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it's the best thing on tv. but i have no idea how to explain how good it is to anyone who hasn't seen it
Had a thread a few weeks ago, there seems be a good consensus on it. Quite rightly.
no way it's scripted though.
It's watching telly of people watching telly right?
it is basically that but they've so completely nailed the casting of it that it becomes so much better than it should be
get it watched
i don't have a tele
And the old couple
Is probably a future serial killer though
with their chat about spanking one out in a boarding school toilet. gold.
The way Big Brother went from real people to attention seeking psychos. The Come Dine With Me death spiral.
the posh couple who get really drunk and the old couple with the guy who's on a diet and wants to eat crackers all the time. just switching back and forth between those two. perfect.
also there is something unsettlingly meta about sitting commenting on a tv programme that features people sitting commenting on tv programmes
until i started seeing them all as less wanky charlie brookers
i just meant that me and my flatmate sit on the sofa making hilarious (inane) comments about tv programmes, as you do, and then when gogglebox comes on every time i say something it's impossible not to think 'that is just EXACTLY something that one of the people on gogglebox would say if they were watching gogglebox' and then i feel like someone is filming me. unsettling. basically i should be on gogglebox.
preferably written and directed by charlie kaufman
but just watched some of the most recent one and thought it was really nice, very British, recession-proof sort of thing. Funny too. Surprised a programme like that hasn't been made sooner
except the woman who's like a british version of susie from curb your enthusiasm. she's a dickhead
this sounds horrendous
Favourites are June and Leon, the sarky gay guy with glasses and the posh couple.
More niche favourite bits: when the Brighton family are squabbling and suddenly the silent dad shouts something so angrily you can tell it's been festering inside him.
When they cut to father Tanner's eyes and the Indian brother's eyes- for some reason there's something very funny about their eyes in particular.
They should get rid of the older gay couple and the German guy's family.
Oh I quite like the friendship between the Liverpudlian women as well.
they're understatedly brilliant. the clacton-on-sea family are a bit meh, and i agree with the german guy's family but his voice is too awesome to leave out
that's when you know your life's not worth living.
Especially last week when they were talking about immigration. Watching them trying to use Twitter and failing has been somewhat painful though.
and there was a fucking Justin Lee Collins vehicle that had exactly the same format 10 years ago on Friendly TV.
thats right, i just Marckee'd gogglebox
Who are clearly the last people in the world to find out that Rufus Wainwright is gay.
this is fucking awful
Last week's bit about the chronolgy of Star Wars was brilliant.
Makes me want to eat my own eyes.
Especially watching them watch the news.
Except the old fella who despises David Cameron and asked his missus to drop her knicks - he can stay.