Sunday, 31 May 2009

Benidorm............

It's nearly 9pm so I'm off to watch Benidorm.

I sort of fell into it by accident, and at first thought is was complete rubbish, but I've subsequently warmed to it....

Here's the review for tonight's Special....

"Benidorm is ITV's biggest sitcom in years. The second series was watched by six million people last year, when the show received a Bafta nomination. Announcing a third, the channel's director of television praised its "fantastic mix of warmth, charm, and fun", which suggests to me he hasn't watched it much. Warm and charming it is not. If he had instead praised its fantastic mix of bile, ugliness and mishap among a gallery of sweaty, hopeless British holidaymakers who engage in screeching poolside rows about thongs, we'd have believed him. The good news is, this special extended one-off pushes the usual boundaries a bit. We pick up where series two ended, with the aftermath of the beach wedding where Madge was to marry her rich fiance Mel, until a paragliding Johnny Vegas dropped from the sky and knocked him flat. From there, a farcical hostage plot evolves with very funny nods to No Country for Old Men and, believe it or not, Die Hard. "

This is the sort of TV which we Brits do so well.

Watch it it you can...............

1 comment:

tattyhousehastings said...

Ah, my rubbish TV of choice tonight is Kerry Katonia...can't wait.