Box Clever: Friday

“I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it. I’m about to lose control and I think I like it.”


Not because everyone should sign a Pointer Sisters song every day, or that we’ve got some sort of sponsorship deal with a chocolate roller coaster, but because it’s almost the weekend isn’t it. Yeah. Those two days where you can do pretty much whatever you want without having to worry that the boss is leering over your shoulder; looking down your top or otherwise. 

If you want to go out and drink enough alcohol to make Ann Widdecombe scowl at you and breathlessly mouth “Cleverdick” before disappearing in a cloud of her own self involvement, then go ahead. But if that’s not for you, and you want to do something else with your life, then why not watch what we tell you to watch. 

One To Watch

30 Rock, Comedy Central, 10:00pm

We don’t need to bang on about how fantastic 30 Rock. We all know it. Almost every aspect of the show is honed to perfection and manages to keep a few step ahead of pretenders like Community

Tonight on 30 Rock, Jack forces Liz, via Jenna, to endorse her new romantic comedy Martin Luther King Day, while Kenneth gets serenaded by Steve Earle after he is replaced. 

We don’t have to tell you anything else, because if you’re not watching 30 Rock already then you don’t really have much business reading this blog.

One To Say You’ve Watched

Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Frank Bruno, ITV1, 

If, like us, you think Piers Morgan is one of the most unpleasant men to walk the Planet and could teach a class on Being Odious at Simon Cowell University, then Life Stories probably hasn’t been on the list of things to watch. Tonight is no exception.

After revealing that Bill Roache is a total himbo, and that Peter Andre/Cheryl Cole likes to cry to get attention, he’s set his sights on exploiting the mentally frail. Cue Frank ‘Know What I Mean ‘Arry, Huh huh huh huh huh’ Bruno. A man who’s had a hard time over the past few years, a man who probably feel some help raising awareness for the problems that he’s suffered from, a man who’ll probably feel a relief being able to set his story straight for all of the people who don’t know the full story.

But instead we’ll have Piers Morgan asking stupid questions and forcing the points that will cause the most publicity. What should be a touching account of depression and struggling with life outside of the public eye, we’ll have a heavily edited, heavily teased version that Morgan can twist to his own purpose.

No one benefits from these programs except Piers Morgan, and that should be enough reason not to watch it.  

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