Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cheap Pop

I have stumbled upon something so bad that it's good.

No, strike that. IT'S GREAT.

A couple of days ago, I was scrolling through the television channels and came across Noel Edmonds' new gameshow. I stopped for a bit to see what it was all about.

It was the best worst television viewing decision I have ever made. 

The show was a partially like The Price Is Right in that there is product placement spots where shop items are in view and the contestants have to guess which of the three items in front of them is the cheapest.

That is the gist of the game. 

But there's more.

Boy, is there more.

The show is set in a shop. It has a bunch of characters playing alongside. There's a shopkeeper, staff member, delivery driver. They all pop in to add some comedy(?) relief during the show. 

Apparently, they're trying to find a balance between sitcom and gameshow. 

My initial thoughts were 'oh my God, how dreadful is this' but I couldn't stop watching the wreckage in front of me. My fascination went so far as to set my alarm to remind me to catch yesterday's show.

I've just shouted to Siri in the midst of typing the previous paragraph to ensure the alarm is set for this afternoon as well.

It is on at 3pm every weekday on Channel 4. The title is Cheap, Cheap, Cheap.

I heard that it has been commissioned for thirty episodes. My gut tells me it won't be renewed, so I urge you to strike while the iron is hot.

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