Regular readers of this blog will know that the first entry of the new month is about looking back. I’ve perused all the feedback and mail sent in during November. Here’s what you’ve been saying…
I’m no fan of premium rate quiz shows as this blog entry illustrates. MSN user Michael wrote in to agree with my take on things: "If there is any justice in Britain, then these shows should be stringently monitored. The rise of these scams should be tackled by your GP – The Gameshow Police! And I’m serious!" Thanks for writing in Michael. My hope is that the string of TV phone-in/vote-in blunders and premium rate scandals that have become public knowledged has deterred people from calling in. Let’s have proper TV shows back in the red eye slot, not this money quiz rubbish.
My blog entry Gorilla + Phil Collins Does Not = Chocolate prompted a huge response. Now I may be in the minority (then again, I might be in the majority), but I still don’t get the connection between a gorilla playing drums to In The Air Tonight and Cadbury’s Dairy Milk. Lazy advertising if you ask me. Anyway, loads of people responded and one user wrote me with the following: "The editing is spot on…but also the most disappointing advert ever. The sheer power of energy emerging from the combination of such an emotionally powerful tune, the physical strength of a gorilla (albeit not real) and such a powerful instrument justifies a worthwhile cause which definitely is NOT Cadbury’s chocolate. I was expecting a Save The Children or World Peace campaign (weren’t we all? MSN Editor Coops). Although wasted on a Cadburys advert, as a visual peice, I would like to shake the hand of the person who generated this idea. Sheer Genius!!!"
MSN user Ann wrote in to say: "I really enjoyed reading your article on TV outbursts as it was amusing." Thank you Ann, I’m glad it tickled your funny bone. Tom Cruise jumping the couch on Oprah’s show will take some beating as far as I’m concerned. Have you seen it? It’s disturbing with a capital D…
I have received more negative comments about our new TV Listings service. Complaints centre around the speed, the look and feel and results returned from searches. I feel your pain – believe me. However, we are determined to iron out the teething problems and ask that you bear with us while we do so.
Finally, I’ll give the last word to MSN user Greg: "Hello Coops, just read your article, I must admit I’m not a great fan of I’m a celebrity. Would you agree that a better show would be ‘I’m a politician, get me out of here’? Warm regards." Greg – that is genius. Absolutely genius! Thanks for all your comments and messages guys. Keep them coming in. That’s it for this month as far as the mailbag is concerned.
MSN Editor Coops