Normally, I’d do two separate reviews of shows that were on last night, as regular visitors to the site will know, but given that both these shows were about weight loss, I decided to cover both in one article, primarily to ask why is it that are there so many programmes about weight on at the moment?!
The shows are all about either being overweight or underweight but it would appear if the words ‘fat’ or ‘thin’ are in the title, it’s going to be coming to a screen near you very soon…
We’ve had Supersize Me, Superskinny Vs Superfat, The Biggest Loser… in fact, there are just too many to list and then last night, we had these two shows, both on the BBC; Fix My Fat Head on BBC1 and Claire Richards: My Big Fat Wedding on BBC3. Is Aunty Beeb trying to tell us something?? Have the government had secret talks with them to use some kind of subliminal messaging to make us all lose weight?
Well, there is an obesity epidemic apparently, which, while not being as much of a swine as the ‘flu one, still involves piggin’ out… Read more & comment »
Well, Steve and Becky are – in my opinion – the most unlikely Corrie couple ever and I believe the Street’s writers intend for them to be the new Jack and Vera, and judging by the upcock that was their wedding last night, it’s looking like a) Friday the 13th lived up to its reputation and b) just like Jack and V, nothing’s ever going to go right for the pair!
Good old Hales came up trumps with the “dream dress” though – Becky’s dream dress that is, which is a dream shared only by Barbie I suspect – and resplendent with tiara and pink hair extensions, Becky looked like every Disney fairytale princess just exploded on her, which it seems, is exactly what she wanted!
As Hayley put it, “You look like something out of a fairytale” but she failed to mention which one… I’m going with anything from the brothers Grimm. Poor Becky, but how the wardrobe department must love her character! Imagine their excitement given that their usual remit is which anorak Blanche is going to wear that day or whether Norris should don a new cardi… I bet they had a ball with Becky’s dress! Read more & comment »
Last night’s, ‘Deborah 13: Servant of God’ was a very strange and disturbing film about a “devout evangelical teenager” which began with a commentary that revealed just how ‘sheltered’ Deborah and her siblings are from the world.
For instance, Deborah had no clue who Victoria Beckham was and she very courteously asked what Britney’s surname was…
And what began as a nice chat with this innocent and uber-sheltered teenager soon became a very freaky exchange of ‘words’ with the director of the film who she accused of being, “a lying, thieving blasphemer” who was undoubtedly damned to an eternity in hell. Yikes…. Read more & comment »
As TV viewers, we’ve got more choices and options than at any time in the history of TV watching, but nonetheless, there are still TV things that are thrust upon us whether we want them or not; a bit like fairy cakes when you go to your mother in law’s.
So what we want to know is, if you were appointed fairy godmother or godfather – see, we’re politically correct here at Primetime – and were given a magic TV wand to wave, what five things would you banish from TV land?
Here’s what I’d wave my magic telly wand at and make disappear into a cloud of pixellated dust… Read more & comment »