Neville Bartos wrote:My idea of hell would be watching ITV from 7 thru 9 every night of the week. Soap operas, Simon Cowell's karaoke, and Ant and fucking Dec, fuck that. In the good ol' days at the first strains of Emmerdale Farm's theme music it'd be off down the pub for a couple of pints and a quick game of darts, before heading back to catch the Benny Hill Show. Now you come in at 8 and it's the second episode of Emmerdale followed by I'm Barely a Celebrity. Makes you want to fucking top yourself.
Oh god yes.
The drivel that passes for entertainment.
But it gets viewers - which says a lot about society.
"Documentaries" which are nothing more than re-booted victorian freak shows.
Ant and fucking Dec gurning their way through another primary coloured vomit inducing festival of shit while the slack-jawed dullards watching at home phone in, in some demented and dull-witted knee-jerk reaction to a thick 19 year old producer's attempt at "interaction" and "engagement".
Cowell and his hideous parasites swimming alongside him living off the flakes of his skin in another shouty, teeth-whitened vacuous attempt at making us care about the latest in a seemingly endless line of squawking idiot wannabees with a sob story and a screw loose.
Low-fat, lightweight, friendly, sofa-based "news" shows like The One Show - an execrable pile of doghshit which, along with its presenters and anyone who watches it, should be sent to the bottom of the sea where they can converse with similarly dumb animals.
It really is a depressing task, trying to find something worth watching.And the thing is, it's not the broadcaster's fault.
If we didn't watch it, and want it, they wouldn't make it. Advertisers would not support it because it would not get the viewing figures.
Sadly, we get the telly we deserve.
Thank God for BBC4 - the closest thing there is now to a decent television channel.