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its kinda funny the street being called that when you think about it.
handy for the programme
how to get to benefits streeeeeeet
and she just flipped out at him
Then I'll get shouted at, them I'm all like "I'm only mucking about being friendly, why do you have to get all moody? Seriously, what's the matter with you? No, no I'd fed up of your shouting. I don't want to hear it, don't talk to me for the rest of the day unless it's to say sorry. Seriously, go away".
MAKES FOR A GREAT WEEKEND.
its a bit bubbles
Plenty of times where you run out of stuff and could do with 50p's worth to tide you over. If he sold shots he'd be onto even more of a winner.
What a lovely man he seems to be.
Not sure why (well, I AM sure why, and I hate the programme for it) it focusses solely on the benefits angle. It's a programme about the trials, tribulations and general flaws of some people living on one of the poorest streets in the country. Some of them are merely hopeless ill-educates. Some of them are rotten people. Their use of benefits is merely one facet of their personalities - not the sole reduceable thing. But, the programme's not interested in that. Is it.
Wonder how true Owen Jones's claim was that they were roped into it by the programme makers saying the show was about `community spirit`. Kind of makes sense given some of the footage.
and then after watching the whole advert I rolled it back and thought it might actually be fairly even handed and interesting.
judging by people's reactions, I may have been wrong
I assume it's reasonably even handed. It's a documentary about a bunch of socially undesirable folk who all live on the same street. Some of them are dossers, some of them are criminals, some of them have complex histories with drink/drugs... just as you'd expect.
Not interesting at all. Just a focus on a bunch of people who don't need or deserve to be focused on, under the auspices of making a terrible political point.
who did a report the next day on the hatred faced by people on benefits as a result of their portrayal in the media...
Apparently the next episode looks at landlords.
I'd have been intrigued to hear that.
The end of the first episode didn't suggest it was about landlords to my recollection but we'll see. Maybe there can be some good points to be made in amongst the sea of `LOL at these scummy people` focus.
Actually regarding the 'bedroom tax', I hadn't thought of the implications of that on Britain's cannabis growers until Benefits Street pointed it out. That made me laugh a little bit, it has to be said (ridding dope growers of their spare bedrooms in which to grow it...)
that the title is one thing but they know full well it'll be another.
Calling it Benefits Street means people will take notice as benefits are a thing in the media atm. Programmes often have misleading, inappropriate or more shocking titles than the actualy content.