Top stuff about top 100 shows.
You may have noticed that we often lay out our posts in easy to read lists with some appropriate pictures or videos to give your eyes a little treat. Too much text with no visual accompaniment can be dull as hell, and we’re all about providing you with a fun alternative to porn while you suyf tha webz. That being the case you won’t be surprised to learn that we’re actually pretty in to those ’100 Best Blaxploitation Movie’ kind of shows that channel 4 roll out this time of year; they nourish our brains with easily digestible bits of information during that weird christmas/new years/hungover/pre-party vibing/comedown limbo. There’s no point in trying to rationalise how the order of the lists are arranged – they just exist, present in our universe to provide us with lazy evening television. So, in the spirit of it all, here are some of the things that we just aaabsolutely adooore about those shows.
Kim Taylor Bennett
The talking heads on these shows are usually people you’ll have never heard of before, it’s not like ‘Behind the Music’ where they get proper celebrities – most of this bunch are craggy old journalists or comedians who haven’t even been on TV before, those pathetic failures. Therefore, what a breath of sweet air it is when Kim Taylor Bennet graces our screens, nattering about her 48th favourite toy or something. If, in a century or four, the powers that be at channel 4 completely run out of ideas for these shows they should do a top ’100 talking heads on top 100 shows’ programme and crown her as the queen.
Marking the promotions the talking heads have got in the last year
This guy’s been in the talking head game since before David Byrne was born (lol, lame joke I know). Ever since I first switched on to VH1 back when they had stuff that was worth watching, so like nine years ago, I was greeted by this adorable little cuddly-bear faced man. At the time I think he was labelled as just ‘Freelance Journalist,’ but since then I’ve watched on in sheer pride as he moved on to Maxim, Rolling Stone, and finally this year becoming the Blender editor. God bless you Joe Levy.
Perhaps the only person in history to claim the title of ‘celebrity psychologist,’ which takes hefty balls as I’m sure you can imagine; think about the hordes of daytime TV viewers who spot her in the street and flock to her for advice. The only other person I can think of who would have to deal with that shit is Graham from Jeremy Kyle, but it seems like they’re filming pretty much 24/7 so I don’t reckon he gets out that much. Another cool thing about Linda is that she went on Mastermind a couple of years ago and chose Nirvana as her topic. I don’t see you doing that Graham.
Strictly this doesn’t apply to many other countdown shows other than this years fabulous ’100 Greatest Toys with Jonathan Ross,’ where the self proclaimed ‘gadget, gizmo and toy collector extraordinaire’ spent almost three hours whittling through a bunch of toys adored by the nation – including the time that ‘people camped out in doorways for the latest teletubbie toy’ – all the way up to a load of toys that you’ll probably never heard of unless you were born before 1975 or after 1999. Anyway, I like his beard in this because it reminds me of David Brent if he had been successful.
[vsw id="a_sggSeFnBM" source="youtube" width="600" height="400" autoplay="no"]
The passion that people can convey while talking about something absolutely inane
It’s these shows that remind us as a nation that we are a world of people who dig pointless junk – so stop worrying that the barcode collection you’ve had going for the past eleven years is nerdy, or that the utter devotion you hold towards your collection of erotic literature is a bit cringy, because who knows? You might one day make it on to one of these shows and have like-minded people approach you in the street – maybe you’ll even start a relationship with them and spawn uber obsessive track cycling fans.