The 12 contestants (11 women and one man – and before you ask, yes, he’s gay) are a reality TV sub-species unlike any other; so shallow and fame-hungry that Big Brother producers would probably reject them for being too desperate. Each week, the house-sharing wannabes are set tasks and challenges and two of the hopefuls are then up for elimination. When Paris decides who is going to be sent home, she diss-misses (intentional misspelling) them with something like the following: "[insert contestant’s name], I’m afraid you’re not going to be my British Best Friend. Talk To You Never. TTYN." Said hopeful collapses from grief at the realisation that their passport to (albeit short-lived) fame is over…until X Factor auditions roll around again, that is.
Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend, ITV2, Thursdays at 9pm
Today I am mostly lovin’ – Remember the days when ITV churned out brilliant, unforgettable drama? Well, as part of ITV4’s Cult Classic strand, you will find a welcome re-run (in its entirety!) of Auf Wiedersehen Pet. First broadcast in 1983, it was an unlikely comedy hit about a group of British labourers forced to work in Germany during a recession in Thatcher’s era. Scripted by Porridge’s Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, its main players include: Tim Healy (as Dennis), Kevin Whately (Neville), Jimmy Nail (Oz), Timothy Spall (Barry), the late Pat Roach (Bomber) and the late Gary Holton (Wayne). Superlative, comedy drama that remains the very best of British.
Today I am mostly hatin’ – I’m a huge fan of Beverly Hills 90210 (I have every episode on tape) so I tuned into E-Friends’ new 90210. The young girls on that show are all soooo skinny, they make Keira Knightley look like Dawn French in comparison. I watched the old series’ pilot episode again; Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty were slim (especially the former) and healthy. A much better image to send out to impressionable young girls.
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