The BrokenTV Awards 2005

  • 12/11/2005 01:00:00 pm
  • By Mark Gibbings-Jones
  • 4 Comments

Yes, I know we've only been going for a few weeks. But anyway, here's the first exciting section of our end of year rundown, and not just an excuse to stick the boot in on several TV shows that have irked us months before we had the idea of starting a blog purely for the purposes of sticking the boot in on several TV shows that have irked us.

And don't think of disparaging us just because we're not even pretending it's a proper awards ceremony, but a top ten rundown of good and bad shows. We're too wily for any such critics, and in any case have just scarpered down the fire escape, shouting the following over our shoulder:

THE BrokenTV AWARD FOR WORST TELEVISION PROGRAMME OF 2005

From ten to one, in reverse order:

10. NOT TONIGHT WITH JOHN SARGEANT (ITV1)
9. THE LATE EDITION (BBC Four)
8. WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? WITH ANNE ROBINSON (BBC One)

Copying what The Daily Show does! It's the new copying what The David Letterman Show does! All three examples are fairly equally bad, although several bonus points to Not Tonight for getting John Sparkes back onto national television. It was only a Barry Welsh offcut, but we'll take it.

7. THE FRIDAY NIGHT PROJECT (Channel Four)

Good Things About Jimmy Carr:
- He's a quite good stand up comedian sometimes.

- His early stand-up delivery at times sounded like it was going to be uttered in the manner of the "it wouldn't be an elephant" bloke from an episode of The Chris Morris 1FM Music Show, which fleetingly brought back happy memories of listening to that while playing Sensible Soccer.

Bad Things About Jimmy Carr:
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Good Things About The Friday Night Project:
- The backdrops were done by the same artist who did the cover art for The Best Of Blur.
[edit] Except: no! It was someone nicking the style of Julian Opie, and not the Blur:Best designer after all (see the comments). This probably pushes TFNP even further up the 2005 List Of Evil.

- Erm.

Bad Things About The Friday Night Project:
[Look, I've told you once. -Blogger admin.]

Numbers 6 to 1 coming soon. And we'll have to find ten programmes to be nice about as well, I suppose.

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