With Gogglebox back on our screens, we’ve made a list of reasons why we absolutely can’t wait to watch other people watch TV. Some people say it’s reality TV gone mad, some say it’s boring, we say it’s amazing!Source: Channel 4
1. It’s hilarious
It manages to get us chuckling in some way or another every week, they come out with the most hilarious things! X-Factor reactions are always a favourite, with sing-alongs, dancing and plenty of witty comments from the sofa critics. And anything to do with politics always creates a few cutting comments that we cant help but laugh at. Viewer favourite Dom and Steph also have a tendency to get rather drunk during episodes, so there’s always a few intoxicated antics to look forward to!
2. We love the people
All the people featured on the show are brilliant in their own ways. Some are more opinionated, some just make jokes, others (ahem, Jay) don’t do anything at all. We get involved with their weekly lives, hear their thoughts and actually end up getting to know quite a lot about them. Will Sandra hit her weight loss target? Will Leon make it to his doctors appointment?[divider] Source: Gogglebox
3. A look into all walks of life
Whether it be Dom and Steph’s lavish lifestyle, or the family who seem to have more dogs than people, there’s certainly a range of stars. We have Leon and June representing the older generation, Sandy and Sandra representing the downright crazy! We have different sexualities, ethnicities and locations, to give us a completely varied view on the week’s TV.
4. Hear about a variety of new shows
There have been times when a show has been featured, like The Missing, that I hadn’t thought of watching before. But, after seeing the Gogglebox stars get so engaged in it, I wanted to watch it myself. It introduces you to shows you may not have bothered watching otherwise. On top of that, there’s a great range of shows to suit viewers of all ages and interest. It also occasionally features news pieces, so those of us who are too lazy to watch the news can at least get some idea of what’s going on.
5. They say what we’re all thinking
Be honest, sometimes they just come out with the things we all think, but we might not want to say – especially in front of thousands of viewers! Whether it be telling David Cameron he’s talking bollocks or one of Dom’s dirty-minded comments, at one point when watching Gogglebox we’ve all thought “Yes, that’s exactly what I was thinking!”
6. Jay’s never-ending silence
Will Jay ever speak? It’s the fifth season now, and we are yet to hear a peep from Eve‘s boyfriend, who features as part of the Woerdenweber family. Maybe this will be the season when his silence is finally broken! I mean, come on, it can’t last forever, can it?
7. Will there be anyone new?
Gogglebox have been known to add one or two new sets of people each season, and sometimes we lose some too. Families get swapped in and out all the time. Last season we had new faces of The Malones, Jenny and Lee (the caravan ones- love them) and those three lads in the flat (David, Kye and James). So, will we notice any additions or absences tonight? Fingers crossed we don’t lose anyone!
8. We’ve missed you Gogglebox!
Yes, we know it’s only been a couple of months since the last season. And, yes, we know there’s been plenty of re-runs to keep us entertained in the meantime. But we all miss seeing what’s going on in everyone’s lives on the show, sharing our thoughts on recent episodes with them. I sometimes find myself watching something and thinking “I wonder what Sandra would say about this?” It’s addictive watching, and we just can’t wait for more!