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any one not watching strictly OR the x factor?

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NotanOtter Sat 19-Sep-09 21:22:23

or are we alone????? sad

NHSworkerbee Sat 19-Sep-09 21:24:24

No,I am a closet Strictly fan but dp is watching LOTR which I think is dire (Frodo is far to fey,he should just be more Hobbit-like!) So I am on trusty old mn

StewieGriffinsMom Sat 19-Sep-09 21:25:31

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preciouslillywhite Sat 19-Sep-09 21:27:09


...tried to watch both last year, once, cos we thought we must be missing something/being up our own arses/wanted to be able to converse with our friends about it, as everyone else seemed to be watching but...

oh dear. What a crock o' shite. Just couldn't do it

<folds arms>


TsarChasm Sat 19-Sep-09 21:31:15

I'm not. I can't stand phone-in hysteria and sealion audiences.

We are a minority though.

I sometimes think the only things I like on tv are BBCC4.

Oh and radio - love my radio! smile <ovaltiney emoticon>

UniS Sat 19-Sep-09 21:32:44

me. I'm on the PC, Dh on the laptop. neither of us is on I-player currently. We have no TV. Nice quiet evening in chez uni .

NotanOtter Sat 19-Sep-09 21:33:50

now enforced watching of a bond film .....

it's an isolated existence

MsHighwater Sat 19-Sep-09 21:37:28

We are watching repeats of HIGNFY. Anything but Strictly or X-Factor in this house!

badgermonkey Sat 19-Sep-09 21:41:01

Me - I'm watching DH play golf on the Xbox instead. I would probably enjoy SCD and X-Factor but have never watched a full episode of either due to my deep suspicion of anything 'communal' - I loathe the whole "Britain gripped by Strictly fever!" nonsense in the papers.

NotanOtter Sat 19-Sep-09 21:45:47

didn't watch the britains got talent either

CMOTdibbler Sat 19-Sep-09 21:45:59

Me - have read paper, now MNetting a bit, will go back to my book in a bit.

I can't stand the x factor and associated type programs, and lost interest in Strictly after the first series

PacificDogwood Sat 19-Sep-09 21:49:29

'Tis Bond here too. Daniel Craig over X-Factor judges everytime grin!

I never really got BB, Strictly, X-factor, Britain's got talent, etc etc ad nauseam.

<<middleaged emoticon>>

Lilyloo Sat 19-Sep-09 21:52:19

Me dp is watching some weirdy alien dvd he borrowed off someone [hm]

EyeballsWearingAPatch Sat 19-Sep-09 21:56:12

Me, can't bear either of them. Many moons ago I used to watch the first couple of weeks of X Factor, or Pop Idol as it probably was, now I can't even be arsed to do that. It's wall to wall shite.

The only one of these shows I watch at all is Dancing on Ice and that is purely because I've always been a massive Torvill and Dean fan and I'll watch anything to see them, but that is the only reason I give it house room. I'd rather boil my head than watch the others.

NotanOtter Sat 19-Sep-09 22:15:34

i just dont get the mass appeal

or if i did how can folk bear to watch it again and again

BumperliciousVsTheDailyHate Sat 19-Sep-09 22:20:45

Nope, never watched either. The only reality shows I watch are The Apprentice and Masterchef.

NotanOtter Sat 19-Sep-09 22:23:28

even the apprentice is a bit <yawn> now

BumperliciousVsTheDailyHate Sat 19-Sep-09 22:26:00

True NAO.

Highlander Sun 20-Sep-09 09:24:01

I just don't 'get' it. Intelligent people hysterical over dancing and Cheryl Cole's clothes.

NotanOtter Sun 20-Sep-09 21:44:46

cheryl cole does not do it for me either

gallusbesom Sun 20-Sep-09 22:30:59

Nope, never watched Strictly and X factor (and britain's got talent) bore the pants off me.

cat64 Sun 20-Sep-09 23:06:37

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AnyFucker Sun 20-Sep-09 23:11:12


I absolutely fucking hate both of them

I banish other members of the family to a different room if they wish to view

I believe these programmes are an insult to my intelligence and I am totally serious about this

NotanOtter Sun 20-Sep-09 23:20:52

woohoo AF

in summer when dp and I were asked what we thought of britains got talent and we said we had not watched it - someone ( a friend) called us snobs

this was a joke of course

I would h ave loved to turn round and say it's an inane waste of life but i thought the better of it

AnyFucker Sun 20-Sep-09 23:24:20

NAO, I also rubbish reality "talent" programmes at any opportunity and get the hmm looks too

not many people I have met also equate them to the old-tyme pastimes of mocking the fucking afflicted smile

some of those poor people have learning difficulties and it is cruel to encourage them in their delusions, IMO

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