Monday, February 12, 2007

The Verdict - Poor

The Verdict – why on earth did we waste 90 minutes watching this last night?

The premise of the programme is a fictitious rape trail with a jury made up of celebrities (or what passes for a celebrity these days which covers anyone who has ever had their name in a newspaper).

The victim, defendants and witnesses were played by actors who had apparently improvised something off camera previously, but judge and the lawyers were real. I couldn’t work out whether the acting was really bad or if it was that the people were supposed to be lying unconvincingly. It also differed from a real trial in that there were lots of breaks, giving the jurors chance to discuss what they thought so far i.e. argue with each other.

We only watched it because the Sunday Times talked it up but then they also claimed Patsy Palmer was ‘one to watch’ but all I saw her do was stuff her face with the fruit platter. It might improve over the course of the week but do I really want to devote that much time to it? And the conclusion (or the verdict I suppose) is on Friday which is my birthday and I really don’t intend to celebrate turning 32 watching poor reality television.

(But I do kind of want to know what happens)

8 comments:

M said...

If it's not a live show, you can probably find out what happens by digging around on the internet beforehand. The web tends to spill the beans on anything that's already hit print or film and is just being "aired".

Go enjoy #32! It won't come around again. :) (well, it might....I've done 39 a couple of times now. tee hee)

SandDancer said...

I should be able to find out what happens afterwards anyway I suppose - although it isn't that high-profile a programme. I'm annoyed at allowing myself to be sucked into it as I'm sure I could be doing more worthwhile things with my time.

With regards to the birthday thing, I just have to stop myself from getting too introspective and worrying that I haven't achieved enough/anything.

M said...

Sounds like you've achieved self-awareness...an excellent trait...not enough people have it.

northern monkey said...

oh I saw this advertised and meant to watch it - quite glad I didn't now! Strangely enough the observer mentioned watching it for Patsy Palmer too! how strange...

Sam said...

Its a weird show and Stan Collymore needs a punch in the mouth! My other half keeps watching it but I left him to it last night and went to bed to read Marie Claire!

SandDancer said...

Sam - I agree about Stan Collymore - he had made up his mind before it even started and is so rude, shouting over everyone else.

Stangely, I do quite like Michael Portillo.

northern monkey said...

so did you manage to resist carrying on watching it?

SandDancer said...

No, I'm still watching it. Having found out it finishes on Thursdsay rather than Friday, I thought we may as well stick with it.