Imagine if BBC Four commissioned a TV series in which two blokes watched a woman silently strip in a dark studio under a fierce spotlight and then proceeded to analyse her naked form for the next 30 minutes.Imagine if that buck naked woman wasn’t allowed to speak, while two slightly chubby men talked about every single part of her body – as the camera zoomed in on each of her various bits (all bits I must stress).Imagine if that woman was a school teacher appearing completely nude on BBC Four at a very tame 10pm. There would be countless column inches dedicated to how degrading the programme was to women, the woman in question would probably be sacked by her school and people would voice their outrage that this is how our tax-payer funded broadcaster had chosen to invest our hard-earned cash.
So here’s to the intrepid adventurers who against all the odds have proved the doubters wrong. Tune in tomorrow when the snow falls and the shivering remnants of the “tribe” (nearly half of them have packed it in and gone home) move into a lovely warm house with a roaring fire. Unbowed by the unfolding futility, narrator Julian Barratt insisted: “The intervention may have saved the experiment.” No, it hasn’t! Realising that the moment lunch was delivered to their pre-built huts they’d had their chips, online executive Tom Reader sighed: “It’s lost all meaning for me.” Snap. Also throwing in the towel, the camp’s camp guy Aamer Hussain snarled: “The worst experience ever.
Channel 5’s “social experiment” 10,000 BC posed an intriguing question. Wearing the panicked expression of a man whose mission was falling apart at the seams, producer Rob Rawlings lied: “The aim of this experiment isn’t to watch 20 people starve. The medics and the elf and safety bozos are getting more screen time than the wannabe cavemen. I want to get out of this hell hole, go to my favourite kebab house and have a cheeseburger.” Why not just ask the top telly team to bring you one? who, before walking, refused to take the ludicrous proceedings remotely seriously. Over to lorry driver Paul Barnes: “It’s a farce, this show.
Enter the programme’s hapless staff with a mammoth meal of jerky, honey, isotonic drinks and “for the first time in days”...
what we’re actually watching is a copycat TV series (The Island without Bear Grylls) disintegrating before our very eyes.
Claire has overdone it in Halloweens past and the neighbors definitely don't share her enthusiasm, so this year she's being forced to tone it down and keep it "kid friendly." And Phil has an idea to h The 2016 ATCO 6-Bar, a fan favorite event under the night sky of the CSIO ' Masters' Tournament.
This thrilling event contests horse/rider combinations' jumping capability over a line of 6 verticals, g Louis CK and Isabella Rossellini probe the dream worlds of David Lynch.
Would a gang of 21st century Brits be able to survive in a remote Bulgarian forest by living off the land like our Stone Age ancestors? As more and more of them collapsed and had to be rushed to hospital, the on-site doctor declared a thoroughly modern medical emergency. It’s to see if 20 people can survive like a Stone Age tribe.” Now I’m no expert, but I’d hazard a guess that when the going got tough for those real-life Fred Flintstones, there was no caring camera crew ready to provide them with tasty takeaways. You have emphatically established that 20 people CAN’T survive like a Stone Age tribe. The explosive bust-ups that would have made this nonsense far more entertaining haven’t really happened.
At their disposal were vast herds of wild boars, lakes teeming with fish and an endless supply of back-to-nature leaves and root vegetables. Plain sailing as our hungry heroes took to their prehistoric hunter-forager roles like ancient hands... In just eight days they caught 10 tiny crayfish and – drum roll – a mouse. Unless these ailing losers were fed fast the show was over.
From Eraserhead's post-apocalyptic wasteland to Mulholland Drive's Hollywood nightmare, Lynch is America's homegrown surrealist.