People think Gogglebox is funny, something original, silly and ultimately entertaining - they are gravely mistaken. Created by Stephen Lambert, the mind behind Faking It, Wife Swap and The Secret Millionaire, Gogglebox follows a - to its credit - semi-unique formula, with the premise being viewers at home, watching viewers at home watching the week's television highlights.
Yeah, it sounds promising, but instead of say, having someone scholarly giving a decent view on what Phil Mitchell was doing on Eastenders, or a perky bakery worker waxing lyrical on the latest piece of David Attenborough TV loveliness, we've got the odious Steph and Dom bubbly-slurring their way through an observation or, worse still, Leon (of June and Leon) making !*$% jokes.
Lambert is the first to admit that his intention was to put a wacky reality show out there, created with the heart of The Royle Family in mind, but instead he's created a program that has us wishing we were watching that seminal sitcom, as opposed to this slice of reality dross.
Shaun is a former contributor for a number of Future Publishing titles and more recently worked as a staffer at Imagine Publishing.
He can now be found banking in the daytime and writing a variety of articles for What Culture, namely around his favourite topics of film, retro gaming, music, TV and, when he's feeling clever, literature.