Five TV shows it's okay to have a needlessly harsh opinion of

DO you need to write a scathing piece about popular TV shows in a desperate bid for clicks? Here are five easy targets.

Doctor Who
With a rabid fanbase of questionable patriarchal relationships between centuries-old alien who reincarnate to dump their time-travelling young companions in distant eras, Doctor Who really gets those anger clicks. Also the resolution to the Silence arc has given you sleepless nights for six years.

The Big Bang Theory
Did anyone really like this show to begin with? Why? But with 12 seasons of shameful geekiness to rip into, you cannot go wrong. And given it was no Friends, despite the best efforts of E4, you don’t need to get the names right, either. Lloyd? Sherman? Who cares?

Fawlty Towers
Really go for that sacred cow. And at 12 episodes, you can blast through the lot in a single afternoon. But a risk that the gammons who love the show won’t be able to find the clickbait riddled hellhole you write for without attending a Silver Surfer course at their local library.

The Crown
Want to air your anti-monarchy grievances? Put the boot in to this glamorisation of the deeply flawed lives of our rulers. Is there anything the least interesting about the Queen? Having said that, it’ll pick up when we get to the juicy stuff like Prince William’s little visits to Rose Hanbury’s gaff.

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Woman queuing for Downton Abbey realises she cannot remember a single character

A WOMAN queuing to see the Downton Abbey film has realised that she cannot remember a single thing about any of the characters. 

Eleanor Shaw watched every episode of the ITV show when it was on, long, long ago before Brexit, but is now drawing a blank on every aspect of its setting, plot and relationships.

She said: “S**t. This might be a long evening.

“There was an older woman who’s meant to be funny, and there’s a kind of lord of the manor type, and a pretty girl. Though I might just be guessing.

“I can’t even remember what year we’re up to. Are they all traumatised by the Great War and not prepared for the next one, or have I mixed it up with Peaky Blinders? 

“I know there was a servant who was important, it’s just I can’t quite recall who or how or why. Or I could be confusing it with literally any other posh period drama. Oh well.”

After the film, Eleanor Shaw said: “It was fine, it all came back to me as I watched. What happened? Ah. Give me a second. It’s not really stayed with me.”