- Thursday 31st January 2019, 4:49am [Edited]
- Aldershot, England
- 6,142 posts
All light entertainment shows search desperately for a hook to define themselves with and this is theirs, depressingly. They've got a few, odd bios of the nerds playing, getting them to sing. Like in Pointless these hooks have got much longer as it's gone on, the presenters usually want to show off more or just take over. But yes this editors thing they've settled on is embarrassingly bad, it doesn't help that Victoria, as good as she is, doesn't quite have the charisma she seems to think she has. Paxo wouldn't let it happen on UC a proper quiz show.
Quote: Kenneth @ 30th January 2019, 12:00 PM
Memo to the producers of Only Connect: Stop the two question editors from shoehorning their names into Victoria's opening and closing banter. It's cringe-worthy and lame. No one gives a f**k who they are. The jokey references to them are neither clever nor amusing. Every time their names are mentioned it's like the show is being shat on. If they are so desperate for glory, put them in a little sound-proof, and preferably air-proof, adjudication box.
I'm guessing it's not them writing them but her, it sounds like her platitudinous style, but of course they could edit them out if they wanted.