TULISA HAS LOST THAT X FACTOR!
The Man With The Golden Gun.
right). IN the 1990s we all got into watching folk do dull sh*t on the telly: taking driving lessons, painting the spare room, digging the garden.
There was almost nothing we would not watch. Almost. “They’ll be showing us people eating their tea next!” we used to joke – safe in the knowledge that even cheap, shoddy British television would never stoop so low as to film an ordinary housewife slamming a couple of frozen pasties in the oven and calling it entertainment.
Well, guess what? Television just stooped that low.
New BBC2 show The Kitchen put cameras in various homes across the nation and filmed ordinary people cooking then eating their tea.
Actually, that is not fair. There is more to it than that.
Sometimes they show them eating breakfast, too.
Obviously, the show’s makers would love you to think this is about more than cooking and eating food.
They would probably claim it is not just a slice of pizza but a slice of life: Britain in all its diversity.
But all that means is that they have made sure to tick every social class cliché in the book: some middle-class twits picking at fresh trout, council estate Taffs wolfing down frozen sausages, a pair of northern biddies eating nothing but meat pies, a family of devout black Brummies thanking God “for these fish fingers” and some London gays getting plenty of protein.
The Kitchen tells you nothing about Britain apart from the prejudice of the dicks who make television.
What it also tells you is that the BBC was GUTTED to have missed out on Gogglebox, the unlikely Channel 4 smash in which we watch people watching telly.
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