It’s the BAFTA Television Awards tomorrow night, and it gave me the idea of sharing with you what TV i’m loving at the moment.
The Middle is my go-to comedy sitcom when i’m feeling down or just needing comfort. It’s a US show that airs on Sky channels over here, and is a remake of sorts of Malcolm In The Middle. This time with much better actors and characters. It follows the ordinary middle-class American Heck family, and the comedy of their daily lives- their young son talks to himself and is a loner; their daughter is an uncool geek, and their son is the dumb football jock who has no luck with the ladies. It’s a funny, laugh-out-loud show about family love and the comfort of home life, and I can watch the same episode again and again.
I’m a soap lover. I NEVER miss an episode of Neighbours, Coronation St or Eastenders. I look forward to what I call ‘soap nights’- Mondays and Fridays when there is double Coronation St with Eastenders in between; and I love my afternoon dose of Neighbours. Working from home most of the time means I can enjoy this TV regularity, and I love it. Continuing Dramas are the ultimate escapism. I love to know what is coming up, so websites like Digital Spy and magazines like Inside Soap are my godsend.
The Intern & The Apprentice make me scream at the TV. One thing i’ve always prided myself on is my business sense. I’ve always been self-employed/freelance and managed my own career in the media; and have had to solve some super-size and delicate problems for people and companies on jobs along the way. Oh the stories… I love watching how other people badly handle situations on these shows, and I love getting a peek inside different industries. The Intern on Channel 4 puts 3 newbies to the test each week in a skilled profession to see if they can jump ahead to a high-level job; and BBC’s The Apprentice sees 12 ‘entrepreneurs’ compete in business tasks to win an investment from Alan Sugar.
I love Channel 4’s Made In Chelsea. Not for the ‘reality’ of it obviously; but for the style, shopping and travel that I love, and for a part of London that I love. I like the nice things in life; so I relate to it.