STRUGGLING to enjoy a TV show? Wish you were looking at the blank wall behind your telly instead? You’re probably watching one of these programmes.
It’s been a couple of years since you actually enjoyed the hit sci-fi show for children. Nowadays you only tune in out of a misguided sense of duty because you stupidly built your whole identity around it. Your cynicism has got nothing to do with Jodie Whittaker though, who you progressively think is totally average in the lead role.
Some Marvel series bollocks
You never read their comics, you don’t enjoy their films, and yet here you are subscribing to Disney+ so you can watch a Marvel series you have no real interest in. Even if it’s well written and superbly produced, there’s still a nagging voice in your head telling you to grow up. And it’s right, you should.
The latest Netflix hit
You only felt compelled to watch the latest flavour of the month Netflix show because everyone you know is banging on about it. You’ll sit through every last tedious minute just so you can briefly join in with their conversations, before they move on to another terrible series and you have to do it all over again.
You’ve either endured the punishing agony of watching the same episode Peppa Pig on a loop for hours with your own kids, or been subjected to this torture in the company of someone else’s. The show’s banned in China though, so maybe think about emigrating to Beijing to escape the animated porcine pricks forever.
You’re glued to your phone 24/7 so watching the news is redundant. This doesn’t stop you from sticking it on though in case there’s an exciting update or you get to see Naga Munchetty wearing a nice dress. The weather is pretty entertaining too, as far as speculative fiction with no connection to real life goes.