It’s a bit sad that I define my days by what’s on TV. But then again, who doesn’t? After a busy day at work (and a working day for me doesn’t finish until about 9PM if I am lucky), I can’t wait to relax and watch my favourite programmes, especially snuggled up in bed wearing my onesie. Pure. Bliss. So, if you too are battling with the cold and counting down the days until Christmas, here are some of my daily favourites to get you through the week.
Made In Chelsea (10PM, E4): Whether you like it or not, everyone is watching Made In Chelsea at the moment and whilst TOWIE seems to be on a downward spiral, MIC is just getting better and better. Yes, yes, it might be rather staged – but that’s all the fun, and it is ‘constructed reality’ after all. The whole Binky/Jamie relationship is very watchable, and the slow introduction of new characters (both like-able and hate-able) provides constant cliffhangers week after week.
Fresh Meat (10PM, Channel 4): If you haven’t been watching Fresh Meat, then quite frankly, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? If you are a student, and love comedy, then this is unmissable. Based around the antics of six students who missed out on student accommodation due to late applications, and so instead live together in a shared house off-campus, the show is hilarious, slightly crude, but completely and utterly relate-able to anyone under 30. Written by the guys from the Peep Show, every single character has their own quirks, and together – they go through the ups and downs of university (which bizarrely includes a dentistry student drilling through someones cheek when hungover). Anyway, it’s worth a watch. I promise you’ll love it!
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here (every night, assorted times, ITV1): Technically, this show is on every night for the next two weeks, however it’s too good to miss out on. Hugo Taylor from Made In Chelsea is currently living in a jungle with a pussycat doll, an MP, David Haye, Charlie Brook from Eastenders and a darts player. It’s great. Whilst I don’t agree with many of the camp-mates ganging up on Hugo because of his upbringing (how pathetic), the show is very different this year – with the majority of camp-mates being older and (more bitchy?).
YOUNG APPRENTICE (8PM, BBC1): It baffled me this year that they changed the airing day to Thursday, instead of the usual Monday – however it doesn’t mean I haven’t been glued to the screen. Disappointingly, I find some of the candidates hard to watch, as they are just overly smarmy, rather hopeless and look about 10. Saying that however, the tasks are rather entertaining this year – and it’s always fun to watch people squirm in the boardroom as they completely deny or over-exaggerate their role in each task.
Derren Brown (10PM, Channel 4): Derren Brown has one again been completely shocking the nation with his creative and rather daring reality-TV-come-documentary style shows. Apocalypse wasn’t as great as I had hoped, as it all seemed a bit too narrative driven, rather than actually portraying what happened to Steven and how the ‘Apocalypse’ changed his life for the better. However, I love Derren Brown and I’d definitely recommend a watch if you haven’t already (it’s on 4od). This week, he explores the placebo of religion and God, which is really interesting, as I am very into debating ethics, religious belief and whether it is just a means of social control, or an indication of divine beings. Definitely a must-see.
X Factor: This one is pretty obvious. Although I haven’t watched it religiously, as the contestants aren’t great this year and it’s not as entertaining as previous series (literally, Rylan is the only thing keeping the show alive at the moment – the others are so boring), I have been following the show. There hasn’t been any one contestant I’ve really been drawn to at all, which is a shame as normally they provide some really like able ‘characters’.
Misfits (10PM, E4): I have literally watched every episode of Misfits, I am completely and utterly obsessed, despite it’s unrealistic plot and impossibly strange characters. The new series is just as funny, odd and creative as it’s previous series’, and as each episode has a sub-plot, you can quite easily jump in and start watching. You’ll soon be just as addicted as I am. The basic premise is that 5 community service workers were affected (along with other members of the public) by a freak lightening storm, which gave them superpowers. Although this might sound ideal, the crazy bunch of orange jumpsuit wearers continuously get into dangerous, hilarious and bizarre situations – creating a very entertaining and unmissable must see programme.
What’s your favourite programme on the box at the moment?