On BBC2, 9pm Mondays, repeated on Saturdays. Presented by Mark Lamarr. After watching Never Mind The Buzzcocks yesterday, I thought I’d write and say what I think about it!
Why the hell is this program still on? Surely it doesn’t even attract a loyal fanbase from its series from years ago? Each time I watch Never Mind The Buzzcocks, it’s purely because there’s nothing else on, and surely a tv program can’t survive on that basis alone?
If I were famous, no matter how much I was trying to promote myself, there’s no way I’d go on this show. Despite Bill Bailey’s and Phill Jupitut’s efforts for entertaining light comedy, Mark Lamarr always opens his mouth and spoils it. The way he treats his guests is shocking too. He usually decides he doesn’t like someone and then picks on them making snide comments throughout the whole show waiting for them to lose their cool and say something back. This would be fine if the guest deserved it, but usually his remarks are totally uncalled for.
The only entertaining thing about this week’s show was when Mark remarked that he’s noticed that black people really don’t like it when people imply they’re gay. This is with a line up of black guys (which was the DJ in Norman Cook’s Dub be good to me) and hip hop artist Blak Twang as a guest. Blak seriously got pissed off about that comment, which was actually quite funny, especially when he tried throwing the jokes back at Mark, who was quite happy to say he was gay!
The music quiz itself is still a good idea; it just needs someone else to write Mark’s script.