Is it just me or does anyone else think that EastEnders is rapidly becoming a joke? It started for me when Lauren was meant to have tried to run her dad over. It was ludicrous, and you can see my thoughts on that here.
Since then, there’ve been any number of rather incredible storylines – and I mean incredible in the sense that they’d had little or no credibility – but this latest one, the whole Archie Whodunit is stretching all limits for me as a viewer. And again, you can see my previous post about this issue here. And before that even, we had Darren fathering Heather’s child! Likely? Erm, no, not remotely… Read more & comment »
I’m referring to the current spate of vocational who’s-the-best shows on the BBC, such as Young Hairdresser of the Year, Young Chef of the Year, Young Mechanic of the Year, and who could forget, Young Butcher of the Year…
Why, oh why, are these shows on our screens? Are they intended to inspire the young to aspire to the giddy heights of being awarded ‘Young Something of the Year’?
Is it a government backed incentive to get young people motivated and off the dole or what? And who, other than the families and friends of the competitors, watches these shows?! Read more & comment »
I cannot believe Danielle won the round the world trip and by default, was deemed to have been the person who’d most changed their attitude and who’d “grown up” more than the others.
There was absolutely no evidence of Danielle having done either of those things, either in the final show or indeed, the preceding shows. In the final show, she was still pretty much incapable of anything, still swearing her head off at anyone or anything that wouldn’t do what she wanted and still had a total inability to accept responsibility.
The parents in the last show were annoying too. During the segment where we saw them discussing the final task – which had been making-over three flats with the ‘kids’ as project managers – pretty much everyone agreed that making teenagers project managers was too tall an order. So why do it then? Read more & comment »
Well it’s been a while since Mrs Angry had a good rant so it’s overdue, and there’s plenty to rant about right now, including Saturday night programming, pants storylines, inappropriate use of props and putting good stuff on late…
If aliens landed on a Saturday night and tuned into our TV channels to see what constituted entertainment for us earth dwellers, on the terrestrial channels they’d see we were watching shows like Totally Saturday and the new ITV offering, Anonymous. And then they’d think we were less intelligent than plankton and either decide to take us over or bog off again looking for folks with more than one brain cell.
Just what is it that makes programme makers assume that anyone who’s home on a Saturday night is going to just love slapstick, clichéd practical jokes, what amounts to ritual humiliation and all presented in an oh so tired format? Read more & comment »
Last night’s documentary, On the Fiddle, featured benefit fraud investigators and benefits compliance officers up and down the country whose job it is to uncover those who make fraudulent claims for state benefits. And uncover them they did in one case which I’ll go into more detail about shortly, but for now, suffice to say there was a huge operation to uncover and apprehend the suspect. Fine, ok, and rightly so; he was costing the taxpayer thousands annually and deserved to be caught.
However, the reason this show angered me is because as many revelations about MPs claims for expenses continue to flood the press – which have been proven to be unjustified and often falsely claimed – why aren’t we seeing police and several civil servants kicking in the doors of their homes at 4am in a bid to prove culpability in stealing public money?
How is it that MPs claiming taxpayer’s money for things they aren’t entitled to any different from a member of the public claiming taxpayer’s money that they’re not entitled to? Read more & comment »
It’s been a while since I had a good old rant so the pressure’s been building… and now it’s going to blow! There are some things that I am sick to death of seeing and hearing about on telly, and here’s just a few of them…
For a start, as good as she undoubtedly is, I am sooooooooooooooooo sick of hearing about Susan Boyle; she’s like poop in a cow field – you just can’t avoid her. Yes, she’s good, yes she’s ‘plain’ looking, yes people in the media industry are gagging to give her a makeover. Who cares?? There’ve been more – or at least equally – talented people on similar shows, such as Leona Lewis or Rhydian but in a society that prizes beauty and thinness so much, oddly, no such fuss was made of Leona, but bring on someone who looks like your average I-shop-at-Tesco-in-a-mac looking woman and everyone goes nuts!
And because she looks like she does/did, the BGT panel all clearly impatiently waited for something like a tortured cat sound to come out of her and then sat there like slack jawed yokels when she sounded good… and why? Because she’s not the prettiest of women let’s face it, so they didn’t expect her to have a good voice, but nonetheless, I’m sick to death of hearing about her and seeing her. It’s not her fault and I have no issues with her personally, but dang it, she’s even been mentioned on South Park! Read more & comment »
Without doubt, the fact that Cerrie Burnell – who has a deformed arm and is missing a hand – has prompted complaints to be made to the BBC claiming that she’s “frightening” children is SO ridiculous, it’s hard to find sufficient adjectives; ludicrous, ridiculous, preposterous, absurd… I could go on ad infinitum; the whole thing is truly pathetic but perhaps the most fitting might be ‘outrageous’.
Cerrie, who co-presents Cbeebies ‘Do And Discover’ with Alex Winters, has been accused of causing young children “sleep problems” – one assumes in the form of nightmares – and apparently, parents find it unpalatable to have to discuss disability with their children “before they are ready to hear it” according to the BBC news website.
Well boohoo and tough t*t! Guess what? Not everyone’s born ‘perfect’. Does it make them lesser people? No. Does the fact that some people feel the need to negatively comment on it make them lesser people? Hell yes… Read more & comment »
It’s been confirmed that diminutive Scientologist and superstar actor Tom Cruise will be Jonathan Ross’s first guest when he returns to our screens following his three month suspension over ‘Manuelgate’ in October of last year.
Jonathan is due to return to his hosting job on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on the 23rd and as well as Cruise, Stephen Fry and Lee Evans will also be on the show.
It will be the first time that Cruise has been on Ross’s show, although he was previously interviewed by him for BBC1’s film review show. Let’s hope he doesn’t give Wossie his phone number or he may get insulting messages about Katie or Suri. Read more & comment »
Why is it that after reality TV season is over, Saturday evenings offer such abysmal viewing?
I don’t have a life so I spend my weekends in front of the box, so Saturday TV is important to me, but there are only two highlights for the next few Saturdays… Demons and Celebrity Big Brother, and it’s yet to be seen if Demons is any good.
Adding insult to injury is the fact that this Saturday, from 4:45pm to 7:20pm, ITV1 is airing chuffin’ football! And what’s BBC offering while a load of overpaid big girl’s blouses kick a bag of wind about? Eurovision: Your Country Needs You.
Yawn! Now, I absolutely love Graham Norton but not even the lure of him would make me watch this show. Read more & comment »