Gogglebox

This is a new group beginning January 2022.   We meet on the 3rd Tuesday 11.00 am – 12.00 noon at The Sun Inn, Eastwood.  Contact Janet for more information or to join the group.

Group Contact is Janet Lander tel 07889 976 342

Each month we discuss two different television programmes, that have been chosen at the previous meeting.  In addition, we aim to give recommendations to each other.

Our next meeting is on 19th July -we shall discuss ‘The Outlaws’ (both series available on catch-up) and the drama ‘Sherwood’

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In June we watched ‘Here We Go’ and ‘Conversations with Friends’.  Here We Go, is a new comedy written by Tom Basden with Katherine Parkinson, Jim Howick, Freya Parks and Alison Steadman.  It takes a light-hearted look at the Jessop family as they navigate life’s everyday challenges observed through the lens of their son’s camera.  Most of the group enjoyed it although the shaky camera work was a deterrent for others.  Conversations with Friends divided opinion with some members struggling to engage with the programme beyond the first episode (of which there are twelve!) Those who stuck with it found some noteworthy moments although they were generally surprised by the ending.

When we met in May we had an interesting discussion about ‘Life after Life’ and ‘Inside Number 9’. Most people enjoyed Life after Life, although they found parts of it confusing, particularly when Ursula kept experiencing her life again.  Opinions were divided about Inside Number 9. Some of the group were real fans of the three main writers and their comic/horror style, whilst those new to the series found them more difficult to understand and appreciate.  The episode entitled Mr King, was thought by most to include some unnecessary elements.