Tuesday, 8 August 2006
Laughing at people who are so up themselves they are on the way back down was amusing for a little while, but this rag bag of an interior design magazine was a muddled mess.
What was good about it?
• Ha ha ha, let's have a good laugh at Jane Reed, living in her home in Warrington where everything is tiger-print or zebra-print. "There's no tackiness in this house," she claimed. How we roared!
• Ha ha ha, let's have a good laugh at Aida, convincing footballers (eg the Redknapps, the Le Sauxs) to hire her at great expense to fill their homes with expensive tat.
• Ha ha ha, let's have a good laugh at Layla Marmarchi, falling for Aida's bullshit and buying a £5,000 light as the centrepiece to her "bordello chic" lounge, which looked more "whorehouse horrible" to our eyes.
• Ha ha ha, let's have a good laugh at the Nelems. Their pokey Blackpool flat has silly fancy angels, an electric organ and "the chandelier... it's like the icing on the ceiling."
What was bad about it?
• The claim that this was “a show about houses with one big difference — it’s about living in them” should have been replaced by “a show about houses with one big difference — it’s worse than all the others.”
• The item on wallpaper coming back, illustrated with some horrible examples that The Trendy have been coerced into loving.
• Nonsensical Nina Campbell suggesting we use fabrics to pull the room together and don't have single chairs because the shy guest at your party will sit there and stay there unnoticed.
• We like the creations of furniture designer Ron Arad – but the item on him was crammed in among the plasma TVs, home-painted plates and the magnetic wallpaper.
• Despite claiming to be useful, Home was simply a chance to snoop. A quick flick through Hello! would have been more satisfying.
• There was no self-important presenter so we can't vent our annoyance at one particular person.
In the Flesh: Why we should be shouting about this more
Amid the tremendous bevy of high quality programmes delivered over the past few months – Prey , Happy Valley , From There to Here ...
What to Expect from The Lady Vanishes
Sunday night has long been the home of period drama on BBC One with recent examples being Upstairs Downstairs and Call the Midwife. Thi...
Why is everyone talking about Making A Murderer?
If you’re on Twitter or Facebook, or even just online, the chances are you’ll have been subjected to an abundance of tweets, articles and o...
ThecustardTV Podcast: Is Critical too bonkers to enjoy?
In the latest podcast we discuss Sky's glossy new medical drama Critical, find out why Gary is enjoying The Casual Vacancy and Mat...
Matt on the Box: Jericho, Endeavour, Beowulf, War and Peace and Deutschland '83
So we're one week into 2016 now and as always the TV has filled up with new and returning drama and as always yours truly has attempted ...
The TVweek: Sunday 30th January - 5th February 2016
Sunday 7.30pm The Jump Channel 4 - Return of the reality series which sees Over the new few weeks on , 12 celebrities - Dean Cain, Sarah H...
ThecustardTVPodcast: Sherlock, Deutschland 83, Silent Witness and Luther
We discuss Christmas TV, disappointments in Detectorists, Luther and Sherlock . Love for And Then There were None and Silent Witness and ...
Does The X Files return give fans what they want?
When The X-Files originally aired in 1993, it opened to generally positive reviews and reception. Still, it would have been difficult t...