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Gogglebox – Did Not Love It Or Hate It

Gogglebox premiered on the Lifestyle Channel last night and tonight it airs on TEN. The show about watching ordinary people watch television was interesting enough but there were few laugh out loud moments and they mainly came from the gay guys, Tom and Wayne. Wayne is fuelled by his never ending cocktail supply. Also I thought older working class couple, Lee and Keith, were good to as I felt they were authentic in what they were saying.

Out of all of TEN’s shows this is probably my least favourite at this stage. I’m A Celebrity – LOVE, Shark Tank – LOVE but this was a bit like broccoli, I could take it or leave it.

There was a mix of households, families and singles, and ages but not a lot of diversity only one family were from a non-english speaking background and they got little air time. Also there was a mix of socio-economic demographics.

To be fair it was the first episode and it was the first week they are filmed some people did feel like they were trying too hard. And yes they are all given the same thing to watch. They did cover all the channels except SBS and ABC, but it was mainly TEN and Foxtel shows. They were smart enough to kick off with My Kitchen Rules the highest rating show in the country now.

This could be a show to grow on me and will tune in again, I suspect if I forgot to record it I would not be too fussed either.

It is being shown on TEN each Thursday at 9pm. Let me know what you think of it.


February 12, 2015   22 Comments

Gogglebox Cast Announced

Gogglebox the show where we watch people watch television starts on Feb 11 on Foxtel’s The LifeStyle Channel on Wednesday, February 11, at 9.30pm, and broadcast on TEN on Thursday, February 12, at 9pm and they have now announced the cast.

Basically the whole show rests on how good they have cast the show, even though they can do a lot with the editing if the zingers are not there it is not going to draw people in.
Here is the cast, unfortunately no surnames so can’t google, but you can check them out in the above clip:

 Vivacious friends and housemates, Angie and Yvie, live in Sydney’s inner west. Their home is vibrant and noisy thanks to the small circus of permanent and foster dogs they have living with them at any given time. The girls love grabbing some take-away, a cheeky wine or a Frangelico on ice and settling in for a bit of telly, critiquing shows and celebrities alike.

Best mates and larrikins with a thirst for life and beer, Adam and Symon, met on a university pub crawl. Both Physiotherapy students, they have just returned from volunteering overseas. Although they are less inclined to watch the nightly current affairs shows, they are always up-to-speed on important topics like the latest gossip from Kim and Kanye.

 Bubbly Anastasia and Faye, both born in Australia to Greek parents, have more personality in their little fingers than most people have in their entire body. When the two draw breath from talking about the latest celebrity gossip or yelling at the television in multiple languages, they are ready to relax in front of the box with a Scotch or Baileys, chips ‘n’ dips, chocolate and ice cream.

Meet the Dalton Family – Matt, Kate, and their two daughters, Holly and Millie. The girls love watching teen flicks and reality shows together, while Matt and his daughters share a love of sport, especially AFL. With varying television tastes between them, there’s always a disagreement over the girls’ constant chatter and the TV remote. You will always find Kate with a cup of tea, the girls with their mobile phones, and Matt just trying to get a word in edgeways.

In the heart of Sydney’s west live the fun-loving Delpechitra Family – dad Patrick, mum Tracey, eldest son Wendel, daughter Vestal and son Ethan. Patrick and Tracey moved from Sri Lanka to Australia 25 years ago and haven’t looked back since. This is a tightknit family with a big sense of humour that love watching television together and chewing the fat over the latest reality television scandal and, of course, the cricket.

The Jackson Family are a loud, happy and sports-crazy family made up of mum Stacey, dad Grant and their six children ranging in age from 17 to two-and-a-half-years-old – Corey, Britney, Jesse, Chase, Kane and Nate. The doors to the Jackson home are always open and their lounge room is often full of family and friends, especially when there’s a Tigers game on.

The quirky, fun, opinionated and intelligent Kidd Family – dad Stuart, mum Janet, son Michael and his wife Elena, and youngest son Roger – are all avid TV fans, often settling in front of the box to catch up; indulge in some of dad’s love trivia and the boys love of all-things Star Wars; and engage in some fun and heated debates. There’s never a dull moment in the Kidd lounge room when the television is on.

 Lee and Keith live in Melbourne’s outer-northern suburbs with their two adult children. Now the kids are all grown up, it’s time to turn the focus back on them, which means saving up to celebrate 30 years of marriage in Las Vegas. After dinner they will grab a cup of tea and head to the lounge to snuggle – much to their daughter’s embarrassment – and watch the box, never missing their favourite quiz shows, the nightly news and current affairs.

 Indigenous art dealers Mick and Di have been happily married for nearly 50 years now and reckon they know each other inside out. They opened their own art gallery and dealership 30 years ago and the business is still going strong. With a love of art, food and wine, watching the news and testing their knowledge on quiz shows, they are sure to bring a keen cultural eye to the week’s big moments in television.

 Wayne and Tom met at a country dance on the dance floor while Kylie Minogue’s Love at First Sight was playing. Now 15 years on, they have raised three children together and are still as madly in love as the day they first met. Wayne’s secret addiction to watching anything “Zombie” related and re-runs of British Sci-Fi and Comedy shows is no match for Tom’s lifelong obsession with Kylie Minogue – he’s even got a Kylie tattoo, which she signed and tweeted a picture of. The boys and their dog, Satie, share the lounge together every night, always with a drink in hand.

February 2, 2015   7 Comments