The man is a modern day hero, and frankly, he’s just not being recognised as much as he should be, even though he does have two shows on at primetime on a Saturday and has won a pretty impressive stack of awards.
But if rumours are to be believed, he may soon be taking TV Burp off to Sky, which would be a great loss to terrestrial TV.
I just hope that Framed doesn’t follow suit; it was pretty dire viewing until Harry took over the narration, but he’s elevated it to the realms of must-see telly for me.
Anyway, in honour of this hero of TV, here’s a little look at some facts about Harry that you may not know and some of his finest moments… Read more & comment »
I’m so chuffed that a new series of Benidorm is starting tonight, I just felt compelled to pen a Why I LOVE about it… because love it I do, as I know millions of us Brits do.
And I suspect we love it so much because there’s someone we all know in that cast of misfits and typical-Brits-abroad who holiday year after year at the all-inclusive Solana resort.
Written by Derren Litten, co-writer of The Catherine Tate Show, the first ever episode of Benidorm aired on Thursday 1st February 2007 and I was hooked, along with several million others… Read more & comment »
This show, which airs on Bravo, is Kim and Aggie with body bags, and it’s voyeuristic compulsive viewing. And despite it being all about those who clear up after what is a tragedy for someone, the majority of it is light hearted and unequivocally entertaining.
It’s the TV equivalent of rubber-necking at the site of a car accident, and, whilst it may well be shameful to admit to a morbid fascination about such things, admit it I must, because I could watch this show all day.
In case you’ve never seen it, How Clean is Your Crime Scene is a fly-on-the-wall documentary series which follows the lives of operatives from Crime Scene Cleaners as they go about their work in the San Francisco Bay area of the USA… Read more & comment »
July 29th, 2009 by TV Writer Lynn. Tags: Why I Love
We’ve got an absolute plethora of reality police shows on our screens at moment, such as Send In The Dogs and Car Crime UK, and as entertaining as our home grown police shows are, they’re not nearly as good as the American ones.
My absolute favourites are the ones which feature the silver haired ex-Sheriff John Bunnell whose gung-ho all American attitude makes his narration of COPS and World’s Wildest Police Chases just so dang entertaining. He generally opens the shows with the same line…
“Hi, I’m Sheriff John Bunnell. In the next thirty minutes, you’ll witness some of the world’s worst drivers, and world’s wildest police chases.” Read more & comment »
Michael McIntyre seems to have come from nowhere to suddenly being everywhere, and thank God he is!
He’s without doubt one of the funniest men I’ve ever watched and his addition to the Saturday night line up on TV is very welcome because, let’s face it, Saturday night viewing is inordinately light on laughs. For instance, last night we had hideous alternative offerings such as Britain Does The Funniest things to compare this show to, and by comparison to Michael’s roadshow, Britain in general doesn’t do anything remotely amusing… Read more & comment »
What’s not to love about Ross Kemp? Quite aside from the fact that he’s an absolute fantasy type bloke – for me anyway – he’s managed to make a career out of the persona of a character he played, and that’s got to be fairly unique!
So to celebrate the beginning of Ross’s new series, In Search of Pirates, which starts next Monday at 9pm on Sky1, here’s our own tribute to the ‘ardman of TV… Read more & comment »
If Gordon Ramsay’s on a show, I’ll watch it. I’d watch the man if he posed as the test card for that matter, but it’s not just because he’s a total babe who gets all macho all over the shop and makes me go weak at the knees, it’s also because he actually really does turn businesses around.
One of the things that drives me nuts though – despite the fact that it makes for great watching – is that so many of the restaurateurs who call him in to save their businesses take absolutely no notice of what he says and/or have a pop at him! This was the case in last night’s episode of Kitchen Nightmares USA: The Secret Garden, and it was epic! Read more & comment »
This show is so good because in many ways, it’s so bad. It’s totally over the top US reality TV and more melodramatic than most soap operas. It also has a ‘theme’ of ‘saving souls’ which seems to have evolved as the series’ have gone on.
