No deodorant can cover up the smell of desperation, to quote from I, Fatty. Which might explain why TV’s so stinky lately. But there’s more, much more, to come. America’s offshore television laboratory aka the UK is getting up to some pretty ripe stuff.
The House of Obsessive Compulsives – Three people suffering from various forms of obsessive compulsive behaviour placed in a house together with the aim of helping each other overcome their problems. Our obsessive housemates were watched over by a team of therapists / experts / etc and an audience with jaws on the floor.
The Nightmares Next Door – Take all the nightmare neighbours you can imagine, get a big field, build temporary trailer-park style homes, make them all live side-by-side, add one social psychologist, and watch their appalling behaviour. Millions did.
Rajan the Evil Hypnotist – Comedy with a hypnotist who gets his subjects into unusual situations whilst they’re under his influence. Like, for example, the guy who at a given word from his girlfriend believes his genitals are on fire!
Curling Midgets – C4 is reportedly looking at a breakfast format that sees midgets put on trays and catapulted along the ice in the style of the Scottish sport of curling.
Tourette’s Camp – According to Popbitch, this new format from ITV featuring swearing and tic-afflicted sufferers of this potentially debilitating syndrome is about to hit our screens.
– Adam Perry