THE BrokenTV TOP BOTTOM TEN OF THE YEAR 2005 AWARDS
4. THE CATHERINE TATE SHOW (BBC Two)
The Guardian's Rupert Smith classified The Catherine Tate Show pretty much correctly when he stated that it's basically a product aimed at children so undemanding they're happy with their Crazy Frog ringtones and Girls Aloud singles. Unfortunately, he soon followed it up by seeming to assume that it's all his fault for not liking it after all, and that the majority is probably right. The limp-ass liberal wimp. Also, he actually said "swearing and catchphrases are great", the clot. No, if it's a comedy programme on terrestrial television at 9pm, I'd expect a bit more reward for plonking my carcass in front of the television than to see someone utter the same script as the previous episode, but in a slightly different setting each week. With different swears each time.
But, hey. As long as it gives an opportunity for cackling harridans in works canteens to say "bovvered?" to each other and to 'get' the reference, that's fine. Innit?
3. Little Britain (BBC One)
See number five. Lucas and Walliams nick the higher slot in the rundown, because I know they can do better than churn out another half-arsed "as Lou turns away, Andy gets out of his wheelchair and runs around in a manner befitting their current environment, to massed applause".
Oh, why don't Paramount Comedy repeat their excellent Spoofovision Mash And Peas links from about ten(!) years ago? 'My English Cousin' is worth a dozen vomiting racist old ladies.
2. A Bear's Tail (Channel Four)
Comedy for people who find Little Britain too highbrow.