Apropos of themes, the theme tune to the show was written by and sung by the legend that is Ozzy Osbourne! Here’s a clip that shows the OTT nature of the show and you’ll also get to hear the theme tune…
I did much of my growing up in the 70s and even though this show is set in America and I was brought up in rural Cheshire, I love to watch it for many reasons but one being all the retro stuff that brings back some great childhood memories…
The big collars, the bizarre hair, the TV shows, the gaudy furniture and wall coverings but best of all – apart from the fact that it’s exceptionally funny – is the music. The seventies were without question the best musical decade in my opinion and lots of classic rock crops up on That ‘70s Show.
Be warned, this I LOVE article contains themes of an adult nature, swearing, references to sexual activity and other fun stuff which may not be suitable for children… in fact, it’s really not, so don’t read this if you’re a child. Promise? Ok, then read on…
Anyone who’s ever seen Family Guy and who shares the quirky sense of humour that this show requires to appreciate it fully will undoubtedly agree that it’s compulsive viewing once you get into it… and it’s one of THE funniest programmes on TV ever.
In case you’ve never seen it – and you just plain have to; it’s incredibly funny – here’s the basic outline of what it’s about… Read more & comment »
April 20th, 2009 by TV Writer Lynn. Tags: Why I Love
Over the weekend, I caught an episode of How Clean Is Your House and was duly reminded of how much I love this show!
The presenters, Kim Woodburn and Aggie MacKenzie are hilarious and even though it’s pretty much always the same gunge and grime – just a different address and a different weirdo living there – it’s still fascinating watching.
I love how Kim usually ends up sticking a manicured red fingernail into a toilet bowl while Aggie gags and warns her of the dire consequences or when they find a grill pan that’s not been cleaned in the last hundred years and Kim does likewise; it’s epic… Read more & comment »
I’ve missed Shameless for a few weeks now, for several reasons but primarily because it’s on late and I’m a bit of an old fart and have to be in my bed by ten or I’m like a dead thing the next day… however, yesterday, feeling in devil-may-care mood, I stayed up past ten and caught up with the Chatsworth Estate gang.
Ably aided by my daughter, who never misses an episode, I got up to speed with what they’ve been doing – ‘scuse the ‘speed’ pun – and I’m going to make a point of staying up to watch it in future. In fact last night, throwing caution to the wind, I actually stayed up to watch the next episode on E4’s First Look too! I know!
So, the article that follows may contain spoilers about next week’s episode so if you didn’t watch it on First Look or don’t want to know what happens, don’t read on! Read more & comment »
Yesterday, I just happened to be flicking channels after the main part of GMTV was over – the bit when Lorraine comes on because as much as I like Lorraine, the chat about shoes and shopping bores me witless – when I saw there was an episode of Frasier on Channel 4 at 8.30am. Why they’ve chosen that time slot I don’t really know, however, it reminded me how much I love this show!
I regularly watch re-runs on the various other channels it’s on such as GOLD and I also especially love watching the Christmas episodes on the ‘net. I love all the characters too but I have to say, I think Eddie – closely followed by Marty – is my favourite, which is why this article is dedicated to him… Read more & comment »
March 26th, 2009 by TV Writer Lynn. Tags: Why I Love
Us Brits have always been fans of Australian dramas and soaps, and there’ve been some really great ones made down under, and equally, some really appalling ones, but I’ve loved ‘em over the years!
So I thought we might take a trip down memory bush-walkabout lane and see which three of the Aussie soaps of yesteryear were quite possibly the worst things to come out of Australia since Kylie’s frightening 80’s perm, and just like that phenomenal ‘do, they were so bad, they were great and I loved them!
In at number one and by far the worst I’d have to say was Sons and Daughters with its hideous overacting, ridiculous storylines and horrific hair, it was so bad it was fabulously good!
Sons and Daughters ran for five years from 1982 and centred on the Palmer and Hamilton families. The Palmer’s were ordinary working class folk while the Hamilton’s were rich and powerful… Read more & comment »