Thursday, April 17, 2008

This is a low


I'm back kids. Ask no questions and I'll tell you no lies, but let's just say Manila, Prison and a dead hooker are a bad mix...

Now to business...



RTE's 'How low can you go'. A show which seems to answer it's own question. Now, I'm not at all an RTE basher. I enjoy Oireacthas Report and Leargas as much as the next man. I think its docu, news and comedy output is generally very good. It's choice of imports is on the money too. But what is this? It's a poorly executed travel show with the most offensive presenters since Fred West guested on Miriam Tonight. Three humans, who would have God fearing the imminent arrival of his P45, thrash their way through exotic climes, with interjections of sub-humour and the kind of charm that made the Yorkshire Ripper a worldwide star. They drink. They bare their arses. They talk to the camera with smug self-appreciation. There's the pasty nerdy dude, whose only meaningful contribution seems to be rehashing Christmas Cracker jokes, and the exotic looking athletic chap who is so full of himself that he needed skin grafts just to fit his ego in. There's the 'camper than a ferry load of tents sailing through a sea of potpourri' fellow who seems to revel in his 'mates' screaming heterosexuality with an 'I'll get you in the end' sleazy smirk.

Seriously, it's to travel programing, humour and good old fashioned fun what Telly Bingo is to current affairs.

Anyway, back tomorrow with normal service (talking about myself, my failed relationship, and an unfortunate work do)

12 comments:

Thriftcriminal said...

Does anyone else think the tall bloke in How Low can you go? looks like the psycho from the film Copycat (Serious hillbilly material, looks like a banjo sounds).

Rusticissimus maximus said...

Oh no it's back. Eughh. I'm off to shoot the television.

Rosie said...

i (a) quite enjoy the programme and (b) have a thing for the lanky pasty one with the big nose.

does that make me a bad person?

Thriftcriminal said...

@Rosie: That's fine unless you are agorophobic and look like Sigourney Weaver.

National Disgrace said...

Rosie, by the 'he who protest too loudly' rule, I guess I do too...

Rosie said...

do you mean Harry Connick Jr, Thrifty, or have i got the wrong shite thriller? because a man could do worse than look like Harry, i tell ya.

amn't i right, Disgrace?

Fakey said...

Dead Hooker???

DEAD!!!!

You said she was only sleeping, man.

National Disgrace said...

Harry Connick Jnr should go back to playing drums with U2 or whatever it is he does..

'How Low' is on tonight guys, I've set the timer on the oven..

Thriftcriminal said...

Spot on, but not all cleaned up and tidy.

National Disgrace said...

Correction: It's not on tonight

OFTR said...

at least it's better than Wanderlust

ciara said...

your slagging your future brother in law......