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Rich House, Poor House - Channel 5

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MyBrilliantDisguise Thu 19-Oct-17 21:14:21

Anyone watching this? I'm always really uncomfortable with this programme, though I think the families do learn a lot.

Bluntness100 Thu 19-Oct-17 21:16:15

Yes I’m watching it. It’s a bit poverty/wealth porn really.

Mummy2one2016 Thu 19-Oct-17 21:19:55

You just reminded me it was on thank you. I watched it last time around, it's lovely to see what the families take from the experience

pinkhorse Thu 19-Oct-17 21:22:27

It makes me cringe

Mrskeats Thu 19-Oct-17 21:26:30

Why is it cringey?

MyBrilliantDisguise Thu 19-Oct-17 21:27:46

I wonder what background the rich guy comes from. I've seen some of these where the guy has come from quite a poor background and he learns a lot from going back.

Bluntness100 Thu 19-Oct-17 21:34:44

I’ve never seen it before, it’s interesting.

MyBrilliantDisguise Thu 19-Oct-17 21:36:10

It doesn't make sense though - the rich family eat lots of fruit etc at home, but when they went shopping at the poor house they came back with several litres of coke and a bunch of ready meals.

MyBrilliantDisguise Thu 19-Oct-17 21:45:11

That was really disgusting, what the rich guy said about opening his car door and £20 notes fly out because he keeps them in the space in the door - and he doesn't bother running after them.

Bluntness100 Thu 19-Oct-17 21:49:35

I think he was kidding....

Mummy2one2016 Thu 19-Oct-17 21:50:14

I was really shocked to hear him say that about the £20 notes. That sort of money could really help a family in need

Mummy2one2016 Thu 19-Oct-17 21:50:14

I was really shocked to hear him say that about the £20 notes. That sort of money could really help a family in need

Mummy2one2016 Thu 19-Oct-17 21:51:20

Not sure why that posted twice appoligies

AdoraBell Thu 19-Oct-17 21:51:53

Didn’t see it, which Chanel was it on?

MyBrilliantDisguise Thu 19-Oct-17 21:53:47

It's on channel 5, AdoraBell.

I don't think he was joking, Bluntness. He said he kept them in the side pocket.

MyBrilliantDisguise Thu 19-Oct-17 21:55:21

When you think about it, though, the rich guy's employees probably live like the poor family - he doesn't seem to have considered that. And the children going to his classes might, too.

Supermagicsmile Thu 19-Oct-17 22:01:43

Loved the ending. Brought tears to my eyes!

MurielsBottom Thu 19-Oct-17 22:03:34

That is a great point actually MyBrilliantDisguise

I wonder if he did consider how his employees live.

purpleme12 Thu 19-Oct-17 23:01:05

I'm watching it. When he's buying the fish and chips and he's saying he feels bad for making his kids share a drink um don't you just bring water in a bottle out with you??

purpleme12 Thu 19-Oct-17 23:18:22

Very confused by that whole £20 note business.

They were saying that Andy just existed rather than lived. I don't get that impression from watching Andy? That he's just existing and not living.

It really annoys me when people are shocked when you say you don't go on holiday. Loads of people haven't been on holiday for years it's not essential.

purpleme12 Thu 19-Oct-17 23:40:16

The ending made me cry though! The endings aren't normally like that on this programme!

AdoraBell Fri 20-Oct-17 16:06:35

Thanks MyBrilliantDisgues

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 20-Oct-17 17:55:00

On planner. Enjoyed s1

But yes sometimes the rich spend their 'budget' On silly stuff / prob as they know it's only a week and then back to their 'nice' life

witchofzog Tue 24-Oct-17 15:00:16

I don't understand how the other family are in poverty. They are not rolling in it fair enough but they own their own home and have £170 per week after their bills and mortgage. I know people who live on far less. Some weeks we do and I have never considered myself to be in poverty

zukiecat Tue 24-Oct-17 15:10:18

I wondered that too witchofzog

I rent my home from the council, work part time because of health reasons, and I don’t even have £170 per month left over after rent, bills and food.

Their £170 left over is more than I earn in a week

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