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How Location Location Location lost the plot - C4 got greedy

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Des-res to desperate: how Location Location Location lost the plot

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/apr/10/jump-the-shark-location-location-location

 

Krusty bashers unite ! 

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.......But Channel 4 got greedy. First they doubled show’s length from 30 minutes to 60 minutes. Then came a spillage, a slick even, of spin-offs. There was Relocation Relocation, wherein couples bought one house in the city and one in the countryside and, later, Vacation Vacation Vacation wherein we got to watch two television personalities enjoying what the British call ‘holidays’. When the former was put on hold and the latter cancelled, both in 2011, it seemed as though Allsopp and Spencer’s days were numbered.

But no. The shows kept coming: Kirstie’s Handmade Britain, Kirstie and Phil’s Perfect Christmas, Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It, Kirstie’s Fill Your House for Free, Phil Spencer: Secret Agent and Secret Agent Down Under. Worse still was Location Revisited, a flimsy, cynical excuse for a show which, essentially, was just showing an old episode and then tagging on an extra 10 minutes or so on the end so that Phil and Kirstie could call round on the couple to see how they’ve settled in their new house and maybe check they’re still together. Executives refer to it as brand extension. Others might call it overkill.

Overlooking the fact that Kirstie and Phil were probably responsible for the UK property boom (and therefore have blood on their fingers for the ensuing credit crunch that engulfed the planet), they’re also to blame for the slew of property shows that fill every waking hour of the viewing schedule. Channel 4 alone has 12 property shows on its current roster with plans for more, too. Soon, there won’t be a house, flat, shed or shack in this once proud nation that hasn’t had a property show camera crew traipsing around it.

It’ll be Phil Spencer’s Dream Hutches next, you watch.

 

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4 hours ago, Saving For a Space Ship said:

Des-res to desperate: how Location Location Location lost the plot

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/apr/10/jump-the-shark-location-location-location

 

Krusty bashers unite ! 

:D:D

 

Brilliants.

 

Ten years too late but brilliant.

 

Everyone's going HPC on their asres.

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6 hours ago, Saving For a Space Ship said:

...how Location Location Location lost the plot

Did they buy a property with a short lease?

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some great comments below the article ..

 

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and fronted by a blowhard, Tory supporting frump who has never known anything but a gilded, existence. Both these cretins epitomise the bloody OBSESSION in this country with the sodding housing market racket.

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She does seem to be part of a horrendously over-exposed milieu of Shire Tory types in this country, who represent a tiny proportion of the population yet who like to think, so it seems, that the entire country thinks like them, shops like them and shares their same outlook on life.

That jolly-hockey-sticks, keep-calm-and-carry-on, private-school, pony-club, skiing-holiday, Aga-owning, Range-Rover, tittering-laughter, gosh-yes-awfully-sorry, summer-garden-party, little-artisan-business-on-the-side, etiquette-guide, £20k-wedding 'thing' that seems to be the hallmark of the kind of people who get through life in a completely frictionless, adversity-free manner. David Cameron appeared to be their King. Often they're perfectly nice, well-adjusted people, but the truth is that they really do live in a bubble of unreality and haven't a clue about the reality of most people's lives. But their background and general aura of success gives them the (false) confidence to think they can run things, and know what's best for everyone.

I find them particularly annoying because their rarified lives have come to represent 'the middle class' in a broad-brush manner, especially in the media, as though they are what anyone can and will become if they simply just knuckle down and work hard.

The truth is, in any normal country that didn't have a sodding hereditary monarchy, they would be identified as 'the upper classes' and treated as the anomaly they are. Unfortunately their overexposure in every area of life has resulted in the actual middle class of this country - who are finding life increasingly difficult and are feeling woefully ignored by politicians - being practically airbrushed from the popular vision of Britain; a sickly Downton world of well-adjusted 'bloody good sorts' and the rosy-cheeked deferential proles who gratefully toil for their shillings.

In reality there's a 'middle class' out there that works its finger to the bone for sod-all, dutifully paying taxes only to see all the public services it appreciates and uses being decimated.

Perhaps the need to retitle the show again to sound like other shows .. 

Keeping up with the Kardasians Mustachioed Ones

 

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18 minutes ago, Saving For a Space Ship said:

some great comments below the article ..

 

Perhaps the need to retitle the show again to sound like other shows .. 

Keeping up with the Kardasians Mustachioed Ones

 

Brilliant comment and spot on.

Those two should have been consigned to the dole queue in 2008.

Phil's bankrupted house agent company tells you all you need to know about his position on the housing pyramid.

Hopefully the coming collapse will ruin at least one of these selfish ****s.

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