Monday, 19th April 2021

Five TV shows that will be problematic in 10 years' time

IT’S only a matter of time until your viewing habits are cancelled by your kids and you’re declared a wrong ’un. Here are five shows that will age badly over the next decade.

Peep Show

A programme told literally from the male gaze won’t stand a chance, no matter how ironic. First they’ll ban the episodes where Mark and Jez burn a dog and stalk a woman, and before you know it the whole series will be taken off All 4. 

Life on Mars

Surprisingly not because of Gene Hunt’s backward attitudes, which will be considered a totally realistic documentary-like portrayal of the police in the 70s and 80s . Instead, the show will be binned because it glamourises being in a coma, which is kind of a big twist so maybe don’t read this if you haven’t seen it yet.

The Great British Bake Off

From our point of view it’s twee and harmless, but future generations will write it off because the judges are always really wasteful when it comes to tasting food. Anyone who ever watched and enjoyed the show will be forced to undergo corrective aversion therapy like at the end of A Clockwork Orange.

Mastermind

This nerve-racking quiz show is the opposite of a safe space. First the music puts the willies up the contestants – it’s even called ‘Approaching Menace’ – then they’re put under extreme pressure by scary John Humphrys. It’s basically an anxiety attack disguised as entertainment. 

Countryfile

Easily the most problematic show ever made, sugar coating the systematic oppression of livestock in our nation’s farms. Plus it’s boring as f**k and you and your girlfriend only watched it to objectify Matt Baker or Kate Humble.