What to say if you liked it
A show that provided a chance to see how sweet and cute and nice “celeb” gays Kristian Digby and Andrew Kinlochan are.
What to say if you disliked it
If the producers thought they’d get sparks to fly (maybe some pitchfork prodding at the very least; communal burning on a pile of straw at best) they failed. The famous faggot foursome were sent to a remote farming community in a lifeswap exercise, yet they were met with nothing more than the sort of grudging suspicion that all outsiders get in such English villages.
What was good about it?
• We suspect Kristian and Andrew may end up rolling in the hay together
• The farmer’s wife was welcoming and even pointed out that shoving an arm in a cow’s rear has its merits. “On a frosty day, it’s lovely.”
• Hartington in Derbyshire looks like a beautiful, idyllic place
• Scott Capuro’s forlorn hope: “I’d like to leave as a legacy a village boy who is crying himself to sleep every night because he’s missing me all day. He’s 18. All he does is skateboard. He’s got freckles on his shoulders and blue eyes. And spiky stupid hair.”
What was bad about it?
• The complete dullness of the show. When Sky One removed the series from its primetime schedule, it claimed it didn’t fit in with the style of the channel (why commission it in the first place, then?). A more valid reason would be that nothing much happens. We didn’t even get to see Kristian and Andrew washing muck off each other and rub each other’s tired muscles under an outside shower in the glistening sunlight after a hard day’s work on Black Top Farm.
• Richard Cawley in general and his earrings in particular.
• Scott Capurro’s forced miserabalism.