courtesy of Tina wearing nothing but her chav earrings: Coronation Street’s latest epic storyline has had it all.