What The Butler Saw, Channel 4

by | Nov 11, 2004 | All, Reviews

What was it about?

The working class Callaghan family goes to live the life of the Upper Classes in a big house with staff. Of course, it’s really about the relationships within the family unit. The one who adapts best gets 50 grand.

What to say if you liked it.

A valid social experiment which looks at the differences between the classes.

What to say if you didn’t like it.

A waste of money because leopards can’t change their spots.

What was good about it?

• The servants are the judges and the family don’t know that

• The family has to perform a task each week, which is always embarrassing and good for the viewers.

• We the viewers get to see the servants laughing their heads off at the family’s antics and sneering at tattoos, tacky jewellery etc.

• One of them gets kicked out each week.

What was bad about it?

• We cringed virtually the whole way through

• The in-fighting started as soon as they arrived, with some taking it seriously and others not so.

• The bouffant hairstyles of the men

• The complaint that the Steak Tartare was cold

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