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Shouting at the telly


Until recently, my television viewing was fairly passive.  I’d enjoy (or not) what was being offered, and perhaps discuss it with those who happened to be in the room.  The news is an exception, but it probably is for everyone.  Shouting at one’s leaders (or the leaders of bigger nations) is a satisfying occupation (though to have any point it should be followed up in the form of letters or e-mails), and occasional whoops of joy creep through from time to time as well.

Recently, however, my housemate decided to subscribe to Sky television, and through the wonder that is the Challenge channel, I have rediscovered the Crystal Maze.  Has there ever been a show that encouraged more shouting at the screen?  ‘Get out!’,  ‘It’s over there!’, ‘The square of three is nine, you idiot!’, ‘Listen to your team-mates!’, ‘Not like that!’, ‘Yes!’ and lots of variations on ‘Aaaarrrggghhhh!’  Continue reading

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